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I currently ride a Merida TFS300 26" with XT derailers, Mavic SLR rims and a RockShox Dual Air.


I have been offered a Merida Big.Nine 1500 Lite with a whole 68km on the clock.


Besides the obvious wheel size benefit is this bike going to:


Last me 5 years?

Be as much fun as my current steed?

Is it a worthy purchase at R10K? Is there something better for the similar price?

At 90kg, is there any worry of this frame wheel combo failing?


Please advise any thoughts good or bad.


Full Spec as follows

Frame Name Merida Big.Nine Lite BC-D-Single R12

Fork Fox 32 Float 29 CTD Remote ready O/C (1.5T) - Evo100

Derailleur Front Shimano SLX HD double

Derailleur Rear Shimano SLX Shadow+

Shifter Front Shimano SLX ispec

Shifter Rear Shimano SLX ispec

Brake Front Shimano SLX 180 mm ice Cen

Brake Rear Shimano SLX 160 mm ice Cen

Chainwheel Shimano SLX 38-24

Chain KMC X10 10s

Hub Front Shimano SLX Cen

Hub Rear Shimano SLX-12 Cen

Rim Mavic EN321-29

Freewheel Shimano CS-HG-10 11-36

Tires Continental X-King 2.2

Spokes black stainless

Handlebar Stem Merida Pro K OS -16°AD

Handlebar Merida Pro OS 680 Flat

Headset Big Conoid A-Bearing

Seat Post Merida Pro H SB0 27.2 mm

Saddle Fizik Gobi

Pedal Shimano M520

Weight 12.40 kg

Edited by flashfozzy
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Seems like good value, Fox fork, SLX shadow+ gruppo, Alu frame, but it won't be as nimble as your 26" bike, I think.

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