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Downhill bike model/year ID?

Fishkeeper84Fishkeeper84 Posts: 3
edited August 2014 in MTB general
Hello, does anyone know the model and year of this bike? I can't make it out. Thanks.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,777
    Have you got a picture of the Downhill bike? That isn't one.

    The bike is a Saracen Xcile hardtail fitted with completely unsuitable forks, the ones I have seen usually come with something more sensible.

    Either way it's a bike that isn't much good at anything, uphill, downhill or on the flat.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    As Rookie says, it's a Saracen Xcile, and I say it's probably circa 2003-5?

    It's also not what would be classed as a downhill bike, more of an old school dirt jump bike ;)
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • Thank you for the answer. Sarcasm, nice.
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    That's no downhill bike, it's a piece of junk.
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Looks like August is going to be another record low for new members sticking around beyond their first couple of posts.

    Keep up the good work guys :)
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,777
    Thank you for the answer. Sarcasm, nice.
    At least we arent cynical enough to claim that was a downhill bike!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It is a 2004 Saracen Xcell, and those are actually the original forks.
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