Boasting a healthy dollop of the black stuff, the Merida One-Twenty 9.6000 29er is a carbon-infused full suspension mountain bike that delivers a big performance.
The front triangle of the One-Twenty 9.6000 29er is made from a carbon fibre that uses ‘Nano Matrix’ technology for added impact protection. Make no mistake, this MTB is perfectly capable of handling itself when the going gets rough. Being carbon, the bike maintains a strength-to-weight ratio unrivalled by other materials, delivering a bike that’s lightweight, nimble and agile.
To keep the costs humble, the rear triangle is made from the same high-grade triple-butted 6066 alloy as the other bikes in the One-Twenty line-up. That’s not to say that the One-Twenty 9.6000 compromises on performance – far from it. The rear suspension system is derived from Merida’s ‘floating Link’ system which first debuted on the One-Sixty, and the result is spectacular. This bike has incredible small-bump sensitivity which gives you masses of confidence, whether you’re riding your local woods, or giving it everything you’ve got in a bike park.
Outfitted with a RockShox Revelation RC air fork, the Merida 9.6000 MTB gives you 130mm of front wheel travel to help tame the trails. At the rear of the bike, it’s matched by a Fox Float Performance rear shock for a silky smooth 120mm rear wheel travel. Both the fork and rear shock have adjustable damping options, along with a 3-position switch on the Fox Float that switches between open, medium and firm damping modes.
A bike with this much scope for performance needs a wide range of gears for every scenario, and that’s exactly what it gets. SRAM’s GX Eagle 1×12 speed groupset delivers reliable shifting across the cassette, with a mighty 500% range between the highest and lowest ratios. Shimano’s SLX disc brakes ensure you’ve got all the power you need to safely slow down. The cooling-finned pads bite down on larger-than-standard 180mm rotors, putting a little extra power beneath your fingertips.
The Merida One-Twenty 9.6000 is a lightweight carbon-infused 29er than can shred with the best of them.
- Carbon ‘Nano Matrix’ front triangle, 6066 triple butted alloy rear triangle
- RockShox Revelation RC Air fork, with 130mm travel and adjustable damping
- Fox Float Performance rear shock, with 3-pos mode switch and adjustable rebound damping
- SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 speed gears give you a whopping 500% gear range, from just a single shifter
- Shimano SLX disc brakes come with ice-tech cooling fins – ideal for long & twisty singletrack descents
- Sizes: Large (20”), X Large (22”)
- Colour: Black/Green/Dark Silver
- The Merida One-Twenty 9.6000 29er mountain bike is available with 0% APR finance
The Merida One-Twenty 9.6000 29er 2018 Features are:
Frame: Carbon front triangle with ‘Nano Matrix’ for impact resistance. 6066 triple butted alloy rear triangle. ‘Smart Entry’ cable system reduces rattles. Tapered head tube and 142×12 mm through axle provide stiffness. Floating shock gives 120mm travel.
Rear Shock: Fox Performance Float
Fork: Rock Shox Revelation RC air fork with tapered steered, 130mm travel and 15mm bolt through axle, Boost
Headset: Merida M2334
Bars: Merida Expert TR double butted 6061 aluminium, 35mm rise, 760mm wide
Stem: Merida Expert TR 3d forged 6061 aluminium, oversize clamp
Front Mech: Sram GX Eagle 12 speed
Rear Mech: Sram GX Eagle 12 speed
Shifters Sram GX Eagle trigger 12 speed with I-Spec II adapter
Chainset: Sram Descendant 6K Eagle 30 teeth
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP XR
Cassette: Sram XG 1275 Eagle, 12 speed, 10-50 teeth
Chain: Sram GX Eagle
Front Brake: Shimano SLX hydraulic disc with cooling fins, 180mm rotors
Rear Brake: Shimano SLX hydraulic disc with cooling fins, 180mm rotors
Rims: Merida Expert TR, 29mm inner width tubeless ready
Front Hub: Sealed bearing, Boost standard, 15mm bolt through axles, centrelock
Rear Hub: Sealed bearing, Boost standard, 12mm bolt through axles, centrelock
Tyres: Continental Mountain King II 2.4″ ProTection Front,
Continental Mountain King II 2.4″ ProTection Rear
Seatpost: K-Shock LEV Integra dropper 31.6mm
Pedals: Not included