The Merida eOne Sixty 700 is a dual suspension e-bike with a refined design and the latest Shimano STePS e-bike technology for a very impressive riding experience. The eOne Sixty is equipped with a performance focused alloy frame with an in-tube Shimano E8036 630Wh Battery (E8035 – 504Wh Battery for XS Size) integrated into the frame for a clean look and balanced feel. The 630Wh offers 25% increase in capacity over the older 504Wh model, matched with the brand new Shimano EP8 Motor which replaces the older E8000 motor. It also packs a bigger punch with 85 Nm and is also lighter by 300 grams for a swift ride. It has an ‘internal block’ built right into the frame, which prevents the fork crown from hitting the frame when you crash, as well as the addition of extra rubber bumpers on the frame to avoid any frame damage from the fork crown
You know that the e-bike components on this bike are awesome, but so is the rest of the spec on this bike. The Marzocchi Z1 Ebike+ Fork brings 160mm travel to tame the trails and help give this bike some punchy personality. The Shimano Deore shifters and XT rear derailleur offer smooth shifting, while the Shimano SLX 4 Piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes give you all of the stopping power to control this beast and ride with confidence – these brakes really are a standout on this bike. Add to that the hand picked Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5″ Front Tyre/ 27.5×2.5″ Maxxis Agressor Rear Tyre combination to ensure that this heavier full suspension e-bike offers precision, playfulness, and traction on the trails. It’s all finished off with a Merida Comp TR Dropper Post so that you can get out of your seat and really let it rip.
The 700 is a decent improvement over the Merida eOne Sixty 500, upgrading the suspension from RockShox to an e-bike specific fork from Marzocchi, as well as the upgrade to the powerful SLX Brakes and moving from Kenda to a Maxxis tyre combination. When all is considered, the Merida eOne Sixty 700 is one of the best value bikes in this range, with high-end e-bike components, powerful braking and a design built to perform on every ascent and descent.