Saracen Mantra 650b Hardtail Mountain bike - Rutland Cycling - HotUKDeals
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Saracen Mantra 650b Mountain bike; looks great for local trails and singletrack.

With Altus gears, Shimano hydraulic brakes and 120mm travel; an awesome mountain bike at just £349.99 including free shipping from Rutland. ( while stocks last)

They’ve got all sizes in stock; and although it’s a mens bike, the smallest one is just right for me – 5’2” female.

[Managed to find it after looking at this deal: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hybrid-bike-saracen-urban-escape-m-w-alu-frame-rigid-fork-shimano-tx-ez-fire-700c-1954741]

Frame - Mantra 27.5 lightweight custom butted 6061 alloy tubeset / UK-specific design / 44mm standard integrated headtube

Fork - Suntour XCM LO / 120mm travel / lock-out

Rear Shock - N/A

Headset - TH No.11N

Shifters - Shimano Altus M370 Rapid Fire 9x3 speed

Rear Derailleur - Shimano Altus M370

Front Derailleur - Shimano Altus M370

Chainset - Shimano FCM391 22/32/42T 170-175mm

Bottom Bracket - CH-52 Sealed Cartridge

Chain - KMC Z-9

Cassette - Shimano HG20 9-speed cassette 11-32T

Rims - Saracen Doublewall Alloy Black 32h

Hubs - Shimano RM35 Black 32h front / rear / centre lock

Spokes - Steel 14g

Tyres - Schwalbe Rapid Rob 27.5 x 2.25"

Brakes - Shimano M355 160/160mm

Levers - Shimano M355

Handlebars - Saracen Alloy OS 720mm wide / 15mm rise / 6 degree bend

Grips - Saracen dual-density grip

Stem - Saracen 6061 70mm A-Head / 7 degree rise / 31.8mm clamp

Saddle - WTB Volt Comp

Seatpost - Alloy Micro-adjust / 30.9mm

Pedals - Alloy MTB

Weight - Approximately 14kg
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#1
Have no idea if it is good or not. Voted cold thou because the shop is not in the title and that is a real annoyance for me now.


Edited By: matthewbarfoot on Jul 24, 2014 11:11
#2
14kg sounds very heavy for MTB
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y_am_buying_this
Have no idea if it is good or not. Voted cold thou because the shop is not in the title and that is a real annoyance for me now.



What a ridiculous comment.

Because you're too lazy to click a link a deal you admit you can can't contribute to gets cold? But you can find the effort to reply? Why not just type a helpful "include the shop" comment instead? You even found the time to come back and edit your post.

It's a good bike for the money from a reputable brand, a reputable store and in all sizes. HOT.
#4
y_am_buying_this
Have no idea if it is good or not. Voted cold thou because the shop is not in the title and that is a real annoyance for me now.



What a ridiculous comment.

Because you're too lazy to click a link a deal you admit you can can't contribute to gets cold? But you can find the effort to reply? Why not just type a helpful "include the shop" comment instead? You even found the time to come back and edit your post.

It's a good bike for the money from a reputable brand, a reputable store and in all sizes. HOT.

sam5035
14kg sounds very heavy for MTB


Whoever listed it on the webpage probably just read the gross weight from the box. 14kg including all packaging would be about right.
#5
14kg is probably right - suspension forks do boost the weight a fair bit.
#6
Will require building and set up, not sure how much that would add to the price if you can't do it yourself.
#7
From looking at the comments on this thread: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hybrid-bike-saracen-urban-escape-m-w-alu-frame-rigid-fork-shimano-tx-ez-fire-700c-1954741
It seems relatively inexpensive to get a bike set up.
#8
I have a Mantra and it has been a great bike and a huge improvement over my previous Halfords MTB, quite a highly rated bike by owners from the reviews I found before I bought.
#9
mas99
14kg is probably right - suspension forks do boost the weight a fair bit.


You're right, it's only 30lbs. My Claud Butler Pagan weighed 32lbs and cost £320 in 1990. To weigh less for similar money with suspension & hydraulic discs with 25yrs inflation taken into account is good!
#10
simont_space
Will require building and set up, not sure how much that would add to the price if you can't do it yourself.

If you can't assemble a bike then perhaps you shouldn't ride one. It's not rocket science. Even Halfords staff can do it after a fashion.
#11
jongerry
simont_space
Will require building and set up, not sure how much that would add to the price if you can't do it yourself.

If you can't assemble a bike then perhaps you shouldn't ride one. It's not rocket science. Even Halfords staff can do it after a fashion.


Thats like saying 'if you cant repair your car u shouldnt be driving" not everybody is technically/mechanically minded, some people just want to be safe in the knowledge a professional has assembled there bike
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Great find.

Looking up the range the only improvements in spec is on the fork & drivetrain. Two areas that you will wear out or outgrow whether you buy this model at £350, the Pro version @£500-600 or the trail @£800.

For what it's worth, putting together a boxed mountain bike doesn't require any technical knowledge. It's as easy as getting a set of Allen keys out and tightening everything up... You'll wonder how the "professional" bike mechanics have the cheek to charge so much when you start having a go yourself.
#13
jaistevens75
jongerry
simont_space
Will require building and set up, not sure how much that would add to the price if you can't do it yourself.

If you can't assemble a bike then perhaps you shouldn't ride one. It's not rocket science. Even Halfords staff can do it after a fashion.

Thats like saying 'if you cant repair your car u shouldnt be driving" not everybody is technically/mechanically minded, some people just want to be safe in the knowledge a professional has assembled there bike
It is nothing like saying that! I get your point though.
#14
Btw, Just ordered the 19" model.

Was looking for a cheap trail/recreational bike from a reputable brand. Will just swap out parts as I break them, being that my main discipline is DH. :D

Edited By: jimferno on Jul 31, 2014 19:29
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y_am_buying_this
Have no idea if it is good or not. Voted cold thou because the shop is not in the title and that is a real annoyance for me now.


She's new here, give her a break FFS!

Great community spirit!.
#16
Bought one of these yesterday for the same price in their shop at Fineshade. Lee was very helpful - putting aside 2 frame sizes to try for size as couldn't get there until this weekend. Couple of test rides and advice on ride height etc and chose the right one. They then spent 20 mins setting up and checking before handing it over. Great service, great bike for the money and a great location. Right on the forestry commission woods which has good mixed ability trails - ideal for testing the new bike!
#17
How does this bike compare to the Carrera Vulcan or Kraken that are similar price ???
#18
garrysmith5205
How does this bike compare to the Carrera Vulcan or Kraken that are similar price ???
Why don't you compare specs on Google and do some research? what makes you think me (a total stranger) wants to do this for you?
#19
Sweetchuck
lolyehright
Worth half this.
How did you work that out?


Because they're cheapskates and could buy a mountain bike from tesco?

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