*This chart is simply a guide to frame sizes and recommended height. This chart does not reflect sock levels, please enquire to what is actually in stock*
The MERIDA eBIG.TOUR EQ is the perfect e-mountain bike hardtail for people who are looking for a trekking bike with all its benefits of a comfortable and upright seating position, fenders as well as lights and carrier, but don’t want to miss out on the comfort and safety a 100mm mountain bike suspension fork and wider 2.2″ MTB tyres can offer. The eBIG.TOUR is ideal for relaxed cycling tours, day trips or for commuting in any weather condition.
The eBIG.TOUR EQ which combines the best of two worlds is back in the MERIDA line-up. From the outside a mountain bike, but a trekking bike at heart. Featuring a frame which is based on the eBIG.NINE and a mountain bike fork and tyres, the bike provides a more comfortable riding feeling than a trekking bike, but at the same time, comes equipped with fenders, carrier and lights. The bike is the best way to get from A to B or make your trekking tours more enjoyable, but with the added knowledge that you could take the MTB trail as a shortcut if you want. The new eBIG.TOUR EQ features in-tube battery technology and all models are powered by the Shimano STePS system.
View the Merida 2020 eBIG.TOUR 400 EQ Factsheet here.
CERTIFIED SYSTEM WEIGHT M OThe system weight of a bike is the combined weight of bike, rider and additional luggage. The allowed system weight for the eBIG.TOUR EQ is 140kg. As an e-bike is already heavier than a regular bike, and as it also makes it easier to transport larger amounts of luggage, it is imperative to certify a higher overall system weight.
All MERIDA e-bikes, as well as all used componentry, go through a rigorous and e-bike specific testing schedule which mimics the higher forces and strains to guarantee the rider the highest level of safety.
OPTIMISED CENTRE OF GRAVITY Based on the central position of the battery in the lower part of the down tube and the low position of the Shimano motor, we were able to achieve an optimum centre of gravity. The low and well-positioned centre of gravity provides the bike with outstanding riding characteristics which are extremely important in particular when fully loaded.
EXCELLENT FRAME STIFFNESS The outstanding frame stiffness also has a strong influence on the riding characteristics of bikes with an integrated battery. The tapered head tube, with the large 1.5″ to 1.5″ diameter, 34.9mm seat tube, the diecast motor bracket as well as the 148x12mm through rear axle all contribute to achieving a safe and precise riding experience.
BATTERY INTEGRATION IN THE DOWN TUBE/SATELLITE CHARGING PORT (2) Through the extensive use of hydroforming on the down tube and the precise laser cutting of the tube opening for the battery, as well as the perfectly matching two-component plastic cover, we were able to integrate the battery seamlessly into the lower part of the down tube. This is consistent throughout the various frame sizes. Charging is easily possible through the nicely integrated charging port at the motor bracket. Also, the battery is perfectly integrated into the down tube, yet it is possible to remove it for charging or when in transport. A further advantage of the battery being integrated into the down tube is the perfect protection from an impact which can occur when the bike falls over or is involved in a crash.
WAKE UP BUTTON With the additional hole in the down tube, the battery can be turned on from deep sleep mode. That’s necessary when the bike has not been used for longer than 6 months, or when the battery of the on/off switch is empty (this battery is normally charged by the main battery). To wake up the battery, just push a 4mm Allen key (best to use the MERIDA EXPERT TR axle) through the hole, pressing the hidden button underneath.
Lifetime warranty on all frames for the entire ownership of the original purchaser. This covers manufacturing and material defects. No exclusions for racing. Rider and equipment weight limit: 120kg for standard bikes; 140kg for e-Bikes.
Forks: Carbon and aluminium rigid forks are guaranteed for 5 years from the date of purchase
Suspension: Rear suspension components are guaranteed for 2 years from the date of purchase
All other Merida branded components, including paint and finish, are guaranteed for 1 year from the date of purchase.