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Exclusive:Saracen DH prototype pics

Spy shots of the Myst from the designers laptop in London.
Okay the Saracen of the past may not have had the best of images and reputations but hopefully that looks set to change with the re-birth of the brand.
We popped along after the CycleShow to the Saracen launch of their springy bikes on a boat floating down the Thames (I tell you what, London at night on a boat is a great sight).

So here it is, the “Myst” the Saracen 203mm travel DH bike. The first proto frame should be ready in November. Available in two sizes to start with, medium and large. We heard that the guide price is around the £2000 mark for the full bike with a basic but good quality spec from Rockshox/Shimano/Sun which sounds like a blumin good deal to me if it rides well.

Simon from Madison told us “Typically on DH bikes, the rear shock has up/down movement of 6-12degrees. On the Myst this is down to 0.56 degrees and 80% of this change is in the sag so through the range of usable travel it’s a near perfect linear push mean also most no loading on the shock bushings. Main pivot runs on a 20mm axle while the other pivots run on 15mm axles ensuring an megastiff/durable setup.”

As always as soon as we get hold of one we’ll let you know the score.

Ryan the designer on the boat at night with the prototype.

The geometry

Lit up London at night shot with a blurry camera phone.

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