BIG.TRAIL 400

Featuring the same proven and praised frame as its bigger brothers but with a more wallet-friendly spec package. Long travel fork, modern geometry, dropper post and 29" wheels give this bike the edge.
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  • *All specifications listed are subject to change without notice. *Recommended Retail Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Our BIG.TRAIL has been a hit with the mountain bike press and trail riders alike, and our 400 model is no exception. A fun-packed and hugely capable trail bike geometry combined with a long travel 140 mm fork and grippy 2.4" wide 29er trail tyres make this bike a perfect companion for exciting trail sessions and demanding all-day rides over rough terrain.

    We often associate 'trail fun' and 'trail capability' with more and more full suspension travel because long-travel bikes are getting more capable on the way down and on the way back up again. At the same time, the trail hardtail has developed quietly in its shadow. After being absent from this segment, we returned to the trails with a bang onboard our BIG.TRAIL. Our trail hardtails took the bike press and trail riders by storm and have managed to perfectly combine a modern trail bike geometry with long-travel forks and chunky 29er wheels for amazing corner grip and comfort. Bikeboard.cc confirmed that we 'nailed it', while MBR, IMB and many more confirmed that the BIG.TRAIL is firmly at the top of the trail hardtail game. If you haven't heard or you're not yet a proud owner of it, then welcome to our BIG.TRAIL which offers simplified and hassle-free trail fun in spades. Available from S to XXL giving our BIG.TRAIL ample size and reach options.

    • Durable double butted aluminium frame
    • 140 mm trail fork
    • Modern trail bike geometry with long reach, slack head angle and steep seat angle
    • 29er wheels specced with 2.4" trail tyres and clearance for 2.5"
    • Extremely low standover height paired with long travel dropper posts
    • Multiple fixing points for bottles and other equipment, internal cable routing
    • material: aluminium
    • 29x2.5" max. wheelsize
    • 148x12mm axle standard
    • BSA bottom bracket standard
    frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
    color GLOSSY BLACK (MATT COOL GREY)
    • Air
    • 140mm suspension travel
    • Tapered
    • lockout
    • 51mm fork offset
    shifter front Shimano SL -MT500-L
    shifter rear Shimano Deore M4100
    chain KMC X10
    • 32 teeth
    • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
    • 110x15mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 148x12mm width rear hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 29mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
    • 11-46 teeth
    • 10 speed
    spokes Black stainless
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • 7° stem angle
    • 50 mm
    • material: aluminium
    • 740mm width
    • 10mm rise
    headset MERIDA M4455
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 0mm setback
    • S: 125mm travel seatpost - M/L: 150mm travel seatpost - XL/XXL 175mm travel seatpost
    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] 380 410 430 450 470
    TT top tube [mm] 579 600 622 645 670
    CS chain stay length [mm] 435 435 435 435 435
    HTA head tube angle [°] 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
    STA seat tube angle [°] 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
    HT head tube [mm] 95 100 110 120 120
    FL fork length [mm] 550 550 550 550 550
    R reach [mm] 415 435 455 475 500
    S stack [mm] 636 641 650 659 659
    WB wheel base [mm] 1150 1172 1196 1220 1245
    SH stand over height [mm] 716 723 725 728 730

    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.

    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.

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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.