|Colors||matt black (blue)|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float Performance, tapered steerer, 15mm both through|
|Shock||Fox Float DPS Performance|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT / XT Shadow+|
|Brake Lever||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes - 180mm rotors with Ice-Tech|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XT 34-24|
|Hubs||Shimano XT 15mm front and 12mm rear|
|Rim||SunRingle Helix TR27|
|Freewheel||Shimano XT 11-40|
|Tires||Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35" / 2.25" TSC|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Pro - oversize clamp - 5 degree|
|Handlebar||Merida Pro oversize clamp - 760mm wide - 12mm rise|
|Headset||Big Conoid S-bearing neck|
|Seat Post||X-Fusion Hilo Strate remote dropper|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa 3|
|Head Tube Angle||67||67||67|
|Seat Tube Angle||74||74||74|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||18||18||18|
|Head Tube Length||100||110||120|
|Stand Over Height||707||748||778|
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.
This torsion-resistant thru axle with a diameter of 12 mm is used for broad 142 mm rear stays. It delights with perceptible increase of stiffness, tool-free wheel mounting and an always ideal brake rotor position.
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.
The mechanical TFS process works from the outside to the inside. In contrast, the complex Hydroforming concept shapes the frame by pushing hot oil under hydraulic high pressure from the inside to the outside. Material: Prolite 66 aluminium.
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.
MERIDA’s in-house “Virtual Pivot Kinematics” rearstay system stands for full-suspension chassis with a virtual pivot point. VPK is utilized for the MTB models ONE-FORTYB, ONE-SIXTY and FREDDY. This concept ensures that all bikes of the 145, 160 or 180 mm category combine outstanding sensitivity with convincing drivetrain and braking neutrality in every imaginable situation.
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.