MERIDA Big Trail


Trail Fun Simplified

Trail riding is your passion and you love the simplicity of a hardtail as well as the way it connects you to the track.

Capable, easy to look after, reliable and heaps of fun on the trail, our BIG.TRAIL is the perfect alternative to its full suspension counterparts, even when the riding becomes more demanding. This trail hardtail took the bike press and trail riders by storm and has managed the ideal combination of a modern trail bike geometry with long-travel forks and chunky 29er wheels delivering outstanding handling, masses of obstacle swallowing ability and impressive corner grip and comfort.

We often associate 'trail fun' and 'trail capability' with more and more full suspension travel because long-travel bikes are getting more capable on the way down and on the way back up again. At the same time, the trail hardtail has developed quietly in its shadow. After being absent from this segment, Merida returned to the trails with a bang onboard the Big Trail.

Mountain Bike UK Magazine Test Winner!

The test team were immensely impressed with the ‘bang on’ geometry which provides 'impressive downhill capability', gives the bike ‘calm handling’ and ‘inspired confidence’ and also makes it a ‘comfortable climber’.
’Overall, the BIG.TRAIL has to be one of the most capable, fun to ride and impressive bikes for this kind of money…An immensely capable bike across a huge range of trail types for not much cash in the grand scheme of things. On Steeper or gnarlier descents, the MERIDA rides similarly to a short-travel trail bike...’        
Read the full review here


  Key Features of the Big Trail 500: 

  • TFS Aluminium frame
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork with 140mm of travel
  • Shimano Deore M5100 shifter
  • Shimano Deore M5100, 11-speed, 11-51T cassette
  • Tektro M275, 2-piston hydraulic disc brakes front and rear

Additional specifications and size guide can be found here

Key Features of the Big Trail 200:

  • TFS Aluminium frame
  • Suntour XCM32 DS fork with 120mm of travel
  • Shimano Deore M4100 shifter
  • Shimano Deore M4100, 10-speed, 11-46T cassette
  • Tektro M275, 2-piston hydraulic disc brakes front and rear 

Additional specifications and size guide can be found here