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Whyte 805 '16

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  • Whyte 805 trail/xc mountain bike
  • RockShox Recon equipped Whyte hardtail
  • Sub-£1,000 bike to workscheme recommended
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Whyte 805

The Whyte 805 offers key upgrades over the 801 to create an even more capable cross country / trail bike.

Upgrades from Whyte 801.

  • Lower weight, higher spec RockShox Recon fork.
  • The 15mm RockShox Maxle thru axle beefs up the front end of the bike.
  • The SRAM 2x10 drivetrain offers precise shifting over a huge range via it 22/36 chainset and its 11-36 cassette.
  • Tubeless ready tyre /rim combo gives you the opportunity to reduce weight, plus it allows you to ride at lower pressures for improved traction when conditions get slippery.

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 tubes 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 805
Internal cable routing keeps cables clean and clear of grime whatever the conditions, while Whyte’s surefooted geometry will make you want to ride come rain or shine.

WTB TCS Asym rims with Maxxis TR IKON tyres combine to make a Tubeless Ready package.

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 and crud-catcher mounts on the downtube to keep the grit out of your teeth.'

Women's 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, Custom Drawn and Multi Butted
ForkRockShox Recon Silver, 100mm Travel, Turn Key Lockout, 15mm Maxle
HeadsetFSA No. 10, Semi Integrated, Caged Bearings
Rear HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole, 15mm X 100mm Througfh Axle
SpokesWTB 2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
RimsWTB Asym i19 27.5” Rims with TCS System
Front TyreMaxxis IKON TR Tubeless Ready, 27.5” x 2.2”
Rear TyreMaxxis IKON TR Tubeless Ready, 27.5” x 2.2”
Shift LeversSRAM X-5, 10 Speed
Front DerailleurSRAM GX, 10 Speed
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX, Medium Cage, Type 2, 10 Speed
CassetteSRAM PG-1020 11-36, 10 Speed
ChainSRAM PC 1031, 10 Speed
CranksetSRAM FC800, 22/36 compact double with Power Spline, 10 Speed
Bottom BracketSRAM Power Spline
SeatpostWhyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm x 400mm
SaddleWhyte Custom, Triple Panel Design
BarWhyte Riser Bar 15mm rise, 31.8mm, 700mm Wide
StemWhyte Custom, 70mm S, 70mm M, 80mm L & XL
GripsWhyte Custom Lock-on
Front BrakesTektro Gemini, 160mm Rotor
Rear BrakesTektro Gemini, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake LeversTektro Gemini
PedalsFibre reinforced Composite Platform
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This is a light bike and very comfortable to ride longer distances. Gearing is good and so are the brakes. i want to keep riding it as it is so much fun to throw around. Would definitely recommend. Edinburgh Leeds were brilliant, letting me test ride a few bikes to make my decision which to buy. Then very helpful when picking it up with advice and fitting bottle holder and mud guards whilst I was there.
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