MERIDA Big.Nine SLX-Edition
- Year: 2020
- Colour: Matt Anthracite (Glossy Black)
- Brakes: Shimano MT-400
- Cainwheel: Shimano SLX
- Derailleur: Shimono SLX Shdow+
- Fork: Manitou Markhor Comp
- Frame: Big.Nine TFS
- Handlebar: Merida Expert CC
- Handlebar Stem: Merida Expert CC
- Headset: FSA No.55E
- Hubs: Shimono MT400-B/ Shimano MT500
- Rim: Merida Comp CC
- Saddle: Merida Comp CC
- Seat Post: Merida Comp CC
- Shifters: Shimano SLX
- Shock: N/A
- Tyres: Maxxis Ikon
- Weight: 11.86 kg
Big.Nine TFS Frame
6061 double butted and technoformed aluminium frame with more relaxed geometry. Comes equipped with class leading, premium technologies such as smooth welding, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, internal cable routing as well as F, C and K-mounts.
Multiple Frame Options
Following in the footsteps of BIG.NINE/SEVEN TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame also received a makeover for the 2019 season. The introduction of slim tube shapes creates a new look and a more relaxed geometry, through a shorter top tube and a higher head tube, resulting in a more upright riding position and enhanced trail visibility. The new frame also comes with IS brake mounts that are positioned within the rear triangle as well as with kickstand and fender mounts.
Size Specific Wheels
Dependent on frame size we offer 650B or 29er versions on the TFS and SPEED frame level. The requirements of smaller riders (reduced standover height, preferred lower cockpit) are best met by 650B on S and M frame sizes whilst at the other side of the spectrum, L and XL only come with 29er wheels. Size M is available in either 650B or 29er.
Dropper Post Ready
All models down to the BIG.NINE LITE frame-level feature a 30.9 mm seatpost, the enhanced connection area increases the strength around the top tube/seat tube join and allows the option of fitting a dropper seat post. Models down to BIG.NINE LIMITED allow internal cable routing for the dropper post while the remaining models would require external routing.
Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails and roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.
Modern Hardtail Geometry
The carbon (CF) and aluminium (LITE) models feature a long 422 mm reach, steep 73,5° seat angle, slack 70° head angle and an 80 mm stem (frame size M), affording the next generation XC geometry. Aggressive agility meets stable calmness; perfect for today’s demanding courses.