Eddy Merckx Cycles

Bicycle frame design


Offering riders the opportunity to ride like Eddy.
Every sport has its legends, but cycling has a living God. Eddy Merckx, the most successful cyclist of all time, is the top authority on human powered
speed. Our great partnership with Eddy Merckx Cycles continues every year to add to the legends story. By integrating solid industrial design and sleek
styling Achilles Design guarantees a unique design language throughout their entire bicycle range.

Rethinking race bikes



New models all have to fit a distinctive design identity, defined by
technical drivers like stiffness, compliance, geometries and UCI
regulations. Through detailed sketching and 3D modelling we explore
conceptual solutions for features like cable integration, seatpost clamps,
and hardware mounts.

Power under control



Eddy Merckx Cycles wants to offer high quality bicycles for demanding racing cyclists. To
achieve this stiffness, stability and safety are key. Complex surface modelling allows us to
achieve a good tension between this high technicality and an attractive design.

Prototyping and testing



Rapid prototyping of detailed CAD models is the perfect preparation for
mold drawing and advanced composite lay-up technique. By experience,
rules of thumb and testing we translate functional and behavioral
specifications into a manufacturable look and feel for the carbon,
aluminum and steel frames of Eddy Merckx Cycles.

“With our team of passionate and dedicated
people, we are building the highest quality
bicycles for demanding racing cyclists.”

“The real challenge is always keeping a good
balance between technicality and attractive
design.”