We’re back with UK brand Saracen this year for our mountain bike hire fleet, and we have a raft of freshly-built Mantra Pro hardtails ready to roll.

The Mantra Pro has been a consistent favourite in the mountain bike mags, coming runner in Mountain Bike Rider’s ‘hardtail of the year’ test.

And last year, What Mountain Bike mag scored the bike a near-perfect 4-and-a-half out of five stars, declaring: ‘‘Saracen’s sorted hardcore hardtail proves fun riding bikes don’t have to cost a fortune.’

Fast forward 12 months to the current issue of What Mountain Bike, and the Saracen Mantra pro is under the spotlight again in the current issue.

It’s bagged a 4-star review, with the testers commenting: ‘The Mantra Pro offers genuinely uncompromised rather than just good-for-the-price ride character.’

The 30-speed Saracen Mantra Pro comes with with a capable Suntour XCR fork equipped with rebound control.

It’s on at just £599.

We have the bike in all sizes so you can demo-ride one before you buy.

Read the full review from the current issue of What Mountain Bike magazine below.

Saracen Mantra Pro What Mountain Bike 2015