frame BIG.NINE TFS
frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
color SILK DARK GREEN (NEON GREEN)
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Tapered
  • Remote lockout
brake front Shimano MT-200
brake rear Shimano MT-200
brake lever Shimano MT-200
headset MERIDA M2331
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
grip MERIDA Comp EC
derailleur front no
derailleur rear Sram NX Eagle
shifter front no
shifter rear Sram NX Eagle
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA Comp QR
saddle MERIDA Comp CC
  • VPE-891
chain Sram NX Eagle
  • 11-50 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom braket Sram BB DUB BSA MTB73
  • 20mm inner width
  • 29x2.2"
  • folding
  • 29x2.2"
  • folding
  • 110x15mm 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 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

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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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.