MERIDA Big Trail 500 2021
|Options||(S) 14.5 Black
(M) 16 Black
(L) 17 Black
(XL) 18 Black
|Style||Homegrown is best!!
One of the best things about Merida is that despite the massive scale of our manufacturing we talk directly to the key people.
In 2019 a few UK customers met our MTB Product Manager Rey and over a few beers they 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.
The slack enduro inspired 65.5Ã‚Â° head angle and 140mm fork delivers a fun confidence inspiring bike. The long reach and short seat tube gives plenty of space to manoeuvre on the bike and a really low stand over height. We use long dropper posts to achieve the short seat tube.
An advantage of the geometry is depending on your 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.
The 500 combines our new frame with a Rock Shox Recon Silver fork and a 1 x 11 Shimano Deore drivetrain
|Frame||TFS - 6061 series double butted and technoformed 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|
|Forks||Rock Shox Recon Silver RL; 140mm travel; Tapered; 42mm fork offset|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M5100 Shadow+|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M5100|
|Chainset||Shimano Deore M5100; 32 teeth chainwheel with 170mm - S, 175mm - M up length crank with Mr. Control CH-CM1 chain guide|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Deore|
|Chain||KMC X11 NPBK|
|Stem||Merida Expert TR; aluminium; 35mm diameter; 0 degree rise - Length : 50 mm all sizes|
|Handlebars||Merida Expert TR; aluminium; 780mm wide; 20mm rise|
|Brake Levers||Shimano BR-MT200 (or Tektro HD-M275 if Shimano supply is delayed)|
|Tyres||Front: Maxxis Dissector; 29 x 2.4; Kevlar bead; folding; TR EXO Dual Rear: Maxxis Dissector; 29 x 2.4; Kevlar bead; folding; TR EXO Dual|
|Saddle||Merida Comp CC|
|Seatpost||Merida Comp TR; 30.9mm diameter; in-line; S: 125mm drop - M/L/XL: 150mm drop with Shimano SL -MT500-IL lever|
|Pedals||VP Components, VPE-891|
|Grips||Merida Comp EC|
|Brakes||Front: Shimano BR-MT200; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake (or Tektro HD-M275) with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor Rear: Shimano BR-MT200; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake (or Tektro HD-M275) with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor|
|Wheelset||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|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.