Saracen Myst: 2014 World Champs Edition

Sep 3, 2014
by Saracen Bikes  
Freshly-crowned World Cup Champion, Manon Carpenter, along with fellow team mates and compatriots Sam Dale and Matt Simmonds will be running a special edition of the Saracen Myst for the World Championships in Hafjell this weekend.

Saracen Myst - 2014 World Champs edition Saracen Myst Fix RAD Fork and Shock Shimano Saint groupset PRO finishing kit DT Swiss FR750 rims Continental Mud King tyres

The frame is the same Saracen Myst that the team have been riding all season (with a fresh Union Jack inspired paint job!). The team have been instrumental in developing this 27.5 version of the well-established Myst, with this updated version being available to consumers in two guises, the Myst Pro and the top spec Myst Team, as part of the 2015 Saracen range.

Saracen Myst - 2014 World Champs edition Saracen Myst Fix RAD Fork and Shock Shimano Saint groupset PRO finishing kit DT Swiss FR750 rims Continental Mud King tyres

The frame features a Carbon Fibre swingarm, with the signature suspension design running on 37mm main pivot bearings and 28mm linkage bearings.

Saracen Myst - 2014 World Champs edition Saracen Myst Fix RAD Fork and Shock Shimano Saint groupset PRO finishing kit DT Swiss FR750 rims Continental Mud King tyres

Shimano's Saint groupset features in earnest with a full Saint drivetrain, brakes (including Ice Tech rotors) and chainguide.

Saracen Myst - 2014 World Champs edition Saracen Myst Fix RAD Fork and Shock Shimano Saint groupset PRO finishing kit DT Swiss FR750 rims Continental Mud King tyres

Saracen Myst - 2014 World Champs edition Saracen Myst Fix RAD Fork and Shock Shimano Saint groupset PRO finishing kit DT Swiss FR750 rims Continental Mud King tyres

All of the Madison Saracen team are part of Fox's RAD programme and a such, Fox RAD forks and shock are a key feature of the teams bikes.

Finishing kit comes from PRO : grips, stem, bars, saddle and seatpost are all from the PRO stable with custom red and white design.

Saracen Myst - 2014 World Champs edition Saracen Myst Fix RAD Fork and Shock Shimano Saint groupset PRO finishing kit DT Swiss FR750 rims Continental Mud King tyres

Saracen Myst - 2014 World Champs edition Saracen Myst Fix RAD Fork and Shock Shimano Saint groupset PRO finishing kit DT Swiss FR750 rims Continental Mud King tyres

Continental Mud King tyres round off the build, running on DT Swiss FR570 rims and Shimano Saint hubs

Saracen Myst - 2014 World Champs edition Saracen Myst Fix RAD Fork and Shock Shimano Saint groupset PRO finishing kit DT Swiss FR750 rims Continental Mud King tyres

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31 Comments

  • 67 0
 No airbrushing of the queen riding a British bulldog while drinking tee? Think they need to get troy lee involved
  • 1 1
 Does anyone have this on their bike?
  • 15 0
 Luca shaw has the American equivalent
  • 3 14
flag stickman5000 (Sep 4, 2014 at 8:07) (Below Threshold)
 is that princess Barack?
  • 9 1
 luckily no haha he's got George Washington on an eagle with a rocket launcher I believe..murica
  • 11 0
 There's no denying that Fox 40's are truly beautiful...
  • 2 6
flag peanutbuter (Sep 5, 2014 at 7:56) (Below Threshold)
 boxxers are better
  • 6 2
 I definitely see FR570, not 750 on the rims. When is this shock released finally? Its been a while... 2010 when the last new dh shock was introduced, and thats almost 5 years now, if i dont count the 2009 limited edition RC4 shocks wich is now the 6th year.. come on Fox!
  • 5 0
 it may be dumb to say that a bike looks "classic" but I mean that in the best way possible. just a classic looking DH bike right down to the paint scheme....nice.
  • 5 0
 really nice bike to be honest, great to see saracen back in the game! makes me proud to ride my rufftrax Wink
  • 6 0
 Look at the size of the front ring!!!! 40t or 42t
  • 4 0
 Simmonds is a beast though and can spin a 40t
  • 3 0
 I sure wish shimano would make those rotors available 6 bolt... or chris king would make their hubs available centerlock
  • 1 0
 They do make a 6 bolt version...
  • 2 0
 yeah but the 6 bolt version doesnt have the cooling fins, which sucks, i for one would love to have those rotors in 6 bolt, with the cooling fins and the nice 5 spoke black spider, but as of yet its not happened. shimano are being dicks about it, i dont want a centrelock hub, a lot of people dont.
  • 2 0
 But that's the point. By keeping it centre lock specific it might influence people's decisions when buying a new hub set.
  • 1 0
 I'm going to buy one xt and one saint, take them apart, and see if the center sections can be switched... ill worry about the rivets later
  • 2 0
 your not wrong there cretin82, its a smart move on shimanos part, but i for one am perfectly happy with 6 bolt, i very rarely remove my rotors so dont need the quickness of centrelock, its getting to be a joke how many standards are in the industry right now!
  • 5 2
 can they have that paint scheme on the production bike, as it looks great.
  • 2 0
 Simmonds juicy legs could spin a 50t ring if he wanted. Most underated rider out there
  • 3 0
 damnnn!
  • 2 0
 I farted soooo hard JUST THINKING ABOUT IT!!!
  • 2 0
 I need *-*
  • 1 0
 What's with the 1/4 bash guard?
  • 2 0
 Most riders tend to ride with the same foot forward, in this case it appears to be the left. So you only need to protect the 1/4 of chainring that's exposed, saving weight from running a full bash guard.
  • 1 0
 1x10 FTW!
  • 1 0
 i have the same xd 11-36 and 34T xd
  • 2 4
 Looks dated
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