eSPRESSO CC 400 EQ

 

Everyday practicality with the ability to head off the beaten track. A strong Shimano drive unit with 504 Wh internal battery in our low step-through frame, plus city-ready kit and rugged rubber.
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Whether your commute takes in forest trails and gravel tracks or you just want the freedom to explore at weekends, the eSPRESSO CC 400 EQ delivers all the convenience of a city e-bike with added off-road ability. That's because our low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame is stiff enough to cope with dirt tracks while also housing an internal 504 Wh battery and the latest Shimano EP6 drive unit. While the suspension fork and seat post help keep you comfortable when it gets bumpy, we've fitted it with a host of kit to make city life easier and safer, with mudguards, rack, lights, lock and a kickstand as standard. A smooth-shifting Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and strong, low-maintenance hydraulic disc brakes add fuss-free control.

The eSPRESSO CC range is the rugged sibling of the regular eSPRESSO CITY, with wider and grippier high-volume tyres on 650b wheels. While it's happy working hard in the urban jungle thanks to standard-fit mudguards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand, it's also capable of taking trips along forest trails and gravel tracks for fun. Models with the low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design come with either 630 Wh or 750 Wh fully-integrated batteries, while a more economical semi-integrated frame comes with a 504 Wh battery. All come with a refined but powerful Shimano STEPS pedal-assist motor, including the sporty EP801 unit on some models. Smooth and comfortable progress is assured with suspension forks on all models, while powerful hydraulic disc brakes allow effortless and controlled stopping. All have a high system weight of 150 kg which means plenty of capacity for rider and luggage.

  • New, powerful Shimano EP6 drive unit
  • Super low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design with internally mounted 504 Wh battery
  • Smooth Shimano 9-speed drivetrain
  • Suspension fork and seat post for comfort and control
  • Agile 650b wheels with grippy high-volume tyres
  • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
model year 2024
  • material: aluminium
  • 27,5x2,25" max. wheelsize
  • 135x9 mm axle standard
  • internal
frame size XS, S, M, L
  • Coil
  • 80 mm suspension travel
  • 27,5x2,4" max. wheelsize
motor unit TBD
battery Shimano EN805-L 504Wh
display Shimano SC-EN500
speed sensor Shimano EW-SS301
  • 20 mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 100x9 mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9 mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 27.5x2.25"
  • wire
  • reflecting line
  • 27.5x2.25"
  • wire
  • reflecting line
  • 11-46 teeth
  • 9 speed
chain Shimano LG500
shifters Shimano CUES U4000
rear derailleur Shimano CUES U4000
headset MERIDA 8254
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8 mm diameter
  • adjustable
  • 90 mm- XS/S/M/L/XL
stem size 90 mm- XS/S/M/L/XL
  • material: aluminium
  • 660 mm width
  • 15 mm rise
grip MERIDA EXPERT TK
  • 30.9 mm diameter
  • 15 mm setback
  • 40 mm seatpost suspension travel
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
lights Herrmans H-Black MR4 E / Spanninga Co mmuter Glow XE integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
frame lock Abus 4650 XL
carrier MERIDA MIK HD Carrier with Spring clip
kickstand Atranvelo ED-100-PC
mudguard Sunnywheel SW-FA-311-65(MSB)
pedal VP VPE-891
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L
Tyre Sizes 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5"
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 476 476 476 476
R Reach mm 385 399 417 435
S Stacks mm 656 661 666 675
Wb Wheel Base mm 1113 1129 1149 1170
Sh Stand Over Height mm 403 403 402 402

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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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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