Merida 2020 eSPRESSO 300SE EQ - Matt Xmas Red (Black) - Pre-Order

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Merida 2020 eSPRESSO 300SE EQ – Matt Xmas Red (Black)

$3,495.00

Identical to the eSPRESSO 200 EQ but with the bigger capacity of the 504 Wh battery and equipped with an additional E6100 display. This bike comes with Continental Trekking tyres, Racktime carrier, fenders and a fixed mount light set which is powered by the Shimano battery.

The fourth generation of our eSPRESSO is dominated by an extensive list of new and improved features in comparison to its predecessor.

The biggest focus was on the integration of the battery in the down tube, followed by increased tyre width and the introduction of the hub gear slider dropout. The modern in-tube battery design in combination with the purposeful and hugely comfortable geometry as well as the seamless integration of the whole spectrum of Shimano’s powerful STePS motors sets the eSPRESSO apart from other e-bikes.

 

Features

CERTIFIED SYSTEM WEIGHT
The system weight of a bike is the combination of bike, rider and additional luggage. The allowed system weight for the eSPRESSO is 140kg. As an e-bike already has a higher weight than a regular bike, and also makes it easier to transport larger amounts of luggage, it is imperative to certify a higher overall system weight. All MERIDA e-bikes, as well as all used componentry, go through a rigorous and e-bike specific testing schedule which mimics the higher forces and strains to guarantee the rider the highest level of safety.

 

OPTIMISED CENTRE OF GRAVITY
Based on the central position of the battery in the lower part of the down tube and the low position of the Shimano motor, we were able to achieve an optimum centre of gravity. The low and well-positioned centre of gravity provides the bike with outstanding riding characteristics which are extremely important in particular when fully loaded.

 

EXCELLENT FRAME STIFFNESS
The outstanding frame stiffness also has a strong influence on the riding characteristics of bikes with an integrated battery. The tapered head tube, the large tube diameters, the change to 34.9mm seat post diameter, the cast motor bracket as well as the 142x12mm through rear axle (new 135x9mm slider dropouts) all contribute to achieving a safe and precise riding experience.

 

BATTERY INTEGRATION IN THE DOWN TUBE / SATELLITE CHARGING PORT
Through the extensive use of hydroforming on the down tube and the precise CNC cutting of the tube opening for the battery, as well as the perfectly matching two-component plastic cover, we were able to integrate the battery seamlessly into the lower part of the down tube. This is consistent throughout the various frame sizes. Charging is easy through the neatly integrated charging port at the motor bracket. Also, the battery is perfectly integrated into the down tube, yet it is possible to easily remove it for charging or when in transport. A further advantage of the battery being integrated into the down tube is the perfect protection from an impact which can occur when the bike falls over or is involved in a crash.

 

INCREASED TYRE WIDTH
Wider tyres have become more or less standard in modern e-bikes. The advantages are obvious, besides the better comfort, wider tyres provide more puncture protection and increase the riding stability due to the better ground contact. At the eSPRESSO, 50mm wide Continental CONTACT Cruiser tyres are fitted. These tyres use the ‘Safety System Breaker’ technology which is as Kevlar-reinforced, high-strength nylon fabric to provide excellent puncture and cut-resistance while at the same time being light, durable and offering good rolling resistance.

 

WAKE UP BOTTOM
With the additional hole at the down tube, the battery can be turned on from deep sleep mode. That’s necessary when the bike has not been used for longer than 6 months, or when the battery of the on/off switch is empty (this battery is normally charged by the main battery). To wake the battery up again, just push a 4mm Allen key (best to use the lever of the MERIDA COMP TR axle) through the hole, pressing the hidden button underneath.

Specifications

FRAME: eSPRESSO LITE
SIZES: XS-S-M-L-XL
FORK: Suntour NEX-PM-DS; Coil; 63 STR;
DRIVE UNIT: Shimano E5000; 40Nm
BATTERY: Shimano E8010; 504Wh
BATTERY CHARGER: Shimano EC-E6002; 2A
DISPLAY: Shimano SC-E6100
GEARS: 1 X 9
BRAKES: Shimano MT-200; 2 piston
ROTOR-FRONT: Shimano RT10; 180 mm
ROTOR-REAR: 11. rotor-rear
SHIFTERS: Shimano Altus rapidfire
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Altus RDM2000
CHAINWHEEL: Shimano CRE50; 38 ATC
CHAIN: KMC e9S
CASSETTE: Shimano HG400; 12-36 ATC; 9
HUB-FRONT: Shimano TX505; 100×9 WHF; 32 SPH; Centerlock
HUB-REAR: Shimano MT400; 142×12 WHR; 36 SPH; Centerlock
SPOKES: Black stainless
RIMS: MERIDA Comp TK; 20 IWR
TYRES: Continental RIDE TOUR; 700x42C; reflective stripe
HANDLEBAR: MERIDA Expert TK; 660 WHB; 15 RHB
HANDLEBAR STEM: MERIDA Expert CC; 31.8 DSH; 17 ASD
SEAT POST: MERIDA Expert; 30.9 DSP; 15 SSB
SADDLE: MERIDA Expert TK
PEDAL: VP; VPE-891
FENDER: Sunnywheel SW-FA 513
CARRIER: Racktime 060889-001-D RT MERIDA Shine evo
KICKSTAND: CL-KA98
LIGHT-FRONT: Herrmans H-BLACK MR4 E
LIGHT-REAR: Shine evo integrated in Racktime carrier
FRAME LOCK: Abus 5650 LH-3 lock

Return and Refund Policy

14 Day money back guarantee. Must be returned in original packaging and without damage. Any additional delivery fees shall be covered by the purchaser.

Warranty

Lifetime warranty on all frames for the entire ownership of the original purchaser. This covers manufacturing and material defects. No exclusions for racing. Rider and equipment weight limit: 120kg for standard bikes; 140kg for e-Bikes.

Forks: Carbon and aluminium rigid forks are guaranteed for 5 years from the date of purchase

Suspension: Rear suspension components are guaranteed for 2 years from the date of purchase

All other Merida branded components, including paint and finish, are guaranteed for 1 year from the date of purchase.

Pre-Order

We are accepting pre-orders for the Merida 2020 eSPRESSO 300SE EQ – Matt Xmas Red (Black) which is expected to be released on September 2019.

Delivery is not available for the Merida range. All Merida purchases made must be collected in-store.