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  • 100mm suspension travel
  • material: carbon
  • 29 wheelsize
  • 148x12mm axle standard
  • BB92 bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL
  • Air
  • 120mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • remote lockout
  • 44mm fork offset
headset FSA NO.47/50CF
  • material: carbon
  • 740mm width
  • flat
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -6° stem angle
  • 70 mm all sizes
derailleur (r) Shimano XTR Shadow+
shifter rear Shimano XTR
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
  • S 125mm travel seatpost - M/L/XL 150mm travel seatpost
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
saddle Prologo Scratch 2
chain Shimano M9100
  • 34 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
crank size 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 10-51 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom braket Shimano BB94-41A Pressfit
  • 110x15mm width front hub
  • 148x12mm width rear hub
  • 25mm inner width
  • 6 Centerlock
  • Shimano 12 Speed
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
  • 29x2.35"
  • fold
  • TR EXO
  • 29x2.35"
  • fold
  • TR EXO
  • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
fender MERIDA MTB lite-front

weighed at frame size L and 29" wheels without pedals

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size S M L XL
Tire Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29"
Frame Size CM 40 44 48 52
ST seat tube [mm] 400 440 480 520
TT top tube [mm] 571 591 613 635.5
CS chain stay length [mm] 435 435 435 435
HTA head tube angle [°] 67.8 67.8 67.8 67.8
STA seat tube angle [°] 76 76 76 76
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 43.5 43.5 43.5 43.5
HT head tube [mm] 95 95 105 115
FL fork length [mm] 531 531 531 531
R reach [mm] 420 440 460 480
S stack [mm] 603.5 603.5 612.5 622
WB wheel base [mm] 1137 1157 1180.5 1204.5


The ONE-TWENTY RC has a very low standover height, giving the rider ample space to manoeuvre when the terrain demands it. It slightly steeper seat and head angle (in comparison to the ONE-TWENTY) provides even more efficiency and a more marathon specific trail behaviour. The short travel rear
end, make the bike an even more uncompromising climber than its bigger brother. 

Full carbon frame incorporating ‘Nano Matrix’ technology for additional impact resistance. ‘Smart Entry’ cable clamping system for rattle free running. Tapered head tube for precise steering, Boost standard and rear through axle for rear end stiffness. The floating rear shock provides 100 mm of travel.

When hitting steam climbs in a marathon race, you want to be able to quickly lock out the front fork without taking your hands off the controls. So, all our ONE-TWENTY RC come with remote lockout, allowing you to lock out the fork from a leaver on your handlebars. The rear shock lockout is positioned on the shock to keep the cockpit clean and manageable.

The more marathon focused version offers 100 mm of rear wheel travel combined with a 120 mm suspension fork, resulting in a steeper seat and head angle, making the RC even more pedalling efficient and more agile on twisty courses.

A dropper post is allowing the rider to get the saddle out of the way when the gradient gets steeper, giving him/her more space to manoeuver and control over their bike. The fitted dropper posts featuring internal cable routing and remote levers, creating a cleaner look and allowing easier ‘on the go’ saddle height adjustment.

Not just race proven by the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM in their final 2016 season but still competed on by living mountain bike legends like Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå and José Antonio Hermida who are looking for lightning fast acceleration, great climbing and descending ability as well as super low weight. 




Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.



Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.



Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.



Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails or roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.



Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.



To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.



When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.



The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver sensitive response characteristics. Our engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio, and progression meaning a ‘Float Link’ rear suspension system appears to offer more travel than the model name suggests.



Selected bolts can be tightened via a TORX 30 key from just one side, without running the risk that the opposite side slips or turns, allowing faster and more straightforward tightening of important hardware components.