ONE-SIXTY 8000 in the DIRT 100
Similarly to sister site RCUK, the DIRT crew also puts out their ultimate guide to the hottest mountain bike products of 2018 – the infamous DIRT 100.
Last year’s list included our test and award-winning eONE-SIXTY 900E and this year two of our bikes made it into the top 100 ‘hottest mountain bike products of 2018’ our ONE-SIXTY 8000 and once again the eONE-SIXTY 900E (more about that soon).
HERE A COUPLE OF OUTTAKES FROM THE DIRT 100 REVIEW:
‘The carbon chassis feels spot on and with aluminium rear stays the engineering team have got the stiffness flex balance on the money with no real issues over high-frequency bumps. The lightweight build of the Merida also allows for a super fast pickup off the mark when charging out of the gate. With a DT Swiss EX 1501wheelset and the SRAM Eagle X01 gearing this bike’s spec sheet compliments the lightweight frame and helps give it the urgent feeling that we love.’
‘Merida is a brand that has gone to the next level in a short space of time, challenging others that are in their comfort zone.’