Merida One Sixty 7
The Merida One Sixty 700 is a brilliant enduro bike for those wanting all-mountain performance at great value (for a 160mm travel full-susser). Merida combine a super high quality frame with the latest spec for fun and lively ride whatever the conditions. This?ll go great uphill, but..it?s the downhill sections where this really shines.
Frame & Fork
The One Sixty has been optimized to fit the new 650b (27.5″) wheel size for 2015. It features longer chainstays and bigger wheels which give you great stability on fast and technical downhill sections. Also the head angle is pretty slack, again great for the descents.
The frame itself is 6066 aluminium alloy – the highest quality alloy used in the cycling industry and is the same frame as featured on the next level up 900 model. 6066 alloy is lightweight, strong and stiff – making it ideal for an enduro bike like this. Merida are able to further reduce weight by triple butting the frame.
Internal cable routing keeps lines clean, so you need to do less maintenance – they?re also less prone to damage. A tapered head tube gives you extremely precise steering which is definitely a plus on technical sections.
Rock Shox Monarch RC3 rear shock and Marzocchi 350CR 160mm travel fork gives you a plush suspension platform which soaks up the big hits and works efficiently on technical terrain.
Merida have well spec-d the One Sixty 700 with the latest drivetrain and components. The SRAM X1 drivetrain is high quality and perfectly suited for all-mountain riding, whilst Shimano SLX disc brakes give you all the stopping power you need on the steepest descents.
One of the best features has to be the Rock Shox Reverb Stealth remote dropper post – so you can really throw yourself around the bike on technical sections without having to stop and lower your saddle
The One Sixty 700 is an extremely capable enduro machine. You can tackle the steepest most technical and rapid descents with this – as well as the climbs.
Weight – 14.63kg (M frame – with pedals)
Available from Edds Bikes for £2,600