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1.9.08

Merida NINETY-SIX TEAM-D


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At only 9kg, Merida have produced the lightest full-suspension bike ever made

"There's increasing competition among the bike manufacturers for rights to the lightest production bike, and with its latest full susser Merida has decided to enter the fray.

The all-new Ninety Six (named for the XC-friendly 96mm of rear travel) range is built around a 1.9kg (4.2lb) carbon fibre frame, with the top Team model dusting the scales at 9kg (19.8lb) complete.


The frame is all-carbon, right down to the rocker linkage and drive-side dropout. Not everything can be made of carbon, and the Ninety Six features titanium shock mounting hardware - all three bikes in the range run a DT Swiss XR Carbon shock with remote lockout lever.

Merida has chucked a load of the currently in-vogue carbon nanotubes into its carbon fibre mix, boosting the material's strength-to-weight ratio and thus allowing them to use less of it to achieve that impressively low frame weight." (taken from BikeMagic.com)



Specs:

Sizes:
16-18-20-21.5

SPEEDS
27

FRAME
Ninety-Six Full Carbon Disc

COLOR
Team flame

FORK
Manitou R7 MRD 100mm TPC Remote Lockout

REAR SHOCK
DT Swiss XR Carbon 50 Remote Lockout

DERAILLEURS F/R
Sram X.9/Sram X.O

SHIFTER F/R
Sram X.O Twister

BRAKE LEVERS
Avid Huicy Ultimate Carbon

BRAKES F/R
Avid Juicy Ultimate 160/160mm

CHAINWHEEL
FSA K-Force Lite 44-32-22 Mega

HUBS F/R
DT Swiss 240 disc

RIMS
DT XCR Carbon Disc

FREEWHEEL
Shimano CS-M970 11-34

TIRE F/R
Maxxis Maxxlite 310

STEM
FSA OS-99

SADDLE
Selle Italia SLR kit Carbon

SEATPOST
FSA K-Force Lite SB25 31.6

PEDALS
CrankBrothers EGG Beater Ti

PRICE: about MYR36000

Additional Info:
Official Merida NINETY-SIX TEAM-D
BikeRadar.com Review


"Simply a superb cross-country race rig for serious (and wealthy) competitors"
Quoted from BikeRadar.com



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RM36K.... walao too expensive already... my car not even reach RM30K... but honestly said it is nice to have alot...hopefully I can manage to get 1 while i can still cycle..

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