NINETY-SIX RC 9000

NINETY-SIX RC 9000

 

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    • 100mm suspension travel
    • material: carbon
    • 29x2.3" max. wheelsize
    • 148x12mm axle standard
    • BSA bottom bracket standard
    frame size S, M, L, XL
    color METALLIC TEAL (BLACK/GOLD)
    • Air
    • 100mm suspension travel
    • Tapered
    • Remote lockout
    • 44mm fork offset
    • 29x2.3" max. wheelsize
    • 2 piston
    • 2 piston
    • flat mount
    headset MERIDA-8151 1-1/8"-1.5" cartridge bearing set
    • material: carbon
    • 740mm width
    • flat
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • -8° stem angle
    • S-60 mm, M/L/XL-70 mm
    grip Rock Shox TwistLoc grip
    shifters Shimano SL -MT800-IL / Shimano XTR
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 0mm setback
    • S: 125mm travel seatpost - M/L 150mm travel seatpost - XL 175mm travel seatpost
    seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
    saddle SCRATCH M5 PAS
    chain Shimano XTR
    • 34 teeth
    • 175mm-M up
    crank 175mm-M up
    • 10-51 teeth
    • 12 speed
    bottom bracket BB, BSA 73mm– Ø30mm, Ext. Seal
    • 110x15mm width front hub
    • 148x12mm width rear hub
    • 30mm inner width
    • Centerlock
    • Shimano 12 Speed
    • material: carbon
    • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
    • 29x2.25"
    • fold
    • TR EXO 120 TPI
    • 29x2.25"
    • fold
    • TR EXO 120 TPI
    • including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key

    weighed with 29" wheels and at frame size M, without pedals

    Because of DT Swiss wheelset

    manual Merida manual box
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size S M L XL
    Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29"
    ST seat tube [mm] 400 440 470 500
    TT top tube [mm] 576 596 619 643
    CS chain stay length [mm] 435 435 435 435
    HTA head tube angle [°] 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
    STA seat tube angle [°] 76.5 76.5 76 76
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 45 45 45 45
    HT head tube [mm] 95 95 105 115
    FL fork length [mm] 503 503 503 503
    R reach [mm] 433 453 473 493
    S stack [mm] 585 585 595 604
    WB wheel base [mm] 1126 1146 1169 1193
    SH stand over height [mm] 730 731 736 738
    No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
    2 2136001371 BC - MOUNT 1
    3 2298012187 SCREW 4 5
    4 2298011164 SCREW 1 5
    5 2300015847 BOLT 1
    6 2300015836 SCREW 1 16
    7 2221002340 BEARING 3803V-2RS 26D*17D*7W 1
    8 2221002395 BEARING 3802V-2RS 24D*15D*7W 1
    9 2294004882 WASHER 1
    10 2294001180 WASHER 1
    11 2300015773 SCREW 3 8
    12 2300015784 BOLT 1
    13 2300015795 BOLT 1
    14 2300015803 BOLT 1
    15 2181000342 SPACER 1
    16 2221002254 BEARING 6800V-2RS 19D*10D*5W 3
    17 2294004451 WASHER 3
    18 2300015814 SCREW 1 8
    19 2300015825 BOLT 1
    20 2221002265 BEARING 6801V-2RS 21D*12D*5W 1
    21 2294004956 WASHER 1
    22 2258005740 CABLE GUIDE 1
    23 2300012509 SCREW 1 2,5
    24 2300015922 LOCKING SCREW 1 2,5
    25 2298010442 SCREW 1 8
    26 2300015911 SCREW 1 2,5
    27 2294005816 WASHER 1
    28 2232002398 BASE PLATE 1
    29 2232002376 CHAIN GUARD 1
    30 2258004471 CABLE GUIDE 1
    31 2311005673 DROPOUT SRAM UDH 1

    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.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    To save weight and further improve the frame stiffness, we have removed the seat-/chainstay pivot point. Instead of a classic bearing, the material properties of the frame allow sufficient flex without having an impact on durability.

    Ability to fit two water bottles into the frame without making the bottles difficult to reach. Perfect for long marathon races and extended trail sessions.

    All control cables like gear, brake and dropper post cable enter the frame through a specifically shaped headset cap, cleaning up the cockpit area while also keeping them out of harm's way. Only the internally routed cable for the rear shock lockout enters the frame directly into the top tube for extra smooth lockout action.

    An additional fixing point behind the head tube offers the option to attach a spare tube, tool or small spare parts safely and securely.

    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.

    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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    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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    NANO MATRIX CARBON

    NANO MATRIX CARBON is a special kind of carbon fibre where we add extremely tiny, nano-scale particles to the resin that binds the individual carbon fibres together. These then work on a molecular level to protect them from damage. It’s so effective that it can actually increase the finished carbon fibre’s impact resistance by up to 40%, allowing us to build stronger and lighter composite frames that result in a faster and tougher bike.

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    AWS ANTI WRINKLE SYSTEM

    This is a method we use to manufacture our carbon fibre frames. First, the carbon fibre that makes up the frame is laid around special formers. We then use a bladder to compress the layers against the outside of the frame mould, giving a smooth and wrinkle-free internal finish, removing any voids in between the layers of carbon that can cause potential weak points, resulting in a stronger, lighter frame.

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    NON-SLIP TIGHTENING

    This system means you only need a single tool to tighten important bolts, making it easy to secure them while out on the trail and also making routine maintenance faster and simpler. The bolts have a specially shaped head on one end that fits into a matching recess in the frame, preventing rotation. That means there is no hardware bonded into the frame itself, so damaged threads or bolts can be easily replaced.

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    P-FLEX

    A suspension design where the traditional pivot point on the seat stay is eliminated in favour of a flexstay design. This uses the compliance of the material and specific shaping of the tubes to allow for the seat and chain stays to move apart as the suspension moves through the travel. By removing this pivot point at the seat and chain stay junction, we save weight, reduce maintenance needs and add stiffness to the frame structure.

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    WIRE PORT

    MERIDA designed headsets that enable all control cables from the handlebar to enter the frame through the headset cover, creating a clean and uncluttered look, allowing for a lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic frame structure than with conventional cable ports. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including the bar and stem) or semi-integrated, where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.