BIG.NINE 80

 

Dependable do-it-all hardtail with a double-butted aluminium frame, 100 mm RockShox fork and 29" wheels, plus quality Shimano drivetrain and hydraulic brakes for all-weather stopping power.
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The perfect partner for mountain bike adventures as well as a rugged day-to-day companion, the BIG.NINE 80 uses a quality double-butted aluminium frame with comfortable geometry and smooth rolling 29er wheels to tame the bumps. Add in the control of a 100 mm RockShox suspension fork, plus the dependable performance of a Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and powerful hydraulic disc brakes and it's ready to adventure at the weekend or be a utilitarian partner in the week.

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.

  • Double butted aluminium frame with 29er wheels Less aggressive and more upright geometry for maximum control and comfort RockShox 100 mm travel air suspension fork with lockout Shimano 9-speed drivetrain Hydraulic disc brakes* Internal cable routing
  • 100 mm suspension travel
  • material: aluminum
  • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
  • 135x9 mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
color MATT DARK SILVER (SILVER)
  • Coil
  • 100 mm suspension travel Lockout
  • 46 mm fork offset
  • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
headset MERIDA M2345
  • material: aluminium
  • 690 mm width
  • 15 mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8 mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
  • 70 mm-S, 80 mm-M, 90 mm-L, 100 mm-XL, 110 mm-XXL
grip MERIDA EC
shifters Shimano CUES U4000-9R
  • 30.9 mm diameter
  • 15 mm setback
  • material: aluminium
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
saddle MERIDA Sport comfort
pedal VP VPE-891
chain Shimano CN-LG500
  • 32 teeth
  • MAT Aluminium
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
bottom bracket Shimano BB-UN101 73-123
  • 100x9 mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9 mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 17 mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
spokes Black steel

weighed at frame size M

  • 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] 370 430 470 510 560
TT top tube [mm] 570 590 610 630 650
CS chain stay length [mm] 440 440 440 440 440
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73 73 73
BD bottom bracket drop [mm] 60 60 60 60 60
HT head tube [mm] 100 115 130 145 160
FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
R reach [mm] 382 398 414 429 445
S stack [mm] 614 628 642 656 670
WB wheel base [mm] 1069 1090 1110 1131 1152
SH stand over height [mm] 679 727 763 800 843

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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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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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.

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