Keep in mind that every kind or every type of bike or pedelec, referred to as category in the following, is designed for a specific use. Be sure to use your MERIDA bike or pedelec only according to its intended use, as it may otherwise not withstand the stress, fail and cause an accident with unforeseeable consequences! If you use your bike for another than its intended purpose the warranty will become void.
The category of your MERIDA bike or pedelec is indicated on the orange-colored sticker on the top tube.
Keep in mind: The higher the category of your MERIDA bike or pedelec the greater is the direct influence of your riding skills on the service life of your MERIDA bike or pedelec. Even in a terrain that is approved for MERIDA bike or pedelec defects may occur as a result of riding mistakes. And even if the jump height is lower than the one indicated for the respective category, your MERIDA bike or pedelec may be affected by defects due to a lack of riding technique or an insufficient con- dition of the trail.
MERIDA bikes and pedelecs of the category “Road“ are intended for use on public roads and cycle lanes with tarred surface, whereas the wheels remain in constant contact with the ground. MERIDA bikes and pedelecs of this category are not intended for use as touring and travel bike. Observe the traffic rules in force when riding on public roads.
MERIDA bike and pedelecs of the category “Cross“ are intended for use on hard-surface terrain, i.e. for tarred roads and cycle lanes or for field tracks with gravel, sandy or earthy surface that are sign-posted for cycle traffic. The wheels remain in constant contact with the lane.
Rolling down an edge is automatically permitted at short term up to a maximum height of 15 centimeters.
XC + TRAILCATEGORY 3
MERIDA bikes and pedelecs of the category “Cross Country (XC) + Trail“ (g) are intended for off-road use. Bikes and pedelecs of this category may be used on tarred roads and cycle lanes or on field tracks with gravel, sandy or earthy surface that are sign-posted for cycle traffic. Bikes and pedelecs of this category may also be used on trails and techni- cal sections characterized by roots, stones, ditches and loose ground. On official mountain bike trails jumps with built landings up to a height of 60 centimeters are permitted.
The use in trail parks on suitable trails, such as “flow trails”, is permitted as long as the trail is free of con- struction characteristics for higher categories for which a pedelec of this category is not approved.
In particular jumps carried out by inexperienced riders can result in improper landings. In this case the forc- es acting on the pedelec may be significantly higher compared to riders with a proper riding technique. This can result in damage and injuries. We recommend that you attend a riding technique course. If you use your MERIDA pedelec regularly in a trail park have it checked by your MERIDA dealer more often than indi- cated in the service plan.
MERIDA bikes of the category “Kids” are usually bicycles with a wheel size of less than 24”. These bikes are designed for use on hard-surface terrain, separated from public road traffic. The road surfaces can be asphalted, finely graveled, sandy or earthy. The wheels remain in constant contact with the road.