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Privateer E161

Introducing the Privateer E161 E-MTB - an amplified addition to Privateer's ready-to-rally bike lineup. Inspired by conversations with our sponsored riders and designed as a training tool.

The E161 replicates the capabilities of the award-winning Privateer 161 while offering the advantage of quick ascents, enabling riders to maximise their training potential and tackle formidable E-MTB enduro races and the unique challenges they present.

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The Privateer E161 E-MTB has been built to serve as the ultimate training tool for EDR (Enduro World Cup) riders. At Privateer, we recognised the need for riders to spend more time on their bikes, mainly focusing on increasing the time spent descending.

The E161 was specifically designed to address this demand, allowing riders to maximise their time on the trail, between races when they might be tired or during the winter months when the days are shorter. They can train consistently day after day with assistance from the integrated Shimano EP801 motor system and 630Wh Shimano battery.

Fergus climbing a trail on the E161
Fergus getting airborne on the E161

Sorted Suspension

We've taken great care in developing the suspension kinematics of the Privateer E161 to ensure familiar handling and to get the most out of the added motor assistance. We've made changes to the kinematics to improve the small bump sensitivity, ensuring that the bike is responsive to even the smallest irregularities on the trail and providing a smooth and comfortable ride. Additionally, we have increased the progression of the suspension, which helps resist bottom-outs and offers a more responsive feel, compensating for the increased weight of the motor and battery.

Rock dropping

Anti-rise has been increased, enhancing stability during braking and effectively managing load transfer resulting in improved control and confidence when tackling challenging descents. We also opted for lower antisquat (~110% at sag) to counteract pedal bobbing, benefiting from the increased power of the E-bike and maintaining excellent traction during climbs while under power.

 

Finely tuned anti-squat values provide consistent pedaling support and traction across the entire gear range. The Privateer E161 delivers a predictable and balanced ride, with a suspension platform designed to amplify the advantages of the Shimano EP8 assistance while maintaining control, stability, and grip in varying trail conditions.

Anti-Rise

Anti-Squat

High Leverage

Geometry

Working with our sponsored riders, our engineers worked hard to bring the same level of confidence and responsiveness we all know and love from the 161 over to the Privateer E161. For the E161, we've slackened the seat angle to 78.7 degrees to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP801 really comes into its own while retaining a 64-degree head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip.


The Privateer E161's forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4. This increase in chainstay length is proportional to the increase in reach and grows as we size up. By keeping the front centre to the rear centre weight bias ratio as close as possible, we can ensure that each size of Privateer E161 shares the same agile handling and confidence-inspiring stability so all sizes of riders can enjoy a high-performance riding experience.

Shimano EP801

The Shimano EP801 motor system provides 85Nm of torque and can be fine-tuned to meet the rider's needs through the companion application. The compact size of the EP801 allowed our team to retain the handling characteristics of the Privateer 161 while adding uphill assistance for self-shuttle service. 3 modes; Eco, Trail and Boost, are easily selectable through the on-bar control, and a 4th 'Walk' mode gives you a helping hand if you ever find yourself in a hike-a-bike situation. Powering the motor is an integrated Shimano 630wh battery, providing plenty of juice for training or thrashing.

One-Piece Rocker

The Privateer E161 uses a forged one-piece rocker to ensure strength, reliability and accurate bearing alignment. We choose to forge our rocker as it provides the grain structure of the alloy to remain intact, thus increasing the overall strength. One-piece construction also eliminates the need for welding and heat treating, which improves bearing alignment, promoting long life and ease of maintenance.

Clean Cable Routing

All Privateer bikes are designed to ensure ease of service and minimise faff. On our non-assisted bike, we always route cables and hoses externally for ease of access. With the Privateer E161, we're able to move the cables internally while retaining ease of serviceability through the large alloy battery cover.

All cables are fastened securely in the frame to prevent unwanted rub or rattle. The convenience of external routing with the clean lines of external routing.

Anodised Bashguard

We've equipped the Privateer E161 with a specially designed bashguard to ensure that riders can fully enjoy their ride without worrying about damaging the Shimano EP801 motor system. Riding to the limits inevitably means accidents can happen. A flicked rock or an imperfect landing can easily wreak ruin a ride, but with our custom 4mm hard-anodized bash guard, you can ride with confidence, knowing that your bike won't suffer when you push the limits.

Alloy Not Plastic

Just as we don't want to spend unnecessary time maintaining our bikes, we also don't want our bikes to break. By projecting key components and using alloy rather than plastic, we're confident that riders can really rally their E161 and not worry about the odd rock strike or impact. Rather than using plastic, we used durable alloy for both the bash guard that protects the Shimano EP801 motor and for the cover that shields the 630Wh Shimano battery in the downtube.

Frame

6061 T6, with integrated motor shell, internal battery housing, anodised motor bash guard.

Fork

Fox 38 Performance Elite E-Bike+, 29”, 170mm travel, Grip 2, HSC, LSC. 15 x 110 QR axle

Motor

Shimano EP801, 85NM

Battery

Shimano BT-EN806 630Wh

Display

Shimano SC-EM800

Shock

Fox Float X2, Performance Elite, 205x65TR, CX004, ECR012, Rezi BX001, LSR, HSR, LSC, HSC, 2 Position Pedal Platform

Headset

FSA ZS44/ZS56 sealed cartridge bearings

Handlebar

Custom Privateer 35mm diameter, 30mm rise, 800mm wide

Stem

6061 alloy 40mm, 35mm diameter, black

Grips

Propalm 130mm lock on grip

Saddle

DK cromo rail

Seatpost

OneUp 1.6mm P1 = 150mm, P2-P4 = 180mm

Brakes

Hayes Dominion A4 4 piston brake

Rotors

203mm front and rear

Shifters

Shimano 12 speed

Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX, 12 Speed

Cassette

Shimano SLX 12 Speed 10-51T

Chain

Shmano M6100 12 speed

Crankset

Shimano FC-EM600, 165mm

Wheels

HUNT E All-Mountain 29" front, 27.5" rear

Front Tyre

Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5", MaxxGrip, 3CG/TR/DH

Rear Tyre

Maxxis Minion DHRII 27.5"x 2.4", Maxx Grip; 3CG/TR/DH

Fox Logo
Hayes Brakes Logo

Boasting all the same bells, whistles and adjustments as the top-of-the-range Fox Factory suspension, the Performance level Fox Float X2 rear shock and Fox 38 on the Privateer E161 offers the same flagship performance while reducing the build costs meaning we can make sure the rest of the spec is up to the job at hand. Up front, the Fox 38's Grip 2 damper provides 170mm of supple and controlled travel, while the Float X2 keeps gives 160mm of plush travel and keeps your rear end tracking no matter what you throw the E161 into.

The perfectly named Hayes Dominion A4 offers outstanding reliability and impressive performance, with a light action feel and incredible adjustability. We've been offering the powerful 4-piston Dominion on our bikes for a while now, and they have become a firm favourite of ours for their excellent modulation, comfortable lever, and dialed reach adjustment. To make the most of the power on offer, we've fitted the E161 with 203mm front and rear rotors, ensuring consistent, powerful braking with zero fade, even on the longest Alpine descents.

Maxxis Logo
HUNT Bike Wheels Logo

Maxxis Assegai / DHRII tyres - The Privateer E161 is for riding hard, all the time, non-stop, and we've only fitted parts that we would be happy riding on ourselves, and this couldn't be any more evident than with our tyre choice. The purposeful Maxxis Assegai and DHRII combo offer all-around great performance across a multitude of terrain types and conditions, but more importantly, we've gone for MaxxGrip, 3CG/TR/DH variants limiting the chance of pinch flats when charging hard and ensuring your ride won't be dispersed with puncture breaks.

HUNT E_All Mountain, 29” front, 27.5” rear - The HUNT E_All Mountain is an E-MTB-specific alloy wheelset designed to handle the additional torque, and extra laps the Privateer E161 is capable of offering. Featuring an internally reinforced alloy rim, upgraded PhaseEngage 6x1 pawl freehub and hand-built with durable brass nipples and high-quality Pillar PSR 2018 spokes, the E_All Mountain is the perfect wheelset for a hard-charging enduro E-MTB.

Privateer E161 Geo chart
privateer E161 geo chart
privateer E161 sizing chart

Wheel Size

29" Front/27.5" Rear

Max Tyre Size

Front 29" x 2.6", Rear 27.5" x 2.5"

Rear Rotor Mount

Post Mount 180mm

Seatpost Diameter

31.6mm

Seat Clamp Diameter

34.9mm (35mm)

 

Max Post Insertion

P1 = 230mm
P2 = 265mm
P3- 280mm
P4 = 300mm

Headset

ZS44/56

Bearings

4 x 6900-2RS, 4 x 6800-2RS & 5 x 6002-2RS

Shock Dimensions

205 x 65mm Trunnion

Shock Tune

CX004, ER012, Reiz BX001

Lower Shock Hardware

8x30mm

Max Fork Travel

170mm

Max Chain Ring Size

38T

Rear Hub Spacing

Boost 148mm

Rear Axle Size

178mm x M12*P1.5. Thread length 12.5mm

Motor

Shimano EP801

Battery

Shimano BTE8036, 630Wh

Approx Weight

25.5kg

 

 

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

Charger

EC-8004 4A Fast charger, UK 3 pin plug

Shimano EP801 User Manual

Comes with charger model EC-E8004-6 with UK compatible plug. If a plug adaptor is required in your country, please make sure you use something rated for 1.2kW or above.

Can I remove the battery?
Yes, to remove the battery use a 4mm allen key and turn the locking mechanism a 1/4 turn which will release it.

Do I have to remove the battery to charge it?
No, you can charge the battery in the bike.

How do I use walk mode?
To use walk mode, press down on the mode controller until you see that the assist is turned off. Then press down and hold for Walk mode to activate.

What modes are there?

The Privateer E161 uses the latest Shimano EP801 drive-unit featuring 3 assist modes plus a handy 'Walk' mode. 'Eco' mode offers the lowest level of assistance and will provide you with the most range. 'Trail' mode is a mid-level power and torque mode, while 'Boost' provides maximum acceleration and torque. All modes are also customisable from within the Shimano E-Tube application.

Can I run a 29” rear wheel?
No, the Privateer E161 is designed as a mullet and requires a 27.5in wheel to ensure correct handling and performance.

Will it fit a water bottle?
Yes, approve 500ml bottle on all sizes.

Is the E161 coil compatible?
The 161 could work with a coil, but we have worked closely with Fox on the X2 shock and believe it offers the best performance for this bike.

Can I change the chainring size?

You must not change the chainring size of the E161, doing so could lead to damage and will void warranty.

 

The Purpose

The Privateer E161 E-MTB has been built to serve as the ultimate training tool for EDR (Enduro World Cup) riders. At Privateer, we recognised the need for riders to spend more time on their bikes, mainly focusing on increasing the time spent descending.

The E161 was specifically designed to address this demand, allowing riders to maximise their time on the trail even between races when they might be tired or during the winter months when the days are shorter, allowing them to train consistently day after day with assistance from the integrated Shimano EP801 motor system and 630Wh Shimano battery.

Fergus climbing a trail on the E161 mountain bike

Sorted Supension

We've taken great care in developing the suspension kinematics of the Privateer E161 to ensure familiar handling and to get the most out of the added motor assistance. We've made changes to the kinematics to improve the small bump sensitivity, ensuring that the bike is responsive to even the smallest irregularities on the trail and providing a smooth and comfortable ride. Additionally, we have increased the progression of the suspension, which helps resist bottom-outs and offers a more responsive feel, compensating for the increased weight of the motor and battery.

Fergus getting air on the E161

Anti-rise has been increased, enhancing stability during braking and effectively managing load transfer resulting in improved control and confidence when tackling challenging descents. We also opted for lower antisquat (~110% at sag) to counteract pedal bobbing, benefiting from the increased power of the E-bike and maintaining excellent traction during climbs while under power.

Finely tuned anti-squat values provide consistent pedaling support and traction across the entire gear range. The Privateer E161 delivers a predictable and balanced ride, with a suspension platform designed to amplify the advantages of the Shimano EP801 assistance while maintaining control, stability, and grip in varying trail conditions.

Anti-Rise

Anti-Rise Graph

Anti-Squat

Anti-Squat Graph

Leverage Ratio

Leverage Ratio Graph

Key Features

Geometry

Working with our sponsored riders, our engineers worked hard to bring the same level of confidence and responsiveness we all know and love from the 161 over to the Privateer E161. For the E161, we've slackened the seat angle to 78.7 degrees to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP801 really comes into its own while retaining a 64-degree head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip.


The Privateer E161's forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4. This increase in chainstay length is proportional to the increase in reach and grows as we size up. By keeping the front centre to the rear centre weight bias ratio as close as possible, we can ensure that each size of Privateer E161 shares the same agile handling and confidence-inspiring stability so all sizes of riders can enjoy a high-performance riding experience.

Shimano EP801

Geometry

Working with our sponsored riders, our engineers worked hard to bring the same level of confidence and responsiveness we all know and love from the 161 over to the Privateer E161. For the E161, we've slackened the seat angle to 78.7 degrees to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP8 really comes into its own while retaining a 64-degree head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip.

The Privateer E161's forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4. This increase in chainstay length is proportional to the increase in reach and grows as we size up. By keeping the front centre to the rear centre weight bias ratio as close as possible, we can ensure that each size of Privateer E161 shares the same agile handling and confidence-inspiring stability so all sizes of riders can enjoy a high-performance riding experience.


Shimano EP801

Geometry

Privateer E161 seat stay in raw

Working with our sponsored riders, our engineers worked hard to bring the same level of confidence and responsiveness we all know and love from the 161 over to the Privateer E161. For the E161, we've slackened the seat angle to 78.7 degrees to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP8 really comes into its own while retaining a 64-degree head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip.


The Privateer E161's forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4. This increase in chainstay length is proportional to the increase in reach and grows as we size up. By keeping the front centre to the rear centre weight bias ratio as close as possible, we can ensure that each size of Privateer E161 shares the same agile handling and confidence-inspiring stability so all sizes of riders can enjoy a high-performance riding experience.


Shimano EP801

Shimano EP801

The Shimano EP801 motor system provides 85Nm of torque and can be fine-tuned to meet the rider's needs through the companion application. The compact size of the EP801 allowed our team to retain the handling characteristics of the Privateer 161 while adding uphill assistance for self-shuttle service. 3 modes; Eco, Trail and Boost, are easily selectable through the on-bar control, and a 4th 'Walk' mode gives you a helping hand if you ever find yourself in a hike-a-bike situation. Powering the motor is an integrated Shimano 630wh battery, providing plenty of juice for training or thrashing.


Shimano EP801

Geometry

Privateer E161 seat stay in raw

Working with our sponsored riders, our engineers worked hard to bring the same level of confidence and responsiveness we all know and love from the 161 over to the Privateer E161. For the E161, we've slackened the seat angle to 78.7 degrees to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP8 really comes into its own while retaining a 64-degree head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip.


The Privateer E161's forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4. This increase in chainstay length is proportional to the increase in reach and grows as we size up. By keeping the front centre to the rear centre weight bias ratio as close as possible, we can ensure that each size of Privateer E161 shares the same agile handling and confidence-inspiring stability so all sizes of riders can enjoy a high-performance riding experience.


Shimano EP801

One-Piece Rocker

The Privateer E161 uses a forged one-piece rocker to ensure strength, reliability and accurate bearing alignment. We choose to forge our rocker as it provides the grain structure of the alloy to remain intact, thus increasing the overall strength. One-piece construction also eliminates the need for welding and heat treating, which improves bearing alignment, promoting long life and ease of maintenance.


Shimano EP801

Geometry

Privateer E161 seat stay in raw

Working with our sponsored riders, our engineers worked hard to bring the same level of confidence and responsiveness we all know and love from the 161 over to the Privateer E161. For the E161, we've slackened the seat angle to 78.7 degrees to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP8 really comes into its own while retaining a 64-degree head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip.


The Privateer E161's forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4. This increase in chainstay length is proportional to the increase in reach and grows as we size up. By keeping the front centre to the rear centre weight bias ratio as close as possible, we can ensure that each size of Privateer E161 shares the same agile handling and confidence-inspiring stability so all sizes of riders can enjoy a high-performance riding experience.


Shimano EP801

Clean Cable Routing

All Privateer bikes are designed to ensure ease of service and minimise faff. On our non-assisted bike, we always route cables and hoses externally for ease of access. With the Privateer E161, we're able to move the cables internally while retaining ease of serviceability through the large alloy battery cover.

All cables are fastened securely in the frame to prevent unwanted rub or rattle. The convenience of external routing with the clean lines of external routing.


Shimano EP801

Geometry

Privateer E161 seat stay in raw

Working with our sponsored riders, our engineers worked hard to bring the same level of confidence and responsiveness we all know and love from the 161 over to the Privateer E161. For the E161, we've slackened the seat angle to 78.7 degrees to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP8 really comes into its own while retaining a 64-degree head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip.


The Privateer E161's forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4. This increase in chainstay length is proportional to the increase in reach and grows as we size up. By keeping the front centre to the rear centre weight bias ratio as close as possible, we can ensure that each size of Privateer E161 shares the same agile handling and confidence-inspiring stability so all sizes of riders can enjoy a high-performance riding experience.


Shimano EP801

Anodised Bashguard

We've equipped the Privateer E161 with a specially designed bashguard to ensure that riders can fully enjoy their ride without worrying about damaging the Shimano EP801 motor system. Riding to the limits inevitably means accidents can happen. A flicked rock or an imperfect landing can easily wreak ruin a ride, but with our custom 4mm hard-anodized bash guard, you can ride with confidence, knowing that your bike won't suffer when you push the limits.


Shimano EP801

Geometry

Privateer E161 seat stay in raw

Working with our sponsored riders, our engineers worked hard to bring the same level of confidence and responsiveness we all know and love from the 161 over to the Privateer E161. For the E161, we've slackened the seat angle to 78.7 degrees to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP8 really comes into its own while retaining a 64-degree head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip.


The Privateer E161's forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4. This increase in chainstay length is proportional to the increase in reach and grows as we size up. By keeping the front centre to the rear centre weight bias ratio as close as possible, we can ensure that each size of Privateer E161 shares the same agile handling and confidence-inspiring stability so all sizes of riders can enjoy a high-performance riding experience.


Shimano EP801

Alloy Not Plastic

Just as we don't want to spend unnecessary time maintaining our bikes, we also don't want our bikes to break. By protecting key components and using alloy rather than plastic, we're confident that riders can really rally their E161 and not worry about the odd rock strike or impact. Rather than using plastic, we used durable alloy for both the bash guard that protects the Shimano EP801 motor and for the cover that shields the Shimano 630Wh battery in the downtube.


Shimano EP801

Shimano EP8 motor battery

The Shimano EP801 motor system provides 85Nm of torque and can be fine-tuned to meet the rider's needs through the companion application. The compact size of the EP801 allowed our team to retain the handling characteristics of the Privateer 161 while adding uphill assistance for self-shuttle service. 3 modes; Eco, Trail and Boost, are easily selectable through the on-bar control, and a 4th 'Walk' mode gives you a helping hand if you ever find yourself in a hike-a-bike situation. Powering the motor is an integrated 630wh Shimano battery, providing plenty of juice for training or thrashing.

One-Piece Rocker

The Privateer E161 uses a forged one-piece rocker to ensure strength, reliability and accurate bearing alignment. We choose to forge our rocker as it provides the grain structure of the alloy to remain intact, thus increasing the overall strength. One-piece construction also eliminates the need for welding and heat treating, which improves bearing alignment, promoting long life and ease of maintenance.

Clean Cable Routing

All Privateer bikes are designed to ensure ease of service and minimise faff. On our non-assisted bike, we always route cables and hoses externally for ease of access. With the Privateer E161, we're able to move the cables internally while retaining ease of serviceability through the large alloy battery cover.

All cables are fastened securely in the frame to prevent unwanted rub or rattle. The convenience of external routing with the clean lines of external routing.

Anodised Bashguard

We've equipped the Privateer E161 with a specially designed bashguard to ensure that riders can fully enjoy their ride without worrying about damaging the Shimano EP801 motor system. Riding to the limits inevitably means accidents can happen. A flicked rock or an imperfect landing can easily ruin a ride, but with our custom 4mm hard-anodized bash guard, you can ride with confidence, knowing that your bike won't suffer when you push the limits.

Alloy Not Plastic

Just as we don't want to spend unnecessary time maintaining our bikes, we also don't want our bikes to break. By protecting key components and using alloy rather than plastic, we're confident that riders can really rally their E161 and not worry about the odd rock strike or impact. Rather than using plastic, we used durable alloy for both the bash guard that protects the Shimano EP8 motor and for the cover that shields the Shimano 630Wh battery in the downtube.

Build Specs

Frame

6061 T6, with integrated motor shell, internal battery housing, anodised motor bash guard.

Fork

Fox 38 Performance Elite E-Bike+, 29”, 170mm travel, Grip 2, HSC, LSC. 15 x 110 QR axle

Motor

Shimano EP01, 85NM

 

Battery

Shimano BT-EN806, 630Wh

 

Display

Shimano SC-EM800

Shock

Fox Float X2, Performance Elite, 205x65TR, CX004, ECR012, Rezi BX001, LSR, HSR, LSC, HSC, 2 Position Pedal Platform

 

Headset

FSA ZS44/ZS56 sealed cartidge bearings

 

Handlebar

Custom Privateer 35mm diameter, 30mm rise, 800mm wide

 

Stem

6061 alloy 40mm, 35mm diameter, black

 

Grips

Propalm 130mm lock on grip

 

Saddle

DK Cromo Rail

Seatpost

OneUp 1.6mm P1 = 150mm, P2-P4 = 180mm

Brakes

Hayes Dominion A4 4 piston brake

Rotors

203mm front and rear

 

Shifters

Shimano 12 Speed
 

Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX, 12 Speed

 

Cassette

Shimano SLX, 12 Speed 10-51 T

 

Chain

Shimano M6100 12 Speed

 

Crankset

Shimano FC-EM600, 165mm

 

Wheels

HUNT E All-Mountain 29" front, 27.5" rear

 

Front Tyre

Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5", MaxxGrip, 3CG/TR/DH

 

Rear Tyre

Maxxis Minion DHRII 27.5"x 2.4", Maxx Grip; 3CG/TR/DH

 

Build Rationale

Fox Logo

Boasting all the same bells, whistles and adjustments as the top-of-the-range Fox Factory suspension, the Performance level Fox Float X2 rear shock and Fox 38 on the Privateer E161 offers the same flagship performance while reducing the build costs meaning we can make sure the rest of the spec is up to the job at hand. Up front, the Fox 38's Grip 2 damper provides 170mm of supple and controlled travel, while the Float X2 keeps gives 160mm of plush travel and keeps your rear end tracking no matter what you throw the E161 into.

Fox Logo

Boasting all the same bells, whistles and adjustments as the top-of-the-range Fox Factory suspension, the Performance level Fox Float X2 rear shock and Fox 38 on the Privateer E161 offers the same flagship performance while reducing the build costs meaning we can make sure the rest of the spec is up to the job at hand. Up front, the Fox 38's Grip 2 damper provides 170mm of supple and controlled travel, while the Float X2 keeps gives 160mm of plush travel and keeps your rear end tracking no matter what you throw the E161 into.


Hayes Logo

The perfectly named Hayes Dominion A4 offers outstanding reliability and impressive performance, with a light action feel and incredible adjustability. We've been offering the powerful 4-piston Dominion on our bikes for a while now, and they have become a firm favourite of ours for their excellent modulation, comfortable lever, and dialed reach adjustment. To make the most of the power on offer, we've fitted the E161 with 203mm front and rear rotors, ensuring consistent, powerful braking with zero fade, even on the longest Alpine descents.


Hayes Logo

The perfectly named Hayes Dominion A4 offers outstanding reliability and impressive performance, with a light action feel and incredible adjustability. We've been offering the powerful 4-piston Dominion on our bikes for a while now, and they have become a firm favourite of ours for their excellent modulation, comfortable lever, and dialed reach adjustment. To make the most of the power on offer, we've fitted the E161 with 203mm front and rear rotors, ensuring consistent, powerful braking with zero fade, even on the longest Alpine descents.

Maxxis Logo

Maxxis Assegai / DHRII tyres - The Privateer E161 is for riding hard, all the time, non-stop, and we've only fitted parts that we would be happy riding on ourselves, and this couldn't be any more evident than with our tyre choice. The purposeful Maxxis Assegai and DHRII combo offer all-around great performance across a multitude of terrain types and conditions, but more importantly, we've gone for MaxxGrip, 3CG/TR/DH variants limiting the chance of pinch flats when charging hard and ensuring your ride won't be dispersed with puncture breaks.


Maxxis Logo

Maxxis Assegai / DHRII tyres - The Privateer E161 is for riding hard, all the time, non-stop, and we've only fitted parts that we would be happy riding on ourselves, and this couldn't be any more evident than with our tyre choice. The purposeful Maxxis Assegai and DHRII combo offer all-around great performance across a multitude of terrain types and conditions, but more importantly, we've gone for MaxxGrip, 3CG/TR/DH variants limiting the chance of pinch flats when charging hard and ensuring your ride won't be dispersed with puncture breaks.

HUNT Logo

HUNT E_All Mountain, 29” front, 27.5” rear - The HUNT E_All Mountain is an E-MTB-specific alloy wheelset designed to handle the additional torque, and extra laps the Privateer E161 is capable of offering. Featuring an internally reinforced alloy rim, upgraded PhaseEngage 6x1 pawl freehub and hand-built with durable brass nipples and high-quality Pillar PSR 2018 spokes, the E_All Mountain is the perfect wheelset for a hard-charging enduro E-MTB.


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HUNT E_All Mountain, 29” front, 27.5” rear - The HUNT E_All Mountain is an E-MTB-specific alloy wheelset designed to handle the additional torque, and extra laps the Privateer E161 is capable of offering. Featuring an internally reinforced alloy rim, upgraded PhaseEngage 6x1 pawl freehub and hand-built with durable brass nipples and high-quality Pillar PSR 2018 spokes, the E_All Mountain is the perfect wheelset for a hard-charging enduro E-MTB.

Geometry/Sizing

Privateer 161 chart
Privateer E161 sizing chart
Privateer Geor Chart

Payment Options

Ways to Buy

We are pleased to offer several ways to purchase your new bike. Choose between full payment, deposit only, finance or cyclescheme. Which ever suits you best.

Finance With Klarna

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Cyclescheme

Save between 26% and 40% when you buy your Privateer bike through your employer's Cyclescheme.co.uk programme.

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Deposit Option - Fully Refundable

If the bike is available to pre-order, we offer you the option to put down a small fully refundable deposit, which secures you the bike for the date that is shown.

If you choose to put down a deposit, we will contact you a few days before the bike arrives, so you can pay the remaining amount and get your new bike in time.


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Limited Stock

If products are showing LIMITED STOCK, we have small numbers for immediate dispatch from our UK warehouse. Please allow for 3-4 working days in order for us to fully prepare your bike for it's new adventure.

Pre-Order

If the bike you would like is currently unavailable, you are able to pre-order for delivery at the advertised date.

Specs & FAQs

Wheel Size

29" Front/27.5" Rear

Max Tyre Size

Front 29" x 2.6, Rear 27.5"x2.5"

 

Rear Rotor Mount

Post Mount 180mm

 

Seatpost Diameter

31.6mm

 

Seat Clamp Diameter

34.9mm (35mm)

 

Max Seatpost Insertion

P1 = 230mm
P2 = 265mm
P3- 280mm
P4 = 300mm

 

Headset

ZS44/56

 

Bearings

4 x 6900-2RS, 4 x 6800-2RS & 5 x 6-2RS

 

Shock Dimensions

205 x 65mm Trunnion

 

Shock Tune

CX0, ER012, Rezi BX001

 

Lower Shock Hardware

8x30mm

 

Max Fork Travel

170mm

 

Max Chainring size

38T

Rear Hub Spacing

148mm

Rear Axle Size

178mm x M12*P1.5. Thread Length 12.5mm

 

Approx Weight

25.5kg

 

Motor

Shimano EP081

 

Battery

Shimano BTE8036, 630Wh

 

Charger

EC-8004 4A Fast Charger, UK 3 pin plug

 

Shimano EP801 User Manual


FAQ's

Comes with charger model EC-E8004-6 with UK compatible plug. If a plug adaptor is required in your country, please make sure you use something rated for 1.2kW or above.

Can I remove the battery?
Yes, to remove the battery use a 4mm allen key and turn the locking mechanism a 1/4 turn which will release it.

Do I have to remove the battery to charge it?
No, you can charge the battery in the bike.

How do I use walk mode?
To use walk mode, press down on the mode controller until you see that the assist is turned off. Then press down and hold for Walk mode to activate.

What modes are there?

The Privateer E161 uses the latest Shimano EP801 drive-unit featuring 3 assist modes plus a handy 'Walk' mode. 'Eco' mode offers the lowest level of assistance and will provide you with the most range. 'Trail' mode is a mid-level power and torque mode, while 'Boost' provides maximum acceleration and torque. All modes are also customisable from within the Shimano E-Tube application.

Can I run a 29” rear wheel?
No, the Privateer E161 is designed as a mullet and requires a 27.5in wheel to ensure correct handling and performance.

 

Will it fit a water bottle?
Yes, approx 500ml bottle on all sizes.

 

Is the E161 coil compatible?
The E161 could work with a coil, but we have worked closely with Fox on the X2 shock and believe it offers the best performance for this bike.

 

Can I change the chainring size?

You must not change the chainring size of the E161, doing so could lead to damage and will void warranty.