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 eBIG NINE 400 comes with the all-new Shimano STEPS EP8 drive unit and the new, fully integrated 630Wh battery for enormous range as well as Shimano Deore M5100 11-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.