Merida BIG.TRAIL 500 Review

Merida BIG.TRAIL 500 Review

Merida BIG.TRAIL 500 Review

Price: 1349 €
category: All Mountain
Frame Material: Aluminium
Weight: 14,21 kg
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel Front: 140 mm
Model Year: 2023 (carry over model from 2022)
  • affordable trail fun
  • good complete bike for the price
  • definately shredable in the downhill
  • 25 years warranty
  • uphill a bit sluggish
fun to ride in
easy terrain extreme terrain
seating position
upright efficient
handling
playful easy calm
framesize runs
small big

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Geometry

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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-
S
M
L
XL
-
Wheelsize
-
-
29
29
29
29
29
Stack
-
-
636
641
650
659
659
Reach
-
-
415
435
455
475
500
Top Tube Length
-
-
579
600
622
645
670
Seat Tube Length
-
-
380
410
430
450
470
Seat Tube Angle
-
-
75,5
75,5
75,5
75,5
75,5
Head Tube Length
-
-
95
100
110
120
120
Head Tube Angle
-
-
65,5
65,5
65,5
65,5
65,5
Bottom Bracket Drop
-
-
66,5
66,5
66,5
66,5
66,5
Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Chainstay Length
-
-
435
435
435
435
435
Wheelbase
-
-
1150
1172
1196
1220
1245
Standover Height
-
-
716
723
725
728
782
Specification
  • Frame BIG.TRAIL TFS, 148x12mm axle standard, BSA bottom bracket standard
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork Rock Shox Recon Silver RL; air spring
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Gearrange 382%
  • Drivetrain 1x11
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore; 11 s
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore; 11 s
  • Crank KURBEL Shimano Deore M5100, 32 teeth
  • Cassette Shimano Deore; 11 s; 11-42
  • Chain KETTE KMC X11 GRY/GRY
  • Brake Set Tektro HD-M275
  • Brake Rotors 180/180
  • Rims MERIDA COMP TR, 29mm, aluminium
  • Front Hub Shimano HB MT400
  • Rear Hub Shimano HB MT400
  • Tires Front Maxxis Dissector Exo; Kevlar Bead (foldable); 2,4
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Dissector Exo; Kevlar Bead (foldable); 2,4
  • Saddle MERIDA COMP CC
  • Seat Post MERIDA COMP TR , 30.9mm diameter, S: 125mm travel seatpost - M/L/XL: 150mm travel seatpost
  • Stem  MERIDA EXPERT TR
  • Handle Bar  MERIDA EXPERT TR, 780
  • Handle Bar Width 780
  • Head Set STEUERSATZ MERIDA M4455

Expirience with the Merida BIG.TRAIL 500

Merida BIG.TRAIL 500 Review With the BIG.TRAIL 500 , Merida enables access to extreme trails for relatively little money. You have no idea if you prefer high speed stability or playful handling? Then you can´t go wrong with the Merida BIG.TRAIL 500. It´s handling is pleasantly balanced. The combination of high stack and short top tube makes the riding position pleasantly comfortable. On climbs, the Merida Hardtail lets you sweat. Other bikes 1349 Euro climb better. Merida gives 25 years warranty on the bike. Pay attention when selecting your size: the Merida All Mountain sizing runs small.

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