The Merida Silex 200 gravel bike sits in the adventure road bike category thanks to its versatility and ability to tackle any challenge. You get road style geometry with drop bars so that you can get up some real speed on the road and especially on the dirt or gravel. The Silex 200 is built with a lightweight 6066 triple butted and hydroformed aluminium frame with upright gravel geometry for stable yet nimble handling. Featuring internal cable routing and BB86 bottom bracket, this frame is optimised for both functionality and looks.
The Silex is equipped with a 2×9 speed Shimano drivetrain and Tektro Spyre disc brakes so that you have control in any conditions, a noticeable improvement over rim brakes. Tyres are an x-factor on a gravel bike, and the Silex is equipped with Maxxis Rambler tyres which are semi-slicks with side knobs which can be inflated for riding on the road or deflated for better traction off-road.
The Merida Silex 200 gravel bike is a dynamic powerhouse for someone that wants a road bike that can do just a little more. This entry-level gravel bike is customised specifically for challenging surfaces, not every path is perfect and the Silex is made for these occasions.
Silex Lite Frame: Lightweight 6066 triple butted and hydroformed aluminium frame with upright gravel geometry for stable but nimble handling. Featuring internal cable routing and BB86 bottom bracket
Fully Loaded: In line with the design ethos of versatility and go anywhere, the SILEX is available with a wide range of luggage and accessory options including frame bags and big saddle bags.
Shifting Simplicity: The majority of SILEX models are fitted with 1x drivetrains for simplicity, resulting in weight reduction and fewer moving parts. A 1x can deliver 98 % of the gear range of a 50-34 compact chainset with an 11-32 road set up.
Go Big: As standard, the SILEX comes with 700x35C tyres but can accommodate up to 700x42C (road profile). It’s even possible to use 650B wheels and go up to 50 mm wide road profile tyres on the carbon and up to 42 mm on the aluminium bikes.
Innovative Tyres: To put the SILEX on the perfect tyre, we have collaborated with Maxxis to create the ideal 35c semi-slick tyre with side knobs for our all road bike. The tyre, which featuring Maxxis Silkworm technology and puncture protection, can be inflated to high pressure for fast road riding, or slightly deflated to benefit from the added traction provided by the side knobs on rougher surfaces.