MERIDA eONE-SIXTY-900E Review

MERIDA eONE-SIXTY-900E eMTB Sets Hearts Racing….

MERIDA eMTBs are coming to OnBike!

There’s a phrase out there that goes something like this….”the coolest kids always rock up late to a party“. This is without doubt the case with the MERIDA eONE-SIXTY. Whilst a number of manufacturer’s have been hyping their full-suspension bikes at every opportunity, MERIDA have bided their time, before offering up a number of very tasty Shimano E8000 powered eMTBs. There will be THREE variants on offer, all due for release in April this year, so not long now!

We thought it useful to take a closer look at one of the bikes, namely the eONE-SIXTY-900E. This is the top of the range eMTB from MERIDA, and very nice it is too!

The first thing that strikes you about the eONE-SIXTY is its design. Stunning good looks, muscular and oozing charisma. Plus sized tyres, set on robust rims coupled with a Prolite 66 aluminium frame, Shimano E8000 drive and superb FOX suspension with 160mm travel. This eMTB means business. It’s responsive, extremely agile and delivers great performance. The new compact display is fully protected behind the bars. Huge rotors ensure immense stopping power in every situation, further enhanced thanks to the Shimano Saint brakes. The large 500Wh battery sits seamlessly, blending in beautifully and ensures extremely long rides. The FOX X2 rear shock provides all necessary suspension via 150mm, where it’s needed, and is responsive yet forgiving when needed.

MERIDA go on further to spoil us all with Di2 electronic shifting. The XT Shadow Plus gearing on a large 11-speed 11-46T cassette is a real joy to use, providing effortless gear changes throughout. Maxxis DHR II 2.8″ plus sized tyres stick to the ground like glue and are well supported thanks to the highly resilient DT Swiss XM1501 Spline One rims. They provide great traction and control when the going gets super tough. The addition of a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper is the icing on the cake for all those tricky descents.

The eONE-SIXTY from MERIDA is a real beauty with great performance – thanks for waiting MERIDA, and for delivering such a winning package!

Take a look at our range of MERIDA electric bikes, you won’t be disappointed!