First review of our eSilex electric road bike
German cycling website/magazine Granfondo were the first in line to test our all-new eSilex MAHLE powered gravel bike, that is part of our recently launched e-road bike range consisting of the eSpeeder, eSculturaand eSilex.
The test team pointed out the sleek silhouette that ‘fooled’ a few riders out there on their test ride, assuming that the eSilex was an analogue bike, the comfort of the ride as well as the smooth and extremely quiet operation of the MAHLE Ebikemotion X35+ hub motor.
On top of that, they loved the simplicity of the ride and the handling, which ‘is very intuitive and makes Merida's electric bike easy to ride even for gravel and e-Bike newbies’.
‘A bike for a multitude of trails: the concept around the Merida eSilex+ 600 makes total sense. With its smooth handling, upright riding position and good self-damping qualities, Merida's electric gravel bike is a great companion for exciting adventures in the unknown that can take a fair amount of luggage with its numerous bolt-on points…the bike shines with outstanding all-round qualities and proves to be a true quick-change artist: if you decide to get the gravel model and suddenly lose interest in drop-bars, you can easily convert it into an commuter with mudguards and riser bars.’
- Very composed
- Compact, upright riding position
- Good self-damping qualities of the overall system (bike and components)
- Highly suitable for everyday use thanks to the many mounts for bottles, mudguards and pannier racks
- Visually discreet motor integration
To read the full review, please click here.
To find out more about the bike, including key features, R&D and design thinking as well as the intended use, please check the micro page here.
To see the full specification and feature list of the two different models, please click here.
Photos: Philipp Schwab