|Fork||Suntour Aion RL-R air fork with tapered steerer, 130mm travel, 15mm bolt through axle and remote lockout|
|Shock||SR Suntour Epicon Lorp|
|Derailleur||Shimano Deore SGS Shadow+ 10 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 10 speed|
|Brake Lever||Tektro MA|
|Brakes||Tektro MA hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor|
|Chainwheel||FSA Gamma drive 38-24 with chainguard|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10 speed|
|Hubs||Merida 15mm bolt through hub / Merida 12mm bolt through hub|
|Rim||Merida Big 7 Comp CC 32 hole rim|
|Freewheel||Shimano CS-HG50, 10 speed, 11-36|
|Tires||Maxxis Forekaster 2.35" Kevlar bead|
|Spokes||Stainless steel (Black)|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Expert 3d forged 6061 aluminium, 60mm long|
|Handlebar||Merida Expert double butted 6061 aluminium, 12mm rise, 740mm wide|
|Headset||FSA NO.57/61BP 1-1/8"/1.5" With H2246A 15mm gloss black neck H:20.2L:22.3L|
|Seat Post||Merida Comp alloy 31.6mm with 12mm lay back|
|Pedal||XC pro alloy|
|Head Tube Angle||68||68||68|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||25||25||25|
|Head Tube Length||105||110||120|
|Stand Over Height||707||732||756|
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.
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.
This rear end construction features a “floating” shock: The lower mount moves together with the system and offers very sensitive response characteristics. In addition, engineers are able to influence transmission ratio and progression in an optimal way. In practice, a “Float Link” rear end feels like having more travel than it actually does. Finally, the omission of the shock mount in the main frame provides a clean look.
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.
The performance of fullsuspension MTB chassis changes with the frame size? Not at MERIDA – due to the “M.O.R.E Suspension” technology (“MERIDA Optimized Ride Engineering”)! Up to 120 mm travel, this concept marks all of our fullies designed as supported single-pivot constructions. Impressive result: Equally brilliant kinematics and drivetrain-neutrality in all frame sizes.
The friction-free alignment of the brake calliper is considerably eased by direct mounting of the post-mount calliper at the rear dropout. Adaptable to different brake disc sizes thanks to the utilization of differently dimensioned adapters.
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.