In 2011 we created the Madison Saracen Factory Race Team to develop British talent to perform at the highest level on a British bike – three years later we never dreamed we would have won the world cup and two world championships!
Just like the team the bike has also seen constant development, influenced by the fastest racers in the world and culminating in the latest full carbon Myst, which is available to the privateer in two builds.
In 2018 we blend a pair of British world champions – one young and another more experienced, with a very talented Spaniard.
In line with our belief of nurturing new talent the Madison Saracen development team will also return in 2018, with the hope of identifying and cultivating the next generation of great British downhill riders.
Ever since his legendary 2011 world championship winning run in Champery, Danny Hart’s reputation as a British downhill hero was assured – but he didn’t stop there. The Redcar Rocket regained the rainbow jersey in a standout 2016 campaign, which featured a hat trick of world cup wins.
Danny’s appeal goes beyond his results sheet, with his riding style and down-to-earth demeanour gaining him fans worldwide.
Giving back to the sport, Danny’s own bike park provides a place for him to train and provide coaching sessions to the next generation of riders.
One of Britain’s most exciting prospects, Matt Walker set the junior downhill scene alight, becoming 2017 world champion and topping the world cup podium twice in two years.
Four years after joining the junior development team, Matt stepped up to the elite ranks in 2018 and continued his meteoric rise through the ranks against the world’s best, taking his first senior world cup top-ten in Fort William.
Madison Saracen are committed to supporting Matt’s journey to the top of the sport, with his new contract set to run until the end of 2020.
One of downhill’s most promising graduates, Alex has progressed from the junior podium to scoring his first top-10 as an elite in the world cup series.
A crash in mid-2017 put an early end to his season, but he has recovered and will be pushing hard to break into the highest echelons of the sport in this year.