Saracen Ariel XL Mountain Bike Frame Ariel 14x frame from 2014 – purchased new 2016 140mm travel 26” wheel size Fox RP23 rear shock with offset bushings – serviced and tuned by J-tech Headset installed for tapered forks Threaded BB with Shimano hollowtech installed 142 x 12 rear wheel spacing The good – great trail bike frame, could even be pushed to enduro type riding if wanted, really easy cable routing, cosmetically fairly good for its age but with chain slap and stone chips, the rear shock is super smooth thanks to its tune. The not so good – there is a rub mark on the seat tube where I tried to put 27.5 wheels in for a morning, they sort of fit but the tyre just touches the frame at bottom out, there is a very small amount of play in the linkage and I haven’t worked out which bearing/bushing it’s coming from. Happy to answer any questions.
- Brand: Saracen
- Bike Type: Mountain Bike
- Vintage: No
- Suspension Type: Full Suspension (Front & Rear)
- Frame Size: X-Large