Merida Silex 200 Gravel Bike 2022 - Black
The SILEX is available in two options. The 'classic' SILEX standing on 700c wheels, being the perfect 'all-road' bike which loves lanes, forest tracks and gravel or the new more 'rugged' SILEX+ version, which can easily tackle more demanding terrain due to its more burly 650B wheels and 45 mm tyres.
The choice is yours. Both options are based on the same frame, so wheels are exchangeable at a later date.
As standard, the SILEX comes with 700x38c tyres and the SILEX+ with 650Bx45c. The maximum tyre size for 700c wheels is 42 mm (road profile) while with 650B wheels being fitted, tyres up to 50 mm wide road profile tyres on the carbon and up to 42 mm on the aluminium bikes can be run.
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 packs. The frame features fender mounts on the rear triangle as well as on the fork, transferring the SILEX quickly and easily into a fast training bike for the winter or a versatile commuting and touring bike.
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.
Lightweight carbon or sophisticated aluminium frame options. Key differences, other than construction materials, are that the carbon frame has a lower weight and is equipped with an integrated seat post clamp to minimise turbulence at the top tube.
- Lightweight aluminum frame
- Shimano Sora 2x9 drivetrain w/ FSA chainset
- Promax mechanical disc brakes
- Thru-axles front and rear
|Frame||SILEX LITE material: aluminium 700x38C / 650Bx45C max.WHS 100x12/142x12mm axle standard BB86 bottom bracket standard|
|Fork||MERIDA SILEX CF2 Tapered material: carbon 700x38C / 650Bx45C max. wheelsize|
|Derailleur (Front)||Shimano Sora|
|Derailleur (Rear)||Shimano Sora GS|
|Brakes||Promax DSK-330R Mechanical disc w/ Promax G160 160mm|
|Crankset||FSA Omega 48-32 teeth 170 mm-XS/S, 172,5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL|
|Cassette||Shimano CS-HG200 11-34 teeth 9 speed|
|Hub Front||VP173SB 100x12mm width front hub 32 spoke holes 6 bolt|
|Hub Rear||VP273SB 142x12mm width rear hub 32 spoke holes 6 bolt|
|Rims||MERIDA COMP SL 17mm inner width 22mm height material: aluminium|
|Tyres||Maxxis Rambler 700x38C fold TR EXO|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT GR material: aluminium 400mm (XS-S), 420mm (M), 440mm (L/XL)|
|Stem||MERIDA COMP CC material: aluminium 31.8mm diameter -6° stem angle 80 mm all sizes|
|Saddle||MERIDA COMP CC V-mount|
|Seatpost||MERIDA COMP CC material: aluminium 30.9mm diameter 0mm setback|
|Number of Gears||18|
Ready to rideEvery bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
This process has a lead time of 7-10 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
Making sure you are homeOnce fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking DeliveryAny mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.
It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.
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