ONE-FORTY 500

 

Ride further and faster than ever before, all without spending a fortune. Radical geometry delivers handling that'd as adept uphill as down, while solid, high-value kit won't leave you stranded.
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Trail riding is all about going further, faster than ever before. Our ONE-FORTY 500 positively encourages you to do that thanks to an all-aluminium frame with our radical test and award-winning trail geometry that's equally happy cleaning the toughest climbs as it is ripping down high-mountain trails. There's no point getting out there if you can't get back, which is why we've fitted high-value kit that delivers solid performance. Marzocchi and RockShox take care of the suspension, while a wide-range Shimano 12-speed drivetrain turns your effort into go and four-piston brakes turn the lightest touch into slow.

The test and award-winning ONE-FORTY is the ultimate trail bike, made for the toughest trails in the world. It’s the pinnacle of modern trail riding, with a super-steep 80° seat angle, low front end and bottom bracket allow it to clear the most technical climbs, while longer reach figures across all sizes and a well-balanced 65° head angle mean it’s still more than capable of ripping any descent. With our AGILOMETER sizing system, riders can run a longer or shorter reach frame independently of their height, with suspension that becomes more progressive as you size up to better cope with heavier/harder riders. We’ve focussed on weight reduction and rolling speed too, for improved efficiency. All bikes come with long travel dropper posts, WIRE PORT cable routing and a reliable threaded bottom bracket plus carbon frames have on-board tool storage and Fidlock magnetic bottle cages.

  • Full aluminium frame with FAST kinematic suspension and AGILOMETER sizing
  • Radical trail geometry with full 29er wheels
  • 230 mm travel-adjustable dropper post
  • Marzocchi and RockShox suspension, 150 mm front, 143 mm rear
  • Wide-range Shimano 12-speed drivetrain
  • Powerful 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes
  • 143 mm suspension travel 29"
  • material: aluminium
  • 29x2.5" max. wheelsize
  • 148x12 mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size XShort, Short, Mid, Long, XLong
color SILK DARK STRAWBERRY (RED/BLACK)
  • Air
  • 150 mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • 44 mm fork offset
  • Upper and lower IPS sealing
  • material: aluminium
  • 780 mm width
  • XS/S 18 mm rise
  • M/L/XL 30 mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 35 mm diameter
  • 0° stem angle
  • 40 mm
grip MERIDA EXPERT EC
shifters Shimano SL-MT500-IL / Shimano Deore M6100
  • 34.9 mm diameter
  • 10 mm setback
  • XS/S: 150 mm travel seatpost - M: 170 mm travel seatpost - L/XL: 200 mm travel seatpost
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
chain KMC X12
  • 32 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 10-51 teeth
  • 12 speed
  • 110x15 mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 148x12 mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 110x15 mm width front hub
  • 148x12 mm width rear hub
  • 28 mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • 29"
  • 29x2.5"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTera
  • 29x2.4"
  • fold
  • TR EXO+ MaxxTerra
  • including removeable lever, 6/4 mm allen key
spokes Black stainless
  • Total weight of bike, rider and luggage
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XShort Short Mid Long XLong
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
ST seat tube [mm] 400 410 425 445 470
TT top tube [mm] 532 559 586 618 649
CS chain stay length [mm] 437.5 437.5 437.5 437.5 437.5
HTA head tube angle [°] 65 65 65 65 65
STA seat tube angle [°] 80 80 80 80 80
BD bottom bracket drop [mm] 35 35 35 35 35
HT head tube [mm] 95 95 95 105 120
FL fork length [mm] 557 557 557 557 557
R reach [mm] 426 453 480 509 535
S stack [mm] 607 607 607 616 629
WB wheel base [mm] 1177 1204 1232 1265 1298
SH stand over height [mm] 730 735 738 735 730
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 A2300000625 BOLT M6x1 OD10mm L39mm 1
2 A2294000196 WASHER for M6 sunkenhead screw OD16mm 1
3 A2298000113 SCREW M6x1 L16mm 2 8~10
4 A2300000608 SCREW M8x1 1 11~12
5 A2292000102 WASHER OD19mm ID15mm H0,3mm 1
6 A2036000032 MOUNT for shock without bushing 1
7 A2294000102 WASHER OD21mm ID17.1mm H3mm 5
8 A2221000058 BEARING 6803V-2RS OD26mm ID17mm W5mm 4
9 A2294000182 LOCK RING for bearing 2
10 A2300000684 SCREW M15x1 L16mm 2 23~25
11 A2294000105 WASHER OD17mm ID12.1mm H2mm 1
12 A2294000205 WASHER OD15.5mm ID10.1mm H2mm 1
13 A2221000035 BEARING 6801V-2RS OD21mm ID12mm W5mm 1
14 A2221000034 BEARING 6800V-2RS OD19mm ID10mm W5mm 1
15 A2294000197 WASHER for M6 sunkenhead screw OD18.5mm 1
16 A2300000475 BOLT M6x1 OD10/12mm L55mm 1 8~10
17 A2300000683 SCREW M15x1 L18.5mm 2 23~25
18 A2302000082 NUT M15x1 flipchip 2
19 A2031000093 LINK 1
20 A2258000239 CABLE GUIDE 1
21 A2300000151 SCREW M4x0.7 L12mm 1 3~5
22 A2294000016 WASHER OD19mm ID15.1mm H3mm 1
23 A2300000598 BOLT M6x1 OD15/17mm L55mm 1 8~10
24 A2221000040 BEARING 172607V-2RS OD26mm ID17mm W7mm 1
25 A2221000043 BEARING 3802V-2RS OD24mm ID15mm W7mm 1
26 A2300000609 SCREW M10x1 L15mm 1 15~17
27 A2311000102 RD-HANGER UDH 1
1 A21610000211 CABLE GUIDE for headtube 1
2 A2161000227 MOUNT for tube/accesoires 1
3 A2298000004 SCREW M5x0.8 L15mm 4 8~10
4 A2161000079 COVER for service opening 1
5 A2300000231 SCREW M3x0.5 L8mm 1
6 A2164000062 MOUNT ISCG-05 1
7 A2298000107 SCREW M6x1 L12mm 1 6~8
8 A2292000008 WASHER OD10mm ID6.2mm H3mm 2
9 A2232000042 MOUNT Mount for chain guide 1
10 A2232000028 CHAIN GUIDE for 28T-36T 1
11 A2300000484 SCREW M4x0.7 L10mm 1 1,5~2
12 A2292000106 WASHER OD10mm ID6.2mm H0.5mm 2
13 A2298000224 SCREW M6x1 L16mm 2 6~8
14 A2116000239 PROTECTOR 1
15 A2300000318 SCREW M4x0.7 L12mm 3 3~5
16 A2136000076 MOUNT PM200 1
17 A2298000409 SCREW M6x1 L12mm 3 11~12
18 A2158000078 PROTECTOR for chain stay 1
19 A2258000117 CABLE PLUG for brake 1
20 A2191000231 HEAD SET Acros AIX-586 1
21 A2358000131 PROTECTOR for down tube 1
22 A2358000132 PROTECTOR for down tube 1
23 A2362000121 PROTECTOR for seat stay 1
24 A2002000135 THRU AXLE EXPERT TR; L=178.5mm M12x1 TL=13.5mm 1
25 A2029000034 TUBE foam; ID5mm L600mm 2
26 A2029000042 TUBE foam; ID6mm L600mm 1
27 A2311000102 RD-HANGER UDH 1

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

‘C-Mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated (some bikes require model specific rear rack), making fitting fast, simple and reliable. 

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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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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.

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FAST KINEMATIC

Suspension system that uses a Flexstay design to reduce weight and maintenance, is Adjustable to run 29” or 27.5” wheels without altering the geometry and has Size Tuned shock progression that increases with frame size, so lighter and smaller riders can access all of the travel and heavier riders get the support they need on big hits.

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LONG FENDER

An optional extra coverage mudguard that bolts rigidly to the back end of our bikes, protecting the rider from dirt and water spray while reducing noise, movement and prevent damage to the paintwork.

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