Hit the trails at full gas, up or down - and do it all day. Delivering trail bike performance without the weight, it can hit turf that should be out of bounds for a bike that climbs so well.
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You want to hit the trails at full gas, whether they're up or down - and you want to do it all day. The NINETY-SIX 6000 is our trail-focussed version of our cutting edge cross-country race weapon, pairing a longer travel 120 mm RockShox SID fork to our taut but effective 100 mm of rear travel. A SRAM NX 12-speed group translates effort into speed, while a larger four-piston front brake and more aggressive tyres will back you up when you hit territory that should be out of bounds for a bike that climbs so well.

The NINETY-SIX is the latest incarnation 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 descend like never before. For those that want a cross-country bike for race duties rather than high-speed trail fun, the RC models deliver a short travel punch with a 100 mm fork in the front, super fast rolling tyres and a lighter front brake.

  • Lightweight CF4 carbon frame with 100 mm travel and P-FLEX technology
  • 120 mm travel RockShox SID fork for increased capability
  • Modern aggressive geometry
  • Powerful SRAM Level 4-piston front brake
  • Aggressive Maxxis tyres
  • MERIDA dropper seat post
  • 100 mm suspension travel
  • material: carbon
  • 29x2.35" max. wheelsize
  • 148x12 mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL
  • Air
  • 120 mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • 3-Pos lockout
  • 44 mm fork offset
  • 29x2.6" max. wheelsize
  • adjustable low speed compression
  • platform
  • Upper and lower IPS sealing
  • material: aluminium
  • 760 mm width
  • flat
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8 mm diameter
  • -6° stem angle
  • 60 mm
derailleur (r) Sram NX Eagle
shifters Trans-X JD-FL MX remote / Sram NX
  • 30.9 mm diameter
  • 0 mm setback
  • S: 125 mm travel seatpost - M/L: 150 mm travel seatpost - XL 175 mm travel seatpost
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
chain Sram SX Eagle
  • 32 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 10-50 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom bracket Sram BB DUB BSA 73 MTB
  • 110x15 mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • 6 bolt
  • 148x12 mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • 6 bolt
  • 29 mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • 29x2.3"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
  • 29x2.3"
  • fold
  • TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra
  • including removeable lever, 6/4 mm allen key
spokes Double Butted Black stainless
  • weighed at frame size M
  • Weight may vary depending on bike size, finish or possible specification changes due to supply chain issues.
  • Total weight of bike, rider and luggage
Bike Frame Geometry Image
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 bracket 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
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 A2191000227 HEAD SET Acros AIX-585 1
2 A2136000017 MOUNT for bottle cage 1
3 A2298000185 SCREW M5x0.8 L10mm 4 3~5
4 A2298000145 SCREW M5x0.8 L25mm 1 3~5
5 A2300000477 BOLT M10x1 OD15/17mm L65mm 1
6 A2300000476 SCREW M10x1 L15mm 1 14~16
7 A2221000040 BEARING 172607V-2RS OD26mm ID17mm W7mm 1
8 A2221000043 BEARING 3802V-2RS OD24mm ID15mm W7mm 1
9 A2294000102 WASHER OD21mm ID17.1mm H3mm 1
10 A2294000016 WASHER OD19mm ID15.1mm H3mm 1
11 A2300000577 SCREW M6x1 L13,5mm 3 6~8
12 A2300000471 BOLT M6x1 OD10mm L39mm 1
13 A2300000472 BOLT M6x1 OD10mm L34mm 1
14 A2300000473 BOLT M6x1 OD10mm L55mm 1
15 A2181000005 WASHER OD15mm ID10.1mm H27mm 1
16 A2221000034 BEARING 6800V-2RS OD19mm ID10mm W5mm 3
17 A2294000085 WASHER OD15.5mm ID10.1mm H2mm 3
18 A2300000578 SCREW M6x1 L13mm 1 6~8
19 A2300000475 BOLT M6x1 OD10/12mm L55mmM6x1 OD10/12mm L55mm 1
20 A2221000035 BEARING 6801V-2RS OD21mm ID12mm W5mm 1
21 A2294000105 WASHER OD17mm ID12.1mm H2mm 1
22 A2258000225 CABLE GUIDE for RD and rear brake 1
23 A2300000501 SCREW M4x0.7 L16mm 1 1,5~2
24 A2300000485 SCREW M4x0.7 L6mm 1 1,5~2
25 A2298000113 SCREW M6x1 L16mm 1 6~8
26 A2300000484 SCREW M4x0.7 L10mm 1 1,5~2
27 A2294000167 WASHER OD6.4mm ID12mm H0.5mm 1
28 A2232000030 MOUNT Mount for chain guide 1
29 A2232000028 CHAIN GUIDE for 30T-38T 1
30 A2258000079 CABLE PLUG for mechanical 1
31 A2258000052 BLIND PLUG for wireless RD 1
32 A2311000102 RD-HANGER UDH 1
33 A2298000059 SCREW M5x0.8 L15mm 2 3~5
34 A2002000135 THRU AXLE EXPERT TR; L=178.5mm M12x1 TL=13.5mm 1
35 A2358000113 PROTECTOR for down tube 1
36 A2352000066 PROTECTOR for chain stay 1
37 A2352000037 TUBE foam; ID6mm L450mm 1
38 A2352000037 TUBE foam; ID6mm L450mm 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.



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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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