There was a time when you had to choose between trail bike descending and cross-country climbing ability. Not any more, with naturally speedy genes boosted by a 120 mm fork and aggressive rubber.
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  • There used to be a time when you had to choose between trail bike performance and cross-country race ready weight. Not any more. Say hello to the NINETY-SIX 7000. It builds on the speedy genes of our short travel race winner with a CF4 carbon frame and adds a whole new layer of capability thanks to a longer travel 120 mm SID Ultimate fork paired to 100 mm out back. Add in more aggressive tyres and larger four piston front brake and you're ready to rock.

    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. If you're after lightning quick climbing with downhill 'downcountry' capability, this model comes with a longer 120 mm travel fork more aggressive tyres and a more powerful front brake compared to our race-focussed 'RC' models.

    • Lightweight CF4 carbon frame with 100 mm travel and P-FLEX technology
    • Modern aggressive geometry with dropper seatpost
    • 120 mm travel RockShox SID fork for increased capability
    • Carbon fibre Reynolds TR 309 wheels and aggressive Maxxis tyres
    • Powerful Shimano XT 4-piston front brake
    • 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain

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    • 100mm suspension travel
    • material: carbon
    • 29x2.3" max. wheelsize
    • 148x12mm axle standard
    • BSA bottom bracket standard
    frame size S, M, L, XL
    • Air
    • 120mm suspension travel
    • Tapered
    • Remote lockout
    • 44mm fork offset
    • 29x2.4" max. wheelsize
    shifter front JD-FL lever
    • 2 piston
    • flat mount
    chain Shimano XT
    • 32 teeth
    • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
    • 10-51 teeth
    • 12 speed
    • 29x2.3"
    • fold
    • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
    • 29x2.3"
    • fold
    • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
    • 110x15mm width front hub
    • 148x12mm width rear hub
    • 30/28mm inner width
    • Centerlock
    • Shimano 12 Speed
    • material: carbon
    • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
    • Lifetime warranty
    spokes Double Butted Black stainless
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • -8° stem angle
    • 60 mm
    • material: aluminium
    • 760mm width
    • flat
    headset MERIDA 8151
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 0mm setback
    • S: 125mm travel seatpost - M 150mm travel seatpost - L/XL 170mm travel seatpost
    • V-mount
    • incl. MERIDA minitool
    max. weight 135 kg
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size S M L XL
    Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29"
    ST seat tube [mm] 400 440 470 500
    TT top tube [mm] 581 601 624 648
    CS chain stay length [mm] 435 435 435 435
    HTA head tube angle [°] 67 67 67 67
    STA seat tube angle [°] 75 75 75 74.5
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 36 36 36 36
    HT head tube [mm] 95 95 105 115
    FL fork length [mm] 530 530 530 530
    R reach [mm] 420 440 460 480
    S stack [mm] 595 595 605 614
    WB wheel base [mm] 1136 1156 1180 1203
    SH stand over height [mm] 740 741 747 749




    Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.



    Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.



    To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.



    When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.



    Selected bolts can be tightened via a TORX 30 key from just one side, without running the risk that the opposite side slips or turns, allowing faster and more straightforward tightening of important hardware components.



    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.



    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.