The request apparently got here from a dialog with Privateer’s racer Matt Stuttard, earlier than even the common 161 was completed. He needed a coaching device that just about mimicked the 161 however with the power to get again to the highest faster to have the ability to cram extra runs into the brief winter coaching days.
The E-161 takes lots from the common 161, like its suspension structure, silhouette and fairly aggressive geometry after which provides the new Shimano EP8 drive system with a 630Wh battery for that further help.
The E-161 makes use of Shimano’s new EP8 drive system and Privateer use the 630Wh battery.
The E-161 takes numerous inspiration from the common 161, following the identical structure and aggressive intentions, simply with some added assist for the way in which again as much as do one other lap.
At this stage it’s kind of additional again within the improvement timeline in comparison with their different bikes, with the bike solely not too long ago being taken for its first spin. However the particulars now we have already say that it is bought a 64° head angle, a attain vary of 445 to 515mm and has an efficient seat tube angle of 78.7°, that being somewhat slacker than the 161, which Mike Kazimer commented to maybe be on the restrict of too steep.
The E-161 goes to be ridden extra over the approaching season, by each the fellows at Privateer and below their athletes resembling Matt Stuttard, Chloe Taylor and Matt Simminds, earlier than it’s going to be prepared on the market. They’re aiming at full bikes solely across the £5,000 mark, or roughly €5,590 or $6,660 with the present alternate charges.
Extra details about the technical particulars, spec, pricing and availability will floor within the coming months. When it does, we’ll remember to maintain you up to date.