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Privateer tease the E-161 – The 161 gets the ebike treatment

Privateer tease the E-161 – The 161 will get the ebike therapy

After a name for a coaching bike from the manufacturers’ EWS rider, Matt Stuttard, Privateer has teased the E-161, an enduro e-bike with some significantly progressive geometry and Shimano’s new EP8 drive unit.

The E-161 borrows rather a lot from its analogue sibling, the 161. It will get the identical 64° head angle, 445-515mm attain and the 78.7° seat tube angle nevertheless it’s constructed round Shimano’s new EP8 motor.

The brand new motor is designed to cut back drag by 38% and with a brand new clutch mechanism, permits for a smoother minimize off when pedalling over 25km/h. It additionally provides extra torque. Our Jon has managed to swing a leg over the new motor, here’s what he thinks.

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Privateer has opted for Shimano’s long-lasting 630wh battery to maintain you looping these descents.

The bike additionally comes with its personal app. Dubbed E-Tube, the app permits the rider to regulate the best way to EP8 motor behaves, do you have to need kind of energy.

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The model is aiming for a £5,000 value level and the bike will come as a full construct solely.

Sadly, a launch date is not but identified, nonetheless, we are able to anticipate a date and extra particulars to come back to mild within the coming months.

For now, although, we are able to solely admire how rad the E-161 appears.

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