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.
Since its launch in 2018 an instant winner with trail riders and the international cycling press alike. Our 140 mm trail machine was called a bike ‘with great pedalling efficiency, brilliant suspension and top fun handling’ (MBR), a ‘bloody hoot to ride’ (FLOW), a bike that ‘eagerly surges forward’ (IMB) and ‘one of the best mid-travel bikes we have ridden’ (MBUK). The super supple and active suspension system paired with great pedalling efficiency makes the ONE-FORTY the perfect trail bike for long demanding days in the saddle as well as technical trail sessions.
Lightweight 6016 series triple butted hydroformed aluminium tubes with smooth welding. Tapered head tube and Boost standard bolt through axles for precise handling. 'Smart Entry' cable routing for rattle free running.
BALANCED TRAIL BIKE GEOMETRY - The geometry of the ONE-FORTY is
influenced heavily by its bigger brother, the ONE-SIXTY, by mimicking the short chainstays (435 mm) for increased agility and playfulness on the trail. A well-balanced reach and low centre of gravity combined with a short stem and wide handlebar deliver fun-packed yet confidence-inspiring handling.
1X SPECIFIC DRIVETRAIN - Modern trail bikes are all about simplicity, durability and efficiency and modern 1x drivetrains offer a huge gear range whilst remaining lightweight. Building our frame around a 1x specific setup allows us to keep chainstays short, adding to the agility and playfulness of the bike. Perfect for today’s demanding trails.
FLOAT LINK SUSPENSION - The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver plushness and pedalling efficiency. Our engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio and progression, which means that a ‘Float Link’ system is very sensitive, delivering great support in mid-travel and the appearance of more than the 140 mm travel that the model name suggests.
TRUNNION MOUNT - A trunnion mount shock gives our frame designers more flexibility by using a shorter shock with increased stroke. Combined with the ball bearing bushing of the upper mount, shock sensitivity is increased, and the suspension
performance can be perfectly tuned.
SMART ENTRY - Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trail gets rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.
TYRE CLEARANCE - The ONE-FORTY has clearance for up to 2.6" wide 650B tyres, allowing plenty of extra room to fit the right tyre for the track. Extra wide tyres deliver increased levels of grip and comfort when the track gets rougher and more demanding, significantly improving the overall handling and riding experience.
FRAME - ONE-FORTY LITE, 140mm suspension travel, material: aluminium, 27.5x2.6" max. wheelsize, 148x12mm axle standard, BB92 bottom bracket standard
FRAME - SIZE S, M, L, XL
FORK - Marzocchi Z2, Air, 150mm suspension travel, Tapered, 44mm fork offset, 27.5x2.8" max. wheelsize
SHOCK - Rock Shox Deluxe Select+, lockout
BRAKES - Shimano M6100
ROTORS - Shimano RT54
HEADSET - MERIDA M2339 Neck
HANDLEBAR - MERIDA EXPERT TR, material: aluminium, 780mm width, 20mm rise
HANDLEBAR STEM - MERIDA EXPERT TR, material: aluminium, 35mm diameter, 0° stem angle
GRIP - MERIDA COMP EC
DERAILLEUR (R) - Shimano XT M8100 Shadow+, SGS
SHIFTERS - Shimano SL -MT500-IL / Shimano Deore M6100
SEAT POST - MERIDA COMP TR, 30.9mm diameter, 0mm setback, S: 100mm travel seatpost - M: 125mm travel seatpost - L/XL: 150mm travel seatpost
SEAT CLAMP - MERIDA EXPERT
SADDLE - MERIDA COMP CC
CHAINWHEEL - Race Face Ride, 32 teeth
FREEWHEEL - Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51 teeth, 12 speed
BOTTOM BRAKET - Race Face BB BB92– Ø24mm
RIM - MERIDA EXPERT TR, 29mm inner width, material: aluminium, Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
HUBS - Shimano MT400-B / Shimano MT410-B
WHEELSET - KMC X12
AXLES - MERIDA EXPERT TR
SPOKES - Double Butted Black stainless
TYRES - Maxxis Minion DHF / Maxxis Dissector