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THE FASTEST ENDURO BIKE FOR THE PRIVATEER

3 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT.
500,000 METERS OF DESCENDING.
2 SEASONS OF RACING.
ALREADY RACE WINNING.

THIS IS PRIVATEER. GEN 2.

THE FASTEST ENDURO BIKE FOR THE PRIVATEER

3 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT.
500,000 METRES OF DESCENDING.
2 SEASONS OF RACING.
ALREADY RACE WINNING.


THIS IS PRIVATEER. GEN 2.

Privateer 161 seattube
Privateer Gen 2 141 in Green
Privateer 141 rear end
Privateer 161 one piece rocker and rear suspension

"We are known for having pushed the industry in terms of geometry since we were founded. To best serve the privateer enduro racer, for Gen 2, should we change from horst-link to a different suspension platform?"

Tom Marchment, Co-Founder Privateer - Spring 2022

"We are known for having pushed the industry in terms of geometry since we were founded. To best serve the privateer enduro racer, for Gen 2, should we change from horst-link to a different suspension platform?"

Tom Marchment, Co-Founder Privateer Bikes - Spring 2021

“Confidence is everything; if you feel confident, you’ll ride well. For me, that means predictability, consistency and reliability so the bike always responds how you'd expect. We explored options, like high pivot designs, but found the best balance in a Horst layout.

By designing the geometry, suspension and manufacturing holistically, I squeezed out every bit of confidence I could. The result of it all is bikes that absolutely rip and I’m excited to see quite how far they can be pushed!”

Dan Hicks, Engineer MEng Mechanical Engineering - December 2023

“Confidence is everything; if you feel confident, you’ll ride well. For me, that means predictability, consistency and reliability so the bike always responds how you'd expect. We explored options, like high pivot designs, but found the best balance in a Horst layout.

By designing the geometry, suspension and manufacturing holistically, I squeezed out every bit of confidence I could. The result of it all is bikes that absolutely rip and I’m excited to see quite how far they can be pushed!”

Dan Hicks, Engineer MEng Mechanical Engineering - December 2023

LINEAR
PROGRESSION

LINEAR
PROGRESSION

A high leverage rate/ratio at the start easily overcomes stiction in seals for coil like suspension even with an air shock.

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LEVERAGE RATE

LEVERAGE RATE

Leverage rate describes the change in force at the back wheel. We wanted low force at the back wheel at the start of travel this means we have increased grip and less force is transmitted to the rider, minimising fatigue while you’re rattling trails.

Privateer Gen 2 Leverage ratio

LEVERAGE RATE

Progression at the end of the stroke provides plenty of bottom out resistance so the bike will be able to take whatever you throw at it.

We've aimed for as linearly progressive a leverage rate as we could to offer predictability for charging hard.

STABLE UNDER
BRAKING

STABLE UNDER
BRAKING

A great balance of chassis stability and braking traction so you can send it and know you can brake late with confidence.

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Privateer 161 Anti-Rise graph

ANTI-RISE

ANTI-RISE

Anti rise describes the bikes characteristics under braking.

A low anti rise percentage means the suspension stays very active but doesn’t control load transfer under braking well. High anti rise numbers control load transfer under braking well, but sacrifice suspension sensitivity.

ANTI-RISE

We wanted our Gen 2 bikes to have a great balance of chassis stability and braking traction so you can send it and know you can brake late with confidence.

We also wanted the suspension to behave consistantly no matter where it is in the travel so you can focus on the trail.

STABLE PEDAL
PLATFORM

STABLE PEDAL
PLATFORM

A great balance of pedalling support and grip in all gears so you can always get the power down.

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ANTI-SQUAT

ANTI-SQUAT

Anti squat describes the rear suspension stiffening under power.

Low anti squat delivers great traction but doesn’t resist pedal bob well.

High anti squat resists pedal bob efficiently but sacrifices traction.

Privateer Anti-Squat Graph

ANTI-SQUAT

We wanted to provide a great balance of pedalling support and grip in all gears so you can always get the power down.
We wanted the anti-squat to be consistent through the travel to be confidence inspiring.

We also increased the anti squat as you get into the harder gears. So when you re out of the saddle sprinting you get the additional pedal support you need.

CUSTOM-TUNED
FOX SUSPENSION

CUSTOM-TUNED
FOX SUSPENSION

Working closely with Fox, all Gen 2 bikes and framesets use a custom-tuned shock to get the best performance from our A-L-P Suspension platform.

ALP Suspension logo
ALP Suspension logo

- Sensitive and supple at the start of the stroke. 

- Coil like feel even with an air shock. 

- Great pedal support across all gears. 

- Stable under braking. 

- Plenty of bottom-out resistance for riding hard in all situations. 

- Linear response for predictability and confidence.

MIXED WHEEL ADJUSTABILITY

MIXED WHEEL ADJUSTABILITY

Gen 2 bikes feature a simple flip chip located in the seat stays, which allows riders to swap between a 29" rear-wheel or a 27.5" rear wheel.

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THE DETAILS

THE DETAILS

Having the option to switch between a large 29-inch wheel and a smaller 27.5-inch wheel on your Gen 2 bike is another great way to dial in your bike to suit your riding preferences. The bigger 29-inch wheels roll over obstacles smoothly, making your ride feel more stable, especially on rough trails. They keep momentum well and offer good traction, perfect for maintaining control.

THE DETAILS

THE DETAILS

The smaller 27.5-inch wheels can provide more agility, requiring less effort to quickly switch direction. Our flip-chip system allows you to switch between wheel sizes without affecting the geometry or upsetting the balance of your bike, so you can enjoy the benefits of full 29er or mullet setups.

SIZE SPECIFIC CHAINSTAYS

SIZE SPECIFIC CHAINSTAYS

Keeping the rider balanced is a key ingredient to boosting confidence. One way we achieve this is through our size-specific chainstay lengths.

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THE DETAILS

THE DETAILS

We believe the length of the rear centre is just as crucial to achieving a balanced and confidence-inspiring ride as reach. It makes sense that taller riders require more reach than shorter riders, but by increasing this measurement alone, the bike's overall balance is upset.

THE DETAILS

THE DETAILS

By tailoring the length of the rear centre to accommodate different rider heights, Gen 2 bikes provide a consistent and predictable riding experience all various frame sizes. Climbing performance is enhanced, as the weight distribution is carefully balanced for each rider's size, promoting better traction on steep climbs.

ADJUSTABLE
REAR CENTRE

ADJUSTABLE
REAR CENTRE

A flip-chip located at the rear axle allows chainstay length to be increased by 10mm, allowing riders to choose what works best for them.

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THE DETAILS

THE DETAILS

Gen 2 bikes offer riders an additional 10mm increase that can be adjusted via our simple-to-use flip-chip system.

This allows riders to adapt the balance of their bike based on riding style or terrain.

THE DETAILS

THE DETAILS

Our flip-chip requires no additional hardware to adjust from ‘standard’ to 'long' settings; thanks to a cleverly designed reversible brake calliper mount, you can quickly switch lengths and hit back-to-back runs to see which you prefer

EFFICIENT CLIMBING POSITION

EFFICIENT CLIMBING POSITION

A steeper seat tube angle puts you in a more centred position for climbing and makes it easier to shift you weight forward and backward as needed.

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THE DETAILS

THE DETAILS

Gen 2 bikes continue with our approach to seat tube angles that promote climbing efficiency. The Gen 2 sports an 80-degree effective (77-degree actual) seat tube angle, and the Gen 2 141 gets a 78.5-degree effective (76.5-degree actual) seat tube angle. Plus, the updated full insertion seat tube design gives you plenty of room to slam your dropper post completely for going big.

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ALP Suspension logo

- Size-specific chainstays.

- Adjustable rear centre.

- Flip-chip to enable MX (29"/27.5") configuration.

- Steep seat tube angle.

- Full insertion seat tube.

While both Gen 2 bikes share the same features and have a similar design, each bike features a frameset explicitly developed for its purpose. Using the tables below will allow you to discover the geometry differences between the Gen 2 141 and Gen 2 161.

Privateer Gen 2
Privateer Gen 2
Privateer Gen 2

FULL COMPLEMENT ENDURO MAX BEARINGS

FULL COMPLEMENT ENDURO MAX BEARINGS

Designed specifically for suspension pivots, these bearings have more load capacity than standard radial bearings and resist the high forces Gen 2 bikes were designed to withstand. High-quality seals and high-pressure grease keep these bearings protected from the elements and running smoother for longer.

KEYED REPLACEABLE ISCG TABS

KEYED REPLACEABLE ISCG TABS

Bash guards and chain guides can take a beating on the trail, so to avoid any unwanted damage occuring to your Gen 2 frame, we've built replaceable ISCG tabs with a keyed fitment, to prevent movement on the trail.

FORGED ONE PIECE ROCKER

FORGED ONE PIECE ROCKER

Our one piece rocker is forged for stiffness and strength and ensures the best alignment for extended bearing life and smooth suspension action.

CUSTOM MOULDED FRAME PROTECTION

CUSTOM MOULDED FRAME PROTECTION

A quiet bike is a happy bike. To keep your Gen 2 stealthy silent, we have developed custom moulded frame protection made of an ultra-soft material for better sounding dampening.

RIDEWRAP OPTION AVAILABLE

RIDEWRAP OPTION AVAILABLE

We've worked with RideWrap to offer perfectly tailored protection kits. Each kit is size-specific for the best coverage and maximum, long-lasting frame protection.

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- 42mm, full compliment, Enduro Max main bearings.

- Secondary seals on all bearings.

- Forged one-piece rocker.

- Easy access cable and hose routing.

- Single sided hardware.

- Extensive custom designed frame protection.

- Replaceable ISCG mounts.

- Room for a large bottle and tool on every size.

ADDITIONAL O- RINGS ON ALL PIVOT BOLTS

ADDITIONAL O-RINGS ON ALL PIVOT BOLTS

Bearing and pivot hardware features additional O-ring seals to prevent moisture and debris from entering your bearings, increasing bearing life and reducing service intervals.

SINGLE SIDED HARDWARE

SINGLE SIDED HARDWARE

Each pivot bolt has been engineered to only require a single tool to fasten it, meaning just a single multi-tool is required for a quick pre-race check.

EXTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

EXTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Easy access hose and cable routing make maintaining and servicing your bike nice and simple. Secure cable/hose clamps ensure there is no unwanted rattle on the trail.

THREADED BB

THREADED BB

Trouble-free threaded bottom brackets are easy to install and remove and tend to remain creak-free for longer.

LARGE BOTTLE

LARGE BOTTLE

All sizes of Gen 2 Privateer frames have plenty of room to accomodate a large water bottle in the front triangle without any clearance issues.

TOOL MOUNT

TOOL MOUNT

Not everyone likes riding with a pack, so Gen 2 frames feature a specific tool mount under the top tube, offering secure mounting options for a tube, pump or other tools.

BURGTEC PEDALS

BURGTEC PEDALS

Add a pair of Burgtec pedals to your order and make some huge savings.

Bearing and pivot hardware features additional O-ring seals to prevent moisture and debris from entering your bearings, increasing bearing life and reducing service intervals.

Bearing in image shown for scale purpose only. Production Gen 2 bikes feature Enduro Max full complement bearings

Gen 2 Privateer bikes feature full complement 42mm Enduro Max main bearings. Full complement bearings increase the number of balls by utilising space usually taken by ball retainers. Increasing the number of balls allows for more load capacity than standard bearings and resists the high forces Gen 2 bikes were designed to withstand. High-quality seals and high-pressure grease keep them protected from the elements and run smoother for longer.

The main bearings on Gen 2 frames measure 42mm, this is 31% larger than Gen 1. To give you an idea of their size here's our full complement Enduro Max bearing next to a 50p piece.

Bearing in image shown for scale purposes only. Production Gen 2 bikes feature Enduro Max full complement bearings.

Gen 2 Privateer bikes feature full complement 42mm Enduro Max bearings. Full complement bearings increase the number of balls by utilising space usually taken by ball retainers. Increasing the number of balls allows for more load capacity than standard bearings and resists the high forces Gen 2 bikes were designed to withstand. High-quality seals and high-pressure grease keep them protected from the elements and run smoother for longer.

Now it's time to choose your Privateer. Are you looking for an all-rounder? Are you an enduro podium contender?

GEN 2 141 HIGHLIGHTS

Use: All Mountain
Travel: 141mm
Fork: 150mm
Wheelsize: 29" or Mullet
Colour: Shadow
Availability: Frame/Bikes

The Privateer 141 is our well-rounded, all-mountain and trail bike. Designed to be agile and offer pure riding fun. Capable of hanging with big travel bikes and attacking enduro tracks while remaining lively on your home trails. If you split your time between all day sessions and local enduro races, the Privateer 141 offers the best of both worlds.

GEN 2 161 HIGHLIGHTS

Use: Enduro
Travel: 161mm
Fork: 170mm
Wheelsize: 29" or Mullet
Colour: EverGreen
Availability: Frame/Bikes

The Gen 2 Privateer 161 follows in the footsteps of the original, built to be ripped and raced out of the box and provide seasons of trouble-free hammering. The Gen 2 161 boasts our new A.L.P Suspension platform, offering 161mm of travel, with the option to over stroke the frame to 174mm.