2021 Merida eOneSixty | Everything You Need to Know.

The 2021 Merida eOneSixty gets some minor tweaks and a new motor in the form of Shimano’s new flagship EP8.

The Merida eOneSixty is a firm favourite here at Wideopenmag and the 2021 model looks to build on that reputation with a more powerful and efficient motor in the form of Shimano’s EP8 motor, along with revised spec and geometry.

Non-studio shots by Ian Lean.

Not only does the Merida eOneSixty now come with the new Shimano EP8 motor, it also now sports a larger battery at 630Wh, on top of the mullet wheel configuration and Merida’s award winning geometry and suspension.

Some of the other 2021 eOneSixty highlights include the  improved integration of the cable routing (applies to all integrated battery models), the upgraded ‘Energy Guard’ battery cover and the front light that mounts directly to Merida stem.

The extensive 2021 range of the eOneSixty consists of three models featuring the carbon front end/aluminium rear end and three all-aluminium models, offering proven technology and geometry as well as the latest EP8 performance to a wider price range.

Speaking of geometry, you get a Medium, Large and XLarge options, with the medium sporting 440mm in both the seat tube and reach departments. Head tube angle is 65.5 with a 75.5 degree seat tube angle. Chainstays are 439.5mm long and are fixed across all sizes.

Shimano EP8 motor

The EP8 delivers a maximum power output of 85 Nm, which is an increase of 15 Nm from the E8000 unit. Combined with an increased battery capacity and an improved economy, the new EP8 system delivers a huge range extension.

The new EP8 is ~10% smaller, losing nearly 300g in weight compared to the EP8000 thanks to a magnesium drive unit case, which allows it to be quieter and more robust, while also seeing a 36% drag reduction.

TLD A3 Helmet

The TRAIL mode on the new EP8 motor also gets a more refined power curve to deliver better output at various input levels.

2021 eOneSixty Models

eOneSixty 10000

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Factory eMTB+ 160mm fork
  • Fox Factory Float X2 shock
  • Shimano XTR 12-speed drive
  • Shimano XTR 4-pot brakes
  • DT Swiss Spline HXC1250 wheels
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano E8036 630Wh battery
  • Rockshox Reverb AXS dropper
  • £9,000.00 RRP
  • Merida-Bikes.com

eOneSixty 9000

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Elite eMTB+ Air 160mm fork
  • Fox Float DPX2 Elite shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano XT 4-pot brakes
  • DT Swiss Spline HX1501 wheels
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano E8036 630Wh battery
  • Merida Expert TR dropper
  • £7,300.00 RRP
  • Merida-Bikes.com

eOneSixty 8000

Key features:

  • Marzocchi Z1 eBike+ 160mm fork
  • Fox Float DPX2 Performance shock
  • Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drive
  • Shimano SLX 4-pot brakes
  • Merida Expert TR wheels
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano E8036 630Wh battery
  • Merida Expert TR dropper
  • £6,000.00 RRP
  • Merida-Bikes.com

eOneSixty 700

Key features:

  • Marzocchi Z1 eBike+ 160mm fork
  • Fox Float DPX2 Performance shock
  • Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drive
  • Shimano SLX 4-pot brakes
  • Merida Expert TR wheels
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano E8036 630Wh battery
  • Merida Expert TR dropper
  • £5,300.00 RRP
  • Merida-Bikes.com

eOneSixty 500

Key features:

  • Rockshox 35 Gold RL 160mm fork
  • Rockshox Deluxe Select+ shock
  • Shimano Deore 11-speed drive
  • Shimano M4100 4-pot brakes
  • Merida Expert/Comp TR wheels
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano E8036 630Wh battery
  • Merida Comp TR dropper
  • £4,500.00 RRP
  • Merida-Bikes.com

eOneSixty 300S

Key features:

  • Suntour Zeron 35 Boost LOR 150mm fork
  • Suntour RS Edge R shock
  • Shimano MT500/M4100 10-speed drive
  • Shimano M4100 4-pot brakes
  • Merida Expert/Comp TR wheels
  • Shimano E7000 motor
  • Shimano E8036 630Wh battery
  • Merida Comp TR dropper
  • £3,750.00 RRP
  • Merida-Bikes.com

You can check out the full 2021 Merida eOneSixty range on their website here.

Check out Jamie’s review of the outgoing eOneSixty 10000 on our Bike Review page here.