One-Forty 7. 500
|Colors||dark grey/matt black (signal red)|
|Fork||Rock Shox Sector TK27SA-15mm 140 taper|
|Shock||Fox Float CTD LV (No BV) - Evolution|
|Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow+|
|Brakes||Tektro Auriga hydraulic 180|
|Chainwheel||Shimano M523 octa 40-30-22|
|Hubs||Bearing Centerlock-15 / Bearing Centerlock-12|
|Rim||DT Swiss 533D-27|
|Freewheel||Shimano CS-HG50-10 11-36|
|Tires||MERIDA lite 27 2.25 KV|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA pro OS 5|
|Handlebar||MERIDA pro OS 740 R12|
|Headset||Big Conoid semi neck|
|Seat Post||KS SuperNatural SB0 31.6|
|Saddle||MERIDA Sport 1|
|Head Tube Angle||67.5||67||67|
|Seat Tube Angle||74||74||74|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||18||18||18|
|Head Tube Length||100||110||120|
|Stand Over Height||707||748||778|
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.
MERIDA’s in-house “Virtual Pivot Kinematics” is a suspension chassis with a virtual pivot point. You will find VPK in the mountain bike models ONE-FORTY and ONE-SIXTY where it ensures that the bikes of the 145 and 160 and travel category combine outstanding small bump sensitivity, big hit capability and convincing drivetrain and braking neutrality in every imaginable situation.
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.
The suspension fork and/or the shock unit of your MERIDA bike can be locked directly by moving a lever. This provides an optimum setup e. g. for rides on bumpy surfaces or for powerful sprints – not only during steeper uphill passages!
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.
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.