Until the 1967 Giro, Eddy Merckx was known mainly as a sprinter. By winning the very tough 12th mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia at the Block Haus, he established himself as an outstanding climber and emerged as the preeminent grand tour rider of his generation. The Blockhaus 67 105 is a light, stiff, aluminum racing bike that punches well above its weight. Shimano outfitted this sweet chariot with fast-rolling wheels and an 11-speed 105 drivetrain that provides smooth shifting and reliability along with a wide range of gears to get you up steep climbs. Shimano 105 brakes keep you secure when you fly back down. An aluminum Deda cockpit keeps the weight low, the aesthetics tight, and ensures the Blockhaus combines outstanding stiffness with great compliance.