Our mountain biking history is long and illustrious, the Multivan Merida Biking Team dominated XC and marathon racing for many years. Pro racer Ralph Naef spearheaded the original Ninety-Six project; a lightweight full suspension bike and rode it to a silver medal at the World Champs at Fort William a week after it was launched.

Today’s XC, marathon and stage racecourses have become much more demanding. A growing number of riders are seeking down-country bikes combining the climbing and sprinting ability of a lightweight XC race bike with the ‘trail-ability’ of a trail bike.

The new Ninety-Six is a super modern cross country race bike. Modern, in this case, means that it is much more downhill capable than its predecessors. Available in two variants; RC for full on XC racing and for down-country riders non-RC models have 120mm front forks, grippier tyres and a more powerful front brake.

To improve the downhill performance, the head angle is slacker, the reach longer and the bb and stand over height are lower. All these changes make the bike more stable and there is more space to manoeuvre on the bike. The seat angle is made steeper to allow greater pressure on the pedals.

The new Ninety-Six leverage ratio is more progressive. The higher ratio at the beginning of the travel makes the suspension sensitive to small impacts, and the progression gives it great support in the mid-travel.

The new P-FLEX system means there is no seat / chainstay pivot point, which saves weight, improves stiffness. The properties of carbon and the leaf-spring-like frame design allow sufficient flex without having an impact on durability.

 

FRAME NINETY-SIX CF4 III

FRAME SIZE S, M, L, XL

SHOCK FOX DPS Performance Elite

FORK Rock Shox SID

RIM MERIDA EXPERT TR

HUBS Shimano SLX

FRONT TYRE Maxxis Minion DHR II

REAR TYRE Maxxis Minion DHR II

HUBS MERIDA EXPERT TR

CRANK Race Face Aeffect

BOTTOM BRACKET Race Face BSA 68/73 – 24mm

CASSETTE Shimano Deore M6100

CHAIN KMC X12

SHIFTERS JD-FL lever / Shimano XT

REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow+

BRAKES Shimano SLX M7120 / Shimano SLX M7110

ROTORS Shimano RT54

HEADSET MERIDA 8151

STEM MERIDA TEAM CC II

STEM SIZE 60 mm

HANDLEBAR MERIDA EXPERT CC

GRIP Rock Shox TwistLoc grip

SEAT POST MERIDA COMP TR

REMOTE LEVER Rock Shox Twistloc

SADDLE MERIDA COMP SL

SEAT CLAMP MERIDA EXPERT

Merida Ninety-Six 6000

£4,100.00Price