|Fork||Rock Shox Sektor Gold, 130mm travel, Remote lockout, 15mm bolt through, tapered steerer|
|Shock||Fox Float DPS Performance|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT / XT Shadow+|
|Brake Lever||Shimano M615|
|Brakes||Shimano M615 hydraulic disc brakes - 180mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XT 36-26|
|Hubs||Formula Centerlock-15mm front and 12mm rear|
|Rim||SunRingle Helix TR|
|Freewheel||Shimano XT 11-40|
|Tires||Schwalbe Nobi Nic 2.25" PSC|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Pro - oversize clamp - 5 degree|
|Handlebar||Merida Pro oversize clamp - 740mm wide - 12mm rise|
|Headset||Big Conoid semi neck|
|Seat Post||Merida Pro - in line|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa 3|
|Pedal||XC pro alloy|
|Head Tube Angle||68||68||68|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||25||25||25|
|Head Tube Length||105||110||120|
|Stand Over Height||707||732||756|
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.
The friction-free alignment of the brake calliper is considerably eased by direct mounting of the post-mount calliper at the rear dropout. Adaptable to different brake disc sizes thanks to the utilization of differently dimensioned adapters.
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.
The suspension fork and/or the shock unit of your MERIDA bike can be locked directly by moving a lever. This provides an optimum setup e. g. for rides on bumpy surfaces or for powerful sprints – not only during steeper uphill passages!
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.
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.
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.
This rear end construction features a “floating” shock: The lower mount moves together with the system and offers very sensitive response characteristics. In addition, engineers are able to influence transmission ratio and progression in an optimal way. In practice, a “Float Link” rear end feels like having more travel than it actually does. Finally, the omission of the shock mount in the main frame provides a clean look.
Rear suspension often causes problems with the rear shifting cable (e.g. formation of loops, abrasion/friction, undesired shifting) which are caused by movement during compression. Thanks to a double break via special sleeves (“Double Stop”), MERIDA keeps the defined cable length constant.
Due to a large cable exit in the down tube, “Down Tube Exit” additionally puts an end to awkward handling of internally routed cables.