Now this is the bit that our European cousins do get, 100mm cross country hardtails.
The Matts TFS bikes (opposite) are classic hardtails with geometry inspired by the Multivan Merida Biking team and the World Championship winning 0.Nine.
All you would expect of our engineers and their passion for aluminium. These frames are 6061 series aluminium, technoformed and smooth welded.
The Matts range also has 2 Matts Speed models (70-D and 40-D) with a slightly more relaxed geometry to acknowledge that not everybody wants to race, but a stunning looking frame that apes its Matts TFS roots.
Finally, you have the Matts 20-MD and Matts 10-V, still with a 6061 series aluminium frame.
Frame: Matts TFS Comp-D
Color: silk black(grey) matt silver(black/white)
Fork: Rock Shox XC30TK 100 poplock
Derailleur front: Shimano M590
Derailleur rear: Shimano Deore XT
Shifters: Shimano SL-M591 -3 / -10
Brake levers: attached
Brakes: Shimano M446 180/160 mm
Chainwheel: Shimano M522 octa 42-32-24
BB-Set: Shimano Octalink
Chain: KMC X10 10s
Hubs: Shimano M435 cen
Rims: Matts Comp ND
Freewheel: Sram PG1030 11-36
Tires: Merida Race Lite 2.1 KV
Handlebar: Merida Comp OS, 640 / 25 mm Rise
Stem: Merida Comp 1 OS, 10°
Headset: FSA No.11p Neck
Seatpost: Merida Comp SB12, 31.6 mm
Saddle: Merida Pro Stripe/Slim
Pedals: XC Alloy
Weight: 12.68 Kg | 27.9 Lbs
Smoothened welding line by using specific welding technology - improved outlook, without any weakening of the welding structure.
TFS TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM
Through some mechanical pressing-operations 3-dimensional shaped tubes made of Racelite 6061 alloy.
RACELITE 6061 ALUMINUM
ATTS down-tube with MERIDA-typical Shotgun shape.
Egg-shaped head-tube with semi integrated bearings and bigger dimensions at the tube's centre - for an optimim in head-tube stiffness.
Device to lock the suspension (fork and/or rear-shock) through switching a cable actuated lever, being mounted at the handlebar.
Disc-dropout with integrated 2-bolt direct-mount for HEBIE rear-frame kick-stand.