NINETY-SIX 6000

Down-country oriented lightweight carbon full sus with 120mm RockShox SID fork, Shimano Deore / SLX 1 x 12 transmission and Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes.
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Our mountain biking history is long and illustrious, the Multivan Merida Biking Team dominated XC and marathon racing for many years. Pro racer Ralph Naef spearheaded the original Ninety-Six project; a lightweight full suspension bike and rode it to a silver medal at the World Champs at Fort William a week after it was launched.

Today’s XC, marathon and stage racecourses have become much more demanding. A growing number of riders are seeking down-country bikes combining the climbing and sprinting ability of a lightweight XC race bike with the ‘trail-ability’ of a trail bike.

The new Ninety-Six is a super modern cross country race bike. Modern, in this case, means that it is much more downhill capable than its predecessors. Available in two variants; RC for full on XC racing and for down-country riders non-RC models have 120mm front forks, grippier tyres and a more powerful front brake.

To improve the downhill performance, the head angle is slacker, the reach longer and the bb and stand over height are lower. All these changes make the bike more stable and there is more space to manoeuvre on the bike. The seat angle is made steeper to allow greater pressure on the pedals.

The new Ninety-Six leverage ratio is more progressive. The higher ratio at the beginning of the travel makes the suspension sensitive to small impacts, and the progression gives it great support in the mid-travel.

The new P-FLEX system means there is no seat / chainstay pivot point, which saves weight, improves stiffness. The properties of carbon and the leaf-spring-like frame design allow sufficient flex without having an impact on durability.

  • Lightweight CF4 carbon frame
  • FOX Float DPS Performance Elite shock and RockShox SID 120mm fork
  • Shimano Deore / SLX 1 x 12 transmission with Race Face Aeffect crank
  • Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II tyres
  • Dropper post
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • material: carbon
  • 29x2.3" max. wheelsize
  • 148x12mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL
  • Air
  • 120mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • lockout
  • 44mm fork offset
  • 29x2.6" max. wheelsize
  • 29mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • 110x15mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 148x12mm width rear hub, 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 29x2.3"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
  • 29x2.3"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
  • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
  • 34 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
crank size 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
bottom bracket Race Face BSA 68/73 – 24mm
  • 10-51 teeth
  • 12 speed
chain KMC X12
headset MERIDA-8151 1-1/8"-1.5" cartridge bearing set
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -8° stem angle
  • 60 mm all sizes
stem size 60 mm all sizes
  • material: aluminium
  • 760mm width
  • flat
grip Rock Shox TwistLoc grip
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • S: 125mm travel seatpost - M/L: 150mm travel seatpost - XL 175mm travel seatpost
remote lever Twistloc
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size S M L XL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29"
St Seat Tubes mm 400 440 470 500
Tt Top Tubes mm 581 601 624 648
Cs Chain Stays mm 435 435 435 435
HTA head tube angle [°] 67 67 67 67
STA seat tube angle [°] 75 75 75 74.5
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 36 36 36 36
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 95 95 105 115
Fl Fork Lengths mm 530 530 530 530
R Reach mm 420 440 460 480
S Stacks mm 595 595 605 614
Wb Wheel Base mm 1136 1156 1180 1203
Sh Stand Over Height mm 740 741 747 749

Technology

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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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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.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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NANO MATRIX CARBON

To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.

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AWS

When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.

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NON-SLIP TIGHTENING

Selected bolts can be tightened via a TORX 30 key from just one side, without running the risk that the opposite side slips or turns, allowing faster and more straightforward tightening of important hardware components.

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P-FLEX

The compliance of the material and the specific shaping of the tubes, allows the frame to flex near the seat and chainstay junction, making a pivot point obsolete. By not fitting a pivot point at the seat and chainstay junction, we save weight as well as add stiffness.

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WIRE PORT

All control cables like gear, brake and dropper post cable enter the frame through a specifically shaped headset cap, cleaning up the cockpit area while also keeping them out of harm's way. Only the internally routed cable for the rear shock lockout enters the frame directly into the top tube for extra smooth lockout action.

WIRE PORT