The Merida eBig.Tour 400 EQ is an electric hardtail mountain bike and can be likened to a family SUV: it’s durable, practical and comfortable and will always get you to your destination. Sharing the same original frame design as the eBig.Nine, although featuring a few tweaks including a lower top tube and more upright seating position for increased comfort and practicality, the eBig.Tour is quite possibly the perfect trekking bike. With practicality in mind, Merida has once again teamed up with Shimano to offer riders the ultimate electric drivetrain: the EP8 mid-drive motor which offers unparalleled torque and smooth, refined performance that’ll redefine your touring experience and make it hard to ride on anything else!
Merida has really nailed the brief for the eBig.Tour. It’s been designed to be supremely comfortable on all surfaces, so it’s no surprise that a SunTour XCM34 front suspension fork has been installed to provide 100mm of travel, adjustable compression rates and hydraulic lockout for steep climbs and riding on hard trails. Of course, the eBig.Tour’s slack, upright geometry definitely helps to increase rider comfort for rides both big and small. While the low top tube not only makes mounting/dismounting easier and more accessible, but also serves to lower the eBig.Tour’s centre of gravity, increases both its agility and low-speed stability! Naturally, it’d be remiss of us to discuss the comfort and versatility of the eBig.Tour without mentioning the unbelievable Shimano EP8 mid-drive motor! It offers a ridiculous 85Nm of torque on tap through 5 different assistance modes so you don’t have to worry about steep hills or tired legs. When paired with Shimano’s wide-range 1-46T 10 Speed Shimano Deore drivetrain you’re offered a reliable, efficient and smooth riding experience that makes climbing, cruising and everything in between a breeze! Speaking of efficiency, the combination of Deore Drivetrain, EP8 motor and high capacity 630Wh battery mean you’ll have an average range between 100 and 130km off-road making the eBig.Tour ideally suited to bike packing adventures, days spent out on the trail or even a quick and easy commute!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a weak spot on the eBig.Tour, with Merida ensuring it lives up to its trekking status with an the extensive list of options that come as standard. To begin with, Sunnywheel SW-FA311-65 mudguards have been installed to keep you clean, comfortable and dry throughout your journey. Next, you’ll find an Abus 5650 Frame Lock located below your seat so you can comfortably lock your eBig.Tour’s rear wheel so you can comfortably leave it outside your local cafe or pub! While Merida’s handy Massload rear carrier comes installed as standard, offering an incredible 27kg payload and a nifty integrated rear light so you’re always visible, regardless of the lighting conditions! Up front, expect Lezyne’s Hecto STVZO e-bike light to illuminate the path ahead and increase your visibility to other road users. Wide 29 x 2.20″ Kenda Booster Tyres offer a comfortable ride with the right blend of all-terrain and weather traction and speed. Finally, Merida has ensured you can remain safely in control of the eBig.Tour with its dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes for absolute braking performance and ultimately rider confidence.
The Merida eBig.Tour 400 EQ is a luxuriously comfortable electric hardtail mountain bike, offering riders the flexibility to go anywhere and do anything thanks to the combination of front suspension fork, Shimano EP8 Drive Unit and trekking ethos. While the list of included extras means riders are offered all the creature comforts one could ask for! This is one seriously capable touring bike that’ll meet and exceed all of your expectations!
SHIMANO EP8 DRIVE UNIT
Featuring the top-of-class EP8 Drive Unit, this bike will handle whatever you throw at it. Weighing in at only 2.6 kg, and offering a mind-blowing 85 Nm of grunt, and more ground clearance, you can tackle the steepest climbs and toughest trails with full confidence knowing this bike is right there with you. With a natural riding feel and smooth, direct power, you will always be in control. Even better, using the E-Tube Project App, you can customise your ride even further, making it perfect for your riding style! Ride with confidence, and ride your way.
HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES
Disc brakes provide you with better braking performance in all conditions, unlike rim brakes which can be heavily impacted by dust and water, disc brakes maintain control in all conditions. These brakes give you confidence that you’ll stop when you need to and with a hydraulic system you will have greater control and have better feedback through your levers, hydraulic systems aren’t prone to cable stretch and self adjust as your brake pads wear down – meaning you can focus on the riding!
REAR PANNIER RACK
This bike comes equipped with a rear pannier rack for luggage, take the bike to do your grocery shopping, or let it do the heavy lifting on your commute to and from work! Simply add a basket for even greater versatility!
What is this bike used for?
The Merida eBig.Tour has been designed to offer riders the versatility of a hardtail mountain bike matched with the ability to go touring. You’ll find it ideal for multi-day adventures and tours. Of course, it’s just as happy shredding out on the trails!
Why is this bike different?
The Merida eBig.Tour comes equipped with everything you need to have a good day, every day! Merida has made the bike buying process as easy as possible for prospective riders – here’s a bike that offers you everything and doesn’t require an extra cent to be spent! However, what really sets it apart is Shimano’s torquey EP8 mid-drive motor which offers unmatched performance and reliability providing torque on tap so that nothing can stop you!
Who is this bike designed for?
With it’s incredible performance, range and luggage payload, the Merida eBig.Tour has been designed for riders looking to explore the great outdoors. Whether it’s a day trip around your home town, or a mult-day adventure in the regions, it’ll undertake anything you ask with aplomb. Of course, it’s equally suited to riders looking to make commuting easy and accessible, whether you live 10, 15 or 30km from your workforce!
|Click & Collect
|Shimano E8036; 630Wh
|Shimano M4100; 11-46 ATC; 10 GER
|Shimano CRE70-B; 34 ATC
|Shimano Deore M5120; SGS
|Shimano EP8; 85Nm
|Suntour XCM34-Boost LOR DS; 100mm; Tapered; 51mm fork offset; 29×2.4″ max WHS
|eBIG.TOUR LITE III; MAT aluminium; 29×2.35″ without fender max./ 29″x2.25″ with fender max. WHS; 148×12 AST; intube
|MERIDA EXPERT CC; MAT aluminium; 720 WHB; 10 RHB
|MERIDA COMP CC; 20 IWR; MAT aluminium
|MERIDA EXPERT TK; V-mount
|MERIDA EXPERT CC; MAT aluminium; 34.9 DSP; 0 SSB
|MERIDA EXPERT CT; MAT aluminium; 31.8 DSH; adjustable
|Shimano Deore M4100
|KENDA Booster; 29×2.2″; wire
|1 x 10
|SM: MEEB2240415, MD: MEEB2240426, LG: MEEB2240437, XL: MEEB2240448