The Merida Ninety-Six 8000 XC Mountain Bike is an aggressive, race-oriented dual suspension bike designed to make absolute speed as natural as possible. It features a fast and aggressive geometry targeted at those wanting to save every second and watt possible so you can shred your way to victory. With modern XC racecourses becoming more demanding, Merida has designed the Ninety-Six 8000 with the speed and agility of an XC bike and the trail-crusing ability of slacker rides, ensuring it’s capable on all courses. With a combination of high-end features such as a 120mm Rock Shox SID Ultimate fork and Rock Shox SIDLuxe Ultimate shock, you’ll be fully equipped to take whatever the course throws at you, while Maxxis Minion DHR II tyres offer the perfect balance of speed and grip. When it comes to stopping, Merida has left nothing to chance equipping a powerful 4 piston Shimano XT hydraulic disc brake up front and a 2 piston model rear so you can ride with knowing you’ll always be able to stop, no matter how fast you’re flying! The Ninety-Six 8000 has a progression leverage ratio that is higher at the beginning to increase sensitivity to small impacts while the progression gives awesome support in the mid-travel. The slacker head angle, longer reach, and a lower bottom bracket and standover height on the Ninety-Six 800 provide increased stability and maximum room to move for added control when descending, making it a formidable bike on any trail.
The Ninety-Six 8000 features a frame made from lightweight CF4 carbon using Merida’s Nano Matrix Carbon to improve strength and is combined with a leaf-spring-like frame design. Through this, Merida has eliminated the need for a seat/chainstay pivot point to reduce weight and increase stiffness, making the 8000s handling a real peach. The included Merida Expert TR dropper post allows you to get your seat out of the way with a push of a lever so you have maximum room to move while descending. Adding to the amazing features saving a few precious grams, the Merida Ninety-Six 8000 features a 34T SRAM Carbon GX Eagle chainwheel at the front, and a SRAM XG-1299 Eagle 10-52T cassette at the rear to give you swift climbing and descending with slick shifting you can always depend on.
NANO MATRIX CARBON
To give you the strongest and best Carbon frames, Merida utilises Nano Matrix technology. The Carbon fibres are bonded together using an epoxy resin with added nanoparticles which increases the impact resistance by up to 40%!
ROCK SHOX SID ULTIMATE SUSPENSION
The Rock Shox SID Ultimate fork is the lightest and stiffest performance fork available. It balances insatiable speed and comfort thanks to its Charger Race Day performance damper. While the DebonAir Air Spring has been tuned to exceed the demands of aggressive XC races ensuring increased confidence and control for riders.
Merida’s proprietary P-Flex technology, uses the inherent compliance of the carbon and a leaf-spring-like frame design, to allow the frame to flex near the seat and chainstay junction enough to make the pivot point obsolete, all without impacting durability. This gives you a lighter bike and increased stiffness for a better ride.
What is the Merida Ninety-Six 8000 used for?
The Ninety-Six 8000 is a dual-suspension cross-country beast designed for marathon races on aggressive courses.
Why choose the Merida Ninety-Six 8000?
You can’t go past the Merida Ninety-Six 8000 for a high-end XC race bike. With a 12 Speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, Rock Shox SID Ultimate Fork and dialled geometry, there’ll be nothing stopping you from victory.
Who is the Merida Ninety-Six 8000 designed for?
The Ninety-Six RC 8000 is an extreme beast, made for XC racers that need a bike that can meet their expectations day in and day out. It offers a dialled performance to help shave precious seconds off.
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