The Merida eSpresso CC 400 SE EQ Electric Hybrid Bike builds on the incredible platform of the eSpresso City by adding rugged off-road ability for conquering all terrains. Benefitting from Merida’s unique working partnership with Shimano, the latest generation of the eSpresso CC 400 SE features Merida’s new ‘Energy Cradle’ frame for a semi-integrated battery in the down tube for increased frame stiffness while offering the battery additional protection. Similarly, Merida has focused heavily on redesigning the eSpresso CC to be their most comfortable touring model yet! It benefits from a greater maximum tyre width thanks to the choice of an uprated Suntour NVX30 fork as well as widened seat and chainstays of the rear triangle. As always, the Merida eSpresso CC benefits from Shimano’s class-leading E6100 touring motor which offers torque on tap for smooth, refined performance on all terrains!
Merida has designed the eSpresso CC models to tame the great outdoors all while offering riders a luxurious ride in the process. So it should come as no surprise that Merida has upgraded the latest generation of the eSpresso CC with Suntour’s NVX30 fork which offers a handy 80mm of travel and better compression. Equally, a Merida Expert suspension seatpost has been installed to offer increased sensitivity and comfort for small ruts, bumps and general surface feedback! On top of this, the eSpresso CC features double-wall 27.5″ rims wrapped in Maxxis Crossmark II tyres for grip in all weather conditions, whether it’s a dry and dusty gravel path or a muddy trail you’ll have grip at all times. While the durable wide-range Shimano Deore drivetrain offers smooth and efficient shifting.
When it comes to frame design, it’s hard to pass up the eSpresso CC’s ultra-low step-through for riders which offers riders a lower centre of gravity, for increased stability and thus rider confidence. Moreover, it makes mounting and dismounting an absolute breeze! Naturally, it’d be hard to highlight the Merida eSpresso CC’s comfort and versatility without mentioning the incredible Shimano E6100 mid-drive motor which is the real point of difference for the eSpresso range. It offers a huge 60Nm of torque on tap through 5 different assistance modes so you don’t have to worry about steep hills or tired legs. While the high capacity 504Wh battery ensures you have an average off-road range between 70 and 100km (expect up to 150 on roads!) making the eSpresso CC perfect for weekend adventure dates or your daily commute!
The Merida eSpresso CC wouldn’t be a true tourer without the extensive list of options that come as standard. To begin with, Sunnywheel SW-FA311-65A fenders are installed to prevent water, dirt, and grime from being flicked or splashed onto you, ensuring you remain you dry and clean throughout your journey. The all-new Merida Massload carrier comes installed as standard, offering an incredible 27kg payload making it perfect for a weekend trip away. While a rear light has been neatly integrated so you’re always visible, regardless of the lighting conditions! Next, you’ll find an Abus Frame Lock located below your seat so you can comfortably lock your eSpresso’s rear wheel so you can comfortably leave your bike outside a cafe or pub when you’re out on the road! Up front, a Herrmans H-Black MR4 front light has been installed to light the path ahead and increase your visibility to other road users. Finally, Merida has equipped eSpresso CC with hydraulic brakes as standard for assured performance and control regardless of weather or terrain.
The Merida eSpresso CC 400 EQ is a rugged tourer designed to help you explore the great outdoors and truly enjoy the world around you. With the fantastic gear Merida have installed as standard and the additional equipment offered, it’s perfect for exploring past the city limits and daily commutes. You’ll struggle to find a model that can meet the eSpresso CC’s specs and equipment straight out of the box!
SHIMANO STEPS E6100 DRIVE UNIT
The Shimano STEPS E6100 is a powerful but quiet motor that offers a natural pedaling experience. With a low weight of 2.88kg, and a sleek, compact design that integrates with the frame, this motor not only functions well but looks amazing. Incredibly durable and able to withstand all weather conditions, you don’t need to worry about getting caught out in the rain. Featuring a huge 60Nm of torque to help you up steep hills, this engine is perfect for commuters and urban riders.
HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES
Disc brakes provide you with better braking performance in all conditions, unlike rim brakes which can be heavily impacted by dust and water, disc brakes maintain control in all conditions. These brakes give you confidence that you’ll stop when you need to and with a hydraulic system you will have greater control and have better feedback through your levers, hydraulic systems aren’t prone to cable stretch and self adjust as your brake pads wear down – meaning you can focus on the riding!
INTEGRATED LUGGAGE RACK AND LIGHTS
The eSpresso comes with an array of amazing integrated features. Never worry about getting caught out at night again with the integrated lights, and know you can carry your backpack, groceries, or handbag with ease using the integrated luggage rack. This bike truly is made for convenience and comfort!
What is this bike used for?
The Merida eSpresso CC Electric Hybrid Bike has been designed as the ultimate tourer. With a rugged exterior and luxurious ride thanks to its dual suspension offering (seatpost and front fork), you’ll be able to conquer the great outdoors. When combined with the torquey Shimano E6100 motor, it’s ideally suited to commuting and weekend adventures!
Why is this bike different?
The Merida eSpresso CC Electric Hybrid Bike comes equipped with everything you need to have a good day, every day! Merida has made the bike buying process as easy as possible for prospective riders – here’s a bike that offers you everything and doesn’t require an extra cent to be spent!
Who is this bike designed for?
With its unique design and off-road spec, the Merida eSpresso CC is designed for everybody from first time riders to experienced tourers wanting to push their boundaries!
|Click & Collect||Yes|
|Wheel Size||27.5″ (650b)|
|Rear Gears||9 Speed|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Front Travel||under 100mm|
|Battery||Shimano E8010; 504Wh|
|Brakes||Shimano MT-200; 2 piston|
|Cassette||Shimano HG200; 11-36 ATC; 9 GER|
|Crankset||Shimano CRE61; 38 ATC|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Deore M3100; SGS|
|Motor/Drive Unit||Shimano E6100; 60Nm|
|Fork||Suntour NVX30 DS; Coil; 80 STR; 27,5×2,4″ max WHS|
|Frame||eSPRESSO LITE 650; MAT aluminium; 27,5×2,25 max. WHS; 135×9 AST; external; max. 504 Wh|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT; MAT aluminium; 660 WHB; 15 RHB|
|Rims||MERIDA COMP TK; 20 IWR; MAT aluminium|
|Saddle||MERIDA EXPERT TK; V-mount|
|Seatpost||JD-SP79; 30.9 DSP; 15 SSB; 40 SST|
|Stem||MERIDA EXPERT CT; MAT aluminium; 31.8 DSH; adjustable|
|Shifters||Shimano Alivio M3100|
|Tyres||Maxxis Crossmark II; 27.5×2.25″; wire; reflecting line|
|EBike Drive System||Mid Drive|
|Speeds||1 x 9|
|Sizing SKUs||SM: MEEB2235771, MD: MEEB2235782, LG: MEEB2235793|
|Motor Torque (Nm)||60 Nm|
|Battery Size (Watt-Hours)||504 W-h|