Having broken cover at the 2015 DH World Championships, Sportline’s Saracen label has revealed the final specs ahead of its appearance in Saracen dealerships.
Having gone through five separate alloy prototypes, alongside a lengthy period under the team, the Myst is available as a £2,299 frameset, specced with a Fox Factory DHX2 shock, or as a limited run complete bike at £5,299.99.
Built from a mixture of Toray 24T/30T UD carbon with 3K reinforcement in strategic areas on the downtube, Saracen has saved 560 grams on the existing alloy front triangle. Saracen also incorporated the ability to fine-tune the front-centre + 8mm forward and -5mm backwards with its custom headtube and headsets. Saracen’s engineers have also improved the brake hose routing on the UD carbon rear triangle which is now internally routed in the seatstays.
The linkages too are built with UD carbon, further reducing the weight 110 grams over the prior CNC alloy versions. Connecting these is a relocated shock cradle, which is attached at the downtube to lower the centre of gravity and lower standover. The design allows for a trend for larger volume air shocks coming through this season.
Finer details include the addition of fork bump-stops, which also house the cable ports for the rear brake and rear derailleur cables.