You don't need to blow the budget to get a reliable city e-bike. With a semi-integrated battery, strong Shimano motor and plenty of standard-fit equipment, it's ready to go as soon as you are.

It might be the most affordable bike in the range, but the eSPRESSO CITY 300 EQ SE uses that budget wisely. Shimano's proven, high value for money E5000 pedal-assist motor is powered by a semi-integrated 418 Wh battery and we've fitted an impressive level of kit as standard, including mudguards, lights, rack, lock and a kickstand. Strong but controllable hydraulic disc brakes help you stop with ease, while the Shimano 9-speed drivetrain offers clean and smooth shifts.

Life in the city can be hectic, so anything that allows you to make the best use of your time has to be a good thing. The eSPRESSO CITY is all about getting you where you want to without fuss and in comfort, thanks to a range of smooth yet powerful pedal-assist motors, a convenient low-step-through frame and standard fit equipment such as lock, mudguards, lights and rack that make navigating urban life that much easier. All models (except 300 SE EQ) feature the ENERGY CRADLE frame design that holds the internal (model depending) battery with an even lower and wider step-through frame with excellent stiffness, plus derailleur or low-maintenance hub gearing options.

  • Extra low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design
  • Semi-integrated 418 Wh battery
  • High value for money Shimano E5000 drive unit
  • Slick shifting Shimano 9-Speed drivetrain
  • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
  • Fast-rolling 700c wheels and comfy 47 mm tyres with reflective strip
  • material: aluminium
  • 700x 42C (with fender) wheelsize
  • 142x12mm axle standard
  • external
  • max. 504 Wh
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Coil
  • 63mm suspension travel
  • 700x48C max wheelsize
headset MERIDA 2346
  • material: aluminium
  • 640mm width
  • 35mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • adjustable
  • 90 mm-XS/S/M, 110 mm-L/XL
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
pedal VP VPE-891
chain KMC e9S
  • 11-36 teeth
  • 9 speed
  • 622-47
  • wire
  • reflecting line
  • 622-47
  • wire
  • reflecting line
  • including removeable lever, 6mm allen key
display Shimano SC-E5000A
  • integrated in MERIDA MIK carrier
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tire Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes Mm 415 450 490 530 570
Tt Top Tubes Mm 575 590 605 620 635
Cs Chain Stays Mm 490 490 490 490 490
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 69.5 70 70 70.5 70.5
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 70 70 70 70 70
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 160 170 185 200 215
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 477 477 477 477 477
R Reachs Mm 389 394 398 408 412
S Stacks Mm 651 662 676 693 707
Wb Wheel Base Mm 1140 1143 1153 1163 1171
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 378 379 379 380 380




When creating high-end aluminium frames, we use our proven PROLITE 66 (6066) aluminium, as it is incredibly light and durable. In addition, it works exceptionally well with our hydroforming technology, allowing us to create complex shapes, featuring triple butted wall thicknesses, an almost carbon-like appearance and the best possible stiffness-to-weight ratio. While lesser alloys might be cheaper, it is the ideal choice for high-performance bicycle frames.



To get the most out of an aluminium tube in terms of shape or varying wall thickness, we apply various forms of manipulation. The most complex but also the most effective is hydroforming, where an aluminium tube is inserted into a negative mould, and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure. The end result is a perfectly shaped aluminium tube that enables us to create beautifully crafted and lightweight aluminium frames.



Steering precision is vital to safe and confident handling, and the X-TAPER HEADTUBE allows us to significantly boost this precision. A larger headset diameter at the bottom paired with a smaller one at the top helps to deal with the strains modern riding and equipment can put on the headtube, all without adding unnecessary weight. It allows tapered forks to be fitted with ease and delivers precise and confidence-inspiring steering.



This is a process we use to give a nice flat finish to our welds instead of the scaled, 'stack of coins' effect TIG welded joints often have. The welder uses the welding torch to go over the joint twice, helping to smooth out the filler material. It takes a lot of skill to do this, but it delivers strong and smart-looking frames that have the appearance of a carbon fibre frame at first look.



On the majority of our frames, we run the gear and brake cables and hoses through the frame. The cables enter and exit the frame through smooth sockets, or we use one of our other systems like SMART ENTRY or WIRE PORT to be routed through. Running the cables inside the frame protects them from the elements, gives a clean and neat look and can offer aerodynamic advantages.



Many of our frames offer internal cable routing, where the gear and brake cables are run through the frame for maximum protection and a clean look. Some internally run cables can rattle when riding over uneven surfaces, but our SMART ENTRY system prevents this from happening. Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent noisy cable movement. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with any kind of cable or wire.



Shimano's Di2 electronic shifting system offers fast, smooth and reliable shifting. In particular, in the road world, it has proven itself as the primary choice when top performance is at the top of the agenda. With that in mind, we have a broad selection of performance road frames that are Di2 READY and can accommodate the electrical cable, battery and other little tweaks that the system requires.



Being able to turn your bike into an all-weather commuter that has mudguards and other fittings can be a real plus, in particular when riding on wet and perhaps muddy roads and tracks on a regular basis. To make fitting easy, some of our bikes are F-MOUNT equipped. These integrated fittings mounts make adding mudguards fast and simple. Please note that some bikes require model-specific mudguards.



When using your bike in an urban environment, where you might not always have the option to use a specific bike stand, a kickstand is an ideal solution to park your bike safely. Some of our bikes come with a neatly integrated K-MOUNT, which makes fitting a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand) easy. And if you don’t want to have a kickstand and prefer the clean appearance of your frame, the K-MOUNT is neatly tucked away underneath your chainstay, difficult to spot if you don’t know it is there.



Similar to our F-MOUNT, where various fixing points for mudguards are part of the frame offering, the C-MOUNT equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated, making fitting fast, simple and reliable. The C-MOUNTS are an additional feature that improves the day-to-day versatility by adding loading capacity to your bike, ideal for commuting and shopping trips. Please note that some bikes require model-specific rear racks.