BIG.NINE SLX-EDITION

Featuring the super reliable and precise Shimano wide-range drivetrain and powerful Shimano disc brakes, our BIG.NINE SLX-EDITION is ready for whatever off-road adventure you have planned next. 100 mm air suspension bring added control and comfort.
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  • *All specifications listed are subject to change without notice. *Recommended Retail Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Similar to our XT-EDITION, the SLX-EDITION combines some of Shimano's most desirable and proven drivetrain components with almost 50 years of MERIDA's design and production expertise. Our double butted aluminium frameset does is boosted by a super smooth 12 gear setup and also offers well-controlled suspension action from the Manitou Markhor fork and all-weather stopping ability courtesy of Shimano's hydraulic disc brake setup.

    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'.

    • Double butted smooth welded aluminium frame with 29er wheels
    • Less aggressive and more upright geometry for maximum control and comfort
    • Manitou Markhor 100 mm travel suspension fork with remote lockout
    • Wide range 12-speed Shimano drivetrain
    • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
    • Internal cable routing
    • material: aluminum
    • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
    • 135x9mm axle standard
    • BSA bottom bracket standard
    • Smooth welding
    frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
    color DARK SILVER (BLACK)
    • Air
    • 100mm suspension travel
    • Tapered
    • Remote lockout
    • 51mm fork offset
    shifter rear Shimano SLX
    chain KMC X12
    • 32 teeth
    • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
    • 110x15mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 135x9mm width rear hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 20mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • 10-51 teeth
    • 12 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
    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] 370 430 470 510 560
    TT top tube [mm] 570 590 610 630 650
    CS chain stay length [mm] 440 440 440 440 440
    HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
    STA seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73 73 73
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 60 60 60 60 60
    HT head tube [mm] 100 115 130 145 160
    FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
    R reach [mm] 382 398 414 429 445
    S stack [mm] 614 628 642 656 670
    WB wheel base [mm] 1069 1090 1110 1131 1152
    SH stand over height [mm] 679 727 763 800 843

    To reduce production and delivery times, we are sometimes forced to make last-minute specification changes. Please be aware that those changes might not be reflected on these product pages and images.

    Technologies

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

    We use a minimum of 6061 aluminium. The pay back is that it’s possible to make lighter and more advanced frames. We use an additional heat treatment and double-butted wall thicknesses to produce light and stiff frames.

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    TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

    Technoforming is a mechanical forming process, shaping the tubes by using negative moulds, at times combined with an internal metal core. 

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    F-MOUNT

    ‘F-Mount’ equipped bikes have integrated fittings for mud guards (some bikes require model specific mud guards), making fitting fast and simple.

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    K-MOUNT

    Integrated mount on the chainstay to fit a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand).

    K-MOUNT
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    C-MOUNT

    ‘C-Mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated (some bikes require model specific rear rack), making fitting fast, simple and reliable.