Saracen Ariel 60 Elite

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£4,399.99   £3,739.99
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Saracen Ariel 60 Elite

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.

The good news continues when you take a look at the spec sheet for our Elite model, which comes with a wish-list of components.

That starts with the suspension, with a Fox Factory 38 with Kashima Coat, and a DHX2 Factory shock. There's every adjustment you'll ever need to get your setup dialled.

Shimano XT has long been the benchmark for performance and durability on the trail, and we've got the complete groupset here including the brilliant four-piston brakes, which allow for one finger control on almost any descent.

The gold standard of enduro rims, the 30mm wide DT Swiss EX511 gives the Maxxis Minion DHRII tyres the perfect profile and both are tubeless ready. You'll just need to add tape, valves and sealant.

Completing the package is a carbon RaceFace Next R handlebar and matching aluminium stem, both in 35mm diameter. The KS Lev Integra dropper post makes this bike ready for business and party at a throw of the southpaw lever.

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

Go full enduro.

The Saracen Ariel 60 Elite has been built for Enduro racing. Fast, light and comfortable enough to ride all-day.

Dominate the hills

Featuring top notch suspension with 160mm travel, designed perfectly for taking it fast downhill.

Make your mark

Equipped with full Shimano Deore XT M8100 groupset. The benchmark for high performance and proven durability on the trails. Reliable shifting. Superior braking. Intuitive maintenance. XT is the performance workhorse you can count on.

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Hydraulic Disc
Shimano BB-MT800 / 73mm
29 inch
Shimano M8100
Shimano M8120 203/203mm
Shimano M8100 / 12 speed / 10-51T
Shimano XT FC-M8130 / 34T / 170mm / 56.5mm CL
Fox 38 Factory / 160mm travel / tapered steerer / HSC LSC HSR LSR Adjust / Grip 2 Damper / 15x110 Boost / 44mm Rake
Raceface Next R Carbon 35 / 780mm Wide / 35mm Rise / 35mm Clamp Diameter
Prestine PT-F13
Shimano HB-M8110 32h 15 x 110 Front / Shimano FH-M8130 32h 12 x 157 Rear / Centre-Lock rotor fixing
Shimano XT M8100 / 12 Speed
Fox DHX2 Factory / HSC / LSC / HSR / LSR / 2 position adjust / SLS Spring / 230 x 65
160 mm
DT Swiss EX 511 / 32H / 29"" Front / 29"" Rear (Sizes LG / XL) 29"" Front / 27.5"" Rear (Sizes SM / MD)
Saracen Custom CrMo MTB
KS LEV Integra / 150mm travel (125mm on S size) / internal cable routing / 30.9mm / Southpaw Remote
Shimano XT M8100 / 1 x 12 Speed
Double-butted stainless steel
Raceface Turbine R 35 / 40mm / A Head / 0 Degree Rise / 35mm Clamp
Maxxis Minion DHRII / EXO / TR / 29 x 2.4 Front Rear (Sizes LG / XL) / 29 x 2.4 Front / 27.5 x 2.3 Rear (Sizes SM / MD)
Mens, Womens



























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 652
Frame Reach 505
Frame Stack 636
Frame Head Tube 125
Frame Head Angle 64.6
Frame Seat Angle 76.5
Frame BB Drop 27
Frame Wheel Base 1278
Fork Offset 43
Fork Travel 160
Standover 736
Frame Seat Tube 410
Frame Top Tube 624
Frame Reach 480
Frame Stack 623
Frame Head Tube 110
Frame Head Angle 64.6
Frame Seat Angle 76.5
Frame BB Drop 27
Frame Wheel Base 1247
Fork Offset 43
Fork Travel 160
Standover 735
Frame Seat Tube 360
Frame Top Tube 603
Frame Reach 455
Frame Stack 618
Frame Head Tube 105
Frame Head Angle 64.6
Frame Seat Angle 76.5
Frame BB Drop 27
Frame Wheel Base 1220
Fork Offset 43
Fork Travel 160
Standover 735
Frame Seat Tube 510
Frame Top Tube 680
Frame Reach 530
Frame Stack 650
Frame Head Tube 140
Frame Head Angle 64.6
Frame Seat Angle 76.5
Frame BB Drop 27
Frame Wheel Base 1310
Fork Offset 43
Fork Travel 160
Standover 736

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