The history of every MERIDA bike begins just about 100 km away from the place where the history of the bicycle started in 1817: Directly outside of Stuttgart, the heart of Germany’s vehicle development stronghold is not only the home of technology leaders like Porsche or Mercedes-Benz – also the designers and engineers of the MERIDA R&D department are located there. Here, all MERIDA bikes are invented, planned and constructed for international distribution in 68 countries of the world.
In doing so, our developers have to consider not only a lot of different requirements: Simultaneously, they have to guarantee that each bike of every category is completely worthy to carry the MERIDA emblem in the end. No matter if high-end MTB, professional carbon road racer, reliable E-bike or “carefree” beginner model: Only the best constructions are accepted and manufactured in cooperation with premium suppliers. For smooth functioning of these closely coordinated processes, the German R&D team travels to Taiwan regularly. There, our experts discuss and inspect each single development step together with local specialists – always from the first prototype up to the perfected serial model.