NINETY-SIX RC XT

 

This bike delivers top-level performance without blowing the budget, just like the privateer cross-country racers it's aimed at. The sweet spot between outright speed and excess spend? You got it.
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The life of the privateer cross-country racer is the hardest one on the grid

delivering top-level performance but without top-level resources. That's where the NINETY-SIX XT RC comes in with a race-ready package of a lightweight CF4 carbon frame married to components that hit that sweet spot between performance and cost. Shimano's benchmark 12-speed XT drivetrain needs no introduction, while Fox' proven 32SC fork and float shock serve up their 100 mm of travel, lap after lap. Your rivals will get bored of seeing the back of you.

The NINETY-SIX is the new and exciting reincarnation of our former World Cup proven XC and marathon machine. It inherits the forward-surging race genes of the old NINETY-SIX and combines it with a new readiness and ability to tackle today’s demanding XC and marathon courses. The carbon fibre frame platform and P-FLEX suspension is the perfect basis for a fun-packed, fast and trail loving short travel full suspension machine that helps define what a modern cross country race bike should be. It's able to take on the rougher than ever world-class race tracks as well as the trail riders who want hyper-speed climbing with the ability to descent like never before. For those that want a cross-country bike for race duties rather than high-speed trail fun, the RC models deliver a short travel punch with a 100 mm fork in the front, super fast rolling tyres and a lighter front brake.

  • Lightweight CF4 carbon frame with 100 mm of travel and P-FLEX technology
  • Shimano's proven 12-speed XT drivetrain
  • Modern aggressive geometry with dropper seatpost
  • Fox Performance 32SC fork and Float suspension hits the bang for buck sweet spot
  • Fast rolling Maxxis tyres
  • Dual remote lockouts for maximum efficiency

Awards & Media

  • 100mm suspension travel
  • material: carbon
  • 29 wheelsize
  • 148x12mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
Rahmengrössen S, M, L, XL
Farbe GLOSSY RACE RED (BLACK)
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
  • 44mm fork offset
Kurbel 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 10-51 teeth
  • 12 speed
  • material: aluminium
  • 760mm width
  • flat
Steuersatz MERIDA-8151 1-1/8"-1.5" cartridge bearing set
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -8° stem angle
  • S-60 mm, M/L/XL-70 mm
Spacer Plastic 10mm*1, 5mm*2
Griffe Rock Shox TwistLoc grip
Schalthebel Vorne Shimano SL -MT500-IL
  • 32 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 29x2.25"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 120 TPI
  • 29x2.25"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 120 TPI
Speichen Double Butted Black stainless
  • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
Kette Shimano SLX
Umwerfer Hinten Shimano XT M8100 Shadow+
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • S/M/L/XL: 100mm travel seatpost
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
Sattelklemme MERIDA EXPERT
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Ramengröße S M L XL
Laufradgrösse 29" 29" 29" 29"
St Seat Tubes Mm 400 440 470 500
Tt Top Tubes Mm 576 596 619 643
Cs Chain Stays Mm 435 435 435 435
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 76.5 76.5 76 76
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 45 45 45 45
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 95 95 105 115
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 503 503 503 503
R Reachs Mm 433 453 473 493
S Stacks Mm 585 585 595 604
Wb Wheel Base Mm 1126 1146 1169 1193
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 730 731 736 738

Technologien

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Die Verwendung eines Gabelschaftrohrs mit 1 1/8" Lager oben und 1 1/4" oder 1 1/2" Lager an der Unter­seite sorgt für höchste Steifigkeit und ein präzises, sicheres Lenkverhalten, das Vertrauen schafft.

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Die Kabel werden im Rahmen geführt und treten durch unauffällige Anschläge ein und aus. Das Rad sieht schöner aus, während die Züge vor Feuchtigkeit und Schmutz geschützt sind.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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NANO MATRIX CARBON

Um bei Carbonrahmen maximale Festigkeit zu gewährleisten, werden die Fasern in ein Epoxidharz mit beigemengten Nano­partikeln eingebettet, was die Schlagfestigkeit um bis zu 40 % erhöht.

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AWS

Bei der Fertigung einzelner Carbon-Elemente wird eine mit Luft gefüllte Blase verwendet, die sicherstellt, dass auf der Innenseite des Rohrs keine Falten entstehen, denn diese könnten das Gewicht erhöhen und Schwachstellen bilden. Das Ergebnis ist ein leichterer, steiferer und stabilerer Rahmen.

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NON-SLIP TIGHTENING

Ausgewählte Schrauben können mit einem TORX 30 Schlüssel von einer Seite angezogen werden, ohne Gefahr zu laufen, dass die Gegenseite durchrutsch. 

Das ermöglicht ein schnelleres und direkteres Anziehen wichtiger Hardware Komponenten. 

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P-FLEX

The compliance of the material and the specific shaping of the tubes, allows the frame to flex near the seat and chainstay junction, making a pivot point obsolete. By not fitting a pivot point at the seat and chainstay junction, we save weight as well as add stiffness.

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WIRE PORT

MERIDA designed headsets that allow all control cables to enter the frame through the headset, creating a clean and uncluttered look, without making structural changes to the frame. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including bar and stem) or semi-integrated where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem. 

WIRE PORT