BIG.NINE 300

BIG.NINE 300

 

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    • material: aluminum
    • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
    • 135x9mm axle standard
    • BSA bottom bracket standard
    • Smooth welding
    frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
    color ANTHRACITE (BLACK)
    • Air
    • 100mm suspension travel
    • Lockout
    • 46mm fork offset
    • 29x2.25" max. wheelsize
    headset MERIDA M2345
    • material: aluminium
    • 720mm width
    • 10mm rise
    • material: aluminium
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • 7° stem angle
    • S-70 mm, M-80 mm, L-90 mm, XL-100 mm, XXL-110 mm
    grip MERIDA COMP EC
    derailleur (f) Shimano Deore
    shifters Shimano Deore M5100 / Shimano Deore M4100
    • material: aluminium
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 0mm setback
    seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
    saddle MERIDA COMP CC
    pedal VP VPE-891
    chain KMC X10
    • 36-26 teeth
    • 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
    crank 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
    • 11-42 teeth
    • 10 speed
    • 100x9mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 135x9mm width rear hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 20mm inner width
    • material: aluminium
    spokes Black stainless

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

    max. weight 135 kg
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size S M L XL XXL
    Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
    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

    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

    Besides offering the BIG.NINE in a full carbon version, we also have BIG.NINE LITE and BIG.NINE/ SEVEN TFS aluminium frames in our range. While the LITE features the same race-proven geometry as the carbon models, the TFS bikes offer 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 TFS frames feature internal cable routing (except the BIG.NINE/BIG.SEVEN 15), smooth welding, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, and mounts for fenders, rear rack and kickstand.

    Our classic hardtails are the backbone of our range and showcase the enormous wealth of experience and knowledge we were able to gain in 48 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'.

    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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    SMOOTH WELDING

    This is a process we use to give a nice flat finish to our welds instead of the scaled, 'stack of coins' effect TIG welded joints often have. The welder uses the welding torch to go over the joint twice, helping to smooth out the filler material. It takes a lot of skill to do this, but it delivers strong and smart-looking frames that have the appearance of a carbon fibre frame at first look.

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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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    DOWN TUBE EXIT

    DOWN TUBE EXIT is a feature seen on some of our frames with internally routed cables. By slightly overlapping the downtube where it connects to the bottom bracket, it leaves a small space that allows cables to exit easily. This means they are easily accessible for routine maintenance or replacement, but it prevents excessive movement and noise that can cause wear and distraction.

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    RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

    We use a minimum of 6061 grade aluminium on all our bikes. It’s particularly well suited to being shaped with our hydroforming and technoforming processes, which allow us to vary the wall thickness to create double-butted tubing and complex frame shapes. It’s also an alloy that welds easily, and once it has been carefully heat treated to maximise strength, it means we can create strong and lightweight bicycle frames for you to enjoy.

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    TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

    Manipulating the tube shape and thickness greatly impacts the appearance, weight and functionality of our aluminium frames. One technology that allows us to do that is TECHNO FORMING, where plain aluminium tubes get mechanically formed by using an external form and an internal metal core. The result, beautifully shaped tubes with varying wall thickness, ready to be used to create our technoformed aluminium frames.

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    F-MOUNT

    Being able to turn your bike into an all-weather commuter that has mudguards and other fittings can be a real plus, in particular when riding on wet and perhaps muddy roads and tracks on a regular basis. To make fitting easy, some of our bikes are F-MOUNT equipped. These integrated fittings mounts make adding mudguards fast and simple. Please note that some bikes require model-specific mudguards.

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    K-MOUNT

    When using your bike in an urban environment, where you might not always have the option to use a specific bike stand, a kickstand is an ideal solution to park your bike safely. Some of our bikes come with a neatly integrated K-MOUNT, which makes fitting a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand) easy. And if you don’t want to have a kickstand and prefer the clean appearance of your frame, the K-MOUNT is neatly tucked away underneath your chainstay, difficult to spot if you don’t know it is there.

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    C-MOUNT

    Similar to our F-MOUNT, where various fixing points for mudguards are part of the frame offering, the C-MOUNT equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated, making fitting fast, simple and reliable. The C-MOUNTS are an additional feature that improves the day-to-day versatility by adding loading capacity to your bike, ideal for commuting and shopping trips. Please note that some bikes require model-specific rear racks.