The MERIDA SILEX+ 6000 is a very composed gravel bike that blurs the boundaries between gravel- and mountain-biking. The SILEX+ 6000 reveals its true strengths on rough gravel paths and moderate trails, where the harmonic interplay between the frame’s damping qualities, the aluminium cockpit and the 27.5 x 2.0” tires underline the smooth character of the bike. Moreover, the mountain bike inspired geometry features a high stack, long reach and short stem and provides a comfortable riding position and smooth handling – the ideal combination for long days in the saddle. While the frame design is both original and unconventional, it is also visually harmonious and the many mounting points emphasize the bike’s bikepacking suitability. The spec is solid and performance-oriented and MERIDA eschews and superfluous bling. The SILEX+ 6000 convinced the jury especially on long rides with varied terrain and technical off-road sections.
Weight: 8.93 kg | Price: € 2,899