BIG.NINE 15

 

Our start into the world of 29er hardtails. The larger wheels combined with the 100 mm suspension fork offer additional comfort and control, and the chosen components help tackle your next off-road adventure.
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Entry-level 29er hardtail built around our double butted aluminium frame with a more comfort inspired geometry. The 29er wheels help you cover ground quickly and impress with their outstanding 'roll over' ability. The SR Suntour fork help to improve the comfort even further, and the broad gear range of the triple chainring Shimano drivetrain let you conquer even the steepest hills with ease.

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'.

  • Double butted aluminium frame with 29er wheels
  • Less aggressive and more upright geometry for maximum control and comfort
  • SR Suntour 100 mm travel suspension fork
  • Shimano 8-speed drivetrain
  • Triple chainring setup
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • material: aluminium
  • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
color BLUE (BLACK)
  • Coil
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
  • 2 piston
  • hydraulic disc brake
headset FSA NO.10
  • material: aluminium
  • 690mm width
  • 15mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
  • 70 mm-S, 80 mm-M, 90 mm-L, 100 mm-XL, 110 mm-XXL
grip MERIDA EC
derailleur (f) Shimano FD-TY700
derailleur (r) Shimano RD-M310
shifters Micro Shift TS39-L / Micro Shift TS39-8R
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
saddle MERIDA SPORT COMFORT
pedal VP VPE-891
chain SUNRACE M84
  • 42-34-24 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M/XXL
  • 11-32 teeth
  • 8 speed
bottom bracket FSA TH-7420ST-W, CARTRIDGE BEARING
  • 100x9mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 17mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
spokes Black steel
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] 382 448 486 532 583
TT top tube [mm] 558 579 599 619 640
CS chain stay length [mm] 450 450 450 450 450
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70.5 70.5 70.5
STA seat tube angle [°] 73.5 73.5 73.5 73 73
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 60 60 60 60 60
HT head tube [mm] 100 110 120 130 140
FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
R reach [mm] 373 387 400 413 427
S stack [mm] 614 623 635 644 654
WB wheel base [mm] 1071 1092 1106 1126 1147
SH stand over height [mm] 698 755 789 829 869

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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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 grade aluminium on all our bikes. It’s particularly well suited to being shaped with our hydroforming and technoforming processes, which allow us to vary the wall thickness to create double-butted tubing and complex frame shapes. It’s also an alloy that welds easily, and once it has been carefully heat treated to maximise strength, it means we can create strong and lightweight bicycle frames for you to enjoy.

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TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

Manipulating the tube shape and thickness greatly impacts the appearance, weight and functionality of our aluminium frames. One technology that allows us to do that is TECHNO FORMING, where plain aluminium tubes get mechanically formed by using an external form and an internal metal core. The result, beautifully shaped tubes with varying wall thickness, ready to be used to create our technoformed aluminium frames.

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F-MOUNT

Being able to turn your bike into an all-weather commuter that has mudguards and other fittings can be a real plus, in particular when riding on wet and perhaps muddy roads and tracks on a regular basis. To make fitting easy, some of our bikes are F-MOUNT equipped. These integrated fittings mounts make adding mudguards fast and simple. Please note that some bikes require model-specific mudguards.

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K-MOUNT

When using your bike in an urban environment, where you might not always have the option to use a specific bike stand, a kickstand is an ideal solution to park your bike safely. Some of our bikes come with a neatly integrated K-MOUNT, which makes fitting a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand) easy. And if you don’t want to have a kickstand and prefer the clean appearance of your frame, the K-MOUNT is neatly tucked away underneath your chainstay, difficult to spot if you don’t know it is there.

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C-MOUNT

Similar to our F-MOUNT, where various fixing points for mudguards are part of the frame offering, the C-MOUNT equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated, making fitting fast, simple and reliable. The C-MOUNTS are an additional feature that improves the day-to-day versatility by adding loading capacity to your bike, ideal for commuting and shopping trips. Please note that some bikes require model-specific rear racks.