The Merida Big Nine 200 Hardtail Mountain Bike is right in the sweet spot for a hardtail that can perform at a reasonable level for the casual or recreational rider. The lightweight Big Nine Alloy frame comes with internally routed cables in 2021 to minimise maintenance and keep your bike looking clean. It runs a 3x9 speed Shimano Deore Drivetrain which is more than capable when it comes to those hard climbs as it rolls with smooth efficiency and clean gear changes. The Suntour XCR32 LOR Fork with lockout and 100mm travel is in the sweet spot for fun and adventure, enough to handle the rough stuff yet still gives you an agile ride. It wouldn't be the Big Nine without 29" Merida Comp Wheels and Maxxis Ikon 2.2" Tyres for a quick and smooth ride. Ride with confidence, hitting every descent or turn hard thanks to the reliable Shimano MT-200 Hydraulic Disc Brakes which give you unmatched control. The main difference improvement over the Big Nine 100 is the Shimano Deore drivetrain instead of the lower end Shimano Alivio, so it's really up to your personal preference. The Merida Big Nine 200 Mountain Bike brings 29" wheels with powerful pedalling and a nifty riding experience on the trails.