Big Nine 15
Merida's heartland has always been bombproof aluminium hardtails
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Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
Big Nine 15 Description
Merida's heartland has always been bombproof aluminium hardtails and their entry-level 29er is no exception, it uses a sophisticated TFS frame with the latest technology, full internal cable routing, tapered headtube and inboard disc brake mounts.
There's no point making a bombproof frame and then hanging poor components on it. Despite the entry price point, Merida has loaded the Big Nine 15 with as much Shimano componentry as they can due to its reliability.
Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.
INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.
Merida's X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.
DOWN TUBE EXIT
Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.
TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM
Technoforming is a mechanical forming process, shaping the tubes by using negative moulds, at times combined with internal metalcore.
RACE LITE 61 ALUMINIUM
Merida uses a minimum of 6061 aluminium. The payback is that it’s possible to make lighter and more advanced frames buy using additional heat treatment and double-butted wall thicknesses to produce light and stiff frames.
Frame: TFS - 6061 Series Aluminium
Fork: Suntour XCT30, 100mm
Rims: Merida CC
Hubs: Shimano TX505
Tyres: Merida K1080, 29 x 2.2"
Shifters: Shimano ST-EF505
Front Mech: Shimano FD-TY700
Rear Mech: Shimano RD-M310
Cassette: Sunrace CSM668, 11-32
Chainset: Shimano TY301, 42/34/24T
Brakes: TFS - 6061 Series Aluminium
Pedals: VP Components
Saddle: Merida Sport Comfort
Stem: Merida CC
Seatpost: Merida CC
Bars: Merida CC
Note: Specifications correct at time of entry, but are subject to change without notice.
Merida Size Guide
|Frame Size||Rider Height|
|Small||152 - 163 cm||5'0" - 5'4"|
|Medium||163 - 173 cm||5'4" - 5'8"|
|Large||173 - 183 cm||5'8" - 6'0"|
|XL||183 - 193 cm||6'0" - 6'4"|
|2XL||193 - 203 cm||6'4" - 6'8"|