The perfect choice for cross-thinkers.
“Cross is boss!” The fans of this unique, muddy sport have been following this motto for a long time now. With several new CYCLO CROSS models for 2016, MERIDA is very happy to associate itself with this motto, which fits with our slogan “MORE BIKE”. This includes a completely new carbon version that gives not only recreational bikers maximum speed, but also serves even ambitious athletes perfectly.
While the focus of our CYCLO CROSS model family was on very sporty, yet robust and highly practical 700c aluminum bicycles for the 2014 and 2015 models, these highly sporty training and commuter versions are now being supplemented by carbon fiber “rockets”. A completely new development that is optimally coordinated to the challenges of the sport, the new carbon version – naturally with state-of-the-art disc brake technology (cantilever version available) – is rolling into the shops. To integrate the braking forces (which, compared to cantilever brakes, occur on only one side) perfectly into the system, the frame and the fork have been designed from scratch. This resulted in superior stiffness for hard-hitting power transfer, great saddle comfort thanks to thin seat stays and a 27.2 mm post, as well as braking and steering precision that fully satisfies the superior maneuverability and speed of this racer. Thanks to internal cables, a 15 or 12 mm through axle in the front and back, respectively, as well as the option of permanently attaching fenders, the carbon-fiber “new kid on the block” retains the mixture of superb sportiness and practicality that is typical for MERIDA. Perfect for racers: the Sram 1x11 drivetrain on the top 9000 model.