ONE-TWENTY has been awarded the Design & Innovation Awards
Our new ONE-TWENTY 9.8000 has made it onto the famous 'awarded' list by receiving the 2019 Design & Innovation Award. A great honour and a real confirmation of its outstanding qualities as a modern trail bike. Our full carbon 29er full suspension bike is following in the footsteps of the REACTO 8000-E that got awarded in 2018 and the highly decorated eONE-SIXTY 900-E (awarded in 2017) and is ready for the upcoming mountain bike season.
HERE THE VERDICT OF THE DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARDS TEST TEAM:
With the MERIDA ONE-TWENTY, the days when 120 mm travel bikes were boring are over. This is a modern trail bike, designed outside of the usual parameters where the travel defines the category. The ONE-TWENTY is extremely efficient and feels super lively on the trail, it loves getting air and easily copes with hard landings too. The slim carbon frame of the 29er is combined with reliable componentry that you'll normally find on enduro bikes. The MERIDA ONE-TWENTY 9.8000 is a hooligan and it doesn't care about conventions. It's not a soft, long-distance, touring bike, but instead has its very own character that appeals to progressive and experienced riders.
For an overview of our ONE-TWENTY range (consisting of two full carbon, one carbon/aluminium and six aluminium models), please click here.