NINETY-SIX 7000

 

There was a time when you had to choose between trail bike descending and cross-country climbing ability. Not any more, with naturally speedy genes boosted by a 120 mm fork and aggressive rubber.
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There used to be a time when you had to choose between trail bike performance and cross-country race ready weight. Not any more. Say hello to the NINETY-SIX 7000. It builds on the speedy genes of our short travel race winner with a CF4 carbon frame and adds a whole new layer of capability thanks to a longer travel 120 mm Fox 34 Float SC Performance Elite fork paired to 100 mm out back. Add in more aggressive tyres and larger four piston front brake and you're ready to rock.

The NINETY-SIX is the new and exciting reincarnation of our former World Cup proven XC and marathon machine. It inherits the forward-surging race genes of the old NINETY-SIX and combines it with a new readiness and ability to tackle today’s demanding XC and marathon courses. The carbon fibre frame platform and P-FLEX suspension is the perfect basis for a fun-packed, fast and trail loving short travel full suspension machine that helps define what a modern cross country race bike should be. It's able to take on the rougher than ever world-class race tracks as well as the trail riders who want hyper-speed climbing with the ability to descent like never before. If you're after lightning quick climbing with downhill 'downcountry' capability, this model comes with a longer 120 mm travel fork more aggressive tyres and a more powerful front brake compared to our race-focussed 'RC' models.

  • Lightweight CF4 carbon frame with 100 mm travel and P-FLEX technology
  • Modern aggressive geometry with dropper seatpost
  • 120 mm travel Fox 34 Float SC Performance Elite fork for increased capability
  • Carbon fibre Reynolds TR 309 wheels and aggressive Maxxis tyres
  • Powerful Shimano XT 4-piston front brake
  • 12-speed Shimano/Race Face single chainring drivetrain

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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 METALLIC MERIDA GREEN (BLACK)
  • Air
  • 120mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
  • 44mm fork offset
  • 29x2.4" max. wheelsize
  • 4 piston
  • 2 piston
  • flat mount
headset MERIDA 8151
  • material: aluminium
  • 760mm width
  • flat
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -8° stem angle
  • 60 mm
grip Rock Shox TwistLoc grip
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • S: 125mm travel seatpost - M 150mm travel seatpost - L/XL 170mm travel seatpost
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
chain Shimano XT
  • 32 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 10-51 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom bracket BB, BSA 73mm– Ø30mm, Ext. Seal
  • 110x15mm width front hub
  • 148x12mm width rear hub
  • 30/28mm inner width
  • Centerlock
  • Shimano 12 Speed
  • material: carbon
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 29x2.3"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
  • 29x2.3"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
  • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
spokes Double Butted Black stainless
max. weight 135 kg
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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 bracked 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

To reduce production and delivery times, we are sometimes forced to make last-minute specification changes. Please be aware that those changes might not be reflected on these product pages and images.

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.