With the Merida EOne-Sixty e-mtb taking a place in the 2017 Dirt 100 we felt the need to try their fully loaded BUT non-assisted 160mm travel bike. HOW DOES the One-Sixty 8000 STACK UP AGAINST THE BEST IN THIS CATEGORY?
The 160mm travel market is packed with loads of choice. Well-executed examples, with thoroughly sorted geometry, proven suspension layouts and robust components are available starting at keener than ever price points. The Merida One-Sixty, with a 170mm fork and 27.5” wheels goes right up against Dirt 100 favourites such as the Orange Alpine 6, Radon Swoop and the ever-popular YT Capra.