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The Ariel Elite is a no-nonsense bike, ready to rock the steepest, fastest trails. Up front sit’s a Rockshox Pike RC with 160mm travel which is perfectly balanced Fox Factory Float X air shock delivering 150mm rear travel. Good rubber comes as standard from WTB with their outstanding Dual DNA compound Vigilante and Riddler tyres that are TCS tubeless ready. A dedicated 1x11 drivetrain featuring the new Shimano SLX trail components matched with a Raceface AEffect direct mount chainset. Tubeless ready Kore Realm 2.4 rims and Raceface finishing kit round out this highly capable package.

Frame
SERIES 3 CUSTOM BUTTED AND HYDROFORMED 6013 ALLOY FRONT TRIANGLE / ZS44-ZS56 TAPERED HEADTUBE / TORAY UD CARBON SWINGARM / 30MM MAIN PIVOT BEARINGS / 30MM PULL-LINK BEARING / 15MM NORGLIDE BEARINGS / SIGNATURE TRL SUSPENSION DESIGN / CHIP-SLOT 2 DROPOUT S
Rear Shock
FOX FLOAT X PERFORMANCE / EVOL / 3 POSITION ADJUST
Front Fork
ROCKSHOX PIKE RC / 160MM TRAVEL / SOLO AIR / TAPERED ALLOY STEERER / LOW SPEED COMPRESSION / REBOUND ADJUST / 15X110 / MAXLE ULTIMATE
Head Set
FSA NO.57
Stem
RACEFACE AEFFECT 35 / 50MM / A-HEAD / 6 DEGREE RISE / 35MM CLAMP
Handlebars
RACEFACE AEFFECT 35 / 760MM WIDE / 10MM RISE / 5 DEGREE UP BEND / 8 DEGREE BACK BEND
Tape / Grips
SARACEN LOCK-ON GRIP
Front Brake
SHIMANO M615 180/180MM
Rear Brake
SHIMANO M615 180/180MM
Brake Levers
SHIMANO M615
Front Derailleur
MRP 1X
Rear Derailleur
SHIMANO DEORE XT M8000 SHADOW PLUS
Shift Levers
SHIMANO SLX M7000 RAPIDFIRE PLUS 1X11 SPEED
Cassette
SHIMANO M7000 11 SPEED CASSETTE 11-42T
Chain
KMC X11L
Crank Set
RACEFACE AEFFECT / DIRECT MOUNT / 34T NARROW WIDE 170-175MM
Bottom Bracket
RACEFACE X-TYPE
Pedals
ALLOY MTB
Front Rim
KORE REALM 2.4 32H / UST TUBELESS COMPATIBLE
Front Hub
FORMULA DC-711 BOOST SEALED BEARING 32H FRONT / FORMULA DCL-300 SEALED BEARING 32H REAR / SHIMANO E-THRU AX56 AXLE
Rear Rim
KORE REALM 2.4 32H / UST TUBELESS COMPATIBLE
Rear Hub
FORMULA DC-711 BOOST SEALED BEARING 32H FRONT / FORMULA DCL-300 SEALED BEARING 32H REAR / SHIMANO E-THRU AX56 AXLE
Spokes
DOUBLE-BUTTED STAINLESS STEEL
Front Tyre
WTB VIGILANTE TCS DUAL DNA LIGHT/FAST 27.5 X 3.0" FRONT / WTB RIDDLER TCS DUAL DNA LIGHT/FAST 27.5 X 2.25" REAR
Rear Tyre
WTB VIGILANTE TCS DUAL DNA LIGHT/FAST 27.5 X 3.0" FRONT / WTB RIDDLER TCS DUAL DNA LIGHT/FAST 27.5 X 2.25" REAR
Saddle
KORE DUROX SL
Seat Post
JD YSP12L DROPPER POST / 120MM TRAVEL / INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING / 30.9MM

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We will happily exchange or refund any item purchased at Hargroves Cycles within 365 days, except gift vouchers and personalized products, except where faulty.

Returned goods must be unused and supplied with their original packaging, unless faulty.

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Saracen is one of Britain's best known bicycle brands. Started on 1987, Saracen was a market leader during the early 90's and in 2009 the brand was acquired by Madison, the UK's number 1 distributor to the independent bike retailer.

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