CYCLO CROSS 500
|Frame||CYCLO CROSS LITE|
|Fork||Full carbon tapered fork with 15 mm bolt through axle|
|Derailleur||Shimano 105 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano 105, 22 speed|
|Brake Lever||Shimano 105 with additional on bar lever|
|Brakes||Tektro Spyre mechanical disc, 160mm rotor|
|Chainwheel||Shimano RS500 46-36|
|Chain||KMC X11, 11 speed|
|Hubs||Merida alloy disc hubs with 15mm bolt through axle / Merida alloy quick release|
|Rim||MERIDA Comp Disc 22mm profile|
|Freewheel||Shimano CS-5800, 11 speed,11-28|
|Tires||Maxxis Mud Wrestler 33mm Kevlar bead|
|Spokes||Black stainless steel|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Pro -5 degree|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert double butted 6061 aluminium classic drop|
|Headset||FSA BB410P/55E 1-1/8"/1.5" with H2246A:15mm neck H:19L 20.6L|
|Seat Post||Merida Expert 27.2mm with 15mm lay back|
|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|
Aluminium is, based on its characteristics, like for example low weight, still a highly popular frame material. Through the mechanical shaping process TFS, modern, three dimensional shapes can be realised. The material used: Racelite 6061. Contrary to HFS (’Hydro Forming System’) we use TFS already on entry level frames to improve appearance and functionality.
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.
The nicer the weather the more fun you have riding your bike and vice versa. This simple formula stays true till a nice looking and technically well functioning solution for integrating mud guards on your bike is found. MERIDA bikes with ‘F-Mount’ have fittings for mud guards (some of our models require model specific mud guards) already integrated, making adding them super fast and simple.
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.
Due to a large cable exit in the down tube, “Down Tube Exit” additionally puts an end to awkward handling of internally routed cables.
“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.
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 friction-free alignment of the brake calliper is considerably eased by direct mounting of the post-mount calliper at the rear dropout. Adaptable to different brake disc sizes thanks to the utilization of differently dimensioned adapters.