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One twenty
Industry type:Transportation
Product model number:One twenty 7. 900/One twenty 800/One twenty XT-EDITION/One twenty 7. 600/One twenty 7. 600 JULIET/One twenty 7. 500
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There is new star in the MERIDA sky: Our totally redesigned ONE-TWENTY does not have anything is common with it’s predecessor anymore – except for the name which still designates it as a full suspension trail/tour bike with 120 mm of travel in the rear. However, the rear end absorbs bumps so well that it’s more than a match for the 130 mm fork in the front. The new ONE-TWENTY also features the up-to-date 27.5 wheel size.
This bike has been designed as a fast trail bike you’d take to any marathon race, being equally at home up- and downhill. In close cooperation with shock-manufactures, the engineers at MERIDA built a “M.O.R.E” chassis with a new level of drivetrain and braking neutrality at best possible sensitivity. The extended top tube and a short 70 mm stem (60 mm at frame size S), sporty trail riders and marathon racers will experience a downhill capability uncommon in the category. Simultaneously, the rear end with double-bearings and a 142 mm thru-axle is impressively stiff. The internal cable routing is not only a visual but especially a technical treat: neat inlets and outlets for al mechanical cables/wires provide a clean look which effectively preventing “ghost shifting” and cable movements. Based on two slightly different aluminum frames, size 2015 models are available.



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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