The Production Privee SHAN 917 is now back in a 27.5 version. The paint scheme in an inspiration from the famous Porsche 917 Gulf racing of Steve Mcqueen in the le Mans movie. These are special edition models, all numbered 1-500, only 500 made world wide. The SHAN 917 is the perfect Enduro weapon when the trail is steep, fast and gnarly!
Here at D&D Cycles we love a good custom built bike, everything from working out a build with the customer, ordering the parts to the final build is a big enjoyment of ours!
This particular build stands out from some of the others with its Spank wheelset, Colour matched fork decals and high end components. Very similar to a build Production Privee did themselves quite recently, this Shan is a top spec, all out, sub 30Ibs steel shredding machine!
A good balance of weight and strength has been achieved by using the Sram X01 Carbon crank along with a X01 Drivetrain to offer a wide range of gears with solid shifting at minimal weight.
The 2016 Shimano XT Brakes have reached a new level in performance and reliability by using technology from last years XTR Brakes giving them the lead over other brands. If you want a top performing brake which wont break the bank then the 2016 XT has you covered!
The handling of a long travel, Slack hardtail is key on the trail and nothing quite fits better then Privee’s own LGH Bar and R2R Stem combo. A 1.5″ rise along with a subtle back sweep gives you a great riding position with plenty of attack. The R2R stem fits the bill at 50mm in length, giving you great control on the trail, the addition of the stem bolts clamping on side of the steerer tube gives you the reassurance of not smashing your wee little knee caps!
Looking more at the back end of the bike Production Privee equipped the shan with a 142 x 12 rear axle and dropouts offering greater stiffness and more response to the ride quality. Having a bolt through axle with a steel frame is a must have these days as trails get rougher, steeper and more technical than ever the last thing you want is your rear wheel over taking you on a decent!
The Spank Oozy Trail 295 wheelset is a great offering to the Shan with its stiff characteristics at an XC weight. They have achieved this by using a unique rim design and straight pull spokes. Spank is one of a few brands who have full control over the designing of their products, they have achieved this by going straight into the factory and telling them ‘this is what we want, make it happen!’. Various brands these days can simply cherry pick there products out of a catalogue and get their brand name stamped on it, not the case with Spank though. To get a product designed how you want you need to get the machines to make it happen which is exactly what they did! The outcome is an exceptional wheelset to compliment any bike.
There’s not many people these days that haven’t heard of the Pike fork, a 160mm travel, lightweight enduro fork! This fork is a regular on Production Privee Shan builds with its a plush feel and responsive attitude. To make these forks stand out from the rest colour matching the decals to the 917 theme was a no brainer! This was made possible with Slik Graphics Custom fork decal options on their website.