Saracen Ariel 60

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Saracen Ariel 60

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 Float X 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.

Dominate Every Descent, Conquer Every Climb:

Embrace the spirit of enduro with the Saracen Ariel 60, our flagship bike designed to tackle the most rugged wilderness epics, bike park laps, and competitive race courses. At the core of its performance is our meticulously crafted 160mm suspension platform, housed within our series 3 custom-butted and hydroformed 6013 aluminium frame. Designed with input from Matt Walker of the Madison Saracen Factory Racing Team, this bike is engineered to push the boundaries of what's possible on the trail. With a steep seattube angle and efficient suspension design, the Ariel 60 excels on the climbs, while its aggressive geometry and plush suspension make every descent an adrenaline-fueled riot.

Customizable Performance:

The Ariel 60 offers riders the versatility to tailor their ride experience to their preferences, thanks to its size-specific wheel options and included push links. Whether you opt for the agility of a 27.5-inch rear wheel paired with a 29-inch front wheel or prefer the stability of a 29er setup, this bike adapts effortlessly to your chosen terrain and riding style. Say goodbye to compromise and hello to a ride experience that's perfectly tuned to your preferences.

Elite-Level Components for Unparalleled Performance:

Elevate your riding experience with the Ariel 60 Elite model, equipped with a wish-list of components that set the standard for enduro performance. Featuring a Fox Factory 38 fork with Kashima Coat and a DHX2 Factory shock, this bike offers unparalleled adjustability to dial in your setup for maximum performance. Shimano XT components, including the renowned four-piston brakes, deliver unmatched reliability and stopping power on even the most technical descents. Paired with DT Swiss EX511 rims, Maxxis Minion DHRII tires, a carbon RaceFace handlebar, and a KS Lev Integra dropper post, the Ariel 60 Elite is ready to tackle any trail with confidence and style.

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Hydraulic Disc
Shimano BB52 / 73mm
29 x 2.6
Shimano M6100
Shimano MT6100 203/203mm
Shimano M6100 / 12 speed / 10-51T
Shimano Deore FC-M6130 / 32T / 170mm / 56.5mm CL
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 / 160mm travel / tapered steerer / rebound adjust / Sweep adjust Grip damper / 15x110 Boost / 44mm Rake
Raceface Chester 35 / 780mm Wide / 35mm Rise / 35mm Clamp Diameter
Prestine PT-F13
KT DHF122 sealed bearing 32h 15 x 110 Front / KT DHR2S5 sealed bearing 32h 12 x 157 Rear / 6-bolt rotor fixing
Shimano SLX M7100 / 12 Speed
Fox Float X Performance / 2 position compression / 230 x 65
160 mm
DT Swiss E532 / 32H / 29 Front / 29" Rear (Sizes LG / XL) 29" Front / 27.5" Rear (Sizes SM / MD)"
Saracen Custom CrMo MTB
KS Rage I / 150mm travel / internal cable routing / 30.9mm / Westy Remote (125mm on S size)
Shimano Deore M6100 / 1 x 12 Speed
Double-butted stainless steel
Raceface Chester 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 2.4 Rear (Sizes SM / MD)



























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 Chainstay 440
Frame BB Drop 27
Frame Wheel Base 1278
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 Chainstay 440
Frame BB Drop 27
Frame Wheel Base 1247
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 Chainstay 440
Frame BB Drop 27
Frame Wheel Base 1220
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 Chainstay 440
Frame BB Drop 27
Frame Wheel Base 1310
Standover 736

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