|Colors||matt black (blue)|
|Brake Lever||Tektro Vela|
|Brakes||Tektro Vela hydraulic disc brakes -160mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||FSA Omega 50-34|
|Bbset||FSA Omega Mega Exo|
|Hubs||Alloy quick release|
|Rim||Merida Comp disc rims - 22mm deep|
|Freewheel||Shimano HG500 12-28|
|Tires||Maxxis Detonator 32c|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Pro - oversize clamp - 5 degree|
|Handlebar||Merida Pro oversize clamp - 600mm wide - flat|
|Headset||Big Conoid Semi|
|Seat Post||Merida Pro - 15mm lay back|
|Saddle||Merida Sport 5|
|Pedal||XC pro alloy|
|Head Tube Angle||71||72||72||73|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||150||160||170||215|
|Stand Over Height||745||770||787||826|
Aluminium is, based on its characteristics, like for example low weight, still a highly popular frame material. Through the mechanical shaping process TFS, modern, three dimensional shapes can be realised. The material used: Racelite 6061. Contrary to HFS (’Hydro Forming System’) we use TFS already on entry level frames to improve appearance and functionality.
The best of two worlds: externally shaped head tube with bigger diameter at the bottom and weight saving smaller diameter at the top. ‘X-Taper Headtubes’ always come with tapered forks or correct adapters fitted. Result: superb stiffness and precise steering even in the toughest conditions without increasing the weight of the frame unnecessarily.
“Chain Stay Post Mount Disc” – this technology is the result of three findings. First, a brake mount positioned within the frame triangle optimally protects the brake from external influences. Second, the caliper is supported by the chain stay and is therefore able to distribute the occurring physical forces in an ideal way. Third, internally routed cables can reach the brake neatly from the chain stay.
Elaborately shaped frame designs with special inlets and outlets for internally routed brake and/or shifter cables. “Clean” in a double sense: The bike looks uncluttered while the cables are protected effectively from moisture and dirt.
Besides top functionality, MERIDA frames also have to offer a convincing visual appearance. The second welding process during Smooth Welding evens the connecting welding seam – an elaborate concept for a brilliant look without compromises to stability.
MERIDA’s premium alloy represents extremely durable and light aluminium of high-end quality. Triple-butted wall thicknesses result not only in exciting frame designs: First of all, they offer an optimum Stiffness-to-Weight (STW) ratio.