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Saracen Mantra 2016

Mantra Bike 2016
Product Reference: VARRN6120
  • Now £324.99
  • Our best-selling £500 hardtail year after year - a superb MTB for the money.
  • Hydroformed 6061 grade aluminium frame is strong and light; the new Mantra retains the 27.5" wheels and 44 mm headtube, and gains Saracen's new chip-slot dropout design.
  • Suntour XCM fork with 120 mm travel and on the fly lockout system
  • Shimano drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes ensure long life and reliability


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The 2016 Saracen Mantra is the latest incarnation of Saracen's most popular trail hardtail.

The most fundamental part of any bike is the frame, and while the Mantra is the cheapest of the range, it uses the exact same frame as its higher priced brothers. The now well established 27.5" wheel size returns for this year, along with the 44 mm head tube allowing for the use of a tapered fork meaning the frame is right up to date. New for 2016 is the clever new chip-slot dropout design.

The Suntour XCM fork features 120 mm of travel and an easy to use lock-out system for maximum pedalling efficiency while climbing. 

The drivetrain is Shimano's entry level Altus system with the upgraded 9 speed set up, giving a total of 27 ratios when combined with the triple ring crankset allowing this bike to take on any grade, up or down.

Braking duties are performed by a set of legendarily reliable and effective Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with 160 mm rotors front and rear.

Finishing kit is a solid mix of Saracen, WTB, KMC and Schwalbe components. 

The Saracen Mantra comes highly recommended.


  • Frame: Mantra 27.5 lightweight custom butted 6061 alloy tubeset / uk-specific design / 44mm standard integrated headtube
  • Fork: Suntour XCM LO / 120mm travel / lock-out
  • Headset: Neco cartridge
  • Shifters: Shimano Altus M370 Rapid-Fire 3x9 speed
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus M370
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Altus M370
  • Chainset: Shimano T3010 22/32/44T 170-175mm
  • Bottom Bracket: Neco sealed cartridge
  • Chain: KMC Z-9
  • Cassette: Shimano HG20 9-speed cassette 11-32T
  • Rims: Saracen doublewall alloy black 32h
  • Hubs: Shimano RM35 black 32h front / rear / centre lock
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Rapid Rob 27.5 x 2.25"
  • Brakes: Shimano M355 160/160mm
  • Brake levers: Shimano M355
  • Handlebars: Saracen double butted alloy OS 720mm wide / 15mm rise / 5 degree bend
  • Grips / Tape: Saracen dual-density grip
  • Stem: Saracen 6061 70mm a-head / 7 degree rise / 31.8mm clamp
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
  • Seatpost: Alloy micro-adjust / 30.9mm
  • Weight: 14.51 kg


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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
May 18, 2017 | Damian
Excellent hardtail bike

The bike arrrived well packaged and was easy to put together, everything works well and as it should at the moment. There were a few marks on the frame but nothing major. The only gripe I have is that it doesn't come with a chainstay protector which for a £500 bike it really should but other than that it's great :)

March 28, 2017 | J Brown
Absolutely brilliant bike for the £££'S

I purchased this bike after loosing my Specialised Rockhopper (29er) to some thieving scumbag w****r!
Originally I was looking at the used bike market (eBay) but got jacked looking at overpriced, underserviced "Tat"
It rides equally as good but turns hell of a lot quicker (27.5er) - Meaning it's a complete hoot to ride! Serious fun!
Cracking hardtail at second hand price's!

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