Ride Disc 5000
|Colors||dark red (black)|
|Frame||RIDE DISC CF2|
|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 - carbon face plate - 5 degree|
|Handlebar||FSA Gossamer - oversize clamp - compact drop|
|Headset||Big Conoid S-bearing neck pro|
|Seat Post||Merida Carbon - 15mm lay back|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa 3|
|Head Tube Angle||72||72.5||73||73|
|Seat Tube Angle||73||73||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||69||69||69||69|
|Head Tube Length||152||165||180||205|
|Stand Over Height||809||828||847||868|
Using nature as a role model, MERIDA refines the construction of different carbon components successfully with special bio flax fibres which impress particularly with one interesting feature: highly effective vibration damping. Like rigid carbon forks, the rearstays of road bikes or MTB hardtails turn into genuine comfort wonders when these natural fibres are woven into the per se torsion-resistant carbon matrix.
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.
Via a special reinforcement rib (such as in the full-carbon forks of road bikes), MERIDA competently combines two different technological characteristics which seem to be completely contradictory at the first sight: Outstanding torsion-stiffness data for maximum handling quality and safety on the one hand, a certain damping flexibility on the other. In this effective way, MERIDA forks become equally safe and comfortable.