Merida One-Sixty 6000 2018 Black
Carbon main frame and rocker arm paired with tough 6016 aluminium rear triangle and aggressive enduro geometry. Tapered head tube and Boost axle standard deliver strong wheels and precise handling. ‘Smart Entry’ cable routing for rattle free running. BB92 bottom bracket for super-efficient power transfer and a floating rear shock providing 165 mm travel.
The lower shock mount moves with the system to deliver plushness and pedalling efficiency. Our engineers can precisely influence the transmission ratio and progression, which means that a ‘Float Link’ system is very sensitive, delivering great support in mid-travel and the appearance of more travel that the model name suggests. The rear end creates the feeling of almost bottomless travel whilst remaining perfectly controlled when climbing.
Our ONE-SIXTY remains one of the biggest showstoppers in our full suspension range. Fully at home on the demanding tracks of the Enduro World Series, ridden by Toni Ferreiro, our ONE-SIXTY has also gained press accolades. FLOW calls it ‘a genuine contender as the best trail bike we’ve ridden at this price point’ and ‘it just looked right – the right angles, the right components, at the right price.’
A trunnion mount shock gives our frame designers more flexibility by using a shorter shock with increased stroke. Combined with the ball bearing bushing of the upper mount, shock sensitivity is increased, and the suspension performance can be perfectly tuned.
These models are available in two different frame options. A carbon front end combined with a 6061 aluminium rear end, or a more budget-friendly all-aluminium chassis.
Race-proven and loved by the international cycling press, our ONE-SIXTY combines super short 430 mm chainstays for increased agility and playfulness, with a long reach, slack head angles and a low centre of gravity, delivering an aggressive enduro geometry.
All models offer Boost technology at the front and rear. The shallower axle standard of 110 mm (front) and 148 mm (rear) allows for a wider spoke angle, resulting in a stiffer and stronger wheel, hugely beneficial on these bikes given the impacts they endure.