frame size XS, S, M, L
frame eSPRESSO CITY LITE
  • Coil
  • 63mm suspension travel
Hubs attached / MERIDA Axle
tyres Continental RIDE Tour
shifters no / Shimano Altus rapidfire
front derailleur no
rear derailleur Shimano Altus RDM2000
crank size Shimano FC-E5000
  • 12-36 teeth
  • 9 speed
brake lever attached
brakes Shimano MT-200
rotors Shimano RT10
bottom bracket included
chain KMC X9
headset Merida 2346 Neck
  • 640mm width
  • 35mm rise
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • adjustable
saddle MERIDA Comfort
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
seat clamp MERIDA Expert
grip MERIDA Expert TK
  • VPE-891
carrier Racktime 060889-001-D RT Merida Shine evo
mudguard Sunnywheel SW-FA 513
lights Herrmans H-BLACK MR8 E / Shine evo integrated in Racktime carrier
kickstand CL-KA98
display w/o display
speed sensor SM-DUE10
frame lock Abus 5650 LH-3 lock

weighed at medium size

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28"
Frame Size cm 42 45 49 53
St Seat Tubes mm 415 450 490 530
Tt Top Tubes mm 575 590 605 620
Cs Chain Stays mm 490 490 490 490
HTA head tube angle [°] 69.5 70 70 70.5
STA seat tube angle [°] 74 73.5 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 70 70 70 70
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 160 170 185 200
Fl Fork Lengths mm 477 477 477 477
R Reach mm 389 394 398 408
S Stacks mm 651 662 676 693
Wb Wheel Base mm 1140 1143 1153 1163
Height in cm < 158 155 - 165 160 - 177 168 - 185

Highlights

HFS-hydroforming Prolite 66 triple butted aluminium frame based around fast rolling 700c wheels and with commuting and leisure riding in mind. A higher front end and a compact geometry make for a more upright and extremely comfortable riding position. Battery positioned extra low for improved handling. Comes equipped with mudguards, rear rack, side stand, lock and lights.

We feature internal cable routing on all our eSPRESSO models. Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. Only a clever system for our internal guiding and fixing guarantees reliable and rattle free routing and gives the bike a cleaner look.

‘K-mount’ featuring bikes have fixing points on the chain stays to fit a MERIDA kickstand while ‘C-mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing point for the rear rack (carrier) integrated. ‘F-mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for the mudguards (fenders) already integrated.

The outstanding frame stiffness has a strong influence on the riding characteristics of wave low step through frames. The tapered head tube, the large tube diameters, the forged motor bracket as well as the 142x12 mm through rear axle all contribute to achieve a safe and precise riding experience. 

The Shimano mid-mounted motor in combination with the forged motor bracket provides the eSPRESSO CITY with one of the lowest step through heights in the market.

Based on the central position of the battery in front of the seat tube and the low position of the Shimano motor, we were able to achieve an optimum centre of gravity. The low and well-positioned centre of gravity provides the bike with outstanding riding characteristics which are extremely important in particular in wave low step through frames which have the tendency to chatter and jitter when power is applied.

The whole range rides on fast rolling 700c wheels, ideal for rides on roads, lanes and smooth tracks. We fit tyres with reflective sidewalls and puncture protection that will get you to your destination quickly and safely.

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.

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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.

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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.

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SMART ENTRY

Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails or roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.

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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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CHAINSTAY POST MOUNT DISC

In-board brake mounts are positioned within the rear triangle to protect them. The caliper supported by the stronger chainstay is able to distribute braking forces better. Internal cable routing is also easier and neater via the chainstay.

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15-100 THRU-AXLE

Selected front forks use a 100 mm wide through axle 15 mm in diameter to increase lateral stiffness.

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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).

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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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12-142 THRU-AXLE

A 142 mm wide 12 mm rear axle fixed directly into the frame increases rear end stiffness whilst simplifying wheel removal and replacement.

eSPRESSO CITY COLLECTION

LOW STEP THROUGH COMFORT

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