Privateer Bikes was launched by Mother brand The Rider’s Firm in 2020
with the aim to bring race-worthy bikes with progressive geometry to a more affordable price point, suitable for Privateer racers and the everyday rider alike. At The Loam Wolf, we were excited to learn that a bike brand was to be founded with the same ethos as the great performance-to-value-oriented brand, Hunt Wheels, and were excited at what this proposition would bring to the mountain bike frame world.
Fast forward a couple years and Privateer is a brand that is on many riders wish lists, with their race-proven 161 enduro machine firmly carving their unique position into the densely packed mountain bike market. Offering progressive geometry, suspension capable of handling the meatiest terrain and a value proposition that puts many brands to shame, the Privateer 161 quickly gained a large fan base, but its race-focused nature was perhaps a touch too much for your typical rider. To cater to the wider market, they set about producing a more manageable and versatile rig for the slightly less gnarly trails out there and came up with the Privateer 141.
Privateer bikes operate exclusively on the direct sales model, helping to maintain their excellent value proposition. Their frames and intelligently spec’d full builds are available to purchase from their website, with international shipping available.
Below you can find all of the reviews we’ve conducted aboard Privateer bikes. We take pride in offering the most honest and up-front reviews in hopes that you can better inform yourself on any future purchasing decisions based on your local terrain and skill level.
To learn more about Privateer visit: Privateerbikes.com