The benchmark Shimano XT drivetrain paired to our low step-through frame with internal battery. Add in some rough terrain ready kit and plenty of urban convenience, and you're good to go.
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  • Rugged and smart. That applies just as much to the eSPRESSO CC XT-EDITION EQ as the workhorse 12-speed Shimano drivetrain that help gives the bike its name. Add in the powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit and a long-lasting 630 Wh battery built into our stiff, low step-through frame and you've got a machine that can cope with the urban sprawl just as well as any outdoor adventure. It's fully kitted out with mudguards, rack, lights, lock and kickstand as standard too.

    The eSPRESSO CC range is the rugged sibling of the regular eSPRESSO CITY, with wider and grippier high-volume tyres on 650b wheels. While it's happy working hard in the urban jungle thanks to standard-fit mudguards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand, it's also capable of taking trips along forest trails and gravel tracks for fun. Models with the low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design come with either 630 Wh or 750 Wh fully-integrated batteries, while a more economical semi-integrated frame comes with a 504 Wh battery. All come with a refined but powerful Shimano STEPS pedal-assist motor, including the sporty EP8 unit on some models. Smooth and comfortable progress is assured with suspension forks on all models, while powerful hydraulic disc brakes allow effortless and controlled stopping. All have a high system weight of 150 kg which means plenty of capacity for rider and luggage.

    • Sporty and powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit
    • Super low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design with internally mounted 630 Wh battery
    • Benchmark Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain
    • Suspension fork and seat post for comfort and control
    • Agile 650b wheels with grippy high-volume tyres
    • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
    • material: aluminium
    • 27,5x2,25" max. wheelsize
    • 135x9mm axle standard
    • internal
    frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
    color BLUE (BLACK)
    • Coil
    • 75mm suspension travel
    • lockout
    • 27,5x2,4" max wheelsize
    headset Acros Trekking
    • material: aluminium
    • 680mm width
    • 15mm rise
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • adjustable
    • 80 mm- XS/S/M/L/XL
    shifters Shimano XT
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 15mm setback
    • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
    seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
    pedal VP VPE-889
    chain KMC e12T EPT
    chainguard Sunnywheel SW-CG-173A
    • 10-51 teeth
    • 12 speed
    • 100x15mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 135x9mm width rear hub
    • 36 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 20mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • 27.5x2.25"
    • wire
    • reflecting line
    • 27.5x2.25"
    • wire
    • reflecting line
    spokes Black stainless
    • STVZO
    • integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
    • Spring clip
    • Spanninga rear light
    fender Sunnywheel SW-FA-311-65A(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 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5"
    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] 476 476 476 476 476
    R reach [mm] 385 399 417 435 452
    S stack [mm] 656 661 666 675 685
    WB wheel base [mm] 1113 1129 1149 1170 1190
    SH stand over height [mm] 403 403 402 402 401
    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
    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

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    ‘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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Our ENERGY CRADLE is a unique cradle-like shaping of the downtube that allows the battery to sit into the downtube in a specifically shaped recess, without adding any cut-outs to the downtube. Paired with an aluminium battery cover, the frame gives the impression of an integrated battery but offers a much stiffer structure for improved handling on our low-step-through frames, without sacrificing battery accessibility.

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    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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