|Fork||Fox 34 Float Rhythm air fork with tapered steerer, 130mm travel and 15mm bolt through boost axle standard|
|Shock||Float DPS Performance|
|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|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XT 34-24|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11 speed|
|Hubs||Shimano XT 15mm bolt through with 110mm Boost axle standard / Shimano XT 12mm bolt through|
|Rim||Merida Expert CC, 22.5mm inner width, tubeless ready|
|Freewheel||Shimano XT, 11 speed, 11-42|
|Tires||Continental X-King 2.4" RaceSport 29er SL|
|Spokes||Double butted stainless steel (Black)|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Expert 3d forged 6061 aluminium, 60mm long|
|Handlebar||Merida Expert double butted 6061 aluminium, 10mm rise, 740mm wide|
|Headset||Merida-2334 1-1/8"/1.5" with MH-S100A:5.1mm neck H:13.4L|
|Seat Post||Merida Expert remote dropper 31.6mm|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa 3|
|Head Tube Angle||69||69||69|
|Seat Tube Angle||75||75||75|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||40||40||40|
|Head Tube Length||95||105||115|
|Stand Over Height||740||768||773|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.