|Fork||Manitou Mattoc Comp Air fork with tapered steerer, 130mm travel, 15mm bolt through boost axle standard|
|Shock||Fox Performance Float|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano SLX Shadow|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX 11 speed rapid fire shifter|
|Brake Lever||Shimano M500|
|Brakes||Shimano M500 hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors|
|Chainwheel||Race Face Affect 32(27.5“) / 30(29“) teeth|
|Hubs||Boost standard, Sealed bearing 15mm front and Shimano Deore 12mm rear bolt through axles, centerlock|
|Rim||MERIDA BIG.SEVEN/BIG.NINE Comp CC|
|Freewheel||Sunrace CSMX80, 11 speed, 11-50 teeth|
|Tires||Maxxis Forekaster 2.35" folding|
|Handlebar Stem||MERIDA Expert 3d forged 6061 aluminium, Oversize clamp 6 degree|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert CC 740mm wide 10mm rise|
|Seat Post||MERIDA Expert Dropper 31.6mm|
|Head Tube Angle||68||69||69|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||75||75|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||25||40||40|
|Head Tube Length||105||95||105|
|Stand Over Height||707||740||768|
Our proven high-end aluminium (6066) is extremely light and durable. Using triple butted wall thicknesses and hydroforming technology, we can tune the aluminium tubes to give the best possible stiffness to weight ratio.
Using a tapered head tube with 1 1/8" bearings in the top and 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" in the bottom creates superb stiffness and precise, confidence inspiring steering.
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.
The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver sensitive response characteristics. Our engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio and progression meaning a ‘Float Link’ rear suspension system appears to offer more travel than the model name suggests.
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.
Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can move freely without causing any trouble whilst remaining easily accessible for servicing.
The suspension fork and/or rear shock can be locked, either directly or via a ‘remote control’ lever on the handlebar.
Post mount disc brake calipers fit directly onto the seat stay for a strong and light connection whilst a chainstay post mount positions the caliper on the chainstay within the rear triangle for extra protection and better distribution of braking forces. Another benefit is that internal cable routing is also easier and neater via the chainstay.
Selected front forks use a 100 mm wide through axle 12 or 15 mm in diameter to increase lateral stiffness. A 142 mm wide 12 mm rear axle fixed directly into the frame increases rear end stiffness whilst simplifying wheel removal and replacement.
New Boost standard – wider axle widths; 110 mm front and 148 mm rear, allowing a shallower spoke angle for stiffer wheels, especially beneficial in 29ers.