Following on from the One-Sixty and One-Twenty, Merida have overhauled the One-Forty. And wow.
What we expect from a bike to make it an 'all-day' trail bike continues to change. As the trails we ride become more demanding, riders skills progress, and technology continues to improve, the type of bike we want to be on out on the trails grows. In response to this, Merida have redesigned their One-Forty to make what they think could be the perfect all-day trail bike.
Utilising suspension concepts from the One-Twenty and One-Sixty, the One-Forty isn't just something sitting inbetween. The full-aluminium bike uses the Float Link rear suspension, which adds a progressive and near-bottomless feel to the suspension.
With 435mm chainstays, but clearance for huge 2.6" tyres, the One-Forty should be playful but sure-footed.
The Float Link suspension means the bottom shock mount isn't fixed. It moves with the system to create plushness and pedalling efficiency. It's super sensitive, and with the Fox Float EVOL rear shock will offer great small bump absorption and mid-stroke support, with great bottom out resistance.