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

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, he has competed in cross-country, enduro and long distance MTB races. A resident of North Devon, Rich can mostly be found pedaling furiously around his local trails, or slightly further afield in the Quantocks, the Mendips or Exmoor. 

Current rides: Merida One-Forty 6000, Banshee Paradox

Height: 175cm

Weight: 68kg