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Ninety Six carbon full suspension
Industry type:Transportation
Product model number:Ninety Six series
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The NINETY-SIX suspension bike uses a mix of all current techniques of carbon manufacturing: The front-part of the main triangle is made as a monocoque, the seat-tube including main-pivot and the lower section of the down-tube are made as tube-to tube and are bonded with the front – at the down-tube in a kind of internal joint. The seat-stay unit is made by tube-to tube and completely made of carbon, the chain-stays are made as a monocoque and even the right hand drop-out is made of carbon as well.
More important than the way the frame-segments are manufactured and bonded is the use of pre-compressed carbon prepregs (pre-impregnated materials), which have a very low percentage of resin. This combined with the usage of the best fibre quality available and the outstanding knowledge of our new manufacturing partner lets us produce this outstanding frame.
And finally the benefit of our NANO-MATRIX material, which improves the frames’ impact resistance about 40%, compared with carbon-frames made with regular epoxy matrix-material.



Merida is founded in 1972 and is a Taiwan-based company that designs, manufactures and markets high-end bicycles and electric assisted bicycles globally to over 80 countries. After being an OE manufacturer for many years, Merida started to sell its own Merida-brand bicycles in late 1980s. Merida became a publicly traded company on the Taiwanese Stock Exchange since 1992. With an annual consolidated sales revenue of USD860 million in 2018, Merida has been ranked Best Taiwan Global Brands Top 20 for years with a brand value of approximately USD328 million in 2018.


Whenever we create a bike, it means much more than working on a particular project or suspension platform: we tell a story. Because also in 2015, each of our numerous models is packed with thousands of thoughts and ideas, countless discussions and hours of concentration and refinementM
began in 1972. The founding of Merida Industry Co., Ltd., dates back as far as to that year. Equally far back reaches the tradition that we feel obliged to the three Chinese syllables “Me-Ri-Da”. They mean nothing less than each of our bikes has to be an equally beautiful and sustainably valuable bike which carries it’s riders to her/his destinations as pleasantly as possible – in the narrower as well as in the wider literal sense. Many steps lie between then and today. But with each single bike, we once again start with the first step…

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