MERIDA MERIDA ESILEX 400 ANTRACITE 2021 LARGE (53CM)
MERIDA ESILEX 400 ANTRACITE 2021 LARGE (53CM)
$4,699.95 AUD $3,999.95 AUD
MERIDA
- $700

MERIDA ESILEX 400 ANTRACITE 2021 LARGE (53CM)

$3,999.95
$4,699.95

eDISCOVER THE PATH UNKNOWN

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When we started riding our first bike and managed to stay upright after countless attempts, we very quickly made our bikes our constant companion on our explorations of the neighbourhood and the local woods. Fast forward to today, and with a long list of other jobs, we expect our bikes to do, we still enjoy the freedom and ability our bikes give us when it comes to exploring. However, sometimes we also look for that little ‘tailwind’ that makes carrying the extra load, climbing the steeper slopes or going the extra mile a little bit easier. Our e-assisted eSILEX could be exactly the bike you are looking for. It combines low overall weight, a sleek silhouette, stylish looks, versatility and perfectly matching e-motor assistance into the perfect package for today’s modern way of travelling...and exploring.

INTENDED USE

So, if you are often looking for the off-road alternative when you are out on your bike or need a ‘supportive’ companion for your next bike adventure or bikepacking weekend, or perhaps you simply enjoy exploring the path unknown, then the eSILEX might be the perfect assisted bike for you. The rear-hub MAHLE system with integrated battery offers a neutral support level whenever your journey requires some e-motor assistance. Similarly, to the non-assisted SILEX, the eSILEX is available in the more rugged 650B or the more fast-rolling 700c set-up. Both versions come with gravel/off-road tyres for extra grip. A large number of fixing points on the frame, as well as the fork, turn the eSILEX into an adventure rig without any fuss.

Cable integration

All cables are run internally, to protect them from moisture and dirt. On our new eSILEX we go one step further by letting all cables enter the frame through a specific headset cap, the 'Wire Port', making the cockpit super clean, clutter-free and easy to fit bar bags to your bike, in case you need to maximise your luggage capacity. 

Battery integration

The internal battery is perfectly integrated into the downtube and allows for a sleek tube shape. The 250 Wh capacity offers sufficient range in the city and on training rides, with the option of an external range extender with an additional 208 Wh capacity. 

1.5" head tube

Higher system weights, luggage attached to your forks and increased cornering speeds demand precise steering. Our 1.5" oversized head tube, combined with a tapered fork, deliver precisely that, giving the rider the confidence that even a laden bike will steer through next corner perfect. 

iWOC control unit

To keep the cockpit as clean as possible, we have placed the iWOC on/off switch on the top tube. This location makes it perfect for reaching it in every riding condition. MAHLE's iWOC switch is not just an on/off switch but the rider can also toggle between the different support level by pressing the button. Different colours of the ring indicate at which level the system is running. 

Tyre clearance

Our eSILEX is available in two different wheeled versions – the more rugged 650B set-up, or the more fast-rolling 700c option. If 700c wheels are fitted, the eSILEX has tyre clearance of up to 40 mm, even when fenders are fitted. If you prefer the more off-road biased 650B wheels, then up to 47 mm wide tyres are no problem. 

Charging port

To easily charge the internal battery of the eSILEX, we have positioned the charging port at the down tube/seat tube junction, just above the bottom bracket. This position is perfectly protected and easily accessible.   

 

MAHLE EBIKEMOTION X35+

For our newly added eSILEX, we are using the trusted MAHLE ebikemotion X35+ motor and battery system that is renowned for its compact size, low weight and an extremely natural riding feeling when delivering assistance as well as when cruising above the 25 km/h maximum support level. 

The rear hub MAHLE motor system X35+ offers 40 Nm of smooth and easy to use support and is powered by a 250 Wh internal battery. While the 250 Wh capacity doesn't sound a lot in the first instance, the weight and the efficiency of the rear hub engine in combination with the riding style of an e-road bike, the battery has enough capacity to have a long day in the saddle. And should the integrated battery prove to be not sufficient for an extra-long outing, then a 208 Wh range extender that can be mounted to the frame like a water bottle will make sure that there is plenty of juice in the tank. 

All these aspects make our MAHLE equipped eSILEX feel almost like a non-assisted bike when going beyond the support level. The rear hub motor has almost no drag when not engaged and keeps the silhouette of the bike as 'non-e-bike' as possible. The intelligent software of the system offers the opportunity to set the support levels at usage-specific levels, allowing, for example, the eSILEX set-up to be distinctively different to a more road or commuting focused configuration - ideal to give our three different e-road bikes the unique set-up their primary 'playgrounds' require. 

 

 

01. FRAME eSPEEDER LITE II; MAT aluminium; 700C WHS; 100x9/135x9 AST; BSA BBR
02. SIZES XS-S-SM-ML-L-XL
03. FORK MERIDA SILEX CF2; Tapered; MAT carbon
04. DRIVE UNIT MAHLE X35+ Hub Engine
05. BATTERY MAHLE B1-C 250Wh
06. BATTERY CHARGER MAHLE CHARGER-C
07. SWITCH MAHLE One Remote-C
08. BRAKE LEVER Shimano GRX400
09. BRAKES Shimano GRX400; Hydraulic disc
10. ROTOR-FRONT Shimano RT10; 160 mm
11. ROTOR-REAR Shimano RT26; 160 mm
12. SHIFTERS Shimano GRX400
13. CRANKSET Shimano GRX600; 46-30 ATC
14. CRANK SIZE 170 mm-XS/S, 172,5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
15. BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BSA
16. FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano GRX400
17. REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano GRX400
18. CASSETTE Shimano CS-HG50; 11-36 ATC; 10 Speed
19. CHAIN KMC e10S
20. PEDAL VP; VPE-891
21. HANDLEBAR MERIDA EXPERT GR; MAT aluminium
22. HANDLEBAR STEM MERIDA EXPERT IR; MAT aluminium; 31.8 DSH; 5 ASD
23. STEM SIZE 80 mm all sizes
24. HEAD SET VP-MH-P16
25. SADDLE MERIDA COMP CC; V-mount
26. SEAT POST MERIDA EXPERT; MAT aluminium; 30.9 DSP; 0 SSB
27. HUB-FRONT VP CLK170F; 100x12 WHF; 32 SPH; centerlock
28. AXLE-FRONT MERIDA EXPERT SL
29. SPOKES Black stainless
30. RIMS MERIDA COMP SL; 17 IWR; 22 HRI; MAT aluminium
31. TYRES Maxxis Rambler; 700Cx40; fold; EXO
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Brand MERIDA
SKU MEEB2101166
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