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Merida big 9 900 vs Rocky mountain vertex 930

Little Lulu

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Hi there, I'm very new here and need some advise please.


I've got 2 options to choose from, a merida big 9 900 or rocky mountain vertex. 930. Upgrading from a merida matts tfs 800 26er to either of these 29ers!


So I cannot make up my mind as to which one but I've gotta make a decision by tuesday!


Here are the stats for either 29er:



Get ready for the full 29er experience with Merida's Big 9 TFS 900! With an upgraded SLX/XT spec, this bike isn't happy unless it's tearing up the trail!




Frame: Big Nine EG TFS-D

Fork: Manitou 29 Tower Expert 100 remote



Rim: Big Nine pro D

Hubs: Shimano M435 Centerlock

Tires: Schwalbe 29 Rapid ROB PP 2.25 wire



Shifters: Shimano SL-M660

Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT-10

Chainwheel: Shimano SLX-10 42-32-24

Cassette: Shimano CS-HG62-10 11-36

Brakeset: Shimano M446 180

Chain: KMC X10 10s

Pedal: Shimano M505



Saddle: MERIDA Pro

Seat Post: MERIDA Pro 2 SB15 27.2

Handlebar: MERIDA Pro OS 660 Flat

Stem: MERIDA Pro OS -6

Head Set: BB410

Grips: MERIDA Double


Rocky mountain:



FrameFORM™ 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. Press Fit BB. Internal Tapered Headtube. Shock Dissipating Seatstay. 29

ForkRockShox Recon Gold TK Air 29

Front Travel100mm. Rebound / Lockout / Tapered Steerer

Rear ShockN/A

Rear TravelN/A

Head SetCane Creek Ten Series: ZS44mm Top / EC49mm Bottom Tapered

StemRMB L7 7° x 60-100mm

HandlebarRMB Zero5 Ø31.8mm x 670mm x 9° Sweep

BrakesShimano BR-M446 Hydraulic Disc 180mm

Brake LeversShimano BL-M446

ShiftersShimano Deore Rapid Fire 10spd

Gearing (FR)Shimano SLX Direct Mount 10spd

Gearing (RR)Shimano SLX 10spd

Cranks & ChainringsShimano M552 170-175mm 42/32/24T 10spd

Bottom BracketShimano SMBB71 Press Fit


Hubs (FR)Shimano RM66 Disc

Hubs (RR)Shimano RM66 Disc

CassetteShimano HG62-10 11-36T 10spd

ChainShimano HG54 10spd


RimsAlex DP20 29

Tires (RR/FR)Maxxis Ikon 29

Seat PostRMB L2B 30.9 x 400mm

SaddleSDG Bel Air RL


Thx guys!

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