Saracen Ariel LT review

Saracen Ariel LT review

Besides the name there aren’t many similarities between Saracen’s old Ariel trail bike and the new 165mm travel enduro beast it's just released for 2018. The influence of the brand’s Myst downhill bike is clearly apparent; the new Ariel uses the same suspension design and takes on full-carbon guise for the first time. Saracen Ariel LT frame Rather surprisingly, Saracen has made the 2018 Ariel a little shorter in reach than its old bike, but to counteract this it has extended the size range to XL and all carbon LT models now include a +/- 5mm adjusting headset, which is another feature taken from the Myst. The large sized bike I tested has a reach of 465mm, which is matched to average length 435mm chainstays, and it has a 450mm seat tube — the XL is a fair bit taller though at 500mm. Saracen Ariel LT kit Saracen Ariel LT ...

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