NINETY-SIX
Legends don’t just return. They come home. Our NINETY-SIX has influenced an entire era, inspiring bike engineers and helping racers achieve peak performance since its debut in 2009. The NINETY-SIX, which was provisionally put to pasture in 2012, is still one of the most successful racing bikes in the world. For the 2016 MERIDA season: the legend is coming home!

No dual-suspension concept is lighter, no design is sleeker, and nowhere else do power transfer and lockout control work so perfectly. These were enough reasons for the MERIDA engineers to go back to the roots after the successful years of the NINETY-NINE. While the original NINETY-SIX and its successors were designed for 3x and 2x drivetrains, the new NINETY-SIX has been kinematically optimised for the 1x11 drivetrain that now dominates the XC circuit – thanks to “M.O.R.E.” technology, it works perfectly once you through a leg over, regardless of frame size. Our engineers followed this focus of development with the goal of simultaneously implementing the new NINETY-SIX as 27.5” and 29er options. Thanks to the manufacturing technology with an EPS core, which is used for the first time, the NINETY-SIX – which was developed in close cooperation with our XC pros – has a frame weight of less than 2 kg as well as continued super-high stiffness. This makes it a winner even before the race starts. Our MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM will leave the competition in their wake while riding the new workhorse...


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