Big Nine XT-Edition
|Colors||matt green (black/blue)|
|Fork||Rock Shox 30 Gold 100mm travel with remote lockout|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT / XT shadow|
|Brake Lever||Shimano M506|
|Brakes||Shimano M506 hydraulic disc brakes - 180/160mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XT 40-30-22|
|Rim||Merida Big Nine Pro D|
|Freewheel||Shimano HG50 11-36|
|Tires||Maxxis Ikon 2.2" Kevlar bead|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Pro - oversize clamp - 5 degree|
|Handlebar||Merida Pro oversize clamp - 680mm wide - 12mm rise|
|Headset||BC OV Hset|
|Seat Post||Merida Pro - in line|
|Pedal||XC pro alloy|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70||70.5||70.5|
|Seat Tube Angle||72||72||72||72|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||60||60||60||60|
|Head Tube Length||100||110||120||130|
|Stand Over Height||697||748||783||821|
Aluminium is, based on its characteristics, like for example low weight, still a highly popular frame material. Through the mechanical shaping process TFS, modern, three dimensional shapes can be realised. The material used: Racelite 6061. Contrary to HFS (’Hydro Forming System’) we use TFS already on entry level frames to improve appearance and functionality.
The best of two worlds: externally shaped head tube with bigger diameter at the bottom and weight saving smaller diameter at the top. ‘X-Taper Headtubes’ always come with tapered forks or correct adapters fitted. Result: superb stiffness and precise steering even in the toughest conditions without increasing the weight of the frame unnecessarily.
Specifically designed brake disc dropout at aluminium frames with inte- grated mounting possibility for HEBIE rear stay kickstands. For optimum torsion stiffness also during tough braking – a perceptible safety plus!
A superbly solid and light alloy originally from the aerospace sector. MERIDA subjects this aluminium to an additional heat treatment. Thanks to double-butted wall thicknesses, it perfectly lends itself to the production of light and stiff frames.
Elaborately shaped frame designs with special inlets and outlets for internally routed brake and/or shifter cables. “Clean” in a double sense: The bike looks uncluttered while the cables are protected effectively from moisture and dirt.
Besides top functionality, MERIDA frames also have to offer a convincing visual appearance. The second welding process during Smooth Welding evens the connecting welding seam – an elaborate concept for a brilliant look without compromises to stability.
The suspension fork and/or the shock unit of your MERIDA bike can be locked comfortably from the handlebar via remote lockout. An ideal feature especially for (racing) bikers who require super-fast switching between open and locked mode.