RIDE DISC 500
|Color||shiny dark silver (black)|
|Frame||RIDE DISC AL|
|Fork||Race carbon disc 15|
|Derailleur Front||Shimano Ultegra D|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Ultegra GS|
|Shifters||Shimano RS685 disc|
|Brake Lever||Shimano RS685 disc|
|Brakes||Shimano RS785 160|
|Chainwheel||Shimano RS500 50-34 [BSA]|
|Rim||Fulcrum Racing comp disc|
|Freewheel||Shimano CS-5800-11 11-32|
|Tires||Maxxis Detonator 25 fold|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert OS -5|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert Compact road OS|
|Headset||Big Conoid S-bearing neck pro|
|Seat Post||MERIDA carbon Expert SB15 27.2|
|Head Tube Angle||71||72||72.5||73||73||73|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74||73.5||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||69||69||69||69||69||69|
|Head Tube Length||140||152||165||180||205||230|
|Stand Over Height||733||759||777||795||815||843|
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.
The nicer the weather the more fun you have riding your bike and vice versa. This simple formula stays true till a nice looking and technically well functioning solution for integrating mud guards on your bike is found. MERIDA bikes with ‘F-Mount’ have fittings for mud guards (some of our models require model specific mud guards) already integrated, making adding them super fast and simple.
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.
“Chain Stay Post Mount Disc” – this technology is the result of three findings. First, a brake mount positioned within the frame triangle optimally protects the brake from external influences. Second, the caliper is supported by the chain stay and is therefore able to distribute the occurring physical forces in an ideal way. Third, internally routed cables can reach the brake neatly from the chain stay.
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.
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 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.