Merida One-Forty 600 – Black/Silver 2021
Merida used the Float Link suspension system and geometry of their One-Sixty, a test winning enduro bike to inspire the creation of the journalists’ favourite – a 140mm trail bike “with great pedalling efficiency, brilliant suspension and top handling fun” (MBR) and “one of the best mid-travel bikes we have ridden” (MBUK).
Short chain stays, a long reach and short stem with wide bars deliver fun packed yet confidence inspiring handling. The lower mount of the Float Link design moves with the suspension system delivering sensitive response characteristics with great support in mid travel and the feel of more than 140mm travel.
The bikes capability is increased by over forking with 150mm of travel available up front.
Trunnion mounts add to the tunability as we can use a shorter shock with increased stroke. The wider mounts with ball bearing bushings increase stiffness and shock longevity.