BIG NINE 20

Aluminium hardtail, sporting fast-rolling 29er wheels, our more comfort-focused geometry, 100 mm of front suspension and a double chainset setup, giving you plenty of gears to choose from and lots of comfort and control during your next adventure.
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Our heartland has always been bombproof aluminium hardtails. Half a century of frame building experience counts for a lot.

We've made a few changes to the UK range, upgrading the Big Nine and Big Seven 20 to use the sophisticated TFS frame and creating the UK Exclusive Big Nine and Big Seven 80 featuring a RockShox branded fork and Shimano Deore 1 x 12.

All Big Seven and Big Nine frames feature:

- full internal cable routing, for a clean, neat set up
- tapered headtube offering the potential for future upgrade
- inboard disc brake mounts to protect the brake and maximise stopping power

Reliability is enhanced by the inclusion of as much Shimano componentry as possible.

There are a wide range of sizes; Big Nine for taller riders, Big Seven for shorter riders with a healthy overlap of sizes in between.

For riders in the middle, riding style can be taken into account. If you are looking for speed and efficiency choose a Big Nine, if you are looking for agility choose a Big Seven.

  • Sophisticated aluminium frame
  • Tapered head tube and internal cable routing
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • 2 x 8 Shimano drivetrain
  • Lockout fork
  • Shimano hubs & chainset
  • material: aluminum
  • 29 wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size M, L, XL, XXL
  • Coil
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • lockout
  • 17mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 100x9mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 36-22
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M/XXL
crank size 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M/XXL
bottom bracket FSA TH-7420ST-W, Cartridge Bearing
  • 11-32 teeth
  • 8 speed
chain Sunrace M84
shifters Shimano ST-EF505
front derailleur Shimano FD-M315-TS
rear derailleur Shimano RD-M360
  • BR-MT200 brake caliper
headset MERIDA M2345
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
  • 70 mm-S, 80 mm-M, 90 mm-L, 100 mm-XL, 110 mm-XXL
stem size 70 mm-S, 80 mm-M, 90 mm-L, 100 mm-XL, 110 mm-XXL
  • material: aluminium
  • 690mm width
  • 15mm rise
grip MERIDA EC
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
saddle MERIDA Sport comfort
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
pedal VP VPE-891
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size M L XL XXL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29"
St Seat Tubes mm 430 470 510 560
Tt Top Tubes mm 590 610 630 650
Cs Chain Stays mm 440 440 440 440
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 60 60 60 60
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 115 130 145 160
Fl Fork Lengths mm 506 506 506 506
R Reach mm 398 414 429 445
S Stacks mm 628 642 656 670
Wb Wheel Base mm 1090 1110 1131 1152
Sh Stand Over Height mm 727 763 800 843

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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SMOOTH WELDING

Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.

SMOOTH WELDING
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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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DOWN TUBE EXIT

Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.

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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).

K-MOUNT
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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.