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 Post subject: Ariel or Remedy?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:35 pm 
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I'm basically about to take the plunge again and can't decide what to go for.

I've narrowed it down to two options:

:arrow: Trek Remedy 9.7 - complete bike

or

:arrow: Saracen Ariel 14x Frame plus a new Rockshox Revelation 150mm fork - build with stuff currently adorning my Decade hardtail.

With the Remedy, i've a very light, tried and tested design, overflowing with trek's own tech. Lifetime warranty on the frame, plus the fact i work in a trek dealer. It's got routing for a Reverb stealth, and a spec that i'd enjoy tweaking to my liking...

With the Saracen, i've a blank canvas. My mate bought an Ariel frame last year as a stop-gap to update his very tired old trail/xc bike. He was very surprised and has fallen in love with the way it rides.
I saw them at Icebike & seriously liked what i saw.
The Remedy would obviously cost me more than just buying a F&F & sticking my kit on...

I'm not really considering anything else at the moment. Just these 2.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Ariek a stop gap?! Thats saracen back on top form dontcha know!

Id go with saracen purely because there a bit less common.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:15 am 
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You can get the Remedy as a staff bike (ring your rep) so it's a bit of a no brainer, IMO.


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hirosawa wrote:
You can get the Remedy as a staff bike (ring your rep) so it's a bit of a no brainer, IMO.


If thats the case....


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:23 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
hirosawa wrote:
You can get the Remedy as a staff bike (ring your rep) so it's a bit of a no brainer, IMO.


If thats the case....


Although maybe Madison offer a similar scheme if you want a Saracen or Genesis or Ridgeback or whatever else they do, never looked into it myself.


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hirosawa wrote:
cyfa2809 wrote:
hirosawa wrote:
You can get the Remedy as a staff bike (ring your rep) so it's a bit of a no brainer, IMO.


If thats the case....


Although maybe Madison offer a similar scheme if you want a Saracen or Genesis or Ridgeback or whatever else they do, never looked into it myself.


Yeah, i can get decent staff price on the trek, not had it confirmed for the saracen yet. Even if i do get the ariel frame at trade, to buy a new fork, and all the other things i wouldn't be able to transfer over from my decade would still be approaching the price i could get the remedy for... and its a carbon frame... i miss the weight of my carbon zesty.... hmm, i may be swaying towards trek here.


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