Are Saracen road bikes still going ?

Kanga
Kanga Posts: 131
edited June 2009 in Road buying advice
Looking at a tasty Saracen road bike today, but can't get any online reviews for it and Saracen themselves dont have a website any more. Halfords and others sell loads of Saracen MTBs but seems since their restructure a couple of years back there is even less emphasis on the road stuff, so worried about frame warranty etc.

Any thoughts or rumours I should know about ?

Comments

  • acorn_user
    acorn_user Posts: 1,137
    Madison just bought them out - info is on the bikebiz website. There'll be a new range and site soon enough. Bike biz should help you out on the warranty info search too.
  • Kanga
    Kanga Posts: 131
    Gotcha, thanks :D
  • Gav888
    Gav888 Posts: 946
    Was worried that myself actually, I bought a tour 3 end of last year, nothing wrong with it but it did come with a long warranty and I wondered what to do in the event of a problem as the website was gone.....
    Cycling never gets any easier, you just go faster - Greg LeMond
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    There has been a lot of issues recently regarding the brand name and possible offence.
  • Kanga
    Kanga Posts: 131
    Presumably part of the price Madison paid for the brand includes an allowance for warranty liabilities, and as they already have a relationship with the retailers you'd hope between them they would be able to honour the warranty. With Saracen's change from manufacturer to importer, and potential new frame suppliers under Madison any frame issues might be swapped out for a very different frame than the original.
  • Gav888
    Gav888 Posts: 946
    NapoleonD wrote:
    There has been a lot of issues recently regarding the brand name and possible offence.

    Whats wrong with the brand name?
    Cycling never gets any easier, you just go faster - Greg LeMond
  • gabriel959
    gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Gav888 wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    There has been a lot of issues recently regarding the brand name and possible offence.

    Whats wrong with the brand name?

    It is not Italian. :twisted:
    x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • Kanga
    Kanga Posts: 131
    Il Saraceno anyone ?
  • Kanga
    Kanga Posts: 131
    Any theories on who made/makes their ACCM carbon road frames, Google has failed me :?
  • jonmack
    jonmack Posts: 522
    Madison have agreed to honour any warranty issues on the current range of bikes so I'd go straight to them with any problems/questions.
  • Saracen will be back bigger & better than ever now Madison have got their hands on them as everything they touch usually turns to gold.

    I have an 06 Zen 2 (along with an 09 Stumpy FSR Comp) and it`s a great bike, tough as old boots! The brand will rise from the ashes and will be great once more!!!
    2017 YT Jeffsy 27 AL Comp
    2016 Specialized Allez Elite DSW
    2014 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Sport Compact
  • acorn_user
    acorn_user Posts: 1,137
    Gav888 wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    There has been a lot of issues recently regarding the brand name and possible offence.

    Whats wrong with the brand name?

    It's a medieval term for muslims, e.g. during the crusades. That's why there are pubs called the saracen's head.