frame BIG.SEVEN TFS
frame size XS, S, M, L
color GLOSSY OLIVE (GREEN/BLACK)
  • Coil
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Lockout
brake front Tektro HD-M275
brake rear Tektro HD-M275
brake lever Tektro HD-M275
headset MERIDA M2346 Neck
  • 720mm width
  • 10mm rise
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
grip MERIDA Comp EC
derailleur front Shimano M618L
derailleur rear Shimano Alivio Shadow
shifter front Shimano Alivio
shifter rear Shimano Alivio
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA Comp QR
saddle MERIDA Comp CC
  • VPE-891
chain KMC M99
  • 11-36 teeth
  • 9 speed
bottom braket attached
  • 20mm inner width
  • 27.5x2.2"
  • folding
  • 27.5x2.2"
  • folding
  • 100x9mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
spokes Black stainless

weighed at frame size M (w/o pedals)

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L
Tire Sizes 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5"
Frame Size Cm 34 38 44 48
ST seat tube [mm] 340 380 440 480
TT top tube [mm] 550 570 590 610
CS chain stay length [mm] 430 430 430 430
HTA head tube angle [°] 69 69 69 69
STA seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73 73
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 30 30 30 30
HT head tube [mm] 100 115 130 145
FL fork length [mm] 487 487 487 487
R reach [mm] 378 394 409 425
S stack [mm] 563 577 591 605
WB wheel base [mm] 1056 1078 1099 1120
SH stand over height [mm] 649 689 740 778

Highlights

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. 

Following in the footsteps of the TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame is now in line to get a makeover for 2019. 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.

All models down to the BIG.NINE 40 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.

Our classic hardtails are not just a much-loved trail companion but the international cycling press also value our design and engineering work. De Telegraaf in the Netherlands made the BIG.NINE XT-EDITION their test winner and polish bike magazine bikeBoard rewarded the BIG.NINE 500 with their over-all test winning credentials as well as with the ‘lightest’ and ‘value for money’ accolades.

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

Using a tapered head tube with 1 1/8" bearings in the top and 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" in the bottom creates superb stiffness and precise, 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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CHAINSTAY POST MOUNT DISC

In-board brake mounts are positioned within the rear triangle to protect them. The caliper supported by the stronger chainstay is able to distribute braking forces better. Internal cable routing is also easier and neater via the chainstay.

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15-100 THRU-AXLE

Selected front forks use a 100 mm wide through axle 15 mm in diameter to increase lateral stiffness.

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REMOTE LOCKOUT

The suspension fork and/or rear shock can be locked out via a ‘remote control’ lever on the handlebar.

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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 DROP-OUT

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.