The Big Trail name is back for 2021!
Last year we, along with a few other UK retailers got the chance to meet Product Manager Rey at the Global Launch in Germany and over a few beers defined a wish list for what we thought would be a perfect UK bike - a trail focussed 29er with 140mm fork, 1 x transmission, Boost standard bolt through axles and a dropper post. Then it was over to Rey, a very handy rider to develop the ideas into a workable bike. He rode with us at The Ex Enduro event on Exmoor last year. At the end of day one he climbed off the bike understanding why we wanted 140mm forks. He completely gets the UK trail riding style.
The enduro inspired 65.5° head angle in combination with the 140mm fork delivers a fun confidence inspiring bike. A long reach and short seat tube gives plenty of space to manoeuvre on the bike and a really low stand over height.
We use long dropper posts to achieve the short seat tube. Speccing 29er wheels with 2.4” tyres meant designing the bike around a 55mm chain line to give ample tyre clearance even in muddy trail conditions. The seat angle is much more aggressive compared than our XC focussed bikes making climbing easier. Another advantage of the geometry is depending on the riding style, most sizes work for most body sizes. The only question is if you want to go crazy fast or super agile. For speed take the longer size, for agility take a shorter size. Highlights of the Big Trail 600 - Marzocchi Z2 fork, Brand new Shimano Deore 1 x 12
TFS - 6061 series double butted and technoformed aluminium tubing with smooth welding. Modern trail bike geometry. Class leading, premium technologies such as Boost axle standard, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, internal cable routing
|Fork||Marzocchi Z2; Air; 140mm travel; Tapered; 44mm fork offset|
|WheelSize||29"||Rims||Merida Expert TR; 29mm inner rim width; Material: aluminium; Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)|
|SPOKES||Black stainless||FRONT HUB||Shimano MT400-B; 110x15mm; 32 spokes; Centerlock|
|REAR HUB||Shimano MT410-B; 148x12mm; 32 spokes; Centerlock; including removable lever with 4/6mm Allen key||FRONT TYRE||Maxxis Dissector; 29" x 2.4"; Kevlar bead; folding; TR EXO Dual|
|REAR TYRE||Maxxis Dissector; 29" x 2.4"; Kevlar bead; folding; TR EXO Dual||GEARS||12|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano Deore M6100||REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow+|
|CHAINSET||Race Face Ride; 32 teeth chainwheel with 170mm - S, 175mm - M up length crank with Mr. Control CH-CM1 chain guide||CASSETTE||Shimano Deore M6100; 10-51 teeth; 12 speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Race Face BSA 68/73 – 24mm||CHAIN||KMC X12|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano M4100; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor||REAR BRAKE||Shimano M4100; 2 piston hydraulic disc brake with Shimano RT10; 180mm rotor|
|GRIP||Merida Comp EC||HANDLEBAR||Merida Expert TR; aluminium; 780mm wide; 20mm rise|
|STEM||Merida Expert TR; aluminium; 35mm diameter; 0 degree rise - Length : 50 mm all sizes||HEAD SET||Merida M2331|
|SADDLE||Merida Comp CC with saddlebox containing Merida Multitool||SEAT POST||Merida Comp TR; 30.9mm diameter; in-line; S: 125mm drop - M/L/XL: 150mm drop with Shimano SL -MT500-IL lever|