• 46-30 teeth
  • 170 mm-XS/S, 172,5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 17mm inner width
  • 22mm height
  • material: aluminium
frame size S, M, L, XL
  • material: aluminium
  • 700C or 650B wheelsize
  • 100x12/142x12mm axle standard
  • BB86 bottom bracket standard
  • Tapered
  • material: carbon
Hubs MERIDA EXPERT SL
tyres Maxxis Rambler
shifters Shimano GRX400
front derailleur Shimano GRX400
rear derailleur Shimano GRX400
crank size 170 mm-XS/S, 172,5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-36 teeth
  • 10 speed
brake lever Shimano GRX400
brakes Shimano GRX400
rotors Shimano RT10
bottom bracket Shimano Pressfit BB71
chain KMC X10
headset MERIDA M2331
  • material: aluminium
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -8° stem angle
  • 80 mm all sizes
stem size 80 mm all sizes
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
grip MERIDA ROAD EXPERT

weighed at frame size M without 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 554 579 600 620
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 397 397 397 397
R Reach mm 380 400 415 430
S Stacks mm 606 625 644 663
Wb Wheel Base mm 1034 1060 1082 1103
Sh Stand Over Height mm 742 770 797 825
Height in cm 165 - 177 173 - 185 181 - 192 > 188

CATEGORY HIGHLIGHTS

We are offering the SILEX in two options. The 'classic' SILEX standing on 700c wheels, being the perfect 'all-road' bike which loves lanes, forest tracks and gravel or the new more 'rugged' SILEX+ version, which can easily tackle more demanding terrain due to its more burly 650B wheels and 45 mm tyres. The choice is yours. Both options are based on the same frame, so wheels are exchangeable at a later date. 

As standard, the SILEX comes with 700x38C tyres and the SILEX+ with 650Bx45C. The maximum tyre size for 700c wheels is 42 mm (road profile) while with 650B wheels being fitted, tyres up to 50 mm wide road profile tyres on the carbon and up to 42 mm on the aluminium bikes can be run. 

Lightweight 6066 triple butted and hydroformed aluminium frame with upright gravel geometry for stable but nimble handling. Featuring internal cable routing and BB86 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 bags. 

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.

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.

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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DOWN TUBE EXIT

Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.

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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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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.