|Colours||petrol blue (yellow/lite teal)|
|Fork||Suntour NCX D-RL 63mm fork with remote lockout|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano XT T8000|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 30 speed rapid fire shifters|
|Brake Lever||Shimano M315|
|Brakes||Shimano M315 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||FSA Alfa drive 48-36-26 with chainguard|
|Hubs||Shimano Centerlock quick release hubs|
|Rims||MERIDA Comp D|
|Freewheel||Shimano CS-HG500, 10 speed, 11-34 teeth|
|Tyres||Maxxis Overdrive II 40c kevlar puncture protection and reflective strip|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Comp OS 17|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Comp 660mm wide 25mm rise|
|Seat Post||Merida Speed|
|Head Tube Angle||70.5||70.5||71||71||71.5||71.5|
|Seat Tube Angle||74||74||73.5||73.5||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||70||70||70||70||70||70|
|Head Tube Length||130||130||140||155||175||205|
|Stand Over Height||679||712||745||779||814||849|
We use a minimum of 6061 aluminium. The pay back is that it’s possible to make lighter and more advanced frames. We use an additional heat treatment and double-butted wall thicknesses to produce light and stiff frames.
Technoforming is a mechanical forming process, shaping the tubes by using negative moulds, at times combined with a metal internal core.
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.
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.
The suspension fork and/or rear shock can be locked, either directly or via a ‘remote control’ lever on the handlebar.
Post mount disc brake calipers fit directly onto the seat stay for a strong and light connection whilst a chainstay post mount positions the caliper on the chainstay within the rear triangle for extra protection and better distribution of braking forces. Another benefit is that internal cable routing is also easier and neater via the chainstay.
‘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.