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Mohoric drops dropper post and reverts to aero bike for cobbled Classics

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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

Mohoric has dropped the dropper post, switching back to the Merida Reacto aero bike for E3 Saxo Bank Classic (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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He’s also reverted back to the more common 160mm rotor up front… (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

…and 140mm rotor at the back (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

Despite using 12-speed Dura-Ace shifters and mechs, he’s using the old Dura-Ace cranks (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

The only tech hack on show is grip tape on his bottle cages (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

The Vision Metron cockpit hides brake hoses within… (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

…and is integrated into the Slovenian flag design of the bike (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

As part of that design, Mohoric’s name adorns the top tube… (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

And a small homage to the race that earned him the Slovenian national title lives on the chainstay (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

60mm Vision Metron tubeless tyres are the rolling stock of preference… (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

…which are shod with Continental’s latest tubeless road tyres, the GP5000S TR (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Matej Mohoric Merida Reacto

Rounding off the build is the Prologo Scratch M5 PAS saddle (Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)

Matej Mohorič has ditched the dropper post that helped him win Milan-San Remo – and break the internet – switching back to a more familiar set-up for the Flemish cobbled Classics.

The Slovenian champion arrived at the start of E3 Saxo Bank Classic on Friday morning equipped with a Merida Reacto aero bike painted in the colours of the Slovenian flag.