eSPRESSO L 300 SE EQ 418Wh

 

A quality frame with semi-integrated battery is paired to a smooth Shimano drive unit to deliver a city e-bike that gives you all the function you need without the high price tag.
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You don't need to spend a fortune to get a reliable city e-bike, something our eSPRESSO L 300 EQ easily proves. With a strong and smooth Shimano E5000 drive unit paired to a high-quality aluminium frame with semi-integrated 418 Wh battery, it delivers reliable performance whether you're on the way to work, returning from the shops or just checking out new parts of town. Thanks to equipment such as mudguards, lights, kickstand, lock and rack as standard, plus quality brakes, drivetrain and suspension, it's ready to go from the moment you leave the shop.

The eSPRESSO L range is the perfect partner for urban riding, offering comfort and practicality. Standard-fit mudguards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand mean you’re ready to go from the moment you leave the shop. Choose between frames with internally mounted batteries or a more economical, semi-integrated design. All use a range of powerful Shimano STEPS drive units, with the option of the sporty EP8 motor on some models. Low step-through frame options on all models help ease mounting and dismounting. Suspension forks offer improved control, while powerful hydraulic disc brakes give reliable and controllable stopping power in all weather conditions. The 700c wheels have wide 50 mm tyres for extra grip and comfort, plus reflective sidewalls strips improve rider safety in low light. Internally routed cables give a sleek look, while a 150 kg maximum system weight means plenty of carrying capacity.

  • Smooth, refined Shimano E5000 drive unit
  • Lightweight frame with internally mounted 418 Wh battery
  • Smooth 9-speed Shimano drivetrain
  • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
  • Fast-rolling 700c wheels and comfortable, grippy 50 mm tyres
  • Low step-through frame option available
  • material: aluminium
  • 700C wheelsize
  • 142x12mm axle standard
  • external
  • max. 504 Wh
  • eSPRESSO L L XS(43L)-S(47L)-M(51L)-L(55L)
color DARK SILVER (BLACK)
  • Coil
  • 63mm suspension travel
  • 700x48C max wheelsize
  • 180 mm
  • 160 mm
headset MERIDA 2346
  • material: aluminium
  • 660mm width
  • 15mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 17° stem angle
  • 80 mm-XS/S, 90 mm-M, 100 mm-L, 110 mm-XL
grip MERIDA EXPERT TK
shifters Shimano Altus
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
pedal VP VPE-891
chain KMC e9S
chainguard Sunnywheel SW-CG-173A
  • 11-36 teeth
  • 9 speed
  • 100x9mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 36 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 20mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 622x42"
  • reflective stripe
  • 622x42"
  • reflective stripe
  • including removeable lever, 6mm allen key
spokes Black stainless
  • STVZO
  • integrated in MERIDA MIK carrier
  • Spring clip
  • Herrmans rear light
fender Sunnywheel SW-FA 513
kickstand Massload CL-KA98
frame lock Abus 5650 LH-3 lock
battery lock Abus Key
display Shimano SC-E5000A
max. weight 150 kg
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28"
ST seat tube [mm] 430 470 510 550
TT top tube [mm] 565 580 590 610
CS chain stay length [mm] 475 475 475 475
HTA head tube angle [°] 70.5 71 71 71.5
STA seat tube angle [°] 74 73.5 73.5 73
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 70 70 70 70
HT head tube [mm] 130 140 155 175
FL fork length [mm] 477 477 477 477
R reach [mm] 385 391 397 404
S stack [mm] 627 638 653 674
WB wheel base [mm] 1101 1105 1116 1124
SH stand over height [mm] 627 627 631 635
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1/2/3/4 CABLE GUIDE SMART ENTRY
5 A2300000213 SCREW M3x0.5 L13.5mm 2 2~4
6 A2151000025 COVER for battery; sizes S / M / L / XL 1
7 A2151000026 COVER for battery; sizes XS 1
8 A2300000468 SCREW M8x1.25 L18.5mm 3 11~12
9 A2300000469 SCREW M8x1.25 L23mm 3 11~12
10 A2258000099 CABLE PLUG for rear brake and speed sensor 1
11 A2258000012 CABLE GUIDE for M5 fixation 1
12 A2298000004 SCREW M5x0.8 L15mm with washer 1 3~5
13 A2300000129 SCREW M3x0.5 L10mm 2 2~4
14 A2311000067 RD-HANGER DH-057 1
15 A2143000076 COVER for carrier mount 2
16 A2298000142 SCREW M6x1.0 L12mm 2 6~8

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.

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

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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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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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

When using your bike in an urban environment, where you might not always have the option to use a specific bike stand, a kickstand is an ideal solution to park your bike safely. Some of our bikes come with a neatly integrated K-MOUNT, which makes fitting a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand) easy. And if you don’t want to have a kickstand and prefer the clean appearance of your frame, the K-MOUNT is neatly tucked away underneath your chainstay, difficult to spot if you don’t know it is there.

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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.