Touted as the world's lightest hardtail frame, the Merida O.nine carbon was produced using computer modelling and stress testing usually reserved for the performance car trade. It has achieved a frame weight of close to 930g for the 18-inch, regular BB model.
The brand has also achieved a 20 per cent stiffer construction. BB30 versions are available with a 35 per cent increase in stiffness and a frame weight of 960g.
The first batch of frames will likely be in the UK in August. Based on the current exchange rate, the price is likely to be around the £1,800 mark.
For more details call Merida on 0117 9040139.