eSPRESSO CITY 500 EQ

 

eSPRESSO CITY 500 EQ
eSPRESSO CITY 500 EQ

Color variants

eSPRESSO CITY 500 EQ
frame eSPRESSO CITY LITE
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color MATT-BLACK (NEON YELLOW)
  • Coil
  • 63mm suspension travel
brake front Shimano MT-200
brake rear Shimano MT-200
brake lever attached
headset Merida 2346 Neck
  • 640mm width
  • 35mm rise
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • adjustable
grip MERIDA Expert TK
derailleur (f) no
derailleur (r) Shimano Deore Shadow+
shifter front no
shifter rear Shimano Deore
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
seat clamp MERIDA Expert
saddle MERIDA Comfort
  • VPE-891
chain KMC e10 Sport EPT
chainguard SW-CG-173A
crank size Shimano FC-E6100
  • 11-42 teeth
  • 10 speed
bottom braket included
  • 20mm inner width
  • 622-42
  • reflective stripe
  • 622-42
  • reflective stripe
  • 100x15mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 36 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
axle front attached
  • JD-QR48R OLD142
spokes Black stainless
spokes disc attached
light front Herrmans H-BLACK MR8 E
light rear Shine evo integrated in Racktime carrier
carrier Racktime 060889-001-D RT Merida Shine evo
fender Sunnywheel SW-FA 513
kickstand CL-KA98
frame lock Abus 5650 LH-3 lock
battery lock Abus key
display Shimano SC-E6100

weighed at medium size

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tire Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
Frame Size CM 42 45 49 53 57
ST seat tube [mm] 415 450 490 530 570
TT top tube [mm] 575 590 605 620 635
CS chain stay length [mm] 490 490 490 490 490
HTA head tube angle [°] 69.5 70 70 70.5 70.5
STA seat tube angle [°] 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 70 70 70 70 70
HT head tube [mm] 160 170 185 200 215
FL fork length [mm] 477 477 477 477 477
R reach [mm] 389 394 398 408 412
S stack [mm] 651 662 676 693 707
WB wheel base [mm] 1140 1143 1153 1163 1171
Body Height Cm < 158 155 - 165 160 - 177 168 - 185 > 180

Highlights

HFS-hydroforming Prolite 66 triple butted aluminium frame based around fast rolling 700c wheels and with commuting and leisure riding in mind. A higher front end and a compact geometry make for a more upright and extremely comfortable riding position. Battery positioned extra low for improved handling. Comes equipped with mudguards, rear rack, side stand, lock and lights.

We feature internal cable routing on all our eSPRESSO models. Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. Only a clever system for our internal guiding and fixing guarantees reliable and rattle free routing and gives the bike a cleaner look.

‘K-mount’ featuring bikes have fixing points on the chain stays to fit a MERIDA kickstand while ‘C-mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing point for the rear rack (carrier) integrated. ‘F-mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for the mudguards (fenders) already integrated.

The outstanding frame stiffness has a strong influence on the riding characteristics of wave low step through frames. The tapered head tube, the large tube diameters, the forged motor bracket as well as the 142x12 mm through rear axle all contribute to achieve a safe and precise riding experience. 

The Shimano mid-mounted motor in combination with the forged motor bracket provides the eSPRESSO CITY with one of the lowest step through heights in the market.

Based on the central position of the battery in front of the seat tube and the low position of the Shimano motor, we were able to achieve an optimum centre of gravity. The low and well-positioned centre of gravity provides the bike with outstanding riding characteristics which are extremely important in particular in wave low step through frames which have the tendency to chatter and jitter when power is applied.

The whole range rides on fast rolling 700c wheels, ideal for rides on roads, lanes and smooth tracks. We fit tyres with reflective sidewalls and puncture protection that will get you to your destination quickly and safely.

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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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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DI2 READY

Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.

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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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K-MOUNT

Integrated mount on the chainstay to fit a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand).

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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.