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Developed with Top 20 EWS riders and the Enduro World Series in mind - The 161 features progressive geometry to descend as fast as possible, whilst reducing fatigue with a low effort climbing position. By reducing upper body stress on steep transitions, readiness and speed will increase during the timed stages.
Whilst working closely with racers to ensure it's everything they need to race at the highest level, they provided us with incredibly useful feedback; ranging from geometry to small (but important) details such as cable routing to clear race plates.
Comes as standard with Fox's Float X2, combining ultra-plush coil-like comfort and incredible damping prowess with the light weight of an air spring and an unmatched level of tunability.
|Frame||6066-T6. 161mm Travel.|
|Fork||FOX 38 Performance. 170mm. GRIP Damper. 44 Offset.|
|Shock||FOX FLOAT X2. Performance Elite. 2pos-Adj, Trunnion 205x65|
|Headset||ZS44/ZS56 sealed cartridge bearings|
|Handlebar||RaceFace Aeffect R35, 780x20, 35mm Clamp.|
|Stem||RaceFace Aeffect R, 50mm. 35mm Clamp|
|Saddle||Privateer, 143mm, crmo rail|
|Seatpost||PNW Rainier G3 Dropper, 170mm with Loam lever|
|Brakes||Hayes Dominion A4|
|Rotors||Hayes, 203mm front/rear (220mm rotor not supported)|
|Shifter||Shimano XT, M8100, 12 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT, M8100, 12 Speed|
|Cassette||Twenty 21 10-50 Cassette 12 Speed|
|Crankset||Shimano XT, M8100, 32mm chainring|
|Wheels||HUNT Enduro Wide V2. 33mm internal. 6069-T6 Rim. PSR Triple Butted spokes.|
|Front Tire||Schwalbe Magic Mary. 2.60. Soft. Super Gravity|
|Rear Tire||Schwalbe Magic Mary. 2.60. Soft. Super Gravity|
Fox have been around since 1978 and in those 42 years they’ve taken a number of world firsts and been at the pinnacle of racing suspension ever since. Few, if any, brands have taken wins in Superbike, Motocross, Indy car, Snowmobile, ATV and of course Mountain Bikes.
With decades of experience working for top bike brands in the industry, PNW foster strong relationships with leading manufacturers and work at the forefront of what's new in the bike world.
So confident in their product, they offer an industry leading lifetime warranty.
XT is the original mountain bike groupset trusted by generations of mountain bikers around the world. Whatever the trail, whatever you ride, XT is the high performance workhorse you can count on.
Having created one of the first bicycle disc brakes way back in 1972, Hayes know a thing or two about stopping. Believing that reaching a level of braking perfection requires an ongoing process that never ends, Hayes continued this quest with every brake they've developed along the way. Scoring grouptest wins and 5 star reviews, the Dominion A4 consistently impresses riders with it's masses of power that is easily modulated, meaning you can focus on the ride. .
|Wheel size||(P1) 27.5" (P2-4) 29”|
|Max Tire size||27.5"/29”x2.6|
|Headset Upper Cup||ZS44 30.2x41x6.5 45˚/45˚|
|Headset Lower Cup||ZS56 40x51.9x7 45˚/45˚|
|Suspension fork travel||170mm|
|Fork Offset||(P2-P4) 42/44mm|
|Rear Shock Size||205x65.|
|Upper shock mount||Trunnion|
|Lower shock mount||8x30mm|
|Bearings||4x6900-2RS, 4x6800-2RS & 5x6002-2RS|
|Max Post Insertion||P1 - 230mm
P2 - 250mm
P3 - 280mm
P4 - 300mm
|Bottom Bracket||73mm Threaded|
|Max chainring size||Boost/3mm offset 32 tooth|
|Chainline||52mm. Minimum 168mm Q-Factor|
|Rear rotor mount||Direct 180mm Post Mount|
|Rear Spacing||Boost 148mm|
|Axle Size||178mm x M12*P1.5. Thread length 12.5mm|
|Approx Frame Weight||
P1 - 3.7kg/8.15lbs* (Without shock, axle, etc.)
|Torque Specs||Upper Shock mount - 10 Nm
Lower Shock Mount - 8 Nm
Upper Main Pivot - 12 Nm
Lower Main Pivot - 12 Nm
Seatstay/Rocker Pivot - 10 Nm
Dropout Pivot - 10 Nm
The frame is designed to run great either a coil or air shock.
Does it fit a water bottle?
Yes! We'd recommend up to a 500ml bottle in a side load cage
Can I set the bike up mullet? (29" Front and 27.5" Rear?)
No, we do not recommend this set up as it will make the bottom bracket too low and slacken both the head and seat angles.
Can I run Plus Size?
The 161 was not intended to run plus, but can clear a 27.5x2.8 tire. This will lower the bottom bracket height slightly.
"With an aluminum frame, progressive geometry that prioritizes stability at speed, and high quality suspension parts, the 161 hits all the right notes for the rider seeking an enduro race bike, yet still having some money left over for entry fees."
BLISTER RIDE REVIEW
"The Privateer 161 is an outstanding option for riders who want a very capable, hard-charging Enduro bike, and are willing to put up with a little extra weight to get a well-built, burly bike at a more affordable price.”
SINGLETRACKS RIDE REVIEW
MBUK'S LONG TERM REVIEW
BIKE RUMOUR 2019 EDITORS CHOICE