|Colors||matt black (red/white)|
|Fork||Full carbon fork with tapered steerer - Superlite with f-flex technology|
|Brake Lever||Shimano Ultegra|
|Chainwheel||Rotor 3D30 noQ 52-36|
|Hubs||Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset|
|Rim||Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset|
|Freewheel||Shimano 6800 11-32|
|Tires||Continental Grand Sport Race 25c Kevlar bead|
|Spokes||Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset|
|Handlebar Stem||FSA Energy - Oversize clamp - 6 degree|
|Handlebar||FSA Energy - oversize clamp - compact drop|
|Headset||Big Conoid A-bearing neck pro|
|Seat Post||Merida Carbon light - 15mm lay back|
|Saddle||Prologo Scratch 2 T2.0|
|Head Tube Angle||72||72.5||73||73|
|Seat Tube Angle||74||73.5||73.5||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||68||68||68||68|
|Head Tube Length||135||155||172||195|
|Stand Over Height||814||833||833||872|
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 “F” for “fork” indicates that the fork of our comfort racer RIDE shares a technological principle with the aero racer REACTO: best possible flexibility paired with maximum performance. “S-Flex” protects the REACTO’s rear end against hard impacts. In a similar way, the “F-Flex” fork of the RIDE ensures effective absorption of surface bumps. Besides comfort, this provides the pilot with extra handling safety.
Like WorldTour pro riders, more and more technology-loving road riders trust in Shimano’s electronic Di2 shifting system, which is characterized by high reliability and efficient, effortless operability. Bikes/frames with the symbol “Di2 Ready” are optimally prepared for the installation of this technology – especially with a battery mounting possibility below the chain stay or in the seat post.
Rigid carbon front fork, in case of some models realized as full-carbon version. MERIDA carbon forks delight with outstanding vibration damping as well as with superb braking and lateral stiffness. Reliable steering and braking performance in every situation.
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.
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.