New 150mm Travel 27.5″ Saracen Ariel Trail Bike

Arial Saracen 27.5 150mm TravelWith the new Ariel, Saracen has been able to simplify it’s product line by merging the best characteristics of it’s 140 and 160mm 26″ bike into one killer package.

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. 

Saracen Arial HeadtubeMore companies need headtube badges this awesome.

Arial Saracen Fox CTD Shock

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.

Saracan Ariel 27.5 Dropout

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.

Via Saracen

Comments

wilis - 08/19/13 - 6:20pm

Great video!

Fascinating to watch the progress of Saracen lately, seems they’ve got some great momentum behind them.

Nony B. - 08/19/13 - 6:42pm

I’m not a fan of the paint job. But this is one beautiful, well-made frame. The head badge really stands out.

r1Gel - 08/19/13 - 7:04pm

That Zee spec looks good

bent - 08/19/13 - 7:55pm

any idea what the “killer geometry” will be?

Luke - 08/20/13 - 6:24am

Is it me or have Saracen’s prices got a bit out of control in the last 2 years? Considering it was relaunched as being a “good value” brand a £1700 frame sounds daft, even compared to more boutique competition. It’s more than an Orange Five frame and they’re too expensive already.

I see a lot of the 2013 models have got enormous discounts on them- looks to me like they upped the dealer margin by raising RRP and it’s backfired and not enough people have bought them so they are having to discount a great deal.

Matt - 08/20/13 - 11:37am

@bent, I was looking for that as well and could not find it anywhere, even on their site.

Erik - 08/20/13 - 11:42am

That video was great. Good job guys.

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