The 'original' eONE-SIXTY is the most decorated, tested and awarded bike in MERIDA’s history and has shaped what MERIDA is known for today: innovation, quality and outstanding performance. However, after three years at the top of the e-enduro ranking, it was time to distil the essence of the 'old' eONE-SIXTY, incorporate the latest trends and standards, and create the new version: goodbye and hello eONE-SIXTY - the new MERIDA benchmark for dynamic and design.
The new eONE-SIXTY once again embodies e-enduro bikes, instead of the normally needed shuttle to session your favourite tracks, you have your own built-in engine to assist you to the top. On downhills, it still feels like a normal bike, agile due to its perfectly tuned MTB geometry, but more planted because of the higher weight. All in all, it’s a super fun bike with a clear focus on trail riding. But the last few years have shown that our eONE-SIXTY is also often used as a kind of 'SUV' bike. Because of the advantages of more travel, bigger tyres and comfortable geometry, it also shines away from the enduro tracks and offers a super fun, comfortable and capable alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike.
The eONE-SIXTY is positioned as a high-end state of the art e-bike. Material, design and integration are cutting edge. Nothing less could be expected after the super successful first generation eONE-SIXTY which influenced a whole generation of e-bikes.
Trail riding! Geometry, travel and specification make this bike perfect for demanding trail riding. It doesn’t matter if its a playful easy trail or a hardcore enduro track. The new eONE-SIXTY loves it all.
But besides its enduro and trail riding abilities, the eONE-SIXTY is also a hugely capable and enjoyable ‘SUV' bike. Because of the travel, the comfortable and upright riding position the eONE-SIXTY gives a lot of confidence and offers a real alternative to a ‘normal’ mountain bike. If a 2nd battery or charging device is carried, it can also be used for all day riding or multi-day excursions.
SHIMANO EP8 DRIVE UNIT
For 2021, the entire eONE-SIXTY 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.