IT’S TIME TO GO FULL ENDURO. THE ARIEL 60 IS READY FOR WILDERNESS EPICS, BIKE PARK LAPS AND CAN TEAR IT UP BETWEEN THE TAPES AS WELL, OBVIOUSLY.

  • DESCRIPTION

      Go full enduro.

      Our flagship enduro bike, the Saracen Ariel 60 has been built to take on the wildest wilderness epics, bikepark laps and can of course get competitive between the tapes.

      At the heart of the all-new 160mm suspension platform is our series 3 custom-butted and hydroformed 6013 aluminium frame.

      It's enduro-ready and while we might not have an EWS race team, we do have Matt Walker from the Madison Saracen Factory Racing Team.

      Matt is a man who knows how to ride a bike way past the capabilities of mere mortals. The first time he rode the Ariel 60, we saw the bike shiver a little as he approached because it knew things were about to get serious.

      The testing instructions were simple: we wanted him to ride this bike as hard as he goes on his Myst but with one difference – he’d be pedalling back up the hills too.

      Now it's Matt's favourite bike to jump on, with a steep seattube and efficient suspension design helping on the way up. On the way back down, it's a riot.

      It's also easy to get the right fit on an Ariel 60. That's because it features size specific wheels, with small and medium bikes in the 29/27.5 mullet setup, and the large and extra-large sizes 29er models.

      But what if you change your mind faster than the bike industry about which wheelsize is best?

      We thought of that already. Whichever Ariel 60 you choose, we've included additional push links, that you can swap out and see if the grass really is greener. All you'll need is the right size rear wheel.

      Smoothing the trail with 160mm of travel is a Fox DPX2 Performance shock and Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork.

      Shimano's latest Deore groupset has received rave reviews, featuring all of the versatility of the higher-tier components, it was an easy choice. We've even upgraded the rear mech to an SLX model, which keeps shifting across the 11-51 cassette smooth, even under pressure.

      A 30mm rim is a must for enduro and the DT Swiss E532 is resilient and gives a great ride feel. Maxxis Minion DHRII tyres are the standard choice, and will easily setup tubeless. You'll just need to add tape, valves and sealant.

      RaceFace provide the bar and stem which has a healthy 35mm diameter and the KS Rage is our dropper of choice.

      When it comes to the details, there is internal routing for everything - including a dropper post - room for a 550ml bottle, superboost spacing for additional clearance and big bearings which last longer and are commonly available should you need to refresh them.

  • DETAILS
    • Variant: Small
    • Weight: 16.0 kg

Ariel 60

£2,499.99

Size | SMALL

Quantity

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Ariel 60

£2,499.99

Colour

BLACK

Size

SMALL

Series 3 custom butted 6013

ALUMINIUM FRAME

160mm

FRAME TRAVEL

160mm

FORK TRAVEL

Mullet or 29'' - adjustable link included

WHEEL SIZE

Marzocchi Bomber Z1

FORK

Fox Float DPX2 Performance

SHOCK

1 x 12 Shimano Deore/SLX

DRIVETRAIN

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Full Specifications

154

156

158

160

162

164

166

168

170

172

174

176

178

180

182

184

186

188

190

192

194

196

Small
Medium
Large
XLarge

Please be advised that this sizing chart is designed as a rough guide to help you select the size you require. Although height is one key factor on choosing the correct size bike, there are others which are discussed in our in-depth size guide feature.

Geometry

1251MM
Wheelbase

Size:

SEAT TUBE

360mm

TOP TUBE

603mm

FRAME REACH

455mm

FRAME STACK

618mm

HEAD TUBE

105mm

HEAD ANGLE

64.6°

SEAT ANGLE

76.5°

CHAINSTAY

440mm

BB DROP

27mm

WHEELBASE

1220mm

STAND OVER

735mm

SEAT TUBE

410mm

TOP TUBE

624mm

FRAME REACH

480mm

FRAME STACK

623mm

HEAD TUBE

110mm

HEAD ANGLE

64.6°

SEAT ANGLE

76.5°

CHAINSTAY

440mm

BB DROP

27mm

WHEELBASE

1247mm

STAND OVER

735mm

SEAT TUBE

460mm

TOP TUBE

652mm

FRAME REACH

505mm

FRAME STACK

636mm

HEAD TUBE

125mm

HEAD ANGLE

64.6°

SEAT ANGLE

76.5°

CHAINSTAY

440mm

BB DROP

27mm

WHEELBASE

1278mm

STAND OVER

736mm

SEAT TUBE

510mm

TOP TUBE

680mm

FRAME REACH

530mm

FRAME STACK

650mm

HEAD TUBE

140mm

HEAD ANGLE

64.6°

SEAT ANGLE

76.5°

CHAINSTAY

440mm

BB DROP

27mm

WHEELBASE

1310mm

STAND OVER

736mm