|Colors||silk black (dark grey/yellow)|
|Fork||Speeder BC straight V|
|Derailleur||Shimano Claris GS|
|Shifters||Shimano EF51 repidfire|
|Chainwheel||Shimano M131 48-38-28 CG|
|Hubs||OV alloy / OV cassette|
|Rim||Merida comp 20 pair|
|Freewheel||Sunrace CS-8S 11-28|
|Tires||Kenda K193 700 32|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Comp OS 6|
|Handlebar||MERIDA comp OS 600 Flat|
|Headset||Big Conoid Semi|
|Seat Post||MERIDA comp SB12 31.6|
|Saddle||Merida Sport 5|
|Pedal||XC pro alloy|
|Head Tube Angle||71||72||73||73|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||150||170||215||240|
|Stand Over Height||735||777||816||844|
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.
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.