The Mountain frame, made Titanium tubing has a geometry that has taken inot account the use of a suspension fork. The top tube slopes slightly improving standover clearance.
The Mountain frame uses the S-bend stays which permit wider tire clearance so a 2.5" wide tire can used on it. The chainstays are 7/8" in diameter and the seat stays are 3/4" in diameter.
The vertical rear drop outs are machined from Ti 6Al 4V plate.
The Mountain uses a 27.2 seatpost.
|Merlin Mountain frame|
|Frame Size (inches, center to center)*||13.5"||15.0"||16.25"||17.5"||18.75"||20.0"||21.5"|
|Head Angle (in degrees)*||70.5||71.0||71.0||71.0||71.0||71.5||72.0|
|Seat Angle (in degrees)||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.0||72.5||72.5||72.0|
|Nominal Top Tibe length (in inches)||21.0||21.75||22.38||23.00||23.63||24.25||25.00|
|Chainstay (in inches)||16.75||16.75||16.75||16.75||16.75||16.75||16.875|
|Wheelbase (in inches)*||39.8||40.4||41.4||41.6||42.1||42.5||43.3|
|Standover Height (in inches)*||27.6||28.6||29.6||30.3||31.2||32.3||33.9|
|Bottom Bracket Height (in inches) *||11.6||11.6||11.7||11.8||11.8||11.8||11.9|
|Head Tube length (in inches)||3.38||3.75||4.00||4.25||5.00||6.00||7.50|
|Steerer Length (in inches)||5.00||5.50||5.75||6.00||6.75||7.75||9.25|
|Frame Weight (pounds)||3.18||3.25||3.36||3.46||3.58||3.70||3.99|
|* with Rock Shox Judy SL or Manitou 4 and rider weight aboard|
|For easier comparison to other frames, the "nominal top tube" lengths in the specification chart are measured as if the top tube were horizontal|
The Mountain is made in seven sizes.
Bike-Pro does not sell this frame
Merlin has a Suggested Retail Price for this frame set at $1895
It has a dealer cost of $1225 plus about $10 freight.