MERIDA One-Twenty RC 9. XT-Edition
- Year: 2020
- Colour: Silk Titan (Dark Silver)
- Brakes: Shimano MT-500
- Cainwheel: Shimano XT
- Derailleur: Shimono XT M8100 Shdow+
- Fork: Rock Shox Reba RL
- Frame: One-Twenty RC Lite
- Handlebar: Merida Expert CC
- Handlebar Stem: Merida Expert CC
- Headset: FSA No.47/50
- Hubs: Shimano SLX
- Rim: Merida Expert CC
- Saddle: Merida Comp CC
- Seat Post: Merida Comp CC
- Shifters: Shimono XT
- Shock: Rock Shox Deluxe Select+
- Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race
- Weight: 13.76 kg
Modern Marathon Geometry
The ONE-TWENTY RC has a very low standover height, giving the rider ample space to manoeuvre when the terrain demands it. It slightly steeper seat and head angle (in comparison to the ONE-TWENTY) provides even more efficiency and a more marathon specific trail behaviour. The short travel rear end, make the bike an even more uncompromising climber than its bigger brother.
One-Twenty RC Lite Frame
Lightweight 6066 series aluminium triple butted and hydroformed frameset with ‘Smooth welding’ and internal cable routing. Tapered head tube for precise steering, Boost standard and rear through axle for rear end stiffness. The floating shock provides 100 mm of travel.
Lock Them Up
When hitting steam climbs in a marathon race, you want to be able to quickly lock out the front fork without taking your hands off the controls. So, all our ONE-TWENTY RC come with remote lockout, allowing you to lock out the fork from a leaver on your handlebars. The rear shock lockout is positioned on the shock to keep the cockpit clean and manageable.
The more marathon focused version offers 100 mm of rear-wheel travel combined with a 120 mm suspension fork, resulting in a steeper seat and head angle, making the RC, even more, pedalling efficient and more agile on twisty courses.
Float Link Suspension
The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver plushness and pedalling efficiency. The engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio and progression, which means that a ‘Float Link’ system is very sensitive, delivering great support in mid-travel and the appearance of more than the model name suggests. The ‘Float Link’ rear ends create the feeling of almost bottomless travel whilst remaining perfectly controlled when climbing.
Stealth Dropper Seatpost
A dropper post is allowing the rider to get the saddle out of the way when the gradient gets steeper, giving him/her more space to manoeuver and control over their bike. The fitted dropper posts featuring internal cable routing and remote levers, creating a cleaner look and allowing easier ‘on the go’ saddle height adjustment.
Not just race proven by the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM in their final 2016 season but still competed on by living mountain bike legends like Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå and José Antonio Hermida who are looking for lightning fast acceleration, great climbing and descending ability as well as super low weight.