eSPRESSO CITY EP8-EDITION EQ

 

By pairing our super-low step-through frame design with a powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit and quality components, this top-level urban e-bike gets you where you're going with ease and in comfort.
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The eSPRESSO CITY EP8-EDITION EQ is our top of the line urban e-bike, with a convenient super-low step-through design thanks to our ENERGY CRADLE frame that houses the internal 630 Wh battery. That's powering the latest EP8 drive unit from Shimano, delivering a smooth and strong 85 Nm of torque; more than enough to get you where you need to be with ease. The generous standard-fit equipment means you'll be able to carry everything you need to arrive in comfort and security, with rack, guards, lights, lock and kickstand all ready to go. Shimano's smooth 11-speed drivetrain offers reliable shifting with enough gear range to climb any hill, while powerful hydraulic disc brakes offer powerful consistent stopping power in any condition.

Life in the city can be hectic, so anything that allows you to make the best use of your time has to be a good thing. The eSPRESSO CITY is all about getting you where you want to without fuss and in comfort, thanks to a range of smooth yet powerful pedal-assist motors, a convenient low-step-through frame and standard fit equipment such as lock, mudguards, lights and rack that make navigating urban life that much easier. All models (except 300 SE EQ) feature the ENERGY CRADLE frame design that holds the internal (model depending) battery with an even lower and wider step-through frame with excellent stiffness, plus derailleur or low-maintenance hub gearing options.

  • Extra low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design
  • Internally mounted 630 Wh battery
  • Smooth and powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit
  • Wide-range 11-speed Shimano drivetrain
  • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
  • Fast-rolling 700c wheels and comfy 50 mm tyres with reflective strip
  • material: aluminium
  • 700x50C (with fender) max. wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • internal
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color RED (MATT BLACK)
  • Air
  • 63mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • 700x50C max. wheelsize
headset ACROS Trekking Headset
  • material: aluminium
  • 660mm width
  • 35mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • adjustable
  • 80 mm-XS/S/M/L/XL
grip MERIDA EXPERT TK
shifters Shimano Deore M5100
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
pedal VP VPE-889
chain KMC e11S EPT
chainguard Sunnywheel SW-CG-173A
  • 38 teeth
  • MERIDA EXPERT TK
  • 11-51 teeth
  • 11 speed
  • 100x15mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9mm width rear hub
  • 36 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 20mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
spokes Black stainless
  • 622-50
  • wire
  • reflecting line
light front LEZYNE E-BIKE MINI STVZO E65
light rear Spanninga Commuter Glow XE integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
carrier MERIDA MIK HD Carrier with Spring clip & Spanninga rear light
fender Sunnywheel SW-FA311-60E1 (MSB)
kickstand Atranvelo 1219-PC-7
frame lock Abus 4650 XL
battery lock Abus Key
display Shimano SC-E6100
max. weight 150 kg
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
ST seat tube [mm] 380 430 480 530 580
TT top tube [mm] 580 595 615 635 655
CS chain stay length [mm] 470 470 470 470 470
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 65 65 65 65 65
HT head tube [mm] 170 175 180 190 200
FL fork length [mm] 475 475 475 475 475
R reach [mm] 386 399 418 435 452
S stack [mm] 656 661 665 675 684
WB wheel base [mm] 1113 1128 1149 1169 1190
SH stand over height [mm] 413 413 412 412 411
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 A2300000004 SCREW M3x0.5 L6mm 2 2~4
2 A2311000072 RD-HANGER DH-013F 1
3 A2258000079 CABLE PLUG for rear brake 1
4 A2300000468 SCREW M8x1.25 L18.5mm 3 11~12
5 A2300000469 SCREW M8x1.25 L23mm 3 11~12
6.1 A2143000126 BUTTON ON-OFF; for SHIMANO batteries 1
6.2 A2143000097 BLIND PLUG for SIMPLO batteries 1
7 A2164000088 MOUNT for lower battery mount 1
8 A2298000143 SCREW M6x1.0 L10mm 4 6~8
9 A2030000016 MOUNT upper; for battery cover 1
10 A2030000017 MOUNT lower; for battery cover 1
11 A2160000012 O-RING OD6mm ID4mm 2
12 A2221000048 BUSHING for battery cover 2
13 A2300000530 BOLT M5x0.8 L39.5mm 1 4~6
14 A2300000231 SCREW M3x0.5 L8mm 3 2~4
15 A2143000153 BLIND PLUG for drive unit screw holes 4
16 A2161000138 COVER for battery; frame size XS 1
16 A2161000139 COVER for battery; frame size S 1
16 A2161000140 COVER for battery; frame size M 1
16 A2161000141 COVER for battery; frame size L 1
16 A2161000142 COVER for battery; frame size XL 1
17 A2136000071 MOUNT for battery cover 1
18 A2029000001 BUMPER for battery cover 2
19 A2134000061 BUTTON for cover lock 1 3.75~4.25
20 A2136000017 MOUNT for bottle cage 1
21 A2292000028 WASHER OD9mm ID5.2mm H3mm 2
22 A2298000154 SCREW M5x0.8 L12mm 2 3~5
23 A2298000158 SCREW M5x0.8 L25mm 1 3~5
24 A2164000065 MOUNT for SIMPLO ON-OFF 1
25 A2300000568 SCREW M3x0.5 L6mm 2 2~4
26 A2300000204 NUT for fender; M6 1
27 A2300000288 SCREW M6x1.0 L18mm 1 10~12
28 A2363000255 PROTECTOR for step through area 1
29 A2191000138 HEAD SET MERDIA/ACROS-ICR TREKKING 1
30 A2161000143 COVER for drive unit; left side 1
31 A2161000144 COVER for drive unit; right side 1
32 A2143000122 CABLE PLUG for front light 1
SMALL PARTS E6100 see pdf file

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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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.

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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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.

SMOOTH WELDING
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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.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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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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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 aluminium. The pay back is that it’s possible to make lighter and more advanced frames. We use an additional heat treatment and double-butted wall thicknesses to produce light and stiff frames.

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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).

K-MOUNT
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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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CASTING MOTOR BRACKET

Sophisticated shape only possible due to casting technology, creating an integrated appearance as well as an extremely strong connection between the E-bike motor and frame for improved performance and reliability.

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ENERGY CRADLE

Unique cradle like shaping of the downtube to accommodate the battery, without adding any cut-outs and through that losing the all-important frame stiffness of our low step through frames. Paired with an aluminium battery cover, the frames give the impression of an integrated battery, without sacrificing stability and battery accessibility.

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WIRE PORT

MERIDA designed headsets that allow all control cables to enter the frame through the headset, creating a clean and uncluttered look, without making structural changes to the frame. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including bar and stem) or semi-integrated where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem. 

WIRE PORT