MERIDA SILEX 700
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 we 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.
- MTB Inspired gravel geometry
- Carbon fork with tapered steerer
- Shimano GRX810 groupset
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- 12mm bolt through axles
|ST SEAT TUBES MM||440||470||500||530||560|
|TT TOP TUBES MM||548||554||579||600||620|
|CS CHAIN STAYS 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 BRACKET DROPS MM||75||75||75||75||75|
|HT HEAD TUBE LENGTHS MM||160||180||200||220||240|
|FL FORK LENGTHS MM||397||397||397||397||397|
|R REACH MM||380||380||400||415||430|
|S STACKS 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|