Cyclo Cross 500
|Colors||metallic black (green/white)|
|Frame||CYCLO CROSS LITE|
|Fork||CC Carbon disc 15|
|Derailleur||Shimano 105 SS|
|Brake Lever||On Bar Lever additional|
|Brakes||Tektro Spyre disc 160|
|Chainwheel||FSA Gossamer 46-36 Mega|
|Hubs||Bearing Disc-15 Road Axle / Bearing Disc cassette|
|Rim||MERIDA comp 22 disc cross|
|Freewheel||Shimano CS-5800-11 11-28|
|Tires||Continental Cyclocross Race 35 fold|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA pro OS -5|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Road Pro Classic OS|
|Headset||Big Conoid S-bearing neck pro|
|Seat Post||MERIDA pro H SB15 27.2|
|Saddle||MERIDA Race 1|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70.5||71||72||72||72|
|Seat Tube Angle||75||75||74||74||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||110||130||145||160||175||195|
|Stand Over Height||740||764||781||804||817||847|
The best of two worlds: externally shaped head tube with bigger diameter at the bottom and weight saving smaller diameter at the top. ‘X-Taper Headtubes’ always come with tapered forks or correct adapters fitted. Result: superb stiffness and precise steering even in the toughest conditions without increasing the weight of the frame unnecessarily.
Thru-axles at the front and/or rear wheel offer various advantages: besides their high torsional stiffness, they especially ensure easy wheel installation and also guarantee an always correct position of the brake rotor. Because in contrast to quick-release solutions, the position of the wheel is always 100 percent the same. MERIDA trusts in 12 mm thru-axles in the rear and 15 mm versions in the front.
“Chain Stay Post Mount Disc” – this technology is the result of three findings. First, a brake mount positioned within the frame triangle optimally protects the brake from external influences. Second, the caliper is supported by the chain stay and is therefore able to distribute the occurring physical forces in an ideal way. Third, internally routed cables can reach the brake neatly from the chain stay.
Rigid carbon front fork, in case of some models realized as full-carbon version. MERIDA carbon forks delight with outstanding vibration damping as well as with superb braking and lateral stiffness. Reliable steering and braking performance in every situation.
Road bikes and MTB hardtails lack a suspension system at the rear. In this way, they do not only reach their low weight but turn each pilot-provided watt into propulsion. Yet a rigid rearstay transmits any shocks directly to the rider as well – this affects the athlete’s performance potential. But not in the case of our “Flex Stay” seat and chain stays: Their special design absorbs surface bumps and reduces occurring vibrations.
Elaborately shaped frame designs with special inlets and outlets for internally routed brake and/or shifter cables. “Clean” in a double sense: The bike looks uncluttered while the cables are protected effectively from moisture and dirt.
Besides top functionality, MERIDA frames also have to offer a convincing visual appearance. The second welding process during Smooth Welding evens the connecting welding seam – an elaborate concept for a brilliant look without compromises to stability.
MERIDA’s premium alloy represents extremely durable and light aluminium of high-end quality. Triple-butted wall thicknesses result not only in exciting frame designs: First of all, they offer an optimum Stiffness-to-Weight (STW) ratio.
The mechanical TFS process works from the outside to the inside. In contrast, the complex Hydroforming concept shapes the frame by pushing hot oil under hydraulic high pressure from the inside to the outside. Material: Prolite 66 aluminium.