The Merida eOne-Sixty 500 Electric Mountain Bike is designed to bring the best of dual-suspension trail bikes and electric bikes to the same world. The award-winning legacy of the eOne-Sixty has been upgraded and improved, giving you an Enduro bike that feels as nimble as a regular bike on the downhills, but has the added bonus of a motor to get you back up the hills so you don’t have to wait for the shuttle! With perfectly-tuned MTB geometry, this bike is made for trail riding, but will also shine away from the enduro tracks, thanks to the comfortable geometry and more travel, it is also perfect as a capable alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike.
Jam-packed with amazing components, this bike features the high-quality Shimano EP8 drive unit and EP8 630 Wh battery. With 85 Nm of torque, and specifically designed clearance, this bike will help you tackle the toughest of terrains, but thanks to the comfortable geometry of the tough all-aluminium frame, it is also versatile enough to be your own ‘SUV’ of the trails, giving you confidence and fun when riding anything from a fire trail, or entry-level trails, to gnarly Enduro tracks. The 160mm of RockShox Gold air forks will help soak up the bumps and keep your ride smooth while the Merida Expert TR dropper seat post will help you shred those trails, getting the seat out of the road so you can focus on the fun. Shimano Hydraulic, 4-piston disc brakes will give you amazing braking control, even on rough terrain and fast descents, while the 11-speed gearset will help make those climbs that bit easier.
The mullet design, with a 29er in the front and 27.5” in the rear, offers the best of both worlds, allowing you to roll over obstacles with ease, while giving you a bike that is nimble and fun to flick around. Finishing touches like the unobtrusive ebike assistance level shifter that is perfectly placed to allow easy control, but still provide access to the dropper post lever and brake, really show why World of MTB gave the eOne-Sixty their ‘Best of 2021’ award. The innovative Merida Expert TR through-axle features a removable axle lever, which, when inserted into the axle, allows you to easily loosen or tighten the axle, and when removed it works as a 4mm Allen key, ready to go for any on-the-trail adjustments needed. These finishing features combined with the amazing base of a well-made frame with quality Shimano e-bike components come together into a capable bike that is equally at home on your local Enduro trails, or for your next weekend-long adventure.
ROCKSHOX 35 GOLD RL SUSPENSION
Offering an amazing 160 mm of travel, and the tunability of an air fork, all in an affordable package, this bike features the RockShox 35 Gold RL. Despite being one of RockShox’s entry-level forks, this suspension doesn’t skimp on quality. Offering you a reliable and fun ride, these forks will help soak up the bumps even as you hit the rougher trails.
SHIMANO EP8 DRIVE UNIT
Featuring the top-of-class EP8 Drive Unit, this bike will handle whatever you throw at it. Weighing in at only 2.6 kg, and offering a mind-blowing 85 Nm of grunt, and more ground clearance, you can tackle the steepest climbs and toughest trails with full confidence knowing this bike is right there with you. With a natural riding feel and smooth, direct power, you will always be in control. Even better, using the E-Tube Project App, you can customise your ride even further, making it perfect for your riding style! Ride with confidence, and ride your way.
SHIMANO EP8 630 WH BATTERY
Featuring a powerful 630 Wh Shimano lithium-ion battery, you will be riding in style and comfort for hours. With a 6 hour charge time, a waterproof design, and great longevity, this battery won’t disappoint. Seamlessly integrated into the downtube, and still offering space for a water bottle, this battery will keep you rolling and look sleek while doing it!
What is this bike used for?
Trail riding! All and any trails, from the most hard-core Enduro runs, to a playful, easy trail, this bike will eat it up. Even better, due to the comfortable geometry, The eOne-Sixty can also be used as an ‘SUV’ of bikes offering comfort and confidence for riders to use it as an alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike.
Why choose this bike?
While the eOne-Sixty 500 is the entry-level of the eOne-Sixty range, it still offers the same amazing drive unit and battery as the best bikes in the range, but at a more affordable price point. With hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm travel, a durable aluminium frame, and amazingly comfortable geometry, you can’t go wrong with this bike!
Who is this bike designed for?
Being so versatile, this bike will suit many people. It is perfect for the entry to mid-level Enduro rider who wants to be able to ride for longer, or not have to worry about shuttles up the hill. At the same time is also amazing for the rider who wants the confidence of an ‘SUV’ bike to ride on their local trails, or who simply want to cruise up the fire trails and paths in style and comfort.
The Thermo Gate is a Merida-specific technology that acts like a chimney, alloying warm air from the batter to dissipate through openings near the head tube to ensure the internal battery remains at optimum operating temperature. This means your battery will always perform at its best, giving you the most you can out of your amazing ride.
MERIDA EXPERT ETR COCKPIT
Keep your cockpit clean and organised with the EXPERT eTR cockpit. Offering internal cable routing for e-system cables, passing them through the handlebar and stem.
The 2-part Energy Guard battery cover offers innovative protection for your battery. With a soft outside layer to reduce noise and seal the downtube, and take the impact out of any small stones that may be flicked up, and a harder inner layer to give structural protection and added damage protection, the Energy Guard has you covered.
|Rear Gears||11 Speed|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Battery||Shimano E8036 630Wh / Shimano E8035 504Wh for XS only|
|Cassette||Shimano M5100; 11-51 ATC; 11 GER|
|Chain||KMC e11S EPT|
|Crankset||Shimano CRE70-B; 34 ATC Shimano FCEM600; 165 mm for all sizes|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Deore RDM5100 11|
|Motor/Drive Unit||Shimano EP8; 85Nm|
|Fork||Rock Shox 35 Gold RL; Air; 160 STR; Tapered; 51mm fork offset; 29×2.8″ max WHS|
|Frame||eONE-SIXTY LITE III; MAT aluminium; 150 STR; 27.5×2.8″ max. WHS; 148×12 AST; intube;|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT eTR; 780 WHB; 20 RHB|
|Rims||MERIDA COMP TR; 29 IWR; MAT aluminium; Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)|
|Saddle||MERIDA COMP SL; V-mount|
|Seatpost||MERIDA COMP TR; 30.9 DSP; 0 SSB; XS/S 100 SPT – M/L 125 SPT – XL 150 SPT|
|Stem||MERIDA EXPERT eTR II; MAT aluminium; 35 DSH; 0 ASD; Supernova mount|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M5100 11|
|EBike Drive System||Mid Drive|
|Speeds||1 x 11|
|Sizing SKUs||XS: MEEB2245131, SM: MEEB2245142, MD: MEEB2245153, LG: MEEB2245164, XL: MEEB2245175|
|Motor Torque (Nm)||85 Nm|
|Battery Size (Watt-Hours)||630 W-h|