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PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 1:44
Mar 28, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
Yeah, it looks mint with a dual crown. Keep an eye out for more ;)
PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 1:44
Mar 28, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
The Gen 2 161 was designed for a dual crown fork, but not really with enduro dual crown forks in mind, but rather to give riders the opportunity to run longer forks and over stroke the rear travel (you can get 174mm from a 65mm stroke) and run it as a park/downhill bike if you fancy. We've also been playing around with other links which Joe Connell has been testing for us ;)
PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 1:41
Mar 28, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
Have you been to our website and checked out the other sizes? Seb is riding our largest bike, the P4. Our P2 ,P3s (medium and large) look quite different.
PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 1:39
Mar 28, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
@TheR: Yup, we worked with Joe Connell, Katy Curd and Fergus Ryan on the Gen 2, and room for a bottle and tool mount was high on their priority, but this isn't the only reason for the design of the bike. With the top tube angled the way it is, we're able to ensure a larger welding area and increase the strength of the bike. This is partly so riders can run dual crown forks, but also to ensure the Gen 2 will keep on going no matter what you throw at it. We really believe riders should spend as much time riding as possible, so we build our frames to last and to reduce maintenance time. With the testing, we've put Gen 2, though; we know these frames are going to last and be able to take a proper hammering, so you guys can focus on having fun on the trail rather than spend too much time in the workshop.
PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 1:31
Mar 28, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
@TheR: Not just the space for a water bottle, but the tool, the increased standover and to boost the strength around the headtube so riders can run dual crowns if they want. It would be interesting to hear which size bike you would ride? Check out the website, all of the photos we feature are P2 and P3.
PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 1:28
Mar 28, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
@pooceq: Gen 2 rides really well! We can't wait for the rest of the bikes to land. We're really confident once you're ridden one you'll be blown away :D
PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 1:27
Mar 28, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
@zyoungson: We think it looks amazing with a dual crown :D just wait and see what Joe Connell has been testing for us ;)
PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 1:26
Mar 28, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
@vinay: Hi Vinay, happy to see we're on the same page with our approach to Gen 2. We've designed, engineered and built a bike aimed at racers and riders who just want to get on their bike and for it to work no matter what it has been put through and at the same time, be as hassle-free as possible, hence all that room for a water bottle and tool while retaining a low standover, 42mm bearings, external cable routing etc. You're also spot on about the top tube, the design isn't just to increase room for the bottle and tool but to increase strength and increase the welding area around the head tube. We appreciate the design isn't to everyone's taste, and that's fine we're not trying to appeal to everyone, but those who are after a highly durable bike that will last season upon season of hard riding, with proven race-winning geometry and kinematics should find Gen 2 right up their street :D Cheers
PrivateerBikes PrivateerBikes's article
Feb 19, 2024 at 4:58
Feb 19, 2024
Privateer Bikes Launch Gen 2 Privateer 141 & 161
Hi @TheR: Thanks for the comment. Our purpose was to create the fastest Enduro race bike for the Privateer. As part of this, Increasing space for a larger water bottle and tool storage was high on our athletes and riders wish list for Gen 2. Thanks, Andrew - Privateer Bikes
PrivateerBikes seb-stott's article
Feb 19, 2024 at 4:52
Feb 19, 2024
First Ride: Privateer 161 Gen 2 - The Beast Is Back
Hi @mtb-daniel, thanks for your feedback. We've worked extremely hard on our pricing and have had considerable cost increases from our supply base since our Gen 1 bikes. We have added many new features into the Privateer Gen 2 platform which we feel are worth the investment. We are experiencing very turbulent times in the industry where brands are having to discount heavily to clear large stocks, which has created a very competitive market. Thanks for the comment, we appreciate all the feedback, Andrew - Privateer Bikes
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