|Colours||matt UD Carbon (gold)|
|Fork||Fox Factory 32 Float SC, Air, 100mm suspension travel, Tapered, Remote lockout|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano XTR Shadow+|
|Shifters||no / Shimano XTR|
|Brake Lever||Shimano XTR|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR / Shimano XTR|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XTR, 34 teeth|
|Rims||XRC 1200 Spline 25, 110x15mm width front hub, 148x12mm width rear hub, 25mm inner width, 6 Centerlock, Shimano 12 Speed|
|Freewheel||Shimano XTR, 10-51 teeth, 12 speed|
|Tyres||Continental Race King 2.2, 29x2.2", fold, RaceSport|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Team CC, 31.8mm diameter, -17° stem angle|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Team CC, 720mm width, flat|
|Headset||FSA NO.47/50CF, 2191026456|
|Seat Post||MERIDA Team CC, 30.9mm diameter, 0mm setback, Carbon|
|Saddle||Prologo Scratch 2|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70||70||70|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||95||100||110||125|
|Stand Over Height||681||744||778||819|
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.
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.
Patent pending design. Carbon is good at absorbing vibration but to increase comfort we shape the seat posts using our exclusive S-Flex design.
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.
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.