MERIDA are a well known high quality manufacturer of bikes that started bringing a range of ebikes into Australia in 2016 using the SHIMANO steps crank driven system. Their 2017 range also includes the BOSCH crank driven system on some models. Our experience shows there is very little difference between these two electrical systems so believe you should base your choice on bike comfort, style and components instead. Their range includes some mountain bikes – the Big Nine and Big Seven, some touring bikes – the Espresso 600 & 800 and a step through model – the Espresso City. Subtle differences between the electrics of these systems include the Di2 electric gear shifting and the location and capacity of the battery.