However, the simplicity and capability of the hardtail remain a strong contender in the world of mountain biking. But it is not just at home on subdued trails or in the world of XC racing, but it also finds its way onto the more demanding tracks out there. However, to hit the more challenging trails that little bit harder, you need the right tool for the job.
Welcome to our new BIG.TRAIL, our take on the fun-packed, versatile, capable and rewarding trail hardtail category. Our BIG.TRAIL combines the simplicity and low maintenance of a hardtail with the capability and the fun factor of a long travel bike. For us, the BIG.TRAIL symbolises TRAIL FUN SIMPLIFIED.
The UK has been one of the driving forces in Europe if not in the world when it comes to taking hardtails on demanding trails and tracks, so it was obvious to bring leading UK dealers and our R&D team together to create our four BIG.TRAIL models. Their combined market knowledge and experience paired with the design and development know-how of our German R&D team was the perfect combination to develop this new bike for the 2021 line-up.
- BSA 73 mm bottom bracket
- Post mount 180 mm
- 148x12 mm boost
- 55 mm chain line
- Sram UDH hanger
- 30.9 mm seat post
- Semi-integrated headset (44/55 mm)
- 1x only
Further features of the BIG.TRAIL are internal cable routing, Boost standard front and rear, space for two water bottles plus ‘Trail Mount’ inside the frame, external bottom bracket, SRAM UDH hanger, tubeless-ready rims with 29 mm inner width and 180 mm rotors front and rear.
The Merida BIG.TRAIL will be available in South Africa. The current schedule is for early 2021. Models and pricing will be confirmed at this time.