|Fork||Rock Shox Yari RC air fork with tapered steerer, 130mm travel and 15mm bolt through boost axle standard|
|Derailleur||Shimano SLX Shadow 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano XT-i spec 11 speed|
|Brake Lever||Shimano M506|
|Brakes||Shimano M506 hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor / Shimano M506 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor|
|Chainwheel||Shimano SLX 30 boost with MRP 1x TR upper chainguard|
|Chainguard||MRP 1X TR upper|
|Chain||KMC X11, 11 speed|
|Hubs||Merida 15mm bolt through hub with 110mm Boost axle standard / Merida 12mm bolt through hub with 148mm Boost axle standard|
|Rim||MERIDA Expert TP with 35mm inner width - tubeless ready|
|Freewheel||Shimano XT, 11 speed, 11-46|
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon 650b+ 2.8" Kevlar bead|
|Spokes||Black stainless steel|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert 3d forged 6061 aluminium, 35mm long|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert double butted 6061 aluminium, 35mm rise, 760mm wide|
|Headset||VP-J205PM 1-1/8"/1.5" H:23.3L with 15mm neck - gloss black|
|Seat Post||Merida Expert remote dropper 30.9mm|
|Head Tube Angle||67.5||67.5||67.5||67.5|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||60||60||60||60|
|Head Tube Length||105||115||125||135|
|Stand Over Height||662||699||732||763|
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 the widening of the hub spacing by 6mm, the spoke angles become flatter resulting in a stiffer and stronger wheel. In particular on 29er and 650b+ wheels, and paired with the stiffness increasing attributes of a through axle, this is hugely desirable. Besides that, the wider hubs and cranks with wider bottom brackets push the chain line further outwards and enable extra short chain stays for a more agile geometry.
Internal cable routing perfected: Up to this point, the routing of cables inside frame tubes often had the unwanted side effect that they were able to move and produce noise. Our ‘Smart Entry’ allows the cables to be clamped under tension, resulting in rattle free cables even when it is getting rough. All cable inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with any kind of set up; Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake and gear cable housings etc.
Due to a large cable exit in the down tube, “Down Tube Exit” additionally puts an end to awkward handling of internally routed cables.
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.