Fergus Ryan - Enduro World Series Privateer
Like its namesake, the Privateer 161 is aimed at privateer racers and hard chargers in search of a sturdy, no-compromise Enduro machine. Designed to endure fast and rough descents the 161 boasts aggressive, race-ready geometry combined with rider focused features, ideal to thrash all season long.
"A great enduro bike full stop, a giant killer"
"All killer, no filler"
"The 161 should absolutely be on your list"
Please click on SEE MORE at the bottom of this page to access full reviews.
The 141 is ready to ease you to the top with its steep climbing position, whilst its progressive geo will let you focus on the next chute, tight switch back or fun side hit on the way back down.
Intended Use: Trail/Enduro
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel: Front 150mm/Rear 141mm
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.
Intended Use: Enduro
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel: Front 170mm/Rear 161mm
Rider: Fergus Ryan
Privateer 161 Frameset
Frame: 6066-T6. 161mm Travel
Shock: Rock Shox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Privateer 161 Frameset and Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 Bundle
Frame: 6066-T6. 161mm Travel
Fork: Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 170mm
Shock: Rockshox SuperDeluxe Ultimate
Details Engineered with Athletes
The development process of all Privateer Bikes has riders and racers at its heart to ensure each frame and bike has everything you need to race at the highest level. Athletes provide us with essential feedback; ranging from geometry to small, but important details such as cable routing to large highly-durable bearings. All these insights ensure your Privateer is honed for your full season of riding.
1 Piece Rocker Link
A 1 piece rocker link keeps alignment for long bearing life whilst increasing stiffness and strength.
3 Bearings in Main Pivot
Bearings are always offset due to chainring, so 2 bearings are used on the drive side to share the load.
External Cable Routing
Easy maintenance, plus headtube cable guides keep annoying cable rub and rattles to a minimum.
Threaded BB and ISGC-05 Mounts
With a focus on serviceablitiy, threads in the bottom bracket make the most sense.
And when every second counts, the security of a chaiguide helps you focus on the stage ahead.
Builds confidence, enabling riders to push harder and faster. By reducing upper body stress on steep transitions, readiness and speed will increase during the timed stages.
Size-specific Rear Centres
Different chain-stay lengths tailored to each size keeps rider weight balance consistent and ideal for your height.
All Privateer frames and bikes come as standard with the most highly adjustable rear shocks and forks from leading suspension manufacturers. The suspension units in all Privateers feature their suppliers top damping cartridges with ride tuning abilities of high and low speed compression and rebound damping adjustments allowing riders to dial in a podium-worthy ride. Rear shocks on all our bikes undergo a custom tuning process by the shock manufacturer to suit the suspension damping curves to the Privateer kinematics
Privateer bikes utilise the proven capabilities of the Horst Link suspension design. The kinematics are tuned to provide a bump-eating mid stroke, supportive end stroke and with an efficient pedalling platform. The Horst Link Design inherently has a lower anti-rise compared to most single pivot and twin-link designs which improves traction under braking.
5 Year Warranty
Should you need it, all of our frames come with a 5-year warranty, and components are covered under the manufacturer's policy.
Please note that warranty claims are subject to our Terms and Conditions, outlined in our help portal.
Unmatched Rider Experience Support
We're here and happy to help, whatever the question.
We love hearing from our riders, so if you can't find what you're looking for please get in touch. You can use Live Chat in the bottom right corner, Email or Phone us. Check out our 5-star service at The Rider Firm sister company HUNT.
60 Day Ride & Return Policy
We are so confident that you'll be happy with your Privateer frame or bike, that we offer a full 60 days to ride it.
If at any point during these 60 days you wish to return it for a full refund please reach out.