Whyte Devon Womens '16
|Matt Zinc/Magenta & Black||47cm||Our Price £799.00 RRP £999.00||In Stock|
|Matt Zinc/Magenta & Black||49cm||Our Price £799.00 RRP £999.00||In Stock|
Whyte Devon Womens
With its TRP HyRd cable-operated hydraulic disc brakes, carbon fork and Shimano Tiagra 2x10 gear shifting, the Devon is the best women's Whyte RD7 Road Disc Bike on a Bike to Work Scheme-friendly sub-£1,000 budget.
Given that a set of TRP HyRd front and rear brakes retail at around £200, the Whyte Devon offers exceptional value.
Upgrades from Whyte Somerset Womens
- Carbon forks are lighter weight and they are more shock absorbent than steel or alloy forks. Carbon fork blades are also stiffer, hence faster steering.
- One step up the Shimano hierarchy from Sora, Shimano Tiagra 2x10 shifters and mechs have been upgraded for 2016 with even smoother action and hidden (sub bar tape) cable routing.
- The FSA Omega 34/50 chainset with integrated Mega Exo bottom bracket beef up the drivetrain.
- Cartridge sealed bearing hubs make for smoother-rolling wheels.
- TRP HyRd cable operated hydraulic disc brakes work with conventional brake levers, yet they offer the adjustability and power previously reserved for hydraulic brakes. The advantage of this system over any previous cable-actuated disc brake system is that the pads are much easier to set up at an optimal distance from the rotor without rubbing. These brakes automatically self adjust so the pads move closer to the rotor as they wear down. This means that TRP (Tektro Racing Products) HyRd disc brakes maintain optimal performance over the whole life of every set of pads.
- To quote road.cc's review'TRP Hy/Rd disc brakes combine cable actuation with hydraulic power right in the calliper. They're powerful, easy to live with and the best solution so far for disc brakes with conventional brake/gear levers.'
Whyte RD-7 Commuter Road Bikes
Building the frame with custom drawn hydroformed tubing and specifying a carbon fork with a tapered steerer ensures this bike is as lightweight as a similar-priced dedicated road bike.
Full mudguard and rack compatibility means that this road bike could easily double as a fast touring / commuting / everyday bike.
The Whyte Devon therefore offers much of the versatility that makes cross bikes so attractive. The RD7 Road Disc Bike difference is that Whyte have built the Devon frame to classic women's road bike geometry (72.5 degree head angle and 74 degree seat tube angle in 51cm size) to create a bike with true road bike fast-steering agility and acceleration potential.
Furthermore, the semi-smooth Maxxis Rouler 700x28 foldable tyres, with Maxshield Puncture Protection, are faster rolling than the majority of cross tyres, which tend to be a bit chunkier.
Same as Whyte Somerset
Chainstay disc brake mounts
The disc brake is chainstay-mounted, rather than conventional seatstay-mounted. This innovation enables Whyte to build a more comfortable frame with slimmer, more vertically compliant seat stays.
Moving the brakes from the mud and rain-attracting wheel rims to the relatively clean hubs makes for an improvement in the brakes’ all-weather all-conditions performance. Disc brake pads are much harder so they last much longer. Disc brakes tend to need far less maintenance compared with rim brakes because they don't require such frequent adjustment to compensate for brake pad wear. The wheel rims should also last much longer now that they are no longer being worn down by the brake pads.
Full mudguard and rack compatibility means the Whyte Devon could easily double as a fast touring / commuting / everyday bike.
Whyte deep section rims are lightweight, strong and contribute to the bicycle's authentic road bike looks. The rear wheel's offset spoke hole design effectively equalises spoke tension on both sides to create a stronger rear wheel, whose lateral stiffness you'll appreciate every time you accelerate. To further ensure reliability, Whyte build these wheels with WTB black Sandvic stainless steel spokes - rated by some wheel builders as among the best money can buy.
Whyte Custom-drawn Tubing
Every Whyte aluminium frame is built with custom drawn tubes. This means that Whyte go to the expense of spec'ing a different tube set for each frame size. Apparently, it’s normal practice for bike companies to save money by using the same tube set for every size. This means that a butted tubeset will have to be designed around the smallest frame size. Say the smallest frame size is 16”. When the tubes are cut to size, they will have a short thicker-walled section at each end as you would expect from butted tubes. When the same tube set is used to create a 21” frame a much larger proportion of the tube will be thick walled. That’s why large frames are often disproportionately heavier than they need be. Custom tubing is Whyte's guarantee that the frame will be as light as possible in every size.
The Devon’s TRP HyRd disc brakes use an innovative hybrid cable/hydraulic system to provide powerful braking whatever the conditions. Compact geometry makes for a
more comfortable female-specific fit.
A strong alloy 6061 frame, with mudguard and rack eyelets combined with deep section offset rimmed RD-7 wheels will give years of reliable all-season performance.
Whether you’re commuting longer distances, winter training or entering summer sportives, the Whyte Road Disc range offers Cyclo Cross durability with Road geometry.
|Frame||6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Custom Drawn, Multi Butted|
|Fork||Straight Bladed Carbon Front Fork, Tapered Alloy Steerer|
|Headset||FSA No. 42 Integrated Road|
|Rear Hub||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 32 Hole|
|Front Hub||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 28 Hole|
|Spokes||WTB 2.0mm, Black Sandvik Stainless with Black Brass Nipples|
|Rims||Whyte Disk Road 32mm Deep, Offset Section Rim|
|Front Tyre||Maxxis Rouler, 700 x 28c, with Maxshield Puncture Protection|
|Rear Tyre||Maxxis Rouler, 700 x 28c, with Maxshield Puncture Protection|
|Shift Levers||Shimano ST-4700 Tiagra, 10 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano FD-4700 Tiagra, 10 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano RD-4600 Tiagra, 10 Speed|
|Cassette||Shimano HG-500 11-32, 10 Speed|
|Chain||FSA Team Issue, 10 Speed|
|Crankset||FSA Omega 34-50, 10 Speed, Compact Double|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA Mega Exo|
|Seatpost||Whyte 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 1pcs 3D Forged 6061 Alloy|
|Saddle||Whyte Custom, Triple Panel Design|
|Bar||Whyte Road, 31.8mm, Compact “Wing” Bar|
|Stem||Whyte -6 Deg/6 Deg, 80mm 47cm, 90mm 49cm/51cm, 100mm 53cm|
|Grips||Whyte Anti Slip with 3M Reflective logos on tapes|
|Front Brakes||TRP HyRd, 160mm Rotor|
|Rear Brakes||TRP HyRd, 160mm Rotor|
|Brake Levers||Shimano ST-4700 Tiagra with In Line Brake Levers|
|Pedals||Fibre reinforced Composite|
|Matt Zinc/Magenta & Black||47cm||5032489046670|
|Matt Zinc/Magenta & Black||49cm||5032489046687|
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