Merida eSpresso City 500 EQ – Anthracite 2021


Low step through eBike with neatly integrated battery. Fully equipped with mudguards, rack, kickstand, lock and lights. Powered by a Shimano Steps 6100 60Nm motor with Shimano 630Wh battery

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Merida eSpresso City 500 EQ – Anthracite 2021

The Merida eSpresso family are extremely versatile with men’s, women’s and low step through city versions.

All eSpresso sit on fast rolling 700c tyres, perfect for use in town, on gravel tracks or cycle paths.

The eSpresso City is in its second iteration and with some clever design and engineering improves on the size of the step through to make getting on and off even easier.

A potential issue when you design a low step through frame is there is no top tube to keep everything stiff, a little like the problems of creating a convertible car. Fashion dictates that a battery should be concealed, which exacerbates the problem further as a big hole needs to be cut in the down tube to house the battery. The clever solution that the Merida engineers came up with was to mount the battery on top of a very stiff down tube and then cover it with a cowling. The result is a super stylish, stiff strong and great handling bike.

The eSpresso is designed in European style to be used as part of daily life so comes equipped with everything you need to use the bike for any occasion and any weather.


FrameCity Lite II - Hydroformed 6066 triple butted aluminium. 135 x 9mm axle standard. Internal cable routing. Max Tyre clearance 700 x 50c with mudguards
ForkSunTour NEX E25; Coil; 63mm travel. Max Tyre clearance 700 x 52c
HeadsetMerida-8252 (for the steerer 1-1/8), No. 6: 30D
StemMerida Expert TK; aluminium; 31.8mm diameter; adjustable - Length : 65 mm-XS/S/M, 90 mm-L/XL
HandlebarMerida Expert TK; aluminium; 640mm wide; 35mm rise
GripsMerida Expert TK
Brake systemHydraulic disc
Brake leverShimano BR-MT200 (or Tektro HD-M275 if Shimano supply is delayed)
Brake calipersFront: Shimano BR-MT200; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake (or Tektro HD-M275) with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor Rear: Shimano BR-MT200; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake (or Tektro HD-M275) with Shimano RTEM300; 180mm rotor
TyresFront: Continental Ride Cruiser; 622-50; wire bead; reflective stripe Rear: Continental Ride Cruiser; 622-50; wire bead; reflective stripe
Wheel size700c
WheelsRims: Merida Comp TK; 20mm inner rim width; Material: aluminium Spokes: Black stainless Front Hub: Shimano TX505; 100x9mm; 32 spokes; Centerlock Rear Hub: Shimano TX505; 135x9mm; 36 spokes; Centerlock
Front derailleur
Rear derailleurShimano Deore M5120
Shifter/sShimano Deore M4100
ChainKMC e 10 Speed
CassetteShimano M4100; 11-46 teeth; 10 speed
ChainsetShimano CRE61; 38 teeth chainwheel with Shimano FC-E6100; 170 mm length crank with chainguard
Bottom bracketPart of Shimano Steps motor
PedalsVP Components, VPE-891
SaddleMerida Expert TK; V-mount
SeatpostMerida Expert TK; 30.9mm diameter; 15mm lay back; 40mm suspension travel
MotorShimano E8036; 630Wh battery, Shimano E6100; 60Nm motor
Battery capacity630 Wh
DisplayShimano SC-E5000