eSPRESSO L EP8-EDITION EQ

The perfect partner for around town. Our range-topping city e-bike gets the powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit plus comes fully equipped with accessories from the word go.
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  • Our range-topping city e-bike, the eSPRESSO L EP8-EDITION EQ takes its name from the latest pedal-assist drive unit from Shimano, the EP8. Offering a powerful but smoothly controlled 85 Nm of torque, it's the perfect partner for getting around town, whether you're off to the shops, on your way to work or just out exploring. The lightweight aluminium frame houses a 630 Wh battery, the wide-range Shimano 11-speed drivetrain makes short work of hills, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes offer consistent stopping power. It comes fully equipped with mudguards, lights, lock, kickstand and rack, so it's ready to keep you comfortable, safe and secure from the word go.

    The eSPRESSO L range is the perfect partner for urban riding, offering comfort and practicality. Standard-fit mudguards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand mean you’re ready to go from the moment you leave the shop. Choose between frames with internally mounted batteries of either 750 Wh, 630 Wh or 504 Wh capacity or a more economical, 504 Wh semi-integrated design. All use a range of powerful Shimano STEPS drive units, with the option of the sporty EP8 motor on some models. Low step-through frame options on all models help ease mounting and dismounting. Suspension forks offer improved control, while powerful hydraulic disc brakes give reliable and controllable stopping power in all weather conditions. The 700c wheels have wide 50 mm tyres for extra grip and comfort, plus reflective sidewalls strips improve rider safety in low light. Internally routed cables give a sleek look, while a 150 kg maximum system weight means plenty of carrying capacity.

    • Sporty and powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit
    • Lightweight frame with internally mounted 630 Wh battery
    • Wide-range 11-speed Shimano drivetrain
    • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
    • Fast-rolling 700c wheels and comfortable, grippy 50 mm tyres
    • Low step-through frame option available
    • material: aluminium
    • 700x50C (with fender) max. wheelsize
    • 142x12mm axle standard
    • intube
    • eSPRESSO L XS(43L)-S(47L)-M(51L)-L(55L)
    color MATT DARK SILVER/BLACK
    • Air
    • 63mm suspension travel
    • Tapered
    • 700x50C max. wheelsize
    display Shimano SC-E5003
    battery lock Abus Key
    shifter rear Shimano Deore M5100
    • 38 teeth
    • MERIDA EXPERT TK
    chain KMC e11S EPT
    • 100x15mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 142x12mm width rear hub
    • 36 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 20mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • 11-51 teeth
    • 11 speed
    • 622-50
    • wire
    • reflecting line
    • 622-50
    • wire
    • reflecting line
    spokes Black stainless
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • adjustable
    • 90 mm-XS/S/M, 110 mm-L/XL
    • material: aluminium
    • 660mm width
    • 15mm rise
    • material: aluminium
    • 34.9mm diameter
    • 0mm setback
    fender Sunnywheel SW-FA311-60E1 (MSB)
    carrier MERIDA MIK HD Carrier with Spring clip & Spanninga rear light
    kickstand Massload CL-KA98
    light front LEZYNE E-BIKE MINI STVZO E65
    light rear Spanninga Commuter Glow XE integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
    max. weight 150 kg
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size XS S M L
    Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28"
    ST seat tube [mm] 430 470 510 550
    TT top tube [mm] 580 590 600 620
    CS chain stay length [mm] 478 478 478 478
    HTA head tube angle [°] 69 69.5 69.5 70
    STA seat tube angle [°] 75 74.5 74.5 74
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 75 75 75 75
    HT head tube [mm] 133 140 155 175
    FL fork length [mm] 489 489 489 489
    R reach [mm] 409 410 416 424
    S stack [mm] 640 649 663 684
    WB wheel base [mm] 1145 1144 1155 1164
    SH stand over height [mm] 593 610 631 650
    No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
    1 2300005272 SCREW 1
    2 2311005101 DROPOUT DH - 057 1
    3 2300009458 SCREW 2 4
    4 2258001133 CABLE GUIDE 1
    5 2298010710 SCREW 1 5
    6 2300015751 SCREW 3 12
    7 2300015762 SCREW 3 12
    9 2298012187 SCREW 6 5
    11 2143003600 PLUG 1
    12 2161002229 CABLE GUIDE 1
    13 2143003923 ON / OFF BUTTON 1
    14 2111001046 CABLE HOLDER 2
    15 2161002133 ENERGY GUARD TWIST 1
    17 2143003967 PLUG 1
    18 2258004471 CABLE GUIDE
    19 2258004943 CABLE GUIDE 1
    20 2300011768 SCREW 2 2,5
    21 2258005386 CABLE GUIDE 1
    22 2258005397 CABLE GUIDE 1
    23 2143003213 BLIND PLUG 2
    24 2298011131 SCREW 2 8
    25 2258004910 CABLE GUIDE 1
    26 2300015546 SCREW 2,5
    27 2143003893 CABLE GUIDE 1

    Technologies

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    PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM

    Our proven high-end aluminium (6066) is extremely light and durable. Using triple butted wall thicknesses and hydroforming technology, we can tune the aluminium tubes to give the best possible stiffness to weight ratio.

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    HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

    Tubes are inserted into negative moulds and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure, enabling them to be formed into complex shapes.

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    X-TAPER HEADTUBE

    Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.

    X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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    SMOOTH WELDING

    Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.

    SMOOTH WELDING
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    INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

    Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.

    INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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    DI2 READY

    Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.

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    F-MOUNT

    ‘F-Mount’ equipped bikes have integrated fittings for mud guards (some bikes require model specific mud guards), making fitting fast and simple.

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    K-MOUNT

    Integrated mount on the chainstay to fit a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand).

    K-MOUNT
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    C-MOUNT

    ‘C-Mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated (some bikes require model specific rear rack), making fitting fast, simple and reliable. 

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    CASTING MOTOR BRACKET

    Sophisticated shape only possible due to casting technology, creating an integrated appearance as well as an extremely strong connection between the E-bike motor and frame for improved performance and reliability.

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    ENERGY GUARD TWIST

    Twist lock mechanism that is located at the top end of the 'Energy Guard' battery cover, for easy locking and unlocking of the protective internal battery cover.