The perfect urban assistant, with low maintenance hub gearing and a strong, reliable drive unit paired to our low step-through frame design with internal battery.
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  • Say hello to your urban personal assistant, the eSPRESSO CITY 700 EQ. It's always ready when you need it to be, thanks to a low maintenance hub gear paired with Shimano's trekking dedicated E6100 drive unit. Our ENERGY CRADLE frame design delivers a stiff, strong frame with an extra-low step-through frame design for total convenience, neatly hiding away the 630 Wh battery in the process. With our award-winning rack with built-in rear light plus standard fit mudguards, you can transport what you need to in comfort and safety.

    Life in the city can be hectic, so anything that allows you to make the best use of your time has to be a good thing. The eSPRESSO CITY is all about getting you where you want to without fuss and in comfort, thanks to a range of smooth yet powerful pedal-assist motors, a convenient low-step-through frame and standard fit equipment such as lock, mudguards, lights and rack that make navigating urban life that much easier. All models (except 300 EQ) feature the ENERGY CRADLE frame design that holds the 750 Wh, 630 Wh or 504 Wh internal (model depending) battery with an even lower and wider step-through frame with excellent stiffness, plus derailleur or low-maintenance hub gearing options.

    • Extra low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design
    • Internally mounted 630 Wh battery
    • Trekking dedicated Shimano E6100 drive unit
    • Low maintenance Shimano hub gearing
    • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
    • Fast rolling 700c wheels and comfy 50 mm tyres with reflective strip
    • material: aluminium
    • 700x50C max. wheelsize
    • 135x9mm axle standard
    • internal
    • hub-gear dropout
    frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
    • Coil
    • 63mm suspension travel
    • 700x52C max wheelsize
    display Shimano SC-E6100
    battery lock Abus Key
    shifter rear Shimano SW-E6010-R
    chain KMC Z1eHX EPT
    • 100x9mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 135x9mm width rear hub
    • 36 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 20mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • 622-50
    • wire
    • reflecting line
    • 622-50
    • wire
    • reflecting line
    spokes Black stainless
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • adjustable
    • 65 mm-XS/S/M, 90 mm-L/XL
    • material: aluminium
    • 640mm width
    • 35mm rise
    headset MERIDA 8152
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 15mm setback
    • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
    fender Sunnywheel SW-FA311-60E1 (MSB)
    • Spring clip
    • Spanninga rear light
    kickstand Atranvelo 1219-PC-7
    • STVZO
    • integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
    max. weight 150 kg
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size XS S M L XL
    Tyre Sizes 27.5" 28" 28" 28" 28"
    ST seat tube [mm] 380 430 480 530 580
    TT top tube [mm] 580 595 615 635 655
    CS chain stay length [mm] 470 470 470 470 470
    HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
    STA seat tube angle [°] 73,5 73,5 73,5 73,5 73,5
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 65 65 65 65 65
    HT head tube [mm] 170 175 180 190 200
    FL fork length [mm] 475 475 475 475 475
    R reach [mm] 386 399 418 435 452
    S stack [mm] 656 661 665 675 684
    WB wheel base [mm] 1113 1128 1149 1169 1190
    SH stand over height [mm] 413 413 412 412 411
    No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
    1 A2311000106 MOUNT for hub gear; right side 1
    2 A2311000118 MOUNT for hub gear; left side 1
    3 A2258000079 CABLE PLUG for rear brake 1
    4 A2300000468 SCREW M8x1.25 L18.5mm 3 11~12
    5 A2300000469 SCREW M8x1.25 L23mm 3 11~12
    6.1 A2143000126 BUTTON ON-OFF; for SHIMANO batteries 1
    6.2 A2143000097 BLIND PLUG for SIMPLO batteries 1
    7 A2164000088 MOUNT for lower battery mount 1
    8 A2298000143 SCREW M6x1.0 L10mm 4 6~8
    9 A2030000016 MOUNT upper; for battery cover 1
    10 A2030000017 MOUNT lower; for battery cover 1
    11 A2160000012 O-RING OD6mm ID4mm 2
    12 A2221000048 BUSHING for battery cover 2
    13 A2300000530 BOLT M5x0.8 L39.5mm 1 4~6
    14 A2300000231 SCREW M3x0.5 L8mm 3 2~4
    15 A2143000153 BLIND PLUG for drive unit screw holes 4
    16 A2161000138 COVER for battery; frame size XS 1
    16 A2161000139 COVER for battery; frame size S 1
    16 A2161000140 COVER for battery; frame size M 1
    16 A2161000141 COVER for battery; frame size L 1
    16 A2161000142 COVER for battery; frame size XL 1
    17 A2136000071 MOUNT for battery cover 1
    18 A2029000001 BUMPER for battery cover 2
    19 A2258000127 CABLE GUIDE for right side 1
    20 A2258000128 CABLE GUIDE for left side 1
    21 A2300000228 SCREW M4x0.7 L14mm 2 1.5~2
    22 A2134000061 BUTTON for cover lock 1 3.75~4.25
    23 A2136000017 MOUNT for bottle cage 1
    24 A2292000028 WASHER OD9mm ID5.2mm H3mm 2
    25 A2298000154 SCREW M5x0.8 L12mm 2 3~5
    26 A2298000158 SCREW M5x0.8 L25mm 1 3~5
    27 A2143000122 CABLE PLUG for front light 1
    28 A2136000094 MOUNT for hub gear mount 2
    29 A2300000018 SCREW M6x1.0 L18mm 4 10~12
    30 A2300000498 SCREW for frame connection 1 10~12
    31 A2164000065 MOUNT for SIMPLO ON-OFF 1
    32 A2300000568 SCREW M3x0.5 L6mm 2 2~4
    33 A2300000204 NUT for fender; M6 1
    34 A2300000288 SCREW M6x1.0 L18mm 1 10~12
    35 A2363000255 PROTECTOR for step through area 1
    36 A2191000148 HEAD SET MERIDA/VP-8252 (MH-P16/MH-P16) 1
    37 A2161000145 COVER for drive unit; left side 1
    38 A2161000146 COVER for drive unit; front right side 1
    39 A2161000147 COVER for drive unit; rear right side 1
    40 A2258000053 CABLE PLUG for Di2 wire 1
    41 A2258000098 CABLE GUIDE for M4 fixation 1
    42 A2300000048 SCREW M4x0.7 L8mm 1 1.5~2

    To reduce production and delivery times, we are sometimes forced to make last-minute specification changes. Please be aware that those changes might not be reflected on these product pages and images.




    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    We use a minimum of 6061 aluminium. The pay back is that it’s possible to make lighter and more advanced frames. We use an additional heat treatment and double-butted wall thicknesses to produce light and stiff frames.



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



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



    ‘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. 



    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.



    The slider dropout offers plenty of horizontal adjustment for smooth and easy chain tensioning of hub gear systems, without the need of an added chain tensioner. Its voluminous design offers optimum frame stiffness.   



    Unique cradle like shaping of the downtube to accommodate the battery, without adding any cut-outs and through that losing the all-important frame stiffness of our low step through frames. Paired with an aluminium battery cover, the frames give the impression of an integrated battery, without sacrificing stability and battery accessibility.



    MERIDA designed headsets that allow all control cables to enter the frame through the headset, creating a clean and uncluttered look, without making structural changes to the frame. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including bar and stem) or semi-integrated where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.