6061 double butted and technoformed aluminium frame with more relaxed geometry. Comes equipped with class leading, premium technologies such as smooth welding, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, internal cable routing as well as F, C and K-mounts.
Dependent on frame size we offer 650B or 29er versions on our TFS and SPEED frame level. The requirements of smaller riders (reduced standover height, preferred lower cockpit) are best met by 650B on S and M frame sizes whilst at the other side of the spectrum, L and XL only come with 29er wheels. Size M is available in either 650B or 29er.
Following in the footsteps of the TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame is now in line to get a makeover for 2019. The introduction of slim tube shapes creates a new look and a more relaxed geometry, through a shorter top tube and a higher head tube, resulting in a more upright riding position and enhanced trail visibility. The new frame also comes with IS brake mounts that are positioned within the rear triangle as well as with kickstand and fender mounts.
All models down to the BIG.NINE 40 feature a 30.9 mm seatpost, the enhanced connection area increases the strength around the top tube/seat tube join and allows the option of fitting a dropper seat post. Models down to BIG.NINE LIMITED allow internal cable routing for the dropper post while the remaining models would require external routing.
Our classic hardtails are not just a much-loved trail companion but the international cycling press also value our design and engineering work. De Telegraaf in the Netherlands made the BIG.NINE XT-EDITION their test winner and polish bike magazine bikeBoard rewarded the BIG.NINE 500 with their over-all test winning credentials as well as with the ‘lightest’ and ‘value for money’ accolades.
Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails and roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.
Our carbon (CF) and aluminium (LITE) models feature a long 422 mm reach, steep 73,5° seat angle, slack 70° head angle and an 80 mm stem (frame size M), affording the next generation XC geometry. Aggressive agility meets stable calmness; perfect for today’s demanding courses.
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XS/S/M/L 27.5" L.XL,XXL 29"
|FORK||Manitou Markhor Comp 100m travel air fork with tapered steerer|
|DERAILLEUR FRONT||Shimano Deore|
|DERAILLEUR REAR||Shimano Deore Shadow|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano Deore 20 speed rapid fire shifters|
|BRAKE LEVER||Shimano M315|
|BRAKES||Shimano M315 hydraulic disc, 180mm / 160mm rotors|
|CHAINWHEEL||Shimano Deore 36-26 teeth|
|HUBS||Shimano Centerlock, quick release|
|RIM||MERIDA BIG.NINE Comp CC|
|FREEWHEEL||Shimano CS-HG500, 10 speed, 11-42 teeth|
|TIRES||Maxxis Ikon 27.5 2.2" folding|
|HANDLEBAR STEM||MERIDA Expert 3d forged 6061 aluminium, oversize clamp 7 degree|
|HANDLEBAR||MERIDA Expert CC 720mm wide 10mm rise|
|SEAT POST||MERIDA Comp in line 30.9mm|