|Colors||matt black (red/white)|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float Performance - 100mm travel|
|Shock||Fox Float DPS Performance|
|Derailleur||Shimano SLX / SLX Shadow+|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX - ispec|
|Brake Lever||Shimano SLX|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes - 180/160mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||Shimano SLX 36-22|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore 15mm front and 12mm rear|
|Rim||DT Swiss 466D|
|Freewheel||Shimano HG50 11-36|
|Tires||Continental X-King 2.2" Kevlar bead|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Pro - oversize clamp - 5 degree|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Pro oversize clamp - 720mm wide - flat|
|Headset||Big Conoid S-bearing|
|Seat Post||Merida Pro - in line|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa 3|
|Pedal||XC pro alloy|
|Head Tube Angle||69||69||70||70||70|
|Seat Tube Angle||75||75||74.5||74.5||74.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||21||21||40||40||40|
|Head Tube Length||100||115||100||115||130|
|Stand Over Height||750||752||768||773||776|
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.
“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.
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.
This is our rear suspension which we have optimized for Cross Country oriented riding and the modern world of 1x drivetrains. It is a single-pivot with linkage system, has a super light carbon rocker (only 80 grams) and allows for light, efficient rear ends whose kinematics totally eliminate pedal-bob when set up with 25% sag. Sensitive in the beginning, with a stable platform in the middle and progressive in the end – RACE LINK works masterfully in challenging uphills and downhills.
This torsion-resistant thru axle with a diameter of 12 mm is used for broad 142 mm rear stays. It delights with perceptible increase of stiffness, tool-free wheel mounting and an always ideal brake rotor position.