Matt Walker and Greg Williamson of the Madison Saracen Factory Team have been piloting a new downhill bike since January, a frame that is now into its second phase of prototyping. The latest Saracen Myst prototype was raced by the aforementioned at last weekend’s Fort William episode of the British Downhill Series.
Matt Walker demonstrated that he remains a continued threat, placing 2nd behind Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Laurie Greenland, but ahead of the likes of Amaury Pierron, Charlie Hatton, Troy Brosnan and Loris Vergier. Indeed, some of the World’s top downhill riders made the trip to Aonach Mòr, ahead of the World Championships this coming August. Matt Walker rolls into the finish arena on Saturday aboard a prototype Saracen Myst rigged up with BYB Telemetry Team mate Greg Williamson had an unfortunate wash-out on some loose rocks before entering the woods section putting the reigning British Champion back in 25th overall. Looking more closely at the results , 3rd place on the final split showed that he too is able to carry some serious pace aboard the new bike.
We headed over to the Madison Saracen Factory Race Team pits for a chat with Matt Walker’s mechanic, Ewan Collier, who kindly gave us a run down of Matt’s race day set up, and a back story on the development of the new bike that is due to go to production by the end of this year. Saracen Myst Prototype Downhill Bike
For the last two years, the Madison Saracen Factory Race […]
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