BIG.NINE 600

 

Featuring our triple-butted lightweight aluminium frame with XC and marathon focused geometry, the BIG.NINE 600 comes equipped with 29er wheels and 100 mm of front travel for your next adventure.
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Quality aluminium hardtail with triple butted and hydroformed tubing. The BIG.NINE 600 is a lightweight and race eager aluminium hardtail that is ready for your next off-road adventure. Paired with a 100 mm air suspension fork from Manitou, a 11-speed drivetrain from Shimano and powerful Shimano hydraulic brakes, the 600 combines comfort, smoothness and control.

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'.

  • Triple butted smooth welded lightweight aluminium frame with 29er wheels
  • XC and marathon focused geometry
  • Manitou Markhor 100 mm travel suspension fork with remote lockout
  • Shimano XT/Deore 12-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Dropper post ready frame
  • SMART ENTRY internal cable routing
  • material: aluminium
  • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
  • 148x12mm axle standard
  • BB92 bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
color BLUE (WHITE)
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
  • 51mm fork offset
  • 180 mm
  • 160 mm
headset MERIDA M2331
  • 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 COMP EC
shifters Shimano Deore M6100
  • material: aluminium
  • 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 bracket 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
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] 382 444 483 532 584
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] 403 422 439 455 469
S stack [mm] 614 619 628 642 661
WB wheel base [mm] 1080 1100 1121 1142 1163
SH stand over height [mm] 688 740 771 816 859

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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PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM

When creating high-end aluminium frames, we use our proven PROLITE 66 (6066) aluminium, as it is incredibly light and durable. In addition, it works exceptionally well with our hydroforming technology, allowing us to create complex shapes, featuring triple butted wall thicknesses, an almost carbon-like appearance and the best possible stiffness-to-weight ratio. While lesser alloys might be cheaper, it is the ideal choice for high-performance bicycle frames.

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HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

To get the most out of an aluminium tube in terms of shape or varying wall thickness, we apply various forms of manipulation. The most complex but also the most effective is hydroforming, where an aluminium tube is inserted into a negative mould, and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure. The end result is a perfectly shaped aluminium tube that enables us to create beautifully crafted and lightweight aluminium frames.

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FLEX STAY

By using a specific tube shape and careful design of the seat- and chainstay of our hardtail bikes, we enable them to work like flat leaf springs, absorbing surface bumps and reducing vibrations. This makes the rear end more comfortable, can improve power delivery and has a positive impact on rider fatigue. In particular, on performance bikes that are ridden over long distances and uneven surfaces, this can have a great effect on the overall riding performance and enjoyment.

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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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SMOOTH WELDING

This is a process we use to give a nice flat finish to our welds instead of the scaled, 'stack of coins' effect TIG welded joints often have. The welder uses the welding torch to go over the joint twice, helping to smooth out the filler material. It takes a lot of skill to do this, but it delivers strong and smart-looking frames that have the appearance of a carbon fibre frame at first look.

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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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DOWN TUBE EXIT

DOWN TUBE EXIT is a feature seen on some of our frames with internally routed cables. By slightly overlapping the downtube where it connects to the bottom bracket, it leaves a small space that allows cables to exit easily. This means they are easily accessible for routine maintenance or replacement, but it prevents excessive movement and noise that can cause wear and distraction.

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SMART ENTRY

Many of our frames offer internal cable routing, where the gear and brake cables are run through the frame for maximum protection and a clean look. Some internally run cables can rattle when riding over uneven surfaces, but our SMART ENTRY system prevents this from happening. Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent noisy cable movement. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with any kind of cable or wire.

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DI2 READY

Shimano's Di2 electronic shifting system offers fast, smooth and reliable shifting. In particular, in the road world, it has proven itself as the primary choice when top performance is at the top of the agenda. With that in mind, we have a broad selection of performance road frames that are Di2 READY and can accommodate the electrical cable, battery and other little tweaks that the system requires.