Shuttle up, trip down, repeat: Privateer’s E161 eMTB is constructed for toughness

Designed for E-enduro and to maximise coaching, the Privateer E161 relies on the enduro-ready Privateer 161 with added Shimano EP801 motor.

With its Shimano EP801 motor, 630Wh battery, alloy body and aluminium bashguard, Privateer’s new E161 electrical mountain bike is designed to outlive powerful dealing with.

Whereas it’s undoubtedly appropriate for basic e-bike using and e-enduro, it was particularly designed as a coaching device for riders racing the Enduro World Cup. It’s highly effective, strong and excellent for getting as many monitor laps in as attainable.

Have to know:

  • Based mostly round Privateer 161 enduro bike
  • Shimano EP801 motor
  • Blended wheel
  • 170mm entrance journey, 161mm rear journey

Fergus Ryan riding the new Privateer E161 electric mountain bike

The body is constructed from aluminium, with geometry based mostly on the Privateer 161 enduro mountain bike although with some geometry tweeks to take note of the influence the additional weight of the motor and battery has on the entire system. This features a slackened seat angle to 78.7 levels, which locations rider weight over the again wheel for elevated traction throughout seated climbs, plus 64 diploma head angle.

Alloy downtube protector on the Privateer E161 Electric mountain bike

Dimension-specific chainstays are designed to offer a uniform trip really feel it doesn’t matter what body measurement the rider opts for. A strong 4mm anodised aluminium bashguard helps defend the body, battery and motor from onerous hits, and the bike additionally options chainstay and seat-stay safety to remove chain slap harm and noise.

Suspension design

The E161 has been designed to trip just like the 161 although after all with added battery energy, so suspension kinematics have been tweaked to take this under consideration. The considerably larger weight coupled with extra energy transferring by means of the system means modifications wanted to be made to offer it an identical really feel.

Shock detail on the Privateer E161 Electric mountain bike

This contains rising suspension development to account for that motor and battery weight, so suspension doesn’t backside out. Enhanced small bump sensitivity offers that energetic really feel, whereas elevated anti-rise has been elevated to make sure good stability when braking, elevated management and extra confidence on descents.

Anti-squat is lowered, sitting at round 110% at sag, to counteract the pedal bob that would happen on account of the extra energy from the Shimano EP801 motor, and thereby rising traction when climbing.

Front fork and brake on the Privateer E161 Electric mountain bike

A one-piece aluminium CNC’d rocker hyperlink retains excessive power to weight because of the manufacturing course of, and has three bearings; two on the drive facet, one on the non-drive facet, with outsized dual-sealed bearings.

And at last cables are routed internally, and secured to scale back rubbing or rattling.

Powered by Shimano

The E161 is powered by the brand new Shimano EP801 motor which provides 85nm of energy and 4 modes; eco, path, enhance and stroll. The motor efficiency and settings will be fine-tuned utilizing the Shimano E-Tube App.

Shimano EP901 motor on the Privateer E161 Electric mountain bike

A 630Wh battery sits securely within the downtube, will be eliminated for charging or charged in-situ, and is launched utilizing an allen key somewhat than lockable key or bost system.

Fergus Ryan riding the new Privateer E161 electric mountain bike

Spec, value and availability

The brand new Privateer E161 shall be out there to pre-order straight from Privateer from the thirtieth June 2023 and can retail for £5999 GBP or €7499 Euros.

  • Body: 6061 T6 aluminium, with built-in motor shell, inside battery
  • housing, and anodised motor bash guard.
  • Fork: Fox 38 Efficiency Elite E-Bike+, 29”, 170mm journey, Grip 2
  • Shock: Fox Float X2 Efficiency, EVOL, LSR, LSC, 2 place lever
  • Motor and battery: Shimano EP801, 85NM, 630Wh
  • Brakes: Hayes Dominion A4 4-piston brake, 203mm entrance and rear
  • Groupset: Shimano SLX 12 pace
  • Wheels: HUNT E All-Mountain, 29” entrance, 27.5” rear with Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5”, MaxxGrip, 3CG/TR/DH entrance, Maxxis Minion DHRII 27.5 x 2.4”, MaxxGrip, 3CG/TR/DH rear

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