Whyte 529 '16
|Matt Granite/Orange & Black||Extra Large||Our Price £599.00 RRP £799.00||In Stock|| |
|Matt Granite/Orange & Black||Small||Our Price £599.00 RRP £799.00||In Stock|| |
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.
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.
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.'
|Frame||6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted with internal cable routing|
|Fork||RockShox XC-30, 100mm Travel, Adjustable Rebound, TK Lockout|
|Headset||FSA No. 10, Semi Integrated, Caged Bearings|
|Rear Hub||Alloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole|
|Front Hub||Alloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole|
|Spokes||WTB 2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples|
|Rims||Whyte XC-20 29” sleeve joint Offset rims, 32 Hole|
|Front Tyre||Maxxis IKON 60TPI, 29”x 2.2”, Folding|
|Rear Tyre||Maxxis IKON 60TPI, 29”x 2.2”, Folding|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Acera M3000, 9 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Acrea M-3000, 9 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore RD-M592 Shadow|
|Cassette||Shimano HG-200, 11-34, 9 Speed|
|Chain||Shimano HG-53, 9 Speed|
|Crankset||Shimano M4000, 40-30-22, 9 Speed, Octalink|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB-ES300 Octalink|
|Seatpost||Whyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm x 400mm|
|Saddle||Whyte Custom, Triple Panel Design|
|Bar||Whyte Flat 29er 6061 Bar, 31.8mm, 700mm Wide|
|Stem||Whyte Custom, -6 Degree, 70mm S and M and 80mm Large|
|Grips||Whyte Custom Lock-on|
|Front Brakes||Tektro Auriga, 180mm rotor|
|Rear Brakes||Tektro Auriga, 160mm rotor, Internal Routing|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Auriga|
|Pedals||Fibre reinforced Composite Platform|
|Matt Granite/Orange & Black||Small||5032489046045|
|Matt Granite/Orange & Black||Extra Large||5032489046076|
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