23 Nov 2022

One-Sixty 8000 tried and tested by MBUK


The team of BikeRadar, which works closely together on some of their review features with the MBUK crew, already shared their hugely positive findings on our new One-Sixty 8000 at the end of September – details here. Now it was MBUK's time to let their readers know how our new enduro bike performs out in the wild.

Like many other testers, the team was impressed by the pedalling efficiency, the outstanding traction and the fact that the "One-Sixty is no slouch on the descents with its long reach, slack front end, supple rear and stout, well-damped tyres".

On top of that, "The One-Sixty particularly impresses in chattery or off-camber corners, where traction is excellent, with the bike resisting skittering towards the outside of the turn or shimmying down the slope".

"Sublimely smooth, seriously well-specced and generously proportioned – good job, Merida!"

+ Excellent cornering traction
+ Supple suspension softens blows
+ Well-considered spec

To read the full review, make sure you grab the latest issue of MBUK (#414) from well-stocked newsstands.

To find out more about the bike, including key features, R&D and design thinking, as well as the intended use, go here.