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What Mountain Bike magazine reviews the Whyte M-109C “Fast, fun and UK-proof, Whyte’s semi-carbon speed machine puts the excitement into epic…”

by on Feb.10, 2014, under Whyte M-109, Whyte News, Whyte Reviews

Verdict
According to What Mountain Bike magazine the Whyte is “a serious singletrack fun machine with map-crossing efficiency and durability at a bargain price.”  They go on to say in the Summary “Alongside a naturally effervescent and rudely entertaining nature on technical trails, the carbon Whyte can hang with the pack in classic cross-country pain-cave situations just fine too. At close to 25lb with light wheels it picks up speed easily. Once you’ve found the pressure sweet spot it sucks an impressive amount of traction and speed-sustain from rough rock and bolder-studded moorland trails. This is exactly the sort of terrain that kicks all the momentum out of less compliant bikes (and hardtails) in metres, and we relished the arrival of rougher sections on fast-paced group rides.  The same confidence and surefooted smoothness pays big crash-saving dividends on those final sections of a long epic when you’re dog-tired and your reflexes are trailing behind you, as well.”

Read the complete review in the March edition of What Mountain Bike Magazine – out now.

 TESTER SAYS… “If you turn up at races feeling like the token mountain biker amongst a bunch of roadies, and relish ripping past them on every stretch of singletrack or technical descent, this bike’s for you. It’s light and efficient enough to tuck in behind the turbo trainer freaks on the climbs, yet confident enough to destroy them on the descents. It’s also a real blast to ride every day, whether it’s an hour down the woods on Wednesday, or a weekend bunkhouse raid. Guy

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Whyte T-129S review in March’s MBR “Blisteringly fast and tremendously good fun to ride”

by on Feb.03, 2014, under Whyte News, Whyte Reviews, Whyte T129 S

T129SThe latest MBR hit our doormat this morning featuring a review of the Whyte T-129S.
“The Whyte T-129S is a blisteringly fast bike and such tremendously good fun to ride.  It pedals efficiently, climbs effortlessly and carries speed on flat, relatively smooth trails better than any other bike in this test.  It’s also more lively and playful than ever, thanks to the new shock tune combined with the ultra-short chainstays.  Factor in the generous build kit, and it’s easy to see why this is such a popular bike”
Read the full review in mbr March 2014
More about the T-129 here

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Looking for the perfect Summer 2014 activity holiday?

by on Jan.15, 2014, under Whyte 900, Whyte News

Club Vass MTB

Whyte bikes are delighted to announce our collaboration with Club Vass Active Holidays, purveyors of fine windsurfing and activity holidays in sun-drenched Greece since 1987. For summer 2014 they’ve installed a full fleet of the latest group-test-winning Whyte 901 trail hardtails.  Their specialist MTB centre allows free use of their high spec bikes throughout your stay, for guided or independent rides.  Club Vassiliki’s immediate surroundings are renowned in the mountain biking world, with plenty of scope in this stunning, unspoilt terrain. The less experienced (beginners and intermediates) may opt for gentle exploration of the unlimited range of tracks in the beautiful valley and olive groves. And for the more hard-core, there are plenty of challenging hill climbs and mountain tracks.

more information about Club Vass here

more information about the 901 here

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Whyte 905 wins 650b hardtail group-test in MBUK

by on Jan.10, 2014, under Whyte 900, Whyte News, Whyte Reviews

“Our test time on the Whyte was backed with a constant soundtrack of roaring tyres, scattering gravel and howls of laughter. Even freeriders who hated the idea of riding a hardtail were soon converted and cackling…”  Complete review available in Feb 2014 MBUK – available now.

Read more about the 905 here

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M-109 in Australia’s Enduro Mag “Playful and ridiculously adept at going flat-out…”

by on Dec.30, 2013, under Whyte M-109, Whyte News, Whyte Reviews

It may be wet and windy at home in the UK right now, but Down Under it’s the height of summer – and in an attempt to bring you some of that Australian sunshine we’re very happy to share Enduro magazine’s new review of the Whyte M-109.  Download the PDF below, or read the Verdict highlights here:  ”Although the M-109 may be Whyte’s first attempt at a 100mm travel 29er dually, they’ve already outdone themselves. The M-109 is playful, ridiculously adept at going flat-out downhill and its modern geometry package delivers the composed ride Whyte said it would. While I was initially sceptical as to whether these traits would pay off for the more XC-focused rider, I am completely sold on the concept of having a bike that remains confident even when you’re not 100% on your game, say, in the latter stages of a marathon event… Regardless of your competitive intentions, the M-109 is simply a great XC bike for covering lots of miles, and covering them quickly.”   The 2014 M-109 range is available from your local Whyte dealer now.

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MBR rate the 905 10/10 “The perfect 650b trail hardtail”

by on Dec.11, 2013, under Whyte 900, Whyte News, Whyte Reviews

January’s MBR magazine (out 11th Dec) reviews the 2014 Whyte 905 and rates it 10/10.  ”Thanks to the finely tuned geometry, the riding position is first-rate and the exemplary handling is backed up by an amazing parts package. With the 905, Whyte really has built the perfect 650b trail hardtail.” WE LOVE the new-school geometry – this bike is simply amazing.

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Whyte 901 an “addictively agile ride” in Dec What MTB

by on Nov.15, 2013, under Whyte 900, Whyte News, Whyte Reviews

Our latest 650b 901 trail hardtail is tested along side 2 other British designed hardcore hardtails in December’s What Mountain Bike magazine and gets the top score and some great comments.  ”Enduro downhill handling meets cross-country speed in Whyte’s radically evolved trail hardtail…the Whyte totally reinvigorated our love for this somehow very british breed… Whichever option you pick from Whyte’s new 650b Trail hardtail range, you’re onto a winner.  Radical handling means none of them are for sit-and-spin-everywhere riders, but the 901′s mix of a proven tubeset, a great choice of wheel size and sorted componentry is fantastic.  It’s a blend of responsiveness and confidence that makes any sort of mountain biking a whole ton of fun.”

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Cycling Plus rates Whyte Suffolk Best in Test

by on Nov.08, 2013, under Whyte RD7, Whyte Reviews

As Autumn sets in Cycling Plus rides and rates four of the best UK designed “Bikes for all Seasons” awarding the Whyte Suffolk the group-test win, a 4.5/5 score and saying it’s a “Fantastic all-round road bike with superb hydraulic brakes” and “Its combination of quite racy geometry, high levels of comfort, good quality kit and excellent hydraulic disc brakes means it’s much too good to be kept only for winter”  To read the full review, see December’s Cycling Plus Magazine.CYP282.bike2.indd

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