Privateer Bikes

Launching The DJ101

The Fun Doesn’t End When The Trail Does

The development of the Privateer DJ101 began with a simple realisation that the fun doesn’t end when the trail does. Instead, we found ourselves drawn to the pump tracks and dirt jumps or sneaking off to the local skatepark during our lunch breaks to extend play.

Looking around the office, the passion for riding dirt jump bikes was palpable. Inspired by this collective enthusiasm, we created a bike that encapsulated what we cherished most about hitting the local riding spots with our mates.

Our aim for the Privateer DJ101 was to offer the same principles as our full-suspension bikes; a sorted frameset, confidence-inspiring geometry, and a no-nonsense build kit, all in a package ready to rip out of the box.

Privateer Releases DJ101

Dialled Frame

The Privateer DJ101 is a feature-packed dirt jumper from the same people who brought you the awarding winning Privateer 161 enduro bike and 141 trail bike. It all starts with a custom hydroformed 6061-T6 aluminium frameset that gives the rider the best balance of high strength and durability while remaining low in weight and offering an extremely agile geometry.

With short chain stays and horizontal dropouts that offer 10mm of adjustment, the DJ101 is perfect for riders of all styles and abilities. Slam the rear wheel for flips and spins, or increase the length for improved high-speed stability on those big dirt jumps. Speaking of dropouts, we’ve made sure that the DJ101s are nice and chunky for those inevitable overshoots and  cases, and with the included chain tensioners and integrated mech hanger, you have the choice to run the DJ101 as a single speed or with gears.

A 410mm reach provides stability on high-speed flow trails while giving plenty of room to still be playful when throwing whips and tricks, and the 69-degree head angle provides the perfect balance of quick steering response and confidence at speed.

Riders who have bar spins and tail whips in their repertoire will appreciate the DJ101s gyro tab mounts for infinite bar spins, while the secure external cable routing makes maintenance straightforward and the ride rattle-free.

For riders who chose to build their DJ101 from the frame up, we’ve kept things simple with a standard tapered head tube with a common headset for ease of compatibility with modern MTB forks while a threaded BB gives you the option to run MTB or BMX cranks.

And of course, we’re rolling on 26in wheels that are custom-built to handle the abuse this little ripper is capable of!

No Nonsense Build Kit

Like all Privateers, we’ve kitted the bike out with a well-considered build kit.

Up front we have fitted the Manitou Circus Expert fork with 100mm of suspension travel and alloy stanchions to reduce weight. The Circus’ air spring and ABS damper are easy to tune so you can achieve your perfect setup.

Keeping you running fast and smooth is a pair of Vee Tire Co. XCV dirt jump tyres mounted to a durable custom Privateer 26in dirt jump wheelset with a 20mm thru axle up front for accurate steering. With such a fast-rolling wheelset, and a dialled geometry, you need quality brakes to keep you in control, and so we’ve fitted powerful Clarks M2 dual piston hydraulic brakes that offer amazing performance.

Through months of in-house rider testing and working with our trusted OE partners, we are able to spec out the DJ101 with quality parts, all custom-made for Privateer. Everything fitted to the DJ101 is ready to rip right out of the box. From the comfortable high-rise bars to the durable single-speed chainset, the DJ101 is built to keep on riding even when the trail ends.

Privateer Releases DJ101

Privateer DJ101 Specifications

· Frame: 6061-T6 custom hydroformed tubeset

· Headset: FSA ZS44/ZS56 sealed cartridge bearings

· Fork: Manitou Circus Expert, 100mm

· Bar: Custom Privateer 750mm wide, 31.8mm, 40mm rise.

· Stem: Custom Privateer 40mm

· Grips: Velo Kraton grips

· Seatpost: Custom Privateer 300mm, 30.9mm

· Saddle: Custom Privateer DDK

· Brakes: Clarks C2 dual piston hydraulic brakes

· Wheels: Custom Privateer 26in dirt jump wheels, 14t cassette

· Tyres: Vee Tire Co. XCV Dirt Jump 26″ x 2.25″

· Complete Bike: £999 GBP, $1299 USD, €1299 Euros

· Frame Only: £399, $549 USD, €549 Euros

Privateer DJ101 Availability

The Privateer DJ101 is available to pre-order from our website today. Head over to to learn more and place your order before they sell out!

Privateer Releases DJ101


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