Merida Big Trail 500 29er

Regular price £1,400.00 Sale price £999.00 Save £401.00
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29er aluminium hardcore hardtail with RockShox Recon Silver RL 140mm fork, Shimano Deore 1 x 11 drivetrain and a dropper post. 

The Big Trail has been a hit with the mountain bike press and trail riders alike. confirmed that we 'nailed it', while MBR, IMB and many more confirmed that the Big Trail is firmly at the top of the trail hardtail game.

Conversations between UK bike shops and our German R&D team resulted in the development of a fun-packed and hugely capable bike. Trail bike geometry combined with a long travel 140 mm fork and grippy 2.4" wide 29er trail tyres make this the perfect companion for exciting trail sessions and demanding all-day rides over rough terrain. It's perfectly suited to UK riding.

The modern trail bike geometry has a slack enduro inspired 65.5° head angle, steep seat angle and a long reach. A short seat tube delivers a low standover height giving plenty of space to manoeuvre on the bike when the trail gets technical but still accommodates a long travel dropper post. The geometry means most sizes work for most body sizes so riding style can be factored in. If you want to go crazy fast, take the longer size, for agility, take a shorter size.

The Big Trail has hidden talents, in addition to two sets of bottle bosses, there's a trail mount under the top tube that allows you to carry tools and extra gear on the bike. It's also possible to fit mudguards and a rack if you want to trek further afield.

Key Features....

  • Modern trail bike geometry with long reach, slack head angle and steep seat angle
  • 140mm RockShox Recon fork
  • 1 x 11 Shimano Deore drivetrain
  • Extremely low standover height paired with long travel dropper posts
  • Multiple fixing points for bottles and other equipment
  • Internal cable routing


HEADSET         MERIDA M4455
STEM SIZE       50 mm
GRIP                MERIDA COMP EC
PEDAL              VP VPE-891

TYRE SIZES 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
ST SEAT TUBES MM 380 410 430 450 470
TT TOP TUBES MM 579 600 622 645 670
CS CHAIN STAYS MM 435 435 435 435 435
HTA HEAD TUBE ANGLE [°] 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
STA SEAT TUBE ANGLE [°] 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5
BD BOTTOM BRACKET DROPS MM 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
HT HEAD TUBE LENGTHS MM 95 100 110 120 120
FL FORK LENGTHS MM 550 550 550 550 550
R REACH MM 415 435 455 475 500
S STACKS MM 636 641 650 659 659
WB WHEEL BASE MM 1150 1172 1196 1220 1245
SH STAND OVER HEIGHT MM 716 723 725 728 730


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