Merida Ninety-Six RC 5000 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike Orange/Black
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The Merida Ninety-Six RC 5000 Mountain Bike is a race-oriented XC dual suspension bike designed with absolute speed and performance in mind. The frame features a fast and aggressive geometry targeted at those wanting to save every second possible. With modern XC racecourses becoming more demanding, Merida has designed this bike with the speed and agility of an XC bike, but with the trail-ability of a trail bike, making it much more downhill-capable. Combining multiple amazing features such as a 100mm RockShox Reba RL fork to take whatever you throw at it, Maxxis Rekon Race tyres for the perfect speed/grip combo, and a powerful Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brake set so you can ride with confidence knowing you can stop no matter how fast you're flying. The Ninety-Six RC 5000 has a progression leverage ratio that is higher at the beginning to increase sensitivity to small impacts while the progression gives awesome support in the mid-travel. The slacker head angle, longer reach, and a lower bottom bracket and standover height on the Ninety-Six RC 5000 provide increased stability and maximum room to move for added control when descending, making this XC bike a force to be reckoned with on the downhill trails, giving you those precious extra seconds.
The Ninety-Six RC 5000 features a frame made from lightweight CF4 carbon using Merida's Nano Matrix Carbon to improve strength and is combined with a leaf-spring-like frame design. Through this, Merida has eliminated the need for a seat/chainstay pivot point to reduce weight and increase stiffness, making the handling of this bike a dream. The included Merida Expert TR dropper post allows you to get your seat out of the way with a push of a lever so you have maximum room to move while descending. Adding to the amazing features, the Merida Ninety-Six RC 5000 offers Shimano Deore 32t chainwheel at the front, and a Shimano Deore 10-51t cassette at the rear to give you good climbing and descending with crisp, shifting you can always depend on.
Nano Matrix Carbon
To give you the strongest and best Carbon frames, Merida utilises Nano Matrix technology. The Carbon fibers are bonded together using an epoxy resin with added nano particles which increases the impact resistance by up to 40%!
Rockshox Reba RL Suspension
The RockShox Reba RL is one of RockShox's most successful forks of all time. Capitalising on the innovations born from SID, the Reba RL is a hard-working fork that combines XC performance with light trail duties so you can attach the trail with confidence.
Merida's proprietary P-Flex technology, uses the inherent compliance of the carbon and a leaf-spring-like frame design, to allow the frame to flex near the seat and chainstay junction enough to make the pivot point obsolete, all without impacting durability. This gives you a lighter bike and increased stiffness for a better ride.
What is the Merida Ninety-Six RC 5000 used for?
The Ninety-Six RC 5000 is a race machine, dialed to meet all of the demands of modern XC racing.
Why choose the Merida Ninety-Six RC 5000?
You can't go past the Merida Ninety-Six RC 5000 for a high-end race bike. Featuring quality components, RockShox Reba RL suspension, and dialed geometry this bike will help you shave off those precious seconds so you can slice through your competition to victory.
Who is the Merida Ninety-Six RC 5000 designed for?
The Ninety-Six RC 5000 is made for XC racers who want a bike that offers dialed performance and can help them shave off those few precious seconds.
|Sizing SKUs||SM: MEDX2240619, MD: MEDX2240620, LG: MEDX2240631, XL: MEDX2240642|
|Click & Collect||Yes|
|Frame||NINETY-SIX RC CF4 III; 100 STR; MAT carbon; 29 WHS; 148x12 AST; BSA BBR|
|Fork||Rock Shox Reba RL; Air; 100 STR; Tapered; Remote lockout; 51mm fork offset|
|Speeds||1 x 12|
|Rear Gears||12 Speed|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore M6100; 32 ATC|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano XT M8100 Shadow+|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore M6100; 10-51 ATC; 12 GER|
|Rims||MERIDA EXPERT CC; 22.8 IWR; MAT aluminium; Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)|
|Spokes||Double Butted Black stainless|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM-BB52|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT CC; MAT aluminium; 760 WHB; flat|
|Headset||MERIDA-8151 1-1/8"-1.5" cartridge bearing set|
|Stem||MERIDA TEAM CC II; MAT aluminium; 31.8 DSH; -8 ASD|
|Saddle||MERIDA COMP SL; V-mount; incl. MERIDA minitool|
|Seatpost||MERIDA EXPERT TR LIGHT; 30.9 DSP; 0 SSB; S/M/L/XL: 100 SPT|
Merida Ninety-six Sizing Chart
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