BIG.NINE 5000

 

Made for racing but also with ambitious trail and long-distance riding in mind, our BIG.NINE 5000 carbon hardtail offers a comfortable and inspiring ride whatever distance or trail you put in front of it.
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You like fast and flowy trail sessions through the woods. You seek out the climbs as much as the descents, and you don't shy away from testing your strength and skills in the occasional XC or marathon race. If any of this is true, then the 5000 might be the perfect bike for you. Our compliant carbon frame featuring FLEX STAY technology helps to absorb some of the trail shatter, thus keeping you fresh for the final climb.

Mountain biking is one of the most varied cycling disciplines and probably the most demanding when it comes to equipment. While full suspension bikes offer amazing riding characteristics, the classic hardtail remains one of the purest tools for the job. Our 29er wheel equipped BIG.NINE range comes in carbon and aluminium and features multiple geometry options. The carbon and LITE framed BIG.NINE, with its racing geometry, is an ideal companion on XC and marathon race tracks whilst the more relaxed geometry of the BIG.NINE TFS and SPEED offers a more comfortable, upright riding position. Our classic hardtails are the backbone of our range and showcase the enormous wealth of experience and knowledge we could gain in almost half a century of bike production and manufacturing. The BIG.NINE range symbolises the symbiosis between modern frame technology, attention to detail and craftsmanship 'Made in Taiwan'.

  • CF3 carbon frame with 29er wheels
  • RockShox Reba 100 mm travel suspension fork with remote lockout
  • Tubeless ready wheelset and fast Maxxis tyres
  • Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drivetrain and hydraulic brakes
  • Dropper post ready frame
  • Carbon seat post
  • material: carbon
  • 29 wheelsize
  • 148x12mm axle standard
  • BB92 bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
color BLACK/ORANGE
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
  • 51mm fork offset
headset FSA NO.55E
  • material: aluminium
  • 760mm width
  • flat
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -6° stem angle
  • S-70 mm, M-80 mm, L-90 mm, XL-100 mm, XXL-110 mm
grip MERIDA EXPERT EC
derailleur (r) Shimano XT M8100 Shadow+
shifters Shimano SLX
  • material: carbon
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
chain KMC X12
  • 32 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 10-51 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom braket Shimano MT500-PA pressfit
  • 110x15mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 148x12mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 22.8mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
spokes Double Butted Black stainless
  • 29x2.2"
  • wire
max. weight 135 kg
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size S M L XL XXL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
ST seat tube [mm] 380 444 483 532 584
TT top tube [mm] 585 605 625 645 665
CS chain stay length [mm] 433 433 433 433 433
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 65 65 65 65 65
HT head tube [mm] 95 100 110 125 145
FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
R reach [mm] 402 421 438 454 468
S stack [mm] 617 622 631 645 664
WB wheel base [mm] 1080 1101 1121 1142 1163
SH stand over height [mm] 681 744 778 819 842

Technologies

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FLEX-STAY

The seat and chainstay profile and carbon lay-up schedule are adapted to work like a flat leaf spring, absorbing surface bumps and reducing vibrations.

FLEX-STAY
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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

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.

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

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.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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SMART ENTRY

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.

SMART ENTRY
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DI2 READY

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.

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NANO MATRIX CARBON

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%.

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AWS

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.