BIG.NINE 15

 

Our start into the world of 29er hardtails. The larger wheels combined with the 100 mm suspension fork offer additional comfort and control, and the chosen components help tackle your next off-road adventure.
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  • Entry-level 29er hardtail built around our double butted aluminium frame with a more comfort inspired geometry. The 29er wheels help you cover ground quickly and impress with their outstanding 'roll over' ability. The Suntour fork help to improve the comfort even further, and the broad gear range of the triple chainring Shimano drivetrain let you conquer even the steepest hills with ease.

    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 aluminium frame with 29er wheels
    • Less aggressive and more upright geometry for maximum control and comfort
    • Suntour 100 mm travel suspension fork
    • Shimano 8-speed drivetrain
    • Triple chainring setup
    • Hydraulic disc brakes
    • material: aluminium
    • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
    • 135x9mm axle standard
    • BSA bottom bracket standard
    frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
    color BLUE (BLACK)
    • Coil
    • 100mm suspension travel
    • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
    derailleur (r) Shimano RD-M310
    derailleur (f) Shimano FD-TY700
    shifter front microSHIFT MEZZO TS39-3L Thumb Tap
    shifter rear microSHIFT MEZZO TS39-8R Thumb Tap
    • 2 piston, hydraulic disc brake
    • 2 piston, hydraulic disc brake
    • 42-34-24 teeth
    • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M/XXL
    chain Sunrace M84
    crank 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M/XXL
    • 100x9mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 135x9mm width rear hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 17mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • 11-32 teeth
    • 8 speed
    spokes Black steel
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • 6° stem angle
    • 70 mm-S, 80 mm-M, 90 mm-L, 100 mm-XL, 110 mm-XXL
    • material: aluminium
    • 690mm width
    • 15mm rise
    headset FSA NO.10
    • material: aluminium
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 15mm setback
    saddle MERIDA Sport comfort
    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] 382 448 486 532 583
    TT top tube [mm] 558 579 599 619 640
    CS chain stay length [mm] 450 450 450 450 450
    HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70.5 70.5 70.5
    STA seat tube angle [°] 73.5 73.5 73.5 73 73
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 60 60 60 60 60
    HT head tube [mm] 100 110 120 130 140
    FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
    R reach [mm] 373 387 400 413 427
    S stack [mm] 614 623 635 644 654
    WB wheel base [mm] 1071 1092 1106 1126 1147
    SH stand over height [mm] 698 755 789 829 869

    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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    RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

    We use a minimum of 6061 grade aluminium on all our bikes. It’s particularly well suited to being shaped with our hydroforming and technoforming processes, which allow us to vary the wall thickness to create double-butted tubing and complex frame shapes. It’s also an alloy that welds easily, and once it has been carefully heat treated to maximise strength, it means we can create strong and lightweight bicycle frames for you to enjoy.

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    TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

    Manipulating the tube shape and thickness greatly impacts the appearance, weight and functionality of our aluminium frames. One technology that allows us to do that is TECHNO FORMING, where plain aluminium tubes get mechanically formed by using an external form and an internal metal core. The result, beautifully shaped tubes with varying wall thickness, ready to be used to create our technoformed aluminium frames.

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    F-MOUNT

    Being able to turn your bike into an all-weather commuter that has mudguards and other fittings can be a real plus, in particular when riding on wet and perhaps muddy roads and tracks on a regular basis. To make fitting easy, some of our bikes are F-MOUNT equipped. These integrated fittings mounts make adding mudguards fast and simple. Please note that some bikes require model-specific mudguards.

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    K-MOUNT

    When using your bike in an urban environment, where you might not always have the option to use a specific bike stand, a kickstand is an ideal solution to park your bike safely. Some of our bikes come with a neatly integrated K-MOUNT, which makes fitting a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand) easy. And if you don’t want to have a kickstand and prefer the clean appearance of your frame, the K-MOUNT is neatly tucked away underneath your chainstay, difficult to spot if you don’t know it is there.

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    C-MOUNT

    Similar to our F-MOUNT, where various fixing points for mudguards are part of the frame offering, the C-MOUNT equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated, making fitting fast, simple and reliable. The C-MOUNTS are an additional feature that improves the day-to-day versatility by adding loading capacity to your bike, ideal for commuting and shopping trips. Please note that some bikes require model-specific rear racks.