Saracen Instinct 3 DJ/MtnX

Price - £650

Frame - Monocoque dirt jump 7005 T6 alloy; lightweight, extra tough and durable. Light enough for easy air, tough enough for hard landings.

Fork - Marzocchi Dirt Jump 3, specialist jump fork – with 100m of travel and very little flex. Gear System 2x9 SRAM SX-5 shifters with Acera conventional rear derailleur (no rapid rise here), tough, reliable, proven.

Wheelset - Sun 'Ditch Witch' extreme use rim on disc hubs, shod with Maxxis High Roller 26x2.35' tyres.

Brakes - Hayes HFX-9 hydraulic with 203/180mm rotors for superior stopping power.

Crankset - Truvativ Ruktion 2.0 36/24 and rock guard on Howitzer bottom bracket for extra strength and abuse. New Shift guide included for chain security while still allowing front derailleur operation.

Finishing - Truvativ oversized Hussefelt handlebars and stem, for strength, and style. Diamond knurl Lock on grips, replaceable pin alloy pedals.

User Reviews (2)

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POHLY   Downhiller [May 28, 2009]
Strength:

just about everthing

Weakness:

the only problem is the amount of travle on the forks

this bike is awesome great value for money only got it last week but it is a lovly to ride taken just about every thing i have throw at it. this bike is great for downhill riding, dirt jumps and Xcounty

good job saracen

Similar Products Used: mantra 3
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5
VALUE
RATING
5
Roger Longbie   Racer [Feb 17, 2008]
Strength:

Frame and forks !

Weakness:

none found

The bottom line is this.. the frame is amazing, end of.
i can really comment on the other parts like crank set, BB, rims etc that came with it as with most bikes i get i usualy spec them up to my preferance around the frame. although i did find the DJ3's on the bike were very good.

the frame took and still takes everything i throw at it. it loves dirt jumping, to seems to glide effortlessly through the air and lands smooth, tkaes a good bashing at downhill as well even though its a hard tail. i havent really been interested in Saracen that much but this bike has certainly impressed me. so much that i will be using this until it breaks before i decide to get a new frame or the same one ;)

i think that anyone could use this frame, it does almost anything with ease, dirt jumpers should get this frame, downhillers should give it a miss as you wont get the most out of it as its a hardtail, general cyclists - a wise choice, very light and easy to manover ;)

Similar Products Used: kona, 24seven, DDG shooter
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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