Merida Silex 200 Gravel Bike 2024 X-Large – Teal/ Black


SKU: SK-36913822023 Categories: ,

Entry-level gravel bike with 18 speed Shimano Sora drivetrain and mechanical disc brakes. Ideal for off-road adventures or commuting. Highlights: MTB Inspired gravel geometry Suspension adjusted carbon fork with tapered steerer Shimano Sora 2 x 9 FSA Omega Chainset Mechanical disc brakes 12mm bolt through axles Second generation of the Merida Silex. The original was a ground up design that rather than take a road or cyclocross bike and re-jig the recipe started with modern MTB inspired geometry; long top and head tubes and a short stem offering nimble confidence-inspiring off road handling. It is fair to say that riding wise the original concept was incredibly well received by the press and consumers alike at launch it was hailed as the most comfortable and versatile bike Merida had ever made. Over time gravel has developed and riding has evolved splitting in to racing and adventure. Silex remains all about the road less travelled the spirit of adventure and camaraderie. The Silex retains all of the key qualities that made the original so successful but becomes more off-road capable with a 1.5 degree slacker head angle and bigger volume tyres. All frames have five sets of bottle bosses the aluminium frame has rack mounting points offering multiple luggage carrying options for any adventure and has the ability to run internal routed dropper posts and even dynamo systems. A week before its launch Matej Mohoric rode to victory at the 2023 Gravel World Championships proving it is fairly handy off-road! If we are absolutely honest the looks of gen 1 were not to everyone's taste the long headtube made the front end look awkward. Gen 2 runs a revised fork design meaning you can swap to a suspension fork without affecting the geometry and visually the longer fork and shorter headtube look far more appealing. To match the new off road capability all Silex models with the exception of the 200 are equipped with powerful hydraulic disc brakes and 180mm rotors. Calipers are mounted on the chainstay for better dissipation of braking forces using the flat-mount standard for a neat flush fit. On the carbon models calipers sit on top of CNCd aluminium Disc Cooler fins reducing operating temperatures by up to 35%; particularly important when running fully loaded. FRAME Lite II – 6066 triple butted hydroformed and smooth welded aluminium with internal cable routing. Tapered head tube Inboard disc mounts. Threaded BB 142 x 12mm axle standard Max tyre size 700 x 45c 42c with mudguards FORK Silex CF2 II; Full carbon; tapered steerer 100 x 12mm axle standard; Max tyre size: 700 x 45c 42c with mudguards GEARS 18 SHIFTERS Shimano Sora FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Sora REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Sora; GS BOTTOM BRACKET FSA MegaExo BB-4000 CHAIN KMC M99 CHAINSET FSA Omega; 48-32 tooth chainset. Crank length: 170mm XS S 172.5mm M 175mm L XL CASSETTE Shimano CS-HG200; 11-34 teeth; 9 speed BRAKE LEVER Shimano Sora FRONT BRAKE Promax DSK-330R mechanical disc brake caliper with Promax 180V 180mm rotor REAR BRAKE Promax DSK-330R mechanical disc brake caliper with Promax 160V 160mm rotor GRIP Merida Road Comp HANDLEBAR Merida Expert GRII; aluminium; Width: 400mm XS S 420mm M 440mm L/XL STEM Merida Comp CC; 31.8mm diameter; aluminium; -7 degree rise. Stem length: 80mm all sizes HEAD SET Merida-8158 Semi Integrated HS PEDAL Not included SADDLE Merida Comp SL with V-mount SEAT POST Merida Comp CC; aluminium; 27.2mm diameter; 5mm lay back WHEEL SIZE 700c RIMS Merida Comp SL II; 23mm inner rim width; 24mm rim depth; aluminium; Tubeless ready tubeless tape and valves not included SPOKES Black stainless FRONT HUB VP 173SB; 100x12mm; 32 spokes with Merida Expert TR axle REAR HUB VP 273SB; 142x12mm; 32 spokes with Merida Expert TR axle including removable 6/4mm allen key FRONT TYRE Maxxis Rambler; 700 x 45C; Kevlar bead folding; TR; EXO REAR TYRE Maxxis Rambler; 700 x 45C; Kevlar bead folding; TR; EXO COLOUR Teal/Black


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