• material: aluminum
  • 29 wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
  • Smooth welding
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
color GLOSSY OCEAN BLUE (BLACK)
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
  • 51mm fork offset
headset MERIDA M2331
  • material: aluminium
  • 720mm width
  • flat
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
  • S-70 mm, M-80 mm, L-90 mm, XL-100 mm, XXL-110 mm
grip MERIDA COMP EC
derailleur (f) Shimano SLX
derailleur (r) Shimano XT M8120 Shadow+
shifter front Shimano XT
shifter rear Shimano XT
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
saddle MERIDA COMP CC
pedal VP VPE-891
chain Shimano SLX
  • 36-26 teeth
  • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
crank size 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
  • 10-45 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom braket Shimano BB-MT800
  • 20mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 110x15mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
spokes 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 37 43 47 51 56
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 bracked 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
Body Height Cm < 173 167 - 183 177 - 190 187 - 196 > 192

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.

6061 double butted and technoformed aluminium frame with more relaxed geometry. Comes equipped with class leading, premium technologies such as smooth welding, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, internal cable routing as well as F, C and K-mounts. 

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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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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SMOOTH WELDING

Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.

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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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DOWN TUBE EXIT

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

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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 aluminium. The pay back is that it’s possible to make lighter and more advanced frames. We use an additional heat treatment and double-butted wall thicknesses to produce light and stiff frames.

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TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

Technoforming is a mechanical forming process, shaping the tubes by using negative moulds, at times combined with an internal metal core. 

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F-MOUNT

‘F-Mount’ equipped bikes have integrated fittings for mud guards (some bikes require model specific mud guards), making fitting fast and simple.

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K-MOUNT

Integrated mount on the chainstay to fit a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand).

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C-MOUNT

‘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.