Big Nine 7000
|Fork||Fox 32 Float Performance - 100mm travel|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT / XT Shadow+|
|Brake Lever||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes - 180/160mm rotors with Ice-Tech|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XT 36-26|
|Hubs||Fulcrum Red Power HP wheelset - 15mm front hub, 12mm rear|
|Rim||Fulcrum Red Power HP wheelset|
|Freewheel||Shimano XT 11-40|
|Tires||Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25" Liteskin PSC / Thunder Burt 2.25" Liteskin PSC|
|Spokes||Fulcrum Red Power HP wheelset|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Pro - oversize clamp - carbon face plate - 5 degree|
|Handlebar||Merida Pro oversize clamp - 700mm wide - flat|
|Headset||Big Conoid A-bearing|
|Seat Post||PRC Double carbon superlite 27.2 SB0|
|Saddle||Selle Italia SL|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70.5||70.5|
|Seat Tube Angle||70.5||70.5||70.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||110||110||120|
|Stand Over Height||815||857||898|
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.
Anti Wrinkle System – Due to its technological characteristics, carbon provides designers and developers with many excellent possibilities which are not offered by other raw materials used for bike building (e. g. aluminium). The special surface structure is particularly fascinating – but what does happen inside the frame? MERIDA utilizes specific mould inserts which reduce the wrinkling considerably. Result: More stiffness and durability but less weight.
Using nature as a role model, MERIDA refines the construction of different carbon components successfully with special bio flax fibres which impress particularly with one interesting feature: highly effective vibration damping. Like rigid carbon forks, the rearstays of road bikes or MTB hardtails turn into genuine comfort wonders when these natural fibres are woven into the per se torsion-resistant carbon matrix.
Road bikes and MTB hardtails lack a suspension system at the rear. In this way, they do not only reach their low weight but turn each pilot-provided watt into propulsion. Yet a rigid rearstay transmits any shocks directly to the rider as well – this affects the athlete’s performance potential. But not in the case of our “Flex Stay” seat and chain stays: Their special design absorbs surface bumps and reduces occurring vibrations.
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.
The friction-free alignment of the brake calliper is considerably eased by direct mounting of the post-mount calliper at the rear dropout. Adaptable to different brake disc sizes thanks to the utilization of differently dimensioned adapters.
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.
Carbon bikes are often subject to considerable strain. To increase the quality of the used material, MERIDA utilizes this premium technology: The carbon mats are enriched with special nanoparticles which strengthen the matrix of the epoxy resin. In this way, the impact resistance of the final component construction can be increased successfully by up to 40 %. “Nano Matrix Carbon” refines all MERIDA high-end bikes of Model Year 2014.
Via a special reinforcement rib (such as in the full-carbon forks of road bikes), MERIDA competently combines two different technological characteristics which seem to be completely contradictory at the first sight: Outstanding torsion-stiffness data for maximum handling quality and safety on the one hand, a certain damping flexibility on the other. In this effective way, MERIDA forks become equally safe and comfortable.
This torsion-resistant thru axle with a diameter of 12 mm is used for broad 142 mm rear stays. It delights with perceptible increase of stiffness, tool-free wheel mounting and an always ideal brake rotor position.