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DORSET

"If you want a bike for getting from A to B quickly all year round, and that can cope with whatever the British roads and weather can throw at it this could be for you" road.cc (14 of the best 2018 & 2019 road bikes under £1,000)


October 15, 2018

VICTORIA

The latest version of Whyte's nippy round-towner incorporates a couple of mini-trends we're starting to see in hybrids for 2019: single chainrings and fat 650B tyres. With a wide-range gear selection at the wheel there's no real need for multiple chainrings, which makes for a more straightforward gear system. The wheels are smaller than the road-racing size 700C you usually find on hybrids, but with fat tyres they end up about the same size. The fat tyres make for more grip and cushioning, which has to be a good thing round town" 


October 8, 2018

T-130 SR

“There’s no trace of flex or fumble, even when really pushing your luck, and we regularly kept pace with the longer-travel bikes on black-run bombing raids” T-130 SR - Test winner in the latest edition of MBUK out now.


October 4, 2018

S-150C WORKS

The S-150C Works is fast, capable and a ton of fun, seeming to hold its line better than any bike I’ve ridden. 5/5

August 24, 2018

GLENCOE

"Swooping down road descents at 40mph is a thoroughly composed experience on the Whyte" - Review from Cycling Plus magazine- out now.

September 7, 2018

HIGHGATE

With a compact frame and Shimano STEPS system at its core, Whyte have brought together an expertly designed bike that can comfortably go for 77 miles on a single charge. Featuring integrated lights, powerful disc brakes and Road Plus tyres, the Highgate is a road bike built to cope with the trials and tribulations of the urban jungle.

September 4, 2018

S-150C WORKS

"Whyte's top-end S-150 C Works marries progressive geometry to a quality carbon fibre frame and a fully loaded spec to produce a 150mm travel trail bike that's incredibly planted and really comes alive when you really start charging hard."

August 24, 2018

G-170C WORKS 29er

"The Whyte G-170 Works 29er is an outstanding bike, a thoroughbred racer in both intent and execution it’s a bike for stealing podiums"

August 23, 2018

GLENCOE

"Amazingly stable and comfortable ride ideal for rough roads" on road cc

August 5, 2018

 

 G-170C RS

 "One for racers and white-knuckle descenders, the Whyte G-170 RS is a potent race-weapon, and the ‘hardcore’ choice in the range". "If you have the skills to unleash the beast, the G-170 delivers a firm uppercut of fun." Review of the Whyte G-170C RS from Enduro Magazine available here

May 21, 2018

 

 WHYTE 2018 REVIEW COLLECTION

 A collection of reviews of our 2018 range including- G-170 S, S-150C WORKS, T-130S, Wessex.

Apr 5, 2018

 

 WESSEX

 Featured in the 'Best road bikes under £2,500 for 2018' on bikeradar

Apr 4, 2018

 

 G-170C WORKS

 "Super-capable gravity bomber that’s well-balanced and loads of fun to ride" - first ride review now on bike radar

Apr 1, 2018

 

 GLENCOE

 "The Glencoe represents an exciting and radical reinterpretation of what a modern road bike could be" Full review from road.cc

Mar 29, 2018

 

909

"If you definitely only have room for one bike, this is surely a strong contender for that precious shed space" review of the 909 from Singletrack

Mar 28, 2018

 

905

"Whyte has raised the bar to the height of a pole vault" - Whyte 905 long term review in the March edition of mbr - out now

Feb 9, 2018

 

G-170 S

“Speed really was where this bike shined ever so brightly; it’s so stable due to its length and excellent suspension that you really do feel like there is not much that you can’t do.”- AMB Magazine issue 166 out now. 

Feb 5, 2018

 

S-150C RS

"It’s supremely balanced, it pedals efficiently and - most of all - it’s a hell of a lot of fun on the descents"- full review from AMB online here

Feb 5, 2018

 

S-150C WORKS

"Whyte’s latest trail bike is a do-it-all ripper. It’s a 150mm-travel, plus-compatible 29er that can take on virtually any trail with aplomb" 5/5 - Full review now available on bikeradar- 

Feb 1, 2018

 

905

"With the raft of updates and some great first impressions, I'm already starting to think the new Whyte 905 could be the perfect UK hardtail" - Whyte 905 long term review in the February edition of mbr magazine - out now.

Jan 31, 2018

 

G-170C WORKS

“The G-170’s suspension is seriously capable and keeps the rear wheel glued to the trail even when I feel like I’m right on the tyre’s limit” – long term review in the February edition of MBUK out now.

Jan 23, 2018

 

S-150C RS

Whyte S-150C RS wins the prestigious Design & Innovation award- full write up here

Jan 17, 2018

 

WESSEX

"A superbly comprehensive and controlled, great value all-weather warrior for UK riding" Whyte Wessex review in latest edition of Cycling Plus magazine

Jan 4, 2018

 

905

"The Whyte 905 redefines the limits of production hardtail performance" - Read the full review in the January edition of MBUK - out now

Dec 21, 2017

 

G-170 S TEST WINNER

"Its a full-blown gravity focused race weapon"- 10/10 Test Winner - full review in the January edition of mbr - out now.

Dec 13, 2017

 

G-170C WORKS

"Super-capable gravity bomber that's well-balanced and loads of fun to ride" - First ride review in the December edition of MBUK magazine out now. 

Dec 1, 2017

 

FRISTON

Video review of the Whyte Friston from Guy Kesteven.

Nov 20, 2017

 

905

“Whyte claims that this is the best 905 it’s ever built, and we agree. It’s also the best hardtail we’ve ridden, period, and easily deserving of a perfect 10 rating” – Winner best in test, 10/10- review of the Whyte 905 in the December issue of mbr, out now.

Nov 13, 2017

 

FRISTON

"Radically controlled, capable, comfortable, practical and surprisingly swift all-rounder" Review in the December edition of Cycling Plus magazine, out now

Nov 3, 2017

 

S-150C WORKS

"Exquisitely balanced suspension and geometry translate into a fast, capable yet playful package" - The Whyte S-150C Works receives a 5/5 star rating in the November issue of MBUK, out now.

Nov 3, 2017

 

WESSEX

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

Sep 26, 2017

 

WESSEX ONE

November’s Cycling Plus looks at the benefits of single ring transmissions in an article featuring the new Whyte Wessex One. “We love Whyte’s extensively UK-proofed Wessex all-road bike, and we’ve been running a single-ring build on a Wessex SE frame as our disc brake/wheel and tyre test bed all last year. For 2018 Whyte has modified the mould and added SRAM’s wide-range Apex 1 group set to create the clean looking, superb single ring One.

Sep 1, 2017

 

S-150C WORKS

"The Whyte S-150 is the bike UK riders have been waiting for, versatile, confident, and outrageously fun to ride fast. It’s a bike that works exceptionally well, everywhere and in every way!"

Aug 30, 2017

 

S-150C WORKS

Video review from MBUK/Bikeradar
https://www.facebook.com/BikeRadar/videos/10154630915761541/

Aug 14, 2017

 

WESSEX

"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!"

Aug 1, 2017

 

S-150C WORKS

"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"

Review from mbr magazine August edition. 

Aug 1, 2017

 

T-130 S

"Dynamic-riding frame, max-fun geometry and kick-ass kit make the Whyte our full-gas fave"

Aug 1, 2017

 

S-150C RS

"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"

Jul 17, 2017

 

S-150 S

First ride of the new dual wheel size, 150mm travel, tweaked fork geometry aggro all rounder from UK innovators Whyte on the awesome trails of South Wales.

Jul 7, 2017

 

S-150C WORKS

"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"

Jul 3, 2017

 

GISBURN

"Not only is it the most surefooted fun by far as we swerve and surf the singletrack north back to High
Paradise Farm, it’s also a surprisingly smooth, efficient cruising and practically detailed, weather sealed ride on the road too, putting it right at the progressive edge of all-round adventure enjoyment"

Jul 1, 2017

 

WESSEX

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

Read the full review in the August edition of Cycling Plus magazine, out now. 

Jul 1, 2017

 

T-130 S

"First run down our test track and it was clear that the 2017 Whyte T-130 S has lost none of its magic. Eye-wateringly fast and a total riot to ride, we could hit all of our lines with confidence and get creative with new ones too" - review in this month’s mbr magazine.

Jul 1, 2017

 

605

"Whyte’s affordable 605 hardtail might not break the bank, but when it comes to on-trail performance it blows most rivals out of the water thanks to a frame sporting bang-up-to-date geometry and well-chosen components"

Jun 19, 2017

 

T-130C RS

Whyte scores 5/5 in the final print edition of What Mountain Bike- edition 200 out now. 

May 4, 2017

 

605

The Whyte 605 wins hardtail of the year in the latest edition of mbr magazine- out now. 

May 4, 2017

 

WESSEX

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

“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

Apr 4, 2017

 

T-130 S

"This all-aluminium bike doesn’t mind a touch of abuse – and why not? That’s what’s it made for after all. Yet again we see Whyte pushing to the front of what’s happening not just in the UK but worldwide. The T-130 is a truly brilliant trail bike"

Apr 4, 2017

 

T-129 S

"We’ve been running a 2016 T-129S test bike over the last year here at Dirt and it has proven to be a winner. All the changes we’ve made to the spec of ours have been addressed for 2017. A finely tuned trail bike gets even better"

Apr 4, 2017

 

905

"It spins along effortlessly, and its impressive ability to hold its speed means you’ll have more in the tank to attack the climbs. In that respect, it’s still one of the best trail hardtails on the market"- review in the March edition of mbr out now. 

Mar 4, 2017

 

WESSEX

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

Mar 4, 2017

 

DORSET

"The ride delivers exactly what it’s designed to and will get you grinning with cornering and downhill flair that puts some pure race bikes to shame"- Bikesetc

Mar 4, 2017

 

G-160 RS

"The ultra-stable chassis and balanced suspension gives you more time to react to slides, and more confidence on steeper, technical terrain. Value for money is superb too..." 9/10- mbr

Feb 4, 2017

 

WESSEX COMMUTER BIKE OF THE YEAR

Winner road.cc Commuter Bike of the Year 2016-17
"A British designed bike that is perfect for year-round British road cycling and commuting"- Road CC

Jan 4, 2017

 

WESSEX SPORTIVE/ENDURANCE BIKE OF THE YEAR

Winner road.cc Sportive and Endurance Bike of the Year 2016-17

"Whyte set itself the goal of creating the most dependable, reliable, comfortable bike for surviving the worst conditions, and it it has ticked all those boxes. This is a very impressive bike" Road CC

Jan 4, 2017

 

403

"The excellent Whyte 403 offers a ‘grown up’ ride while serving up lashings of confidence, reliability and above all fun to the most important mini-shredder in your life. While more expensive than the standard ‘catalogue’ bike, seeing your kid grinning from ear to ear as they fall in love with riding is priceless. The Whyte 403 is a great buy" - Enduro MTB

Jan 4, 2017

 

G-160 S

"A few pedal strokes to get it up to speed, and the bike comes alive. It really was a case of ‘hold on tight’ for a super-stable run down the hill at maximum warp speed"- Australian Mountain Bike Magazine.

Jan 4, 2017

 

WESSEX

"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

Jan 4, 2017

 

WHYTE 2017 REVIEW COLLECTION

A collection of reviews of our 2017 range including- 403, 801, 909, G-160, T-129, T-130 & Wessex

Jan 4, 2017

 

T-130C RS

"I simply didn't ride a more addictively involving, multi-purpose, madness-ready trail bike all year" T-130C RS long term review in January 2017 edition of What Mountain Bike magazine.

Jan 4, 2017

 

WESSEX FEATURE WITH TRIUMPH STAG

"The muscular Whyte Wessex I was riding cut effortlessly over the smooth tarmac, the comfortable 30c tires sliced easily through the fallen leaves that littered the road" Gran Fondo

Nov 4, 2016

 

G-160 WORKS

"The Whyte G-160 Works has massive appeal for a rider that knows what they want, can forego all-rounder capabilities and appreciates ultimate build quality.- Flow

Nov 4, 2016

 

T-130C RS

“RS is the spec level; maybe RS stands for ‘really sweet" - Flow Magazine

Nov 4, 2016

 

WESSEX

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

Nov 4, 2016

 

909

"Offering a great ride and composed handling the Whyte 909 brings a smile to the face of any level of rider" Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine

Nov 4, 2016

 

GISBURN

"The Gisburn is most certainly an interesting bike on paper, and it’s even more intriguing in the flesh" - GRIT.CX

Oct 4, 2016

 

WESSEX

"A British designed bike that is perfect for year-round British road cycling" - Road CC

Oct 4, 2016

 

T-130 S BIKE OF THE YEAR 2016

"British engineering brilliance with an almost flawless performance makes this short travel ripper our winner"- read about it in the November issue of mbr magazine.

Oct 4, 2016

 

T-130C WORKS

"Whyte sent me the T-130 while I was reviewing a handful of other makes, ranging from enduro monsters to lightweight XC trailbikes. More often than not, it was the Whyte that I reached for when I had the choice". - Pinkbike

Sep 4, 2016

 

G-160 S

The Whyte G-160 S is an uncompromising gravity focussed animal, hitting a price point that will not break the bank. Its extreme geometry is perfect for enduro racing and smashing downhill tracks in the woods. -Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine

Sep 4, 2016

 

T-129 RS

For an average rider, the Whyte T-129 is a fun and confidence inspiring bike that will unlock new found speed on flowing terrain – more advanced riders will find the nimbleness and playfulness of the T-129 RS simply electric, rewarding with blistering speed and raw excitement. -Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine

Aug 4, 2016

 

801

"Great shape and sizing make the 801 an instant hit. It won't shake your fillings out like some entry-level hardtails" - mbr

Aug 4, 2016

 

GISBURN

Whyte have long taken a pragmatic approach to their drop-barred range, and were one of the first brands to run slightly more relaxed geometry than a classic ‘cross race bike. Times move on though, and the 2017 range represents a further evolution to that approach.- GRIT.CX

Jul 4, 2016

 

T-130 RS TRAIL BIKE OF THE YEAR

"We thought Whyte's T-130 RS might be the TBOTY bike to beat as soon as we rode it, and we weren't wrong" - What Mountain Bike

Apr 1, 2016

 

WHYTE 2016 REVIEW COLLECTION

A collection of reviews of our 2016 range including- 605, 802, 901, DORSET, G-160, T-129, T-130, T-130C

Apr 1, 2016