The Merida Silex Plus 6000 is a high-performance gravel bike for the serious off-road rider that is after all the benefits of the sleekest road bike in an adventure bike. The CF2 carbon frame with upright gravel geometry for stable yet nimble handling is lightweight and tough so that it can handle some punishment on the gravel. This cutting-edge frame has the fibres bonded together with an epoxy resin and added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40% and protecting the integrity of the frame. While the cables are routed internally to maintain that sleek look and keep the cables safe from dirt and moisture. The frame is combined with a carbon fork to reduce weight and minimise the transfer of vibration from the road or gravel for a much smoother ride.
The 11 speed SRAM Apex1 groupset provides simple and reliable shifting as the 1x setup reduces weight, moving parts and gives you all the gear range you need on an adventure bike. While the bike is equipped with Sram Apex1 hydraulic disc brakes so that you have control in any conditions, a noticeable improvement on rim brakes as you have complete control in all conditions. The Silex Plus 6000 is equipped with wide 27.5”x45c mountain bike tyres which give you the ideal combination of speed and grip when you’re off the beaten track.
The Merida Silex Plus 6000 is a dynamic adventure road powerhouse which offers speed and efficiency with 27.5” wheels. This really is a fun and awesome gravel bike that offers a great riding experience on every single ride.
Silex CF2 Frame: CF2 carbon frame with upright gravel geometry for stable but nimble handling. Tapered head tube and 12 mm bolt through axles provide stiffness and steering precision. Featuring internal cable routing and BB386 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.
Latest Technology: Featuring 12 mm bolt through axles for maximum frame stiffness, making wheel alignment much easier when refitting. The flat mount rear brake is mounted on the chainstay for better dissipation of braking forces and protecting it from damage in the rear triangle. Disc cooler technology draws heat away through CNC-milled cooling fins, particularly important when you are fully loaded.