Merida Big Trail 400 Orange / Black 2021

The only question is if you want to go crazy fast or super agile.

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The Big Trail name is back! Last year a few UK customers met Product Manager Rey at the Global Launch in Germany and over a few beers defined their wish list for a perfect UK bike – a trail focussed 29er with 140mm fork, 1 x transmission, Boost standard bolt through axles and a dropper post.

Then it was over to Rey, a very handy rider to develop the ideas into a workable bike. He rode with us at The Ex Enduro event on Exmoor last year. At the end of day one, he climbed off the bike understanding why we wanted 140mm forks. He completely gets the UK trail riding style. The enduro inspired 65.5° head angle in combination with the 140mm fork delivers a fun confidence-inspiring bike.A long reach and short seat tube give plenty of space to manoeuvre on the bike and a really low standover height. We use long dropper posts to achieve the short seat tube. Speccing 29er wheels with 2.4” tyres meant designing the bike around a 55mm chain line to give ample tyre clearance even in muddy trail conditions.

The seat angle is much more aggressive compared to our XC focussed bikes making climbing easier. Another advantage of the geometry is depending on the riding style, most sizes work for most body sizes. The only question is if you want to go crazy fast or super agile. For speed take the longer size, for agility take a shorter size. Highlights of the Big Trail 400 – Suntour XCR34 Air fork & Deore 1 x 10.

Additional information

Size

L 17", M 16", S 14.5", XL 18"

Brand

Specification

  • Frame: TFS – 6061 series double butted and techno formed aluminium tubing with smooth welding. Modern trail bike geometry. Class-leading, premium technologies such as Boost axle standard, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, internal cable routing
  • Fork: Suntour XCR34 LOR; Air; 140mm travel; Tapered; lockout; 51mm fork offset
  • Rims: Merida Comp TR; 29mm inner rim width; Material: aluminium; Tubeless-ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • Spokes: Black stainless
  • Front Hub: Shimano MT400-B; 110x15mm; 32 spokes; Centerlock
  • Rear Hub: Shimano MT400-B; 148x12mm; 32 spokes; Centerlockincluding removable lever with 6mm Allen key
  • Front Tyres: Kenda Regolith; 29″ x 2.4″; wire bead
  • Rear Tyres: Kenda Regolith; 29″ x 2.4″; wire bead
  • Speed: 10
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore M4100
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore M5120 Shadow+
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore M5100; 32 teeth chainwheel with 170mm – S, 175mm – M up length crank
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore M4100; 11-46 teeth; 10 speed
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Pedals: VP Components, VPE-891
  • Brakes Levers: Shimano BR-MT200 (or Tektro HD-M275 if Shimano supply is delayed)
  • Front Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake (or Tektro HD-M275) with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor
  • Rear Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake (or Tektro HD-M275) with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor
  • Grip: Merida Comp EC
  • Handlebar: Merida Expert CC; aluminium; 740mm wide; 10mm rise
  • Stem: Merida Comp CC; aluminium; 31.8mm diameter; 6 degree rise – Length : 50 mm
  • Headset: Merida M2345
  • Saddle: Merida Comp CC
  • Seat Post: Merida Comp TR; 30.9mm diameter; in-line; S: 125mm drop – M/L/XL: 150mm drop with Shimano SL -MT500-IL lever

Sizing

Riders Height
Frame Size
5’0″ – 5’5″
S
5’6″ – 5’10”
M
5’9″ – 6’1″
L
5’11″+
XL