2022 Merida Ninety Six RC 5000 – Dark Silver/Black Silver


Fast, focussed and ready to race or ride all day, the NINETY-SIX RC 5000 melds our proven cross-country racing DNA with modern geometry to provide a cross-country bike that can handle anything a modern race course or epic ride can throw at it with ease. The full carbon CF4 frame is exactly the same as seen on some of the more expensive bikes in the range, but high-value, hardwearing kit such as the remote lockout-equipped RockShox Reba fork, SIDLuxe shock and 12-speed Shimano drivetrain deliver poised performance at an attainable cost. It’s the definition of punching above your weight.

The NINETY-SIX is the new and exciting reincarnation of our former World Cup proven XC and marathon machine. It inherits the forward-surging race genes of the old NINETY-SIX and combines it with a new readiness and ability to tackle today’s demanding XC and marathon courses. The carbon fibre frame platform and P-FLEX suspension is the perfect basis for a fun-packed, fast and trail loving short travel full suspension machine that helps define what a modern cross country race bike should be. It’s able to take on the rougher than ever world-class race tracks as well as the trail riders who want hyper-speed climbing with the ability to descent like never before. For those that want a cross-country bike for race duties rather than high-speed trail fun, the RC models deliver a short travel punch with a 100 mm fork in the front, super fast rolling tyres and a lighter front brake.

01. FRAME NINETY-SIX RC CF4 III, 100mm, MAT Carbon, 29, 148×12, BSA Bottom Bracket
02. FORK Rock Shox Reba RL, Air, 100mm Travel, Tapered, Remote lockout, 51mm fork offset
03. SHOCK Rock SIDLuxe Select+, remote lockout
04. BRAKE FRONT Shimano SLX M7100, 2 piston
05. BRAKE REAR Shimano SLX M7110, 2 piston, flat mount
06. ROTOR FRONT Shimano RT54, 180mm
07. ROTOR REAR Shimano RT54, 160mm
09. CRANKSET Shimano Deore M6100, 32T
10. CRANK LENGTH 170 mm-S, 175 mm-M up
13. DERAILLEUR REAR Shimano XT M8100 Shadow+
14. CASSETTE Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51T, 12-speed
16. GRIPS Rock Shox TwistLoc grip
17. HANDLEBAR MERIDA EXPERT CC, Aluminium, 760mm Wide, flat
18. SEAT POST MERIDA EXPERT TR LIGHT, 30.9mm, 0° Setback, S/M/L/XL: 100 SPT
19. STEM MERIDA TEAM CC II, Aluminium, 31.8, -8° Rise
20. STEM LENGTH S-60 mm, M/L/XL-70 mm
21. HEADSET MERIDA-8151 1-1/8″-1.5″ cartridge bearing set
22. HUB FRONT Shimano MT400-B, 110×15, 32H, Centerlock
23. HUB REAR Shimano MT410-B, 148×12, 32H, Centerlock
24. RIM MERIDA EXPERT CC, 22.8mm Inner Width, Aluminium, Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
26. AXLE REAR MERIDA EXPERT TR, including removable lever, 6/4mm allen key
27. SADDLE MERIDA COMP SL, V-mount, incl. MERIDA minitool
30. SHIFTER REAR Shimano Deore M6100
31. TYRE FRONT Maxxis Rekon Race, 29×2.25″, fold, TR EXO 120 TPI
32. TYRE REAR Maxxis Rekon Race, 29×2.25″, fold, TR EXO 120 TPI

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