Merida One-Sixty All Mountain Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: 6066 Triple butted and hydroformed frameset with smooth welding, tapered head tube, 142x12mm rear through axle and 160mm travel Merida VPK suspension

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 03, 2014]
Matthew
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

All the Kit for the cost
Looks bad ass out on the trails

Weakness:

Pedals are not the best, but which bikes have good pedals as standard?

Not seen any reviews online for these but I bought 1 about a month ago so thought I would give a brief review.
I paid $4,000 New Zealand for the bike, which is a lot of kit for the money, pikes, x0 & x1, xt brakes, etc.
On the downhills where I do most of my riding I love this bike, the pikes are a great fork, while the rear triangle and fox float does a good job at the rear. Unless I'm hiting big jumps I tend to keep the rear suss in trail mode as it feels a little more responsive coming out of berms.
Pedalling uphill the bike does not really bob, it gets up the hills just fine, but it's not a rocket. It definitely doesn't have the acceleration of some other bikes in this category, for example the genius LT feels more responsive on long steady climbs. It will get you up the hills with no dramas just don't expect any strava KOM's

Kit wise
The hans damf tires provide excellent grip without losing too much rolling resistance when going uphill.
Shifting is totally silent with the excellent SRAM 1x11 set up and I've never had the chain bounce off.
XT brakes are brilliant, real progressive slowing and they look pretty pimp
Short stem and 740mm bar look a little cheap but do the job well.
Reverb stealth seat post is awesome

I was a bit dubious as I'm a bit of a brand snob but for the price it rides way better than a lot of mates 'enduro' bikes. Overall I'm loving this bike and would recommend it to any riders who need 160mm travel. To get a big name bike with similar kit you'd be looking at a lot morrow money for not a lot more ride.

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