SILEX 7000


Top-level 700c equipped gravel bike with specific GRX groupset and Fulcrum wheels. The SILEX 7000 simply eats up the lanes, forest roads and gravel tracks and loves to be loaded up for your next bikepacking trip.

Full carbon frame and fork equipped all-road bike that takes versatility to the next level. The multiple fixing points allow the SILEX 7000 to be transferred into a super capable bikepacking machine, while the comfortable and confidence-inspiring geometry is the perfect basis for long hours in the saddle, either on or off paved roads. A full GRX groupset provides smooth and reliable shifting even in the most demanding situations, and the powerful disc brakes deliver unbeatable control at your fingertips.

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
  • 700c wheel for well balanced off and on-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
  • 700x38C / 650Bx45C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/142x12mm axle standard
  • BB386 bottom bracket standard
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
  • 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) Shimano GRX810
derailleur (f) Shimano GRX810
  • material: carbon
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
bottom bracket FSA 386-BB30 PF6000 [SMN FC]
chain KMC X11
  • 48-31 teeth
  • 170 mm-XS/S, 172,5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-34 teeth
  • 11 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)
  • 700x38C
  • fold
  • TR
  • EXO
  • 700x38C
  • fold
  • TR
  • EXO
  • 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




Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.



Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.



Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.



To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.



When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.



‘F-Mount’ equipped bikes have integrated fittings for mud guards (some bikes require model specific mud guards), making fitting fast and simple.



‘C-Mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated (some bikes require model specific rear rack), making fitting fast, simple and reliable. 



A forged aluminium component under the front and/or rear caliper allowing heat to dissipate through CNC-milled cooling fins. Tests show that temperatures are reduced by around 35 % and cooling times are shortened, optimising the performance of the brake.



Designing WorldTour bikes is similar to Formula 1: apparently nondescript details can result in saving split seconds. Integrated seat-post clamping minimises turbulence at the top tube.