Saracen’s all-new range will be available to ride at the National Demo Series, and they’ve done away with their bargain-bin bikes in favour of great riding rigs with impressive finishing kits. Why not see what all the fuss is about and book your ride now?
The legendary Zen has been reworked for 2008 and comes in three guises – Zen 3, 2 and 1 plus the Zen 631 in Reynolds steel. Saracen have maintained the extreme cross-country geometry and added to the rugged mix of Zen in all 3 models. The new Zen 3 is equipped with the new Shimano XT component set with the new XT rapid fire plus shifters, and the new rock dodging Shimano XT ‘shadow’ rear mech. All topped off with Fox 32 Vanilla RL 140mm forks with lockout, Truvativ Blaze chainset and top end finishing kit from Maxxis, FSA-Gap, SDG and Sun.
The Zen’s build and ride quality has won it several accolades including:
Zen 3. October 2007, finalist, Best sub £1000 long travel fork hardtail, 2007. Beating Orange Crush and runner up to Marin Rocky Ridge. What Mountain Bike of the Year.
Zen 3. February 2007, category winner, MBUK ‘wrecked and rated’ 9 out of 10 against Carrera Fury, GT aggressor, Diamond Back.
For carbon lovers there’ll be the Kiliflyer, which offers fantastic value for the discerning cross-country rider. The super-lightweight ACCM full carbon monocoque frame is decked with full Shimano XT component set, including the new Shimano XT servo-wave hydraulic brake set. The Fox 32 F100 RL race forks and Mavic Cross Ride wheelset tops the spec nicely.
Come and test ride the all new Kili range of competition grade lightweight aluminium cross country specific mountain bikes - the lightweight fully butted RCE XC 6061 aluminium frames are specc’d ready for the challenge. 29” wheels, larger than a traditional mountain bike wheels offer greatly reduced rolling resistance and therefore less effort over rolling terrain. The 29er specific frame also offers a unique cockpit perspective to the rider…go on…. ride it!
Or you could go for the New Kili 2, offering a super light alloy frame with LX XT components and premium finishing with Fox 32 F100 RL forks, Mavic rims and trail ready finishing kit. 26” or 29er….. You decide. Hell, you could just ride both!
The Saracen Ariel range is your perfect partner, gripping, floating, berming, climbing like you’ve always wanted to. A lightweight four bar full suspension chassis, with the toughest, smoothest forks and award winning back-country ready kit. It’s all ready and waiting for you to get out there. Ariel accolades include:
Ariel 2. What Mountain Bike, March 2007, 8 out of 10 ‘’Grand Full Sussers”
Ariel 3. MBUK, January 2007, 8 out of 10 ‘wrecked and rated’
For more information on the Saracen models available go to the Demo Day website.
As for which other manufacturers will be there, just check out this little lot:
Bionicon; Cotic; Diamond Back; Felt; Foes; Garmin; Gary Fisher; Haro; Ibis; Iron Horse; Joes No-Flats; Kenda tyres; Lapierre; Manitou suspension; Memory Map; Met helmets; Michelin tyres; Muc Off; Niner; NS Bikes; Raleigh; Santa Cruz; Saracen; Straitline components; Yeti.
The Demo Days offer a unique opportunity to ride a huge range of bikes before you buy or simply to compare your machine to the competition, as well as a chance to see some of the latest developments in the world of components and accessories. And what’s more it’s all free, so make a date in your calendar, get yourself along on the day and prepare to gorge yourself on a feast of off road action.