Merida NINETY-SIX RC 10K

Merida NINETY-SIX RC 10K

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Spec Score
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Sumarize

The Merida NINETY-SIX RC 10K is a top-of-the-line cross-country racing bike, designed for maximum performance. It features a lightweight CF5 carbon fiber frame and high-end components, including a FOX 34 Float SC Factory fork, FOX Float DPS Factory shock, Shimano XTR brakes, and Reynolds BLACKLABEL XC wheels with Maxxis Rekon Race tires. With 100mm of suspension travel in the front and rear, this bike is built to handle any terrain. It has received top reviews from biking magazines, making it a powerful contender on the racing circuit.

Highlights

  • Premium Carbon Frame
  • Premium Carbon Wheels
  • Best brakes in class
  • Best suspension components
  • Top reviews from the bike magazines
  • High resale value

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Description

SRP9500 £
CategoryCross-Country
Travel Front100 mm
Travel Rear100 mm
Wheels29 Carbon
Frame MaterialCarbon
GroupsetSram
ForkFox 34 Factory
ShockFox
BrakesShimano XTR

Reviews

BikeRadar

Tom Marvin

A classic-feeling cross-country race bike with modern specs.

Pros
  1. Smooth and effective seated climbing performance
  2. snappy handling between corners
  3. solid spec choices
Cons
  1. Can feel a little unsupported on medium-sized undulations
  2. narrow bar

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Peter Walker

The overall concept of the MERIDA NINETY-SIX 8000 wants to boost the trail capabilities of an XC racer with a pimped-up spec. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work. Surprisingly enough, the limiting factor is its uphill performance. The suspension bobs heavily and...

Pros
  1. consistent colour and design concept
  2. 2 bottle cages and a tool mount on the frame
Cons
  1. the overall concept doesn't work due to the poor uphill performance
  2. demanding uphill and downhill
  3. two-piston rear calliper overheats quickly and gets overwhelmed

MBR

Alan Muldoon

Merida Ninety-Six XC full-suspension range gets a fresh look and a down-country makeover. Available in two versions: 100mm RC and a 120mm down-country bike.

Pros
  1. Killer spec for the money
Cons
  1. Geometry is old skool

Bikerumor

Cory Benson

Merida’s full-suspension Ninety-Six World Cup cross-country race mountain bike gets a complete refresh for 2021, evolved to transition to both more technical XC racing and more capable than ever as a singletrack shredding trail bike – yet more sleekly...

Pinkbike

Ed Spratt

Merida has overhauled its Ninety-Six full suspension XC bike range to include both race and trail models.

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Specifications

Frame

Frame
NINETY-SIX RC CF5 III (100mm suspension travel material: carbon 29x2.3" max. wheelsize 148x12mm axle standard BSA bottom bracket standard)
Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors
CHAMELEON GREEN (BLACK)DARK SILVER (BLACK/FLASH BCP)

Suspension

Fork
FOX 34 Float SC Factory (Air 100mm suspension travel Tapered Remote lockout 44mm fork offset 29x2.4" max. wheelsize)
Rear Shock
FOX Float DPS Factory (remote lockout)

Cockpit

Stem
Handlebars
MERIDA TEAM CC II (material: carbon 760mm width 12.5mm rise)
Tape/Grips
Rock Shox TwistLoc grip
Saddle
Scratch M5 PAS

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur
Shift Levers
FOX dropper post remote lever / Sram AXS Rocker Paddle
Cassette
Sram XG-1299 Eagle (10-52 teeth 12 speed)
Chain
Sram XX1 Eagle
Crankset
Sram XX1 Eagle Power Meter Sram XX1 Eagle Power Meter (34 teeth Powermeter 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up)
Chainrings
Bottom Bracket
BB DUB BSA 73 MTB

Brakes

Front Brake
Shimano XTR (2 piston 2 piston flat mount)
Shift Levers

Wheels

Front Rim
Reynolds BLACKLABEL 309/289 XC (110x15mm width front hub 148x12mm width rear hub 30/28mm inner width Centerlock Shimano 12 Speed material: carbon Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included) Lifetime warranty)
Rear Rim
Front Tyre
Reynolds BLACKLABEL 309/289 XC (110x15mm width front hub 148x12mm width rear hub 30/28mm inner width Centerlock Shimano 12 Speed material: carbon Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included) Lifetime warranty)
Thru Axle
MERIDA EXPERT TR (including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key)

Geometry Merida NINETY-SIX RC 10K

SizeSMLXL
Seat Tube Angle76.576.57676
Head Tube Angle68.568.568.568.5
Top Tube Length (mm)576596619643
Chainstay Length (mm)435435435435
Wheelbase (mm)1126114611691193
Standover (mm)730731736738
Stack (mm)585585595604
Reach (mm)433453473493
BB Offset (mm)45454545

Customer questions & answers

FAQ Merida NINETY-SIX RC 10K

What material is the frame of the Merida NINETY-SIX RC 10K?

The Merida NINETY-SIX RC 10K ist crafted with Carbon. The wheels of this bike are made of carbon!

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer Merida?

The SRP Price is our information at 9500 GBP

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