Gallery: Manon Capenter’s New Bike

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UK Saracen distributor Madison just sent us a whole heap of images of Manon Carpenter’s new competition bike being built. We’ve put a few of our favourites below, and if you scroll down you can find a gallery with many, many more.

Manon Carpenter's 2016 Saracen Myst
Manon Carpenter’s 2016 Saracen Myst
That's a long day of wheel building.
That’s a long day of wheel building.

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A line of new, unbuilt Mysts hang on the wall.

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Captions below by Madison-Saracen, and they include a whole load of information on the exact bike setup:

David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

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