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 RC CF5 III

FRAME SIZE M, L, XL

SHOCK Fox Float DPS Factory

FORK Fox 34 Float SC Factory

WHEELSET Reynolds BLACKLABEL 309/289 XC

FRONT TYRE Maxxis Rekon Race

REAR TYRE Maxxis Rekon Race

HUBS MERIDA EXPERT TR

CHAINWHEEL SRAM XX1 Eagle Power MeterSram XX1 Eagle Power Meter

CRANK 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up

BOTTOM BRACKET BB DUB BSA 73 MTB

CASSETTE Sram XG-1299 Eagle

CHAIN Sram XX1 Eagle

SHIFTERS Shimano SL -MT800-IL / Sram AXS Rocker Paddle

REAR DERAILLEUR Sram XX1 Eagle AXS

BRAKES Shimano XTR

ROTORS Shimano RT-MT900

HEADSET MERIDA-8151 1-1/8"-1.5" cartridge bearing set

STEM MERIDA TEAM CC II

STEM SIZE S-60 mm, M/L/XL-70 mm

HANDLEBAR MERIDA TEAM CC

GRIP Rock Shox TwistLoc grip

SEAT POST Fox Transfer SL

REMOTE LEVER Twistloc

SADDLE SCRATCH M5 PAS

SEAT CLAMP MERIDA EXPERT

BOTTLE CAGE Carbon BS319

Merida Ninety-Six RC 10K

£9,500.00Price