Here’s Saracen’s 2014 Ariel, still in the raw and getting a solid beasting!

Their 27.5″-wheeled, long-travel trail tamer is available in a couple of build models – the 151 at £2899 or the 152 at £3299, as well as a frame and shock-only option at £1599. Carbon rear triangles keep the weight down.

The video says it all, but Saracen add: ‘Fast, neutral handling that’s a blast to ride on singletrack and climbing but when pointed downwards is a superlative experience.’

We’re Saracen stockists – swing by the shop if you want to find out more about the Ariel.