The eONE-SIXTY has seamlessly followed in the footsteps of the original bike in becoming one of the most lauded bikes in MERIDA's history. It has collected a vast amount of amazing test results, wins and industry awards, with E-Mountainbike giving it 'BEST IN TEST' in their 'Best of 2021' eMTB group test, World of MTB awarding it their 'Best of 2021' award and FREERIDE giving it an almost perfect score of 9.5 out of 10.
The eONE-SIXTY embodies e-enduro riding, shuttling you to the top with ease yet feeling like a normal bike on downhills. Agile due to its perfectly tuned MTB geometry, but more planted because of the higher weight. Now equipped with the proven EP8 motor from Shimano as well as with a seamlessly integrated 630 Wh internal battery. Perfectly tuned MTB geometry is paired with a stiff, lightweight carbon chassis and a mixed wheel size combo that delivers confidence on the toughest trails.
The eONE-SIXTY is ready for anything you can throw at it.
Trail and enduro riding! Geometry, travel and specification make this bike perfect for demanding trail riding or enduro racing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a playful easy trail or a hardcore enduro track. The eONE-SIXTY loves it all.
But besides its enduro and trail riding abilities, the eONE-SIXTY is also a hugely capable and enjoyable ‘SUV' bike. Because of the travel, the comfortable and upright riding position the eONE-SIXTY gives a lot of confidence and offers a real alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike.
A two-component battery cover, which offers perfect protection for the battery. The softer (outer) layer reduces noises, seals the downtube perfectly and absorbs hits from stones easily, while the harder (inner) layer ensures that the battery does not get damaged and gives it the structural shape. All crucial parts like the rubber strap and o-rings for perfect fitting can be replaced.
Specifically located openings near the head tube which work like a chimney and allow the warm air to dissipate to guarantee the optimum operating temperature of the internal battery. The THERMO GATE enables the battery to perform at its best, in all conditions.
MERIDA EXPERT TR AXLE
Through axle with a removable axle lever. The lever (when inserted into the axle) allows easy loosening and tightening of the axle. When removed, it works as a 4 mm Allen key, perfect for tightening the seat clamp or the stem bolt, while also ideal for removing the battery or activating the battery 'wake up' button.
HIDDEN KICK-STAND ATTACHMENT POINTS
The eONE-SIXTY frames offer hidden attachment points for a kick-stand underneath the chain stay, perfect for making the bike more versatile if used as an ‘SUV’ bike.
Powerful internal lithium-ion battery that offers a 630 Wh internal battery (504 Wh in size XS frames), charges up from 0-100% in 6 hours (when EC-E8004 charger is used) and retains at least 60% of its original battery capacity after 1,000 charging cycles. The aluminium cased battery is extremely compact, allowing us to seamlessly integrate it into the downtube for ample space for the rear shock, added water bottle fixing points and plenty of top tube clearance. It has a waterproof design and is impact and vibration resistant.
MERIDA EXPERT eTR COCKPIT
The EXPERT eTR cockpit offers internal cable routing for the e-system cables through the handlebar and stem for an extra clean and organised look. The latest eTRII stem also features secure attachment points for the Lezyne front light via its unique clamping plate. As all our e-bike specific parts, the eTR cockpit is tested for a 140 kg system weight.
MERIDA EXPERT TR DROPPER SEAT POST
MERIDA dropper post allows you to get the saddle out of the way when the gradient gets steeper, giving you more space to manoeuvre and control over the bike. Our 150 mm post fits completely into the seat tube of an M size frame, while the L and XL frame can accommodate even a 170 mm dropper. As all our e-bike specced parts, it has been tested and certified for a 140 kg system weight.
LEZYNE FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS
The eONE-SIXTY features the latest Lezyne Power Pro front and Femto rear light. The front light attaches securely to our stem clamp plate, keeping the light perfectly fixed to the bike without cluttering the cockpit area. It draws its power from the main battery and can be easily operated from the Shimano display unit. The rear light is rechargeable (via a mini USB port) and is perfectly capable of withstanding even the wettest of outings. Both lights offer excellent visibility during the day as well as evening and dawn rides.
SHIMANO SHIFTER-R CONTROLLER
Very compact and well-defined assist level controller that helps to keep the cockpit clean and less cluttered, while it also enables easy access to paddle-style dropper seat post levers. It fits neatly to the brake lever bracket and is positioned underneath the handlebars.
The eONE-SIXTY is powered by the latest EP8 motor from Shimano. This modern power unit brings a long list of upgrades and changes to the table that has elevated the eONE-SIXTY to the next level. The EP8 unit delivers a maximum power output of 85 Nm, which is an increase of 15 Nm from the previous E8000 unit. This has improved the performance on extreme terrain as well as lift up the other support levels, making them universally more capable and more fun to use. Paired with the high-capacity 630 Wh battery, the EP8 system delivers a huge range extension, making it easier to cruise for longer or do more runs.
Further to that, the power unit has lost approx. 300 g in weight, has further improved its heat-resistance, allowing the rider to go harder for longer, is quieter and smaller and has managed to achieve a 36% reduction in drag, making cruising about the cut-out speed even easier. All this helps to deliver smooth, direct power to ensure that the rider is always in complete control while experiencing a natural ride feel.
HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM
Tubes are inserted into negative moulds and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure, enabling them to be formed into complex shapes.
Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.
Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.
INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.
Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails or roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.
Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.
To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.
Integrated mount on the chainstay to fit a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand).
When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.
First introduced in our 2015 NINETY-SIX, the new version of the 'Internal Block' is incorporated directly in the frame and prevents the fork crown from hitting the frame in case of a crash or an extreme steering angle. As an extra protection, there are additional rubber bumpers on the frame to avoid any frame damage from the fork crown.
Specifically located openings near the head tube which work like a chimney and allow the warm air to dissipate to guarantee the optimum operating temperature of the internal battery. The THERMO GATE enables the battery to perform at its best, in any condition.
A two-component battery cover, which offers perfect protection for the internal battery. The softer (outer) layer reduces noises, seals the downtube perfectly and absorbs hits from trail debris easily, while the harder (inner) layer ensures that the battery does not get damaged and gives it the structural shape. All critical parts like the rubber strap and o-rings for perfect fitting can be replaced.
|eONE-FS CFA II; MAT carbon; 150 STR; 29/27.5" WHS; 148x12 AST; intube; max. 630 Wh
|FOX 38 Factory eMTB+; Air; 160 STR; Tapered; 51mm fork offset
|04. REAR SHOCK
|FOX Factory Float X2; platform
|05. DRIVE UNIT
|Shimano EP8; 85Nm
|Shimano E8036; 630Wh
|07. BATTERY CHARGER
|Shimano EC-E8004; 4A
|10. REAR DERAILLEUR
|Shimano XTR Shadow+
|Shimano XTR M9100
|12. BRAKE - FRONT
|Shimano XTR; 4 piston
|13. BRAKE - REAR
|Shimano XTR; 4 piston
|14. ROTOR - FRONT
|Shimano RT-MT900; 203 mm
|15. ROTOR - REAR
|Shimano RT-EM910; 203 mm
|Shimano CRE80-12-B; 34 Tooth
|Shimano FCEM900; 165 mm all sizes; hollow
|Shimano M9100; 10-51 ATC; 12 speed
|MERIDA Expert eTR; 780 Wide; 20 Rise
|22. HANDLEBAR STEM
|MERIDA EXPERT eTRII; MAT aluminium; 35 DSH; 0 ASD
|23. STEM LENGTH
|40 mm all sizes
|24. SEAT POST
|SP REVERB AXS; 30.9 DSP; 0 SSB; XS 125 SPT - S/M 150 SPT - L/XL 170 SPT
|MERIDA Expert CC; V-mount
|26. HUB - FRONT
|27. HUB - REAR
|28. AXLE - REAR
|MERIDA EXPERT TR; including removeable lever, 6/4mm allen key
|DT Swiss Spline HXC1250 spline 30 boost; 110x15 WHF; 148x12 WHR; 30 IWR; Centerlock; microspline; MAT carbon; Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
|30. TYRE - FRONT
|Maxxis Assegai; 29x2.5 "; fold; 3C MaxxGrip DD
|31. TYRE - REAR
|Maxxis Agressor; 27.5x2.5"; fold; TR DD Dual
|C093-02F + C093-02R
|33. LIGHT FRONT
|E-BIKE POWER STVZO E115, reverse MERIDA Custom Mount
|34. LIGHT REAR
|LED FEMTO USB REAR STVZO
|MERIDA Multitool with saddlebox