|Colours||matt petrol blue (grey/signal red)|
|Fork||Manitou Markhor Comp 100m travel air fork with tapered steerer|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Deore Shadow|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 20 speed rapid fire shifters|
|Brake Lever||Shimano M315|
|Brakes||Shimano M315 hydraulic disc, 180mm / 160mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||Shimano Deore 36-26 teeth|
|Hubs||Shimano Centerlock, quick release|
|Rims||MERIDA BIG.NINE Comp CC|
|Freewheel||Shimano CS-HG500, 10 speed, 11-42 teeth|
|Tyres||Maxxis Ikon 29er 2.2" folding|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert 3d forged 6061 aluminium, oversize clamp 7 degree|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert CC 720mm wide 10mm rise|
|Seat Post||MERIDA Comp in line 30.9mm|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70||70||70||70|
|Seat Tube Angle||73||73||73||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||60||60||60||60||60|
|Head Tube Length||100||115||130||145||160|
|Stand Over Height||679||727||763||800||843|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selected front forks use a 100 mm wide through axle 12 or 15 mm in diameter to increase lateral stiffness. A 142 mm wide 12 mm rear axle fixed directly into the frame increases rear end stiffness whilst simplifying wheel removal and replacement.
‘F-Mount’ equipped bikes have integrated fittings for mud guards (some bikes require model specific mud guards), making fitting fast and simple.
Integrated mount on the chainstay to fit a MERIDA kick stand.
‘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.