SILEX 400

SILEX 400

 

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frame SILEX LITE
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color DARK RED (RED)
fork MERIDA SILEX CF2
brake lever Shimano 105 disc
headset MERIDA M2331
handlebar MERIDA Expert GR
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -5° stem angle
grip MERIDA Road Expert
derailleur (f) Shimano 105
shifter front Shimano 105 disc
shifter rear Shimano 105 disc
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA Expert
saddle MERIDA Comp CC
chain KMC X11-1
  • 11-34 teeth
  • 11 speed
bottom bracket FSA BB PF86 for 30mm spindle
  • 17mm inner width
  • 22mm height
  • 700x35C
  • folding
  • Silkworm
  • 700x35C
  • folding
  • Silkworm
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
axle front MERIDA QR48N 12-100
axle rear MERIDA QR48 12-142
spokes Black stainless

weighed at frame size M (w/o pedals)

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
ST seat tube [mm] 440 470 500 530 560
TT top tube [mm] 548 554 579 600 620
CS chain stay length [mm] 430 430 430 430 430
HTA head tube angle [°] 71 71 71 71 71
STA seat tube angle [°] 74 74 74 74 74
BD bottom bracket drop [mm] 75 75 75 75 75
HT head tube [mm] 160 180 200 220 240
FL fork length [mm] 397 397 397 397 397
R reach [mm] 380 380 400 415 430
S stack [mm] 587 606 625 644 663
WB wheel base [mm] 1027 1034 1060 1082 1103
SH stand over height [mm] 716 744 772 799 826
Bike Frame Geometry Image
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 A2300000227 SCREW M3x0.5 L10mm 1 3~4
2 A2300000226 SCREW M3x0.5 L16mm 1 3~4
3 A2302000018 NUT for rear axle M12x1,5 1
4 A2311000062 RD-HANGER DH - 054 for ROAD-RD 1
5 A2240000010 CABLE GUIDE for FD 1
6 A2298000093 SCREW M4x0.7 L6mm 1 3~4

HIGHLIGHTS

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 packs. The frame features fender mounts on the rear triangle as well as on the fork, transferring the SILEX quickly and easily into a fast training bike for the winter or a versatile commuting and touring bike.

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.

As standard, the SILEX comes with 700x35C tyres but can accommodate up to 700x42C (road profile). It's even possible to use 650B wheels and go up to 50 mm wide road profile tyres on the carbon and up to 42 mm on the aluminium bikes. 

To put the SILEX on the perfect tyre, we have collaborated with Maxxis to create the ideal 35c semi-slick tyre with side knobs for our all road bike. The tyre, which featuring Maxxis Silkworm technology and puncture protection, can be inflated to high pressure for fast road riding, or slightly deflated to benefit from the added traction provided by the side knobs on rougher surfaces.

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

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

‘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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DOWN TUBE EXIT

DOWN TUBE EXIT is a feature seen on some of our frames with internally routed cables. By slightly overlapping the downtube where it connects to the bottom bracket, it leaves a small space that allows cables to exit easily. This means they are easily accessible for routine maintenance or replacement, but it prevents excessive movement and noise that can cause wear and distraction.

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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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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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