Saracen signs British downhill champ Becci Skelton

Saracen 2021 team riders
Saracen's Becci Skelton looks thrilled with her new bikes (Image credit: Saracen)

Saracen has continued its reputation of signing really fast British female riders.

The company has announced that Becci Skelton will be racing its bikes for the 2021 season. As the reigning British downhill champion, Skelton will be keen to retain her title.

Saracen has confirmed that Skelton will be campaigning as part of the brand’s Myst downhill team. For the young Lincolnshire rider, it is a return to the Saracen brand.

Skelton’s first downhill racing bike was a Saracen, back in 2014. “Absolutely stoked to be on the Saracens! The Myst was the first DH bike I bought back in 2014 and since then, I’ve always had a soft spot for them.”

Geometry and frame design has evolved dramatically since Skelton’s 2014 Myst. Saracen now markets its downhill racing bike in both 27.5in and 29in wheel sizes. The changes in wheel configuration have been supported by progressive geometry.

“It’s awesome to have gone full circle, and be back on one of the fastest bikes in the world with great support from the Madison guys. I can’t wait to get between the tapes and see what these bikes can do!”

Although her priority will be downhill, it will not be Skelton’s exclusive focus as a Saracen mountain biking professional. She will also ride the brand’s Ariel LT in select enduro races.

Lance Branquinho
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Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for, and Cycling News.