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Shredding Through The Snow: Mercredi Bikes Aurora CX

Shredding Through The Snow: Merced Bikes Aurora CX

Professional frame builders work in a busy, competitive industry, one in which Adeline Mercredi relishes with her contagious #goodvibesonly attitude. Her frames are imbued with the same, which will warm Petra as she rides her Mercredi CX around Sweden.

Shredding Through The Snow: Merced Bikes Aurora CX

Adeline’s customer, Petra, recently moved from London to Sweden, so she needed a bike that would endure the harsh wintry conditions, which include riding in sub-zero temperatures. Not only that, she’d be participating in #basemilesnowdown.

Shredding Through The Snow: Merced Bikes Aurora CX

That multi-day snow ride required the fresh Mercredi to don studded tyres and be of a stable geometry, so Adeline designed a Columbus steel frame with safely wide wheel clearances at the rear and a Whisky Parts N9 carbon fork in the front.

Shredding Through The Snow: Merced Bikes Aurora CX

To seal the frame off completely from the elements, especially with the necessary shouldering and ease-of-care needed after every ride in the snow, the cable housing is clipped to the top of the tubes with cable clip-on bosses.

Shredding Through The Snow: Merced Bikes Aurora CX

SRAM’s hydraulic Rival group was used, along with Hope bearings and a Zipp finishing kit. Rob at Colourburn Studio conjured up a paint scheme inspired by the northern lights — Aurora Borealis — which reminded Adeline of paint daubs against the sky.

Shredding Through The Snow: Merced Bikes Aurora CX

If you look closely at the apertures in the dark blue paint, you can almost imagine the green highlights swirling with the atmospheric pressures that cause the aurora. Look closely at Petra’s smile and you’ll notice she’s got a case of Mercredi’s Good Vibes Only.

Big thanks to Hagen Bender and Adeline for the photos — head to her site for more.

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Shredding Through The Snow: Merced Bikes Aurora CX