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Merida Silex 400 Gravel Bike

1,920.00

The Merida SILEX 400 Gravel Bike is simply crying out for some demanding cycling adventure away from pristine tarmac as well as fully laden bikepacking excursions. The stable handling of the triple butted aluminium frame, paired with our full carbon gravel fork and equipped with Shimano’s gravel-specific GRX groupset, means the 400 is super capable on the way up but also on the way back down again. And that is not just down to the fully hydraulic brakes. With the SILEX 400, every road is yours.

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; our most comfortable and versatile road bike ever. With its modern MTB inspired geometry, long top and head tubes and short stem, it offers nimble, confidence-inspiring handling. While often seen on extended gravel and rough road outings, as well as bikepacking trips, the SILEX also found a strong following in comfort-orientated road riding connoisseurs as well as commuters and city traffic weavers. The more rugged 650b wheeled alternative to the 700c SILEX has managed to obtain multiple test wins as well as comfort awards, and is coming back in the form of the fully loaded and wirelessly shifted SILEX LIMITED. The ‘classic’ 700c SILEX also impressed the press with the 400 securing a test win in Cycling Plus, being certified as having a ‘huge fun factor’, ‘superb riding position’ and ‘brilliant off-road handling’.

  • Triple butted aluminium frame and full carbon fork
  • 700c wheel for well balanced off and on-road capability
  • Internal cable routing for a clean and easy to load frame
  • Comfort geometry for long hours in the saddle
  • MTB inspired handling for superior off-road capability
  • Three bottle cage positions and bosses for further luggage capacity on the fork legs

NOTE: Size available is L

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The Merida Silex 400 Gravel Bike Specifications:

  • FRAME: SILEX LITE
  • FRAME SIZE: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • COLOUR: MATT BLUE (BLACK)
  • FORK: SILEX CF2
  • BRAKES: Shimano GRX400
  • ROTORS: Shimano RT10
  • BRAKE LEVER: Shimano GRX400
  • HEADSET: MERIDA M2331
  • HANDLEBAR: MERIDA EXPERT GR
  • HANDLEBAR STEM: MERIDA EXPERT CW
  • GRIP: MERIDA ROAD Expert
  • DERAILLEUR (F): Shimano GRX400
  • DERAILLEUR (R): Shimano GRX400
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano GRX400 Disc
  • SEAT POST: MERIDA COMP CC
  • SEAT CLAMP: MERIDA EXPERT
  • SADDLE: MERIDA COMP SL
  • CHAIN: KMC X10
  • CRANK: Shimano GRX600
  • FREEWHEEL: Shimano CS-HG50
  • BOTTOM BRACKET: SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5
  • HUBS: VP CLK170F / VP CLK270R
  • RIM: MERIDA COMP SL
  • TYRE FRONT: Maxxis Rambler
  • TYRE REAR: Maxxis Rambler
  • AXLES: MERIDA EXPERT SL
  • SPOKES: Black stainless
  • MAX. WEIGHT: 120 kg

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The Merida Silex 400 Gravel Bike Technology:

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.

SMOOTH WELDING
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.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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.

DOWN TUBE EXIT
Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.

PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM
Our proven high-end aluminium (6066) is extremely light and durable. Using triple butted wall thicknesses and hydroforming technology, we can tune the aluminium tubes to give the best possible stiffness to weight ratio.

HFS – HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM
Tubes are inserted into negative moulds and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure, enabling them to be formed into complex shapes.

F-MOUNT
‘F-Mount’ equipped bikes have integrated fittings for mud guards (some bikes require model specific mud guards), making fitting fast and simple.

C-MOUNT
‘C-Mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated (some bikes require model specific rear rack), making fitting fast, simple and reliable.

The Merida Silex 200 Gravel Bike – About Merida

German Engineering & Design
We design, we test, we build, you ride.

Our Dynamic Team
Our young and enthusiastic R&D team live, breathe and, unsurprisingly, ride bikes all day long. Creating a bike is very much a team effort with each member contributing a specific skill set with everything coming together in the end.

The journey to the shop floor incorporates conceptual planning, integrating colour and graphics into the mix, prototype development and testing, refining pre-production models and – finally – production.

The emphasis on quality throughout culminates in our Lifetime Frame Warranty (applies to original purchaser of bikes manufactured since 2011. 120kg weight limit, including equipment; 140kg on e-Bikes).

Better Safe Than Sorry!
Testing, re-testing and testing again are crucial to our process. We are doing everything we can to provide our customers with the safest, most refined bikes possible. e-Bikes bring even more stringent testing requirements into play. Our in-house labs push our products beyond the industry standards.

We work with the top external test laboratories to ensure that Merida bikes can withstand the most demanding trails, the steepest climbs, the heaviest loads, the fastest races and years of commuting.

There’s No ‘I’ In Team
Merida bikes are still very much ‘made by hand.’

The process starts with the individuals in our highly skilled R&D team. From marathon racer to track specialist or Enduro lover and from semi-professional road racer to ironman competitor, our team share the desire to improve our bikes each year.

But the development does not stop there; we collaborate with our componentry suppliers, our Pro team and global distributors to drive ongoing improvements and upgrades to our range.

Our e-Bikes have been developed through a very close partnership with Shimano, ensuring that new frames and motors are created simultaneously to optimise performance.

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