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  • 100mm suspension travel
  • material: carbon
  • 29x2.3" max. wheelsize
  • 148x12mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL
color MATT STEEL BLUE (GLOSSY BROWN)
  • Air
  • 120mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
  • 44mm fork offset
  • 29x2.8" max. wheelsize
  • 2 piston
  • flat mount
headset MERIDA-8151 1-1/8"-1.5" cartridge bearing set
  • material: carbon
  • 740mm width
  • flat
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -20° stem angle
grip Rock Shox TwistLoc grip
derailleur (r) Sram GX Eagle
shifter front Shimano SL -MT800-IL
shifter rear Sram GX Eagle
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • S: 125mm travel seatpost - M 150mm travel seatpost - L/XL 170mm travel seatpost
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
saddle SCRATCH M5 PAS
chain Sram XX1 Eagle
crank 175mm-M up
  • 10-52 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom bracket BB DUB BSA 73 MTB
  • 110x15mm width front hub
  • 148x12mm width rear hub
  • 30mm inner width
  • Centerlock
  • Shimano 12 Speed
  • material: carbon
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
  • 29x2.3"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
  • 29x2.3"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
  • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key

weighed with 29" wheels and at frame size M, without pedals

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size S M L XL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29"
ST seat tube [mm] 400 440 470 500
TT top tube [mm] 581 601 624 648
CS chain stay length [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 drop [mm] 36 36 36 36
HT head tube [mm] 95 95 105 115
FL fork length [mm] 530 530 530 530
R reach [mm] 420 440 460 480
S stack [mm] 595 595 605 614
WB wheel base [mm] 1136 1156 1180 1203
SH stand over height [mm] 740 741 747 749
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 A2191000227 HEAD SET Acros AIX-585 1
2 A2136000017 MOUNT for bottle cage 1
3 A2298000185 SCREW M5x0.8 L10mm 4 3~5
4 A2298000145 SCREW M5x0.8 L25mm 1 3~5
5 A2300000477 BOLT M10x1 OD15/17mm L65mm 1
6 A2300000476 SCREW M10x1 L15mm 1 14~16
7 A2221000040 BEARING 172607V-2RS OD26mm ID17mm W7mm 1
8 A2221000043 BEARING 3802V-2RS OD24mm ID15mm W7mm 1
9 A2294000102 WASHER OD21mm ID17.1mm H3mm 1
10 A2294000016 WASHER OD19mm ID15.1mm H3mm 1
11 A2300000577 SCREW M6x1 L13,5mm 3 6~8
12 A2300000471 BOLT M6x1 OD10mm L39mm 1
13 A2300000472 BOLT M6x1 OD10mm L34mm 1
14 A2300000473 BOLT M6x1 OD10mm L55mm 1
15 A2181000005 WASHER OD15mm ID10.1mm H27mm 1
16 A2221000034 BEARING 6800V-2RS OD19mm ID10mm W5mm 3
17 A2294000085 WASHER OD15.5mm ID10.1mm H2mm 3
18 A2300000578 SCREW M6x1 L13mm 1 6~8
19 A2300000475 BOLT M6x1 OD10/12mm L55mmM6x1 OD10/12mm L55mm 1
20 A2221000035 BEARING 6801V-2RS OD21mm ID12mm W5mm 1
21 A2294000105 WASHER OD17mm ID12.1mm H2mm 1
22 A2258000225 CABLE GUIDE for RD and rear brake 1
23 A2300000501 SCREW M4x0.7 L16mm 1 1,5~2
24 A2300000485 SCREW M4x0.7 L6mm 1 1,5~2
25 A2298000113 SCREW M6x1 L16mm 1 6~8
26 A2300000484 SCREW M4x0.7 L10mm 1 1,5~2
27 A2294000167 WASHER OD6.4mm ID12mm H0.5mm 1
28 A2232000030 MOUNT Mount for chain guide 1
29 A2232000028 CHAIN GUIDE for 30T-38T 1
30 A2258000079 CABLE PLUG for mechanical 1
31 A2258000052 BLIND PLUG for wireless RD 1
32 A2311000102 RD-HANGER UDH 1
33 A2298000059 SCREW M5x0.8 L15mm 2 3~5
34 A2002000135 THRU AXLE EXPERT TR; L=178.5mm M12x1 TL=13.5mm 1
35 A2358000113 PROTECTOR for down tube 1
36 A2352000066 PROTECTOR for chain stay 1
37 A2352000037 TUBE foam; ID6mm L450mm 1
38 A2352000037 TUBE foam; ID6mm L450mm 1

HIGHLIGHTS

Ability to fit two water bottles into the frame without making the bottles difficult to reach. Perfect for long marathon races and extended trail sessions.

In line with today's more demanding and aggressive XC course as well as the rising interest in light yet capable short-travel bikes of the 'down country' segment, we have slackened the head angle by 1.5°(trail version even 3°), increased the reach, lowered the bottom bracket and standover height and steepened the seat angle by 1.5 – 2°.

To save weight and further improve the frame stiffness, we have removed the seat-/chainstay pivot point. Instead of a classic bearing, the material properties of the frame allow sufficient flex without having an impact on durability.

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.

An additional fixing point behind the head tube offers the option to attach a spare tube, tool or small spare parts safely and securely.

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.

Technologies

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Steering precision is vital to safe and confident handling, and the X-TAPER HEADTUBE allows us to significantly boost this precision. A larger headset diameter at the bottom paired with a smaller one at the top helps to deal with the strains modern riding and equipment can put on the headtube, all without adding unnecessary weight. It allows tapered forks to be fitted with ease and delivers precise and confidence-inspiring steering.

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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

On the majority of our frames, we run the gear and brake cables and hoses through the frame. The cables enter and exit the frame through smooth sockets, or we use one of our other systems like SMART ENTRY or WIRE PORT to be routed through. Running the cables inside the frame protects them from the elements, gives a clean and neat look and can offer aerodynamic advantages.

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NANO MATRIX CARBON

NANO MATRIX CARBON is a special kind of carbon fibre where we add extremely tiny, nano-scale particles to the resin that binds the individual carbon fibres together. These then work on a molecular level to protect them from damage. It’s so effective that it can actually increase the finished carbon fibre’s impact resistance by up to 40%, allowing us to build stronger and lighter composite frames that result in a faster and tougher bike.

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AWS ANTI WRINKLE SYSTEM

This is a method we use to manufacture our carbon fibre frames. First, the carbon fibre that makes up the frame is laid around special formers. We then use a bladder to compress the layers against the outside of the frame mould, giving a smooth and wrinkle-free internal finish, removing any voids in between the layers of carbon that can cause potential weak points, resulting in a stronger, lighter frame.

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NON-SLIP TIGHTENING

This system means you only need a single tool to tighten important bolts, making it easy to secure them while out on the trail and also making routine maintenance faster and simpler. The bolts have a specially shaped head on one end that fits into a matching recess in the frame, preventing rotation. That means there is no hardware bonded into the frame itself, so damaged threads or bolts can be easily replaced.

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P-FLEX

A suspension design where the traditional pivot point on the seat stay is eliminated in favour of a flexstay design. This uses the compliance of the material and specific shaping of the tubes to allow for the seat and chain stays to move apart as the suspension moves through the travel. By removing this pivot point at the seat and chain stay junction, we save weight, reduce maintenance needs and add stiffness to the frame structure.

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WIRE PORT

MERIDA designed headsets that enable all control cables from the handlebar to enter the frame through the headset cover, creating a clean and uncluttered look, allowing for a lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic frame structure than with conventional cable ports. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including the bar and stem) or semi-integrated, where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.

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