|Colors||silk red (black)|
|Fork||Rock Shox Pike RC Air fork with tapered steerer, 130mm travel and 15mm bolt through|
|Shock||Rock Shox Monarch RT3|
|Derailleur||Sram X01 Eagle|
|Shifters||Sram X01 Eagle trigger 12 speed with Sram MMX clamp|
|Brake Lever||Sram Code RSC|
|Brakes||Sram Code RSC hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||Sram Descendant carbon Eagle 32 teeth|
|Chain||Sram X01 Eagle|
|Freewheel||Sram X01 Eagle, 12 speed, 10-50 teeth|
|Tires||Continental Mountain King II 2.4" ProTection|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert TR 3d forged 6061 aluminium, oversize clamp|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert TR double butted 6061 aluminium, 35mm rise, 760mm wide|
|Seat Post||Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm|
|Saddle||Prologo Nago X20|
|Head Tube Angle||68||68||68||69||69||69|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74.5||75||75||75|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||25||25||25||40||40||40|
|Head Tube Length||105||110||120||95||105||115|
|Stand Over Height||710||732||756||740||768||773|
Our proven high-end aluminium (6066) is extremely light and durable. Using triple butted wall thicknesses and hydroforming technology, we can tune the aluminium tubes to give the best possible stiffness to weight ratio.
To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.
When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.
Using a tapered head tube with 1 1/8" bearings in the top and 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" in the bottom creates superb stiffness and precise, confidence inspiring steering.
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.
The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver sensitive response characteristics. Our engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio and progression meaning a ‘Float Link’ rear suspension system appears to offer more travel than the model name suggests.
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.
Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can move freely without causing any trouble whilst remaining easily accessible for servicing.
Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trail gets rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.
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.
The suspension fork and/or rear shock can be locked, either directly or via a ‘remote control’ lever on the handlebar.
Post mount disc brake calipers fit directly onto the seat stay for a strong and light connection whilst a chainstay post mount positions the caliper on the chainstay within the rear triangle for extra protection and better distribution of braking forces. Another benefit is that internal cable routing is also easier and neater via the chainstay.
Selected front forks use a 100 mm wide through axle 12 or 15 mm in diameter to increase lateral stiffness. A 142 mm wide 12 mm rear axle fixed directly into the frame increases rear end stiffness whilst simplifying wheel removal and replacement.
New Boost standard – wider axle widths; 110 mm front and 148 mm rear, allowing a shallower spoke angle for stiffer wheels, especially beneficial in 29ers.