|Fork||Suntour Durolux RC DS, 170mm travel, 15mm bolt through axle, with tapered steerer|
|Shock||Rock Shox Super Deluxe R|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano SLX Shadow|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX rapid fire, 11 speed|
|Brake Lever||Shimano M500|
|Brakes||Shimano M500 hydraulic disc, 200mm / 180mm rotor|
|Chainwheel||Race Face Affect 32 teeth with MRP 1x TR upper chainguard|
|Chainguard||MRP 1X TR upper|
|Hubs||Boost standard, Sealed bearing 15mm front and Shimano Deore centerlock 12mm, rear bolt through axles.|
|Rims||MERIDA Expert TR, 29mm inner width tubeless ready|
|Freewheel||Sunrace CSMX80, 11 speed, 11-50 teeth|
|Tyres||Maxxis Minion DHR II TR EXO 3C 2.4" front and Maxxis Minion DHR II TR EXO Dual 2.4" rear|
|Spokes||Double Butted Black stainless|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert TR 3d forged 6061 aluminium, 35mm long, oversize clamp|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert TR double butted 6061 aluminium, 20mm rise, 760mm wide|
|Seat Post||MERIDA Expert Dropper 30.9mm|
|Head Tube Angle||65.3||65.3||65.3||65.3|
|Seat Tube Angle||75||75||75||75|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||6||6||6||6|
|Head Tube Length||105||110||125||130|
|Stand Over Height||713||734||757||765|
Our latest grade of aluminium (6016) enables super thin wall thicknesses whilst delivering amazing strength, ideal for demanding off-road riding and racing.
Using a tapered head tube with 1 1/8" bearings in the top and 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" in the bottom creates superb stiffness and precise, confidence inspiring steering.
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.
The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver sensitive response characteristics. Our engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio and progression meaning a ‘Float Link’ rear suspension system appears to offer more travel than the model name suggests.
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.
Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can move freely without causing any trouble whilst remaining easily accessible for servicing.
Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trail gets rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.
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.
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.
New Boost standard – wider axle widths; 110 mm front and 148 mm rear, allowing a shallower spoke angle for stiffer wheels, especially beneficial in 29ers.