eSILEX+ 600

 

Explore the path less travelled, follow the trail wherever it might take you. With hub motor assistance and battery hidden within a svelte frame, this is a bike to expand your horizons.

The helping hand of a hub drive unit and the off-road capability of a gravel bike means the eSILEX 600+ allows you to choose the trail you want to ride. Ride on or off-road with the combination of plump, gravel-ready tyres on agile 650b rims with drop barred efficiency and the subtle helping hand of the MAHLE ebikemotion X35+ hub motor and 250 Wh battery. A smooth Shimano GRX single chainring wide-range groupset and hydraulic disc brakes mean effortless control while our carbon fork helps dampen vibrations, plus a full complement of mounts is ideal for backpacking trips.

If you are often looking for the off-road alternative when you are out on your bike or simply enjoy exploring the path unknown, then the eSILEX might be the perfect assisted bike for you. The rear-hub MAHLE system with integrated battery offers a neutral support level whenever your journey requires some e-motor assistance. You can even use an externally mounted 208 Wh MAHLE Range Extender to boost range. Similarly to the non-assisted SILEX, the eSILEX is available in the more rugged 650b or the more fast-rolling 700c set-up. Both versions come with gravel/off-road tyres for extra grip. A large number of fixing points on the frame as well as the fork, turn the eSILEX into an adventure rig without any fuss.

  • MAHLE ebikemotion X35+ hub motor gives natural feeling assistance
  • Triple butted aluminium frame with built-in 250 Wh battery
  • Sleek 'normal bike' silhouette and low weight
  • Shimano GRX drivetrain and hydraulic brakes
  • Gravel tyres on more rugged 650b wheels
  • Multiple frame and fork fixing points for extra carrying capacity

Awards & Media

  • material: aluminium
  • 700x45C / 700x42C (with fender) / 27,5x47C max. wheelsize
  • 100x9/135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color ORANGE (BLACK)
  • Tapered
  • material: carbon
  • 700x42C max/ 700x35C (with fender) max 50mm for 650B max wheelsize
headset VP MH-P16
  • material: aluminium
  • 400mm (XS/S), 420mm (M), 440mm (L/XL)
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 5° stem angle
  • 80 mm
grip MERIDA ROAD EXPERT
derailleur (r) Shimano GRX812
  • material: carbon
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
bottom bracket Shimano BSA
pedal VP VPE-891
chain KMC e11s
  • 40 teeth
  • 170 mm-XS/S/SM/ML, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-42 teeth
  • 11 speed
  • 19mm inner width
  • 24mm height
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • ShieldWall / TLR
  • 650Bx47
  • ShieldWall / TLR
  • 650Bx47
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 470 490 510 530 560
Tt Top Tubes Mm 525 540 555 570 585
Cs Chain Stays Mm 431 431 431 431 431
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 69.5 70 70.5 71 71.5
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 75 75 75 75 75
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 70 70 70 70 70
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 145 160 175 190 205
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 400 400 400 400 400
R Reachs Mm 374 384 395 406 416
S Stacks Mm 565 581 597 613 629
Wb Wheel Base Mm 1032 1044 1055 1066 1076
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 748 767 785 804 830

Technologies

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PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM

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.

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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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DOWN TUBE EXIT

DOWN TUBE EXIT is a feature seen on some of our frames with internally routed cables. By slightly overlapping the downtube where it connects to the bottom bracket, it leaves a small space that allows cables to exit easily. This means they are easily accessible for routine maintenance or replacement, but it prevents excessive movement and noise that can cause wear and distraction.

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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.