The Merida One Twenty 700 Mountain Bike is a versatile dual suspension bike that is a standout trail bike. It tries to bring together the climbing ability of the Merida Ninety XC race bike with descending capabilities of the Merida One Forty all mountain bike. The light alloy frame is equipped with a 120mm Fox Performance Float DPS Rear Shock with lockout and Fox Rhythm 34 Float Fork with 130mm travel for versatile trail performance. The Float Link Rear Suspension Design moves with the system to deliver sensitive response characteristics and this really is a difference maker.
The Shimano 1x12 Speed Shimano XT/SLX Drivetrain is more than respectable with its smooth and reliable shifting given the efficient 1x setup. The Shimano SLX 7120 4 piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes are a standout when it comes to responsive braking power that allows you to properly take on the trails. The 29" tubeless ready Maxxis Disscector front/ Minions DHR II rear tyre is matched with light Merida Expert aluminium rims and together they provide a ride that is relatively smooth with a respectable blend of traction and speed. The 700 is a decent step up from the 600 with upgraded SLX brakes, a higher specs SLX/XT groupset, and Maxxis Dissector/Minion Tyres instead of Maxxis Forekaster tyres. The Merida One-Twenty 700 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike combines high-end Shimano trail spec with the right amount of travel to descend or ascend with smooth efficiency.