Saracen is a UK bike brand – already associated with the name Madison (network of bike retailers – Saracen is integrated in the Madison group). The topgun Manon Carpenter is part of the team Saracen.
But we do not talk here about DH but a nice all mountain bike called Ariel – the brand just presents the 2014 version and this mountainbike is pretty sexy with its 27,5 wheels, 150mn rear travel and an uncommon choice to use a rear in carbon and a front triangle in alloy. Gain = 400 gr. It results a nice bicycle ready to engage and to deliver fun.
The rear suspension uses the design “Tuned Ride Link” – it looks like a single-pivot system with a upper rocker arm attached to the rear shock. Here is the video that introduces the different versions of this mountainbike – good to see in action scenes and some break to watch bikes in details
More information about the Ariel 275 on the Saracen blog