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WESSEX

£2,250.00
WESSEX

WESSEX

£2,250.00

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  • The Wessex was conceived to be the ideal British road bike. Developed, specified for riding on all road surfaces, it uses the very latest in tubeless-ready, high air volume 30c Schwalbe tyres on 21mm wide Easton AR rims.

    The road.cc Endurance Bike of the Year and recipient of a European Design and Innovation Award, the Wessex delivers previously unimaginable levels of grip, confidence and control, whatever the weather.

    12mm through axles, tubeless tyres, disc brakes and the ability to fit full length mud guards makes the Wessex arguably the most versatile and capable carbon road bike we have ever made.

  • COLOUR Matt Zinc with Orange/Grey
    FRAME Uni-directional Multi Monocoque with Flat Mount 160 Disc Mount, DOX Internal Cable Routing, Verti-Grip Integrated Seat Clamp System, Concealed Eyelets for Mud Guards and 142mm Rear Dropouts with 12mm Through Axle
    FORK Straight Bladed Carbon Front Fork, Tapered Carbon Steerer with 12mm x 100mm Stealth Through Axle, Concealed Eyelets for Mud Guards
    REAR SHOCK N/A
    HEADSET FSA No. 42 Integrated Road, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings
    REAR HUB Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12mm x 142mm Through Axle, 28 Hole
    FRONT HUB Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12mm x 100mm Through Axle, 28 Hole
    SPOKES DT Competition butted, Black Sandvik Stainless with Black Brass Nipples
    RIMS Easton AR-21, 21mm Wide Tubeless Ready, 28 Hole
    TYRE Schwalbe G-ONE Speed, 700 x 30c, TL-Easy Tubeless System, MicroSkin Puncture Protection
    SHIFT LEVERS Shimano ST-R8020 Ultegra, 11 Speed
    FRONT MECH Shimano FD-580 105, 11 Speed
    REAR MECH Shimano RD-R8000 GS Ultegra, 11 Speed
    CASSETTE Shimano CS-5800 105, 11-32, 11 Speed
    CHAIN Shimano HG-601, 11 Speed
    CRANKSET Shimano FC-R510, Double 50-34, 11 Speed, Hollowtech
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano SM-BB52, BSA 68mm
    SEATPOST Whyte 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 1pcs 3d Forged 2014 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp
    SADDLE Whyte Custom Road, with Lightweight Foam, CrMo Rails, Triple Panel Design
    HANDLEBAR Whyte Road, 31.8mm, Compact "Wing" Bar
    STEM Whyte -6 Deg/6 Deg, 90mm 50cm, 100mm 52cm, 110mm 54cm, 120mm 56/58cm
    GRIPS Whyte Anti Slip with 3M Reflective Logos on Tapes
    BRAKES FRONT Shimano Ultegra BR-R8070 Hydraulic, Centre-lock 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
    BRAKES REAR Shimano Ultegra BR-R8070 Hydraulic, Centre-lock 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
    BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Ultegra, ST-8020
    PEDAL None
    WEIGHT 9Kg
  • SIZE 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm
    A
    HEAD TUBE ANGLE
    72 72.5 73 73 73
    B
    SEAT TUBE ANGLE
    74.5 74 73.5 73 73
    C
    TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL
    525 540 555 570 585
    D
    BB HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND
    271.5 271.5 271.5 271.5 271.5
    E
    STAND OVER HEIGHT
    764 781.5 798.5 814.5 830.5
    F
    WHEEL BASE
    993 998.4 1003.3 1012.8 1027.8
    G
    CHAIN STAY LENGTH
    425 425 425 425 425
    H
    SEAT POST DIAMETER
    27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
    I
    HEAD TUBE LENGTH
    130 145 160 175 190
    J
    SEAT TUBE LENGTH
    500 520 540 560 580
    STACK 551.3 567.3 583.4 597.7 612.1
    REACH 372.1 377.3 382.2 387.3 397.9
  • 50 52 54 56 58
    5’3″ – 5’6″ 5’6″ – 5’9″ 5’9″ – 6’0″ 6’0″ – 6’3″ 6’3″ – 6’6"
    160 – 168 cm 168 – 175 cm 175 – 183 cm 183 – 190 cm 190 – 198 cm
  • "A superbly comprehensive and controlled, great value all-weather warrior for UK riding" Cycling Plus

    "Beautifully blended road warrior makes year-round UK riding fast, safe and enjoyable" – bike radar

    "Outstanding comfort and versatile design make this a great bike for long rides, all year round – it’ll have you seeking out the roughest roads for fun!" - bikesetc

    “Put simply, the Whyte Wessex is a bike that’s had us redefining our own conceptions of an ‘all-rounder’” - RCUK

    “Sure, we’ve seen bikes that match an endurance geometry with racy responsiveness and no short amount of prodigious speed, or race-ready bikes fitted with the latest and greatest ride-softening innovations, but the Whyte Wessex is quite possibly the king of them all, with no stone left unturned in its goal for the perfect ‘four season’ bike.” - RCUK

    "The Wessex could well be the only road bike that most British riders need"- Cyclist Magazine

    "Having the Wessex undoubtedly motivated me to head out a lot more in adverse weather, and it flawlessly dispatched each and every mile. Whether it was a two-hour blast, my club’s 100-mile reliability trial, or even a gravel excursion, I always returned feeling positive about the experience." - Cyclist Magazine

    “Whyte’s MTB expertise gives them an edge over traditional road bike manufacturers when it comes to designing a bike for British conditions” - Bikesetc

    "A British designed bike that is perfect for year-round British road cycling" – roadcc

    "A British designed bike that is perfect for year-round British road cycling and commuting"- roadcc

    "Whyte set itself the goal of creating the most dependable, reliable, comfortable bike for surviving the worst conditions, and it has ticked all those boxes. This is a very impressive bike" roadcc
  • 2017 Wessex specification sheet