frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
frame BIG.NINE SPEED
  • Coil
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Lockout
tyres MERIDA K1080
shifters Shimano ST-EF505
front derailleur Shimano FD-TY700
rear derailleur Shimano RD-M360
  • 11-32 teeth
  • 8 speed
brake lever Shimano ST-EF505
brakes Shimano ST-EF505
rotors Shimano RT10
chain KMC M700
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 S M L XL XXL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
Frame Size cm 38 45 49 53 58
St Seat Tubes mm 382 448 486 532 583
Tt Top Tubes mm 558 579 599 619 640
Cs Chain Stays 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 Bracket Drops mm 60 60 60 60 60
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 100 110 120 130 140
Fl Fork Lengths mm 506 506 506 506 506
R Reach mm 375 392 408 425 442
S Stacks 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
Height in cm < 173 167 - 183 177 - 190 187 - 196 > 192

Highlights

6061 series double butted and technoformed aluminium.

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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LOCKOUT

The suspension fork and/or rear shock can be locked out by a leaver that is mounted to the top of the fork and/or to the rear shock unit.

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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).

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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. 

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