Saracen Ariel 30 Elite

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Saracen Ariel 30 Elite
    If double-downcountry was a thing, this would be the bike.

    Well it is a thing, so embrace it, you?re going to love it. The Ariel 30 rallies up, down and everywhere in between.

    From the local loam, to trail centres and natural stuff that a bike with this little travel should have no right being interested in, this is the one that can do it all.

    At the heart of it is the all-new, custom-butted and hydroformed 6013 aluminium frame.

    Designed and developed with the help of Matt Walker from the Madison Saracen Factory Racing Team, you know it's been put through the wringer and is built to last and go fast.

    Every Ariel 30 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 wheel size is best?

    We thought of that already. Whichever Ariel 30 you choose, Saracen have 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.

    This Elite model is their top-of-the-line and isn't afraid of charging hard, with an uprated 140mm Fox 36 fork giving extra travel and stiffness.

    The 130mm of rear travel is provided by a Fox Float DPS Performance Elite air shock featuring two position settings.

    Shimano's benchmark XT groupset gives peerless shifting across a huge 10-51 range, with matching four-piston brakes offering power and control, thanks to extra adjustability.

    DT Swiss XM421 rims feature a 25mm internal and are laced to smooth spinning, sealed bearing KT hubs. Maxxis Minion DHRII tyres are spec'd as standard and along with the rims are tubeless ready - just add tape, valves and sealant.

    Adding performance across every key component to deliver the best possible performance out on the trails means the best finishing kit. A RaceFace carbon bar and KS Lev Integra dropper meet that brief.

    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.

Versatile Performance:

The Ariel 30 is the epitome of versatility, designed to excel on a wide range of terrains, from smooth local trails to rugged backcountry routes. Its all-new, custom-butted and hydroformed 6013 aluminium frame is the foundation of its capability, providing a perfect balance of strength, agility, and responsiveness. Crafted with input from Matt Walker of the Madison Saracen Factory Racing Team, this bike has been meticulously engineered to endure the rigors of aggressive riding while maintaining a nimble and agile feel. With its ability to rally up, down, and everywhere in between, the Ariel 30 is the ultimate companion for riders who demand performance without compromise. 

Adaptive Wheel Configuration:

One of the standout features of the Ariel 30 is its adaptability, thanks to its size-specific wheels and included push links. Whether you prefer the agility of a 27.5-inch rear wheel paired with the rollover capabilities of a 29-inch front wheel or the uniformity of a 29er setup, this bike offers the flexibility to tailor your ride to your exact preferences. Saracen's thoughtful inclusion of additional push links means you can experiment with different configurations, effortlessly transitioning from one setup to another to explore which feels best for your riding style and terrain. Embrace this versatility and embark on a journey of discovery with the Ariel 30, confident that you'll always have the perfect setup for every adventure.

Uncompromising Quality and Durability:

The Ariel 30 Elite sets the standard for performance and durability, boasting a lineup of top-of-the-line components meticulously chosen to deliver an unparalleled riding experience. With an uprated 140mm Fox 36 fork providing extra travel and stiffness up front, and a Fox Float DPS Performance Elite air shock offering 130mm of rear travel with two position settings, this bike is built to handle whatever the trail throws your way. Shimano's benchmark XT groupset ensures peerless shifting across a wide 10-51 range, while the matching four-piston brakes deliver unmatched power and control, with extra adjustability to fine-tune your riding experience. DT Swiss XM421 rims, Maxxis Minion DHRII tires, and a RaceFace carbon bar complete the package, ensuring every component is optimized for performance and durability. 

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Large - 178 to 186
Medium - 170 to 180
Small - 154 to 172
X-Large - 184 to 196

Please be advised that this bicycle size chart is only a rough guide to help you select the correct frame size. We would always recommend visiting your local dealer to get measured and sized correctly, as although height is used, there are other factors which help determine the best frame size for you.


Frame Seat Tube 460
Frame Top Tube 653
Frame Reach 505
Frame Stack 618
Frame Head Tube 125
Frame Head Angle 65
Frame Seat Angle 76.5
Frame Chainstay 440
Frame BB Drop 30
Frame Wheel Base 1270
Standover 731
Frame Seat Tube 410
Frame Top Tube 625
Frame Reach 480
Frame Stack 604
Frame Head Tube 110
Frame Head Angle 65
Frame Seat Angle 76.5
Frame Chainstay 440
Frame BB Drop 30
Frame Wheel Base 1239
Standover 732
Frame Seat Tube 360
Frame Top Tube 598
Frame Reach 455
Frame Stack 595
Frame Head Tube 100
Frame Head Angle 65
Frame Seat Angle 76.5
Frame Chainstay 440
Frame BB Drop 30
Frame Wheel Base 1210
Standover 732
Frame Seat Tube 510
Frame Top Tube 682
Frame Reach 530
Frame Stack 632
Frame Head Tube 140
Frame Head Angle 65
Frame Seat Angle 76.5
Frame Chainstay 440
Frame BB Drop 30
Frame Wheel Base 1302
Standover 731

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Get your new bicycle or frame delivered straight to your door. Includes professional bike build, safety checks and pre delivery inspection, packing and shipment. We aim to get bikes despatched within 7 working days however this may vary during very busy periods. We use a premium two man delivery service to deliver all of our bikes and frames to ensure they arrive in the best possible condition. The courier will message you directly with updates on your order. Please note, a signature is required to confirm proof of delivery. Please note that free delivery on promotional items may be available. To confirm eligibility, please check the basket during the checkout process or call us on 0208 385 3400

RETURNS: We hope you’re happy with your purchase. If you’re not perfectly satisfied and the order was placed in the last 30 days, you can contact us to arrange a returns collection. We can only accept bikes or frames that have not been used or ridden. The original box and packaging should be used. Please read our full returns policy here.

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