The Forge Cycleworks

Merida Big Trail 400 2023 - Purple

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£920.00 GBP

  • Modern trail bike geometry with long reach, slack head angle and steep seat angle
  • 140mm air fork
  • 1 x 10 Shimano Deore drivetrain
  • Boost Axle standard
  • Extremely low standover height paired with long travel dropper posts
  • Multiple fixing points for bottles and other equipment, internal cable routing
29er aluminium hardcore hardtail with Suntour XCR34 140mm air fork, Shimano Deore 1 x 10 drivetrain and a dropper seat post.

The Merida Big Trail has been a hit with the mountain bike press and trail riders alike. confirmed that we 'nailed it', while MBR, IMB and many more confirmed that the Big Trail is firmly at the top of the trail hardtail game. Conversations between UK bike shops and Merida's German R & D team resulted in the development of a fun-packed and hugely capable bike. Trail bike geometry combined with a long travel 140 mm fork and grippy 2.4" wide 29er trail tyres make this the perfect companion for exciting trail sessions and demanding all-day rides over rough terrain. It's perfectly suited to UK riding. The modern trail bike geometry has a slack enduro inspired 65.5° head angle, steep seat angle and a long reach. A short seat tube delivers a low standover height giving plenty of space to manoeuvre on the bike when the trail gets technical but still accommodates a long travel dropper post. The geometry means most sizes work for most body sizes so riding style can be factored in. If you want to go crazy fast, take the longer size, for agility, take a shorter size. The Big Trail has hidden talents, in addition to two sets of bottle bosses, there's a trail mount under the top tube allowing you to carry tools and extra gear on the bike. It's also possible to fit mudguards and a rack if you want to trek further afield.


Frame: TFS - 6061 double butted technoformed aluminium, smooth welding, Boost axle standard, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, internal cable routing, BSA BB standard, Max. tyre size 29" x 2.5"

Fork: Suntour XCR34 LOR; Air; 140mm travel; Tapered; lockout; 51mm fork offset. Max. tyre size: 29" x 2.4"

Gears: 10

Shifters: Shimano Deore M4100 with Shimano SL -MT500-IL lever

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore M5120 Shadow+

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore

Chain: KMC X10

Chainset: Shimano Deore M5100; 32 tooth chainset. Crank length: 170mm (S), 175mm (M,L,XL,XXL)

Cassette: Shimano Deore M4100; 11-46 teeth; 10 speed

Brake Lever: Tektro HD-M275

Front Brake: Tektro HD-M275; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake caliper with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor

Rear Brake: Tektro HD-M275; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake caliper with Shimano RT10; 180 mm rotor

Grip: Merida Comp EC

Handlebar: Merida Expert CC; aluminium; 740mm wide; 10mm rise

Stem: Merida Comp CC; aluminium; 31.8mm diameter; 6 degree rise - Stem length: 50mm (all sizes)

Head Set: Merida M4455

Pedal: VP Components, VPE-891

Saddle: Merida Comp SL; V-mount

Seat Post: Merida Comp TR; 30.9mm diameter; in-line; Drop: 125mm (S), 150mm (M/L), 175mm (XL/XXL)

Wheel Size: 29"

Rims: Merida Comp TR; 29mm inner rim width; Aluminium. Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)

Spokes: Black stainless

Front Hub: Shimano MT400-B; 110x15mm; 32 spokes; Center lock

Rear Hub: Shimano MT400-B; 148x12mm; 32 spokes; Center lock; including removable lever with 6mm Allen key

Front Tyre: Kenda Regolith; 29" x 2.4"; wire bead

Rear Tyre: Kenda Regolith; 29" x 2.4"; wire bead

Colour: Purple

Season: 2023