No doubt about it: like hardly any other full-suspension racer, our NINETY-SIX has influenced an entire era, inspiring bike engineers and helping racers achieve peak performance since its debut in 2009. The NINETY-SIX, which was provisionally put to pasture in 2012, is still one of the most successful racing bikes in the world. So the best bit of news for the 2016 MERIDA season is this: the legend is coming home!
No full-suspension concept is lighter, no design is sleeker, and nowhere else do power transfer and lockout control work so perfectly. These were enough reasons for the MERIDA engineers to go back to the roots after the successful years of the NINETY-NINE and BIG NINETY-NINE. While the original NINETY-SIX and its successors were designed for 3x and 2x drivetrains, the new NINETY-SIX has been kinematically optimized for the 1x11 drivetrain that now dominates the XC circus – thanks to “M.O.R.E.” technology, it always works perfectly right away, regardless of frame size. Our engineers followed this focus of development along with the goal of simultaneously implementing the new NINETY-SIX as 27.5” and 29er options.
Thanks to the manufacturing technology with an EPS core, which is used here for the first time, the NINETY-SIX – which was developed in close cooperation with our XC pros – has a frame weight of less than 2 kg as well as continued super-high stiffness. This makes it a winner even before the race starts. Wanna bet? Not only our MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM will leave the competition in their wake while riding the new workhorse...
|COLOR||dark grey (process blue)|
|FORK||Fox 32 Float 29 CTD Remote-Ready O/C (1.5T, 15QR)- Evolution 120|
|SHOCK||Fox Float CTD Remote BV SV - Factory|
|DERAILLEUR FRONT||Shimano XT HD double|
|DERAILLEUR REAR||Shimano XT Shadow+|
|BRAKES||Shimano XT-Fin 180 cen ice|
|CHAINWHEEL||Shimano XT 38-24|
|CHAIN||KMC X10 10s|
|HUBS||attached / 12mm axle|
|RIM||Fulcrum Red Power HP 29 F15-R12 cen|
|FREEWHEEL||Shimano CS-HG81-10 11-36|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 PSC|
|HANDLEBAR STEM||MERIDA pro Carbon -5|
|HANDLEBAR||MERIDA pro OS 720 Flat|
|HEADSET||Big Conoid A-bearing|
|SEAT POST||MERIDA carbon H SB0 31.6|
|SADDLE||Prologo new Nago Evo X10 STN|
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