Color variants

  • 96mm suspension travel
frame size M, L, XL
color MATT-UD (RED)
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
brake front Shimano XT
brake rear Shimano XT
brake lever Shimano XT
headset FSA NO.55E
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -17° stem angle
grip MERIDA Team CC
derailleur (f) no
derailleur (r) Shimano XT Shadow+
shifter front no
shifter rear Shimano XT
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • Carbon
seat clamp MERIDA Expert
saddle Prologo Scratch
chain KMC X11
  • 11-46 teeth
  • 11 speed
bottom braket Shimano MT800-PA Pressfit
  • 110x15mm width front hub
  • 148x12mm width rear hub
  • 23mm inner width
  • AFS (Centerlock)
  • 29x2.2"
  • folding
  • RaceSport
  • 29x2.2"
  • folding
  • RaceSport
hub front attached
axle rear JD-QR48R Boost axle 12x148mm
spokes attached

weighed at frame size M (w/o pedals)

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size M L XL
Tire Sizes 29" 29" 29"
Frame Size CM 46 51 56
ST seat tube [mm] 460 510 560
TT top tube [mm] 590 615 640
CS chain stay length [mm] 437 437 437
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 74.5 74.5 74.5
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 40 40 40
HT head tube [mm] 100 115 130
FL fork length [mm] 503 503 503
R reach [mm] 429 449 468
S stack [mm] 589 603 617
WB wheel base [mm] 1118 1143 1168
SH stand over height [mm] 768 773 776
Body Height Cm < 183 177 - 190 > 187


CF3 main triangle combined with CF5 rear triangle. Full carbon with ‘Nano Matrix’ for additional impact resistance. ‘Smart Entry’ cable routing for rattle free running. Super stiff power transfer and agile handling provided by the tapered head tube, Boost axle standard and asymmetric chainstays.

Not just race proven by the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM in their final 2016 season but still competed on by living mountain bike legends like Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå and José Antonio Hermida who are looking for lightning fast acceleration, great climbing and descending ability as well as super low weight. 

Rough trails and increased cornering speeds demand precise steering. Our tapered head tube with 1 1/8" bearings in the top and 1 1/2" at the base, combined with a tapered fork, allow this, giving the rider the confidence to push into the next corner that little bit harder.

You will find a NINETY-SIX to match your frame material requirements as well as your budget. We have the latest carbon technology with the superlight CF5 frame, a more budget-friendly full carbon CF4 frame, a carbon front triangle with aluminium rear (CFA) through to a triple butted, hydroformed 6066 aluminium frame.

Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trail gets rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.

All models offer Boost technology at the front and rear. The shallower axle standard of 110 mm (front) and 148 mm (rear) allows for a wider spoke angle, resulting in a stiffer and stronger wheel, hugely beneficial on these bikes given the impacts they endure.




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.



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.



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



Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails or roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.



Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.



A single-pivot rear suspension system optimised for XC riding and 1x drivetrains. A super light (80 g) carbon rocker and linkage system create a light, efficient rear end, totally eliminating pedal-bob.



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%.



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.