Saracen Ariel Elite 2017

Product Reference: RN1323
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  • Saracen Ariel Elite 2017: All mountain/ enduro trail tamer
  • 150mm rear travel TRL full suspension design
  • Hydroformed front triangle with carbon rear end
  • Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air 160mm fork
  • Fox Float Evol 3 position shock
  • SLX/XT 1x11 speed drivetrain
  • Shimano M615 disc brakes 180mm rotors
  • Kore/ Formula tubeless ready wheels
  • WTB Vigilante tyres
  • JD Dropper post
  • Kore/ Race Face finishing kit

 

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The Saracen Ariel Elite 2017 takes yet another step in redefining what a trail/enduro bike can do. A tough hydroformed main triangle is complemented by an incredibly stiff uni-directional carbon rear end to make for a brilliantly performing frame held together by Saracen's excellent TRL suspension systems offering up 150 mm of ground swallowing travel. Up front a 160mm travel Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air keeps the Ariel Elite pointing in the right direction and takes the most brutal enduro hits in its stride. Saracen have combined Shimano's SLX and XT 11 speed options on the Ariel Elite to offer the best quality shifting without breaking the bank and a 42 tooth big sprocket matches perfectly to the 34 tooth chainring up front for great climbing and very useful top end speed on the downs. When the downhills get gnarly, the wide WTB Vigilante tyres hold onto just about anything and provide a perfect companion to the seriously powerful M615 disc brakes and big 180mm rotors. On the steepest stuff the Ariel Elite won't let you down, as the 120mm travel internally routed JD dropper post will let you get right over the back of the Kore Durox saddle and keep things pointing where they're supposed. For enduro podium places, tech trail bragging rights and big days out on the toughest singletrack, the Saracen Ariel Elite is more than just a taste the the best you can get.

Specifications:

FRAME: Series 3 custom butted and hydroformed 6013 alloy front triangle / ZS44-ZS56 tapered headtube / Toray UD carbon swingarm / 30mm main pivot bearings / 30mm pull-link bearing / 15mm Norglide bearings / signature TRL suspension design / Chip-Slot 2 dropout system / 150mm travel

FORK: Rockshox Pike RC / 160mm travel / Solo Air / 15x110 / Maxle Ultimate

REAR SHOCK: Fox Float X Performance / EVOL / 3 position adjust

HEADSET: FSA NO.57

SHIFTERS: Shimano SLX M7000 Rapidfire Plus 1x11 speed

REAR MECH: Shimano Deore XT M8000 Shadow Plus

CHAIN DEVICE: MRP 1x

CHAINSET: Raceface AEffect / direct mount / 34T narrow wide 170-175mm

BOTTOM BRACKET: Raceface X-Type

CHAIN: KMC X11L

CASSETTE: Shimano M7000 11 speed cassette 11-42T

RIMS: Kore Realm 2.4 32h / UST tubeless compatible

HUBS: Formula DC-711 Boost sealed bearing 32h front / Formula DCL-300 sealed bearing 32h rear / Shimano E-Thru AX56 axle

SPOKES: Double-butted stainless steel

TYRES: WTB Vigilante TCS dual DNA light/fast 27.5 x 3.0" front / WTB Riddler TCS dual DNA light/fast 27.5 x 2.25" rear

BRAKES: Shimano M615 180/180mm

LEVERS: Shimano M615

HANDLEBARS: Raceface AEffect 35 / 760mm wide / 10mm rise / 5 degree up bend / 8 degree back bend

GRIPS: Saracen lock-on grip

STEM: Raceface AEffect 35 / 50mm / A-head / 6 degree rise / 35mm clamp

SADDLE: Kore Durox SL

SEATPOST: JD YSP12L dropper post / 120mm travel / internal cable routing / 30.9mm

PEDALS: Alloy MTB

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