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saracen pt 2

2014 is Saracen’s year when it comes to reaping accolades for their budget hardtails.

In June their Mantra Pro bagged a near-perfect four-and-a-half out of five stars in a What Mountain Bike magazine test ride.

And it came runner up in Mountain Bike Rider magazine’s prestigious hardtail of the year contest.

Now the Pro’s bigger brother – the Mantra Trail – has gone one better in What Mountain Bike’s ‘budget bike’ test by taking top slot in the mid-price category.

The Saracen Mantra Trail is billed as a hardcore, do-everything, all-mountain hardtail and disappoint What MTB’s testers.

They described the bike as an ‘addictively fun and technically capable have-a-go-hero trail machine without spending a fortune.’

The Trail retails at £799 and the extra £200 over the Pro buys upgrades including a plusher, more composed fork and 10-speed transmission.

Check out the full review below, and remember the Mantra Pro forms the mainstay of our high fleet – come and try before you buy!

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