SILEX 600

 

Simple, stylish and hugely capable. The perfect combination of a lightweight aluminium frame with multiple fixing points and a full carbon fork, also with added attachment capability. Get ready for your next cycling adventure.

Whether you are looking for a capable gravel bike for your next bikepacking adventure, a super comfortable and confidence-inspiring road bike that doesn't shy away from taking off-road detours, or a stylish commuter that can easily tackle even the most pothole littered roads, the SILEX 600 delivers on all three fronts. Equipped with a single chainring setup from Shimano and powerful hydraulic disc brakes, it is ready for pretty much anything you can throw at it.

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 GLOSSY BLACK (MATT BLACK)
  • Tapered
  • material: carbon
  • 700x38C / 650Bx45C max. wheelsize
  • hydraulic Disc brake
  • hydraulic Disc brake
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 GRX812
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
bottom bracket SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5
chain KMC X11
  • 40 teeth
  • 170 mm-XS/S, 172,5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-42 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

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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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.