Merida Big Seven 500 is a hardtail mountain bike designed for cross country and trail riders with all the benefits of the new 27.5 inch (650B) wheel size. 27.5 inch wheels have quickly gained popularity amongst mountain bikers as they offer an optimal balance of reduced rolling resistance that characterises 29ers and the agility and handling of smaller 26 incher wheels. Larger wheels are able to hit obstacles at a lesser angle than smaller wheel sizes, meaning reduced resistance and loss of momentum as the bike rolls over the obstacle and continues along the trail. There is also improved traction as the big wheels allow for more tyre tread in contact with the ground.
Aimed at the off road user who is just starting out, the Merida Big Seven 500 features triple butted alloy in the frames which makes them more ridgid while still being light. Overall the Merida Big Seven 500 designed to be agile and handle a mix of climbing and descending over moderately technical terrain and comes with a suspension lockout on the shock for that extra level of control.