• material: carbon
  • 29 wheelsize
  • 148x12mm axle standard
  • BB92 bottom bracket standard
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
color MATT OCEAN BLUE (GLOSSY SILVER-BLUE)
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
  • 51mm fork offset
headset FSA NO.55E
  • material: aluminium
  • 720mm width
  • flat
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • -17° stem angle
  • S-70 mm, M-80 mm, L-90 mm, XL-100 mm, XXL-110 mm
grip MERIDA EXPERT EC
derailleur (r) Sram GX Eagle
shifter rear Sram GX Eagle
  • material: carbon
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
saddle MERIDA EXPERT CC
chain Sram GX Eagle
  • 32 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
crank size 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 10-50 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom braket Sram BB DUB PF MTB 92
  • 22.8mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • 110x15mm width front hub, 32 spoke holes
  • 6 bolt
  • 148x12mm width rear hub, 32 spoke holes
  • 6 bolt
  • Sram XD
  • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
spokes Double Butted Black stainless

weighed at frame size M and 29" wheels without pedals

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size S M L XL XXL
Tire Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
Frame Size CM 38 44 48 53 58
ST seat tube [mm] 380 444 483 532 584
TT top tube [mm] 585 605 625 645 665
CS chain stay length [mm] 433 433 433 433 433
HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 65 65 65 65 65
HT head tube [mm] 95 100 110 125 145
FL fork length [mm] 509 509 509 509 509
R reach [mm] 402 421 438 454 468
S stack [mm] 617 622 631 645 664
WB wheel base [mm] 1080 1101 1121 1142 1163
SH stand over height [mm] 681 744 778 819 842
Body Height Cm < 173 167 - 183 177 - 190 187 - 196 > 192

CATEGORY HIGHLIGHTS

Our classic hardtails are the backbone of our range and showcase the enormous wealth of experience and knowledge we were able to gain in 47 years of bike production and manufacturing. The BIG.NINE and BIG.SEVEN range symbolises the symbiosis between modern frame technology, attention to detail and craftsmanship 'Made in Taiwan'.

Following in the footsteps of BIG.NINE/SEVEN TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame also received a makeover for the 2019 season. The introduction of slim tube shapes creates a new look and a more relaxed geometry, through a shorter top tube and a higher head tube, resulting in a more upright riding position and enhanced trail visibility. The new frame also comes with IS brake mounts that are positioned within the rear triangle as well as with kickstand and fender mounts.

XC focused carbon frame (approx. 1.29 kg BIG.NINE - M). Aero profiled down tube, leaf spring profiled chain and seat stays for comfort. BB92 bottom bracket. Boost axle standard and tapered head tube deliver stiffness and steering precision. ‘Smart Entry’ cable routing prevents rattling. Includes integrated down tube and chainstay protectors for extra frame protection.

Dependent on frame size we offer 650B or 29er versions on our TFS and SPEED frame level. The requirements of smaller riders (reduced standover height, preferred lower cockpit) are best met by 650B on S and M frame sizes whilst at the other side of the spectrum, L and XL only come with 29er wheels. Size M is available in either 650B or 29er. 

All models down to the BIG.NINE LITE frame level feature a 30.9 mm seatpost, the enhanced connection area increases the strength around the top tube/seat tube join and allows the option of fitting a dropper seat post. Models down to BIG.NINE LIMITED allow internal cable routing for the dropper post while the remaining models would require external routing.

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

Our carbon (CF) and aluminium (LITE) models feature a long 422 mm reach, steep 73,5° seat angle, slack 70° head angle and an 80 mm stem (frame size M), affording the next generation XC geometry. Aggressive agility meets stable calmness; perfect for today’s demanding courses.

Technologies

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FLEX-STAY

The seat and chainstay profile and carbon lay-up schedule are adapted to work like a flat leaf spring, absorbing surface bumps and reducing vibrations.

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

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.

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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

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.

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SMART ENTRY

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.

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DI2 READY

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.

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NANO MATRIX CARBON

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%.

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AWS

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.