• 40-30-22 teeth
  • 170 mm-XS/S, 175 mm-M/L
  • 17mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
frame size S, M, L
  • material: aluminium
  • 27.5" wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
  • Coil
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • lockout
tyres MERIDA K1080
shifters Shimano ST-EF505
front derailleur Shimano FD-M2000
rear derailleur Shimano RD-M370
crank size 170 mm-XS/S, 175 mm-M/L
  • 11-32 teeth
  • 9 speed
brake lever Shimano ST-EF505
brakes Shimano ST-EF505
rotors Shimano RT10
bottom bracket Shimano BB-UN100
chain KMC M99
headset FSA NO.10P Neck15
  • material: aluminium
  • 690mm width
  • 15mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
  • 70 mm-XS/S, 80 mm-M, 90 mm-L
stem size 70 mm-XS/S, 80 mm-M, 90 mm-L
saddle MERIDA Sport comfort
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
grip MERIDA EC
pedal VP VPE-891

weighed at frame size M and 27.5" wheels without pedals

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size S M L
Tyre Sizes 27.5" 27.5" 27.5"
Frame Size cm 38 44 48
St Seat Tubes mm 380 440 480
Tt Top Tubes mm 570 590 610
Cs Chain Stays mm 435 435 435
HTA head tube angle [°] 69 69 69
STA seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 30 30 30
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 115 130 145
Fl Fork Lengths mm 487 487 487
R Reach mm 394 409 425
S Stacks mm 577 591 605
Wb Wheel Base mm 1083 1104 1125
Sh Stand Over Height mm 701 753 787
Height in cm 157 - 173 167 - 183 > 177

CATEGORY HIGHLIGHTS

Our classic hardtails are the backbone of our range and showcase the enormous wealth of experience and knowledge we were able to gain in 47 years of bike production and manufacturing. The BIG.NINE and BIG.SEVEN range symbolises the symbiosis between modern frame technology, attention to detail and craftsmanship 'Made in Taiwan'.

Following in the footsteps of BIG.NINE/SEVEN TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame also received a makeover for the 2019 season. 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.

6061 series double butted and technoformed aluminium. Redesigner in 2019 using a new tube set 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. 

All models down to the BIG.NINE LITE frame level 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.

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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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.