Merida Big Nine Limited 19″
For 2019, carbon and premium aluminium frames are 29” wheel only, reflecting sales and the ethos “for speed you need big wheels and light weight”.
Geometry is competition focused with a sharp, responsive ride. Key highlights; long reach, steep seat angle, slack head angle and low front end. A 30.9mm seat tube for internal cable dropper seat post allows for later upgrades.
Our aluminium manufacturing skill is legendary and is showcased with this 6066 series triple butted, hydroformed aluminium tubing with smooth welding. Tapered head tube for precise steering, Boost axle standard for stronger wheels, Smart Entry cable clamping for rattle free running. 1810g – M +/- 3%
XC focused lightweight. 6066 triple butted aluminium with aero profiled tubes. BB92 bottom bracket, Boost axle standard and tapered head tube deliver stiffness and steering precision. Includes integrated down tube and chainstay protectors for extra frame protection.
All models down to the BIG.NINE 40 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.
Our classic hardtails are not just a much-loved trail companion but the international cycling press also value our design and engineering work. De Telegraaf in the Netherlands made the BIG.NINE XT-EDITION their test winner and polish bike magazine bikeBoard rewarded the BIG.NINE 500 with their over-all test winning credentials as well as with the ‘lightest’ and ‘value for money’ accolades.
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.
Our 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.