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frame SILEX CF2
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color MATT-METETALLIC GREY (GREEN)
fork MERIDA SILEX CF2
brake lever Shimano Ultegra disc
headset SILEX Neck
handlebar MERIDA Expert GR
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -5° stem angle
grip MERIDA Road Expert
derailleur front Shimano Ultegra
shifter front Shimano Ultegra disc
shifter rear Shimano Ultegra disc
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • Carbon
seat clamp MERIDA SILEX
saddle Prologo Scratch
chain KMC X11-1
  • 11-34 teeth
  • 11 speed
bottom braket FSA 386-BB30 PF6000 [SMN FC]
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 19mm inner width
  • 22mm height
  • Centerlock
  • 700x35C
  • folding
  • Silkworm
  • 700x35C
  • folding
  • Silkworm
axle rear MERIDA QR48 12-142
spokes attached

weighed at frame size M (w/o pedals)

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tire Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
Frame Size Cm 44 47 50 53 56
ST seat tube [mm] 440 470 500 530 560
TT top tube [mm] 548 564 580 600 620
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 bracked 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] 379 390 400 415 430
S stack [mm] 588 607 626 645 664
WB wheel base [mm] 1027 1044 1061 1082 1104
SH stand over height [mm] 701 731 760 790 819

Highlights

CF2 carbon frame with upright gravel geometry for stable but nimble handling. Tapered head tube and 12 mm bolt through axles provide stiffness and steering precision. Featuring internal cable routing and BB386 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 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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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Using a tapered head tube with 1 1/8" bearings in the top and 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" in the bottom creates superb stiffness and precise, confidence inspiring steering.

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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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SMART ENTRY

Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails or roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.

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NANO MATRIX CARBON

To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.

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AWS

When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.

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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. 

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CARBON FORK

Carbon forks provide superb vibration damping and precise steering. All road bikes feature a full carbon fork; the steerer and fork blades are all made of carbon.

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12-142 THRU-AXLE

A 142 mm wide 12 mm rear axle fixed directly into the frame increases rear end stiffness whilst simplifying wheel removal and replacement.

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12-100 THRU-AXLE

Selected front forks use a 100 mm wide through axle 12 mm in diameter to increase lateral stiffness.

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DISC COOLER

A forged aluminium component under the front and/or rear caliper allowing heat to dissipate through CNC-milled cooling fins. Tests show that temperatures are reduced by around 35 % and cooling times are shortened, optimising the performance of the brake.