After sharing with us a sneak preview of Hunt’s Proven Carbon Wheelsets, the guys at sister-brand Privateer Bikes showed us their latest prototype; a Dirt Jump Bike. This is a personal project of Sam Meegan, Privateer’s Brand Manager and Product Developer, who loves nothing more than lunchtime laps at the local pump track. As has always been the case with Privateer, the aim is to produce a quality dirt jump bike that won’t break the bank; we are told pricing for a full build will come under £1000, with a frameset coming in the region of £300-£350.
The Privateer Dirt Jump Bike has a 6061 alloy frame and, to being with at least, it will be available in one size only. It is not made by the same factory as the rest of the Privateer Bikes’ fleet, such as the 161 Enduro Bike and 141 Trail Bike.
The bike you see before you is a prototype, so the final production bike will look a little different. The top tube will meet the headtube slightly higher up, for aesthetic purposes more than anything. That will also allow for better access to the brake hose guide underneath the top tube, too.
It will of course have Gyro tabs as well, so that riders can do bar spins til their heart’s content.
More news coming your way when we have it.