eSPRESSO CC 600 EQ

 

Ready for the city, able to handle the countryside. It's the best of both worlds thanks to extra-grippy tyres, a powerful EP8 drive unit and well-thought-out spec on our tough, low step-through frame.

The eSPRESSO CC 600 EQ is able to cut it on the mean streets but also handle the sort of terrain that'd scare a regular city e-bike silly. That's because we've paired our stiff, low-step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design with tough 650b wheels and off-road-ready tyres for extra cushion and grip. With a SR Suntour suspension fork and the powerful assistance of a Shimano EP8 drive unit and 630 Wh internal battery, it'll keep you going in comfort all day too. Slick shifts from the Shimano 11-speed drivetrain are matched by a powerful performance from the hydraulic disc brakes. We've also added in the convenience of full guards, a rack, lights, lock and a kickstand.

The eSPRESSO CC range is the rugged sibling of the regular eSPRESSO CITY, with wider and grippier high-volume tyres on 650b wheels. While it's happy working hard in the urban jungle thanks to standard-fit mudguards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand, it's also capable of taking trips along forest trails and gravel tracks for fun. Models with the low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design come with either 630 Wh or 750 Wh fully-integrated batteries, while a more economical semi-integrated frame comes with a 504 Wh battery. All come with a refined but powerful Shimano STEPS pedal-assist motor, including the sporty EP8 unit on some models. Smooth and comfortable progress is assured with suspension forks on all models, while powerful hydraulic disc brakes allow effortless and controlled stopping. All have a high system weight of 150 kg which means plenty of capacity for rider and luggage.

  • Sporty and powerful Shimano EP8 drive unit
  • Super low step-through ENERGY CRADLE frame design with internally mounted 630 Wh battery
  • Slick Shimano 11-speed drivetrain
  • Suspension fork and seat post for comfort and control
  • Agile 650b wheels with grippy high-volume tyres
  • Fully equipped with guards, lights, lock, rack and kickstand
  • material: aluminium
  • 27,5x2,25" max. wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • internal
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color SILK RED (BLACK)
  • Coil
  • 75mm suspension travel
  • lockout
  • 27,5x2,4" max wheelsize
headset MERIDA 8152
  • material: aluminium
  • 660mm width
  • 15mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • adjustable
  • 90 mm- XS/S/M, 110 mm- L/XL
grip MERIDA EXPERT TK
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
pedal VP VPE-891
chain KMC e11S EPT
  • 11-51 teeth
  • 11 speed
  • 27.5x2.25"
  • wire
  • reflecting line
  • 27.5x2.25"
  • wire
  • reflecting line
display Shimano SC-E6100
  • STVZO
  • integrated in MERIDA MIK HD carrier
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tire Sizes 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5"
St Seat Tubes Mm 380 430 480 530 580
Tt Top Tubes Mm 580 595 615 635 655
Cs Chain Stays Mm 470 470 470 470 470
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 70 70 70 70 70
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 65 65 65 65 65
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 170 175 180 190 200
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 476 476 476 476 476
R Reachs Mm 385 399 417 435 452
S Stacks Mm 656 661 666 675 685
Wb Wheel Base Mm 1113 1129 1149 1170 1190
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 403 403 402 402 401

Technologies

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HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

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.

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

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.

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SMOOTH WELDING

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.

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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

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.

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DI2 READY

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.

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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 grade aluminium on all our bikes. It’s particularly well suited to being shaped with our hydroforming and technoforming processes, which allow us to vary the wall thickness to create double-butted tubing and complex frame shapes. It’s also an alloy that welds easily, and once it has been carefully heat treated to maximise strength, it means we can create strong and lightweight bicycle frames for you to enjoy.

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F-MOUNT

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.

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K-MOUNT

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.

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C-MOUNT

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.

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CASTED MOTOR BRACKET

The e-bike motor mount has a sophisticated shape that is only possible to create with casting technology. Casting this piece allows us to create a complex yet lightweight shape that gives an extremely strong connection between the motor and the frame for improved performance and reliability. It also gives the bike and motor a smooth and cleanly integrated appearance.

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ENERGY CRADLE

Our ENERGY CRADLE is a unique cradle-like shaping of the downtube that allows the battery to sit into the downtube in a specifically shaped recess, without adding any cut-outs to the downtube. Paired with an aluminium battery cover, the frame gives the impression of an integrated battery but offers a much stiffer structure for improved handling on our low-step-through frames, without sacrificing battery accessibility.

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WIRE PORT

MERIDA designed headsets that enable all control cables from the handlebar to enter the frame through the headset cover, creating a clean and uncluttered look, allowing for a lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic frame structure than with conventional cable ports. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including the bar and stem) or semi-integrated, where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.