: BIG NINE TFS 900-D (29R)

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Year: Category: : Brand: Model: BIG NINE TFS 900-D (29R) Price: R12999 Frame Material: Fork: Wheelset: Components:

9 Ratings on “BIG NINE TFS 900-D (29R)”

  1. Chris August 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm #
    Chris's rating:

    I’m a roadie who wanted a reasonably priced, decently specced MTB for Winter training. Looked at lot’s of bikes, this one was really good value for money. A bit heavy, but then that’s what you get in this price range. I’m VERY happy with the bike – rolls over anything, and gives me a good workout on the offroad hill climbs!

  2. Craig October 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm #
    Craig's rating:

    I have just purchased this particular bike, having ridden a Merida 26” for the last 2 years, I was “persuaded” into upgrading to a 29” I have to say I’m thrilled with my purchase and certainly not disappointed and even more impressive is I have mates who have purchased slightly more expensive bikes with components not nearly as good as on my bike, so a great buy all around.

  3. Tony P February 20, 2013 at 9:13 am #
    Tony P's rating:

    Purchased the TFS 900 (model 2012) in January 2013 for R11,999.

    I agree about the accolades. A great bike – at the price – and very good components.

    One question:
    Are the Jalco rims fully Tubeless? I would like to convert to the Mountain Kings tubeless tyres.

    Appreciate assistance on this matter.
    Thanks

  4. Marc April 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm #
    Marc's rating:

    Been riding this bike for a few weeks and have to say I love it. Effortless riding it rolls over anything.

  5. Peter Bauer April 20, 2013 at 11:47 am #
    Peter Bauer's rating:

    Owned mine for the past year and a half… Best investment ever. For those people who don’t like Manitou shocks, you don’t know what you missing. Rode bike with Rock Shock, Manitou much better.

  6. PIerre Venter July 11, 2013 at 9:32 am #
    PIerre Venter's rating:

    A bid of a modification; got the tfs xt frame, the rest is the 2013 tfs 900 components. Have been riding my tfs 500 for 3 years without one single breakdown. Did the “Ride to Rhodes + 2″ 730km with my new modified tfs 900, the best thing ever. Like Craig said, most of the bikes on the challenge was over the 25k mark, and mine was quite competitive. The best buy for my money. Thanks Merida.

  7. CHris July 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm #
    CHris's rating:

    I have been looking for a nice cheap bike to ride MTB round about 12000-12500 I am looking at this bike and comparing to the KTM ultra sport 29 er I would chose the KTM cheaper, better and well cooler. The KTM price is R11995 while the Merida is R12999 so you decide witch is better
    Genoeg gese

  8. Erhard EH Wolf October 3, 2013 at 8:20 am #
    Erhard EH Wolf's rating:

    Had my 2013 bike for just over a year and done more than 2500km with it which includes 7 MTB races.

    Great bike, consistent and predictable handling even in extreme conditions (very dusty in summer and mud and water in winter)

    One of only a few models that comes in a 23″ XL frame which is ideal for me.

  9. Paul D August 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm #
    Paul D's rating:

    A fantastic all round machine with great quality parts for the money! easily upgradeable, air forks brilliant! Rolls really well over anything (within reason) climbs well. Seen and ridden machines 3x the price with not so good equipment and much heavier! By far the best value out there!!

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