eBIG.TOUR 500 EQ

eBIG.TOUR 500 EQ

 

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model year 2020
  • material: aluminium
  • 29" wheelsize
  • 148x12mm axle standard
  • intube
  • max. 504 Wh
frame size M, L, XL
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • 51mm fork offset
display Shimano SC-E6100
speed sensor Shimano SM-DUE11
  • 20mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 110x15mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 148x12mm width rear hub
  • 36 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
  • 36 teeth
  • Shimano FC-E8000
  • 165 mm-S/M/L, 170 mm-XL
bottom bracket included
  • 10-51 teeth
  • 12 speed
chain CN-M7100
shifters Shimano SLX 12
rear derailleur Shimano XT RDM8100 Shadow+
headset MERIDA 1901
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • adjustable
  • 90 mm all sizes
stem size 90 mm all sizes
  • material: aluminium
  • 720mm width
  • 10mm rise
grip MERIDA Expert TK
  • material: aluminium
  • 34.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA Expert
lights Herrmans H-BLACK MR4 E / Herrmans H-Cargo integrated in MERIDA MIK carrier
frame lock Abus 5650 LH-3 lock
carrier MERIDA TA-7603B w/spring clamp + H-Cargo light
kickstand CL-KA98, 29"
mudguard Sunnywheel SW-FA311-65A/ SW-FA311-65E1
  • VPE-537

weighed at frame size S without pedals

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size M L XL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29"
St Seat Tubes mm 430 480 530
Tt Top Tubes mm 590 610 630
Cs Chain Stays mm 465 465 465
HTA head tube angle [°] 68 68 68
STA seat tube angle [°] 74.5 74.5 74.5
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 62.5 62.5 62.5
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 120 130 140
Fl Fork Lengths mm 506 506 506
R Reach mm 417 434.5 452
S Stacks mm 624 633 642.5
Wb Wheel Base mm 1160 1181 1202
Bike Frame Geometry Image
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 2300005272 SCREW 1
2 2311005101 DROPOUT DH-057  see page 452 1
3 2300010950 SCREW 2 4
4 2258001133 CABLE GUIDE 1
5 2298002501 SCREW 1 5
6 2300012101 SCREW 3 12
7 2300012112 SCREW 3 12
8 2298011283 SCREW 5 5
9 2143003600 PLUG 1
10 2161001303 CABLE GUIDE 1
11 2300014857 SCREW 1 5
12 2161001314 COVER MOUNT 1
13 2161001660 ENERGY GUARD 1
14 2300011412 SCREW 4 4
15 2143003611 PLUG 1
17 SMART ENTRY see page 450
18 2258004471 CABLE GUIDE 1
19 2258004943 CABLE GUIDE 1

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.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

HFS-hydroforming Prolite 66 triple butted aluminium 29er hardtail frame with integrated battery technology, heavily sloping top tube and a sporty yet comfortable geometry. ‘Smart Entry’ cable routing for rattle free running. E8000 and E7000 frame version come with casting motor bracket creating an integrated appearance of the motor into the frame as well as provides an extremely strong connection between frame and motor. Comes with integrated fixings for mudguards and side stand. Multiple fixing positions for water bottles and accessories. 

The eBIG.TOUR EQ is rolling on 29er wheels which have fantastic ‘rolling over obstacles’ behaviour. As standard, it comes equipped with 2.2" wide tyres which offer plenty of grip and comfort. If no fenders are fitted, the tyres can go up to 2.35" improving the off-road riding characteristics even further.

A two-component battery cover, which offers the perfect protection for the internal battery of these models. The softer (outer) layer reduces noises, seals the downtube perfectly and absorbs hits from trail debris easily, while the harder (inner) layer ensures that the battery does not get damaged and gives it the structural shape.

The eBIG.TOUR EQ frame offers the possibility to fit a water bottle or further accessories like a lock or pump in two different positions. One is on the top of the down tube, while a second is below the top tube. This gives the rider, besides the possibility to mount bottle cages, the option to mount for example a folding-lock or pump bracket. 

The system weight of a bike is the combined weight of bike, rider and additional luggage. The allowed system weight is 140 kg. As an e-bike is already heavier than a regular bike, and as it also makes it easier to transport larger amounts of luggage, it is imperative to certify a higher overall system weight. All MERIDA e-bikes, as well as all used componentry, go through a rigorous and e-bike specific testing schedule which mimics the higher forces and strains to guarantee the rider the highest level of safety.

100 mm up front offers lots of comfort while having plenty of reserves when you choose a more ‘off-road’ route home. Ultimately e-MTBs encourage the rider to go ‘off the beaten track’ whenever possible.

The E8000 battery is perfectly integrated into the hydroformed down tube and delivers an impressive 500 Wh long detours home – the perfect aggregate for the new E7000 motor, which impresses commuters and sporty riders with its perfect balanced power delivery. However, for the more performance orientated rider we also offer a complete E8000 system.

Technology

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PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM

When creating high-end aluminium frames, we use our proven PROLITE 66 (6066) aluminium, as it is incredibly light and durable. In addition, it works exceptionally well with our hydroforming technology, allowing us to create complex shapes, featuring triple butted wall thicknesses, an almost carbon-like appearance and the best possible stiffness-to-weight ratio. While lesser alloys might be cheaper, it is the ideal choice for high-performance bicycle frames.

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HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

To get the most out of an aluminium tube in terms of shape or varying wall thickness, we apply various forms of manipulation. The most complex but also the most effective is hydroforming, where an aluminium tube is inserted into a negative mould, and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure. The end result is a perfectly shaped aluminium tube that enables us to create beautifully crafted and lightweight aluminium frames.

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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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SMART ENTRY

Many of our frames offer internal cable routing, where the gear and brake cables are run through the frame for maximum protection and a clean look. Some internally run cables can rattle when riding over uneven surfaces, but our SMART ENTRY system prevents this from happening. Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent noisy cable movement. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with any kind of cable or wire.

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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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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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ENERGY GUARD

A two-component battery cover, which offers excellent protection for the internal battery. The softer (outer) layer reduces noises, seals the downtube to keep out dirt and water and absorbs hits from trail debris easily, while the harder (inner) layer ensures that the battery does not get damaged and gives it the structural shape. All critical parts, such as the rubber strap and o-rings, can be replaced as needed.

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