Merida Crossway 500
- Lightweight Alloy Frame
- Sloped Top-Tube for Excellent Standover Height
- Wide Gear Range for Efficient Riding
- Suspension Fork
- Comfortable Suspension Seat
“A performance focused all-rounder hybrid bicycle for fitness, commutes and touring purposes.”
– Vishnu Sharma
The Merida Crossway 500 is the pinnacle of Merida’s Sports Hybrid Bikes – an unparalleled proposition offering efficiency and performance for avid riders and amateurs alike looking for a bike that offers more than their average road bike. It’s just as comfortable for the daily commute as it is exploring! It still offers the incredible ride quality and creature comforts of the Merida Crossway 100, however, it features an updated frame and an improved drivetrain. The Crossway TFS III frame is the latest generation of Merida’s performance-orientated hybrid frames and offers significant weight savings over the TFS II frame that the Crossway 100 utilises. Indeed, the Crossway TFS III features Merida’s premium Racelite 61 Aluminium along with thinner tubes, taking advantage of technoform technology and double-butting to save over 500g when compared to the Crossway 100, without affect durability. This weight saving may seem insignificant, however, you’ll really notice the difference during energy-sapping climbs, and multi-day bike-packing adventures! If this wasn’t enough, Merida have added a Suntour Front Suspension Fork to increase comfort, meaning you won’t have to worry about ruts and potholes causing you serious discomfort or jarring your arms and shoulders! If you find you’re cruising on establish bike paths, or climbing steep hills, the Suntour NCX fork features a remote hydraulic lockout function so you can engage it while cycling along. Ultimately, this means you can save precious energy when you need it most – long, steep climbs and flat, smooth paths. Equally, the Merida Branded Seat Post on the Crossway 500 has a wider diameter (than a road bike seatpost) meaning it better absorbs road feedback and provides a more comfortable ride. With the Merida Crossway 500, you’re offered the timeless proposition of simple, fun riding. All you have to do is hop on and ride away, and before you know it, you’ll be well past the city limits!
With the Merida Crossway 500, you’ll find it offers a significant upgrade over the Merida Crossway 100 thanks to the inclusion of Shimano Mountain Bike Hydraulic Disc Brakes and an FSA/Shimano drivetrain. Indeed, the 30 Speed Shimano XT Drivetrain offers a wide gear range and additional mid-range sprocket for easier climbing and more efficient cruising. While the inclusion of a Shimano XT Derailleur and associated clutch means you have greater control over your chain for days spent riding over rough terrain. Moreover, Merida have chosen to feature upgraded Hydraulic Disc Brakes from Shimano’s Deore range to offer more power and greater modulation. Overall, you can expect reliable performance in all weather conditions and the ability to come to a stop in a short distance, offering you control and the confidence that you can always safely stop! In the meantime, the Crossway 500 rolls on super wide 40c Maxxis Overdrive II Trekking tyres which offer incredible levels of grip, regardless of weather or temperature and puncture resistance. In contrast, you’ll find that they really soak up rough surfaces while simultaneously increasing your rolling efficiency for a supple ride! Finally, the Crossway 500 has been finished with a combination of Merida and FSA branded components to ensure reliability, longevity and weight savings. The Merida Crossway 500 is the ultimate adventure bike, perfect for exploring the great outdoors on weekends and commuting on weekdays. With the efficiency of a road bike and the all-terrain ability of a mountain bike, you’ll never find yourself exploring the great unknown without realising! Welcome to the great outdoors, welcome to the Merida Crossway 500 Hybrid Bike.
CROSSWAY TFS III ALLOY FRAME
The perfect blend of road and mountain bike design and functionality results in a versatile performance model. Constructed using Merida’s premium Racelite 61 Aluminium, the Crossway TFS III frame is lightweight, durable and soaks up vibrations for a supple ride. During construction, Merida revised their use of technoform technology and double butting to reduce frame weight even further. The result? With the Crossway 500, you can expect a saving of over 500g when compared to the Crossway 100! While the oversized tubing and tapered head tube provide superb stiffness and optimum steering precision. Finally, the Crossway has been equipped with integrated mounts for racks, mudguards and a kickstand.
Equipped with a Suntour NCX Front Suspension Fork, the rough will become smooth! With an included remote hydraulic lockout function, you can maintain forward momentum with the flick of a button, no more having to stop to adjust! This means greater efficiency, ensuring you can expend your energy where you need it: climbing mountains and cruising on the flat! While uprated Shimano MTB Hydraulic Disc Brakes ensure you remain in control, no matter the terrain or gradient!
30 Speed Shimano XT Drivetrain offers road bike efficiency with a clutch derailleur! All-in-all, this provides a wide range of gears suitable for all applications – whether you’re cruising around the city or conquering your local hill – you’ll be able to ride around without breaking so much as a sweat! While efficiency can be maintained with the XT’s chain clutch keeping the chain taut. In addition, the Suntour NCX Fork features a nifty remote lockout function that can be engaged to ensure energy isn’t wasted on smooth roads or steep climbs!
|Click & Collect
|Hydraulic Disc Brake
|FSA TH-7420ST, Cartridge Bearing
|Shimano HG500; 11-34 ATC; 10 Speed
|170mm (XS,SM,SM/MD), 175mm (MD/LG,LG,XL)
|Shimano XT Shadow
|Suntour NX1-DS-RL-700C-63 ; Coil; 63 STR; Lockout
|Crossway TFS III
|Merida Comp CC, 660 x 25mm
|Merida M2340 Neck
|F: Shimano TX505; 100x9mm; 32H; CL; / R: Shimano TX505; 135x9mm; 32H; CL
|Merida Comp TK; Alloy; 20mm IW
|Merida Expert TK
|Merida Comp CC
|Merida Expert Comp CC
|Maxxis Overdrive Excel Silkworm; 700x40C;
|3 x 10
|SM: MEHB2239571, MD: MEHB2239582, LG: MEHB2239593, XL: MEHB2239601, WSM: MEHB2239634, WMD: MEHB2239645, WLG: MEHB2239656