Merida Silex 200 Gravel Bike 2019
Merida Silex 200 Gravel Bike 2019
2019 Merida Silex 200 Gravel Bike
The Silex is Merida's most comfortable and versatile road bike ever. With its modern MTB inspired geometry, long top and head tubes and short stem it provides nimble inspiring handling. SILEX LITE FRAME Lightweight 6066 triple butted and hydroformed aluminium frame with upright gravel geometry for stable but nimble handling. Featuring internal cable routing and BB86 bottom bracket. SILEX - FULLY LOADED In line with the design ethos of versatility and go anywhere, the SILEX is available with a wide range of luggage and accessory options including frame bags and big saddle bags. LATEST TECHNOLOGY Featuring 12 mm bolt through axles for maximum frame stiffness, making wheel alignment much easier when refitting. The flat mount rear brake is mounted on the chainstay for better dissipation of braking forces and protecting it from damage in the rear triangle. Disc cooler technology draws heat away through CNC-milled cooling fins, particularly important when you are fully loaded. GO BIG As standard, the SILEX comes with 700x35C tyres but can accommodate up to 700x42C (road profile). It's even possible to use 650B wheels and go up to 50 mm wide road profile tyres on the carbon and up to 42 mm on the aluminium bikes. INNOVATIVE TYRES To put the SILEX on the perfect tyre, we have collaborated with Maxxis to create the ideal 35c semi-slick tyre with side knobs for our all road bike. The tyre, which featuring Maxxis Silkworm technology and puncture protection, can be inflated to high pressure for fast road riding, or slightly deflated to benefit from the added traction provided by the side knobs on rougher surfaces. Frame: Lightweight 6066 triple butted and hydroformed aluminium frame with upright gravel geometry for stable but nimble handling Fork: Full carbon tapered fork with 12mm through axle Headset: Big Conoid M2334 Stem: Merida Expert, 3d forged, 6061 aluminium, Oversize clamp, -6 degree Bars: Merida Expert double butted 6061 aluminium compact drop, oversize clamp Front Brake: Shimano Sora levers with Promax Decode R mechanical disc brakes, 160mm rotors Rear Brake: Shimano Sora levers with Promax Decode R mechanical disc brakes, 160mm rotors Brake Lever: attached Front Mech: Shimano Sora, 18 speed Rear Mech: Shimano Sora, 18 speed Shifters: Shimano Sora, 18 speed Speed: 18 Rims: Merida Comp Cross - 22mm profile, disc only Front Hub: Merida sealed bearing hubs with 12mm through axles Rear Hub: Merida sealed bearing hubs with 12mm through axles Spokes: Black stainless Front Tyre: Maxxis Gravel 35c semi slick tyre folding tyre with Maxxis silkworm technology and puncture protection Rear Tyre: Maxxis Gravel 35c semi slick tyre folding tyre with Maxxis silkworm technology and puncture protection Seat Post: Merida Comp in line 30.9mm Chainset: FSA Omega 48-32 teeth Bottom Bracket: FSA Pressfit 86 MegaExo Chain: KMC M99 Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200, 9 speed, 11-32 teeth Pedals: Basic Resin Flat.
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Gravel bikes are one of most versatile forms of bicycles, being equally adept at long road rides and offroad excursions! Featuring fast rolling 700c wheels with enough clearance to run large tyres and (usually!) disc brakes too, a decent gravel bike is the perfect solution for the cyclist looking for that single do-it-all bike.