Merida Mission 900-D XC Full Suspension

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Mission Alloy-Disc
  • Fork: Manitou R7 Elite, 100 mm absolute
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore XT Rapidfire
  • Hub: Shimano Deore XT Centerlock
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Rim: Alex TD-17 Disc, black
  • Pedal: Shimano M505

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dejsev

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2013

Strengths:    Looks good, good componentry and performance for the money. Lock out suspension (to 90%)

Weaknesses:    Average brakes, tyres. Rear suspension is rather stiff compared to other bikes

Bottom Line:   
Great value for money and great performance, if you are serious about your bikes be prepared to upgrade a few of the mid range parts that let it down

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eman a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2010

Strengths:    just an awsome machine, front forks are amazing work realy well for what i do

Weaknesses:    standerd rear shock quiet sloppy, but does job for now

Bottom Line:   
awsome bit of kit, glad i bought it, great fun to ride on any terrain, handels what ever you put it through, and was a great price, and has all the top spec on it

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Favorite Trail:   Broxbourne woods

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   welyn garden city

Bike Setup:   bike setup is great once i had made some adjustments my self to suit my riding style, but once sey up, amazing bike to ride, and lots off fun

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nationals a Cross Country Rider from Dunedin, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2009

Strengths:    Light, well set up, XT components, great paint job

Weaknesses:    Only some of the components are XT. Brakes, cranks and drive train are more like LX or Deore. Front forks aren't the greatest.

Bottom Line:   
Very good bike but at 103kg (225lbs) I am a little hard on the components. Busted the seat, the freewheel and the lockout on the forks. That aside a very good bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Otago Peninsula

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1398.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Surgery Dunedi

Similar Products Used:   Anthem X2, Specialised Epic (almost identical at half the price)

Bike Setup:   Changed the rear shock for a lockout. New seat as the last one broke.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gergo a Cross Country Rider from Budapest, Hungary

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2009

Strengths:    It's a lightweight bike that goes uphill like a spider on the wall. The frame is stiff and its geometry is excellent, gives good handling, the R7 fork performs great and no bobbing from the rear shock. Brakes much better than i thought. XT derailers are very reliable and accurate. The stock tires are also great.

Weaknesses:    The brake pads started to wobble (now fixed). After 2000 kms the fork's lockout beginned to work improperly. The rims (Alex TD17) deformate easily.

Bottom Line:   
An outstanding bike in its price range. Could recommend to everyone. It climbs the hills quickly but it rocks when u rollin down. It's perfect for XC use, but suitable for longer trips on solid surfaced roads. I love this bike!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Bike Setup:   Stock parts, except Ritchey Copm stem and riser bar and a more comfortable saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by simon3 a Cross Country Rider from auckland, nz

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2009

Strengths:    Fantastic Bike - nice and light (13kgs or a bit less), flys up the hills. Manitou Sevens are light, plush and soak up the bumps with ease!

Weaknesses:    none!

Bottom Line:   
A super fast cross country bike that eats up the trails with ease. Xt gear all round and very pretty as well. Could poss do with a riser bar - depends on your preference.
The rear shock has lock-out but you don't need it. The rear suspension should be hassle-free as well i reckon.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2999.00

Similar Products Used:   Khs alite 3000, giant anthem

Bike Setup:   Stock standard.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scratcher a Weekend Warrior from Salt Rock, KZN, South Africa

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2008

Strengths:    Light, great specs for the price. Very nice ride, not too much travel.

Weaknesses:    The rear shock lockout is a waste of time. Don't need it anyway. Would be nice with a riser bar.

Bottom Line:   
Having tried out MUCH more expensive bikes, this one is better for two thirds of the price. The specs are good, and the suspension isn't squishy, it just does the job without any fuss. The frame is stiff for a dual, but get back on your hardtail and you're in for a shock, this bike makes riding a lot more comfortable. This bike shipped at 13.5kgs, and I've shed a bit since then. No bob, the lockout is pointless. When you pedal uphill, it flies. The suspension is fantastic, its what ever you need it to be. Just don't expect a squishy trail bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Various mid range hardtails, demo'd Giant Anthem & Trance.

Bike Setup:   Standard shipped bike, XT pretty much all round. I fitted a low riser instead of the "pole" that it shipped with.

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