Mountain biking – one of the most varied cycling disciplines and probably the most demanding when it comes to equipment. Our 48 years of manufacturing experience, creating some of the most technically advanced and award-winning mountain bikes in the world gives us the confidence to offer a Lifetime Frame Warranty. We produce everything from super-light carbon hardtails, via lightning-fast XC/marathon full suspension machines, all the way to EWS proven and test-winning enduro bikes. Being out in the open is a benefit of all forms of cycling but being able to take your bike off the road is a very special experience.
New for 2021 and the exciting reincarnation of our former World Cup winning XC and marathon machine. The new feature-loaded NINETY-SIX inherits the forward-searching race genes of the old NINETY-SIX and combines it with readiness and ability to tackle today's demanding XC and marathon courses. It also satisfies the growing demand for lightweight trail weapons that combine the climbing and sprinting ability of an XC race bike with a ‘trail-ability’ of a trail bike. The hugely capable 2021 frame platform is the perfect basis for a fun-packed, fast and trail loving short travel full suspension machine.
Super high-end full carbon main triangle with the highest level of fibres and an EPS core optimising stiffness to weight performance, combined with a CF5 rear triangle featuring 'P-Flex Pivot' technology. A CF5 level frame takes much longer to simulate and test the layup in comparison to the CF4 level and is also more complex in the carbon layup. All that combines results in a lighter frame than the CF4 while having
identical stiffness and stability numbers. ‘Nano Matrix’ for additional impact resistance. Super stiff power transfer and agile handling provided by the tapered head tube and Boost axle standard. All hardware bolts can be tightened via a TORX 30 key from just one side.
P-FLEX PIVOT - To save weight and further improve the frame stiffness, we have removed the seat-/chainstay pivot point. Instead of a classic bearing, the material properties of the frame allow sufficient flex without having an impact on durability.
WIRE PORT - All control cables like gear, brake and dropper post cable enter the frame
through a specifically shaped headset cap, cleaning up the cockpit area while also keeping them out of harm's way. Only the internally routed cable for the rear shock lockout enters the frame directly into the top tube for extra smooth lockout action.
MODERN DOWN COUNTRY GEOMETRY - In line with today's more demanding and aggressive XC course as well as the rising interest in light yet capable short-travel bikes of the 'down country' segment, we have slackened the head angle by 1.5° (trail version even 3°), increased the reach, lowered the bottom bracket and standover height and steepened the seat angle by 1.5 - 2°.
NON-SLIP TIGHTENING - All hardware bolts can be tightened via a TORX 30 key from just one side, without running the risk that the opposite side slips or turns, allowing faster and more straightforward tightening of important hardware components.
DOUBLE BOTTLE - Ability to fit two big water bottles into the frame without affecting the suspension action or making the bottles difficult to reach. Perfect for long marathon races and extended trail sessions.
TRAIL MOUNT - An additional fixing point behind the head tube offers the option to attach a spare tube, tool or small spare parts safely and securely.
FRAME - NINETY-SIX RC CF5 III, 100mm suspension travel, material:
carbon, 29x2.3" max. wheelsize, 148x12mm axle standard, BSA bottom bracket standard
FRAME - SIZE S, M, L, XL
FORK - Fox Factory 32 Float SC, Air, 100mm suspension travel, Tapered, Remote lockout, 44mm fork offset, 29x2.3" max. wheelsize
SHOCK - Fox Factory Float, remote lockout
BRAKES - Shimano XTR
ROTORS - Shimano RT-MT900
HEADSET - MERIDA-8151 1-1/8"-1.5" cartridge bearing set, AL cap with Al bolt +SL01 stop nut set
HANDLEBAR - MERIDA TEAM CC, material: carbon, 740mm width, flat
HANDLEBAR - STEM MERIDA TEAM CC II, material: aluminium, 31.8mm diameter, -8° stem angle
GRIP - Rock Shox TwistLoc grip
DERAILLEUR - (R) Shimano XTR Shadow+, SGS
SHIFTERS - Shimano SL -MT800-IL / Shimano XTR
SEAT POST - Fox Transfer, 30.9mm diameter, 0mm setback, S: 125mm travel seatpost - M/L 150mm travel seatpost - XL 175mm travel seatpost
SEAT CLAMP - MERIDA EXPERT
SADDLE - SCRATCH M5 PAS
CHAIN - Shimano XTR
CHAINWHEEL - Race Face Next SL, 34 teeth
FREEWHEEL - Shimano XTR, 10-51 teeth, 12 speed
BOTTOM BRAKET - BB, BSA 73mm– Ø30mm, Ext. Seal
RIM - DT SWISS XRC 1501 SPLINE ONE, 110x15mm width front hub, 148x12mm width rear hub, 30mm inner width, Centerlock, Shimano 12 Speed, material: carbon, Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
AXLES - MERIDA EXPERT TR
TYRES - Maxxis Rekon Race