Pre-orders for the Saracen Ariel 50E e-MTB mullet/29in range are now live

The Saracen Ariel 50E Elite e-MTB
(Image credit: Saracen)

Online pre-orders for Saracen's new lineup of e-MTBs are now live for UK customers and the bikes will be shipped direct to rider's doors from 14th February.

Each bike in the three-model Ariel 50E range comes with a 720WH battery and a Shimano STEPS drive. The aluminum framed bikes have adjustable geometry that accommodates a 29-inch or 27.5-inch rear wheel and is available across the range. Each model can be purchased as a 29-inch or mullet wheeled bike. Just like the conventionally powered Saracen Ariel range, the electric versions look well set up for all-mountain and enduro use with 150mm suspension and gravity-orientated fame geometry.

The Saracen Ariel 50E Pro bike being ridden off a drop

The Ariel 50E models get decent spec across the range (Image credit: Saracen)

Top of the line is the £6,999.99 Ariel 50E Elite, with spec highlights that include an e-MTB-specific 160mm Fox 38-E Factory fork twinned with a 150mm Fox Float DHX2 Factory shock. The Ariel 50E Elite is powered by a Shimano STEPS EP-800 motor.

The middle ranking model is the Ariel 50E Pro which comes with a £5,999 price tag. The standout spec on this bike includes a suspension pairing of a 160mm Fox 38-E Performance fork and a 150mm Fox Float X2 shock. The Pro model gets the same battery and motor as Ariel 50E Elite.

The Ariel 50E Pro leaning on a wall

The Saracen Ariel 50E Pro (Image credit: Saracen)

The third and most affordable model in the range is the Ariel 50E which costs £4,999. Instead of a Fox fork, the bike comes with a 160mm Marzocchi Bomber Z1 which is paired with a 150mm Fox Float Performance shock. Like the fancier models, the motor drive is Shimano STEPS, but the Ariel 50E gets the EP-700 version.

All three bikes come in sizes from small to extra large. You can find full details and place your pre-order at right now.

The Ariel 50E leaning on a gate

The lowest price model in the range, the Ariel 50E (Image credit: Saracen)
Richard Owen
Editor, Bike Perfect

Richard has worked as print and internet journalist for 22 years. He's the editor of the team, having previous been editor of What Mountain Bike magazine and written for,,, Mountain Biking UK, Cycling Plus, as well as many other magazines and websites. Rich has been riding mountain bikes for over 30 years and mostly likes hitting flowy yet technical trails that point downhill. A jack of many trades, Rich has competed in cross-country, enduro and long distance MTB races, not to mention also now adding gravel to his riding repertoire. A resident of North Devon, he can mostly be found pedaling furiously around his local trails, or slightly further afield in the Quantocks, the Mendips or Exmoor. 

Current rides: Canyon Spectral:ON, Jamis Faultline A1, Vitus Substance VR

Height: 176cm

Weight: 70kg