Saracen Ariel-E 2018

Product Reference: SN18AELEC
  • £5,299.99
  • Series 3 custom butted and hydroformed 6013 alloy front triangle Shimano E8000 specific Toray UD carbon swingarm TRL  150mm travel frame
  • Shimano STEPS E8000 drive system
  • Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm travel GRIP 3-pos fork
  • Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL 3 position shock
  • Shimano SLX M7000 gearing
  • WTB Scraper i35 TCS/ Formula 29er wheels
  • Maxxis Forekaster 27.5 x 2.6" tyres
  • Shimano M6000 180mm rotor brakes
  • Saracen alloy cockpit with Kore Fuze II
  • JD YSP07L dropper post
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It is rare that you have to look down to check what bike you are riding, but the Saracen Ariel-E 2018 does just that. Designed to perfectly mimic the riding platform of the supremely capable Ariel, but get you up the hill with minimal effort, the Saracen Ariel-E is part of a new generation of E-MTBs that are redefining people's expectations of their riding potential. Whether you want to put in more downhill runs, extend your riding range or just don't have time to get your base fitness up due to a busy lifestyle, the Ariel-E is the answer to your prayers. The heart of the bike is, of course, the excellent Shimano E8000 STEPS drive system. Putting out 250watts of power from a long lasting 504 w/h battery, the STEPS motor offers three output modes to make your ride easier. Breeze along fire roads with 'Eco', up the pace on long climbs with 'Trail' mode and switch to 'Boost' to make steep ascents feel like flats. Working in perfect harmony with the STEPS system, Shimano's SLX gearing gives you 11 wide ranging gears to cope with any trail eventuality. Those smooth, flawless shifts will get the Ariel-E up, over and down every hill and valley with ease. When the trail points down, the extra weight of the battery requires proper stopping power and 180mm rotor equipped Shimano M6000 brakes give you all the oomph that you need to control speed on the downhills. Of course, control is not just about braking and a JD 150mm dropper post means that you can get your weight in the right place for steep stuff, while a 780mm bar gets you all the leverage you need for switchbacks and berms. The Ariel-E also gets plenty of grip courtesy of 2.6" Maxxis Forekaster tyres, which also provide plenty of air volume to reduce the chance of pinch punctures from that extra bike weight. Wheels are build around super wide WTB Scraper i-35 rims on smooth rolling Formula hubs for a tidy, tough set of hoops. The Ariel-E is, of course, a full suspension bike and Saracen's engineers have worked some serious magic to ensure that 150mm of TRL suspension feels as smooth as its non-powered brother, the Ariel. A lightweight aluminium front triangle pairs to a carbon rear triangle to soak up big hits and stutter bumps with equal panache. The frame is paired to a proven Fox Float DPS shock which works in perfect harmony with the 160mm Fox Float 36 fork out front to level out the rootiest, rockiest singletrack. Whether you are looking for more laps, a more chilled ride or just want to make the most of those precious hours on a Sunday morning before taking the kids to football, the Saracen Ariel-E 2018 is the bike you've been looking for.

Frame - Series 3 custom butted and hydroformed 6013 alloy front triangle Shimano E8000 specific Toray UD carbon swingarm TRL suspension  12 x 148mm Boost dropout system 150mm travel
Shimano STEPS E8000 drive system
Fork - Fox 36 Float Performance 160mm travel GRIP 3-pos damper 15QR x 110 Boost
Rear Shock - Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL 3 position adjust
Shifters - Shimano SLX M7000 Rapidfire Plus 1x11 speed
Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow Plus
Chainset - Shimano E8000 32T / 170-175mm
Cassette - Shimano M7000 11 speed cassette 11-46T
Chain - KMC X11EL
Bottom Bracket - Shimano BB-E8000
Calipers - Shimano M6000 180/180mm
Levers - Shimano M6000
Rims - WTB Scraper i35 TCS 29
Hubs - Formula DC-711 Boost  front & DCL-348S rear / Saracen Taper-Lock axle
Spokes - Double-butted stainless steel
Tyres - Maxxis Forekaster EXO/TR 27.5 x 2.6"
Headset - Prestine PT-1860D-616
Bar - Saracen DB alloy riser bar 780mm
Stem - Saracen 6061 CNC alloy 45mm
Grips - Saracen lock-on grip
Saddle - Kore Fuze II
Seatpost - JD YSP07L dropper post, 150mm travel  (125mm on bike size S)

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