BIG.NINE TR LIMITED

BIG.NINE TR LIMITED

 

Blurring the line between cross-country and trail, we pair a high-value, high-performance aluminium frame with a 120 Manitou mm fork, high-volume 2.4" tyres and a control-enhancing dropper post.
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  • The BIG.NINE TR LIMITED blurs the line between cross-country and trail, with a high-value, high-performance aluminium frame that's as capable on the descents as it is on the climbs. Alongside our progressive geometry, AGILOMETER sizing and clearance for 2.4" tyres, we've add more aggressive rubber, a dropper seatpost and 120 mm travel Manitou fork to boost descending confidence while keeping it lightning-fast on singletrack. Shimano's brakes and 12-speed drivetrain round the package out.

    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 updated CF carbon and LITE aluminium framed BIG.NINE offer truly modern geometry with increased standover clearance and handling stability to better deal with the tough race tracks of today, with downcountry ready TR options that boost fork travel and add in aggressive tyres and dropper posts. 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 over half a century of bike production and manufacturing. The BIG.NINE range represents the symbiosis between modern frame technology, attention to detail and craftsmanship 'Made in Taiwan' symbolises.

    • High-performance LITE aluminium frame with 2.4" tyre clearance
    • Progressive geometry with AGILOMETER sizing for confident handling
    • Manitou Machete fork with 120 mm travel for improved descending ability
    • Wide range Shimano 12-speed drivetrain
    • MERIDA wheelset with trail-ready Maxxis tyres
    • Lightweight MERIDA dropper seatpost with remote lever
    • material: aluminium
    • 29x2.4" max. wheelsize
    • 148x12 mm axle standard
    • BSA bottom bracket standard
    frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
    • Air
    • 120 mm suspension travel
    • Tapered
    • 44 mm fork offset
    color SILK SPARKLING GOLD (GREEN/BLACK)
    shifter front Shimano SL-MT500-L
    shifter rear Shimano Deore M6100
    chain KMC X12
    • 32 teeth
    • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
    • 110x15 mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 148x12 mm width rear hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 25 mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    • tubeless ready
    • 10-51 teeth
    • 12 speed
    spokes Double Butted Black stainless
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8 mm diameter
    • -6° stem angle
    • S, M, L: 60 mm, XL, XXL 70 mm
    • material: aluminium
    • 760 mm width
    • flat
    • Upper and lower IPS sealing
    • 30.9 mm diameter
    • 0 mm setback
    • S/M 125 mm travel seatpost -L/XL/XXL 150 mm travel seatpost
    • V-mount
    • incl. MERIDA minitool
    • weighed at frame size M
    • Weight may vary depending on bike size, finish or possible specification changes due to supply chain issues.
    • Total weight of bike, rider and luggage
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size S M L XL XXL
    Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
    ST seat tube [mm] 380 410 440 470 500
    TT top tube [mm] 594 614 637 659 681
    CS chain stay length [mm] 430 430 430 430 430
    HTA head tube angle [°] 66.9 66.9 66.9 66.9 66.9
    STA seat tube angle [°] 74.2 74.2 74.2 74.2 74.2
    BD bottom bracket drop [mm] 57 57 57 57 57
    HT head tube [mm] 95 95 105 115 125
    FL fork length [mm] 530 530 530 530 530
    R reach [mm] 420 440 460 480 500
    S stack [mm] 614 614 624 633 643
    WB wheel base [mm] 1132 1152 1176 1199 1223
    SH stand over height [mm] 712 713 715 723 758

    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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    HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

    ‘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. 

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    FLEX STAY

    By using a specific tube shape and careful design of the seat- and chainstay of our hardtail bikes, we enable them to work like flat leaf springs, absorbing surface bumps and reducing vibrations. This makes the rear end more comfortable, can improve power delivery and has a positive impact on rider fatigue. In particular, on performance bikes that are ridden over long distances and uneven surfaces, this can have a great effect on the overall riding performance and enjoyment.

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    X-TAPER HEADTUBE

    Steering precision is vital to safe and confident handling, and the X-TAPER HEADTUBE allows us to significantly boost this precision. A larger headset diameter at the bottom paired with a smaller one at the top helps to deal with the strains modern riding and equipment can put on the headtube, all without adding unnecessary weight. It allows tapered forks to be fitted with ease and delivers precise and confidence-inspiring steering.

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    SMOOTH WELDING

    This is a process we use to give a nice flat finish to our welds instead of the scaled, 'stack of coins' effect TIG welded joints often have. The welder uses the welding torch to go over the joint twice, helping to smooth out the filler material. It takes a lot of skill to do this, but it delivers strong and smart-looking frames that have the appearance of a carbon fibre frame at first look.

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    INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

    On the majority of our frames, we run the gear and brake cables and hoses through the frame. The cables enter and exit the frame through smooth sockets, or we use one of our other systems like SMART ENTRY or WIRE PORT to be routed through. Running the cables inside the frame protects them from the elements, gives a clean and neat look and can offer aerodynamic advantages.

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    DOWN TUBE EXIT

    DOWN TUBE EXIT is a feature seen on some of our frames with internally routed cables. By slightly overlapping the downtube where it connects to the bottom bracket, it leaves a small space that allows cables to exit easily. This means they are easily accessible for routine maintenance or replacement, but it prevents excessive movement and noise that can cause wear and distraction.

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    DI2 READY

    Shimano's Di2 electronic shifting system offers fast, smooth and reliable shifting. In particular, in the road world, it has proven itself as the primary choice when top performance is at the top of the agenda. With that in mind, we have a broad selection of performance road frames that are Di2 READY and can accommodate the electrical cable, battery and other little tweaks that the system requires.

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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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    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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    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.

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    WIRE PORT

    MERIDA designed headsets that enable all control cables from the handlebar to enter the frame through the headset cover, creating a clean and uncluttered look, allowing for a lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic frame structure than with conventional cable ports. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including the bar and stem) or semi-integrated, where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.

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