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Product nameMerida Cyclo Cross 500 (2016)Merida Cyclo Cross 500Focus Mares AX Disc Apex (2016)Focus Mares AX Disc ApexSpecialized CruX Sport E5 (2015)Specialized CruX Sport E5
ManufacturerMeridaFocusSpecialized
CategoryCyclocross Bikes » Cyclocross » BikesCyclocross Bikes » Cyclocross » BikesCyclocross Bikes » Cyclocross » Bikes
Approx. MSRPTBATBA2 000,00 € (EUR)
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Sizes47cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 59cm48.0, 51.0, 54.0, 57.0, 60.046, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
ColorsBlue/WhiteGrey/White/BlueGloss Dirty White/Black/Cyan/White
Description

The Merida Cyclo Cross 500 is an entry level cyclocross bike with many advanced features. Sporting an internally routed, triple butted alloy frame and carbon fork, the 500 is ready for all your cross riding adventures or commuting. Featuring a Shimano 105 drivetrain, Tektro Spire disc brakes and a solid wheelset with 12 and 15mm thru axles, the Cyclo Cross 500 has components to cater to even the most discerning cyclist.
This is an entry level cyclocross bike which represents great value and performance.

The Mares AX Disc Apex is one of the entry-level cyclocross bikes from Focus. Designed for cyclocross, it's got excellent ground clearance, a flattened-oval top tube for carrying, and SRAM Apex kit complemented by Focus' Concept wheels.
Sturdy, light, and responsive, the Mares AX is just right for the demanding world of cyclocross.

The CruX Sport E5 from Specialized is the brand's entry level cyclocross machine, offering impressive handling, stiffness, and speed in the same advanced package. The CruX is suitable for endurance gravel- or mixed-conditions adventure racing, too. The bike features a lightweight aluminium frame and fork to get the power down and steer precisely. Shimano's 105 components grace the drivetrain, and TRP HY/RD, hydraulic disc brakes add confidence no matter the conditions. A Specialized cockpit and AXIS 2.0 Disc SCS wheelset are the finishing touches.

Year

2016

2016

2015

Country of origin

Taiwan

Germany

U.S.A.

Frame type

CYCLO CROSS LITE

Race Cross V2 Disc Alloy Triple Butted Disc

Specialized E5 Premium Aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, semi-compact race design, shaped toptube, 1-3/8" lower bearing, internal cable routing, integrated headset, OSBB

Features

- X-TAPER HEADTUBE
- PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM
- SMOOTH-WELDING
- INTERNAL CABLE
- CARBON FORK
-15-100 THRU-AXLE

- Flattened top tube for portaging
- Full carbon fork
- Internal cable and line routing
- Cyclocross-designed geometry

- AXIS 2.0 Disc wheels are tough, race-ready wheels perfect for all conditions
- Specialized Tracer Sport, 33c tyres offer excellent grip in all conditions
- FSA Gossamer BB30 crankset for smooth shifting and power transfer
- TRP HY/RD hydraulic disc brakes for effortless braking in even the nastiest conditions
- Shimano 105, 11-speed rear derailleur for crisp shifting on demand
- Body Geometry Phenom Comp saddle w/ hollow Cr-Mo rails provides comfort for all-out efforts
- Specialized Sport, alloy seatpost w/ 2-bolt adjustment for any position

Hub front

Bearing Disc-15 Road Axle / Bearing Disc cassette

SRAM

AXIS

Hub rear

Bearing Disc-15 Road Axle / Bearing Disc cassette

SRAM

AXIS

Spokes

Black stainless

stainless steel

Tires

Maxxis Mud Wrestler 33 fold

Schwalbe Rocket Ron Focus Edition 622 X 33

Specialized Tracer Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 700x33c

Skewers

SRAM

Shifters

Shimano 105

SRAM HRD700

Shimano 105 STI, 11-speed

Front derailleur

Shimano 105 D

SRAM Apex

Shimano 105

Rear derailleur

Shimano 105 SS

SRAM Apex

Shimano 105, 11-speed

Crankset

Shimano RS500 46-36 (BSA) chainwheel

SRAM Apex 46/36T

FSA Gossamer, BB30, 46/36

Cassette

SRAM Apex 11/28T

Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28

Pedals

Nylon flat test ride, loose-ball, w/ reflectors

Bottom bracket

SRAM

Saddle

Merida Sport 5

Concept EX

Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

Stem

MERIDA pro OS -5

Concept EX

Specialized Comp Multi, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 12-degree rise

Headset

FSA BB410P/No.55E

1-1/8" upper, 1-3/8” lower, steel bearings, 20mm alloy cone spacer, w/ 20mm spacers

Brakes

Tektro Spyre disc 160

SRAM HRD700

TRP HY/RD, hydraulic disc

Chain

KMC X11

SRAM Apex

Shimano 105, 11-speed

Brake levers

On Bar Lever additional

SRAM HRD700

Shimano 105

Recommended for

cyclocross, commuting

Beginning cyclocross racers, winter training

Cyclocross Race, Cyclocross

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