The Merida eSpresso City 700 EQ Electric Hybrid Bike is Merida’s first foray into electric models with internal hub gears. It has been designed to conquer the urban environment in supreme comfort, while requiring less maintenance than any other model! It benefits from Merida’s unique working partnership with Shimano, offering a battery integrated into the down tube for a reduction in weight and increased protection for the battery. Similarly, Merida has focused heavily on redesigning the eSpresso City to be their most comfortable city touring model yet! As a result, the maximum tyre width has been increased thanks to the revised fork design and widened seat and chainstays of the rear triangle. As always, the Merida eSpresso City benefits from Shimano’s class-leading E6100 touring motor for smooth, refined performance and unparalleled torque on tap!
As previously mentioned, Merida has designed the eSpresso City models to cruise around the concrete jungle and offer riders a luxurious ride in the process. So it comes as no surprise that the eSpresso City features an ultra-low step-through for riders. Not only does it make mounting and dismounting the City a breeze, but it also enhances its lower centre of gravity, increasing low-speed stability and thus rider confidence. While the all-new Merida Massload carrier comes installed as standard, offering an incredible 27kg payload and a nifty integrated rear light so you’re always visible, regardless of the lighting conditions!
It’d be hard to highlight the Merida eSpresso City’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 630Wh battery ensures you have an average range between 150 and 200km making the eSpresso City perfect for daily commutes, nips to the shops or weekend adventures further afield!This is especially true when considering the eSpresso City comes equipped with both a Suntour NEX suspension fork and the Merida Expert TK seatpost which offers additional suspension for a luxurious ride in all weather conditions and terrains. While the choice to install Shimano’s Nexus Internal Hub gearing offers riders automatic shifting and maintenance free riding!
The Merida eSpresso City wouldn’t be a true city tourer without the extensive list of options that come as standard. To begin with, Sunnywheel SW-FA311-60E1 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. 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 your local cafe! A Herrmans H-Black MR4 front light has been added to the front fork to light the path ahead and increase your visibility to other road users. Finally, Merida has upgraded the eSpresso City’s brakes to a hydraulic system for increased comfort, performance and ultimately rider confidence.
The Merida eSpresso City 700 EQ provides a smooth, refined and powerful ride whether you’re commuting or heading out for a weekend adventure. The list of included extras means riders are offered all the creature comforts one could ask for! While the lack of required maintenance means the City 700 EQ should practically be a no-brainer option! If you’ve struggled to find a bike that ticks all the boxes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a box the Merida eSpresso City 700 EQ doesn’t tick for you!
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!
SHIMANO NEXUS HUB GEARING
The Shimano Nexus internal hub gearing system offers amazingly smooth, easy shifting all in a low-maintenance internal hub. Protected from the elements and anything your tyres may flick up, the Nexus Shimano hub requires less maintenance so you can focus on the ride without worrying about your gears!
What is this bike used for?
The Merida eSpresso City EQ Electric Hybrid Bike has been designed to conquer the concrete jungle. With a luxuriously comfortable ride thanks to its dual suspension offering (seatpost and front fork) combined with the torquey Shimano E6100 motor, it’s ideally suited to commuting and weekend adventures.
Why is this bike different?
The Merida eSpresso City EQ Electric Hybrid Bike comes equipped with everything you need to have a good day, every day! While the Shimano Nexus hub gear means the City 700 EQ model requires practically no maintenance! 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 it’s low step-through frame design, torquey motor and incredible range, the Merida eSpresso City 700 EQ is designed for everybody. In particular, we recommend it for first-time riders and those that dislike bike maintenance and just want to get out and ride!
|Click & Collect||Yes|
|Groupset||Shimano Nexus Di2|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Front Travel||under 100mm|
|Battery||Shimano E8036; 630Wh|
|Brakes||Shimano MT410-3A; 2 piston|
|Cassette||Shimano CS-C7000; 27 ATC|
|Chain||KMC Z1eHX EPT|
|Crankset||Shimano CRE61; 38 ATC|
|Motor/Drive Unit||Shimano E6100; 60Nm|
|Fork||Suntour NEX E25; Coil; 63 STR; 700x52C max WHS|
|Frame||eSPRESSO CITY LITE II HG; MAT aluminium; 700x50C max. WHS; 135×9 AST; internal; hub-gear dropout|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT; MAT aluminium; 640 WHB; 35 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; MAT aluminium; 31.8 DSH; adjustable|
|Tyres||Continental Contact Cruiser; 622-50; wire; reflecting line|
|EBike Drive System||Mid Drive|
|Sizing SKUs||XS: MEEB2235674, SM: MEEB2235685, MD: MEEB2235696, LG: MEEB2235704, XL: MEEB2235715|
|Motor Torque (Nm)||60 Nm|
|Battery Size (Watt-Hours)||630 W-h|