Merida ONE-FORTY – An affordable trail bike for the masses

A well-considered spec and a price that won’t break the bank – the final prices haven’t been confirmed but the top-of-the-line 800er is reputed to retail around € 3,100.

Today’s crop of contemporary trail bikes are having something of a moment and there’s the consensus that they’re simply the ultimate all-rounder. Merida’s latest offering with the ONE-FORTY constitutes a budget-friendly trail bike that hasn’t cut any corners. From the potent RockShox suspension to the new SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain and the grippy 2.6″ MAXXIS tires, it’s fair to say that the Merida ONE-FORTY 800 brings a well-considered spec to deliver unflinching fun on the trails.

A metric-sized rear shock with a trunnion mount keeps the 140 mm suspension in check.
SRAM Code brakes on a trail bike? Ask Merida and they reckon there’s no such thing as too much braking power! We agree!
2,6″ tires should deliver comfort and traction without any of the disadvantages of plus-size tires.
The new Rock Shox Revelation leans heavily on the Pike, which renders it an appealing option for those counting their pennies.

Merida ONE-SIXTY now in aluminium

Now with an aluminium frame, the Merida ONE-SIXTY will retail for € 2,600 with the spec as shown.

After recently testing the ONE-SIXTY 5000 for ENDURO, we’ve now laid our eyes on the new aluminium version of their enduro whip. Equally as enticing for price-point purchasing, this is a bike with no glaring weaknesses and the componentry gets us nodding our heads in approval across the board. The ONE-SIXTY has 160 mm front and real travel with Wide Trail 27.5″ tires from MAXXIS.

Without having to remortgage your house, the 11-50t cassette from SunRace should deliver the necessary gearing for your rides.
Taking care of the hits up front is a SR Suntour Durolux fork with an stylishly integrated mudguard.

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