MERIT PLUS ADVENTURE GRAVEL BIKE

Full carbon bike for all activities. Awesome speed road geometry together with cross and mtb tires clearance. You don't need 3 specials for road, gravel or XC mtb. All you need is MERIT PLUS frame and a few pairs of wheels, cassettes or chain rings. 

Bike Details and Features

Dropped Chain Stay
Special rear fork and bottom bracket allow to use road crank set and together wide tires. This chain stay contributes to maximum rigidity of full carbon bottom bracket.

Fat Tire Clearance
For our maximum comfort during off road ride. Frame allows to use 700c x 40mm(1.6") and mtb 650b x 50mm(2.0") tires.

Tappered Headset
The headset is 1 1/8'' at the top and 1 1/2'' at the bottom. Thinner top saves weight while thicker bottom makes steering more stable. 

Internal Cable Routing
We hide all shifting and brake cables inside – hidden routing looks great and guarantee top functionality for shifting. All is hidden against mud and dust. 

Overall Stiffness and Wheel Axles
Most stressed parts of the frame are robust to keep the ideal frame stiffness. Front fork is equipped by Ø 15mm axle and rear Ø 12mm axle. 

Precise Brake Mount
Newest type of disc brake mounting enable to use new and lightest road calipers - flat mount.

Carrier
Front and rear fork is equipped by threads for carriers. 

Aerodynamic Design
Aero-futuristic shape - slice through the air cleanly. 

About Merit Plus

After many years of bone shaking on broken roads and off roads, we can introduce completely new bike concept which is fast, nimble, stiff and comfortable on broken, dirt and forest roads or on the cobbles. Our frame combines - Light stiff carbon frame for the best weight and

rigidity - Aero road geometry for best maneuverability and aerodynamics - Road components compatibility for maximum power transmission. Altogether delivering maximum comfort on 650b mtb tires, allowing you to ride everywhere without shaking the soul out.

Bike Frame Specification

Frame: Merit Plus
Material: Full Carbon Monocoque
Sizes: M530, L560, XL590
Weight(S): 1110 +/- 50g
Fork Weight: 560 +/- 20g
Headset: 1-1/8, 1-1/2
Bottom Bracket: Press fit BB86
Front Axle: Ø 15mm (included)
Rear Axle: Ø 12mm (included)
Seat Post: Aero Shape (included)
Di2 compatible 

1943,- EUR  with Lauf Grit fork

Frame Geometry

Merit Plus frame geometry use the best features from road and cross bikes like aerodynamics, narrow profile and good maneuverability altogether with wide tire clearance.

SIZE A B RC D E F G H H“ I J WB
S 500 529 420 70 395 45 105 72,5 69,5 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1001
M 530 549 420 70 395 45 130 72,5 71 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1008
L 560 570 420 70 395 45 155 72,5 72,5 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1014
XL 590 591 420 70 395 45 180 72,5 72,5 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1032
SIZE RIDER
S 160-170cm
M 169-181cm
L 180-190cm
XL 189-200cm

Tested and Recommended Components

We register products which we tested or used together with our frame. It can help to find good setup for everybody. We can add bike components proved by you too. Frame is of course compatible with all other standard road components (Shimano etc.).

Crank set

✦✦✦✦✧ SRAM Rival 1 1x11 GXP 50t (good price, chain does not fall)
✦✦✦✦✦ SRAM Force 1 1x11 GXP 50t (lightweight, chain does not fall)

Bottom Bracket

✦✦✦✦✧ SRAM GXP BB86 BB Road 

Wheel Set

✦✦✦✦✦ Crankbrothers Cobalt 3 650b (lightweight, good looking)
✦✦✦✦✦ Croder Interway 700c 38c Tubular (lightweight, carbon, stiff)
✦✦✦✦✦ American Classic Mtb Race 29 (incredible bearings)

Tires

✦✦✦✦✧ Tufo Dry Plus 28" 32 Tubular (can use sealant)
✦✦✦✦✧ Tufo Hi C Carbon 28" 25 Tubular (can use sealant)
✦✦✦✦✧ Panaracer Comet 27,5" 2.0"
✦✦✦✦✧ Vredestein Spotted Cat 27,5" 2.0"
✦✦✦✧✧ Innova Bulletstorm 27,5" 2.1"
(not fit best) Schwalbe Thunder Burt 27,5" 2.1" (tight clearance)

Brakes

✦✦✦✦✦ Shimano BR-R785 Hydraulic Disc Brake FM
✦✦✦✦✧ Juin F1 Cable Pull Hydraulic Brakes

Front Derailleur

✦✧✧✧✧ Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 (do not fit with 700x40mm tyres)
✦✧✧✧✧ Shimano 105 FD-5800 (do not fit with 700x40mm tyres)

Rear Derailleur

✦✦✦✧✧ SRAM Apex 1
✦✦✦✦✧ SRAM Rival 1
✦✦✦✦✧ SRAM Force 1

Shifting Levers

✦✦✦✦✦ Shimano ST-RS685 11 speed
✦✦✦✦✦ SRAM Rival1 Zero Loss 11 speed

Cassette

✦✦✦✦✦ SRAM PG-1130 11 11-42t
✦✦✦✦✦ Shimano XT CS-M8000 11 11-42t

Chain

✦✦✦✦✧ SRAM PC1130 11 Speed Chain
✦✦✦✦✦ SRAM PC1170 11 Speed Chain

Saddle

✦✦✦✦✦ Selle Italia Flite (light)
✦✦✦✦✦ Selle Italia Max-Flite (Max-comfort)

Stem

✦✦✦✦✦ Bontrager RXL 100mm (nice coating)

Bottle Cage

✦✦✦✦✦ Elite Cannibal (holds bottle tight)

Fenders

✦✦✦✧✧ SKS Bluemels 45mm 11262 (have to bend wires)
✦✧✧✧✧ SKS Bluemels 35mm 10435 (good, but not fit well) 

Rear Carrier

 ✦✦✦✦✧ Sport Arsenal 201

How to Buy

Customer

You can buy Merit Plus directly from our friendly eshop, you can try to find nearest local dealer or you can ask your local bike shop/service to purchase and complete full bike for you. Current dealer list is here.

Dealer

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