SILEX 700

 

Top-end aluminium gravel and all-road bike with full carbon fork and gravel-specific GRX double chainring groupset from Shimano. The perfect machine for demanding bikepacking trips, extended training rides and daily riding duties.

Fast-rolling yet hugely off-road capable 700c wheels, triple butted aluminium frame, full carbon fork and Shimano's gravel-specific GRX groupset are just some of the highlights of our top-level aluminium gravel bike. The SILEX 700 is ready for your next overnighter, loves to see if it can keep up with your local chain gang and helps to turn your daily trip to work into an enjoyable fitness jaunt. The 700 is a real jack of all trades.

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'.

  • Triple butted aluminium frame and full carbon 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: aluminium
  • 700x38C / 650Bx45C max.WHS
  • 100x12/142x12mm axle standard
  • BB86 bottom bracket standard
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
color MATT BLACK (GLOSSY ANTHRACITE)
  • Tapered
  • material: carbon
  • 700x38C / 650Bx45C max. wheelsize
headset MERIDA M2331
  • 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 SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5
chain KMC X11
  • 48-31 teeth
  • 170 mm-XS/S, 172,5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-34 teeth
  • 11 speed
  • 700x38C
  • fold
  • TR
  • EXO
  • 700x38C
  • fold
  • TR
  • EXO
axle front MERIDA EXPERT SL
  • 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 548 554 579 600 620
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 397 397 397 397 397
R Reachs Mm 380 380 400 415 430
S Stacks Mm 587 606 625 644 663
Wb Wheel Base Mm 1027 1034 1060 1082 1103
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 716 744 772 799 826

Technologies

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PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM

Our proven high-end aluminium (6066) is extremely light and durable. Using triple butted wall thicknesses and hydroforming technology, we can tune the aluminium tubes to give the best possible stiffness to weight ratio.

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HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

Tubes are inserted into negative moulds and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure, enabling them to be formed into complex shapes.

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

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.

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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SMOOTH WELDING

Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.

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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

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.

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DOWN TUBE EXIT

Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.

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F-MOUNT

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

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C-MOUNT

‘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.