Question 1: Do you like hardtails? If so, Merida’s new Big.Trail is all time!

Question 2: Do you like your hardtails big and burly and super fun?

Well then, take a look at the all-new Merida BIG.TRAIL!

These days people often associate trail and mountain biking fun with more sophisticated full suspension travel. Modern full suspension bikes have become not just more capable on the way down, but also easier to pedal and more efficient on the way up. However, the simplicity and capability of the hardtail remains a strong contender in the world of mountain biking. Not only at home on subdued trails, or in the world of XC racing, but also on the more demanding tracks out there. However, to hit the more challenging trails that little bit harder, you need the right tool for the job.

Enter the all-new BIG.TRAIL from Merida! The brands take on the fun-packed, versatile, capable and rewarding trail hardtail category. The BIG.TRAIL combines the simplicity and low maintenance of a hardtail with the capability and the fun factor of a long travel bike. Quite simply put, the BIG.TRAIL symbolises TRAIL FUN SIMPLIFIED!

The new aluminium BIG.TRAIL is based on 140 mm travel forks, a modern and aggressive bike geometry, long dropper posts and 29er wheels with up to 2.5” tyre clearance. With a 65.5° head angle for increased stability, a 75.5° seat angle for effective climbing and a reach of up to 475 mm, the geometry of the new BIG.TRAIL is aimed at aggressive trail riding as well as long days in the saddle. The super sloping top tube gives confidence, and plenty of space to manoeuvre on the bike as well as allows for 150 mm dropper posts (125 mm in size S) to be fitted.

Further features of the BIG.TRAIL are internal cable routing, Boost standard front and rear, space for two water bottles plus ‘Trail Mount’ inside the frame, external bottom bracket, SRAM UDH hanger, tubeless-ready rims with 29 mm inner width and 180 mm rotors front and rear.

Here in Oz the BIG.TRAIL will be available in 4 models:

BIG.TRAIL 600 | RRP $2,299 Colour: Matt Green

BIG.TRAIL 500 | RRP $1,849 Colour: Glossy Black

BIG.TRAIL 400 | RRP $1,599 Colour: Silk Dark Purple

BIG.TRAIL 200 | RRP $1,249 Colour: Orange

For more information about this burly hardtail visit your local Merida dealer today or shoot on over to