Carbon in-tube Performance eMTB, Fox, Shimano XTR 1x12, Shimano Steps E8000 motor & 2 x 504w battery
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Merida 2020 eOne-Sixty 10k Full Suspension eBike.
Re-setting the benchmark, eOne-Sixty generation II has an integrated battery with simple and easy interfaces and removal.Gen I was legendary for it's ride, handling like a regualr bike, Gen II gets a slightler slacker head angle, steeper seat angle and different size wheel set up. A 29" front wheel gives better rollover performance, whilst the wide 27.5" rear handles traction.
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The development team of the MERIDA eONE-SIXTY, led by Reynaldo Ilagan and Benjamin Diemer, knew this too so an integrated yet removable battery without compromise was high on the list of priorities for the new eONE-SIXTY.
There was one problem though: the existing internal 8020 Shimano battery that was available when they started the project wasn’t an option for the designers due to its dimensions and limited integration potential. To overcome this hurdle the development team of new MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 2020 partnered with Shimano to develop the new 504 Wh Shimano STEPS BT-E8035 battery that we recently saw released, featuring significantly more compact dimensions and offering greatly improved and more seamless integration.
The eONE-SIXTY integrated battery has a dual locking mechanism. Firstly, the battery is held in place with a catch then it is secured with Allen bolts. The tool for this is neatly held in the rear axle. Merida claim that this not only protects the battery, but reduces the risk of battery noise and vibrations, as well as making it easy to remove, replace with a spare or just recharge without having to do so on the bike.
The eONE-SIXTY has new, revised geometry and a slackened head angle at 65.5 degrees, changed the crank length to 165mm (from 175mm) and follows the on trend offering of many new Shimano powered bikes by providing a 29er on the front, with a 2.5″ Maxxis Assegai and a 27.5″ on the rear wrapped in a 2.6″ DHR2
eONE-SIXTY uses the regarded Shimano E8000 motor, with up to 70 Nm of power. The bike also moves over to the neater E7000 mode shifter which means an under bar dropper can be used.
One of the strongest attributes of the original bike was its playful, agile but composed handling. Merida wanted to all of that into the new generation of bike. Lowering of the bottom bracket, slackening the head angle and the new mixed wheel sizes, Merida say, should help retain the lively character of the original bike.