Saracen's 2017 Myst Team downhill bike is finally here

Race-ready complete build and frameset now available

This latest generation Saracen Myst downhill bike first broke cover late last year at the 2015 Downhill World Champs. Since then, Saracen has taken its sweet time in refining the carbon frame of its flagship downhiller. Testing that involved no less than five alloy mules, plus a full 18 months of development time with the Madison Saracen Factory Race team means the production bike is finally ready.

Sold as a race-ready package for £5,299 or as a £2,299 frame, Saracen claims an impressive 560g saving from switching to a carbon front triangle. A carbon suspension link saves another 110g over previous generation CNC alloy parts.

Meanwhile, the suspension arrangement has also changed from the alloy Myst, with the shock now mounting at the down tube – this allows for increased standover, a lower centre of gravity and more room for the latest generation air shocks. Three sizes will be on offer: medium, large and extra large. Take a look at the image below the frameset pic for a full geometry rundown.

The design team at Saracen have also incorporated the ability to fine-tune the front-centre length by +8mm through to -5mm with its custom head tube and headsets. Other notable features are a rear brake hose that's internally routed through the chainstay, and integrated bump-stops to protect the frame.

Myst Team £5299

The £5,299 Saracen Myst Team
The £5,299 Saracen Myst Team

Specification

Frame

Toray UD carbon race chassis optimising 24T/40T/3K fibre mix / 37mm main pivot bearings / 28mm linkage bearings /

signature TRL suspension design / internal cable routing / 203mm travel / 12 x 150mm rear axle

Rear Shock

Fox DHX2 Factory / Kashima / HSC/LSC / RVS / SLS spring

Fork

Fox 40 Factory / 203mm travel / FIT damper / HSC/LSC / 20x110

Headset

Saracen offset headset / 0mm / 5mm

Shifters

Shimano Saint M820 Rapidfire Plus 1x10 speed

Rear derailleur

Shimano Saint M820 Shadow Plus

Chain Device

Gamut P30s

Chainset

Shimano Saint M825 36T 165mm

Bottom Bracket

Shimano SM-BB80

Chain

Shimano HG54

Cassette

Shimano HG500 10 speed cassette 11-25t

Rims

DT Swiss FR570 27.5 32h

Hubs

Shimano Saint M820 32h front / Shimano Saint M825 32h rear

Spokes

Double-butted stainless steel

Tyres

Maxxis High Roller II / 42a Super Tacky / 27.5 x 2.4in

Brakes

Shimano M820 203/203mm

Brake levers

Shimano Saint M820

Handlebars

PRO DH 7050 DB alloy riser bar / 800mm wide /20mm rise / 5 degree up bend / 9 degree back bend

Grips / Tape

Saracen lock-on grip

Stem

PRO DH / 50mm / direct mount / 0 degree rise / 31.8mm clamp

Saddle

PRO DH custom

Seatpost

PRO DH custom / 30.9mm

Pedals

Alloy MTB / sealed bearings / replaceable pins

Myst X Frameset £2299.99

The 2016 Saracen Myst X Frameset retails for £2299.99:
The 2016 Saracen Myst X Frameset retails for £2299.99:

Geometry table

Saracen Myst X geometry table :
Saracen Myst X geometry table :

The Myst Team and Myst X Frameset are available now from authorised Saracen retailers. 

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