Merida combines German design and engineering with Taiwanese production expertise to create a wide range of high-quality bikes that provide outstanding value for money. Merida uses the Shimano STEPS system on all their 2022 eMTB and touring e-bikes. The eBIG hardtail eMTB models are a great alternative for the commute over less than perfectly smooth roads. The top of the range eBIG NINE 700 EQ comes with the all-new Shimano STEPS EP8 drive unit, STEPS E6100 display and the new, fully integrated 630Wh battery for enormous range as well as Shimano XT M8100 12-speed gears and Shimano MT4100 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes. Being an EQ model (which stands for EQuipped), this bike comes complete with rack, integrated lights and mudguards, set up for urban and rugged commutes alike.