Big Nine 7000
|Fork||Rock Shox SID RL Air fork with tapered steerer, 100mm travel, 15mm bolt through boost axle standard and remote lockout|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT GS Shadow+ 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano XT-i spec 11 speed|
|Brake Lever||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT-Fin hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor with ice-tech cooling / Shimano XT-Fin hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor with ice-tech cooling|
|Chainwheel||Shimano XT 36-26|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11 speed|
|Hubs||Fulcrum Red Power HP 29 15mm bolt through axle with 110mm Boost axle standard / Fulcrum Red Power HP 29 12mm bolt through axle with 148mm Boost axle standard|
|Rim||Fulcrum Red Power HP 29 - 23.5mm inner width|
|Freewheel||Shimano XT, 11 speed, 11-42|
|Tires||Continental Race King Race Sport 2.2" SL|
|Spokes||Straightpull Stainless Steel (Black)|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Expert -5 degree with carbon faceplate|
|Handlebar||Merida Expert double butted 6061 aluminium, flat, 720mm wide|
|Headset||VP-2331 1-1/8"/1.5" with neck 3.5mm H:10.1L|
|Seat Post||Merida Expert carbon S-Flex 30.9mm in-line|
|Head Tube Angle||70||70||70|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||100||110||125|
|Stand Over Height||744||778||819|
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.