frame size M, L, XL
frame BIG.NINE SPEED N
  • Coil
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Lockout
tyres MERIDA K1080
shifters Shimano ST-EF505
front derailleur Shimano FD-M2000
rear derailleur Shimano RD-M370
  • 11-32 teeth
  • 9 speed
brake lever Shimano ST-EF505
brakes Shimano ST-EF505
rotors Shimano RT10
chain KMC M99
headset FSA NO.10
  • 690mm width
  • 15mm rise
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
saddle MERIDA Sport Comfort
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA Comp QR
grip MERIDA EC
  • VPE-891

weighed at frame size M (w/o pedals)

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size M L XL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29"
Frame Size cm 43 47 51
St Seat Tubes mm 430 470 510
Tt Top Tubes mm 590 610 630
Cs Chain Stays mm 445 445 445
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 60 60 60
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 115 130 145
Fl Fork Lengths mm 506 506 506
R Reach mm 398 414 429
S Stacks mm 628 642 656
Wb Wheel Base mm 1095 1115 1136
Sh Stand Over Height mm 739 775 809
Height in cm 167 - 183 177 - 190 187 - 196

Highlights

6061 series double butted and technoformed aluminium. New tube set for 2019 with a more modern design. Comes equipped with inboard disc mounts, as well as F, C and K-mounts.

Dependent on frame size we offer 650B or 29er versions on our TFS and SPEED frame level. The requirements of smaller riders (reduced standover height, preferred lower cockpit) are best met by 650B on S and M frame sizes whilst at the other side of the spectrum, L and XL only come with 29er wheels. Size M is available in either 650B or 29er. 

Following in the footsteps of the TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame is now in line to get a makeover for 2019. The introduction of slim tube shapes creates a new look and a more relaxed geometry, through a shorter top tube and a higher head tube, resulting in a more upright riding position and enhanced trail visibility. The new frame also comes with IS brake mounts that are positioned within the rear triangle as well as with kickstand and fender mounts.

All models down to the BIG.NINE 40 feature a 30.9 mm seatpost, the enhanced connection area increases the strength around the top tube/seat tube join and allows the option of fitting a dropper seat post. Models down to BIG.NINE LIMITED allow internal cable routing for the dropper post while the remaining models would require external routing.

Our classic hardtails are not just a much-loved trail companion but the international cycling press also value our design and engineering work. De Telegraaf in the Netherlands made the BIG.NINE XT-EDITION their test winner and polish bike magazine bikeBoard rewarded the BIG.NINE 500 with their over-all test winning credentials as well as with the ‘lightest’ and ‘value for money’ accolades.

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

Our carbon (CF) and aluminium (LITE) models feature a long 422 mm reach, steep 73,5° seat angle, slack 70° head angle and an 80 mm stem (frame size M), affording the next generation XC geometry. Aggressive agility meets stable calmness; perfect for today’s demanding courses.

Technologies

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REMOTE LOCKOUT

The suspension fork and/or rear shock can be locked out via a ‘remote control’ lever on the handlebar.

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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 DROP-OUT

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

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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.