Merida 2013 coming soon!
Concept and Philosopy
Strategies for development, problem solution and resource utilization paint a precise picture of Merida. Prime example: MERIDA and the brand-new O.NINE. This sensational hardtail racing machine does not only offer a frame weight below 1 kg – it also represents the current international benchmark with respect to stiffness and comfort.
The O.NINE idea was born in MERIDA’s development center. The O.NINE was completed by MERIDA’s own Department for Research and Development (R&D) in Germany, which utilized all the extraordinary potential of the best carbon fibres currently available on the international market.
This is the quintessence of MERIDA’s strictly quality-oriented philosophy. Merida products always base on the best possible combination of manpower, manufacturing and material – effectively merging highly innovative German engineering with the practical input of Merida professional MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM. Equally important are Merida’s international distribution partners and their immense knowledge of regional bike scenes. Together with impeccable manufacturing, all this enables Merida to provide international MERIDA customers successfully with the unique outcome of thier main objective: The most outstanding bikes of our time!
Some of Merida Features
Merida smoothened welding line by using specific welding technology - improved outlook, without any weakening of the welding structure.
HFS HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM
Through an delicate, hydraulic forced forming process 3-dimensional shaped tubes made of Prolite 66 alloy.
TFS TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM
Through some mechanical pressing-operations 3-dimensional shaped tubes made of Racelite 6061 alloy.
MATTS TAPER TOP-TUBE
Merida MATTS Shotgun top-tube with a conic shaped cross-section, getting slimmer to the rear.
PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM
MERIDA Top-Alloy made of 6066 high-strength aluminum, with triple butted walls.
Merida egg-shaped head-tube with semi integrated bearings and bigger dimensions at the tube's centre - for an optimim in head-tube stiffness.
DOUBLE CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY
Merida integrated reinforcing rib separates highly stressed carbon-tubes into 2 individual chambers; bending strength and hit-resistance are getting improved.
Merida front fork made of carbon composite material; at some models 100% made of carbon composite.
Merida special shaped seat- and/or chain-stays improve vibration-damping and create noticeable comfort.
Pat. pended MERIDA disc-brake device with 10 mm through-axle, which separates suspension- and braking forces completely.
Merida conically shaped headtube, which gets slimmer to its upper end; semi integrated bearing at the bottom and external cup headset at the top.
MERIDA-typical shaped down-tube with twin-curved bottom, for increase of bending- and torsion-stiffness.
NANO MATRIX CARBON
Merida NANO-particles reinforce the epoxy-based matrix structure - for up to 40% improved hit-resitance.
Merida Anti Wrinkle System – through three dimensional shaped silicone inserts, which will be removed after the manufacturing process, the internal surface of the carbon monocoque gets significantly improved. Less wrinkles create higher stiffness and improve durability.
Merida Carbon-frame, which is made from compact dimensioned carbon frame-segments. The bonding of these elements is made according to the specific stress lasting at the different areas, either by internal joints or tube-to-tube.
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