Inside Privateer Bikes – The Development of the 161


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Today we are going inside Privateer Bikes. We are joined by their MTB Brand Manager, Sam Meegan, and Redburn Design's Ali Beckett to chat about the development of their enduro bike, the 161. We chat about where Privateer Bikes came from, their progressive approach to geometry, the challenge of designing for optimum value and plenty more. You'll hear more about their brand new 141, and where the brand is heading next. So hit play and join me for a look inside the exiting new brand that is Privateer Bikes. Links Website - Instagram - @privateerbikes Supporting Partners The Strength Factory If you want to make the most of smashing the trails next spring and summer, then now is the time to be putting in the work. The Strength Factory can help make sure you're ready in the most time-efficient way with their Complete MTB Programme. As a Downtime listener, you can get $20 off the 8 week foundation part of the programme, until the 23rd November, by using the code 'downtime' at the checkout. Just click here to check out the programme. If gym access is an issue, then you can get their Bodyweight MTB programme for a one off fee of £16 by heading here. Privateer Bikes You can check out everything Privateer have to offer, including the awesome 161 and 141 by heading over to Podcast Stuff My webstore is BACK! It's brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We've now got sweatshirts and hoodies too! For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. It's full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to request permission to join the group and get involved! Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at

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