E-bike Merida eSpeeder and eSilex Dynamic double

E-bike Merida eSpeeder and eSilex Dynamic double

Pedelecs can also be light, sporty and spartan. Two new bikes from Merida show how the actually contradicting properties of electric drive and sporty design can be reconciled.
The Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Merida is expanding its pedelec range to include the two sporty, slim models Merida eSpeeder and eSilex. Both are based on the new frame eAL700c, which offers space for a 250 Wh battery in the top tube. The cables and cables integrated in the aluminum tubes emphasized the clean look. Thanks to the 40 Nm hub motor from Mahle that is integrated in the rear wheel, you can hardly see the electrical soul of both models.
E-bike Merida eSpeeder and eSilex Dynamic double

The Merida eSpeeder is designed as a brisk everyday bike for urban use. The user can drive it like a non-electric bicycle in a sporty way with muscle power. If the condition is not sufficient, the electric motor intervenes. At 250 Wh, the battery’s power capacity is just under, but according to Merida this should also be sufficient for longer day trips. Optionally, an additional battery in the cup holder doubles the range. The bike is equipped with derailleur gears, hydraulic disc brakes, sports saddle and straight handlebars. While the Merida eSpeeder 200, which costs around 2,250 euros, has a decidedly sparse design, the 400 EQ, which is more suitable for everyday use, also offers mudguards, luggage racks and side stands for an additional 200 euros.

The eSilex, which costs around 2,700 euros, is a gravel bike with racing bike handlebars and bulky tires with a coarse profile. Thanks to this, sporty tours beyond asphalt stretches should also be possible. The eSilex, which weighs only 14 kilograms, also offers hydraulic brakes, derailleur gears and a sporty saddle. There are two different wheel-tire combinations to choose from, one for faster touring or alternatively one that is designed for more off-road competence.

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