From a technical point of view, the Merida Time Warp will only be launched the year after next, but it was introduced in time for the Tour de France and used by the Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team. Merida was also happy about the elimination of the 3:1 rule, but still relies on the rim brake, which was integrated into the frame and should save 2 to 3 watts compared to the upcoming disc competition.
However, the handlebar has now been fully trimmed for Aero, and the developers speak of a total watt saving of 10 watts compared to the predecessor. In addition, the Time Warp [year] should be 400 grams lighter and stiffer. A triathlon version with an intelligent catering solution is already being planned.