New 150mm Travel 27.5″ Saracen Ariel Trail Bike
Sporting tweener wheels, 150mm of travel, and killer geometry, this bike is intended to be a gravity fighting weapon. The new frame sports a carbon rear triangle and weighs even less than the previous 140mm travel 26″ bike.
The bike will be available in three different kits, the 151 and 152 at £2599 and £3199, and the build-it-your-way frame kit for £1699 (which includes shock, headset, and seat clamp)
All three versions come stock with the enduro oriented Fox Float X. A testament to this bikes burly capabilities.
Previous 26″ Ariel models gave riders a lot of versatility with component selection. Each frame shipped with All Chip-Slot Dropouts that let you swap between 135×9, 135×12, and 142×12 rear ends.
From the images, it looks like Saracen is moving to an exclusive 142×12 dropout system and will also ship with a Shimano Direct Mount Derailleur option.