June 28 2023
Is the Saracen Ariel 50E the best E-bike you can get for under £5000? Singletrack seem to think so!
For the last couple of months, Benji over at Singletrack HQ has been giving our entry-level E-MTB a thorough testing.
Following on from his first look, Benji came to appreciate the handling and component list that struck the perfect compromise between no-nonsense performance and delivering value for money.
"So, is this the best e-bike for under £5k then? I think it is, yes. To paraphrase the old “strong, light, cheap: pick two” legend, when it comes to entry level e-bikes you have to choose between handling, power or range.
"While you can seemingly not have all three of these aspects for £5k, I think the Saracen Ariel 50E offers the best combo of two of them: handling and range. I’d also say that 60Nm torque is still a fair amount of power in the real world. There’s certainly no way I’d trade in this amazing bike’s handling prowess in exchange for 25 more Nm. This bike has its price tag priorities right."
Read the full review over at Singletrack.