BIG.NINE LIMITED

Lightweight aluminium hardtail with the same XC and marathon focused geometry as its carbon relatives. The BIG.NINE LIMITED is equally ready for race action as it is for your next more leisurely off-road adventure.
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  • Featuring our triple butted lightweight aluminium frame with a more XC and marathon focused geometry, the BIG.NINE LIMITED could be the perfect bike for you if you start developing the racing bug. The race-proven single chainring 11-speed drivetrain from Shimano offers a broad gear range while keeping things light and simple. The air suspended Manitou Markhor fork in combination with reliable hydraulic disc brakes keeps things comfortable and controlled.

    Mountain biking is one of the most varied cycling disciplines and probably the most demanding when it comes to equipment. While full suspension bikes offer amazing riding characteristics, the classic hardtail remains one of the purest tools for the job. Our 29er wheel equipped BIG.NINE range comes in carbon and aluminium and features multiple geometry options. The carbon and LITE framed BIG.NINE, with its racing geometry, is an ideal companion on XC and marathon race tracks whilst the more relaxed geometry of the BIG.NINE TFS and SPEED offers a more comfortable, upright riding position. Our classic hardtails are the backbone of our range and showcase the enormous wealth of experience and knowledge we could gain in almost half a century of bike production and manufacturing. The BIG.NINE range symbolises the symbiosis between modern frame technology, attention to detail and craftsmanship 'Made in Taiwan'.

    • Triple butted smooth welded lightweight aluminium frame with 29er wheels
    • XC and marathon focused geometry
    • Manitou Markhor 100 mm travel suspension fork with remote lockout
    • Shimano Deore 11-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
    • Dropper post ready frame
    • SMART ENTRY internal cable routing
    • material: aluminium
    • 29 wheelsize
    • 148x12mm axle standard
    • BB92 bottom bracket standard
    frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
    color GLOSSY RACE RED (MATT RED)
    • Air
    • 100mm suspension travel
    • Tapered
    • Remote lockout
    • 51mm fork offset
    derailleur (r) Shimano Deore M5100 Shadow+
    shifter rear Shimano Deore M5100
    • 32 teeth
    • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
    chain KMC X11
    crank size 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
    • 110x15mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 148x12mm width rear hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 20mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • 11-51 teeth
    • 11 speed
    spokes Black stainless
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • -6° stem angle
    • S-70 mm, M-80 mm, L-90 mm, XL-100 mm, XXL-110 mm
    • material: aluminium
    • 760mm width
    • flat
    headset MERIDA M2331
    • material: aluminium
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 0mm setback
    • V-mount
    • incl. MERIDA minitool
    max. weight 135 kg
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size S M L XL XXL
    Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
    ST seat tube [mm] 382 444 483 532 584
    TT top tube [mm] 585 605 625 645 665
    CS chain stay length [mm] 433 433 433 433 433
    HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
    STA seat tube angle [°] 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 65 65 65 65 65
    HT head tube [mm] 95 100 110 125 145
    FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
    R reach [mm] 403 422 439 455 469
    S stack [mm] 614 619 628 642 661
    WB wheel base [mm] 1080 1100 1121 1142 1163
    SH stand over height [mm] 688 740 771 816 859

    Technologies

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    PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM

    Our proven high-end aluminium (6066) is extremely light and durable. Using triple butted wall thicknesses and hydroforming technology, we can tune the aluminium tubes to give the best possible stiffness to weight ratio.

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    HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

    Tubes are inserted into negative moulds and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure, enabling them to be formed into complex shapes.

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    FLEX-STAY

    The seat and chainstay profile and carbon lay-up schedule are adapted to work like a flat leaf spring, absorbing surface bumps and reducing vibrations.

    FLEX-STAY
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    X-TAPER HEADTUBE

    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.

    X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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    SMOOTH WELDING

    Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.

    SMOOTH WELDING
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    INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

    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.

    INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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    DOWN TUBE EXIT

    Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.

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    SMART ENTRY

    Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails or roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.

    SMART ENTRY
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    DI2 READY

    Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.