eSPRESSO EP8-EDITION EQ

eSPRESSO EP8-EDITION EQ

 

The perfect partner for around town. Our range-topping trekking e-bike gets the powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit plus comes fully equipped with accessories from the word go.
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  • Our range-topping city e-bike, the eSPRESSO EP8-EDITION EQ takes its name from the latest pedal-assist drive unit from Shimano, the EP8. Offering a powerful but smoothly controlled 85 Nm of torque, it's the perfect partner for getting around town, whether you're off to the shops, on your way to work or just out exploring. The lightweight aluminium frame houses a 630 Wh battery, the wide-range Shimano 11-speed drivetrain makes short work of hills, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes offer consistent stopping power. It comes fully equipped with mudguards, lights, lock, kickstand and rack, so it's ready to keep you comfortable, safe and secure from the word go.

    The eSPRESSO 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 of either 750 Wh, 630 Wh or 504 Wh capacity or a more economical, 504 Wh 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.

    • Sporty and powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit
    • Lightweight frame with internally mounted 630 Wh battery
    • Wide-range 11-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
    • 700x50C (with fender) max. wheelsize
    • 142x12mm axle standard
    • intube
    • eSPRESSO L XS(43L)-S(47L)-M(51L)-L(55L)
    color MATT DARK SILVER/BLACK
    • Air
    • 63mm suspension travel
    • Tapered
    • 700x50C max. wheelsize
    headset MERIDA 8155
    • material: aluminium
    • 660mm width
    • 15mm rise
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • adjustable
    • 90 mm-XS/S/M, 110 mm-L/XL
    grip MERIDA EXPERT TK
    shifters Shimano Deore M5100
    • material: aluminium
    • 34.9mm diameter
    • 0mm setback
    seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
    pedal VP VPE-889
    chain KMC e11S EPT
    chainguard Sunnywheel SW-CG-173A
    • 11-51 teeth
    • 11 speed
    • 100x15mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 142x12mm width rear hub
    • 36 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 20mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • 622-50
    • wire
    • reflecting line
    • 622-50
    • wire
    • reflecting line
    • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
    spokes Black stainless
    • STVZO
    • integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
    • Spring clip
    • Spanninga rear light
    fender Sunnywheel SW-FA311-60E1 (MSB)
    kickstand Massload CL-KA98
    frame lock Abus 5650 LH-3 lock
    battery lock Abus Key
    display Shimano SC-E5003
    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] 430 470 510 550 590
    TT top tube [mm] 580 590 600 620 640
    CS chain stay length [mm] 478 478 478 478 478
    HTA head tube angle [°] 69 69.5 69.5 70 70
    STA seat tube angle [°] 75 74.5 74.5 74 74
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 75 75 75 75 75
    HT head tube [mm] 133 140 155 175 205
    FL fork length [mm] 489 489 489 489 489
    R reach [mm] 409 410 416 424 436
    S stack [mm] 640 649 663 684 712
    WB wheel base [mm] 1145 1144 1155 1164 1187
    SH stand over height [mm] 733 768 802 836 873
    No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
    1 A2300000048 SCREW M4x0.7 L8mm 1 3~5
    2 A2311000067 RD-HANGER DH-057 1
    3 A2300000129 SCREW M3x0.5 L10mm 2 2~4
    4 A2258000012 CABLE GUIDE for M5 fixation 1
    5 A2298000120 SCREW M5x0.8 L12mm 1 3~5
    6 A2300000468 SCREW M8x1.25 L18.5mm 3 11~12
    7 A2300000469 SCREW M8x1.25 L23mm 3 11~12
    8 A2136000017 MOUNT for bottle cage 1
    9 A2298000144 SCREW M5x0.8 L10mm 6 3~5
    10 A2298000145 SCREW M5x0.8 L20mm 1 3~5
    12 A2161000127 CABLE GUIDE 1
    13 A2143000125 BUTTON ON-OFF; for SHIMANO batteries 1
    14 A2111000008 CABLE GUIDE 2
    15 A2161000118 COVER for battery 1
    17 A2143000129 BLIND PLUG for key opening 1
    18 A2258000079 CABLE PLUG for RD 1
    19 A2258000099 CABLE PLUG for rear brake and speed sensor 1
    20 A2300000228 SCREW M4x0.7 L14mm 2 1.5~2
    21 A2258000127 CABLE GUIDE for right side 1
    22 A2258000128 CABLE GUIDE for left side 1
    23 A2143000076 COVER for carrier mount 2
    24 A2298000142 SCREW M6x1.0 L12mm 2 6~8
    25 A2258000098 CABLE GUIDE for M4 fixation 1
    26 A2300000447 SCREW M4x0.7 L5mm 1 1.5~2
    27 A2143000122 CABLE PLUG for front light 1
    28 A2002000108 THRU AXLE EXPERT TR; L=172mm M12x1.5 TL=14mm w. NUT 1
    29 A2298000071 SCREW M5x0.8 L15mm with washer 2 3~5
    30 A2191000150 HEAD SET MERIDA/VP-8155 (MH-P16/MH-P16) 1
    30 A2191000151 HEAD SET MERIDA/VP-8156 (MH-P16/MH-P16) 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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    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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    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.

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    ENERGY GUARD TWIST

    A two-component battery cover fitted to bikes with an internally mounted battery. It protects the battery from dirt and moisture, with a softer outer layer that absorbs impacts. An easy-to-use twist lock mechanism secures the cover in place without the need for tools with a simple and light action that makes it easy to access the battery for off-bike charging, but prevents the cover from falling off, even when riding on the roughest terrain.

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