Saracen Ariel Elite 2018

Product Reference: SN18AE
  • £3,299.99
  • Saracen Ariel Elite 2018: The latest enduro arrival going
  • 165mm rear travel TRL full suspension design
  • Hydroformed front triangle with carbon rear end
  • Rock Shox Yari 170mm fork
  • Fox Float DPX rear shock
  • SLX/XT 1x11 speed drivetrain
  • Shimano M6000 disc brakes w/180mm rotors
  • Kore/ Formula tubeless ready wheels
  • WTB Vigilante tyres
  • JD 150mm Dropper post
  • Kore/ Race Face finishing kit
  • More travel, more performance
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The brand new Saracen Ariel Elite 2018 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 165 mm of ground swallowing travel, just like the World beating Myst. The Fox DPX shock makes the rear travel smooth as you like. Up front a 170mm travel Rock Shox Yari fork 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 Ariel Elite's seriously powerful M6000 disc brakes and big 180mm rotors. On the steepest stuff the Ariel Elite won't let you down, as the 150mm travel internally routed JD dropper post will let you get right over the back of the Kore Fuze II 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 2018 is more than just a taste the the best you can get.

Specifications:

  • Frame: Series 3 custom butted and hydroformed 6013 alloy front triangle / Toray UD carbon swingarm / ZS44-ZS56 tapered headtube / 37mm main pivot bearings / 28mm linkage bearings / UD carbon linkage / signature TRL suspension design / internal cable routing / 12 x 148mm Boost dropout system / 165mm travel
  • Fork: Rockshox Yari RC / 170mm travel / Solo Air / tapered alloy steerer / low speed compression / rebound adjust / 15x110 / Maxle Stealth
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance / EVOL / 3 position adjust
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX M7000 Rapidfire Plus 1x11 speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M8000 Shadow Plus
  • Chainset: Shimano SLX M7000 32T / Boost / 170-175mm
  • Cassette: Shimano M7000 11 speed cassette 11-46T
  • Chain Device: MRP 1x
  • Chain: KMC X11EL
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-MT8000
  • Calipers: Shimano M6000 180/180mm
  • Levers: Shimano M6000
  • Rims: Kore Realm 3.0 32h / UST tubeless compatible
  • Hubs: Formula DC-711 Boost sealed bearing 32h front / Formula DCL-348S sealed bearing 32h rear / Saracen Taper-Lock axle
  • Spokes: Double-butted stainless steel
  • Tyres: WTB Vigilante TCS dual DNA Enduro 27.5 x 2.3&qout; front / rear
  • Heatset: Prestine PT-F13
  • Bar: Saracen OS 6061 DB alloy riser bar / 780mm wide / 25mm rise / 5 degree up bend / 9 degree back bend
  • Stem: Saracen 6061 CNC alloy / 45mm / A-head / 0 degree rise / 31.8mm clamp
  • Grips: Saracen lock-on grip
  • Saddle: Kore Fuze II
  • Seatpost: JD YSP07L dropper post / 150mm travel / internal cable routing / 30.9mm (125mm on S size)
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