With the eONE-FORTY, we add a completely new model to the MERIDA performance e-mountain bike family. Due to its less aggressive geometry and the 140mm travel, it is more uphill focused than the eONE-SIXTY. The lower front and the steeper seat angle make the eONE-FORTY a great climber. It is equally at home on long and demanding uphills as well at technical downhills and singletracks. The new geometry and frame design give the bike a very playful character, which is precise and fast. Compared to the non-motorised all-rounder model, which very much inspired the handling and playfulness of the eONE-FORTY, the rider can enjoy the benefits of the hugely capable built-in Shimano motor, which makes even demanding climbs an easy endeavour.
The last few years have shown that long travel e-mountain bikes are also often used as a kind of ‘SUV’ bike. Because of the advantages of more travel, bigger tyres and comfortable geometry, the eONE-FORTY also shines away from the trail and enduro tracks and offers a super fun, comfortable and capable alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike. We are convinced that the eONE-FORTY fits perfectly in this category as well and that it will find enthusiastic customers here too.
MERIDA bikes are known for: innovation, quality and outstanding performance, three attributes that also describe the new eONE-FORTY. It is a high-end state of the art e-bike. Material, design and integration are cutting edge.
SHIMANO EP8 DRIVE UNIT
For 2021, the entire eONE-Forty carbon range will be powered by the new EP8 motor from Shimano. The new power unit brings a long list of upgrades and changes to the table that will elevate our eONE-SIXTY to the next level. The EP8 delivers a maximum power output of 85 Nm, which is an increase of 15 Nm from the E8000 unit. This will improve the performance on extreme terrain as well as lift up the other support levels, making them universally more cable and more fun to use. Paired with the new 630 Wh battery, the new EP8 system delivers a huge range extension, making it easier to cruise for longer or do more runs.
Further to that, the new power unit has lost approx. 300 g in weight, has further improved its heat-resistance, allowing the rider to go harder for longer, has become quieter and smaller and has managed to achieve a 36% reduction in drag, making cruising about the cut-out speed even easier. All this helps to deliver smooth, direct power to ensure that the rider is always in complete control while experiencing a natural ride feel.
Geometry, travel and specification make this bike perfect for trail riding but also for long distance rides. It doesn’t matter if it's a playful trail or a multi-day ride across the Alps, the new eONE-FORTY is your faithful companion.
But besides its trail riding and long-distance abilities, the eONE-FORTY is also a hugely capable and enjoyable ‘SUV’ bike. Because of the travel, the comfortable and upright riding position, the eONE-FORTY gives a lot of confidence and offers a real alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike. If a 2nd battery or charging device is carried, there is (almost) no limit for all day riding or multi-day excursions.