|Colors||UD Carbon (green/white)|
|Fork||Rock Shox SID XX-29 SA 15mm 100 Xlock taper|
|Derailleur||Sram XX1 11s|
|Shifters||no / Sram XX1 trigger|
|Brakes||Sram XX 180 disc / Sram XX 160 disc|
|Chainwheel||Sram XX1 32 BB30|
|Chain||KMC X11 11s|
|Rim||Fulcrum Red Power HP 29 F15-R12 disc|
|Freewheel||Sram XG-11s 10-42|
|Tires||Maxxis Aspen 29er Exception 2.1|
|Handlebar Stem||PRC Team OS -17|
|Handlebar||PRC Team Flatbar 700|
|Headset||Big Conoid A-bearing|
|Seat Post||PRC Double carbon superlite 27.2|
|Saddle||Prologo Nago Evo X10 TiroX|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70.5|
|Seat Tube Angle||70.5||70.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||110||110|
|Stand Over Height||815||857|
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.
Thru-axles at the front and/or rear wheel offer various advantages: besides their high torsional stiffness, they especially ensure easy wheel installation and also guarantee an always correct position of the brake rotor. Because in contrast to quick-release solutions, the position of the wheel is always 100 percent the same. MERIDA trusts in 12 mm thru-axles in the rear and 15 mm versions in the front.
With the “MERIDA Internal Blocksystem”, our R&D experts have found a smart, light and completely internal solution for protecting carbon frames against damage caused by handlebar impacts (e.g. in case of a fall). The easy to install and adjust system works with a clamping ring around the fork’s steerer tube. Once put into position with a bolt, it works together with blocking inserts to make sure the handlebar only turns up to a certain degree and stops just before it hits the frame.
Anti Wrinkle System – Due to its technological characteristics, carbon provides designers and developers with many excellent possibilities which are not offered by other raw materials used for bike building (e. g. aluminium). The special surface structure is particularly fascinating – but what does happen inside the frame? MERIDA utilizes specific mould inserts which reduce the wrinkling considerably. Result: More stiffness and durability but less weight.
Using nature as a role model, MERIDA refines the construction of different carbon components successfully with special bio flax fibres which impress particularly with one interesting feature: highly effective vibration damping. Like rigid carbon forks, the rearstays of road bikes or MTB hardtails turn into genuine comfort wonders when these natural fibres are woven into the per se torsion-resistant carbon matrix.
Road bikes and MTB hardtails lack a suspension system at the rear. In this way, they do not only reach their low weight but turn each pilot-provided watt into propulsion. Yet a rigid rearstay transmits any shocks directly to the rider as well – this affects the athlete’s performance potential. But not in the case of our “Flex Stay” seat and chain stays: Their special design absorbs surface bumps and reduces occurring vibrations.
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.
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 suspension fork and/or the shock unit of your MERIDA bike can be locked comfortably from the handlebar via remote lockout. An ideal feature especially for (racing) bikers who require super-fast switching between open and locked mode.
Carbon bikes are often subject to considerable strain. To increase the quality of the used material, MERIDA utilizes this premium technology: The carbon mats are enriched with special nanoparticles which strengthen the matrix of the epoxy resin. In this way, the impact resistance of the final component construction can be increased successfully by up to 40 %. “Nano Matrix Carbon” refines all MERIDA high-end bikes of Model Year 2014.
Via a special reinforcement rib (such as in the full-carbon forks of road bikes), MERIDA competently combines two different technological characteristics which seem to be completely contradictory at the first sight: Outstanding torsion-stiffness data for maximum handling quality and safety on the one hand, a certain damping flexibility on the other. In this effective way, MERIDA forks become equally safe and comfortable.