The Merida One-Twenty 600 is a dual suspension mountain bike equipped to eat trails for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a triple-butted alloy frame, riders are offered the optimum blend of lightweight performance and durability. While Merida has utilised their proven Float Link suspension design to offer a stable and easily controllable platform that makes use of every millimetre of travel when it’s required on demanding trails. Speaking of travel, the One-Twenty 600 offers 130mm of travel up front through the legendary Marzocchi Z2 Bomber matched with 120mm of articulated rear wheel travel thanks to the everpresent RockShox Deluxe Select+ Shock. Naturally, you’re offered air suspension all around for improved damping and compression rates while lockout comes standard for incredible climbing performance.
Merida designed the One-Twenty 600 to offer a classic trail riding experience, yet remain focused on lightweight climbing performance. This might sound like a practically impossible task to achieve, however, the One-Twenty 600 really fits this bill. It’s fast and agile on technically demanding trails and highly capable through rough and ready sections. Naturally, this can be attributed to the proven Float Link suspension, however, much can be attributed to the specs on offer. Indeed, with the impressive Shimano XT drivetrain offering a wide-range 12 speed drivetrain matched with the lightweight RaceFace Ride chainwheel, the One-Twenty 600s efficiency is unparalleled, whether you’re on the flat or climbing steep mountain faces. Equally, the two-piston hydraulic disc brakes ensure riders remain in control thanks to their powerful application and easy two-finger braking levers. While an integrated dropper post offers you greater off saddle control for technical descents. Finally, large 29″ Merida Expert TR rims with wide 2.35″ Maxxis Forekaster tyres allow you to easily roll over anything in your way and provide superior cornering grip in all weather conditions.
The Merida One-Twenty 600 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike has been equipped with everything you need to get the most out of the trails on any given day. With a lightweight frame and Merida’s proven Float Link suspension design, you’ll find the One-Twenty 600 is ready for anything you throw at it. Are you game enough to push your limits?
AIR SPRUNG FRONT SUSPENSION FORK
Air Sprung Front Suspension Forks offer significant advantages over traditional coil sprung forks. The predominant benefit is the significantly reduced weight – an air fork can weigh as much as half that of a traditional coil fork, meaning that you’ll find climbing hills an absolute breeze. While air forks also offer progressive compression rates and significantly more adjustment options, from changing the air pressure within the fork to manually adjusting the rebound or locking your fork out. There’s a reason UCI riders are moving to air-sprung front suspension forks, why don’t you?
LONG TRAVEL DROPPER POST
Featuring a short seat tube for maximum standover clearance, allowing size-specific, long-travel dropper posts to get seats completely out of the way in the rough stuff.
TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINIUM FRAME
Butting offers varying thickness in tubing throughout frame construction so you get the benefit of strength where you need it and a lightweight design everywhere else. As part of the process, frames are heated and cooled significantly increasing the strength of the tubing.
What do you recommend using the Merida One-Twenty 600 for?
With a unique 130mm/120mm split of travel, the Merida One-Twenty 600 is all about taming the trails at high speed, regardless of how rough the terrain might be. Its wide-range Shimano XT drivetrain means you’ll always have the right gear for the gradient, so before you know it, you’ll be smashing through the miles like there’s no tomorrow! While the combination of the legendary Marzocchi Z2 Bomber and RockShox Deluxe Select+ Shock means you’ll be offered a supple ride wherever you may be.
What set the Merida One-Twenty 600 apart?
Merida’s proven Float Link design really makes the One-Twenty 600 stand out. It ensures you get every millimetre of travel on offer, meaning it can often feel like a dual suspension mountain bike with 140 or even 160mm of travel on offer. With this in mind, the One-Twenty 600 is easily able to conquer double black trails one minute, and cruise along gravel paths and off the beaten track the next. If you’re after a controlled ride and want to show the trail whose boss, then the Merida One-Twenty 600 is the model for you!
Who is the Merida One-Twenty 600 designed for?
The Merida One-Twenty 600 is arguably the ideal bike for those looking to downsize to a two bike garage. With dual suspension on offer and an efficient drivetrain, riders can easily replace their cross country and all mountain bikes into this beast. Equally, you’ll find it to be a comfortable and quick ride on the daily commute… you could argue it’s perfect for a one bike garage! If you value versatility, capability and fun, then the Merida One-Twenty 600 is the perfect bike for you!
|Click & Collect||Yes|
|Rear Gears||12 Speed|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face BB BB92- 24mm|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore M6100; 10-51 ATC; 12 GER|
|Crankset||Race Face Ride; 32 ATC|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano XT M8100 Shadow+|
|Fork||Marzocchi Z2; Air; 130 STR; Tapered; 44mm fork offset|
|Frame||ONE-TWENTY LITE; 120 STR; MAT aluminium; 29 WHS; 148×12 AST; BB92 BBR|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT TR; MAT aluminium; 760 WHB; 20 RHB|
|Rims||MERIDA EXPERT 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; S: 100 SPT – M: 125 SPT – L/XL: 150 SPT|
|Stem||MERIDA EXPERT TR; MAT aluminium; 35 DSH; 0 ASD|
|Spokes||Double Butted Black stainless|
|Speeds||1 x 12|
|Sizing SKUs||SM: MEDA2243225, MD: MEDA2243236, LG: MEDA2243247, XL: MEDA2243258|