Whyte Portobello '16
|Matt Granite/Grey & Green||Large||Our Price £600.00 RRP £750.00||In Stock|
|Matt Granite/Grey & Green||Small||Our Price £600.00 RRP £750.00||In Stock|
Such a fast, smooth and confidence-inspiring ride, it's easy to understand why the Portobello has been a staple of Whyte's R7 urban flatbar range of commuter bikes since its introduction 5 years ago.
Upgrades from Whyte Shoreditch
- Need a wider spread of gears? The Whyte Portobello delivers with a smooth-shifting Shimano Sora transmission with 2x9 Rapidfire shifters and derailleurs, an 11-32 cassette and a 34/50 chainset.
- Stronger rear wheel with asymmetric rim.
- Lighter weight folding version of the Vittoria Zaffrio Pro tyres.
Whyte R7 Fast Urban Road Bike Overview
Also known as 'urban flatbars' R7 bikes combine close to road bike speed with the flatbar handling control, familiar to anyone who has enjoyed riding a mountain bike with riser bars equipped with high quality brake and gear levers.
Whyte R7 Fast Urban Road Bikes are fast becoming the first choice of experienced cyclists who normally ride a mountain bike or a racing bike, but are looking for a flatbar city bike that doesn't compromise performance: hence the lightweight butted aluminium frame, the carbon-bladed forks, the zippy puncture-resistant 700x28 tyres, and the unique control offered by high quality hydraulic disc brakes.
Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Tektro Auriga stoppers deliver single-digit modulated braking - i.e. all it takes is a light squeeze of the lever with a single fingertip to apply each brake. Proven on high-spec mountain bikes over the past decade, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes now feature on better quality urban bikes, such as the Whyte Shoreditch. This makes sense because consistent confidence-inspiring braking is at least as important on the road as it is on the trail.
Disc Brake-Specific Wheels
The deep section rims are optimised for disc brakes and sport 3M reflective decals to help you get spotted from all sides.
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.
Mudguard and Rack Compatible
Custom dropouts enable Whyte to mount the rear hydraulic disc brake caliper inside the rear triangle, making it rack and mudguards compatible. If you want any extras fitted to a Whyte Portobello, such as Whyte's matching mudguards,let us know when you order the bike and we will customise the bike to your requirements at no extra labour charge.
'Our lightweight aluminium frame uses MTB-inspired geometry to increase confidence on rough city streets while a carbon fork does a great job of damping out road buzz.
The Portobello features a carbon fork to smooth out the road chatter. Dropout eyelets allow our custom mud
guards to be fitted.
Our shaped, butted and uniquely profiled rear stays give all our Fast Urban bikes a fantastically responsive and comfortable ride.'
|Frame||6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Custom Drawn, Multi Butted|
|Fork||Straight Bladed Carbon Front Fork, with Post Mount and Single Eyelets|
|Headset||FSA No. 23 Integrated Road|
|Rear Hub||Alloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole|
|Front Hub||Alloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 28 Hole|
|Spokes||2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples|
|Rims||Whyte Disk Road 32mm Deep, Offset Section Rim|
|Front Tyre||Vittoria Zaffrio Pro, 700 x 28c, Black, with Puncture Protection|
|Rear Tyre||Vittoria Zaffrio Pro, 700 x 28c, Black, with Puncture Protection|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Sora SL-3500, 9 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora FD-R3500, 9 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora RD-3500, 9 Speed|
|Cassette||Shimano HG-200, 11-32 9 Speed|
|Chain||KMC CN-HG53, 9 Speed|
|Crankset||Shimano FC-R345-L, Double 50-34, 9 Speed, Octalink|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, Octalink BB-ES300|
|Seatpost||Whyte 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 1pcs 3D Forged 6061 Alloy|
|Saddle||Whyte Custom, Triple Panel Design|
|Bar||Whyte Narrow, 31.8mm, 20mm Rise, 580mm Wide|
|Stem||Whyte, 70mm S, 80mm M, 90mm L & XL|
|Grips||Whyte double Density, Lock-on|
|Front Brakes||Tektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor|
|Rear Brakes||Tektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Auriga|
|Pedals||Fibre reinforced Composite Platform|
|Matt Granite/Grey & Green||Small||5032489045307|
|Matt Granite/Grey & Green||Large||5032489045321|
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