The Merida eSilex 400 Electric Gravel Bike Has been designed to further blur the line between electric gravel bikes and the non-electric gravel bike world, you would be forgiven if at first glance you did not realise this was an electric bike! Featuring an impressive Mahle rear hub motor that puts out 40Nm of torque to help you up those hills, while the 250Wh battery will keep you running for hours. For those who want to go further, you can even fit a range extender (purchased separately) to the bottle cage mounting points for an additional 250Wh to keep you riding for longer! This combined with the 10 speed Shimano gearset means you will be breezing up those hills, and on your next commute to work. The eSilex also offers a range of mounting points for everything from fenders to a rear rack and kickstand, meaning you can customise this amazing bike to be a commuter, bike packing bike, or leave them all off for a sleek, fast gravel or road ride.
The eSilex was designed specifically as an electric bike, with a lot of the components tailored specifically to the needs of an eBike. The oversized 1.5″ head tube and tapered carbon fork deliver precise steering even at the increased speeds of an eBike and with the added weight of the electric components. The carbon fork also helps take the bumps out of the ride for a smooth, comfortable experience, and the Shimano GRX 400 hydraulic disc brakes mean you can stop in confidence with the extra speed and weight of an eBike, even on rougher terrain. Designed with off-road in mind, this bike can comfortably fit 40mm (700c) or 47mm tyres (650b), even with fenders installed, and comes with a pair of 700x40c Maxxis Ramblers ready to go. All of this in a sleek, beautiful design, even offering internal cable routing to keep your cockpit clean and uncluttered. With these amazing features, the eSilex truly is a versatile bike that is capable on and off-road.
The fork features a tapered steerer, you’ll have precise and confident steering. With carbon’s special properties you’ll gain great lateral stiffness for control and vertical tolerances which enable a more absorbent more comfortable ride. Best of both worlds!
The X-Tapered headtube on this bike provides room for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks provide superb stiffness and precise confidence-inspiring shifting, with this setup you’ll be able to navigate streets and corners with ease!
PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINIUM
Using high-end 6066 aluminium and triple butted wall thicknesses, this frame offers strength and durability without excess weight. The hydroforming technology helps to tune the aluminium tubes to give the best possible stiffness to weight ratio.
What is the eSilex 400 used for?
The eSilex 400 is a versatile bike, perfectly at home on gravel and dirt paths, but also equally as capable on roads and cycleways.
Why choose the eSilex 400?
The eSilex offers amazing versatility, quality, and design all at a reasonable price. Capable on and off-road, the eSilex is perfect for week-day commutes followed by bike packing holidays or weekend jaunts with the 250Wh battery and 40Nm Mahle motor. The hydraulic disc brakes mean you can be confident stopping, even in the rain and offroad, while the carbon forks help smooth out your ride. If you’re looking for a comfortable, but highly versatile bike which you can use for just about any ride you can think of, all without busting the budget, then the eSilex 400 is the perfect bike for you!
Who is the eSilex 400 designed for?
The eSilex is designed for the rider who wants a versatile and capable bike that is just as at home on and off-road, just with that little bit of extra electric assistance. This bike is rated for a maximum load of 120kg.
|Click & Collect||Yes|
|Rear Gears||10 Speed|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Battery||MAHLE B1-D; 250Wh|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX400; 2 piston|
|Cassette||Shimano CS-HG50; 11-36 ATC; 10 GER|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX600; 46-30 ATC|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano GRX400|
|Motor/Drive Unit||MAHLE X35+ Hub Engine; 40Nm|
|Fork||MDF10; MAT carbon|
|Frame||eSILEX LITE; MAT aluminium; 700x45C / 700x42C (with fender) / 27,5x47C max. WHS; 100×9/135×9 AST; BSA BBR|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT GR; MAT aluminium; 400mm (XS/S), 420mm (M), 440mm (L/XL)|
|Rims||MERIDA COMP SL; 17 IWR; 22 HRI; MAT aluminium|
|Saddle||MERIDA COMP CC; V-mount|
|Seatpost||MERIDA EXPERT; MAT aluminium; 30.9 DSP; 0 SSB|
|Stem||MERIDA EXPERT IR; MAT aluminium; 31.8 DSH; 5 ASD|
|Tyres||Maxxis Rambler; 700Cx40; fold; EXO|
|EBike Drive System||Rear Wheel|
|Speeds||2 x 10|
|Sizing SKUs||XS: MEEB2248413, SM: MEEB2248424, MD: MEEB2248435, LG: MEEB2248446, XL: MEEB2248457|
|Motor Torque (Nm)||40 Nm|
|Battery Size (Watt-Hours)||250 W-h|