Many of the S-150’s attributes stem from the shorter fork offset Whyte pioneered on this bike.
When RockShox agreed to make us special 150mm travel Pike and Revelation forks with reduced offsets (and by building our unique geometry around these special forks) we were able to create an agile bike that handles with mega-front-end confidence on the descents and climbs steep slopes without the front-end wandering - a common issue with most other slack geometry bikes. The result is a bike that can be bought and ridden by a wide range of riders looking for a do-it-all bike. Combined with the optional wheel-kit this bike is truly able to take on any trail with efficiency, speed and most importantly confidence-inspiring fun!
Significantly upgraded, the new S-150 S gets SRAM’s Guide T 4-Pot brakes, a wider bar, grippier tyres and the new “Charger” damper in the Revelation fork.
The S-150C RS was an award-winning star of the show in 2018, with Pinkbike.com pouncing on it as soon as it was revealed at Sea Otter. For 2019 it gets more front-end grip with 2.5” Wide Tread tyres and the new Pike “Charger 2” damper. This bike is already a benchmark and it is set to move the bar even higher. Both S and the CRS get KS Lev seat posts which we have found to offer great function while remaining super-reliable.Built to devour almost any trail in almost every situation the super-versatile S-150C Works gets a wish list spec, from the new DUB carbon X0 Cranks (over-size alloy axle/BB system from SRAM) to the Whyte carbon rims on Hope Pro 4 hubs.
“Whyte’s S-150 Carbon RS is as up-to-the-minute as a trail bike can get. It’s carbon, it has big wheels, it ticks all the long, low and slack boxes, and hey, that’s wonderful, but what makes the S-150 stand out in the present long-travel trail bike mosh pit can only be experienced by riding it. It pedals, steers and handles less like a bicycle and more like you have zipped on a mountain bike super power suit. In less flowery language: “For sale: 150-millimeter-travel dual-suspension 29er that will make you beg to ride every day. Needs nothing” S-150C RS Pinkbike
“Whyte has done a great job with the suspension, stiffness and geometry. It’s a fast, fun and responsive trail shredder that should suit riders who want a bike that balances agility with stability, and efficiency with comfort” Bike Radar
“It’s supremely balanced, it pedals efficiently and - most of all - it’s a hell of a lot of fun on the descents” AMB Magazine
“Exquisitely balanced suspension and geometry translate into a fast, capable yet playful package” - 5/5 MBUK
“It’s odds-on to become the new benchmark 29er...Great geometry, sizing and suspension. Keen pricing too, given that you can still walk into a shop and sit on one” - mbr