MERIDA Ninety-Six RC 10K
|Options||M Chameleon Out Of Stock
L Chameleon Out Of Stock
XL Chameleon Out Of Stock
|Style||Range-topping XC racer leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of performance. Lightweight carbon frame paired with the best kit to deliver a race weapon so sharp it'll slice competition like sushi.
Merida's 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 race courses have become much more demanding. There's also a growing number of riders looking for Down-country bikes combining the climbing and sprinting ability of a lightweight XC race bike with the 'trail-ability' of a trail bike.
So 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 2 variants; RC for full on XC racing and for down-country riders non RC models have 120mm front forks grippier tyres and 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||CF5 carbon - premium fibres for highest performance and lowest weight, internal cable routing, long seat post insert depth. Boost axles standard, threaded BB, 2 bottle mounts and trail mount, max tyre width 29"" x 2.3""|
|Forks||FOX 34 Float SC Factory ; Air; 100mm travel; Tapered; Remote lockout; 44mm fork offset; Max. tyre size: 29"" x 2.4""
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS|
|Shifters||SRAM AXS Rocker Paddle|
|Chainset||SRAM XX1 Eagle; 34 tooth chainset; Powermeter. Crank length: 170mm (S), 175mm (M,L,XL)|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM BB DUB PF MTB 92|
|Chain||Next Gen SRAM XX1|
|Cassette||Next Gen SRAM XX1|
|Headset||Merida 8151 1-1/8-1.5 cartridge bearing
|Stem||Merida Team CC II; aluminium; 31.8mm diameter; -8 degree rise. Stem length: 60mm (S), 70mm (M/L/XL)|
|Handlebars||Merida Team CC II; carbon; 760mm wide; 12.5mm rise|
|Front Brake||Shimano XTR; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake caliper with Shimano RT-MT900; 180mm rotor|
|Rear Brake||Shimano XTR; 2 piston; flat mount hydraulic disc brake caliper with Shimano RT-MT900; 160mm rotor|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XTR, Hydraulic disc|
|Rims||Part of wheelset - Reynolds Black Label 309/289 XC; 30/28mm inner rim width; carbon; Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included); Lifetime warranty|
|Front Hub||Part of wheelset - Reynolds Black Label 309/289 XC; 110x15mm; Centre lock|
|Rear Hub||Part of wheelset - Reynolds Black Label 309/289 XC; 148x12mm; Centre lock; Shimano 12 Speed; Merida Expert TR axle with removable lever, 6/4mm allen key|
|Spokes||part of wheelset|
|Tyres||Maxxis Rekon Race; 29 x 2.35; Kevlar bead, folding; TR EXO 120 TPI|
|Saddle||Prologo Scratch M5 PAS|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer SL; 30.9mm diameter; in-line; Drop: 100mm All sizes|
|Grips||RockShox TwistLoc grip|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float DPS Factory; remote lockout|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.