I love riding this Saracen.
I did the new Monkey trail at Cannock Chase a couple of times over the weekend - it really cracks me up when people [who I flew past on the trail] ask you how on earth you can ride such a severe trail on an old clunker with no riser bars or suspension on the rear! And when they mock the 'bull bars' I could slap them lol.
My son Elliot, who has a 2009 Scott Scale [with a blown fork at the moment] rode my beat up original 96 Saracen Terratrax round the Monkey trail - complete with a spoke missing/severe buckled rear wheel, no SPD's [he's used to riding SPD and its hard to go back to flats] and loose headset - he nailed it no probs!
It just goes to show how soft we would have all got if we weren't into Retro
1992 NOS Raleigh Dyna-Tech MT4
1992 NOS Raleigh Dyna-Tech MT3.. sold
1990 Raleigh Dyna-Tech 2070.. sold
1996 Saracen Terratrax.. My first MTB, I was a late starter!
1997 NOS Saracen Protrax SE/Custom RS Judy XC [modern build Hope/XT/Thomson]
2007 Scott Spark Ltd [sold]