Merida Big Trail 500 is an aggressive hardtail mountain bike. Great for the rider looking to tackle more adventurous trails but prefers the feel of a bike without rear suspension.
With a lightweight alloy frame designed around the Boost axle sizing, you can expect a stiff and responsive bike.
The 27.5+ wheel size gives the smooth rollover feel of a 29er, but also gives you additional cushioning and traction. The Maxxis Reckon 2.8” tyres provide outstanding grip, giving you the confidence to tackle trails normally better suited to dual suspension bikes.
With a dropper seatpost and one-by-eleven drivetrain as standard, this bike comes with equipment normally reserved for bikes at much higher price point. The dropper seat post gives the rider more room to move and more confidence in the steep sections. The Sram NX drivetrain does away with the front derailleur, but still gives the rider a wide range of gears. This means fewer dropped chains, less mechanicals, and more time riding.
The Merida Big Trail 500 is a plus sized hardtail mountain bike, perfect for taking on more adventurous trails. This bike represents a great balance of performance and price, without sacrificing reliability.
|COLOURS||matt olive green (neon green)|
|FORK||Suntour Aion 130mm air fork with lockout, Boost standard, 15mm bolt through|
|DERAILLEUR REAR||Sram NX|
|SHIFTERS||Sram NX 11 speed trigger with Sram MMX clamp|
|BRAKE LEVER||Shimano M315|
|CHAINWHEEL||FSA Gamma Pro 1x 30 teeth|
|HUBS||Boost standard, Sealed bearing 15mm front and Shimano Deore 12mm rear bolt through axles, centerlock|
|RIMS||MERIDA Expert TP with 35mm inner width - tubeless ready|
|FREEWHEEL||Sunrace CSMS8, 11 speed, 11-46 teeth|
|TYRES||Maxxis Rekon 27.5+ x 2.8" folding|
|SPOKES||Double Butted Black stainless|
|HANDLEBAR STEM||MERIDA Expert TR 3d forged 6061 aluminium, 35mm long, oversize clamp|
|HANDLEBAR||MERIDA Expert TR 35mm rise 780mm wide|
|SEAT POST||MERIDA Expert Dropper 30.9mm|