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Merida Silex 700 Black/Anthracite - 2023

Merida Silex 700 Black/Anthracite - 2023

£2,150.00 Regular Price
£1,599.00Sale Price

Highlights:

  • MTB Inspired gravel geometry
  • Carbon fork with tapered steerer
  • Shimano GRX810 groupset
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • 12mm bolt through axles

Aluminium gravel bike with Shimano's excellent GRX810 groupset, full carbon tapered fork and hydraulic disc brakes.

 

The Silex was a ground up design project. Rather than taking a road or cyclocross bike and re-jigging the recipe, the starting point for the Silex was modern MTB inspired geometry; long top and head tubes and a short stem, offering nimble, confidence-inspiring handling. At launch, it was hailed as the most comfortable and versatile bike Merida had ever made. The cycling press loved it too: “exceptional ride quality” (Cycling Plus), “a highly versatile bike” (IMB), “the best bike of this genre” (Offroad CC). There's a certain beauty in just riding without watching the time, heading wherever you feel the urge. For those rides, the test and award-winning Silex makes total sense. The bike has five sets of bottle bosses and rack mounting points offering multiple luggage carrying options. All Silex models are equipped with powerful hydraulic disc brakes. Calipers are mounted on the chainstay for better dissipation of braking forces using the flat-mount standard for a neat, flush fit. Calipers sit on top of CNCd aluminium Disc Cooler fins, reducing operating temperatures by up to 35%; particularly important when running fully loaded.

  • Specification

    FRAME

    • Lite - 6066 triple butted hydroformed and smooth welded aluminium with internal cable routing. Tapered head tube, Inboard disc mounts. BB86 BB standard, 142 x 12mm axle standard, Maximum tyre clearance 700 x 38c / 650b x 45c

    FORK

    • Silex CF2; Full carbon; tapered steerer, 100 x 12mm axle standard; Max. tyre size: 700 x 38c / 650b x 45c

    GEARS

    • 22

    SHIFTERS

    • Shimano GRX810

    FRONT DERAILLEUR

    • Shimano GRX810

    REAR DERAILLEUR

    • Shimano GRX810

    BOTTOM BRACKET

    • Shimano SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5

    CHAIN

    • KMC X11

    CHAINSET

    • Shimano GRX810; 48-31 tooth chainset. Crank length: 170mm (XS,S), 172,5mm (M), 175mm (L,XL)

    CASSETTE

    • Shimano CS-HG700; 11-34 teeth; 11 speed

    BRAKE LEVER

    • Shimano GRX810

    FRONT BRAKE

    • Shimano GRX810; hydraulic disc brake caliper with Shimano RT64; 160mm rotor

    REAR BRAKE

    • Shimano GRX810; hydraulic disc brake caliper with Shimano RT64; 160mm rotor

    GRIP

    • Merida Road Expert

    HANDLEBAR

    • Merida Expert GR; aluminium; Width: 400mm (XS-S), 420mm (M), 440mm (L/XL)

    STEM

    • Merida Expert CW; aluminium; 31.8mm diameter; -8 degree rise - Stem length: 80mm (all sizes)

    HEAD SET

    • Merida M2331 Neck

    PEDAL

    • Not included

    SADDLE

    • Merida Comp SL; V-mount; including Merida minitool

    SEAT POST

    • Merida Expert CC; carbon; 30.9mm diameter; in-line

    WHEEL SIZE

    • 700c

    RIMS

    • Merida Expert CX; 19mm inner rim width; 24mm depth; Aluminium

    SPOKES

    • Double Butted Black stainless

    FRONT HUB

    • VP CLK170F; 100x12mm; 32 spokes; Center lock

    REAR HUB

    • VP CLK270R; 142x12mm; 32 spokes; Center lock. With Merida Expert SL axle; including removable lever; 6/4mm allen key

    FRONT TYRE

    • Maxxis Rambler; 700 x 38C; Kevlar bead; folding; TR; EXO

    REAR TYRE

    • Maxxis Rambler; 700 x 38c; Kevlar bead, folding; TR; EXO

    COLOUR

    • Black / Anthracite
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