The Merida Big Trail has been a hit with the mountain bike press and trail riders alike. Bikeboard.cc confirmed that we 'nailed it', while MBR, IMB and many more confirmed that the Big Trail is firmly at the top of the trail hardtail game. Conversations between UK bike shops and Merida's German R & D team resulted in the development of a fun-packed and hugely capable bike. Trail bike geometry combined with a long travel 140mm fork and grippy 2.4" wide 29er trail tyres, make this the perfect companion for exciting trail sessions and demanding all-day rides over rough terrain. It's perfectly suited to UK riding. The modern trail bike geometry has a slack enduro inspired 65.5 deg head angle, steep seat angle and a long reach. A short seat tube delivers a low standover height giving plenty of space to manoeuvre on the bike when the trail gets technical, but still accommodates a long travel dropper post. The geometry means most sizes work for most body sizes so riding style can be factored in. The Big Trail has hidden talents, in addition to two sets of bottle bosses, there's a trail mount under the top tube allowing you to carry tools and extra gear on the bike. It's also possible to fit mudguards and a rack if you want to trek further afield.
Merida's heartland has always been bombproof aluminium hardtails. Half a century of frame building experience counts for a lot. Merida Big Seven 60 hardtail with sophisticated TFS aluminium frame, 2 x 9 drivetrain, RockShox Judy fork and complete Shimano drivetrain hubs and hydraulic disc brakes. Merida's heartland has always been bombproof aluminium hardtails. Half a century of frame building experience counts for a lot. All Big Nine and Big Seven models use a sophisticated TFS frame featuring the latest technology: Full internal cable routing for a clean neat set up. Tapered headtube offering the potential for future upgrades. Inboard disc brake mounts protect the brake and maximise stopping power. As much Shimano componentry as possible has been added to complement the modern frame and enhance reliability. There are a wide range of sizes; Big Seven for shorter riders and Big Nine for taller riders with a healthy overlap between the two. 27.5″ Wheeled Alloy Hardtail MTB Shimano 2 x 9 Drivetrain Shimano Hydraulic Brakes Rockshox Judy Suspension Forks.
Ghost KATO – One bike, endless possibilities! In the KATO series you will find fast, nimble and affordable bikes on 27.5 and 29 inch wheels built on quality frames and equipment. Frame sizes are proportional to wheel sizes, meaning we have the right size for every height from XS to XL. Thanks to the proven geometry of the frame and a comfortable yet sporty seat, you'll have a lot of fun on the Ghost KATO bike and will handle any situation with ease, whether you're climbing a hill or on a long trip. For the 2021 model year, the Ghost brand comes with five trim levels – Base, Essential, Universal, Advanced, Pro. Everyone chooses according to their needs, from the basic Base equipment to the top components in the Pro equipment. Ghost KATO Essential with reliable components and very low maintenance requirements is the right choice for all cycling enthusiasts and beginner bikers.
- Shimano 3x8 drivetrain
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- Suntour suspension fork with remote lockout
- Quality aluminium frame
- 27.5" Wheels