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Big Nine
Industry type:Transportation
Product model number:Big Nine Series
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Big wheels, big know-how
Nearly no other bike category has caused such a sensation: “Twentyniners” are MTBs with a 29“ wheelset and numerous advantages. Especially our BIG.NINE Carbon Team demonstrates impressively that 29ers are a great choice for many biking occasions in 2012: Already at its very first racing event (the stage race “Cape Epic”), this model carried the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM to Ranks 2, 6 and 10.
Without doubt, these big off-roaders offer several physically irrefutable advantages. But there’s still the question: Who benefits? In case of our big BIG.NINE family: Everyone from leisure cyclists to MTB pro riders! Because MERIDA has put the celebrated virtues of previous year’s model TWENTY-NINE Lite on a broader base that represents all “big-wheeled” advantages on four different levels now: Two carbon frames (“Superlight”, “Pro”) and two aluminium versions (“Lite”, “TFS”) with specific configurations share the know-how of our R&D department. For example, we have not forgotten to design a 29er’s naturally higher front as flat as possible. In spite of shorter chain stays, the rear stay provides enough clearance for broader tires. And the superbly balanced BB position enables better uphill and downhill performance in equal measure. Thus it does not matter if racers choose an ultra-stiff carbon frame with a sensationally low weight below 1.100 g – or if leisure pedalists enjoy increased comfort, perceptibly improved riding safety and robustness suitable for everyday use: With our BIG.NINE, all bikers experience literally big cycling fun!



Founded in 1972, Merida is a well-known high-end bicycle brand and manufacturer from Taiwan. Merida achieved lots of “the first” records over its 40+ years history. For example, the first bicycle company in Taiwan went public(since1992); the first Taiwanese bike manufacturer with ISO certified(since 1996); Merida MTB racing team 6-time ranked the world’s yearly top 1; the first Taiwanese bike brand co-title sponsoring World-Tour road bike race team(2013). Ranked as Best Taiwan Global Brands Top 20 for years, Merida reached its global sales of US$940 million in 2019.


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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