Merida Big Nine 29" 29er Hardtail

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SLIP TIP

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2013

Strengths:    Very comfy, fast, solid and well built race Geo. Good design team and pro racing team allows for quality R&D.
Very keen and stable on the downhills and a fair climber.

Weaknesses:    Wheel set, upgrade number 1.

Bottom Line:   
Very good value for money. All the components are quite well scourced, top end spec bikes are well loaded with shimano xt group sets. I don't think they have an XTR range. It is a very capable bike and should you compare value to the other top brands, specialized, trek, giant.... Merida will come in tops for value.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kulalok

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2012

Strengths:    Swap my Rockhopper 29er with this bike..Im slow rider, but now my pace getting faster.

Weaknesses:    Bit weighty but no problem to climb

Bottom Line:   
Very good bike to start with 29er. Recommended for gaining your riding strength before grab more elite and lights bike..

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nathan a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2012

Strengths:    The 2012 model has good components function well very good value for the money

Weaknesses:    High weight but not that bad

Bottom Line:   
Good value for the money

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Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   2012

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by suvacrew a Racer from Lafayette, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2012

Strengths:    Efficient 29er like traits. Stiff.

Weaknesses:    Bottom Bracket was low...I tagged more rocks and terrain in one loop than I had on other bikes in years of riding.
Rental spec shock bottomed out constantly.
Heavy! Wheels were like boat anchors.
Had to really get the body English going t o get this to roll the switchbacks at any respectable pace.

Bottom Line:   
In all fairness, I rented the bike to play in Makara as opposed to bringing my carbon rocket across the peripherals weren't the best as it was spec'd to take the abuse of the rental crowd.
Next time I would probably ship my bike(s) and avoid rolling on this rig again.
As a beater bike/rental..totally fine, if you were gogin to bank miles on it....upgrade the components for sure.

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Favorite Trail:   Makara Peak while in Wellington, NZ

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   Mud Cycles in Karori

Similar Products Used:   Orbea Alma 29er World Cup, XTR, CB Cobalt 3, Bronson tubeless and SC Blur LT 2 spec'd XO on Easton Havocs, FOX 150 FIT.

Bike Setup:   Shim Deore/SLX, 3x9

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