|Color||matt blue (black)|
|Fork||Rhythm 34 FLOAT Sweep Adj. boost|
|Shock||FLOAT DPS Performance|
|Derailleur Front||Shimano XT sideswing|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano XT GS Shadow+|
|Shifters||Shimano XT-i / Shimano XT-I 11|
|Brake Lever||Shimano M615|
|Brakes||Shimano M615 180 cen|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XT 36-26(27.5") / 34-24(29")|
|Hubs||FoBearing Cen 15 boost / FoBearing Cen 12|
|Rim||MERIDA Expert CC|
|Freewheel||Shimano M7000-11 11-42|
|Tires||Maxxis Forekaster 2.35 fold|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert OS-2P 60|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert OS 740 R12|
|Headset||Big Conoid semi|
|Seat Post||MERIDA Expert SB0 31.6|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa 3|
|Pedal||XC pro alloy|
|Head Tube Angle||68||68||68||69||69||69|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74.5||75||75||75|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||25||25||25||40||40||40|
|Head Tube Length||105||110||120||95||105||115|
|Stand Over Height||707||732||756||740||768||796|
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.
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.
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.