Merida combines German design and engineering with Taiwanese production expertise to create a wide range of high-quality bikes that provide outstanding value for money. Merida uses the Shimano STEPS system on all their 2020 e-bikes. The eSPRESSO models are Merida’s city and touring e-bike range. The 200, 300 & 400 models feature the new Shimano STEPS E5000 drive unit which provides a great entry point into quality e-bikes. The 700 & 800 models for 2020 feature the more powerful STEPS E6100 drive unit. The 200 model is controlled via the E-tube Ride app on your smartphone, rather than through an on-board display. The “EQ” models come equipped with mudguards, rack and integrated lights. The “W” mixte models feature a lower stepover height for easy access. The “City” models are the stepthrough versions for even more convenience in getting on an off the bike as well as a more comfortable and upright riding position. All eSPRESSO models come with a large 500Wh battery for long rides without range anxiety. The eSPRESSO 400, 700 & 800 come equipped with the new integrated Shimano battery. The 700 & 800 models feature Shimano Nexus/Alfine internal hub gears with Di2 electronic shifting. Also new for 2020 are the rugged “TK” models built for touring with extra wide tyres.