Merida Bike Operating instructions

Merida Bike Operating instructions
MERIDA
SHORT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MOUNTAIN BIKE EN 14766
CITY / TREKKING BIKE EN 14764
ROAD BIKE EN 14781
KIDS’ BIKE EN 14765
Read at least pages 6-11 before your first ride!
Perform the functional check on pages 12-13 before every ride!
Observe the chapter “Intended use“, the service schedule,
the bike card and the handover report!
Frame:
1
Top tube
5
Rear stay
2
Seat tube
6
Head tube
3
Down tube
7
Rear Shock
4
Chainstay
Suspension fork:
I Fork crown
II Stanchion tube
III Lower leg
IV Drop-out
Stem
Handlebar
Saddle
Shifter
Brake lever
Seat post
6
1
Seat post clamp
Headset
I
II
3
2
Rear brake
Rotor
Front derailleur
Cassette sprockets
Rear derailleur
Chain
Chainwheel
Crankset
5
7
Front brake
Rotor
III
IV
4
Wheel:
Quick-release/
thru axle
Rim
Tire
Spoke
Hub
Valve
Frame:
1
Top tube
4
Chainstay
2
Seat tube
5
Rear stay
3
Down tube
6
Head tube
Stem
Handlebar
Saddle
Seat post
Brake lever/shifter
1
6
Headset
Front brake
2
3
Fork
5
Front derailleur
Cassette sprockets
Rear derailleur
Chain
Chainwheel
Crankset
4
Wheel:
Quick-release
Rim
Tire
Spoke
Hub
Valve
Frame:
1
Top tube
4
Chainstay
2
Seat tube
5
Rear stay
3
Down tube
6
Head tube
Suspension fork:
I Fork crown
II Stanchion tube
III Lower leg
IV Drop-out
Stem
Handlebar
Brake lever
Shifter
Saddle
Seat post
Headset
6
Seat post clamp
1
I
II
2
Rear brake
Rotor
III
Front derailleur
Cassette sprockets
IV
4
Rear derailleur
Chain
Chainwheel
Crankset
Pedal
Front brake
Rotor
3
5
Wheel:
Quick-release
Rim
Tire
Spoke
Hub
Valve
MERIDA short operating instructions
The MERIDA short operating instructions are meant
as start assistance. Together with your comprehensive
MERIDA user manual and the instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CDROM this first start assistance is part of a system.
a
If you do not find answers to all your questions in this
start assistance and before doing any adjustment whatsoever, read the other user manuals or ask your MERIDA
dealer for advice.
b
Imprint:
Edition 2, June 2014
Technical details in the text and illustrations of this manual are subject to change.
It is essential to also observe the comprehensive MERIDA user manuals and the instructions of the component manufacturers on the
enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM. These operating instructions are subject to European law. If delivered to countries outside Europe, supplementary information has to
be provided by the manufacturer of the MERIDA bike,
if necessary.
A
I
Always keep yourself informed at
www.merida-bikes.com
c
d
© No part of this publication may be reprinted, translated, copied or transmitted in any form or by any means,
electronic, mechanical, by hand or otherwise for another business purpose without prior written permission
of Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit
GmbH.
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Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit
GmbH
www.zedler.de
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Table of contents
MERIDA short operating instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Table of contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Some notes on these MERIDA short operating instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General safety instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Intended use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Before your first ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before every ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
After an accident. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
How to use quick-releases and thru axles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Quick-releases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
How to fasten components securely with a quick-release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Thru axles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Useful information for mounting wheels with thru axles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Adjusting the MERIDA bike to the rider. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Adjusting the saddle to the correct height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adjusting the height of the handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Conventional stems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adjustable stems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Stems for threadless systems, the Aheadset®-system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Correcting the fore-to-aft position and horizontal tilt of the saddle . . . 23
Adjusting saddle position and tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjusting the tilt of the handlebars and brake levers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adjusting the brake lever reach on MERIDA road bikes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
What to bear in mind with MERIDA time trial handlebars of
MERIDA triathlon and time trial machines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adjusting the tilt of the handlebars and brake levers of
MERIDA road racing machines and cyclo-cross bikes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adjusting the brake lever reach on MERIDA city, MERIDA trekking,
MERIDA cross, MERIDA kids’ and MERIDA mountain bikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adjusting the tilt of the handlebars and brake levers of MERIDA city,
MERIDA trekking, MERIDA cross, MERIDA kids’ and
MERIDA mountain bikes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The brake system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
The gears. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Suspension forks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Rear shocks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Special characteristics of carbon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
General notes on care and servicing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Maintenance and servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning and caring for your MERIDA bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Safekeeping and storing your MERIDA bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Service and maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Recommended torque settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Recommended torque settings for disc brakes and
hydraulic rim brakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Warranty and guarantee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
A note on wear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Guarantee on MERIDA bikes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Service schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Bike card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Handover report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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Some notes on these MERIDA short
operating instructions
The illustrations on the first pages of the MERIDA short
operating instructions show typical MERIDA city/trekking bikes, MERIDA road bikes and MERIDA mountain
bikes. One of these MERIDA bikes looks similar to the
MERIDA bike you have purchased. Today’s bikes come
in various types that are designed for specific uses and
fitted accordingly. The MERIDA short operating instructions include the following bicycle types:
Pay particular attention to the following symbols:
This symbol indicates an imminent risk to
your life or health unless you comply with
the instructions given or take preventive
measures.
G
e
This symbol provides you with information
about how to handle the product or refers to
a passage in the MERIDA operating instructions that deserves your special attention.
i
Road bikes (e), triathlon bikes and time trial machines
Cyclo-cross bikes/road racing machines
City, trekking, fitness and kids’ bikes
f
Mountain bikes (cross (f), cross-country (g), marathon
(h) and tour mountain bikes, enduro and all mountain
bikes, dirt and freeride bikes)
These operating instructions are not intended to help you
assemble a MERIDA bike from individual components,
to repair it or to make a partly assembled MERIDA bike
ready for use.
A
This symbol warns you of wrongdoings which
may result in damage to property and the environment.
g
These MERIDA short operating instructions are not applicable to any other than the displayed bicycle types.
The described possible consequences will not be repeated in the MERIDA short operating instructions every
time one of the symbols appears.
These MERIDA operating instructions together with the
enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM comply with the requirements of the European standards EN 14766 for mountain-bicycles, EN 14764 for city and trekking bicycles,
EN 14765 for bicycles for young children and EN 14781
for racing bicycles.
Also observe the instructions of the component manufacturers, which you can find on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
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h
General safety instructions
Even a manual as big as an encyclopedia could not describe any possible combination of bicycle models and
components or parts on the market. The MERIDA short
operating instructions therefore focuse on your newly
purchased MERIDA bike and standard components and
provides the most important information and warnings.
Dear MERIDA customer,
In purchasing this MERIDA bike (a-c) you have chosen
a product of high quality. Each component of your new
MERIDA bike has been designed, manufactured and
assembled with great care and expertise. Your MERIDA
dealer gave the bike its final assembly and made a functional check. This guarantees you pleasure and a sense
of confidence from the very first turn of the pedals.
a
This manual contains a wealth of information on the
proper use of your MERIDA bike, its maintenance and
operation as well as interesting information on bike design and engineering. Read these MERIDA short operating instructions thoroughly. We are sure that even if you
have been cycling all your life you will find useful and
detailed information. Bike technology has developed at
a rapid pace during recent years.
b
Therefore, before setting off on your new MERIDA bike,
be sure to read at least the chapter “Before your first
ride”.
To ensure as much fun and safety as possible during cycling, be sure to carry out the functional check described
in the chapter “Before every ride” before setting off on
your MERIDA bike.
c
d
When doing any adjusting and maintenance work (d),
be aware that the detailed instructions provided in your
manual only refer to this MERIDA bike.
The information included here is not applicable to any
other bicycle type. As bicycles come in a wide variety
of designs with frequent model changes, the routines
described may require complementary information. It
is essential to also observe the comprehensive MERIDA
user manual and the instructions of the component
manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM. Be
aware that these instructions may require further explanation, depending on the experience and/or skills of the
person doing the work. For some jobs you may require
additional (special) tools or supplementary instructions.
This manual cannot teach you the skills of a bicycle mechanic.
Please find the comprehensive MERIDA user
manuals, the instructions of the component
manufacturers and the relevant web links on
the MERIDA CD-ROM enclosed with these MERIDA
short operating instructions.
i
Before you set off, let us point out a few things to you
that are very important to every cyclist. Never ride without a properly adjusted helmet and without glasses (e).
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Make sure to wear suitable, bright clothing, as a minimum you should wear straight cut trousers and or leg
bands and shoes fitting the pedal system (f). Always
ride carefully on public roads and observe the traffic
rules so as not to endanger yourself or others.
Respect nature when riding through the forest and in the
open countryside. Only use your bike on signposted,
well maintained trails and hard-surface roads (g).
This manual cannot teach you how to ride. Please be
aware that cycling is a potentially dangerous activity that requires the rider to stay in control of his or her
MERIDA bike at all times. If necessary, attend a beginners course for cyclists, as offered here and there.
e
Like any sport, cycling involves the risk of injury and
damage. By choosing to ride a bike, you assume the
responsibility for the risk. Please note that on a bike you
have no protection technique around you like you have
in a car (e.g. bodywork, ABS, airbag). Therefore, always
ride carefully and respect the other traffic participants.
f
If you bought a MERIDA kids’ bike, observe chapter
“MERIDA kids’ bikes“ in your comprehensive MERIDA
user manual on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM before
your child sets off on it for the first time. There are special
traffic regulations for children in some countries.
First, we would like to familiarize you with the various
components of your MERIDA bike. Please unfold the
cover of the MERIDA short operating instructions (h).
There you will find a MERIDA city/trekking, MERIDA
mountain bike and a MERIDA road bike showing all the
essential components. Leave the page unfolded as you
read so that you can easily locate the components as
they are referred to in the text.
For your own safety, never do any work or
adjusting when servicing your bike unless
you feel absolutely sure about it. If you are
in doubt or if you have any questions, contact your
MERIDA dealer.
Never ride under the influence of drugs, medication, alcohol or when you are tired. Do not ride with a second
person on your MERIDA bike and never ride without
having both hands on the handlebars.
G
Observe the legal regulations concerning off-road cycling and cycling on public roads. These regulations
may differ in each country.
g
Frame:
1
Top tube
5
Rear stay
2
Seat tube
6
Head tube
3
Down tube
7
Rear Shock
4
Chainstay
Suspension fork:
I Fork crown
II Stanchion tube
III Lower leg
IV Drop-out
road.
Stem
Handlebar
Saddle
Shifter
Brake lever
Seat post
6
1
Seat post clamp
II
Rear derailleur
Chain
Chainwheel
Crankset
5
7
Front brake
Rotor
III
IV
4
Do not hitch yourself and your bike to a car.
Do not ride freehand. Only take your feet off
the pedals, if required by the condition of the
MERIDA – MORE BIKE!
Headset
I
3
2
Rear brake
Rotor
Front derailleur
Cassette sprockets
G
Wheel:
Quick-release/
thru axle
Rim
Tyre
Spoke
Hub
Valve
5
h
Intended use
Keep in mind that every type of bike is designed for a
specific use. Be sure to use your MERIDA bike only according to its intended use, as it may otherwise not withstand the stress and could fail and cause an accident
with unforeseeable consequences! If you use your bike
for another than its intended purpose, the warranty will
become void.
a
Category 1: Road bikes, triathlon bikes, time trial
­machines and cyclo-cross bikes
MERIDA road bikes (a), MERIDA triathlon bikes and
MERIDA time trial machines (b) are intended to be used
on public roads and trails with tarred or paved surface.
Due to their design and fittings MERIDA
road bikes, MERIDA triathlon bikes, MERIDA
time trial machines and MERIDA cyclo-cross
bikes/road racing machines are not suitable for being
used on public roads. If you want to use them on public
roads, these bikes must be fitted with the prescribed
equipment. Observe the traffic rules when riding on
public roads. For more information see your comprehensive MERIDA user manual on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
A
b
MERIDA cyclo-cross bikes/road racing machines (c)
are also suitable for off-road cycling on gravel field and
forest tracks, however, not for rough terrain. They are not
suitable for mountain bike use, namely for all mountain,
enduro, downhill, freeride and in bike parks.
Due to their design and fittings MERIDA road bikes,
MERIDA triathlon bikes, MERIDA time trial machines
and MERIDA cyclo-cross bikes are not suitable for being used on public roads. If you want to use them on
public roads, these bikes must be fitted with the prescribed equipment. Observe the traffic rules when riding
on public roads. For more information see your comprehensive MERIDA user manual on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
Category 1: MERIDA bikes of this category are designed
for riding on hard-surface roads where the wheels remain in permanent contact to the ground. In general,
these are MERIDA road racing bikes with racing bars or
straight handlebars, MERIDA triathlon or MERIDA time
trial machines. The rider’s maximum weight incl. baggage and bike should not exceed 120 kg. Under certain
circumstances this permissible maximum weight can be
further limited by the component manufacturers’ recommendations for use.
c
MERIDA bikes of the categories 0, 1, 2 and 3 are
not suitable for stair riding, jumps, slides, stoppies, wheelies, tricks etc.!
G
Categories 0 and 1: City, trekking and kids’ bikes
MERIDA city, MERIDA trekking, MERIDA urban and
MERIDA kids’ bikes (e) are intended for hard-surface
roads, i.e. for tarred roads and bicycle lanes or gravel
field tracks. Observe the traffic rules when riding on public roads. These MERIDA bikes are not suitable for offroad and competitive use of any kind whatsoever.
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Category 0: This category is intended for kids’ bikes.
Children should not ride near precipices, staircases or
swimming pools as well as on paths used by automotive mobiles. In general, this applies to MERIDA bikes
with wheel sizes of 12 to 24 inches. The kid’s maximum
weight incl. baggage and bike should not exceed 80 kg.
Category 1: MERIDA bikes of this category are designed
for riding on hard-surface roads where the wheels remain in permanent contact to the ground. The rider’s
maximum weight incl. baggage and bike should not
exceed 135 kg. Under certain circumstances this permissible maximum weight can be further limited by the
component manufacturers’ recommendations for use.
Due to their design and fittings MERIDA
city, MERIDA trekking, MERIDA fitness and
MERIDA kids’ bikes are not always suitable
for being used on public roads. If you want to use them
on public roads, these bikes must be fitted with the
prescribed equipment. Observe the traffic rules when
riding on public roads. For more information see your
comprehensive MERIDA user manual on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM.
A
Category 2: Cross bikes
MERIDA cross bikes (e) have 28”-wheels (inner diameter 622 mm) and are intended for hard-surface roads,
i.e. for tarred roads and cycle lanes or gravel field tracks.
They are, however, not suitable for use on rough terrain.
Category 2: MERIDA bikes of this category are designed
for riding on hard-surface roads where the wheels remain in permanent contact to the ground and for well
paved gravel paths and off-road trails with a slight slope
where a short loss of tire contact with the ground due to
small steps can occur. This condition comprises MERIDA
cross bikes as well as MERIDA cyclo-cross bikes with
road racing handlebars and cantilever or disc brakes.
e
f
g
h
Categories 3-5: Mountain bikes
The mountain bike itself describing one particular type
of bike does not exist any longer. Various types of mountain bikes for specific uses have been developed instead.
Be sure to use your MERIDA bike only according to its
intended use. Observe the traffic rules when riding on
public roads. The rider’s maximum weight incl. baggage
and bike should not exceed 135 kg.
Categorie 3: Cross-country, marathon and tour mountain bikes
MERIDA cross-country (g), MERIDA marathon and
MERIDA tour mountain bikes (h) are also suitable for
off-road use, but not for tricks, stair riding etc., training
and competitive use in the categories freeride, dirt,
downhill races.
Category 3: MERIDA bikes of this category comprise
the MERIDA bikes of the categories 1 and 2 and are in
addition suitable for rough and unpaved terrains. Sporadic jumps are also included in the field of use of these
MERIDA bikes. But particularly inexperienced riders doing jumps may land inappropriately, thus increasing the
acting forces significantly which may result in damage
and injuries. This category is typically represented by
MERIDA mountain bike hardtails and full suspension
MERIDA bikes with short suspension travel.
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Category 4: Enduro and all mountain bikes
MERIDA enduro (a) and MERIDA all mountain bikes
(b) are suitable for off-road use (Alpcross etc.), but not
for tricks, stair riding etc., training and competitive
use in the categories freeride, dirt, downhill races.
Category 4: This category includes MERIDA bikes of
the categories 1 to 3. In addition, bikes of this category
are suitable for very rough and partly blocked terrain
with steep slopes and higher speeds as a result thereof.
Regular jumps by experienced riders are no problem
for these MERIDA bikes. The regular and durable use
of the MERIDA bikes in bike parks must, however, be
excluded. Due to the higher stresses, these MERIDA
bikes should be checked for possible damage after every ride. Full suspension MERIDA bikes with medium
suspension travel are typical for this category.
a
b
Category 5: Dirt and freeride bikes
MERIDA dirt bikes (c) are intended for harder use on
secured terrain. There are different types of dirt bikes
which are either designed for tricks and show rides,
jumps and freestyle in special obstacle parks, whereas
others are intended for races.
MERIDA freeride bikes (d) are suitable for jumps and
drops in most challenging terrains and in bike parks.
c
Category 5: This type of use stands for very challenging, highly blocked and extremely steep terrains,
which can only be mastered by well-trained riders with
technical skills. Rather high jumps at very high speeds
as well as the intensive use of specific, identified bike
parks or downhill trails are typical for this category. In
the case of these MERIDA bikes it must be considered
that a thorough check for possible damage is carried
out after every ride. Preliminary damage with clearly
inferior further stress can result in failure. A regular replacement of safety-relevant components must also
be taken into account. Wearing special protectors is
strongly recommended. Full suspension MERIDA
bikes with long suspension travels are typical for this
category.
Due to their design and fittings MERIDA
mountain bikes (cross, cross-country, marathon and tour bikes, enduro and all mountain bikes, dirt and freeride bikes) are not suitable for
being used on public roads. If you want to use them
on public roads, these bikes must be fitted with the
prescribed equipment. Observe the traffic rules when
riding on public roads. For more information see your
comprehensive MERIDA user manual on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM.
A
For your own safety, do not overestimate your
riding skills. Please note that though looking
easy the tricks of a professional are hazardous
to your life and limb. Always protect yourself with suitable clothing.
G
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d
Before your first ride
Permissible overall weight:
Your MERIDA bike is designed for a maximum overall
weight, including rider, baggage and MERIDA bike. The
maximum overall weight is specified in the following table and in the bike card enclosed with these operating
instructions; if it is not, then contact your MERIDA dealer.
Road bikes, triathlon bikes and
time trial machines: Cyclo-cross bikes/road racing machines: City/trekking bikes:
Fitness bikes:
Kids’ bikes: Mountain bikes:
120 kg
120 kg
135 kg
120 kg
80 kg
135 kg
Trailers attached to the chain and rear stays
are not permitted for MERIDA kids’ bikes,
MERIDA road bikes and MERIDA cyclo-cross
bikes as well as MERIDA full suspension bikes. Trailers
attached to the rear wheel axles are, however, permitted.
G
G
e
f
For more information about the intended use
of your MERIDA bike and the permitted overall weight (rider, MERIDA bike and baggage)
see the bike card and chapter “Before your first ride”.
For more information see the chapter “Legal requirements for riding on public roads” of your comprehensive MERIDA user manual on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM.
2. Are you familiar with the brake system (g)? Have a
look at the bike card and check whether the brake
lever of the front brake is on the side you are used to
(right or left). If it is not, ask your MERIDA dealer to
switch the brake levers before you set off for the first
time.
Be sure to use your MERIDA bike only for its intended purpose, as it may otherwise not withstand the stress and fail. Risk of an accident!
i
1. If you want to use your bike on public roads, it has
to comply with legal requirements. These requirements may vary in each country. The fittings of
MERIDA bikes are, therefore, not necessarily complete (e-f). Ask your MERIDA dealer concerning the
laws and regulations applicable in your country or
in the country you intend to use your MERIDA bike.
Have your MERIDA bike equipped accordingly before using it on public roads.
g
Your new bike is equipped with modern brakes
which may be far more powerful than those you
were used to so far. Be sure to first practice using
the brakes (h) on a level, non-slip surface off public
roads! Slowly approach higher brake performances
and speeds.
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h
For more information see the chapter “The brake
system” in these MERIDA short operating instructions as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA
user manual and in the instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CDROM.
3. Are you familiar with the type and functioning of the
gears (a)? Ask your MERIDA dealer to explain you
the gear system and make yourself familiar with
your new gears in an area free of traffic, if necessary.
For more information see the chapter “The gears” in
these MERIDA short operating instructions as well
as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual
and in the instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
4. Are saddle and handlebars properly adjusted? The
saddle should be set to a height from which you
can just reach the pedal in its lowest position with
your heel. Check whether your toes reach to the
floor when you are sitting on the saddle (b). Your
MERIDA dealer will be pleased to help you, if you
are not happy with your seating position.
5. If your MERIDA bike is equipped with clipless or
step-in pedals (c): Have you ever tried the shoes
they go with? First practice locking one shoe onto a
pedal and disengaging it while standing on the other leg. Ask your MERIDA dealer to explain you the
pedals.
a
b
6. If you have bought a MERIDA bike with suspension
(d), you should ask your MERIDA dealer to adjust
the suspension mechanism to your needs before
delivery. Improperly adjusted suspension components are liable to malfunction or damage. In any
case they will impair the performance of your bike
as well as your safety and joy whilst riding.
c
For more information see the chapter “Adjusting the
MERIDA bike to the rider” in these MERIDA short
operating instructions as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
For more information see the chapter “The pedals
and the shoes” in your comprehensive MERIDA
user manual as well as in the instructions of the
component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
For more information see the chapters “Suspension
forks”, “Rear shocks” and “Suspension seat posts”
in these MERIDA short operating instructions as well
as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and
in the instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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d
Be aware that the distance you need to stop
your bike increases, when you are riding with
your hands on aero bars (e), on bar ends or
on multi-position handlebars. The brake levers are not
always within easy reach.
A lack of practice when using clipless pedals or too much spring tension in the mechanism can lead to a very firm connection,
from which you cannot quickly step out! Risk of an
accident!
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Be sure to use your MERIDA bike only for its intended purpose, as it may otherwise not withstand the stress and fail. Risk of an accident!
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e
Make particularly sure there is enough space
between your crotch (f) and the top tube so
that you do not hurt yourself, if you have to
get off your bike quickly.
G
Note that both braking effect and tire grip
can be reduced drastically in wet conditions.
Look well ahead when riding on wet roads
and go well below the speed you would ride at in dry
conditions.
G
Due to the specific intended use, some
MERIDA dirt bikes (g) are fitted with only one
brake. There is, however, always a second
brake supplied which can be mounted, if necessary. Do
not ride these MERIDA bikes on public roads, but only
on enclosed terrain.
f
In case you had a crash with your MERIDA
bike, perform at least the check described in
the chapter “Before every ride“. Ride back
very carefully by taking the shortest route possible,
even if your MERIDA bike went through this check
without any problems. Do not accelerate or brake
hard and do not ride your bike out of the saddle. If you
are in doubt, have yourself picked up by car, instead
of taking any risk. Back home you need to check
your MERIDA bike thoroughly once again. If you are
in doubt or if you have any questions, contact your
MERIDA dealer!
G
Before towing a trailer (h) with your
MERIDA city bike, MERIDA trekking bike
or MERIDA hardtail mountain bike contact
your MERIDA dealer.
A
G
g
A
Before mounting a child seat, have a look
at the bike card and contact your MERIDA
dealer.
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h
Before every ride
Your MERIDA bike has undergone numerous tests
during production and a final check has been carried out
by your MERIDA dealer. Nevertheless, be sure to check
the following points to exclude any malfunctioning that
may be due to the transport of your MERIDA bike or to
changes a third person may have performed on your
MERIDA bike before delivery:
1. Are the quick-release levers (a), thru axles or nuts
of the front and rear wheel, the seat post and other
components properly closed? For more information
see the chapter “How to use quick-releases and thru
axles” in these MERIDA short operating instructions
as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user
manual and in the instructions of the component
manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
2. Are the tires in good condition and do they have
sufficient pressure? The minimum and maximum
pressure (in bar or PSI) is indicated on the tire
side (b). For more information see the chapter
“The wheels and the tires” in your comprehensive
MERIDA user manual as well as in the instructions
of the component manufacturers on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM.
3. Spin the wheels to check whether the rims are true.
If you have disc brakes, watch the gap between
frame and rim or tire and, if you have rim brakes,
between brake pad and rim. Untrue rims can be an
indication of tires with ruptured sides, broken axles
or spokes. For more information see the chapter
“The wheels and the tires” in your comprehensive
MERIDA user manual as well as in the instructions
of the component manufacturers on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM.
a
b
c
4. Test the brakes in stationary by firmly pulling the
brake levers towards the handlebars (c). The brake
pads of rim brakes must hit the rim evenly with
their entire surface without touching the tire during
braking, in open condition or in between. Make
sure you cannot pull the brake levers all the way
to the handlebars and check the hydraulic brake
cables for leaks! Check the thickness of the brake
pads, as well.
With disc brakes you should have a stable pressure
point at once. If you have to actuate the brake lever
more than once to get a positive braking response,
have the MERIDA bike checked by your MERIDA
dealer immediately. For more information see the
chapter “The brake system” in these MERIDA short
operating instructions as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and in the instructions
of the component manufacturers on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM.
5. Let your MERIDA bike bounce on the ground from
a small height (d). If there is any rattling, see where
it comes from. Check the bearings and bolted connections, if necessary. Tighten them slightly, if
necessary.
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d
6. In case you have a MERIDA bike with suspension,
press down on your MERIDA bike and see whether
the spring elements retract and extend as usual (e).
For more information see the chapters “Suspension
forks”, “ Rear shocks” and “Suspension seat posts”
in these MERIDA short operating instructions as well
as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and
in the instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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accident!
e
7. If your bike has a kick-stand, make sure it is fully
raised (f) before you set off. Risk of an accident!
8. Do not forget to take a high quality D- (g) or chain
lock with you on your ride. The only way to effectively protect your MERIDA bike against theft is to
lock it to an immovable object.
9. If you want to ride on public roads, make sure your
MERIDA bike is equipped according to the applicable regulations of your country (h). Riding without
lights and reflectors in dark or dim conditions is very
dangerous because you will be seen too late or not
at all by other road users. A lighting set that corresponds to the regulations is a must on public roads.
Turn on the lights as soon as dusk sets in. For more
information see the chapter “Legal requirements
for riding on public roads” in your comprehensive
MERIDA user manual on the enclosed MERIDA CDROM.
Improperly closed fastenings, e.g. quick-releases, can cause parts of your MERIDA bike
to come loose. This can result in a serious
Be aware that the distance you need to stop
your bike increases, when you are riding with
your hands on aero bars, on bar ends or on
multi-position handlebars. The brake levers are not always within easy reach.
G
Do not use your MERIDA bike, if it fails at one
of these points! A defective MERIDA bike can
lead to serious accidents! If you are in doubt
or if you have any questions, contact your MERIDA
dealer.
G
f
During use your MERIDA bike is undergoing
stress resulting from the surface of the road
and from the rider’s action. Due to these dynamic loads, the different parts of your bike react with
wear and fatigue. Please check your MERIDA bike regularly for wear marks, scratches, deformations, color
changes and any indication of cracking. Components
which have reached the end of their service life may
break without previous warning. Let your MERIDA dealer maintain and service your MERIDA bike regularly. In
cases of doubt it is always best to replace components.
G
g
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h
After an accident
1. Check whether the wheels are still firmly fixed in the
drop-outs (a) and whether the rims are still centred
with respect to the frame or fork. Spin the wheels
and observe the gap either between brake pads and
rim sides or between frame and tire. If you have rim
brakes and if the width of the gap changes markedly and you have no way to true the rim where
you are, you need to open the brakes a little with
the special device so that the rim can run between
the brake pads without touching them. Please note
that in this case the brakes may not act as powerfully as you are used to. No matter whether you
have rim or disc brakes, have the wheels trued by
your MERIDA dealer immediately after you are back
home. For more information see the chapters “The
brake system”, “How to use quick-releases and
thru axles” and “The wheels and the tires” in these
MERIDA short operating instructions as well as in
your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and in
the instructions of the component manufacturers on
the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
2. Check that handlebars and stem are neither bent
nor broken and that they are level and upright (b).
Make sure the stem is firmly fixed on the fork by trying to turn the handlebars relative to the front wheel
(c). Briefly lean on the brake levers to make sure
the handlebars are firmly fixed in the stem. Realign
the components, if necessary, and gently tighten
the bolts to ensure a reliable clamping of the components. The maximum torque values are printed
a
b
c
directly on the components or specified in the instructions of the component manufacturers on the
enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM. For more information
see the chapters “Adjusting the MERIDA bike to the
rider” and “The headset” in these MERIDA short operating instructions as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and in the instructions
of the component manufacturers on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM.
3. Check whether the chain still runs on the chainwheels and the sprockets. If your MERIDA bike fell
over to the chain side, verify the proper functioning
of the gears. Ask somebody to lift your MERIDA
bike by the saddle and carefully shift through all the
gears. Pay particular attention when shifting to the
small gears and make sure the rear derailleur does
not get too close to the spokes (d+e) as the chain
climbs onto the larger sprockets. If the rear derailleur
or the drop-outs/derailleur hanger is bent, the rear
derailleur may collide with the spokes. This in turn
can destroy the rear derailleur, the rear wheel or the
frame. Check the function of the front derailleur, as
a displaced front derailleur can throw off the chain,
thus interrupting the drive of your MERIDA bike. For
more information see the chapter “The gears” in
these MERIDA short operating instructions as well
as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual
and in the instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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d
4. Make sure the saddle is not twisted by using the top
tube (f) or the bottom bracket shell as a reference.
If necessary, open the clamping, realign the saddle
and retighten the clamping. For more information
see the chapters “Adjusting the MERIDA bike to the
rider” and “How to use quick-releases and thru axles” in these MERIDA short operating instructions as
well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and in the instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
MERIDA short operating instructions as well as in
your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and in
the instructions of the component manufacturers on
the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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5. Let your MERIDA bike bounce on the ground from
a small height. If there is any rattling, see where it
comes from. Check the bearings and bolted connections, if necessary. Tighten them slightly, if
necessary.
6. Finally, take a good look at the whole MERIDA
bike to detect any deformations, color changes or
cracks (g). Ride back very carefully by taking the
shortest route possible, even if your MERIDA bike
went through this check without any problems. Do
not accelerate or brake hard and do not ride your
bike out of the saddle. If you are in doubt about the
performance of your MERIDA bike, have yourself
picked up by car, instead of taking any risk.
f
g
Back home you need to check your MERIDA bike
thoroughly. Damaged parts must be repaired or
replaced. Ask your MERIDA dealer for advice. For
more information on carbon components see the
chapter “Special characteristics of carbon” in these
Deformed components, especially components made of aluminum, can break without
previous warning. They must not be repaired,
i.e. straightened, as this will not reduce the imminent
risk of breakage. This applies in particular to the fork,
the handlebars, the stem, the cranks, the seat post and
the pedals. When in doubt, it is for your safety always
the better choice to have these parts replaced. Ask your
MERIDA dealer for advice.
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If your MERIDA bike is assembled with carbon components (h), it is imperative that you
have it checked by your MERIDA dealer after an accident or similar incident. Carbon is extremely strong and durable with very low weight, making it
perfect for the production of high-performance parts.
However, one of the inherent properties of carbon is
that possible overstress may compromise the inner
carbon-fiber structure without showing any visible
deformation, as is the case with steel or aluminum. A
damaged component can fail without previous warning.
Risk of an accident!
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A
over.
Make it a rule to check the functioning and in
particular the limit stop of the rear derailleur
after a fall or if your MERIDA bike has toppled
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h
How to use quick-releases and
thru axles
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Quick-releases
Most MERIDA bikes are fitted with quick-releases to ensure fast adjustments, assembly and disassembly. Be
sure to check whether all quick-releases are tight before
you set off on your MERIDA bike. Quick-releases should
be handled with greatest care, as they affect your safety
directly.
a
b
If your MERIDA bike is equipped with
quick-releases, be sure to lock the frame
to an immovable object together with the
wheels when you leave it outside.
A
1. The hand lever (a) on one side of the hub which creates a clamping force via a cam when you close it.
2. The tightening nut (b) on the other side of the
hub with which the preload on the threaded rod
(quick-release axle) is set.
Do not touch the brake disc directly after having stopped, e.g. after a long down-hill ride,
you may burn your fingers! Always let the
brake disc cool down before opening the quick-release.
G
Never ride your MERIDA bike without having
checked first, whether the wheels are securely fastened (d). With an insufficiently closed
quick-release the wheel can come loose, thus creating
a serious risk of accident!
G
Practice the proper use of quick-releases to avoid any
accidents.
Quick-release mechanisms essentially consist of two
operative elements:
Make sure the levers of both wheel quick-releases are always on the side opposite to
the chain (c). This will help you to avoid
mounting the front wheel accidentally the wrong way
round. In the case of MERIDA bikes with disc brakes
and quick-releases having a 5-mm-axle, it may be reasonable to mount both quick-releases with the lever on
the side of the chain drive. This helps you not to come
into contact with the hot brake disc and prevents you
from having your fingers burnt. If you are in doubt or if
you have any questions, contact your MERIDA dealer.
c
How to fasten components securely with a quickrelease
Open the quick-release. You should now be able to read
“Open“ (e) on the lever. Make sure the component to be
fastened is in the accurate position.
For more information see the chapters “Adjusting the
MERIDA bike to the rider” and “The wheels and the
tires” in these MERIDA short operating instructions as 16
d
well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual
and in the instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
If it is properly fastened, the wheel will remain firmly
fixed in the drop-outs of the frame or fork without producing any rattling.
Move the lever back, as if to close it. Now you should be
able to read ”Close“ on the outside of the lever. When
you start closing the lever you should feel virtually no
resistance with your hand until the lever is at a right angle to the frame/fork.
If your seat post is equipped with a quick-release mechanism, check whether the saddle is firmly fixed by trying
to twist it relative to the frame.
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When continuing to close the lever the resistance you
feel should increase significantly and towards the end
even more strength is required to close the lever. Use the
ball of your thumb while your fingers pull on an immovable part, such as the fork (f) or a rear stay, but not on a
brake disc or spoke, to push it in all the way.
In its end position, the lever should be at a right angle
to the quick-release axle (g), i.e. it should not stick out.
The lever should lie close to the frame or the fork so that
it cannot be opened accidentally. Make sure, however,
that the lever is easy to handle for actual quick use.
To check whether the lever is securely locked apply
pressure to the end of the hand lever and try to turn it
while it is closed. If you can turn the lever around, open
it and increase the preload. Screw the tightening nut
on the opposite side clockwise by half a turn. Close the
quick-release lever and check it again for tightness.
To be on the safe side you can replace the
quick-releases by special locks. They can
only be opened and closed with a special,
coded key or an Allen key. If you are in doubt or if you
have any questions, contact your MERIDA dealer.
f
Thru axles
Thru axles (h) are mounted when MERIDA bikes are
exposed to high load, i.e. when riding cross-country, all
mountain and enduro. They provide both the suspension fork and the rear shock with adequate stiffness.
Useful information for mounting wheels with thru
axles
g
Finally lift the bike a few centimeters, so that the wheel
no longer touches the ground and hit the tire from above.
There is a wide range of thru-axle systems available
now. Some systems are tightened with quick-releases.
Other systems may require special tools for assembly
or disassembly.
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h
Check the fixing after the first one to two
hours of use and subsequently every 20
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hours of use.
In any case be sure to read the chapter “How
to use quick-releases and thru axles” in your
comprehensive MERIDA user manual and in
the instructions of the suspension fork, thru axle and
wheel manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CDROM before removing the wheel or doing any maintenance work and mounting a fork/wheel combination
with thru-axle system.
Adjusting the MERIDA bike to the
rider
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a
If you are in doubt or if you have any questions, contact
your MERIDA dealer.
Improperly mounted wheels may throw you
off your bike or result in serious accidents!
Ask your MERIDA dealer to show you how to
handle the thru-axle type you have.
G
To mount the axle only use the tools recommended by the manufacturer. Use a torque
wrench whenever possible. Tighten carefully
by approaching the prescribed maximum torque value
in small steps (0.5 Nm increments) and check the proper fit of the component in between. Never exceed the
maximum torque value indicated by the manufacturer!
A too tight fixing of the axle can damage the axle or
the fork leg.
b
A
Your body height and proportions are decisive for the
frame size of your MERIDA bike. Make particularly sure
there is enough space between your crotch and the top
tube so that you do not hurt yourself, if you have to get
off your bike quickly (a).
By choosing a specific type of bike you roughly determine the posture you will be riding in (b+c). However,
some components of your MERIDA bike are especially
designed so that you can adjust them to your body proportions up to a certain degree. This includes the seat
post, the handlebars and the stem as well as the brake
grips or brake levers/shifters.
As all works require know-how, experience, suitable
tools and skills, you should restrict yourself to adjusting your seating position. Contact your MERIDA dealer,
if you are not happy with your seating position or if you
want something changed. They will see to your wishes
the next time you leave your MERIDA bike at the workshop, e.g. for the first inspection.
c
After any adjustment/assembly work, be sure to make a
short functional check as described in the chapter “Before every ride” and do a test ride on your MERIDA bike
in an area free of traffic (d).
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d
Adjusting the saddle to the correct height
If you have a very small frame, there may be
the danger of your foot colliding with the front
wheel. Therefore, make sure your cleats are
properly adjusted.
G
All tasks described in the following require
the know-how of a mechanic and appropriate tools. Make it a rule to tighten the bolted
connections always with greatest attention. Increase
the torque values bit by bit and check the fit of the
component in between. Use a torque wrench and never
exceed the maximum torque values! The torque values
are given in the chapter “Recommended torque settings” in these MERIDA short operating instructions as
well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual,
directly on the components and/or in the instructions of
the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
G
The seating position depends highly on how
you want to use the MERIDA bike. Ask your
MERIDA dealer or your trainer for help. The
advice given below is suitable for typical MERIDA
road, MERIDA city, MERIDA trekking and MERIDA
cross-country/marathon bikes.
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The correct saddle height depends on the length of your
legs. When pedaling, the ball of your foot should be positioned above the center of the pedal axle. With your
feet in this position you should not be able to stretch
your legs completely straight at the lowest point, otherwise your pedaling will become awkward (e).
Check the height of your saddle with flat-soled shoes.
This is best done with suitable cycling shoes.
Sit on the saddle and put your heel on the pedal at its
lowest point. Your leg should be fully stretched and your
hips should remain horizontal.
f
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g
If sitting on the saddle causes you trouble,
e.g. because it numbs your crotch, this may
be due to the saddle. Your MERIDA dealer
has a very wide range of saddles available and will be
pleased to advise you.
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To adjust the saddle height loosen the quick-release lever (f) (see chapter “How to use quick-releases and thru
axles“) or the binder bolt of the seat post clamp at the
top of the seat tube (g). The latter requires suitable tools,
e.g. an Allen key, with which you turn the bolt two to
three turns counterclockwise. Now you can perform the
vertical adjustment of the seat post.
Be sure not to pull out the seat post too far (h) – the
mark on the seat post (end, max., min., stop or the like)
should always remain within the seat tube – and always
grease the part of an aluminum or titanium seat post
that is inserted into a seat tube made of aluminum, titanium or steel. Do not grease carbon seat posts and/
or carbon seat tubes in the clamping area! Use special
carbon assembly paste instead.
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h
Never apply grease or oil into a seat tube of a
frame made of carbon unless an alloy sleeve
is inside the frame. If you mount a carbon
seat post, do not put any grease on it, even if the frame
is made of metal. Once greased, carbon components
may never again ensure reliable clamping! Use special
carbon assembly paste instead.
Align the saddle with the frame by using the saddle nose
and the bottom bracket shell or top tube as a reference
point (a).
Clamp the seat post tight again by closing the quick-release, as described in chapter “How to use quick releases and thru axles” or by turning the seat post binder
bolts clockwise in half turns (b). You should not need
much strength in your hands to clamp the seat post sufficiently tight. Otherwise the seat post does not match
the frame.
Verify in between that the seat post is sufficiently tight
by taking hold of the saddle at both ends and then trying
to rotate the seat post inside the seat tube (c). If it does
rotate, gently retighten the binder bolt of the seat post
clamp by half a turn and do the check again.
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a
G
Make sure not to overtighten the binder bolt
of the seat post clamp. Otherwise you may
damage the seat post or the frame. Risk of
an accident!
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b
Does the leg stretch test now produce the correct result? Check by moving your foot and pedal to the lowest
point. When the ball of your foot is exactly above the
pedal center in the ideal pedaling position, your knee
should be slightly bent. If this is the case, the saddle
height is adjusted to the correct height.
Check whether you can touch the ground safely while
sitting on the saddle by stretching your feet to the floor. If
not, you should lower the saddle until you can, at least
to begin with.
When riding steep downhill courses on your
MERIDA mountain bike, a lower saddle
height is often better for some riding maneuvers. This allows a better control of the MERIDA bike.
Never ride your bike with the seat post drawn
out beyond the limit, maximum or stop mark
(d)! The seat post might break or cause severe damage to the frame. In the case of frames with
seat tubes that extend beyond the top of the frame’s top
tube the seat post should be inserted into the seat tube
at least below the bottom of the top tube and below
the top of the rear stays! If seat post and frame require
different minimum insertion depths, you should opt for
the deeper insertion depth.
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c
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d
If the seat post does not move easily inside
the seat tube or if it cannot be tightened sufficiently, ask your MERIDA dealer for advice.
Do not use brute force!
There are three different stem systems that allow vertical adjustment of the handlebars, i.e. the conventional,
the adjustable (f) and the Aheadset®-stem (g). These
systems require special knowledge. In this regard, the
descriptions hereafter may be incomplete. If you are
in doubt or if you have any questions, contact your
MERIDA dealer.
A
Tighten carefully by approaching the prescribed maximum torque value in small steps
(0.5 Nm increments) and check the proper fit
of the component in between. Never exceed the maximum torque value indicated by the manufacturer!
A
I
months!
e
G
Children and adolescents need to have the
saddle height and the position of saddle and
handlebars checked at least every three
If your MERIDA bike has a Vario seat post (e),
you find more information in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual as well as in
the instructions of the component manufacturers on the
enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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These routines require a certain amount of
manual skill and (special) tools. Ask your
MERIDA dealer to explain you both function
and adjustment of your stem or let him do that work.
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f
The bolted connections of stem and handlebars have to be tightened to the prescribed
torque values (h). If you disregard the prescribed values, the handlebars or stem may come loose
or break. Use a torque wrench and never exceed the
maximum torque values! The torque values are given
in the chapter “Recommended torque settings” in these
MERIDA short operating instructions as well as in your
comprehensive MERIDA user manual, directly on the
components and/or in the instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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Adjusting the height of the handlebars
The height of the handlebars compared to the saddle
and the distance between saddle and handlebars determine how much your upper body will be inclined forward. Lowering the handlebars gives you a streamlined
position and brings more weight to bear on the front
wheel. However, it also entails an extremely forward
leaning posture which is tiring and less comfortable, because it increases the strain on your wrists, arms, back,
upper body and neck.
The stem is one of the load bearing parts of
your MERIDA bike. Changes to it can impair
your safety. If you are in doubt or if you have
any questions, contact your MERIDA dealer!
g
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h
Stems come in varying lengths (a) as well as
shaft and binder tube diameters (b). A stem
of inappropriate dimension can become a
source of danger: Handlebars or stems can break, resulting in an accident. When replacing any parts, be
sure to only use parts that bear the appropriate mark
and, to be on the safe side, original spare parts. Your
MERIDA dealer will be pleased to help you.
Never ride a MERIDA bike with a stem that
has been drawn out beyond the mark for the
maximum permissible height! Check all bolted connections and test your brakes before you set off!
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A
Make sure the handlebar-stem combination
is approved by the handlebar and/or stem
manufacturer.
A
Make sure the handlebar clamping area is
free of sharp edges.
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a
A
Never try to unscrew the top race of the headset when you only want to adjust the stem, as
you will otherwise alter the bearing play!
Adjustable stems
There are various solutions for adjusting the tilt of the
front part of adjustable stems:
Conventional stems
Some designs use bolts on the sides of the joint (d), others have bolts coming from above or below and others
again are equipped with additional locking mechanisms
or adjusting bolts.
Handlebars with conventional stems allow limited vertical adjustment. This is done by moving the stem up or
down inside the fork steerer tube (c).
Ask your MERIDA dealer to explain you both function
and adjustment of your stem or, still better, let him do
that work.
b
Ask your MERIDA dealer to explain you both function
and adjustment of your stem or, still better, let him do
that work.
c
For more information see the chapter “Adjusting the
height of the handlebars” in your comprehensive
MERIDA user manual as well as in the instructions of
the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
For more information see the chapter “Adjusting the
height of the handlebars” in your comprehensive
MERIDA user manual as well as in the instructions of
the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
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d
Correcting the fore-to-aft position and
horizontal tilt of the saddle
Stems for threadless systems, the Aheadset®-system
In the case of MERIDA bikes with Aheadset®-headsets
the stem also serves to adjust the bearing preload. If you
change the position of the stem you have to readjust the
bearing play (see the chapter “The headset” in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and in the instructions of
the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM). The vertical setting range is determined by the
intermediate rings, also referred to as spacers (e). In the
case of flip-flop stem models (f) the stem can be mounted the other way round to achieve a different handlebar
height.
Ask your MERIDA dealer to explain you both function
and adjustment of your stem or, still better, let him do that
work.
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f
In the case of turned stems, it is possible that
the cables are too short. In this case, riding can
be unsafe. If in doubt, ask your MERIDA dealer.
When removing spacers the fork steerer tube
must be shortened. This change is irreversible.
The shortening should be carried out by your
MERIDA dealer, but only after you have found your preferred position.
The inclination of your upper body (g), and hence your
riding comfort and pedalling power, is also influenced
by the distance between the grips of the handlebars
and the saddle. This distance can be altered slightly
by changing the position of the saddle rails in the seat
post clamp. However, this also influences your pedaling.
Whether the saddle is positioned more to the front or to
the back of the bike will alter how rearward the pedaling
position of your legs is.
You need to have the saddle horizontal in order to pedal in a relaxed manner. If it is tilted, you will constantly
have to lean against the handlebars to prevent yourself
from slipping off the saddle.
The bolted connections of the seat post have
to be tightened to the prescribed torque values (h). Use a torque wrench and never exceed the maximum torque values! The torque values
are given in the chapter “Recommended torque settings” in these MERIDA short operating instructions as
well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual,
directly on the components and/or in the instructions of
the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
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g
Keep in mind that readjusting the position of
the stem changes the position of handlebars,
brake levers and shifters. Readjust these components, as described in the chapter “Adjusting the tilt of
the handlebars and brake levers“.
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h
Make sure the saddle is clamped within the
range of the marking (a) on the saddle rail.
Otherwise the saddle rail can fail! Check the
bolts by using a torque wrench once a month according
to the prescribed values.
Release the bolt(s) at the top of the seat post. Release
the bolt(s) two to three turns counterclockwise at the
most, otherwise the whole assembly can come apart.
Move the saddle forth or back, as desired. You may have
to give the saddle a light blow to make it move. Please
observe the markings on the saddle rail.
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The setting range of the saddle is very small.
Replacing the stem allows you to make far
bigger adjustments to the rider’s fore-to-aft
position, as stems come in different lengths. In doing
so you may achieve differences of more than ten centimeters. In this case you usually would have to adjust
the length of the cables – a job best left to your MERIDA
dealer!
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The manufacturers of saddles deliver their
products with detailed instructions. You find
these instructions on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM. Read them carefully before adjusting the position of your saddle. If you are in doubt or if you have
any questions, contact your MERIDA dealer.
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a
Having found your preferred position, make sure both
clamp halves fit snugly around the saddle rails before
tightening the bolt(s) to the correct torque value as prescribed by the seat post manufacturer.
b
Adjusting saddle position and tilt
With patent seat posts (b) one central Allen bolt secures
the clamping mechanism, which controls the tilt and the
horizontal position of the saddle. Some seat posts have
two bolts side-by-side.
Make sure the seat of the saddle remains horizontal (c)
as you retighten the bolt(s). Your MERIDA bike should
stand on level ground while you adjust the saddle.
c
Retighten the bolt(s) with a torque wrench according to
the instructions of the manufacturer. After fastening the
saddle, check whether it resists tilting by bringing your
weight to bear on it once with your hands at either end
of the saddle.
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G
Poorly tightened or loosening bolts can fail.
Risk of an accident!
Check the bolts by using a torque wrench (d)
once a month according to the values indicated directly on the components and/or in the
operating instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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d
Clamping with two bolts in line (e): release both bolts
two to three turns counterclockwise, otherwise the
whole assembly can come apart. Move the saddle forward or backward as desired to adjust the horizontal
position. You may have to give the saddle a light blow
to make it move. Please observe the markings on the
saddle rail.
Having found your preferred position, make sure both
clamp halves fit snugly around the saddle rails before
tightening the bolt(s) to the correct torque value as prescribed by the seat post manufacturer.
Tighten both bolts evenly (f) so that the saddle remains
at the same angle. If you wish to lower the nose of the
saddle a little, tighten the front bolt clockwise. You might
have to loosen the rear bolt a little as well. To lower the
rear part of the saddle, the rear bolt has to be tightened
clockwise and the front bolt has to be released, if necessary. After fastening the saddle, check whether it resists
tilting by bringing your weight to bear on it once with
your hands at either end of the saddle (g).
Check the bolts by using a torque wrench
once a month according to the values indicated directly on the components and/or in the
operating instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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If you have a single bolt system (h), unscrew the fixing
bolt as far as possible without loosening the lock nut on
the outer side of the clamping device. In general, it is not
necessary to take the mechanism completely apart, if
it is already equipped with the correct outer clamps for
your saddle.
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f
If you do find it necessary to unscrew the single fixing
bolt completely, remove it from the clamping device.
This releases the outer clamping parts. The inner clamping parts are held in position with a rubber retention
plate.
Mount the saddle rails into the inner clamping parts, add
the outer parts and re-insert the fixing bolt. If the width
of the saddle rails does not fit exactly into the clamp
grooves, do not try to force them in. The clamping
mechanism or the saddle rails could break and result in
an accident and/or injuries to the rider.
Use a different saddle model or contact your MERIDA
dealer.
g
Poorly tightened or loosening bolts can fail.
Risk of an accident!
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h
Adjusting the tilt of the handlebars and brake
levers
If the saddle rails fit into the clamp grooves, slide the
saddle on the seat post and ensure that the clamp is positioned midway along the total length of the rails (a).
Position the saddle so that its upper surface is parallel
to the ground. Tighten the bolt gradually and make sure
1) the clamping device is still accurately mounted on
the carbon seat post head and
2) the clamp is tightening evenly around each rail.
Adjusting the brake lever reach on MERIDA road
bikes
a
Once there is uniform hold on both rails, tighten the
bolt gradually with a torque wrench (b) until you have
reached the maximum torque value indicated in Newton
meters (Nm) on the seat post.
Check the bolts by using a torque wrench
once a month according to the values indicated directly on the components and/or in the
operating instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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b
Poorly tightened or loosening bolts can fail.
Risk of an accident!
c
In particular, riders with small hands should ask their
MERIDA dealer to adjust the brake lever position (c), i.e.
the position where the brake starts to be effective, to the
length of the rider’s fingers immediately on purchase.
Some models of various brands allow an adjustment at
the brake lever/shifter, e.g. by means of adjusting bolts
or spacers (d). In the case of the other models the brake
cables are clamped according to your wishes at the
brake bodies. Adjusting bolts located in this area only
serve to compensate brake pad wear.
Have the lever reach adjusted and make sure the first
phalanx of the index finger reaches around the brake
lever/shifter. Check the proper adjustment and functioning of the brake system subsequently, as described in
the chapter “The brake system” in these MERIDA short
operating instructions as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual and in the instructions of the
component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
Some manufacturers offer brake levers/
shifters which are suitable for small hands. If
you have any problems with the brake lever
reach, contact your MERIDA dealer.
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d
What to bear in mind with MERIDA time trial
handlebars of MERIDA triathlon and time trial
machines
Adjusting the tilt of the handlebars and brake levers
of MERIDA road racing machines and cyclo-cross
bikes
In triathlon sport and time trial, where a particularly
aerodynamic seating position is important, so-called
aero bars are commonly used. With these aero models
the shifters are often positioned at the handlebar ends,
the brake levers at the ends of bull-horn handlebars.
When you ride with your back in a horizontal position,
the brake levers are out of reach (e) and the reaction
time is longer, which makes your stopping distance
longer. For this reason it is very important to anticipate
problems when riding.
The straight extensions below the drops should be parallel to the ground or point slightly downwards towards
the rear (f). The ends of the brake lever/shifter units
should meet an imaginary extension of the bottom line
of the drops, the upper part of the lever will then be in
horizontal position or point slightly upwards. Shifting the
brake levers/shifters is a job best left to your MERIDA
dealer, as it involves retaping the handlebars afterwards.
Within certain limits the position of the handlebars can
be adjusted according to your personal preferences.
That means that the straight part of the aero bars should
point only slightly downwards or upwards. The basic
handlebars should be parallel to the ground or point
slightly upwards. Make sure your forearms are always
comfortably rested, i.e. your elbows should project beyond the armrests a little towards the rear.
Note that the distance you need to stop your
bike increases, while riding with the hands on
the top handlebars or in aerodynamic position. The brake levers are not always within easy reach.
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e
f
To adjust the tilt of the handlebars, release the Allen
bolt(s) on the underside or front side of the stem (g).
Turn the handlebars to the desired position. Make sure
the handlebars are accurately centered in the stem.
Carefully retighten the bolt(s) with the torque wrench.
Make sure the upper and lower clamping slots of the
stem are parallel and identical in width. If you have a
stem with several bolts, tighten them evenly in a cross
pattern by using a torque wrench and observe the recommended torque values.
g
Try rotating the handlebars once clamped in the stem
(h) and tighten the bolt a little more, if necessary.
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h
Make sure you cannot pull the brake levers
all the way to the handlebars. Your maximum braking force should be reached short
of this point.
Use a torque wrench and never exceed the maximum
torque values given in these MERIDA short operating
instructions as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA
user manual, directly on the components and/or in the
instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
Adjusting the brake lever reach on MERIDA city,
MERIDA trekking, MERIDA cross, MERIDA kids’ and
MERIDA mountain bikes
With most brake systems the distance between the
brake levers and the handlebar grips is adjustable. This
gives in particular riders with small hands (a+b) the
convenience of bringing the brake levers closer to the
handlebars. On most bikes there is a small adjusting
screw near the point where the brake cable of a cable
brake enters the brake lever unit or at the lever itself.
Turn this bolt clockwise (c) and watch how the lever adjusts as you do so.
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a
In the case of hydraulic brakes and disc
brakes follow the instructions of the brake
manufacturer, which you can find on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM. If you are in doubt or if you
have any questions, contact your MERIDA dealer.
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Adjusting the tilt of the handlebars and brake levers
of MERIDA city, MERIDA trekking, MERIDA cross,
MERIDA kids’ and MERIDA mountain bikes
b
Hydraulic brakes are also fitted with adjusting devices
at the brake lever. There are different systems. Ask your
MERIDA dealer for advice or read the instructions of the
component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM.
c
When adjusting the lever reach, make sure the first phalanx of the index finger reaches around the brake lever.
Check the proper adjustment and functioning of the
brake system subsequently, as described in the chapter
“The brake system” in these MERIDA short operating
instructions as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA
user manual and in the instructions of the component
manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
d
The handlebars are usually slightly bent at the ends. Set
the handlebars to a position in which your wrists are relaxed and not turned outwards too much (d).
Release the Allen bolt(s) at the bottom or front side of the
stem. Turn the handlebars to the desired position. Make
sure the handlebars are accurately centered in the stem.
Carefully retighten the bolt(s) with the torque wrench.
Make sure the upper and lower clamping slots of the
stem are parallel and identical in width. If you have a
stem with several bolts, tighten them evenly in a cross
pattern by using a torque wrench and observe the recommended torque values.
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Try rotating the handlebars once clamped in the stem
and tighten the bolt a little more, if necessary (e). Use a
torque wrench and never exceed the maximum torque
values! You find them directly on the components and/
or in the instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM. If the handlebars are
not tight with the prescribed torque value, use carbon
assembly paste.
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e
After adjusting the handlebars you need to adjust the
brake lever/shifter units. Release the Allen bolt at either
unit. Turn the levers relative to the handlebars. Sit in the
saddle and place your fingers on the brake levers.
Check whether the back of your hand forms a straight
line with the line of your forearm (f). Retighten the units
with a torque wrench and do a twist test! The brake levers need not be absolutely tight. In case of a fall it is an
advantage when the brake levers can be turned.
Tighten the bolts at the stem until the clamping slots between the stem body and the
faceplate are parallel and identical in width
at the top and at the bottom (g). Tighten the bolts evenly and in a cross pattern, i.e. alternately and gradually,
to the lower value of the recommended torque values
using a torque wrench.
Note that the bolted connections of stem,
handlebars, bar ends and brakes have to be
tightened to their specified torques. Use a
torque wrench and never exceed the maximum torque
values! The torque values are given in the chapter “Recommended torque settings” in these MERIDA short operating instructions as well as in your comprehensive
MERIDA user manual, directly on the components and/
or in the instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
Bar ends and multi-position handlebars give you additional ways of gripping the handlebars.
f
Be aware that the distance you need to stop
your bike increases, when you are riding with
your hands on bar ends (h) or on multi-position handlebars. The brake levers are not always within
easy reach.
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Never fix bar ends in vertical position or
with their ends pointing rearwards as this
would increase the risk of injury in the event
of an accident.
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If you want to mount multi-position handlebars or bar ends to the aluminum handlebars of your MERIDA bike, inform yourself in
advance whether these components are permitted on
your MERIDA bike. Contact your MERIDA dealer before
mounting, if necessary.
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h
The brake system
The assignment of brake lever to brake caliper can vary, e.g. left lever acts on front
brake. Have a look at the bike card and check
whether the brake lever of the front brake is on the
side you are used to (right or left). If it is not, ask your
MERIDA dealer to switch the brake levers before you
set off for the first time.
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Brakes (a+b) are used to adjust your speed to the surrounding terrain and traffic. In an emergency situation,
the brakes must bring your MERIDA bike to a halt as
quickly as possible.
In the event of such emergency brakings, the rider’s
weight shifts forward abruptly, thus reducing the load on
the rear wheel. The rate of deceleration is primarily limited by the danger of the rear wheel losing contact with
the ground, resulting in an overturning of the MERIDA
bike and, secondly, by the grip of the tires on the road.
This problem becomes particularly acute when riding
downhill. Therefore, in case of an emergency braking
you should try to shift your weight towards the rear and
the ground as far as possible.
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b
Actuate both brakes simultaneously (c) and bear in
mind that, due to the weight transfer, the front brakes
can generate a far better braking effect on a surface with
good grip.
The braking conditions on unpaved surfaces differ, i.e.
overbraking the front wheel can make the wheel slip
away. Make yourself familiar with the operation before
you set off for the first time. Practice braking on different
kinds of surfaces in an area free of traffic.
Be careful while getting used to the brakes.
Practice emergency stops in a place clear of
traffic until you are comfortable controlling
your MERIDA bike. This can save you from having accidents in road traffic.
Wet weather reduces the braking effect and
the road grip of the tires. Be aware of longer
stopping distances when riding in the rain, reduce your speed and actuate the brakes carefully.
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c
When replacing any parts, be sure to only
use parts that bear the appropriate mark and,
to be on the safe side, original spare parts.
Your MERIDA dealer will be pleased to help you.
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Read in any case the chapter “The brake system” in your comprehensive MERIDA user
manual as well as in the instructions of the
brake manufacturer on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM
before you start to readjust or to service the brake or 30
before doing any work whatsoever.
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For more information see the chapter “The brake system” in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual as
well as in the instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
d
Ensure that the braking surfaces and brake
pads are absolutely free of wax, grease and
oil (d). Risk of an accident!
The gears
In the case of multi-speed hubs and gearbox shift systems “1” stands for the first, lowest gear. The gears are
shifted through one after the other, if possible without
turning the pedals, at least, however, at reduced pedal pressure. The highest number stands for the highest
gear.
The gears of your MERIDA bike serve to adjust the gear
ratio to the terrain you are riding on and the desired
speed.
In the case of derailleur gears (e+f) a low gear where
the chain runs on the small chainwheel and on a large
sprocket allows you to climb steep hills with moderate
pedaling force. You must, however, pedal at a faster
pace or higher frequency. High gears (large chainwheel,
small sprocket) are for riding downhill. Every turn of the
pedals takes you many meters forward at correspondingly high speed.
Continue pedaling during gear shifting, however, at
clearly reduced pedaling force. In particular when shifting through the chainwheels continue pedaling slowly
and without force.
Modern MERIDA bikes can have up to 33 gears. As
there are, however, overlapping ranges, actually 15 to 18
gears are usable. It is not advisable to use gears which
involve an extremely oblique run of the chain (g+h), as
this reduces power transmission efficiency and hastens
wear of the chain. The chain runs unfavorably when
the smallest chainwheel is used with one of the two or
three outermost (smallest) sprockets or when the largest chainwheel is used with one of the inmost (largest)
sprockets.
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For more information see the chapter “The gears” in
your comprehensive MERIDA user manual as well as in
the instructions of the component manufacturers on the
enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
Before you set off for the first time practice
shifting gears in a place free of traffic until
you are familiar with the functioning of the
levers or twist grips of your MERIDA bike.
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f
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Always make sure changing gears makes as
little noise as possible and is absolutely jerkfree.
Read in any case the chapter “The gears” in
your comprehensive MERIDA user manual as
well as in the instructions of the gear manufacturer on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM before you
start to readjust or to service the gears or before doing
any work whatsoever.
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Suspension forks
Lots of MERIDA bikes, in particular MERIDA mountain
bikes, MERIDA cross and MERIDA trekking bikes, are
equipped with suspension forks (a). This feature gives
you better control of your MERIDA bike when riding
cross-country or on rough road surfaces and ensures more
ground contact for the tire. The (shock) loads on you and
your MERIDA bike are noticeably reduced. Suspension
forks differ in their types of spring elements and damping.
Suspension forks normally work with air spring elements
or with coil springs. Damping is usually done by oil. To work
perfectly, the fork has to be adjusted to the weight of the
rider, the sitting posture and the intended use (b). Be sure to
have this adjustment carried out by your MERIDA dealer at
the time of delivery. For more information see the chapter
“Suspension forks” in your comprehensive MERIDA user
manual as well as the instructions of the suspension fork
manufacturer on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
The suspension fork should be set up and adjusted in a way that it does not reach the end
of its travel, i.e. bottom out, unless in extreme
cases (c). A spring rate which is too soft (air pressure is too
low) can usually be heard or felt as a “clunk” type noise.
This noise is caused by the sudden complete compression
of the suspension fork as it reaches bottom out. If the suspension fork frequently reaches bottom out, it will sustain
damage over time, and so will the frame.
Do not turn any bolt on your suspension
fork, particularly not with tools, in the vague
hope of adjusting it somehow. You could be
loosening the fastening mechanism, thus provoking an
accident. All manufacturers normally mark adjustment
devices with a scale or with “+” (for stronger damping/
harder suspension) and “-“ signs.
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b
Suspension fork manufacturers normally
include instructions with their deliveries.
You find these instructions on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM. Read these carefully before changing any settings or doing any maintenance work on
your suspension fork.
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A too strong damping of the suspension fork
can result in a sluggish rebound movement with
a rear shock that will not recover when exposed
to a quick series of impacts. Risk of an accident!
Suspension forks are designed to absorb
shocks. If the fork is too rigid and jammed,
the terrain-induced shocks pass directly into
the frame without any damping. This could damage the
suspension fork itself as well as the frame. If your fork
has a lockout mechanism (d), do not activate the lockout function when riding in rough terrain, but only when
riding over smooth terrain (roads, field tracks).
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More information on adjusting and maintenance is available on the internet at
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www.ridefox.com
www.rockshox.com
www.manitoumtb.comwww.rst.com.tw
www.xfusionshox.comwww.dtswiss.com
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Rear shocks
Full suspension MERIDA bikes are not only equipped
with a suspension fork but also with movable rear stays
(e) which are sprung and damped by a rear shock. This
feature gives you better control of your MERIDA bike
when riding cross-country or on rough road surfaces.
The (shock) loads on you and your MERIDA bike are noticeably reduced. The rear shock normally works with
an air spring element or – less frequently – with coil
springs. Damping is usually done by oil.
To work perfectly, the rear shock has to be adjusted to
the weight of the rider, the sitting posture and the intended use (f). Be sure to have this adjustment carried out by
your MERIDA dealer at the time of delivery.
cases (g). A spring rate which is too soft (air pressure is
too low) can usually be heard or felt as a “clunk” type
noise. This noise is caused by the sudden complete
compression of the rear shock as it reaches bottom out.
If the rear shock frequently reaches bottom out, it will
sustain damage over time, and so will the frame.
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Full suspension frames are designed to absorb shocks. If the rear shock is too rigid and
jammed, the terrain-induced shocks pass directly into the frame without any damping. This could
damage the rear shock itself as well as the frame. If your
rear shock has a lockout mechanism, do not activate the
lockout function when riding in rough terrain, but only
when riding over smooth terrain (roads, field tracks).
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The rear shock should be set up and adjusted in a way that it does not reach the end of
its travel, i.e. bottom out, unless in extreme
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Do not turn any bolt on your suspension
fork, particularly not with tools, in the vague
hope of adjusting it somehow. You could be
loosening the fastening mechanism, thus provoking an
accident. All manufacturers normally mark adjustment
devices with a scale or with “+” (for stronger damping/
harder suspension) and “-“ signs (h).
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f
For more information see the chapter “Rear shocks” in
your comprehensive MERIDA user manual as well as
the instructions of the rear shock manufacturer on the
enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
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A too strong damping of the rear frame can
result in a sluggish rebound movement with a
rear shock that will not recover when exposed
to a quick series of impacts. Risk of an accident!
Rear shock manufacturers normally include
instructions with their deliveries. You find
these instructions on the enclosed MERIDA
CD-ROM. Read these carefully before changing any
settings or doing any maintenance work on your rear
shock.
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More information on adjusting and maintenance is available on the internet at
www.srsuntour-cycling.comwww.magura.com
www.ridefox.com
www.rockshox.com
www.manitoumtb.comwww.rst.com.tw
www.xfusionshox.comwww.dtswiss.com
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Special characteristics of carbon
Special characteristics of components made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics, also referred to as carbon
or CRP, need to be taken into account. Carbon (a) is an
extremely strong material which combines high resistance with low weight. After overstress, however, carbon components, unlike metal parts, do not necessarily
show durable or visible deformation even though some
of the fibers may be damaged.
It is very dangerous to continue using the carbon component after an impact or undue stress, as it may fail
without previous warning thereby causing an accident
with unforeseeable consequences. For this reason we
recommend that you have the component, or to be certain, the entire MERIDA bike checked by your MERIDA
dealer after every incident, such as e.g. a crash.
Carbon components have, like all lightweight bike components, a limited service life. For this reason, have the
stem and the handlebars checked at regular intervals
(e.g. every three years), even if they have not experienced any undue stress, such as an accident.
a
b
Always park your MERIDA bike carefully and make sure
it does not topple over. Carbon frames and components
may already sustain damage by simply toppling over
and thereby hitting e.g. a sharp edge.
If carbon components on your MERIDA bike
produce any creaking or cracking noises or
show any external sign of damage, such as
gouges, cracks, dents, discolorations etc., do not use
the MERIDA bike any longer. Contact your MERIDA
dealer immediately; he will check the component
thoroughly.
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Replace a damaged component (b-d) at once! Prevent
further use by taking appropriate measures, i.e. saw the
component into pieces. Damaged carbon frames can
possibly be repaired. Contact your MERIDA dealer.
Carbon components must not be exposed to excessive
heat. Therefore, never have a carbon component enameled or powder-coated. The temperatures required for
enameling or powder-coating could destroy the component. Do not leave carbon fiber components near a
source of heat or in your car during hot or sunny weather.
When you intend to transport your MERIDA bike in the
boot of your car, be sure to protect the bike or the carbon
frame and components. Blankets, foam tubes or the like
are a suitable padding to protect the sensitive material
from damage. Do not place any bags on your MERIDA
bike lying in your car.
c
Do not combine carbon handlebars with bar
ends or an aero bar, unless they are specifically approved. Do not shorten carbon handlebars or clamp the brake levers and shifters more in
the middle than indicated or needed. Risk of breakage!
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d
Make sure all carbon clamping areas are absolutely free of grease and other lubricants!
Grease will penetrate the surface of the carbon material, thereby reducing the coefficient of friction. This will no longer provide reliable clamping within the prescribed torque values. Once greased, carbon
components may never again ensure reliable clamping!
Use a special carbon assembly paste (e) instead as offered by various manufacturers.
General notes on care and servicing
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Most clamps of bike carrier systems are potential sources of damage to large-diameter frame tubes! As a result thereof carbon
frames can fail during use without previous warning.
However, there are special-purpose models which are
suitable, available in the car accessory trade. Inform
yourself there or ask your MERIDA dealer for advice.
Maintenance and servicing
e
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Do not clamp a carbon frame or seat post in
the holding jaws of a workstand (f)! The components may sustain damage. Mount a sturdy (aluminum) seat post instead and use it to clamp the
frame, or choose a work stand that holds the frame at
three points inside the frame triangle or which clamps
the fork and bottom bracket shell.
f
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g
Protect the exposed areas of your carbon
frame (e.g. the head tube and the underside
of the down tube) against rubbing cables or
stone chips with special pads (g) your MERIDA dealer
keeps for sale.
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h
Your MERIDA dealer will have assembled and adjusted
your MERIDA bike ready for use when you come to collect it. Nevertheless, your MERIDA bike needs regular
servicing (h). Have your local MERIDA dealer do the
scheduled maintenance work. This is the only way to
ensure that all components function safely and reliably
for many miles.
The bike will be due for its first service after 100 to 300
kilometers, 5 to 15 hours of initial use or four to six
weeks. The bedding-in phase typically involves spokes
slightly losing tension or gears coming out of adjustment, so there is every reason to have your MERIDA
dealer service the MERIDA bike at this stage. This bedding-in process is unavoidable. Therefore, remember to
make an appointment with your MERIDA bike dealer to
have your new MERIDA bike inspected. This first service
is very important for both functioning and durability of
your MERIDA bike.
It is advisable to have your MERIDA bike serviced regularly by your MERIDA dealer after the bedding-in
phase. If you ride a great deal on poor road surfaces or
cross-country, it will require correspondingly shorter service periods. The off-season during the winter months
is a very good time to take your MERIDA bike to your
MERIDA dealer for the annual inspection, as they will
have plenty of time for you and for servicing.
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Cleaning and caring for your MERIDA bike
The intended use of the MERIDA bike includes regular
servicing and the replacement of wearing parts in time,
e.g. chains, brake pads (a) or Bowden and brake cables
(b), and therefore has an influence on the warranty and
the guarantee, as well.
For more information see the chapter “Service and maintenance schedule” in these MERIDA short operating
instructions as well as in your comprehensive MERIDA
user manual and in the instructions of the component
manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
Servicing and repairs are jobs best left to
your MERIDA dealer. If you have your bike
serviced by anyone else than an expert, you
run the risk that parts of your MERIDA bike will fail.
Risk of an accident! When working on your MERIDA
bike, restrict yourself to jobs for which you have the
suitable tools, e.g. a torque wrench, and the necessary
knowledge.
Dried sweat, dirt and salt from riding during the winter
or in sea air can harm your MERIDA bike. You should
therefore make it a habit of cleaning all components at
regular intervals.
a
G
If a component needs to be replaced, make it
a rule to only use original spare parts. Wearing parts of other manufacturers, e.g. brake
pads or tires that are not of identical dimension, may
render your MERIDA bike unsafe. Risk of an accident!
b
A
c
Avoid cleaning your bike with a high-pressure cleaner. The high-pressure jet is likely to enter bearings by
passing through the seals and dilute the lubricants
hereby increasing the friction. This destroys and impairs the functioning of the bearing races in the long
term. High-pressure jets are also likely to remove
frame stickers.
A much more gentle way of cleaning your bike is with a
low-pressure water jet or a bucket of water and a sponge
or a large brush. Cleaning your bike by hand has another positive side-effect: you may discover defects in
the paint as well as worn or defective components at an
early stage. After cleaning and drying you should check
the chain for wear (c) and apply lubricant agent (d) (see
the chapter “Chain – care and wear” in your comprehensive MERIDA user manual as well as in the instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed
MERIDA CD-ROM). Wipe dry the sliding surfaces of the
suspension fork and the rear shock and apply special
spray. Apply a coat of standard hard wax on painted,
metal and carbon surfaces (except from brake surfaces
and brake discs). Polish the waxed surfaces after drying
to give them a nice shine.
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d
Safekeeping and storing your MERIDA bike
Keep cleaning agents and chain oil clear of
the brake pads, brake discs and rim sides
(braking surfaces). Otherwise the brake could
fail. Never grease or lubricate the clamping areas of a
frame made of carbon, e.g. handlebars, stem, seat post
and seat tube. Once greased, carbon components may
never again ensure reliable clamping!
G
While cleaning, watch out for cracks (e),
scratches (f), dents as well as deformed or
discolored material. Have defective components replaced immediately and touch up paint defects.
If you are in doubt or if you have any questions, contact
your MERIDA dealer.
If you regularly look after your MERIDA bike during the
season, you will not need to take any special measures
when storing it for a short time, apart from securing it
against theft. Store your bike in a dry, well aerated place.
e
G
Only use petroleum-based solvents for
cleaning tough oil or grease stains from paint
and carbon surfaces. Never use degreasing
agents containing acetone, methyl chloride or the like,
or solvent-containing, non-neutral or chemical cleaning
agents that could attack the surface!
A
Do not clean your MERIDA bike with a
high-pressure cleaner or a water jet and if
you do, be sure to keep it at a distance. Do
not aim at the bearings.
f
A
g
If you want to store your MERIDA bike for a longer period
of time, e.g. over the winter months, please observe the
following things: Inflated inner tubes tend to gradually
lose air when the bike is not used for a long time. If your
MERIDA bike is left standing on flat tires for an extended period, this can cause damage to the structure of the
tires. It is therefore better to hang the wheels or the entire MERIDA bike or to check the tire pressure regularly
(g). Clean your MERIDA bike and protect it against corrosion. Your MERIDA dealer has special maintenance
products, e.g. spray wax (h).
Remove the seat post and let moisture that may have
entered dry. Spray a little finely atomized oil into the
metal seat tube. However, do not apply oil in a carbon
seat tube. Shift the gear to the smallest chainwheel and
the smallest sprocket. This relaxes the cables and the
springs.
There are hardly any waiting times at your
MERIDA dealer during the winter months. In
addition, many of the MERIDA dealers offer
an annual check-up at a special price. Benefit from the
idle time and ask your MERIDA dealer to do the scheduled maintenance work!
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h
Service and maintenance schedule
It is advisable to have your MERIDA bike serviced regularly after the bedding-in phase. The schedule given in the table below is a rough guide for cyclists who
ride their bike between 1,000 and 2,000 km or 50 to 100 hours of use a year.
If you consistently ride more or if you ride a great deal on poor road surfaces, the maintenance periods will shorten accordingly.
Component
What to do
Before every ride
Monthly Annually Other
Lighting
Check function
x
Tires
Check pressure
x
Check tread and side walls
x
Brakes (rim brakes)
Check lever travel, wear of brake pads, x
position of pads relative to rim; test brakes in stationary
Brakes (hydraulic rim brakes)
Check lever travel, wear of brake pads, position of pads
x
relative to rim, test brakes in stationary, check seals
Brakes (drum/roller)
Lever travel, test brakes in stationary
x
Brakes, brake pads (rim brakes)
Clean
x
Brake cables/pads/lines
Visual inspection
x
Brakes (disc brakes)
Lever travel, brake pads, seals, test brakes in stationary,
x
replace liquid (DOT-liquids)
•
Suspension fork
Check and retighten bolts, if necessary
•
All-inclusive service (change oil)
•
Rims (of rim brakes)
Check thickness, replace, if necessary
• after 2nd set of brake
pads at the latest
Fork (rigid)
Check and replace, if necessary
• at least every 2 years
Bottom bracket
Check for bearing play
x
Dismount and regrease (cups)
•
Chain
Check and grease, if necessary
x
Check wear, replace, if necessary (derailleur gears)
• after 1,000 km
or 50 hours of use
Telescopic seat post
Service
x
Crank
Check and retighten, if necessary
x
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Component
What to do
Before every ride
Monthly Annually Other
Painted/anodized/carbon surfaces
Impregnate
x at least every 6 months
Wheels/spokes
Check for trueness and tension
x
True or retighten
• if necessary
Handlebars and stem
Check and replace, if necessary
• every 2 years
(aluminum and carbon)
at the latest
Headset
Check for bearing play
x
Regrease•
Metal surfaces
Polish (except: rim sides of rim brakes rotors)
x at least every
6 months
Hubs
Check for bearing play
x
Regrease•
Pedals (all)
Check for bearing play
x
Pedals (clipless)
Clean and grease locking mechanism
x
Seat post/stem
Check bolts
x
Dismount and relubricate, carbon: new assembly paste (no grease!)
•
Front/rear derailleur
Clean and grease
x
Quick-releases/thru axles
Check seat
x
Bolts and nuts
Check and retighten, if necessary
x
(Multi-speed hubs, mudguards etc.)
Valves
Check seat
x
Cables gears/brakes
Disassemble and regrease
•
If you have a certain degree of mechanical skills, experience and suitable tools, such as a torque wrench, you should be able to do the checks marked x by
yourself. If you come across any defects, take appropriate measures without delay. If you are in doubt or if you have any questions, contact your MERIDA
dealer.
Jobs marked • are best left to your MERIDA dealer.
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For your own safety, bring your MERIDA bike to your MERIDA bike dealer for its first inspection after 100 to 300 kilometers, 5 to 15 hours of initial
use or four to six weeks, and at the very latest after three months.
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Recommended torque settings
All bolted connections of the bike components have to be tightened carefully and checked regularly to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the MERIDA
bike. This is best done with a torque wrench that disengages at the desired torque value or a click-type torque wrench. Tighten carefully by approaching the
prescribed maximum torque value in small steps (0.5 Nm increments) and check in between the proper fit of the component. Never exceed the maximum
torque value indicated by the manufacturer!
Where no maximum torque setting is given start with 2 Nm. Observe the indicated values and observe the values on the components and/or in the operating
instructions of the component manufacturers on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
Component
Rear derailleur
Front derailleur
Shifter
Brake lever unit
Hub
Internal gear hub
Crank
Sealed cartridge bearing
Bolted connections
Shimano1 (Nm)
SRAM/Avid2 (Nm) Tektro3 (Nm) TRP4 (Nm)
Mount (on frame/derailleur hanger)
8 - 10
8 - 10
Cable clamp
5 - 7
4 - 5
Pulley wheels
3 - 4
Mount on frame
5 - 7
5 - 7
Cable clamp
5 - 7
5
Mount on handlebars
5
2.5 - 4
Hole covering
0.3 - 0.5
Mount on handlebars
6 - 8
5 - 7
6 - 8
Time trial brake lever
5 - 7
Quick-release lever
5 - 7.5
Locknut for bearing adjustment of quick-release hubs
10 - 25
Sprocket cluster lock ring
29 - 49
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Hub axle nut
30 - 45
Crank mount (grease-free square-head)
35 - 50
Crank mount (Shimano Octalink)
35 - 50
Crank mount (Shimano Hollowtech II)
12 - 15
Crank mount (Isis)
31 - 34
Crank mount (Giga X Pipe)
48 - 54
Chainwheel mount
8 - 11
12 - 14 (steel) 8 - 9 (alu)
Shell (square-head)
49 - 69
Shell (Shimano Hollowtech II, SRAM Giga X Pipe)
35 - 50
34 - 41
Octalink
50 - 70
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Component
Pedal
Shoe
Brake (V-brake)
1
www.shimano.com
Bolted connections
Shimano1 (Nm)
SRAM/Avid2 (Nm) Tektro3 (Nm) TRP4 (Nm)
Pedal axle
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Cleat
5 - 6
Spike
4
Cable clamp
6 - 8
6 - 8
6 - 8
6-8
Brake shoe mount
6 - 8
6 - 8
6 - 8
6-8
Brake pad fixing
1 - 2
Brake boss frame/fork
8 - 10
2
www.sram.com
3
www.tektro.com
4
www.trpbrakes.com
Recommended torque settings for disc brakes and hydraulic rim brakes
ComponentShimano1 (Nm)
Avid2 (Nm)
Tektro3 (Nm)
TRP4 (Nm)
Brake calliper mount on frame/fork
6 - 8
9 - 10 (IS adapter)
6 - 8
6 - 8
8 - 10 (brake caliper)
Brake lever unit on handlebars
- Single-bolt clamp
6 - 8
Discrete Clamp Bolt/
5 - 7
Hinge Clamp Bolt/
XLoc Hinge Clamp Bolt: 5 - 6
Pinch Clamp Bolt: 2.8 - 3.4
Split Clamp Bolts /
Match Maker Bolts: 3 - 4
- Two-bolt clamp
4 - 5
Union screws of cable at grip
5 - 7
5
and normal cable at brake caliper
Brake cable connector at
brake caliper (disc tube cable)
5 - 7
Expansion tank cap
0.3 - 0.5
Bleeding device brake caliper
4 - 6
4 - 6
Magura HS5 (Nm)
6
4
4
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ComponentShimano1 (Nm)
Avid2 (Nm)
Tektro3 (Nm)
TRP4 (Nm)
Bleeding device brake lever
2 - 4
Brake disc fixing (6-holes)
4
6.2
4 - 6
6 - 8
Brake disc fixing (centerlock)
40
Hose (union nut) direct connection
Slave cylinder (bleeder screw)
Brake pad retainer at brake caliper
3 - 5
Cable clamp at brake caliper
4 - 6
1
www.shimano.com
2
www.sram.com
3
www.tektro.com
4
www.trpbrakes.com
5
Magura HS5 (Nm)
4
4
www.magura.com
These values are reference values of the above-mentioned component manufacturers. Observe the values in the instructions of the component manufacturers
on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
These values do not apply to the components of other manufacturers.
Due to the unmanageable number of components on the market, MERIDA is not in a position to foresee every product that will be replaced or
newly assembled by third parties. Therefore MERIDA denies any liability for such kind of additions or modifications with regard to compatibility,
torque values etc. Whoever assembles or modifies the MERIDA bike shall ensure that the bike was assembled according to the state-of-the-art
in science and technology.
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Some components have the maximum permissible torque values printed on them. Use a torque wrench and never exceed the maximum torque
value! If you are in doubt or if you have any questions, contact your MERIDA dealer.
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Warranty and guarantee
A note on wear
Your MERIDA bike was manufactured with great care. Normally it is delivered to you by your MERIDA bike dealer fully assembled.
Some components of your MERIDA bike are subject to wear due to their
function. The rate of wear will depend on care and maintenance and the
way you use your MERIDA bike (mileage, riding in the rain, dirt, salt etc.).
MERIDA bikes that are often left standing in the open may also be subject to
increased wear through weathering.
As direct purchaser you have full warranty rights within the first two years
after purchase. Please contact your MERIDA dealer in the event of defects.
To ensure a smooth handling of your complaint, it is necessary to present
your receipt, your bike card, the handover report and the service reports.
Therefore, be sure to keep these documents in a safe place.
To ensure a long service life and good durability of your MERIDA bike, use
it only for its intended purpose (see the chapter “Intended use”). Please observe the permissible load specifications as specified on the bike card. Be
sure to follow the mounting instructions of the manufacturers (above all, the
torque values of the bolts) as well as the prescribed maintenance schedule.
Observe the checks and routines listed in these operating instructions or in
any other operating instructions enclosed with this delivery (see the chapter
“Service and maintenance schedule”) as well as any instructions concerning the replacement of safety-relevant components such as handlebars or
brakes etc.
G
Keep in mind that retrofitted accessories can impair the functioning of your MERIDA bike. If you are in doubt or if you have any
questions, contact your MERIDA dealer.
The law referring to full warranty rights is only valid in the countries where the law has been ratified according to the renewed
European regulations. Please inform yourself about the situation
in your country.
The components below require regular care and maintenance. Nevertheless, sooner or later they will reach the end of their service life, depending
on conditions and intensity of use. The following parts which have reached
their limit of wear must be replaced:
Drive chain
Brake pads
Brake fluid (DOT)
Brake discs/rotors
Brake cables
Brake cable housings
Seals of suspension elements
Rim sides (of rim brakes)
Rims (of rim brakes)
Incandescent bulbs/LED
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Rubber gribs
Chainwheels
Chainstay protection
Lamps
Tires
Sprockets
Saddle covering
Pulleys
Lubricants
Ask your MERIDA dealer about any additional guarantee given
by the manufacturer of your MERIDA bike and insist on having it
as printed version.
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Guarantee on MERIDA bikes
Your MERIDA bike is guaranteed (as of date of purchase to the initial buyer):
– Lifetime guarantee against rupture of all carbon and aluminum frames.
– 5 years for carbon and aluminum rigid forks
– 3 years against frame rupture of all full-suspension models from a
spring travel of 140 mm on
– 1 year against frame rupture of all dirt jump models and MERIDA labeled
parts
– 1 year guarantee on paint and stickers
In a guarantee-activating event MERIDA reserves the right to provide a bike
of the current successor model in an available color, or if no such bike is
available, a higher grade model.
Guarantee claims for shock absorbers, suspension forks and other branded
accessories will not be processed by MERIDA, but by the component manufacturers’ national distributors.
Your direct contact in any case should be your MERIDA dealer, who will be
pleased to answer your inquiries.
The manufacturer’s guarantee only applies to claims made by the initial
buyer and substantiated by presenting the customer’s receipt, the handover
report and the bike card stating the date of purchase, the dealer address,
the model and the frame number. It can also be claimed through an online
registration at www.merida-bikes.com (not available in all countries) by the
initial buyer.
Guarantee claims will only be accepted, if the bike has been used for none
other than its intended use, had an inspection during its first 500 km or the
first six months after purchase, has been fitted with none other than original
spare parts or accessories and had its suspension systems serviced by a
MERIDA dealer once a year at least.
The guarantee does not cover labor and transport costs, nor does it cover
follow-up costs resulting from defects.
The guarantee does not apply to bikes that have been used in competition,
for jumping or that have been subjected to any other kind of overstress. Coverage for competitive use is only provided in the case of carbon frames for
the types road bike, cyclo-cross, mountain bike hardtail and full suspension
up to 100 mm.
The guarantee does not apply for bikes that have been used for jumping or
subjected to any other kind of overstress. It does not cover damage resulting from wear, neglect (insufficient care and maintenance), falls/accidents,
overstress caused by overloading, incorrect mounting or improper treatment
or resulting from changes to the bike in connection with the mounting or
alteration of additional components.
Diligent compliance with the manufacturers mounting instructions and
maintenance intervals as prescribed in this manual are crucial to a long service life and good durability of the bicycles components. Non-observance of
the assembly instructions or maintenance intervals renders the guarantee
null and void. Please observe the checks described in this manual as well as
all instructions concerning the regular replacement of safety-relevant components, such as the handlebars etc.
These guarantee conditions are voluntary benefits of MERIDA. Moreover,
the buyer may benefit from additional legal rights which vary from country
to country. To find out more just ask your MERIDA dealer.
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Remarks for Australian MERIDA customers
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major
failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or
damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced, if the
goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a
major failure. The benefits to the consumer given by this warranty are in
addition to other rights and remedies of the Australian Consumer Law in
relation to the goods and services to which this warranty relates.
In case of any inquiries, please contact your national distributor; visit
www.merida.com to find the address.
These provisions of the guarantee are applicable as of model year 2015.
MERIDA Industry Co., LTD.
P.O. Box 56
Yuanlin Taiwan R.O.C.
Phone:+886-4-8526171
Fax:+886-4-8527881
www.merida-bikes.com
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Service schedule
1st service – After 100 – 300 kilometers or
5 – 15 hours of use or after three months from date of purchase
3rd service – After 4,000 kilometers or
200 hours of use or after two years
Order no.:
Order no.:
Date:
Date:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
2nd service – After 2,000 kilometers or
100 hours of use or after one year
4th service – After 6,000 kilometers or
300 hours of use or after three years
Order no.:
Order no.:
Date:
Date:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
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5th service – After 8,000 kilometers or
400 hours of use or after four years
7th service – After 12,000 kilometers or
600 hours of use or after six years
Order no.:
Order no.:
Date:
Date:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
6th service – After 10,000 kilometers or
500 hours of use or after five years
8th service – After 14,000 kilometers or
700 hours of use or after seven years
Order no.:
Order no.:
Date:
Date:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
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9th service – After 16,000 kilometers or
800 hours of use or after eight years
11th service – After 20,000 kilometers or
1,000 hours of use or after ten years
Order no.:
Order no.:
Date:
Date:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
10th service – After 18,000 kilometers or
900 hours of use or after nine years
12th service – After 22,000 kilometers or
1,100 hours of use or after eleven years
Order no.:
Order no.:
Date:
Date:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Replaced or repaired parts:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
Stamp and signature
of the MERIDA dealer:
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Bike card
Intended use
Manufacturer
£ Category 0
£ Category 1
£ Category 2
Model
Frame no.
£ Category 3
£ Category 4
£ Category 5
Permissible overall weight
MERIDA bike, rider and baggage
_________kg
Pannier rack
£ yes £ no
Permitted overall load _________ kg
- Model
Child seat permitted
£ yes £ no
- Serial no.
Trailer permitted
£ yes £ no
Permissible trailer load
_________ kg
Color
Suspension forks
- Manufacturer
Rear shock
- Manufacturer
- Model
- Serial no.
Frame type
Frame size
Size of wheels
and tires
Brake lever
Right lever
Left lever
G
Brake assignment
£ Front wheel brake
£ Rear wheel brake
£ Front wheel brake
£ Rear wheel brake
Read chapter “Before your first ride” in the comprehensive
MERIDA user manual on the enclosed MERIDA CD-ROM.
Special features
Stamp and signature of the MERIDA dealer
(Tip for the MERIDA dealer: Copy the bike card and the handover report and keep one copy in your customer file. Send another copy to the bike manufacturer)
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Handover report
The above-described MERIDA bike was delivered to the customer ready
for use, i.e. after its final assembly, inspection and functional check as described below (additionally required routines in parentheses).
£Lighting
£ Brakes front and rear
£ Suspension fork (adjusted to suit customer)
£ Rear shock (adjusted to suit customer)
£ Wheel set (trueness/spoke tension/tire pressure)
£ Handlebars/stem (position/bolts checked with torque wrench)
£ Pedals (adjustment of release force if necessary)
£ Saddle/seat post (height and position of saddle adjusted to suit customer, bolts checked with torque wrench)
£ Gears (limit stops! adjustment, function)
£ Bolted connections of attachment parts (checked with torque wrench)
£ Other routines performed
£ Test ride
Handover date, stamp,
signature of the MERIDA dealer
The customer confirms with his signature that he received the MERIDA bike
in proper condition along with the accompanying documents specified below and that he was instructed on the proper use of the MERIDA bike.
£ User manual/operating instructions with MERIDA CD-ROM
Additional instructions
£Brake system
£Suspension seat posts £Pedal system
£Suspension fork/rear shock £Seat post, stem
£Gears
£Supplementary instructions “E-bike/Pedelec”
£Others
Customer
Last name
MERIDA dealer
First name
Last name
Street
Street
ZIP code/city
City
Phone
Phone
Fax
Fax
E-Mail
E-Mail
Location, date, signature
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MERIDA.com
MERIDA.com
MERIDA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
P.O. BOX 56 YUANLIN TAIWAN R.O.C.
PHONE: +886-4-8526171 FAX: +886-4-8527881
www.merida-bikes.com
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