The Merida One Twenty RC 300 is a trail bike with a touch of XC speed for an agile ride. The triple-butted 6066 aluminium frame is stiff and light, with 100mm travel thanks to the Suntour Edge TR LOR8 Rear Shock with lockout. The Float Link Suspension allows the lower shock to move with the system which gives you a plush feel and enhanced pedalling efficiency. This makes it different to rest the rest of the One Twenty range which packs 120mm rear travel, it does however have a 120mm travel Suntour XCR32 Fork with remote lockout, giving this bike a feel that sits somewhere between trail and XC.
This bike is more than capable on the trails, equipped with a 2×9 speed Shimano Alivio Drivetrain which is simple, efficient and reliable. While the Tektro M275 2 piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes give you the stopping power and control you need to ride with confidence. The RC 300 rolls on Merida Comp CC wheels and 29×2.2″ Maxxis Ikon Tyres which fuse grip and speed in one package. The Merida One Twenty RC 300 is a trail bike built to go fast, with reasonable spec and design which is reasonable value for money for the keen trail rider.
FLOAT LINK SUSPENSION
The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver plushness and pedalling efficiency. Our engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio and progression, which means that a ‘Float Link’ system is very sensitive, delivering great support in mid-travel and the appearance of more travel that the model name suggests. The rear end creates the feeling of almost bottomless travel whilst remaining perfectly controlled when climbing.
A trunnion mount shock gives our frame designers more flexibility by using a shorter shock with increased stroke. Combined with the ball bearing bushing of the upper mount, shock sensitivity is increased, and the suspension performance can be perfectly tuned.
Selected bolts can be tightened via a TORX 30 key from just one side, without running the risk that the opposite side slips or turns, allowing faster and more straightforward tightening of important hardware components.
What is this bike used for?
The Merida One Twenty RC 300 is a quick, slick cross-country race bike ready to munch through trails or be raced against your mates.
Why is this bike different?
This is an aggressive cross country race bike featuring a much shorter rear travel for better grip and more efficient pedalling output.
Who is this bike designed for?
The Merida One Twenty RC 300 is designed for riders looking to ride hard and fast whenever they’re out on the trails. Forget about stopping to admire the view, the RC300 will get you down and around faster than a homesick angel!
|Click & Collect||Yes|
|Rear Gears||9 Speed|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano MT500-PA pressfit|
|Cassette||Shimano HG200; 11-36 ATC; 9 GER|
|Crankset||Shimano MT210-B2; 36-22 ATC|
|Derailleur Front||Shimano Alivio Shadow|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Alivio Shadow|
|Fork||Suntour XCR32 RL-R; Air; 120 STR; Tapered; Remote lockout; 46mm fork offset|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT CC; MAT aluminium; 720 WHB; 10 RHB|
|Rear Shock||Suntour Edge TR LOR8|
|Rims||MERIDA COMP CC; 20 IWR; MAT aluminium|
|Saddle||MERIDA COMP SL; V-mount|
|Seatpost||MERIDA COMP CC; MAT aluminium; 30.9 DSP; 0 SSB|
|Stem||MERIDA EXPERT TR; MAT aluminium; 35 DSH; 0 ASD|
|Speeds||2 x 9|
|Sizing SKUs||SM: MEDA2242279, MD: MEDA2242280, LG: MEDA2242291, XL: MEDA2242309|