Production Privee are famous for two things; 1) Gorgeous hardtails and 2) Love of classic racing cars. Their new bike keeps the racing heritage but moves in a totally new direction – the brand’s first full suss.
The Shan No.5 is a single pivot, steel, 138mm travel bike. This makes it fairly similar to our Bike of the Year contender the Starling Murmur – a very good thing. The PP boys are hoping this will be a simple thrasher, much like their hardtails but in a more forgiving package.
The bike is deigned to house a fork between 140 and 160mm of travel and will house 27.5″ and 27.5+ wheels (max tyre width 2.8″) and we assume this means 29 inch wheels could be bodged in if needed. Basically, there’s a lot of versatility going on here.
With simplicity in mind, PP have tried to tune the leverage to be as linear as possible. However a shock extender gives progressiveness at the end of the travel. The suspension can therefore be adjusted for lots of sensitivity at the start of its travel, without bottoming out, and ensuring that 100% of the available travel is used.
But where does the racing car connection come in? Firstly the CroMo construction is the same as has been used in the chassis of many top race cars. Secondly is the Bahama Yellow colour scheme chosen as an homage to the 60s Porsche 911 UK from SINGER. The first 50 frames will be manufactured in this colour with a special price of €1,899.
Model: SHAN Nº5
Use: All Moutain, trail & Enduro
Wheel size: 27,5 & 27,5+ up to 2.8”
Fork : 140 to 160mm travel. (540 to 560mm height )
Shock dimension : 210x55mm Metric. Bushing 22,2x8mm (rear travel 138mm)
Sag: Optimum SAG 25%, 14mm of the shock stroke.
Material: Cromo steel TB 4130 Japan seamless HT MCS series.
Headtube bearings: Tapered, integrated CAMPI 45×45, SHIS: IS42/IS52
Bottom bracket: BOOST BB92 Press Fit standard (Compatible with Boost crankset ,28t to 32t, 32t optimum)
Rear axle: BOOST maxle 12x148mm.
ISCG : bottom part only, for tacot.
Chain Guide: Upper part available as option. Specific to SHAN Nº5.
Seat post diameter: 30.9mm with stealth Routing
Seat clamp collar diameter: 34.9mm
Front deraileur: no compatible
Rear brake Standard: IS
Water bottle cage mount: Yes, under Top tube.
Weight : 3890g W/O shock.
Finish: Ed Black anti rust coating, inside and outside the tubes.
Colour: 2 tones painting.
Sizes : S/M, M/L, L/XL & XXL
Read our ‘First Look’ ride feature on the Shan No5 HERE