Merida eSilex + 600 2021 - Electric Road Bike

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Product Description

Brand new for MY21 we are using the proven Mahle eBikemotion hub motor system to create a range of 5 new models. Mahle's eBikemotion system uses a 40Nm rear hub motor powered by a fully integrated 250Wh battery hidden in the downtube. The system has an iWoc button for controlling support levels and a Sophisticated app with the opportunity to adjust the riding feel as well as post-ride analysis features.

Five models all based on the same versatile geometry frame. Each model has a specific fork and componentry to match its application. The frame has mounts for mudguards and rack and a neat hidden kickstand mount, generous tyre clearance means you can run up to a 40mm tyre and mudguards. Cable routing is through a specific headset cap to keep the cockpit nice and neat. The eSilex + 600 is targetted at gravel riders.

The eSilex + 600 features a Silex CF2 carbon fork, Shimano GRX 810 1 x 11 groupset, Shimano GRX 600 hydraulic disc brakes and 650b wheelset. The eSilex can be run as a 700c or 650b bike.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Lite - Hydroformed 6066 series triple butted aluminium with integrated battery chamber, mounts for mudguards, rack and kickstand. Generous tyre clearance gives the ability to run up to a 40mm tyre and mudgaurds.
Fork:Merida Silex CF2; Tapered; carbon
Headset:FSA No. 69/SRS
Stem:Merida Expert CC; aluminium; 31.8mm diameter; 5 degree rise - Length : 80 mm all sizes
Bars:Merida Expert GR; aluminium
Front Brake:Shimano GRX600; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake with Shimano RT64; 160mm rotor
Rear Brake:Shimano GRX600; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake with Shimano RT66; 160mm rotor
Brake Lever:Shimano GRX600
Rear Mech:Shimano GRX812; GS
Shifters:Shimano GRX600
Speed:11
Rims:Merida Expert CX; 19mm inner rim width; 24mm profile; Material: aluminium
Front Hub:VP CLK170F; 100x12mm; 28 spokes; Centerlock
Rear Hub:Mahle X35+ Hub motor
Spokes:Black stainless
Front Tyre:Continental; Terra Trail, 650b x 47; ShieldWall
Rear Tyre:Continental; Terra Trail, 650b x 47; ShieldWall
Seat Post:Merida Expert CC; Material: carbon; 30.9mm diameter; in-line
Saddle:Merida Comp CC; V-mount
Chainset:Shimano GRX600; 40 teeth chainwheel with 170mm - XS/S/SM/ML, 175mm - L/XL length crank
Bottom Bracket:Shimano BSA
Chain:KMC e 11 Speed
Cassette:Shimano M5100; 11-42 teeth; 11 speed
Pedals:VP Components, VPE-891
Battery (Wh):250 Wh
Motor:Mahle X35+ Hub motor with Mahle B1-C 250Wh battery

Silex Sizing & Geometry

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Merida Silex 2021 Sizing

Frame Size

Body Height

XS

< 167 cm

S

165 – 177 cm

M

173 – 185 cm

L

181 – 192 cm

XL

> 188 cm

 

Merida Silex 700c 2021 Geometry

FRAME SIZE XS S M L XL
TIRE SIZES 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
FRAME SIZE CM 44 47 50 53 56
ST SEAT TUBE [MM] 440 470 500 530 560
TT TOP TUBE [MM] 548 554 579 600 620
CS CHAIN STAY LENGTH [MM] 430 430 430 430 430
HTA HEAD TUBE ANGLE [°] 71 71 71 71 71
STA SEAT TUBE ANGLE [°] 74 74 74 74 74
BD BOTTOM BRACKED DROP [MM] 75 75 75 75 75
HT HEAD TUBE [MM] 160 180 200 220 240
FL FORK LENGTH [MM] 397 397 397 397 397
R REACH [MM] 380 380 400 415 430
S STACK [MM] 587 606 625 644 663
WB WHEEL BASE [MM] 1027 1034 1060 1082 1103
SH STAND OVER HEIGHT [MM] 716 744 772 799 826

 

Merida Silex 650b 2021 Geometry

FRAME SIZE XS S M L XL
TIRE SIZES 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5"
FRAME SIZE CM 44 47 50 53 56
ST SEAT TUBE [MM] 440 470 500 530 560
TT TOP TUBE [MM] 548 564 580 600 620
CS CHAIN STAY LENGTH [MM] 430 430 430 430 430
HTA HEAD TUBE ANGLE [°] 71 71 71 71 71
STA SEAT TUBE ANGLE [°] 74 74 74 74 74
BD BOTTOM BRACKED DROP [MM] 75 75 75 75 75
HT HEAD TUBE [MM] 160 180 200 220 240
FL FORK LENGTH [MM] 398 398 398 398 398
R REACH [MM] 379 390 400 415 430
S STACK [MM] 588 607 626 645 664
WB WHEEL BASE [MM] 1027 1044 1061 1082 1104
SH STAND OVER HEIGHT [MM] 706 736 765 794 822

What size frame do I need if I am between sizes? - read here

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Electric Road Bike Guide

 

Electric Road Bike Guide

Is an Electric Road Bike Right for Me?

If you are new to the world of cycling and ebikes, our electric bike buyers guide will give you a good overview of the different types of e bikes. This will help you decide if an electric road bike is right for you.

The best electric bikes for road cycling combine a powerful motor with good road bike platform. When choosing a road e bike, there are a few things that can help you decide which performance characteristics you can expect from a particular model.


How do E Bikes Work?

All our ebikes are pedal assist models. This means that the electric motor adds to your natural pedalling power, making it easier to ride. The effect is seamless, and you will feel the extra boost from the first pedal stroke. The harder you pedal the more the power the motor gives you. When you stop pedalling the motor stops too.

You can vary the amount of power that the drive unit delivers when you pedal. All you need to do is select one of the different power modes using the display unit or power button. Some e bikes allow you to customize these modes through a smart phone app that connects to the bike through Bluetooth.

Road cyclist on an electric road bike

By law all pedal assist ebike are limited to only offer assistance up to 15.5mph. This means that you can ride an ebike everywhere that you can ride a regular bike. You can of course ride faster, but you will have to rely solely on your own natural pedalling power at speeds over 15.5mph.



Are the motors different?

Hub drive motors

Hub drive motors sit inside the wheel hub. These motors are lighter weight than crank drive units but are less powerful, and the power is applied more subtly. You still get enough power to climb the hills and accelerate from a standing start easily, and once up to speed these bikes are easier to pedal. Because they produce less power, hub drive ebikes tend to have smaller battery packs that can be hidden in the frame more easily.

Electric Road Bike Guide

Crank drive motors

Crank drives use a more powerful motor that sits in the bottom bracket area of the bike. The power is added directly to the drivetrain through the cranks. The added power is much more noticeable on a crank drive bike and you will be able to power up the climbs like a Pro athlete. Of course, you can always turn down the amount of power that the motor delivers. This means that you can extend the range and take advantage of the larger battery packs that these bikes are equipped with. Specialist road bike crank drive motors like the Specialized Turbo SL are designed to offer just the right amount of power. These are smaller and lighter than crank drives that are designed for multiple platforms.

Electric Road Bike Guide

Batteries

Most e bikes use a lithium Ion battery pack. These hold plenty of charge, offer long lasting performance and are quick to charge. The capacity of the battery varies depending on the model. Battery capacity starts at 250Wh for hub drive bikes and goes up to 500Wh or more on high-end crank drive bikes. The batteries can usually be charged both on and off the bike. A 500Wh battery pack will usually take about 4 hours to fully charge.

See how far you can ride an electric bike


Display and Connectivity

All ebikes have some type of display that allows you to swap between the different power modes. On some bikes the display is minimal with LED lights to show the remaining battery capacity and power modes. Others have screen that show additional ride data as well. The very best displays act like a high-end cycling computer.

Bosch Kiox display on an electric MTB

As well as the display unit many ebikes can also connect to a compatible smartphone app via Bluetooth. This opens up other options which may include GPS route planning and fine tuning of the power modes.


Which type of electric road bike is best for me?

Compared to mountain bikes road bikes have high cruising speeds. This means that the 15mph power assist limit needs more consideration with road e bikes. While a very powerful motor is great for getting up to speed and flying up the climbs you may find that the extra weight of a big motor and battery pack hold you back on the flat.

Hub drive road e bikes and lightweight crank drives like the Specialized Turbo SL are the best choice if you want the bike to feel similar to a regular road bike once you exceed the 15mph limit. These motors won’t get you up the climbs quite as fast as on a more powerful e bike, so if superfast climbing is your goal an e road bike with a more powerful crank drive motor might be best for you.

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