For a first full suspension bike the design team at Production Privée have really pulled out the stops when it come to the look of the Shan No.5. From the fantastic colour to the clean cut lines this is a bike that’s attracted plenty of compliments.
Words and Images: Ieuan Williams
This full suspension bike from Production Privée takes a different approach to the bigger and more mainstream brands. The Shan No.5 is made from 4130 Cro-mo steel tubing, rolls on 27.5″ wheels, dishes out 138mm of rear travel and can run a 140-160mm fork.
The Shan No.5 also has a competitive price and with the option to run 2.8″ plus size tyres, sounds like a very versatile trail bike. For the variety of conditions we ride in over the course of a year here in the UK, having space for large volume tyres makes sense. With the likes of Cedric Gracia giving his support to the company then there must be something good about this brand.