|Fork||Fox 34 Float Performance Air fork with tapered steerer, 150mm travel and 15mm bolt through|
|Shock||Fox 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 X11, 11 speed|
|Hubs||Shimano XT 15mm bolt through / Shimano XT 12mm bolt through|
|Rim||MERIDA Expert TR, 29mm inner width tubeless ready|
|Freewheel||Shimano M7000, 11 speed, 11-42|
|Tires||Maxxis Forekaster 2.35" TR EXO|
|Spokes||Double butted stainless steel (Black)|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert 3d forged 6061 aluminium, 55mm long|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert double butted 6061 aluminium, 35mm rise, 760mm wide|
|Headset||FSA BB410P/55E 1-1/8"/1.5" With H2246A 15mm gloss black neck H:19L:20.6L|
|Seat Post||Merida Expert remote dropper 30.9mm|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa 3|
|Pedal||CrMo Steel axle platform pedal|
|Head Tube Angle||67||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.
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 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.