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  • Quick thrash on the Privateer 141 Öhlins edition
  • timnwild
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    Here’s a quick braindump about the prog rocking Scando-Brit colab called the Privateer 141 Öhlins edition.

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    fahzure
    Full Member

    In my experience, the 141, especially with a coil (EXT has the most usable travel and off the top plushness due to its hydraulic bottom out), is an above class performer. Although, it wouldn’t be my first choice for a bike park, you won’t be suffering and as a UK all-rounder it is hard to beat, especially for taller folk.

    chrismac
    Full Member

    It doesn’t feel heavy, and climbs fine – in a ‘you’ll get there, don’t worry’, carthorse kind of way

    What does that actually mean? My interpretation is that’s it’s slow and heavy and you can expect everyone else to be waiting for you at the top

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Its huge fork offset

    If you’re taking questions I’d like to know what this huge fork offset is too?

    robertajobb
    Full Member

    And is it actually MADE in Britain? Or is the frame made in an oppressive regime’s sweat shop then just badged up here ?
    I mightily dislike the false British claims of some brands. Is this one of those or actually MADE in Britain.
    These things do matter.

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    And is it actually MADE in Britain?

    Not made in Britain and I’ve never seen any claim or attempt to make it appear that they are. Assembled in Britain yes

    roycass
    Free Member

    It doesn’t feel heavy..
    but it obviously is..
    You’d of thought the 161 would get the full Gnaarr treatment … great price for a bike park bruiser but it will spend a lot of time hanging in the garage..

    DougD
    Full Member

    Its huge fork offset

    If you’re taking questions I’d like to know what this huge fork offset is too?

    Yeah this is a bit odd. It’s in the context of the ‘regular’ 141, however on the Privateer site the fork is a 150mm Pike Ultimate with a 42mm offset – https://www.privateerbikes.com/collections/141/products/privateer-141-enduro-trail-complete-bike-sram-gx?variant=33135259484263. The Ohlins one is only marginally greater at 44mm. Neither seem particularly huge.

    mahalo
    Full Member

    standard for me regardless of the bike!

    What does that actually mean? My interpretation is that’s it’s slow and heavy and you can expect everyone else to be waiting for you at the top

    Na, TBH as a 141 owner with a coil shock, nobody can deny the weight is considerable! and its a mental block i cant get over when asked what i think of the bike – which descends like a demon and genuinely climbs fine (seated position is the most comfortable ive ever ridden) but the mass is preventing it from being the best bike ever. i have ridden Gofie with a fair size group and was always amongst the first few to the top. My only issue is hoying it over fences & gates or loading it into the van with my sparrow arms!

    LAT
    Full Member

    What does that actually mean? My interpretation is that’s it’s slow and heavy and you can expect everyone else to be waiting for you at the top

    i have a heavy bike that climbs well, but not fast. to me it means that while sitting in a comfortable position you feel like you could climb anything all day long, but the bike isn’t the best for sprinting up fire roads

    jameso
    Full Member

    Or is the frame made in an oppressive regime’s sweat shop then just badged up here ?

    Taiwan?

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Very entertaining write-up Tim, but you’re obviously too young to remember the JPS Formula 1 cars.

    These things do matter.

    Yes they do, so you should inform yourself about labour conditions in Taiwanese bike factories.

    Spoiler: They are not sweatshops.

    halifaxpete
    Full Member

    Looks awesome, Love my 141. Weighty yes but still climbs well, I’m usually amongst the first to the top anyway and ride with fit folk.

    generalmtb
    Free Member

    I don’t suppose anyone here has bought the Öhlins bike have they? I’m thinking to pick one up in the Black Friday sale but not sure if I should go Ohlins or save some money and get a different build? Linky to sale https://www.privateerbikes.com/collections/privateer-bikes-black-friday

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Katy Curd has one, check out her Insta/FB on her own account and Katy Curd Coaching.

    I had a sit on it, but little more due to a rear mech issue she was having that day.

    She’s running a P2 front triangle with a P1 back end to give a shorter chainstay.

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