SILEX+ LIMITED

 

Top of the range, full carbon gravel and rough road specialist, featuring more rugged 650b wheels and a wireless SRAM drivetrain. Fun, capable, versatile - the real Swiss army knife of our road bike range.

Our top of the range full carbon all-road bike, built around 650b wheels with high-volume tyres for improved off-road capability and SRAM's latest wireless groupset. The SILEX+ LIMITED is the perfect companion for long and demanding rides away from the paved road. Through its multiple fixing points, it is easily transferred into a super capable bikepacking steed or even an extremely comfortable commuter.

There's a certain beauty in just riding without watching the time, heading wherever you feel the urge. For those rides, the test and award-winning SILEX makes total sense; our most comfortable and versatile road bike ever. With its modern MTB inspired geometry, long top and head tubes and short stem, it offers nimble, confidence-inspiring handling. While often seen on extended gravel and rough road outings, as well as bikepacking trips, the SILEX also found a strong following in comfort-orientated road riding connoisseurs as well as commuters and city traffic weavers. The more rugged 650b wheeled alternative to the 700c SILEX has managed to obtain multiple test wins as well as comfort awards, and is coming back in the form of the fully loaded and wirelessly shifted SILEX+ LIMITED. The 'classic' 700c SILEX also impressed the press with the 400 securing a test win in Cycling Plus, being certified as having a 'huge fun factor', 'superb riding position' and 'brilliant off-road handling'.

  • Full carbon frame and fork
  • 650b wheel for improved off-road capability
  • Internal cable routing for a clean and easy to load frame
  • Comfort geometry for long hours in the saddle
  • MTB inspired handling for superior off-road capability
  • Three bottle cage positions and bosses for further luggage capacity on the fork legs
  • material: carbon
  • 700C or 650B wheelsize
  • 100x12/142x12mm axle standard
  • BB386 bottom bracket standard
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color MATT DARK SILVER (GLOSSY BLACK)
  • Tapered
  • material: carbon
  • 700x38C / 650Bx45C max. wheelsize
headset VP B303AC
  • material: aluminium
  • 400mm (XS-S)
  • 420mm (M)
  • 440mm (L/XL)
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -8° stem angle
  • 80 mm
grip MERIDA ROAD Expert
derailleur (r) Sram Rival XPLR eTAP AXS
  • material: carbon
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • S-FLEX
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
bottom bracket Sram BB-DUB-PF30-A1
chain Sram Rival 12s
  • 10-44 teeth
  • 12 speed
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 23mm inner width
  • 24mm height
  • Centerlock
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4mm allen key
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tire Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes Mm 440 470 500 530 560
Tt Top Tubes Mm 548 564 580 600 620
Cs Chain Stays Mm 430 430 430 430 430
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 71 71 71 71 71
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 74 74 74 74 74
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 75 75 75 75 75
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 160 180 200 220 240
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 398 398 398 398 398
R Reachs Mm 379 390 400 415 430
S Stacks Mm 588 607 626 645 664
Wb Wheel Base Mm 1027 1044 1061 1082 1104
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 706 736 765 794 822

Technologies

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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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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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NANO MATRIX CARBON

NANO MATRIX CARBON is a special kind of carbon fibre where we add extremely tiny, nano-scale particles to the resin that binds the individual carbon fibres together. These then work on a molecular level to protect them from damage. It’s so effective that it can actually increase the finished carbon fibre’s impact resistance by up to 40%, allowing us to build stronger and lighter composite frames that result in a faster and tougher bike.

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AWS ANTI WRINKLE SYSTEM

This is a method we use to manufacture our carbon fibre frames. First, the carbon fibre that makes up the frame is laid around special formers. We then use a bladder to compress the layers against the outside of the frame mould, giving a smooth and wrinkle-free internal finish, removing any voids in between the layers of carbon that can cause potential weak points, resulting in a stronger, lighter frame.

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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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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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DISC COOLER

Used on our carbon fibre road and gravel bikes, DISC COOLER is a finned piece of forged aluminium that sits between the brake calliper and frame. The aluminium piece helps to draw heat from the braking system and radiates it away quickly. It reduces the temperatures by up to 35% and helps to keep your brakes working at their best for improved control and performance on long descents and under heavy braking.

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INTERNAL CLAMP

When every second counts, the smallest of details can make the difference between winning and losing, so we look at every aspect of our frames to make them as sleek as possible. By using a seat post clamping mechanism that secures the post with a wedge inside the frame itself, we minimise the turbulence and potential drag while keeping post height adjustment simple, giving a frame that is more aerodynamic and also better looking.