eSPRESSO URBAN 300 EQ

 

A new breed of city bike, combining a svelte, lightweight low step-through frame with the natural feeling assistance of a MAHLE ebikemotion X35+ hub motor and 250 Wh integrated battery.

The eSPRESSO URBAN 300 EQ is a new breed of city bike that pairs the assistance of a hub-drive motor with a sleek, low step-through frame design that's virtually indistinguishable from a non-assisted bike. It's also much lighter than a regular e-bike, making it ideal for city living, though there's plenty of range from the internal 250 Wh battery and the low-drag motor means pedalling over the assistance limit is easy. It's fully kitted out as standard too, with full mudguards, rack, lights, lock and a kickstand, plus a suspension fork and seat post for extra comfort. The smooth-shifting Shimano drivetrain is paired with powerful hydraulic disc brakes for excellent control too.

New for 2022 is the eSPRESSO URBAN, which offers an even lighter weight package than the rest of the eSPRESSO range thanks to the use of a highly efficient, low-drag MAHLE ebikemotion X35+ hub mounted motor system and 250 Wh integrated battery. It delivers natural feeling support and is easy to pedal above the assistance limit, making it perfect for sporty riders after a sleek and slimline alternative. Thanks to the slimmed down tubing that houses the internal 250 Wh battery, the low step-through frame design gives even more clearance when mounting or dismounting. You can even use an externally mounted 208 Wh MAHLE Range Extender to boost range. Add in the fact it comes fully equipped with mudguards, rack, lock, lights and a kickstand and it’s your ideal city companion.

  • MAHLE ebikemotion X35+ hub motor gives natural feeling assistance
  • Sleek silhouette and low weight
  • Convenient low step-through frame design
  • Fully equipped with mudguards, rack, lights, lock and kickstand
  • Smooth 10-speed Shimano drivetrain
  • Suspension fork and seat post for extra comfort
frame eSPRESSO URBAN LITE
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color DARK STRAWBERRY (BLACK)
  • Coil
  • 63mm suspension travel
  • 700x52C max wheelsize
  • material: aluminium
  • 640mm width
  • 35mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • adjustable
  • 65 mm-XS/S/M, 90 mm-L/XL
grip MERIDA COMP EC
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • 40mm seatpost suspension travel
bottom bracket EB2401 BSA 68mm
pedal VP VPE-891
chain KMC e10s
  • 42 teeth
  • XS-165mm, S/M/L-170mm, XL-175mm
  • 11-46 teeth
  • 10 speed
  • 20mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 622-50
  • wire
  • reflecting line
  • 622-50
  • wire
  • reflecting line
display Mahle Pulsar One Display
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tire Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes Mm 380 430 480 530 580
Tt Top Tubes Mm 575 590 605 620 635
Cs Chain Stays Mm 470 470 470 470 470
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 69 69 69.5 69.5 69.5
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 73 73 73 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 70 70 70 70 70
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 170 175 180 190 200
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 475 475 475 475 475
R Reachs Mm 374 388 401 413 425
S Stacks Mm 656 661 668 677 687
Wb Wheel Base Mm 1111 1126 1136 1152 1167
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 417 417 417 417 417

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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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.