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The new 2021 Merida One-Forty 600 with its short chainstays, long reach and short stem with wide bars is a fun-packed yet confidence-inspiring full suspension trail bike. The lower mount moves with the suspension system delivering sensitive response characteristics with great support in mid-travel and the feel of more than 140mm travel.
Featuring a 150mm Marzocchi Z2 fork and RockShox Deluxe rear shock to smooth out even the gnarliest of trail bumps, the latest 12-speed Shimano drivetrain with a premium XT rear derailleur and Race Face crank make up a dependable drivetrain. All this means you'll be going fast, and fast bikes need powerful brakes, the One-Forty 600 comes kitted out with Shimano M6100 hydraulic disc brakes for reliable all-weather performance.
Balanced Trail Bike Geometry
The geometry of the ONE-FORTY is influenced heavily by its bigger brother, the ONE-SIXTY, by mimicking the short chainstays (435 mm) for increased agility and playfulness on the trail. A well-balanced reach and low centre of gravity combined with a short stem and wide handlebar deliver fun-packed yet confidence-inspiring handling.
Float Link Suspension
The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver plushness and pedalling efficiency. Merida's engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio and progression, which means that a ‘Float Link’ system is extremely sensitive, delivering great support in mid-travel and the appearance of more travel than the model name suggests. The rear end creates the feeling of almost bottomless travel whilst remaining perfectly controlled when climbing.
A trunnion mount shock gives Merdia's frame designers more flexibility by using a shorter shock with increased stroke. Combined with the ball bearing bushing of the upper mount, shock sensitivity is increased, and the suspension performance can be perfectly tuned.
1x Specific Drivetrain
Modern trail bikes are all about simplicity, durability, and efficiency and modern 1x drivetrains offer a huge gear range whilst remaining lightweight. Building a frame around a 1x specific setup allows Merdia to keep chainstays short, adding to the agility and playfulness of the bike. Perfect for today’s demanding trails.
The ONE-FORTY has clearance for up to 2.6" wide 650B tyres, allowing plenty of extra room to fit the right tyre for the track. Extra-wide tyres deliver increased levels of grip and comfort when the track gets rougher and more demanding, significantly improving the overall handling and riding experience.
Cables, housings, and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trail gets rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.