Privateer Bikes Pro Bike Build With Hunt Wheels

Privateer Bikes Pro Bike Build With Hunt Wheels

By Hunt Wheels

The team at Privateer kindly offered to get my bike ready for this year’s race season. However, given the current climate, I’ve had to ‘make do’ with local Welsh trails.

With support from all my sponsors, including Shimano, Hunt Bike wheels, J-tech, Mudhugger, Pro Components, and Kenda tires it made for an awesome build.

 We at Privateer had the pleasure of getting Matt’s Race bike ready for this year’s race season. Sadly it has not had a chance to be used in anger yet. With support from other companies including Shimano, Hunt Bike wheels, J-tech, Mudhugger, Pro Components, and Kenda tires it made for a truly awesome build. Here is a list of the specs below; 

Privateer 161-Size P3
Öhlins rxf 36 coil fork- 170MM
Öhlins TTX22M Shock- 457 lb Spring
Hunt ALL Mountain Carbon Wheelset
Shimano XTR M9100 Groupset
XTR Brakes 180mm Rotors
PRO THARSIS 3FIVE ALLOY RISER HandleBar
PRO THARSIS 3FIVE CNC STEM
PRO KORYAK DROPPER POST 170
PRO THARSIS 9.8 SADDLE
Kenda HellCat Tyres
Mudhugger Shorty X
DMR DeathGrips

Details

Model Privateer 161
Frame Size P3
Wheel Size 29″
Suspension Öhlins
Drivetrain & Brakes Shimano XTR
Wheels HUNT All-Mountain Carbon
Tyres Kenda Hellkat Pro
Guard Mudhugger Shorty

   

                 

 

Full XTR groupset 10-51 cassette with 32T chainring, With 26-28PSI in the rear tire and no tire inserts to be found front or rear. Pedal tension set up in a pretty neutral position of 6 clicks from max.

Front tire pressures vary from 24-26PSI on his Kenda Hellkat and a Mudhugger Shorty X to keep the mud off the money maker.

Suspension

Fork Öhlins RXF36 M2 Coil. 600lb Spring
Rebound 8 Clicks
LSC 6 Clicks
HSC 2 ClicksShock Öhlins. 457 lb spring
Rebound 3 Clicks
LSC 5 Clicks
HSC 2 1 Click

180 mm rotors front and rear. Brake levers at 30 degrees from level and a lever reach around 42 mm from the bar.

Bar width with grips sits at 810 mm. A 180mm dropper with a Pro DH saddle to keep things out of the way when things get steep.

“Since the start of lockdown I’ve been riding the 161 and can honestly say it’s been a highlight of many a day.

Its steep seat angle makes tackling the climbs so much faster and it smashes the gnarliest descents. The 161 does it all and I’m really looking forward to taking it further afield and finding it’s boundaries if it has any!”

 

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