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 eMTB and touring bikes. The eBIG hardtail eMTB models are a great alternative for the commute over less than perfectly smooth roads. The eBIG NINE 300SE and eBIG SEVEN 300SE come with the Shimano STEPS E7000 drive unit and large 504Wh battery. The eBIG SEVEN, available in size S, comes with 27.5″ wheels, and the eBIG NINE features 29″ wheels, available in frame sizes M-XL. Both bikes are set up for everyday adventures with the Shimano Alivio 9-speed derailleur gears and Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes.