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161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)
161 Complete Bike (GX)

161 Complete Bike (GX)

"All Killer, No filler" - Enduro Mag

29" | 161mm | 6066-T6

Privateer bikes was founded on the idea of creating a bike that fits the needs and demands of it’s namesake. Progressive race-ready geometry combined with rider focused features, ensures the 161 can handle seasons worth of abuse

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Pre-order for delivery Nov Wk 1 2021

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Please don't miss out, order now. Our frames are in high demand due to their unique specifications. Please be aware that we are working hard to meet demand. Unfortunately sales often outstrip supply, so please order now to avoid disappointment.

Bike Specifications are subject to change without notice. Specifications may not be exactly as shown in photo

The Purpose

Developed with Top 20 EWS rider Matt Stuttard 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.

Over the course of 18 months the 161 was developed with Alastair Beckett, of Redburn Design, who has already designed EWS race winning bikes. Mixing our passion and ideas with Ali’s experience, the recipe for a rider focused bike was created.

Whilst working closely with Matt to ensure it's everything he needs to race at the highest level, he provided us with incredibly useful feedback; ranging from geometry to small (but important) details such as cable routing to clear race plates.

Key Features

Head Tube and Cable Guides

Main Pivot

Rear Shock and Rocker

Threaded BB


Comes as standard with Rockshox's SuperDeluxe Ultimate Air designed for the latest hard-hitting enduro and trail bikes, featuring the ride tuning abilities of an air spring with both compression and rebound adjustment allowing riders to easily dial in a podium-worthy ride.

  • New Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise
  • Highly tunable DebonAir™ spring offers a coil-like consistent feel throughout the travel
  • Separate and independent open and threshold pistons tuned exactly for your ride
  • Low Speed Compression adjustment allowing fine tuning of compression needs from the base tune

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Anti Rise Graph Anti Squat Grap Leverage Ratio Graph Axle Path Graph
Frame 6066-T6. 161mm Travel.
Fork 2021 Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate 170mm. RC2. 42mm offset.
Shock Rockshox SuperDeluxe Ultimate. M/L Tune
Headset ZS44/ZS56 sealed cartridge bearings
Handlebar RaceFace Turbine. 800x20. 35mm Clamp.
Stem RaceFace Aeffect R. 40mm. 35mm Clamp
Grips Fabric Funguy
Saddle Fabric Scoop Elite. Radius.
Seatpost OneUp V2 Dropper. 180mm
Brakes SRAM Code R
Rotors SRAM Centerline, 200mm front/180mm rear (220mm rotor not supported)
Shifter SRAM GX
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1275, 12 Speed 10-52T
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, Power Lock 12 Speed
Crankset SRAM GX DUB, 170mm, 32 tooth chainring
Wheels HUNT Enduro Wide, 33mm Internal, 6069-T6 Rim. PSR Triple Butted spokes.
Front Tire Schwalbe Magic Mary EVO. 2.4. Addix Soft. Supertrail
Rear Tire Schwalbe Hans Dampf EVO. 2.35. Addix Soft. Supergravity
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Taking the overall win in both the men’s and women’s EWS means you can be assured the Lyrik RC2 is built to handle the toughest conditions and hold onto every critical line. SKF seals and Maxima Plush damping fluids work together to “reduce friction, silence noise and provide unmatched fork performance sun up to sun down”.
Marketing claims aside, the Lyrik RC2 has taken multiple Best in Category wins, 5 out of 5 reviews & Editor’s choice awards.
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OneUp get the need for long travel/short insertion and are obsessed with shaving every last millimetre to create the shortest stack height and shortest overall length of any dropper. The ability to shim down the travel by 10 or 20mm means we can confidently fit longer posts knowing riders can get their saddle where they need it.

Combine this with an innovative ergonomic remote and unsurpassed reliability (if something does go wrong its easily serviced at home) means the One Up V2 Dropper is truly in a class of its own.

SRAM are no slouches when it comes to pushing the boundaries, its Eagle 12 speed groupsets set the trend way back in 2016, and with its new refined versions now with a 52T cassette and better shifting we’ve never had it better. The brand new GX groupset is the work horse of SRAM’s line-up, giving renowned shifting, tough build and a wallet friendly price tag, it’s the perfect choice for any Privateer.
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As a rider you’ll spend a lot of your time in the saddle, inching ever closer to the summit and the start of the next trail, so you want somewhere supportive yet comfortable to sit. Touch points like saddles and grips are incredibly personal so finding the elusive ‘one size fits all’ is nigh on impossible, yet Fabric comes close.
The Scoop’s three-piece construction bonds a waterproof microfibre straight onto a flexible base, allowing for the use of a softer foam – not only comfortable, but super easy to clean and extremely durable. Funguy grips combine the vibration damping of a mushroom grip with the control of a micro-hex pattern and the grip of a soft compound rubber, leaving you to focus on the trail ahead.
Wheel size (P1) 27.5" (P2-4) 29”
Max Tyre size 27.5"/29”x2.6
Headset Upper Cup ZS44
Headset Lower Cup ZS56
Suspension fork travel 170mm
Fork Offset (P1) 37mm (P2-P4) 42/44mm
Rear Shock Size 205x65. LNL1 Tune
Upper shock mount Trunnion
Lower shock mount 8x30mm
Bearings 4x6900-2RS, 4x6800-2RS & 5x6002-2RS
Seat Post 31.6
Seat Clamp 34.9
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

Coil too?
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 tyre. This will lower the bottom bracket height slightly.

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