SILEX 6000

SILEX 6000

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SILEX 6000

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frame SILEX CF2
frame size S, M, L, XL
  • 23mm inner width
  • 18mm height
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • 6 bolt
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • 6 bolt
  • 700x35C
  • folding
  • Silkworm
  • 700x35C
  • folding
  • Silkworm
Hubs MERIDA QR48N 12-100 / MERIDA QR48 12-142
bottom bracket FSA 386-BB30 PF6000 [Sram FC]
  • 11-42 teeth
  • 11 speed
chain KMC X11-1
shifters no / Sram Apex 1 HRD
rear derailleur Sram Apex1
brake lever Sram Apex 1 disc
headset SILEX Neck
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -5° stem angle
handlebar MERIDA Expert GR
grip MERIDA Road Expert
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • Carbon
saddle Prologo Scratch
seat clamp MERIDA SILEX

weighed at frame size M (w/o pedals)

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size S M L XL
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28"
Frame Size cm 47 50 53 56
St Seat Tubes mm 470 500 530 560
Tt Top Tubes mm 564 580 600 620
Cs Chain Stays mm 430 430 430 430
HTA head tube angle [°] 71 71 71 71
STA seat tube angle [°] 74 74 74 74
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 75 75 75 75
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 180 200 220 240
Fl Fork Lengths mm 398 398 398 398
R Reach mm 390 400 415 430
S Stacks mm 607 626 645 664
Wb Wheel Base mm 1044 1061 1082 1104
Sh Stand Over Height mm 736 765 794 822


CF2 carbon frame with upright gravel geometry for stable but nimble handling. Tapered head tube and 12 mm bolt through axles provide stiffness and steering precision. Featuring internal cable routing and BB386 bottom bracket.

In line with the design ethos of versatility and go anywhere, the SILEX is available with a wide range of luggage and accessory options, including frame bags and big saddle packs. The frame features fender mounts on the rear triangle as well as on the fork, transferring the SILEX quickly and easily into a fast training bike for the winter or a versatile commuting and touring bike.

The majority of SILEX models are fitted with 1x drivetrains for simplicity, resulting in weight reduction and fewer moving parts. A 1x can deliver 98 % of the gear range of a 50-34 compact chainset with an 11-32 road set up.

Featuring 12 mm bolt through axles for maximum frame stiffness, making wheel alignment much easier when refitting. The flat mount rear brake is mounted on the chainstay for better dissipation of braking forces and protecting it from damage in the rear triangle. Disc cooler technology draws heat away through CNC-milled cooling fins, particularly important when you are fully loaded.

As standard, the SILEX comes with 700x35C tyres but can accommodate up to 700x42C (road profile). It's even possible to use 650B wheels and go up to 50 mm wide road profile tyres on the carbon and up to 42 mm on the aluminium bikes. 

To put the SILEX on the perfect tyre, we have collaborated with Maxxis to create the ideal 35c semi-slick tyre with side knobs for our all road bike. The tyre, which featuring Maxxis Silkworm technology and puncture protection, can be inflated to high pressure for fast road riding, or slightly deflated to benefit from the added traction provided by the side knobs on rougher surfaces.

Lightweight carbon or sophisticated aluminium frame options. Key differences, other than construction materials, are that the carbon frame has a lower weight and is equipped with an integrated seat post clamp to minimise turbulence at the top tube.




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.



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.



To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.



When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.



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



‘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. 



A forged aluminium component under the front and/or rear caliper allowing heat to dissipate through CNC-milled cooling fins. Tests show that temperatures are reduced by around 35 % and cooling times are shortened, optimising the performance of the brake.



Designing WorldTour bikes is similar to Formula 1: apparently nondescript details can result in saving split seconds. Integrated seat-post clamping minimises turbulence at the top tube.