A race ready cross-country bike at a pocket friendly price. Our high-value aluminium frame is paired with quality kit from the likes of Shimano and Manitou to deliver dependable performance and fun.
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Ready to race, without ruining the budget. Our BIG.NINE 700 is a cross-country bike that's more capable than most, with our high-value LITE aluminium frame paired with loads of comfort and control from high-volume tyres and plenty of clearance. Progressive geometry and AGILOMETER sizing boost confidence to new heights, while a 100 mm travel lockout-equipped Manitou fork, Shimano 12-speed drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes means it's ready to take on the trails, inside or outside the tape.

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 updated CF carbon and LITE aluminium framed BIG.NINE offer truly modern geometry with increased standover clearance and handling stability to better deal with the tough race tracks of today, with downcountry ready TR options that boost fork travel and add in aggressive tyres and dropper posts. 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 over half a century of bike production and manufacturing. The BIG.NINE range represents the symbiosis between modern frame technology, attention to detail and craftsmanship 'Made in Taiwan' symbolises.

  • High-performance LITE aluminium frame with 2.4" tyre clearance
  • Progressive geometry with AGILOMETER sizing for confident handling
  • Manitou fork with 100 mm travel and remote lockout
  • Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain for crisp shifting
  • Fast rolling Maxxis tyres with MERIDA rims on Shimano hubs
  • Powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • material: aluminium
  • 29x2.4" max. wheelsize
  • 148x12 mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Air
  • 100 mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
  • 44 mm fork offset
  • Upper and lower IPS sealing
  • material: aluminium
  • 760 mm width
  • flat
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8 mm diameter
  • -6° stem angle
  • S, M: 60 mm, L, XL: 70 mm, XXL: 80 mm
shifters Shimano Deore M6100
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9 mm diameter
  • 0 mm 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
  • 110x15 mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 148x12 mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 25 mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • tubeless ready
  • including removeable lever, 6/4 mm allen key
spokes 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 XXL
Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
ST seat tube [mm] 380 410 440 470 500
TT top tube [mm] 591 611 633 655 678
CS chain stay length [mm] 430 430 430 430 430
HTA head tube angle [°] 68 68 68 68 68
STA seat tube angle [°] 75.3 75.3 75.3 75.3 75.3
BD bottom bracket drop [mm] 65 65 65 65 65
HT head tube [mm] 95 95 105 115 125
FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
R reach [mm] 432 452 472 492 512
S stack [mm] 606 606 615 624 634
WB wheel base [mm] 1123 1143 1167 1190 1214
SH stand over height [mm] 704 704 710 731 752
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 A2161000211 CABLE GUIDE for headtube 1
2 A2191000231 HEAD SET Acros AIX-586 1
3 A2161000227 MOUNT for tube/accesoires 1
4 A2298000071 SCREW M5x0.8 L15mm 6 3~5
5 A2029000037 TUBE foam; ID6mm L450mm 3
6 A2160000025 O-RING OD11mm ID6mm 1
7 A2164000062 MOUNT ISCG-05 1
8 A2298000107 SCREW M6x1 L12mm 1 6~8
9 A2294000167 WASHER OD12mm ID6.4mm H0.5mm 2
10 A2232000028 CHAIN GUIDE for 28T-36T 1
11 A2232000042 MOUNT Mount for chain guide 1
12 A2300000484 SCREW M4x0.7 L10mm 1 1.5~2
13 A2292000106 WASHER OD10mm ID6.2mm H0.5mm 2
14 A2298000224 SCREW M6x1 L16mm 2 6~8
15 A2352000097 PROTECTOR for chain stay 1
16 A2002000135 THRU AXLE EXPERT TR; L=178.5mm M12x1 TL=13.5mm 1
17 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.



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‘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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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