eSPRESSO CITY 700 EQ (EP6)

 

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
model year 2022
  • material: aluminium
  • 700x50C max. wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • internal
  • hub-gear dropout
frame size XS, S, M, L
  • Coil
  • 63mm suspension travel
  • 700x52C max wheelsize
motor unit PC-052, Alloy painting
display Shimano SC-EN610
speed sensor Shimano EW-SS301
  • 20mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 100x9mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9mm width rear hub
  • 36 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 622-50
  • wire
  • reflecting line
  • 622-50
  • wire
  • reflecting line
chain KMC Z1eHX EPT
shifters Shimano SW-EN600-R
headset MERIDA-8252
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • adjustable
  • 65 mm-XS/S/M, 90 mm-L/XL
stem size 65 mm-XS/S/M, 90 mm-L/XL
  • material: aluminium
  • 640mm width
  • 35mm rise
grip MERIDA EXPERT TK
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
lights Herrmans H-Black MR4 E / Spanninga Commuter Glow XE integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
frame lock Abus 4650 XL
carrier MERIDA MIK HD Carrier with Spring clip & Spanninga rear light
kickstand Atranvelo ED-100-PC
mudguard Sunnywheel SW-FA311-60 (MSB)
pedal VP VPE-891
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L
Tyre Sizes 27.5" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes mm 380 430 480 530
Tt Top Tubes mm 580 595 615 635
Cs Chain Stays mm 470 470 470 470
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 73,5 73,5 73,5 73,5
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 65 65 65 65
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 170 175 180 190
Fl Fork Lengths mm 475 475 475 475
R Reach mm 386 399 418 435
S Stacks mm 656 661 665 675
Wb Wheel Base mm 1113 1128 1149 1169
Sh Stand Over Height mm 413 413 412 412
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.

 

Technology

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HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

‘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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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Steering precision is vital to safe and confident handling, and the X-TAPER HEADTUBE allows us to significantly boost this precision. A larger headset diameter at the bottom paired with a smaller one at the top helps to deal with the strains modern riding and equipment can put on the headtube, all without adding unnecessary weight. It allows tapered forks to be fitted with ease and delivers precise and confidence-inspiring steering.

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SMOOTH WELDING

This is a process we use to give a nice flat finish to our welds instead of the scaled, 'stack of coins' effect TIG welded joints often have. The welder uses the welding torch to go over the joint twice, helping to smooth out the filler material. It takes a lot of skill to do this, but it delivers strong and smart-looking frames that have the appearance of a carbon fibre frame at first look.

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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

On the majority of our frames, we run the gear and brake cables and hoses through the frame. The cables enter and exit the frame through smooth sockets, or we use one of our other systems like SMART ENTRY or WIRE PORT to be routed through. Running the cables inside the frame protects them from the elements, gives a clean and neat look and can offer aerodynamic advantages.

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DI2 READY

Shimano's Di2 electronic shifting system offers fast, smooth and reliable shifting. In particular, in the road world, it has proven itself as the primary choice when top performance is at the top of the agenda. With that in mind, we have a broad selection of performance road frames that are Di2 READY and can accommodate the electrical cable, battery and other little tweaks that the system requires.

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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 grade aluminium on all our bikes. It’s particularly well suited to being shaped with our hydroforming and technoforming processes, which allow us to vary the wall thickness to create double-butted tubing and complex frame shapes. It’s also an alloy that welds easily, and once it has been carefully heat treated to maximise strength, it means we can create strong and lightweight bicycle frames for you to enjoy.

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F-MOUNT

Being able to turn your bike into an all-weather commuter that has mudguards and other fittings can be a real plus, in particular when riding on wet and perhaps muddy roads and tracks on a regular basis. To make fitting easy, some of our bikes are F-MOUNT equipped. These integrated fittings mounts make adding mudguards fast and simple. Please note that some bikes require model-specific mudguards.

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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

Similar to our F-MOUNT, where various fixing points for mudguards are part of the frame offering, the C-MOUNT equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated, making fitting fast, simple and reliable. The C-MOUNTS are an additional feature that improves the day-to-day versatility by adding loading capacity to your bike, ideal for commuting and shopping trips. Please note that some bikes require model-specific rear racks.

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CASTED MOTOR BRACKET

The e-bike motor mount has a sophisticated shape that is only possible to create with casting technology. Casting this piece allows us to create a complex yet lightweight shape that gives an extremely strong connection between the motor and the frame for improved performance and reliability. It also gives the bike and motor a smooth and cleanly integrated appearance.

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SLIDER DROPOUT

Our SLIDER DROPOUT allows the user to easily tension the drive of a hub gear-equipped bike without the need for a fiddly conventional chain or belt tensioner. Instead, the tensioning mechanism is built into the frame, giving plenty of precise horizontal adjustment plus a very strong and secure interface that helps keep the wheel held in place for improved handling and also makes routine maintenance faster and easier.

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ENERGY CRADLE

Our ENERGY CRADLE is a unique cradle-like shaping of the downtube that allows the battery to sit into the downtube in a specifically shaped recess, without adding any cut-outs to the downtube. Paired with an aluminium battery cover, the frame gives the impression of an integrated battery but offers a much stiffer structure for improved handling on our low-step-through frames, without sacrificing battery accessibility.

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WIRE PORT

All control cables like gear, brake and dropper post cable enter the frame through a specifically shaped headset cap, cleaning up the cockpit area while also keeping them out of harm's way. Only the internally routed cable for the rear shock lockout enters the frame directly into the top tube for extra smooth lockout action.

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