Back in issue 149, we tested the Saracen Amplitude Frequency complete bike. Check out the review below and also, how to win this Complete bike.
To be honest, when I was told that a Saracen was on its way to me I was expecting the worst. Images of square tubing, dinner plate drop outs and one piece cranks where haunting me the day before. But when the bike turned up I was really surprised. I know it’s a real cliché but it looked real good, especially for the price. It’s got everything on it that people are riding these days too! Bigger bars, 3 piece cranks, cassette hub on the back, good plastic pedals etc. Don’t get me wrong, its not the best complete bike on the market, but with the £290 price tag aiming at the beginner end of the market you get a really good deal.
You get everything you would want when covering all forms of riding styles. Front and back brakes and even 4 pegs. After I built up the bike I had a little ride on it myself. It felt good, It wasn’t too small or overly big for a smaller rider and there is plenty of room to cut the bars down if a smaller rider needed to. The bike held up great, the only thing that happened is that the back wheel moved when doing a sprocket stall. But who does those these days anyway right?
The grips where comfortable, the tyres where grippy and the cranks felt solid. The frame has got a sweet look with cut outs in the drop outs to save weight and a mid-low stand over height. Which is perfect for the smaller rider which this bike is obviously aimed at. Overall It’s a sweet looking bike and perfect for begginers or maybe as an upgrade from that old BMX that you bought off of your mate for £50 a year ago.
So you’ve read the review, now you want to WIN the bike! All you have to is answer the question below in the comments.
Q. What trick is the text rider performing in the bike test, which featured in issue 149?
A: Tire tap
D: Sprocket stall
E: Right hook
Don’t forget to also enter your email, so I can get back to you if you win.