eSPRESSO CITY 400 EQ

 

The smart way to get around the city with our latest low step-through frame paired to high-value, high-function kit. That means an internal 504 Wh battery plus proven Shimano drive unit and gearing.
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The eSPRESSO CITY 400 EQ pairs our latest smart and stiff low step-through frame with an internally mounted 504 Wh battery and Shimano's new, powerful EP6 drive unit to deliver impressive function at an even more impressive price. With equipment that's chosen to deliver the best balance of performance and price, it's the smart way to get around the city. Shimano's workhorse 9-speed drivetrain and strong hydraulic brakes won't let you down, while the bike comes fitted with guards, rack, lights, lock and a kickstand as standard, meaning no expensive add-ons are needed to get rolling.

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 feature the ENERGY CRADLE frame design that holds the 750 Wh, 630 Wh or 504 Wh 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 504 Wh battery
  • New, powerful Shimano EP6 drive unit
  • Smooth shifting Shimano 9-speed drivetrain
  • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
  • Fast-rolling 700c wheels and quality Continental Ride Cruiser 50 mm tyres with reflective strip
  • material: aluminium
  • 700x50C (with fender) max. wheelsize
  • 135x9 mm axle standard
  • internal
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color MATT DARK SILVER (BLACK)
  • Coil
  • 63 mm suspension travel
  • 700x52C max. wheelsize
headset MERIDA 8254
  • material: aluminium
  • 640 mm width
  • 35 mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8 mm diameter
  • adjustable
  • 65 mm-XS/S/M, 90 mm-L/XL
grip MERIDA EXPERT TK
derailleur (r) Shimano CUES U4000
shifters Shimano CUES U4000
  • 30.9 mm diameter
  • 15 mm setback
  • 40 mm seatpost suspension travel
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
pedal VP VPE-891
chain Shimano LG500
chainguard Sunnywheel SW-CG-173A
  • 11-46 teeth
  • 9 speed
  • 100x9 mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9 mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 20 mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 622-50
  • wire
  • reflecting line
  • 622-50
  • wire
  • reflecting line
spokes Black stainless
light front Herrmans H-Black MR4 E
light rear Spanninga Co mmuter Glow XE integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
carrier MERIDA MIK HD Carrier with Spring clip
fender Sunnywheel SW-FA311-60 (MSB)
kickstand Atranvelo ED-100-PC
frame lock Abus 4650 XL
battery Shimano EN805-L 504Wh
battery lock Abus Key
display Shimano SC-EN500
  • Total weight of bike, rider and luggage
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 bracket 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 A2143000124 CABLE PLUG for front light cable 1
7 A2164000088 MOUNT for lower battery mount 1
8 A2298000143 SCREW M6x1.0 L10mm 4 6~8
9 A2143000153 BLIND PLUG for drive unit screw holes 4
10 A2363000406 PROTECTOR for step through area 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 A2300000288 SCREW M6x1.0 L18mm 1 10~12
15 A2300000204 NUT for fender; M6 1
16 A2263000017 COVER for battery; frame size XL 1
16 A2263000016 COVER for battery; frame size L 1
16 A2263000015 COVER for battery; frame size M 1
16 A2263000014 COVER for battery; frame size S 1
16 A2263000013 COVER for battery; frame size XS 1
17 A2298000311 SCREW M5x0.8 L12mm 2 3~5
18 A2154000001 COVER Blind plug for charging port 1
19 A2263000038 COVER for lock and battery 1
20 A2298000119 SCREW M5x0.8 L10mm 4 3~5
21 A2136000122 MOUNT for charging port cover 1
22 A2191000228 HEAD SET MERIDA/VP-8253 (MH-P16/MH-P16) for 1,5" Tapered fork 1
22 A2191000224 HEAD SET MERIDA/VP-8254 (MH-P16/MH-P16) for 1 1/8" Tapered fork 1
23 A2161000144 COVER for drive unit ; right side 1
24 A2263000002 COVER for drive unit ; left side 1
25 A2298000278 SCREW 3x16mm 2 2~4
26 A2029000040 PROTECTOR for Chain cover mount 1

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

‘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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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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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 grade aluminium on all our bikes. It’s particularly well suited to being shaped with our hydroforming and technoforming processes, which allow us to vary the wall thickness to create double-butted tubing and complex frame shapes. It’s also an alloy that welds easily, and once it has been carefully heat treated to maximise strength, it means we can create strong and lightweight bicycle frames for you to enjoy.

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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.

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WIRE PORT

MERIDA designed headsets that enable all control cables from the handlebar to enter the frame through the headset cover, creating a clean and uncluttered look, allowing for a lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic frame structure than with conventional cable ports. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including the bar and stem) or semi-integrated, where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.

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