Whyte 802 Compact '16
|Magenta/Black & Aqua||Medium||Our Price £620.00 RRP £750.00||In Stock|| |
Whyte 802 Compact
WhatMountainBike awarded the Whyte 802 Compact a 4.5/5 rating and described it as 'a short travel race machine perfectly proportioned for female riders'.
They loved this cross country/trail bike's female-friendly features
'Whyte ticks all the obvious boxes: smaller diameter grips, shorter cranks and a well-shaped woman’s saddle ticks all the boxes for a female-friendly bike, but what really makes a difference on the 802 is the fork. By using an air, rather than metal or rubber bumper, spring the fork can be accurately tuned to any rider weight. Cue consistent control and comfort in the rough and full travel when you need it in emergencies.'
Their verdict: 'A super efficient, lightweight, insatiably rapid, short-travel race or rave machine at a fantastic price.'
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Why this bike is great?
- The custom-drawn hydroformed 6061 aluminium frame is built to Whyte's proven trail geometry, optimised for 27.5 inch wheels.
- The rear disc brake is chainstay-mounted, rather than conventional seatstay-mounted.
- This innovation has allowed Whyte to build a more comfortable frame, courtesy of its slimmer and more vertically compliant seat stay.
- The Whyte 802 frame (medium size) matches a 73.5 degree seat tube angle with a 68.5 degree head angle.
- The steep seat angle helps you power the cranks.
- The relaxed head angle and the long wheelbase deliver high speed stability.
- The short rear triangle (435mm chainstays) delivers quick-steering manoeuvrability.
- The wide bars and short stem make for excellent slow speed manoeuvrability.
- Maxxis Ikon 27.5x2.2 inch tyres' ability to roll over obstacles, which might stall smaller tyres, help you maintain momentum.
- RockShox 30 fork from the first name in mountain bike suspension.
- New improved Shimano Acera M3000 3x9 shifters and front mech with Deore rear mech and chainset.
- Reinforced rear wheel, courtesy of its offset rim.
- 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.
- Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes.
The Undeniable benefits of Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- Moving the brakes from the mud and rain-attracting wheel rims to the relatively clean hubs make for an improvement in the brakes' all-weather all-conditions performance.
- Disc brake pads are much harder so they last much longer. So do the rims now that they are no longer worn down by the brake pads.
- The benefits of hydraulic disc brakes is that they are mechanically more efficient than cable-operated brakes when it comes to that essential function of bicycle brakes - the pads engage and release more efficiently.
- Another significant factor is that hydraulic hoses, unlike cables, are not prone to fraying, rusting, kinking and breaking. This fundamental difference explains why hydraulic brakes require far less maintenance and adjustment than cable-operated brakes.
Whyte Geometry Overview
When we talk about a bicycle’s geometry, we’re talking about the angles and measurements that determine where the rider is positioned between the wheels, and how the bike connects with the ground. More than the components or the frame material, a bike’s geometry defines the way it rides. It's the key factor that sets Whyte apart from the competition.
The Whyte formula has been 15 years in the making. It’s a formula that inspires confidence in beginners and casual cyclists alike, whilst allowing Whyte's expert race teams to perform to the absolute limits of their ability. Confidence is Whyte's ultimate goal when designing a bike.
This confidence is achieved by combining a relaxed head angle (the angle the fork comes out of the frame) with a longer than average front centre to create a bike that is stable at speed and feels predictable, especially when the terrain gets steeper. To sharpen up the steering response for low-speed precision, wide handlebars and short stems are specced. At the back of the bike, the aim is to make the chainstays as short as physically possible to maximise the bike’s agility. It’s a formula that works in all situations, whatever your ambitions and whatever your level of skill. Simply put, geometry can make or break a bike.
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 802 is available in the XS size, and all sizes sport more compact geometry than the 801 or 805. That means slightly less length for more comfortable reach suiting riders with shorter proportions.
The Multi Award winning 802 offers a great package of Trail Geometry combined with XC parts from Shimano, RockShox and Whyte’s in house design team.
These frames bristle with UK design features, such as extra mud clearance for all-weather usability, forward facing seat slot to keep rear wheel spray out of the frame, internal routing for improved cable life and crud-catcher mounts on the downtube to keep the grit out of your teeth.
|Frame||6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Custom Drawn and Multi Butted|
|Fork||RockShox 30 Silver, 100mm Travel, Solo Air, Turn Key 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, sleeve joint, Offset rims, 32 Hole|
|Front Tyre||Maxxis IKON Wire 27.5” x 2.2”|
|Rear Tyre||Maxxis IKON Wire 27.5” x 2.2”|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Acera M3000, 9 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, 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|
|Bar||Whyte Riser Bar 15mm rise, 31.8mm, 700mm Wide|
|Stem||Whyte Custom, 60mm XS, 60mm S, 70mm M|
|Grips||Whyte Custom Lock-on|
|Front Brakes||Tektro Auriga, 160mm rotor|
|Rear Brakes||Tektro Auriga, 160mm rotor, Internal Routing|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Auriga|
|Pedals||Fibre reinforced Composite Platform|
|Magenta/Black & Aqua||Medium||5032489045918|
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