For every DH and Enduro bike that hits the slopes there’s a short-travel trail shredder waiting in the shadows for its one chance to prove what it can do, after all, this is a game of fun – not just of numbers. Merida’s brand new One-Twenty is just such a bike.

Who Is The Bike Aimed At?

For people who just want one bike. The One-Twenty is the best all round bike in the Merida line-up. It’s best balanced for trail oriented riding on one side and demanding long distance rides with big climbs on the other.

For every price point, we offer an interesting option. From super high end, down to entry-level dual suspension version. All frames offer the same features – regardless of price point, only the weight and the material used differ.

Design Behind The Bike

The One-Twenty is the design highlight of our 2019 full suspension range. Closely related to the appearance of the flagship One-Sixty, the style of the One-Twenty maintains the surface structure and tube shape of its bigger brother while further lowering the standover height. This was achieved across all frame sizes.

We started with a new design from the ground up and without restrictions. A clean, elegant, and meaningful design language was the main goal. Starting at the dropouts, the eyes of the onlooker follow the lines all the way to the head tube ‘eyebrow’ where it seamlessly diverts to the downtube. The line continues via the bottom bracket all the way back to the rear drop out. An uninterrupted flow which guides through the bike without getting stuck or losing its way. The design elements are there to guide and to underline the onlooker in his attempt to grasp the form. Smooth surface transitions in conjunction with defined edges generate a soft play of light, shadow, reflection and light edges.

The shape of the bike mirrors the determination and concentration of the rider on the trail while hunting for the perfect line. Clean lines even during abrupt direction changes and stylistic confidence in any situation.

Decals

Deliberately minimalistic decals and a clear separation of colours underline the shape while the turbulent and playful elements accentuate the character of the bike.

The Models

9000

– New CF4 frame
– Long distance riding’ weight optimized version
– New Shimano XTR 1×12 with 10-51 T cassette
– Fox Factory suspension elements with golden Kashima coating1. Fox Factory 34 Float SC › lightweight 34 mm stanchion fork 2. Customized shock
– Decal design is adjusted to match the new XTR and the FOX Kashima coating
– Shimano remote dropper post lever › perfect match with the Shimano rear derailleur shifter
– DT Swiss XCM 1200 carbon wheelsets with 30 mm inner width
– Fast rolling and light Continental Mountain King tires
– KS Integra 150 mm dropper seat post in size M and upwards / KS Integra 125 mm dropper seat post in size S
– Long distance specification

8000

– New CF4 frame
– Spec is optimized to have maximum fun on the trail!
– FSA Gradient LTD wheelset › carbon wheelset with 29 mm inner width
– Maxxis Minion DHR II WT front tire › maximum grip and control
– KS Integra 150 mm dropper seat post in size M and upwards / KS Integra 125 mm dropper seat post in size S
– 1×12 X01 Eagle drivetrain
– 4 piston high performance Sram Code RSC brake
– Top level Rock Shox suspension: Pike RCT3 fork and customized Deluxe RCT3 shock
– Trail specification

6000

– New CFA frame
– 1×12 GX Eagle drivetrain
– Maxxis Minion DHR II WT front tire › maximum grip and control
– KS Integra 150 mm dropper seat post in size M and upwards / KS Integra 125 mm dropper seat post in size S
– Rock Shox suspension with customized shock
– Trail specification

800

– New LITE frame
– 1×12 GX Eagle drivetrain
– Maxxis Minion DHR II WT front tire › maximum grip and control
– KS Integra 150 mm dropper seat post in size M and upwards / KS Integra 125 mm dropper seat post in size S
– Rock Shox suspension with customized shock
– Trail specification

XT-Edition

– New LITE frame
– 2×11 Shimano XT drivetrain
– Rock Shox suspension with customized shock
– 650B and 29″ version- More ‘long distance’ oriented spec › lighter and faster rolling spec with a 2×11 drivetrain
– Merida Expert TR dropper seat post
– Fast rolling Maxxis Forekaster tires
– Tour specification

600

– New LITE frame
– 1×12 Sram NX Eagle drivetrain
– Rock Shox suspension (new Rock Shox Sektor fork) custom setup for the shock- 650B and 29″ version
– Merida Expert TR dropper seat post
– Shimano MT-500 brake
– Fast rolling Maxxis Forekaster tires
– Trail specification

500

– New LITE frame
– 2×10 Shimano Deore drivetrain
– Shimano brakes and hubs
– 650B and 29″ version
– Fast rolling Maxxis Forekaster tires
– Merida Expert TR dropper seat post
– Suntour custom tune shock
– Tour specification

400

– New LITE frame
– 1×11 Shimano SLX drivetrain with 11-46 Sunrace cassette
– Shimano brakes and hubs
– 650B and 29″ version
– Suntour custom tune shock
– Fast rolling Maxxis Forekaster tires
– Trail specification

Geometry Advantages and Riding Characteristics

The geometry of the new ONE-TWENTY hits the sweet spot be-tween being a super capable trail bike and a fast and reliable long distance machine. The further reduced stand over height improves maneuverability when the trail gets demanding while the slacked hand angle makes the bike an even better descender. Reduced weight and improved stiffness help turning every pedal stroke into forward motion.

Sat 21st Jul, 2018 @ 3:30 am

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