DESIGN MEETS HERITAGE
The ‘original’ eONE-SIXTY is the most decorated, tested and awarded bike in MERIDA’s history and has shaped what MERIDA is known for today: innovation, quality and outstanding performance. However, after three years at the top of the e-enduro ranking, it was time to distil the essence of the ‘old’ eONE-SIXTY, incorporate the latest trends and standards, and create the new version: goodbye and hello eONE-SIXTY – the new MERIDA benchmark for dynamic and design.
The new eONE-SIXTY once again embodies e-enduro bikes, instead of the normally needed shuttle to session your favourite tracks, you have your own built-in engine to assist you to the top. On downhills, it still feels like a normal bike, agile due to its perfectly tuned MTB geometry, but more planted because of the higher weight. All in all, it’s a super fun bike with a clear focus on trail riding. But the last few years have shown that our eONE-SIXTY is also often used as a kind of ‘SUV’ bike. Because of the advantages of more travel, bigger tyres and comfortable geometry, it also shines away from the enduro tracks and offers a super fun, comfortable and capable alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike.
The eONE-SIXTY is positioned as a high-end state of the art e-bike. Material, design and integration are cutting edge. Nothing less could be expected after the super successful first generation eONE-SIXTY which influenced a whole generation of e-bikes.
Trail riding! Geometry, travel and specification make this bike perfect for demanding trail riding. It doesn’t matter if its a playful easy trail or a hardcore enduro track. The new eONE-SIXTY loves it all.
But besides its enduro and trail riding abilities, the eONE-SIXTY is also a hugely capable and enjoyable ‘SUV’ bike. Because of the travel, the comfortable and upright riding position the eONE-SIXTY gives a lot of confidence and offers a real alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike. If a 2nd battery or charging device is carried, it can also be used for all day riding or multi-day excursions.
MERIDA mini fender
The new eONE-SIXTY comes with specific finder fenders that attach to the fork arch as well as seat bridge. The rear mini fender protects the dropper seat post and ensures longer durability, while the front fender helps to keep mud and spray water out to the rider’s eyes
Two-component battery cover, which offers perfect protection for the battery. The softer (outer) layer reduces noises, seals the downtube perfectly and absorbs hits from stones easily, while the harder (inner) layer ensures that the battery does not get damaged and gives it the structural shape. All crucial parts like the rubber strap and o-rings for perfect fitting can be replaced.
Specifically located openings near the head tube which work like a chimney and allow the warm air to dissipate to guarantee the optimum operating temperature of the internal battery. The THERMO GATE enables the battery to perform at its best, in any condition.
MERIDA EXPERT TR axle
Through axle with removable axle lever. The leaver (when inserted into the axle) allows easy loosening and tightening of the axle. When removed, it works as a 4 mm Alley key, perfect for tightening, for example, the seat clamp or the stem bolt, while also ideal for removing the battery or activating the ‘wake up button’.
EXPERT TR dropper seat post
MERIDA dropper post allowing the rider to get the saddle out of the way when the gradient gets steeper, giving him/her more space to manoeuver and control over their bike. Our 150 mm post fits completely into the seat tube of an M size frame, while the L and XL frame can accommodate even a 170 mm dropper. As all our e-bike specced parts, it has been tested and certified for a 140 kg system weight.
MERIDA EXPERT eTR cockpit
The EXPERT eTR cockpit offers internal cable routing for the e-system cables through the handlebar and stem for an extra clean and organised look. As all our e-bike specific parts, the eTR cockpit is tested for a 140 kg system weight.
Powerful internal lithium-ion battery that offers 504 Wh, charges up from 0-100% in 5 hours (when EC-E6000 charger is used) and retains at least 60% of its original battery capacity after 1,000 charging cycles. The aluminium cased battery is extremely compact allowing us to seamlessly integrate it into the downtube for ample space for the rear shock, added water bottle fixing points and plenty of top tube clearance. It has a waterproof design and is impact and vibration resistant.
Shimano Shifter-R and dropper seat post lever
Very compact and well-defined assist level shifter that helps to keep the cockpit clean and less clattered, while it also enables easy access to the Shimano paddle style dropper seat post leaver, that fits neatly to the brake lever bracket and is positioned underneath the handlebars.
Maxxis ASSEGAI 3C EXO+ 29×2.5″ / DHR II 27.5×2.6″
29×2.5″ Maxxis Assegai on the front featuring the most aggressive downhill pattern that Maxxis offers while the 29er wheel offers better ‘‘rolling over obstacles’ behaviour. This gets paired with a MAXXIS DHR II 27.5×2.6″ at the back, for maximum traction yet agile and playful riding characteristics.
DESIGN THINKING BEHIND THE BIKE
DYNAMIC AND DESIGN ARE THE PRIMARY INFLUENCES THAT ARE THE BASIS OF THE eONE-SIXTY.
DYNAMIC: In physics, ‚dynamic‘ describes the impact of forces producing motion onto a body. The bike is the body, while the trail is the impact of force that is trying to work against it.
DESIGN: The functional shaping of a body.
We achieved dynamic by allocating the motion process of a functional surface in the underlying structure of the frame. A line in the frame that defines dynamic. To put the bike into motion without it actually moving. To radiate power without being confrontational.
A strong and determined line leads the onlooker from the dropout to the head tube. The eye lingers at the new THERMO GATE. A forged aluminium part that has been integrated seamlessly into the carbon frame. The milled rips are the visual highlight in the head tube area and underline the exclusivity of the new eONE-SIXTY. On the upper part of the top tube, a switch has been accommodated perfectly, allowing the rider to activate the system with ease. It encourages the rider not to waste another second before setting the bike in motion.
The motor bracket wraps the heart of the frame while not taking up any more space than needed. The rear shock attachment point hovers almost weightlessly above it. To provide the bike with new energy, the well protected and easy to get to charging port is located at the joining point of the down and seat tube.