Martini Production Privée Shan No.5

2019 Production Privée gets a Martini Makeover Shan No.5 now 29er

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Andorran steel frame supremos, Production Privée, has revamped its range of steel Enduro frames with iconic motorsport livery, and 29er option for the Shan No5.

If you’re a fan of hardcore hardtails Production Privée will be a name that stands out above the rest. The Andorran based brand broke on to the scene with the original Shan hardtail with 26in wheels and motorsport-inspired paintwork.

The Production Privée Shan has spawned a 27.5in wheeled model, 29er Shan GT, and the impressive full-steel Shan No.5 full-suspension bike, and for 2019 the 3 Shan variants gain new colour options based on the mighty Martini Racing team.

2019 Production Privée Shan No.5

Martini Production Privée Shan No.5
Martini Production Privée Shan No.5

The biggest of the 3 updates come to the Shan No.5 full-suspension bike, which has undergone a major redesign. Yes, it looks identical to the original, but the new bike can now be converted to run either 29in wheels or 27.5.

Switching between wheel sizes requires a change in shock yoke, and before you ask, no you cannot swap the yoke on the original Shan No.5 and run larger wheels, the rear triangle doesn’t have the clearance.

4 sizes of the new Shan No.5 will be available, each running a progressive, but not crazy progressive geometry. Reach figure range from 428mm on a small, 453mm on the medium, 476mm on a large and 496mm on the XL bike.

Shan No.5 geo with 29er wheels.
Shan No.5 geo with 29er wheels.

Production Privée has designed the updated 29er full-suspension bike around a 51mm offset fork, that plugs into a 64.5 head tube. Chainstay length is a consistent 437mm across all size options.

The single pivot frame produces 140mm of rear wheel travel and can run 140-160mm travel forks, although a 150mm is really the sweet spot. Other frame features include a press fit BB, ISCG mounts and stealth dropper post routing.

Martini Production Privée Shan No.5
Changing the shock yoke lets you swap wheel size.

2 paint options are available in the Production Privée Shan No.5 29er, the awesome Martini Racing inspired model shown here, and classic silver/grey with black accents.

Silver and black version of the Shan No.5

As usual, PP is offering a range of purchase options ranging from a frame only option, frame with Fox DPS Evil shock, or as a rolling chassis. A DVO rolling chassis comes fitted with DVO Topaz T3 rear shock and Sapphire D1 150mm travel forks, while a Cane Creek equipped options comes built with a Double Barrel Air CS rear shock and Helm 29 fork.

Martini Production Privée Shan No.5
Available as a frame only or a rolling chassis.

A very nice feature with the rolling chassis options is the custom ‘tuned’ Spank wheels featuring a Spank 350 rim on the front and 359 out back for a mix of compliance and snappy handling. The final item is the rather good Revive dropper post from BikeYoke.

Frame options cost from €1,499.00 – €1,799.00, rolling chassis prices aren’t available at the time of writing.

Shan No.5 29 Features

  • Frame: 4130 Cromo MCS steel, 140mm travel.
  • Shock dimensions: 210 x 55mm
  • Fork: 140-160mm
  • Wheel size: 29in or 27.5in x 2.5in
  • Headset: Tapered integrated Campi 45×45, SHIS: IS42/IS52
  • Bottom Bracket: Boost BB92 Press Fit
  • Rear Axle: BOOST axle 12 x 148mm
  • Seat Post Diameter: 30.9mm with stealth routing
  • Seat Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
  • Bottle Cage Mount: Under downtube
  • Weight: 3850g W/O shock, with all screws, rear axle and seat clamp
  • Colours: Classic and Martini Ltd Edition
  • Sizes: S, M, L and XL
  • Price: €1,499.00 – €1,799.00

2019 Shan GT

Martini Production Privée Shan No.5
Shan GT 29er hardtail.

The Martini these spills over into the Shan GT, Production Privée’s 29er enduro hardtail. The GT is also available in the same silver and black finish as the No.5, but apart from the colour change, the GT remains identical to the model I reviewed a few years ago.

shan gt martini
Looking for a new hardtail?

Shan GT Features

  • Frame: Cromo 4130 seamless MCS.
  • Fork: 120 – 140mm with 29in wheels, 140 -160mm 27.5+
  • Wheel size: 29×2.5in and 27.5×2.8-3in
  • Headset: Tapered integrated Campi 45×45, SHIS: IS42/IS52
  • Bottom Bracket: Boost BB92 Press Fit
  • Dropouts: BOOST axle 12 x 148mm, replaceable.
  • Seat Post Diameter: 30.9mm with stealth routing
  • Seat Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
  • Bottle Cage Mount: Yes
  • Weight: 2790g medium
  • Colours: Classic and Martini Ltd Edition
  • Sizes: S, M, L and XL
  • Price: €719.00 – €769.00

2019 Shan

The original Shan, well the original with 27.5in wheels, returns again in the new colours but no further updates meaning it remains a fun-filled, full throttle hardtail. Removeable dropouts also lets you build the classic Shan with 26in wheels if you want to too.

Shan Features

  • Frame: Cromo 4130 seamless MCS.
  • Fork: 140 – 160mm
  • Wheel size: 27.5in can also be built with 26in wheels.
  • Headset: Tapered integrated Campi 45×45, SHIS: IS42/IS52
  • Bottom Bracket: Boost BB92 Press Fit
  • Dropouts: BOOST axle 12 x 148mm, replaceable.
  • Seat Post Diameter: 30.9mm with stealth routing
  • Seat Clamp Diameter: 32.8mm
  • Bottle Cage Mount: Yes
  • Weight: 2490g medium
  • Colours: Classic and Martini Ltd Edition
  • Sizes: S, M, L and XL
  • Price: €599.00 – €649.00
Lancia delta martini racing
The car that inspired the look.

So that’s everything from the new 2019 Production Privée range, I’m now going to smash my Piggy Bank and scrape enough money together for one of each.

More info over on the Production Privée website.

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Andi is a gadget guru and mountain biker who has lived and ridden bikes in China and Spain before settling down in the Peak District to become Singletrack's social media expert. He is definitely more big travel fun than XC sufferer but his bike collection does include some rare hardtails - He's a collector and curator as well as a rider. Theory and practice in perfect balance with his inner chi, or something. As well as living life based on what he last read in a fortune cookie Andi likes nothing better than riding big travel bikes.

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