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.