Ride Disc 500
|Colors||matt black (blue/white)|
|Frame||RIDE DISC AL|
|Fork||Full carbon tapered fork with internal cable routing, 15mm through axle and double chamber technology|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 for hydraulic discs|
|Brake Lever||Shimano 105 for hydraulic discs|
|Brakes||Shimano RS785 hydraulic disc brakes 160mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||Shimano RS500 50-34|
|Hubs||Fulcrum Racing Sport disc wheelset|
|Rim||Fulcrum Racing Sport disc wheelset|
|Freewheel||Shimano 5800 11-32|
|Tires||Maxxis Detonator 25c Kevlar bead|
|Spokes||Fulcrum Racing Sport disc wheelset|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Pro - oversize clamp - 5 degree|
|Handlebar||FSA Gossamer - oversize clamp - compact drop|
|Headset||Big Conoid S-bearing neck pro|
|Seat Post||Merida Carbon - 15mm lay back|
|Saddle||Merida Race 5|
|Head Tube Angle||71||72||72.5||73||73||73|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74||73.5||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||69||69||69||69||69||69|
|Head Tube Length||140||152||165||180||205||230|
|Stand Over Height||733||759||777||795||815||843|
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.
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.
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.