Merida eONE-SIXTY 8000
The Merida eONE-SIXTY 8000 brings together a totally new eMTB design that delivers superb performance.
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 a new benchmark.
- Fully integrated and removable Shimano 504Wh battery
- Carbon front triangle with satellite on/off switch, on-bike charging port and “thermo gate”
- Slacker head angle
- Steeper seat angle
- 29″ front/27.5″ rear wheel
- Precise steering and ‘rolling over obstacles’ in the front
- Maximum traction in the rear
- Optimised geometry for 29″/27.5″
- Customised shock tune
- Progressive leverage ratio
Perfect Balance, Extraordinary Performance, Stunning Looks
Powered by Shimano’s E8000 70Nm engine, the eONE-SIXTY 8000 delivers extraordinary performance. Light and responsive, the E8000 marks a new era for eMTBs. The frame design on the eONE-SIXTY is awesome and shows off incredibly sleek lines. It comprises a lightweight, carbon front triangle with “thermo gate” to prevent battery overheat. Furthermore, a huge 504Wh fully integrated, removable battery ensures long rides, and fits seamlessly into the frame.
The Marzocchi Z1 E-Bike 160mm forks are strong and ultra responsive. Such a tough and gutsy performer, they’re capable of handling everything that comes its way. On the rear is a very nice Rock Shox Super Deluxe Select+ that soaks up all those unpleasant undulations.
A Fulcrum E-Metal 700 wheelset provides a stiff and strong base on which to ride. Also, with a 29er Maxxis Assegai on the front and a 27.5″ Maxxis DHR II on the rear, both momentum and traction are second to none. In addition, there’s a handy, removable 6/4mm allen key contained within the rear axle to keep everything tight on the bike. Chain stay length is shorter for greater agility. A tapered steerer ensures superb stiffness and precise control.
Gearing on the Merida eONE-SIXTY 8000 is first class. A Shimano XT Shadow Plus combines with Shimano’s massive range M7100 12-speed 10-51T cassette. As a result, the two work in perfect harmony and provide amazing climbing and downhill potential. Also, XT shifters are smooth and definite, making changing gear a breeze. The 8000 is tamed by a nice set of Shimano SLX, 4-piston hydraulic brakes. A set of 203mm rotors, front and rear are more than up to the job and provide excellent stopping power.
Merida’s own Expert TR dropper is instantly responsive and facilitates easy handling on all those tricky downhills at the press of a button. Depending on frame size, the dropper comes in three sizes: XS (125 mm travel), S/M (150 mm travel) and L/XL (170 mm travel).
The aesthetics of the eONE-SIXTY 8000 are hugely enviable. What’s more, internal cable routing has been perfected thanks to Merida’s ‘Smart Entry’ approach. Cables are routed internally. Additionally, they 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.
Merida really have a stunning, groundbreaking new range of eMTBs. The eONE-SIXTY 8000 is both a super-stylish and superb performer utilising state of the art technology.