For Season 2013, MERIDA’s full-suspension MTB range has been extended considerably once again: New additions are the 100 mm Twentyniner BIG NINETY-NINE, the 160 mm enduro ONE-SIXTY and the 180 mm freerider FREDDY.
For Season 2012, we have introduced our sophisticated NINETY-NINE as next evolutionary step of the MERIDA race fullies. Now, the Twentyniner version BIG-NINETY NINE is ready to attack. This model convinces through the same great advantages already offered by its well-proven “little brother” – thanks to 106 mm suspension travel at the rugged aluminium rear stay and a brilliantly matching 100 mm front fork which guides either a carbon or an aluminium main frame over the trail. Geometry and kinematics are still completely propulsion-orientated and have been adapted competently for providing especially a race fully with the bigger wheels’ full potential. For 2013, MERIDA introduces five light and agile BIG NINETY-NINE versions with triple crankset and plenty of traction.
Still the epitome for serious XC and Marathon racing in terms of full-suspension MTBs: 26“ versions with a sensitive, completely lockable front and rear travel of 100 mm. In case of our NINETY-NINE excellently integrated into a completely propulsion-orientated geometry – and actively supported by chassis kinematics optimally adapted to the typical double cranksets of the racing circus. Our NINETY-NINE is one of the lightest and stiffest race fullies on the current market. And as soon as it is required by a technical race track, the pro riders of our MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM trust in this piece of equipment. Thanks to “M.O.R.E.” technology, all frame sizes offer the same characteristics. For MY 2013 exclusively available as ultra-light full-carbon version with two different frame options.
They symbolize the tour bike: Fullies with 120 mm suspension travel at front and rear are trusty partners for one- or multi-day tours. If trips through low mountain ranges or genuine crossings of the Alps – our ONE-TWENTY (already completely re-engineered for 2012) offers a kinematics concept providing the chassis with sensitivity and neutrality equally. This bike also features light but nevertheless totally reliable parts as well as a centrepiece in form of an aluminium frame whose geometry (not too aggressive) guarantees long fun in the saddle. Or do you prefer carbon instead? Our ONE-TWENTY CARBON rides on a slightly faster side and is therefore a top recommendation for challenging Marathon courses. New for 2013: With tapered “X-Taper” headtube and post-mount dropout.
Times are changing – and with them the demands of passionate All-Mountain bikers: Today, these riders demand a little more suspension travel for tackling also the most challenging technical trails or tough Alpine crossings with maximum fun. As a matter of course, the bike must be light enough also for longer uphills while especially its chassis has to be rugged enough for rough rides. So here you are: MERIDA has revised the ONE-FORTY completely for 2013 and presents an All-Mountain fully with 145 mm rear suspension travel – plus “VPK”, our very own kinematics interpretation of a chassis with virtual pivot point. This concept’s advantages such as superb downhill qualities, drivetrain neutrality and especially full braking neutrality make our new ONE-FORTY an ideal device for AM fun.
Our R&D experts spent two complete years putting their quality stamp on the new Enduro bike – and in doing so even accepted a 160 mm gap in MERIDA’s product portfolio for 2012. Worthwhile? Definitely! Because our ONE-SIXTY now dashes along the trails and through the starting fields of Enduro races as a top-level MERIDA model which makes the Enduro world quickly forget anything known before. Its impressive downhill qualities (especially on rough terrain) result from the new “VPK” chassis adapted on the basis of our freerider FREDDY. As a matter of course, the ONE-SIXTY can also be cycled uphill. But once there, it knows only one direction: Downhill! Respectively 160 mm travel at front and rear, initially three versions for the premiere season 2013.