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Ari Cascade Peak Alloy Trail Bike Finally Updated, Super Affordable

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Until now, Ari’s budget lineup had multiple models sharing the same frame, but different names based on spec and travel. Now, their entry point into full-suspension trail bikes is fully updated with a shapely new frame and a single name – The Cascade Peak.

The new Ari Cascade Peak’s frame is air- and hydro-formed to delivery a stiff, responsive frame with modern aesthetics. It’s most noticeable at the top tube and head tube junction, but note the seattube’s bulge and shaping, too. That effort gives it a better second water bottle placement, letting you get two bottles on all frame sizes.

The extra shaping and butting also saves a claimed 250g over straight gauge round tubes.

ari cascade alloy trail bike headtube shown from an angle

It gets 135mm rear wheel travel, paired with 140mm forks. The suspension has their adjustable geometry GA Link, which can be used to convert it from a full 29er to a mixed wheel 29/27.5″ setup.

closeup of ari cascade alloy trail bike frame

Standover height is lower, making it more maneuverable and allowing longer travel dropper seatposts.

It comes with UDH hangers and new epoxy-infused paint that’s tough and chip resistant.

2024 Ari Cascade Peak specs, geo & pricing

ari cascade alloy trail bike shown from the side in mustard yellow color

Cascade Peak Comp ($1,999)

  • Suntour XCR 34/Raidon R
  • Microshift Advent Drivetrain
  • Tektro 4 Piston Brakes
  • WTB i30 Wheels

Cascade Peak Elite | $2,499

  • DVO Diamond D3/Opal T2
  • Shimano CUES Drivetrain
  • Tektro 4 Piston Brakes
  • WTB i30 Wheels

Cascade Peak Pro ($2,999)

  • DVO Diamond D1/Opal T2
  • SRAM GX Eagle Drivetrain
  • SRAM DB Brakes
  • WTB i30 Wheels
ari cascade alloy trail bike shown from front angle in dark gray color

Geometry is fully modern, getting Ari’s signature steep seat angle (78º) and slack head angle (65º), with about 20mm more reach than before. I’ve been riding the Pro model a bit, stay tuned for a review.

AriBikes.com

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Nathan
Nathan
13 days ago

Flawless.

Bumscag
Bumscag
13 days ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Eagle GX build has been $3k for a while now. They just added much lower end builds, yeah?

Tyler
Tyler
12 days ago
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You get an all new frame with updated geo, better kinematics, lower standover, stiffer rear triangle for free essentially. The Cascade name carries over and now across the entire line with a Comp, Elite, and Pro spec.

chillwolfe
chillwolfe
12 days ago

They got rid of the Wiki Peak and Abajo Peak. These 2 and the Cascade Peak used the same frame. Wiki was the lowest model, Abajo middle spec and Cascade was the top tier. The just simplified under the Cascade name with 3 builds. The Wiki peak was my first full sus. I ended up buying a Delano Peak frameset and Fox fork package. It’s a great bike. This new Cascade is basically the alloy version of the Delano Peak.

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