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Privateer 161 Shimano XT Bike in Black
Privateer 161 Shimano XT Bike in Raw
Privateer 161 Shimano XT Bike in Black
Privateer 161 Shimano XT front end in Silver
Privateer 161 XT Rear Triangle
Privateer 161 XT rear shock
Privateer 161 XT Shimano Deore chain ring
Privateer 161 XT front end in black
Privateer 161 XT and Hunt Enduro Wide 29 V2
Privateer 161 XT rear end

161 Complete Bike (XT) Gen 1

The Experts' View

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The Purpose

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.

Key Features

Head Tube and Cable Guides

Main Pivot

Rear Shock and Rocker

Threaded BB


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.

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Frame 6066-T6 Aluminium. 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
Grips 136mm lock-on
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 Shimano Deore, M6100, 12 speed. 10-51
Chain KMC X12
Crankset Shimano XT, M8100, 32mm chainring
Wheels HUNT Enduro Wide V2. 33mm internal. 6069-T6 Rim. PSR Triple Butted spokes.
Front Tyre Schwalbe Magic Mary. 2.60. Soft. Super Gravity
Rear Tyre Schwalbe Magic Mary. 2.60. Soft. Super Gravity
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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.
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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.

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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 29”
Max Tyre size 29”x2.6
Headset Upper Cup ZS44 30.2x41x6.5 36˚/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
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.

Do the tyres come set-up tubeless?
Your tyres will arrive set up with inner tubes. To switch, simply remove the inner tubes and fit a tubeless valve and sealant.