|Colours||matt dark silver (orange)|
|Fork||Manitou Markhor Comp, Air, 100mm suspension travel, Tapered, Remote lockout|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano SLX Shadow+|
|Shifters||no / Shimano SLX|
|Brake Lever||Shimano MT-200|
|Chainwheel||FSA Gamma Pro 1x MegaExo, 32 teeth|
|Hubs||Shimano MT400-B, 110x15mm width, 32 spoke holes, Centerlock / Shimano MT400-B, 148x12mm width, 32 spoke holes, Centerlock|
|Rims||MERIDA Comp CC, 20mm inner width|
|Freewheel||Sunrace CSMX8, 11-46 teeth, 11 speed|
|Tyres||Maxxis Ikon, 29x2.2", fold|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert CC, 31.8mm diameter, -6° stem angle|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert CC, 720mm width, flat|
|Headset||FSA NO.55E, 2191018117|
|Seat Post||MERIDA Comp CC, 30.9mm diameter, 0mm setback|
|Saddle||MERIDA Comp CC|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70||70||70||70|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||95||100||110||125||145|
|Stand Over Height||681||744||778||819||842|
To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.
When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.
The seat and chainstay profile and carbon lay-up schedule are adapted to work like a flat leaf spring, absorbing surface bumps and reducing vibrations.
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.
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.
Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails or roads get 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.
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.
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.
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.
The suspension fork and/or rear shock can be locked, either directly or via a ‘remote control’ lever on the handlebar.