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Whyte 529 '16

  • Whyte 529
  • Whyte 29er hardtail
  • Whyte XC / Trail mountain bike
Matt Granite/Orange & BlackExtra LargeOur Price £599.00 RRP £799.00In Stock 
Matt Granite/Orange & BlackSmallOur Price £599.00 RRP £799.00In Stock 

Whyte 529

From its hydroformed alloy frame to its RockShox fork, the Whyte 529 is a lesson in how to create the best possible 29er XC/trail mountain bike for the money.

Just check the Whyte innovations on display on the 529.

Chainstay-mounted hydraulic disc brake
Mounting the rear disc brake to the chainstay enables Whyte to build the frame with thinner seatstays. The result: enhanced vertical compliance, hence more comfort for you, the rider.

29er geometry
Check how the frame's seat tube curves forward to make room for the larger 29 inch rear wheel. This design tweak means the 440mm chainstays are only 5mm longer than they would be on a Whyte with 27.5 inch wheels, so the bike retains the quick-handling benefits of a tight rear end whilst gaining the improved rollover, traction and speed that larger wheels can deliver.

Combining these short chainstays with Whyte's proven geometry (68.5 degree head angle and 73 degree seat angle) creates a mountain bike that wonderfully stable, yet quick steering when needs be to manoeuvre out of trouble.

Very respectably equipped
With its RockShox XC-30 fork, Shimano Acera/Deore/Alivio 3x9 transmission, Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes and its reinforced rear wheel, courtesy of its offset rim, the Whyte 529 is one confidence-inspiring hardtail.

Get A Grip seatclamp
As well as being ergonomically designed for ease of use, even with cold hands, this QR seatclamp puts far less stress on the frame seat tube than traditional seat clamps, and is safe to use should you upgrade to a carbon seatpost.

Aluminium Custom Tubing
The premium grade 6061 aluminium Whyte use has been specially developed to allow for hydro-forming (where hot oil is pumped through the tube at pressure to fine-tune its profile).

Every tube is custom drawn to Whyte's own specifications. This translates into thinner tube butting profiles over the entire length of the tube, and means that for the same strength, stiffness and fatigue characteristics, Whyte can engineer a lighter chassis.

Whyte hydro-formed aluminium frame designs concentrate on creating the most efficient shapes for the chassis,whilst retaining an elegant overall design profile. Take the seatstays and chainstays for example. As well as being internally butted to reduce weight, the stays are shaped to enhance comfort and maximise tyre and mud clearance.

'Whyte 529
The X-29 series draws on all our progressive geometry ideas and puts them in a great value range of aluminium hardtails.

Sharing the same geometry philosophy, the same 100mm of fork travel and the same 29in wheels as our flagship carbon fibre 29-C range, the X-29 series is one of the most confidence inspiring 29ers available, giving you a fast, more controlled ride. New for 2015 we've moved the rear disc brake to the chainstay which has allowed us to slim down the seatstays and further improve vertical compliance and comfort. We designed the X-29 with the UK climate in mind too: mud clearance is exceptional, the cables and brake hoses are routed through the frame to keep them working better for longer, and there are Crud Catcher mounts on the downtube to keep the grit out of your teeth.'

Mountain Bike Sizing Guide.


Buy your UK-designed Whyte mountain bike, road bike or commuter/hybrid from Edinburgh Bike Co-op instore. Interest free credit terms available.

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Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted with internal cable routing
ForkRockShox XC-30, 100mm Travel, Adjustable Rebound, TK Lockout
HeadsetFSA No. 10, Semi Integrated, Caged Bearings
Rear HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
SpokesWTB 2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
RimsWhyte XC-20 29” sleeve joint Offset rims, 32 Hole
Front TyreMaxxis IKON 60TPI, 29”x 2.2”, Folding
Rear TyreMaxxis IKON 60TPI, 29”x 2.2”, Folding
Shift LeversShimano Acera M3000, 9 Speed
Front DerailleurShimano Acrea M-3000, 9 Speed
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore RD-M592 Shadow
CassetteShimano HG-200, 11-34, 9 Speed
ChainShimano HG-53, 9 Speed
CranksetShimano M4000, 40-30-22, 9 Speed, Octalink
Bottom BracketShimano BB-ES300 Octalink
SeatpostWhyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm x 400mm
SaddleWhyte Custom, Triple Panel Design
BarWhyte Flat 29er 6061 Bar, 31.8mm, 700mm Wide
StemWhyte Custom, -6 Degree, 70mm S and M and 80mm Large
GripsWhyte Custom Lock-on
Front BrakesTektro Auriga, 180mm rotor
Rear BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm rotor, Internal Routing
Brake LeversTektro Auriga
PedalsFibre reinforced Composite Platform
Matt Granite/Orange & BlackSmall5032489046045
Matt Granite/Orange & BlackExtra Large5032489046076

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