2021 Merida Silex 200

Entry-level SILEX gravel and all-road bikes that features confidence inspiring handling, whatever the surface. The ideal starting point of your next cycling adventure. Fun, nimble and ready to carry all your bikepacking gear.

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If you like to go out for a bike ride without wondering where your route will take you or on what surface you will be travelling, then the SILEX is the bike for you. Merida’s 200 model features the same lightweight aluminium frame as on more expensive models, with multiple fixing points for luggage, water bottles, fenders and rear rack and a full carbon fork for added comfort and precise steering. The wide gear range is perfect for long climbs as well as faster flat sections.

There’s a certain beauty in just riding without watching the time, heading wherever you feel the urge. For those rides, the test and award-winning SILEX makes total sense; Merida’s most comfortable and versatile road bike ever. With its modern MTB inspired geometry, long top and head tubes and short stem, it offers nimble, confidence-inspiring handling.

While often seen on extended gravel and rough road outings, as well as bikepacking trips, the SILEX also found a strong following in comfort-orientated road riding connoisseurs as well as commuters and city traffic weavers. The more rugged 650b wheeled alternative to the 700c SILEX has managed to obtain multiple test wins as well as comfort awards, and is coming back in the form of the fully loaded and wirelessly shifted SILEX+ LIMITED. The ‘classic’ 700c SILEX also impressed the press with the 400 securing a test win in Cycling Plus, being certified as having a ‘huge fun factor’, ‘superb riding position’ and ‘brilliant off-road handling’.

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L, M, S, XL


Frame: Lightweight 6066 triple butted tubing, hydroformed and smooth welded with internal cable routing. MTB inspired gravel geometry, high front end and tapered headtube for stable but nimble handling
Fork: Silex CF2; Tapered; carbon
Headset: Merida M2331 Neck
Stem: Merida Comp CC; aluminium; 31.8mm diameter; -6 degree rise – Length : 80 mm all sizes
Bars: Merida Expert GR; aluminium
Front Brake: Promax DSK-330R; Mechanical disc with Promax 160G; 160mm rotor
Rear Brake: Promax DSK-330R; Mechanical disc with Promax 160G; 160mm rotor
Brake Lever: Shimano Sora
Front Mech: Shimano Sora
Rear Mech: Shimano Sora; GS
Shifters: Shimano Sora
Speed: 18
Rims: Merida Comp SL; 17mm inner rim width; 22mm profile; Material: aluminium
Front Hub: VP 173SB; 100x12mm; 32 spokes; 6 SBD
Rear Hub: VP 273SB; 142x12mm; 32 spokes; 6 SBD; including removable lever with 4/6mm Allen key
Spokes: Black stainless
Front Tyre: Maxxis Rambler; 700 x 38C; Kevlar bead; folding; TR; EXO
Rear Tyre: Maxxis Rambler; 700 x 38C; Kevlar bead; folding; TR; EXO
Seat Post: Merida Comp CC; aluminium; 30.9mm diameter; in-line
Saddle: Merida Comp CC; V-mount
Chainset: FSA Omega; 48-32 teeth chainwheel with 170mm – XS/S, 172,5mm – M, 175mm – L/XL length crank
Bottom Bracket: FSA PF86 MegaExo
Chain: KMC M99
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200; 11-32 teeth; 9 speed


Frame Size

Body Height


< 167 cm


165 – 177 cm


173 – 185 cm


181 – 192 cm


> 188 cm