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Merida Big Trail 500 - 2021

€1,399.00

Merida Big Trail 500 - 2021

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The Big Trail name is back for MY21! Last year a few UK customers met Product Manager Rey at the Global Launch in Germany and over a few beers defined their wish list for a perfect UK bike - a trail focussed 29er with 140mm fork, 1 x transmission, Boost standard bolt through axles and a dropper post.

Then it was over to Rey, a very handy rider to develop the ideas into a workable bike. He rode with us at The Ex Enduro event on Exmoor last year. At the end of day one, he climbed off the bike understanding why we wanted 140mm forks. He completely gets the UK trail riding style. The enduro inspired 65.5° head angle in combination with the 140mm fork delivers a fun confidence-inspiring bike.

A long reach and short seat tube give plenty of space to manoeuvre on the bike and a really low standover height. We use long dropper posts to achieve the short seat tube. Speccing 29er wheels with 2.4” tyres meant designing the bike around a 55mm chain line to give ample tyre clearance even in muddy trail conditions.

The seat angle is much more aggressive compared than our XC focussed bikes making climbing easier. Another advantage of the geometry is depending on the riding style, most sizes work for most body sizes. The only question is if you want to go crazy fast or super agile. For speed take the longer size, for agility take a shorter size. Highlights of the Big Trail 500 - Rock Shox Recon fork, Shimano Deore 1 x 11
Technical Information 
  • Frame: TFS - 6061 series double butted and techno formed aluminium tubing with smooth welding. Modern trail bike geometry. Class-leading, premium technologies such as Boost axle standard, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, internal cable routing
  • Fork: Rock Shox Recon Silver RL; 140mm travel; Tapered; 42mm fork offset
  • Rims: Merida Comp TR; 29mm inner rim width; Material: aluminium; Tubeless-ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • Spokes: Black stainless
  • Front Hub: Shimano MT400-B; 110x15mm; 32 spokes; Centerlock
  • Rear Hub: Shimano MT400-B; 148x12mm; 32 spokes; Centerlock; including removable lever with 6mm Allen key
  • Front Tyres: Maxxis Dissector; 29" x 2.4"; Kevlar bead; folding; TR EXO Dual
  • Rear Tyres: Maxxis Dissector; 29" x 2.4"; Kevlar bead; folding; TR EXO Dual
  • Speed: 11
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore M5100
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore M5100 Shadow+
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore M5100; 32 teeth chainwheel with 170mm - S, 175mm - M up length crank with Mr. Control CH-CM1 chain guide
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore M5100; 11-51 teeth; 11 speed
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore
  • Chain: KMC X11 NPBK
  • Pedals: VP Components, VPE-891
  • Brakes Levers: Shimano BR-MT200 (or Tektro HD-M275 if Shimano supply is delayed)
  • Front Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake (or Tektro HD-M275) with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor
  • Rear Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake (or Tektro HD-M275) with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor
  • Grip: Merida Comp EC
  • Handlebar: Merida Expert TR; aluminium; 780mm wide; 20mm rise
  • Stem: Merida Expert TR; aluminium; 35mm diameter; 0 degree rise - Length : 50 mm all sizes
  • Headset: Merida M4455
  • Saddle: Merida Comp CC
  • Seat Post: Merida Comp TR; 30.9mm diameter; in-line; S: 125mm drop - M/L/XL: 150mm drop with Shimano SL -MT500-IL lever

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