The Merida Big Nine SLX is a nimble and exciting hardtail mountain bike that is built for enjoying trails and exploring the great outdoors. The Big Nine is built with a reliable Merida 6061 series double butted and technoformed aluminium frame which is tough and lightweight for a swift and durable ride. All of Merida’s hardtails are built with their hardtail specific geometry for the best riding experience, so that you can ride in comfort with snappy handling at high speeds. You’ll enjoy the rough and tumble of the trails with a 100mm travel Manitou Markhor Comp Fork and remote lockout, ensuring that you can enjoy some real trails with the ability to really get after it out on the dirt.
The Big Nine SLX is equipped with Merida’s Smart Entry, with cables, housings and brake cables clamped under tension to prevent rattling. Add in the Shimano MT-400 Hydraulic Disc Brakes and you’ve got a winning combination give you control over this agile trail machine. Power along the trails with the 1×12 speed Shimano SLX drivetrain which gives you a versatile range of gears to climb and descend, ideal for an performance mountain bike with 29″ wheels and reliable Maxxis Ikon tyres. The 12 speed SLX drivetrain is great value on a bike of this price and really takes the Big Nine SLX to another level.
The Merida Big Nine SLX is a durable and fun hardtail mountain bike which is a great entry to mountain biking and the world of opportunities, with a range of features that can suit someone starting out or looking for a bike that can perform at a high level too. You get a lightweight and tough frame which seamlessly pairs with the Manitou fork and Shimano parts to give you an awesome riding experience every single day.
Size Specific Wheels: Dependent on frame size we offer 650B or 29er versions on our TFS and SPEED frame level. The requirements of smaller riders (reduced standover height, preferred lower cockpit) are best met by 650B on S and M frame sizes whilst at the other side of the spectrum, L and XL only come with 29er wheels. Size M is available in either 650B or 29er.
New Speed Frame: Following in the footsteps of the TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame is now in line to get a makeover for 2019. The introduction of slim tube shapes creates a new look and a more relaxed geometry, through a shorter top tube and a higher head tube, resulting in a more upright riding position and enhanced trail visibility. The new frame also comes with IS brake mounts that are positioned within the rear triangle as well as with kickstand and fender mounts.
Dropper Post Ready: All models down to the BIG.NINE 40 feature a 30.9 mm seatpost, the enhanced connection area increases the strength around the top tube/seat tube join and allows the option of fitting a dropper seat post. Models down to BIG.NINE LIMITED allow internal cable routing for the dropper post while the remaining models would require external routing.
Smart Entry: Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails and roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.
Modern Hardtail Geometry: Our carbon (CF) and aluminium (LITE) models feature a long 422 mm reach, steep 73,5° seat angle, slack 70° head angle and an 80 mm stem (frame size M), affording the next generation XC geometry. Aggressive agility meets stable calmness; perfect for today’s demanding courses.