|Fork||Rock Shox SID RL Air fork with tapered steerer, 100mm travel, 15mm bolt through, remote lockout|
|Shock||Rock Shox Monarch RT3|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT GS Shadow+ 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano XT-i spec 11 speed|
|Brake Lever||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT-Fin hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor with ice-tech cooling / Shimano XT-Fin hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor with ice-tech cooling|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XT 36-26|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11 speed|
|Hubs||Front - Fulcrum Red Power HP 29 15mm bolt through axle with 110mm / Rear - Fulcrum Red Power HP 29 12mm bolt through axle with 148mm Boost axle standard|
|Rim||Fulcrum Red Power HP 29 - 23.5mm inner width|
|Freewheel||Shimano XT, 11 speed, 11-42|
|Tires||Continental Race King Race Sport 2.2" SL|
|Spokes||Straightpull Stainless Steel (Black)|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert -5 degree with carbon faceplate|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert double butted 6061 aluminium, flat, 720mm wide|
|Headset||VP-2331 1-1/8"/1.5" with neck 3.5mm H:10.1L|
|Seat Post||Merida Team carbon 31.6mm in-line|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70||70|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||40||40||40|
|Head Tube Length||100||115||130|
|Stand Over Height||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.
Due to a large cable exit in the down tube, “Down Tube Exit” additionally puts an end to awkward handling of internally routed cables.
Rear suspension often causes problems with the rear shifting cable (e.g. formation of loops, abrasion/friction, undesired shifting) which are caused by movement during compression. Thanks to a double break via special sleeves (“Double Stop”), MERIDA keeps the defined cable length constant.
“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.
Anti Wrinkle System – Due to its technological characteristics, carbon provides designers and developers with many excellent possibilities which are not offered by other raw materials used for bike building (e. g. aluminium). The special surface structure is particularly fascinating – but what does happen inside the frame? MERIDA utilizes specific mould inserts which reduce the wrinkling considerably. Result: More stiffness and durability but less weight.
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.
The suspension fork and/or the shock unit of your MERIDA bike can be locked comfortably from the handlebar via remote lockout. An ideal feature especially for (racing) bikers who require super-fast switching between open and locked mode.
Carbon bikes are often subject to considerable strain. To increase the quality of the used material, MERIDA utilizes this premium technology: The carbon mats are enriched with special nanoparticles which strengthen the matrix of the epoxy resin. In this way, the impact resistance of the final component construction can be increased successfully by up to 40 %. “Nano Matrix Carbon” refines all MERIDA high-end bikes of Model Year 2014.
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.
Internal cable routing perfected: While conventional solutions often have the drawback that cables can move inside the frame, our SMART ENTRY system actually clamps them under tension. This also makes sure that you won’t be distracted by rattling noises when the trail gets rough. And because the cable inlets are completely changeable, all kinds of possible set ups are possible: Di2, hydraulic hoses, mechanical housings… First available in 2016 in the model lines ONE-TWENTY and NINETY-SIX.
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.