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Merida Big Trail 500 - Cool Grey (Purple-Blue)


You like your trails demanding, and you don't shy away from pedalling to the top to have another go. The test-winning Big Trail 500 is your ticket to ride, featuring a playful yet stable geometry that will deliver confidence and inspires you to go that little bit further. Chunky 29er tyres, a long travel fork and a long dropper post increase that confidence and capability even further.

Merida’s test-winning trail hardtails keep impressing the bike press and trail riders alike, having managed to perfectly combine a modern trail bike geometry with long-travel forks and chunky 29er wheels for amazing corner grip and comfort. confirmed that they 'nailed it', while MBR, MBUK, IMB, Bikeradar and many more confirmed that the Big Trail is firmly at the top of the trail hardtail game. The Big Trail offers simplified and hassle-free trail fun in spades. Available from S to XXL giving the Big Trail ample size and reach options.

The Big Trail 500 model offers up a durable double butted aluminium frame with modern trail bike geometry with long reach, slack head angle and steep seat angle. The extremely low standover height is paired with a long travel dropper post. Kitted out with a Rock Shox Recon Silver RL 140mm travel fork, Shimano 1x10 Speed drivetrain and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with burly 180mm rotors. Rounding off the build are fast rolling Merida comp tubeless ready rims with 29 x 2.4” Maxxis Dissector tyres for their excellent balance of minimized drag and cornering traction.

  • Durable double butted aluminium frame, internal cable routing
  • Modern trail bike geometry
  • Rock Shox Recon Silver RL 140mm travel fork
  • Shimano Cues LinkGlide 1 x 10 speed drivetrain
  • Tektro Gemini M530 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Merida COMP TL long travel dropper post
  • Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4" tubeless ready tyres
  • Multiple fixing points for bottles and other equipment 
Axles: MERIDA COMP TR including removeable lever, 6/4 mm allen key
Brakes: Tektro Gemini M530 (4 piston front, 2 piston rear)
Chain: Shimano LG500
Colour (text): COOL GREY (PURPLE-BLUE)
Crankset: Shimano CUES U6000 32 teeth 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
Derailleur rear: Shimano CUES U6000 GS
Fork: Rock Shox Recon Silver RL 140 mm suspension travel Tapered 42 mm fork offset
Frame: BIG.TRAIL TFS material: aluminium 29x2.5" max. wheelsize 148x12 mm axle standard BSA bottom bracket standard
Freewheel: Shimano LG300 11-48 teeth 10 speed
Handlebar: MERIDA COMP TR material: aluminium 780 mm width 20 mm rise
Handlebar stem: MERIDA EXPERT TR material: aluminium 35 mm diameter 0° stem angle 50 mm
Headset: MERIDA M4455
Hubs: Shimano TC500-B 110x15 mm width front hub 32 spoke holes Centerlock / Shimano TC500-HM-B 148x12 mm width rear hub 32 spoke holes Centerlock
Pedals: VP VPE-891
Rim: MERIDA COMP TR 29 mm inner width material: aluminium Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
Rotor front: Tektro TR180-45 180 mm
Rotor rear: Tektro TR180-45 180 mm
Saddle: MERIDA COMP SL V-mount
Spokes: Black stainless
Tyre front: Maxxis Dissector 29 mm inner width material: aluminium Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
Tyre rear: Maxxis Dissector 29 mm inner width material: aluminium Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
Wheel size: 29"