Merida eONE-SIXTY 800 Electric Mountain Bike
The eONE-SIXTY 800 from Merida features high levels of componentry and huge performance.
Powered by the new Shimano E8000 engine, the eONE-SIXTY 800 delivers extraordinary performance. Light and responsive, the E8000 marks a new era for eMTBs. Merida refer to their frames as having a ‘casting motorbracket’. This allows a more integrated look as well as improved motor performance. Frames are made of triple butted aluminium alloy and are extremely light and durable. They are manufactured with an optimised stiffness-to-weight ratio. A huge 500Wh battery ensures long rides, and fits seamlessly into the frame. The RockShox Yari Boost 160mm forks are capable of beating the most demanding downhill trails. The ‘Boost’ thru axle widens the hub spacing by 6mm resulting in a flatter spoke angle. Wheels are stiffer and stronger. Chain stay length is shorter for greater agility. Rear suspension is provided via a RockShox Super Deluxe R, and delivers ultimate compensation whenever required. A tapered headtube ensures superb stiffness and precise steering.
Gearing on the eONE-SIXTY 800 is slick, responsive and precise. A Shimano XT GS Shadow Plus and 11-speed 11-46T cassette work in perfect harmony. Wheels are tough, stable and reliable. Maxxis DHR II 2.8″ Plus tyres are the perfect choice for stability, grip and performance. Merida Expert TP rims provide a strong and reliable platform for these plus sized tyres. Braking comes in the form of Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes with ice tech cooling. A set of 203mm/180mm rotors are more than up to the job. Shimano SLX brake levers maintain an all-round Shimano experience.
Merida add their Expert Dropper dropper seatpost, operated by the touch of a button on the handlebars for perfect ride handling in tricky situations.
The aesthetics of the eONE-SIXTY 800 are further enhanced in a number of ways. Internal cable routing has been perfected thanks to Merida’s ‘Smart Entry’ approach. Cables are indeed routed internally, but are clamped under tension eliminating cable rattle and noise even when the going gets tough. Special inlets and outlets ensure a clean and uncluttered look. For even greater strength and resilience, welding comprises a two-stage process. A second weld evens the connecting welding seam producing a ‘smooth-weld’ appearance for even more astonishing looks.
The eONE-SIXTY 800 with huge 160mm travel and fine specification has great performance and looks to match.