|Fork||Speeder BC straight disc|
|Derailleur Front||Shimano M191 48|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Claris GS|
|Shifters||Shimano EF51 repidfire|
|Brakes||Tektro Aries disc 160|
|Chainwheel||Shimano M131 48-38-28 CG|
|Hubs||Alloy Disc / Alloy Disc cassette|
|Rim||Merida comp 22 disc pair|
|Freewheel||Sunrace CS-8S 11-28|
|Tires||Kenda K193 700 32|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Comp OS 6|
|Handlebar||MERIDA comp OS 600 Flat|
|Headset||Big Conoid Semi|
|Seat Post||MERIDA road comp SB12 31.6|
|Saddle||Merida Sport 5|
|Pedal||XC pro alloy|
|Head Tube Angle||71||72||73|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||150||170||215|
|Stand Over Height||735||777||816|
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.
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.
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.