Building Manon Carpenter's 2016 Madison Saracen Myst Carbon

February 16th, 2016

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Building Manon Carpenter's 2016 Madison Saracen Myst Carbon

February 16th, 2016

From bare frame to full build and official weigh-in; Manon Carpenter’s 2016 team bike is revealed!

The images here are the first behind-the-scenes taken at Madison Saracen HQ and follow team mechanic Alex Lovett as he assembles his first bike of the season.

Madison Saracen Myst Carbon

The build in question is Manon Carpenter’s 2016 Saracen Myst Carbon. First seen in Val di Sole last August, the frame has since had a bit of a paint job, gaining team colours and shunning the original black-on-black look.

This is the latest iteration of the team developed bike that took Manon to world titles as a junior and senior. Ahead of the beginning of the new season, the new-look bike will also be making its first public appearance at iceBike* at Arena:MK (Milton Keynes) on Saturday 27 February and Sunday 28 February. Entrance to the show is free and the public should register for tickets now to see the bike as well as much more:

After seeing the new build, Manon Carpenter had this to say: “I think the bike looks great! Looking forward to seeing how it goes with the team kit. As always, the new season comes with an updated look for the team. This year, with an extra splash of colour and fresh feel to go with it, the new Myst looks perfect for 2016. I've been having a great time this off season riding and training on the new carbon frame we raced at World Champs, and seeing the new colours makes it feel like race season is finally coming around again!”



Build Sheet

Size: Medium

Weight: 35lb 14oz

Frame: Saracen Myst Carbon

Fork: Fox 40

Shock: Fox DHX2, 350 spring

Shifter: Shimano Saint

Brakes: Shimano Saint, 203mm rotors

Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6700

Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 speed 11-25

Crank: Shimano Saint 165mm

Chainring: Shimano SM-CR82 36T

Chain device: SM-CD50 36T

Pedals: Shimano DX

Rims: DT Swiss EX 471 27.5

Hubs: Shimano Saint center lock

Tyres: Continental Mud King Erlkonig 2.3, run tubeless with sealant

Bar: PRO Tharsis 9.8, cut to 750mm

Stem: PRO Tharsis 9.8 45/50mm (run at 45mm)

Seatpost: PRO Tharsis 9.8

Saddle: PRO Tharsis 9.8

If you can’t get down to iceBike* to see the bike in person, be sure to keep up-to-date with the Madison Saracen Factory Race Team here:

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