Developed with Top 20 EWS riders & the Enduro World Series in mind - The 161 features progressive geometry to descend as fast as possible, whilst reducing fatigue with a low effort climbing position. By reducing upper body stress on steep transitions, readiness and speed will increase during the timed stages.
Over the course of 18 months the 161 was developed with Alastair Beckett, of Redburn Design, who has already designed EWS race winning bikes. Mixing our passion and ideas with Ali’s experience, the recipe for a rider focused bike was created.
Whilst working closely with riders to ensure it's everything they need to race at the highest level, they provided us with incredibly useful feedback; ranging from geometry to small (but important) details such as cable routing to clear race plates.
Comes as standard with Rockshox's SuperDeluxe Ultimate Air designed for the latest hard-hitting enduro and trail bikes, featuring the ride tuning abilities of an air spring with both compression and rebound adjustment allowing riders to easily dial in a podium-worthy ride.
New Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise
Highly tunable DebonAir™ spring offers a coil-like consistent feel throughout the travel
Separate and independent open and threshold pistons tuned exactly for your ride
Low Speed Compression adjustment allowing fine tuning of compression needs from the base tune
Specs & FAQs
(P1) 27.5" (P2-4) 29”
Max Tyre size
Headset Upper Cup
ZS44 30.2x41x6.5 45˚/45˚
Headset Lower Cup
ZS56 40x51.9x7 45˚/45˚
Suspension fork travel
(P1) 37mm (P2-P4) 42/44mm
Rear Shock Size
205x65. M/L Tune
Upper shock mount
Lower shock mount
4x6900-2RS, 4x6800-2RS & 5x6002-2RS
Max Post Insertion
P1 - 230mm P2 - 250mm P3 - 280mm P4 - 300mm
Max chainring size
Boost/3mm offset 32 tooth
52mm. Minimum 168mm Q-Factor
Rear rotor mount
Direct 180mm Post Mount (220mm rotor not supported)
178mm x M12*P1.5. Thread length 12.5mm
Approx Frame Weight
P1 - 3.7kg/8.15lbs* (Without shock, axle, etc.)
Upper Shock mount - 10 Nm Lower Shock Mount - 8 Nm Upper Main Pivot - 12 Nm Lower Main Pivot - 12 Nm Seatstay/Rocker Pivot - 10 Nm Dropout Pivot - 10 Nm
Coil too? The frame is designed to run great either a coil or air shock.
Does it fit a water bottle? Yes! We'd recommend up to a 500ml bottle in a side load cage
Can I set the bike up mullet? (29" Front and 27.5" Rear?) No, we do not recommend this set up as it will make the bottom bracket too low and slacken both the head and seat angles.
Can I run Plus Size? The 161 was not intended to run plus, but can clear a 27.5x2.8 tyre. This will lower the bottom bracket height slightly.