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Whyte 801 2018

Whyte 801 2018

  • Closer than ever to award winning Whyte 901
  • Progressive geometry Whyte trail hardtail
  • 66.5˚ head tube angle for less sketchy downhills

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Whyte 801 2018

Shimano one-by drivetrain, slack head tube angle, short chainstays, 120mm Rockshox, internal cable routing...the 2018 Whyte 801 MTB is more trail ready than ever.

Smart upgrades for 2018, such as the SCR (Single Chain Ring) frame and its 1x10 drivetrain make the 800-series MTB even closer to Whyte's 4-figure multi-award winning 900-series trail MTBs.

Upgrades from Whyte 605

  • More radical trail geometry (66.5˚ head tube angle) makes the 801 an even more confidence inspiring ride - especially on downhills
  • Longer (120mm) travel Rockshox copes better with more challenging terrain
  • Shimano Deore 1x10 drivetrain offers further proof the one-by is the way to go
  • Why you want a one-by drivetrain
  • Extra grippy Maxxis Ardent front / Maxxis Crossmark II rear 27.5 x 2.25” tyres

Same as Whyte 605

  • Whyte 6061 hydroformed frame with custom tubing for lightest weight in its class
  • The frame is made especially clean with Whyte's BBX (bottom bracket exit) internal cable routing, which is weather sealed, dropper-seat ready, and designed to facilitate easier cable replacement in years to come
  • Tektro Auriga brakes - given how many great bikes come with these stoppers, Aurigas are probably the best proven hydraulic disc brakes in mountain biking today. Why you want hydraulic disc brakes
  • WTB Ranger 27.5x2.25 inch tyres are genuine mountain bike treads
  • The 740mm wide bars with Whyte Lock-on V Grip and the short (35, 45 or 60mm depending on frame size) stem put you in control

The benefits of Whyte's unique MTB trail geometry in their own words
'
We push the front wheel further in front of the rider at a slacker angle to the frame. This helps the steering ‘self correct', keeping you on track whether you're ripping down a rowdy mountain trail or a back road short cut turns out shady. By adding a long reach top tube we can team the stable steering with a super short, snap reacting stem for dodging traffic and potholes on the way to work or surfing sliding tyres down a black run descent. Add our own carefully selected handlebar shapes and you've got the perfect balanced of confident communication and connection in your hands.

Steering feel alone isn't enough to create a benchmark setting, award winning handling character though. We also drop the centre of gravity of our bikes as low as possible so they naturally glue themselves onto the ground through corners rather than leaving you perched and precarious. Because driving a barge is dull we keep the back ends super short whatever the wheel size to guarantee the hop and pop agility you need to bring the trail alive.'

Add all the other features that make a Whyte mountain bike special, it's hard to imagine a better trail bike for the money. See our Why we're in love with Whyte mountain bikes blog

Here's how Whyte describe the 801
'Our aluminium hardtails have always offered a fine blend of fun, control and speed. For 2018 the line has upgraded to a dedicated SCR frame. Not needing inner chainring clearance means our engineers are able to further reduce the length of the chainstays for improved agility and a more dynamic ride.

The 800 Series frame is brand new for 2018, using the very latest Whyte geometry, based around a longer top tube,a short stem and wide 740mm bar.

The 800 series bikes also feature a 120mm travel fork, for trail-bike levels of performance. This new frame bristles with UK design features such as the "Get A Grip” seat post clamp system. This allows quick adjustment, fantastic weather proofing and a nice ergonomic lever which is easy to operate however cold your hands might be.'

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Technical Data

Whyte 801
2018
 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, SCR, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing with BBX, Chainstay Post Mount Dropouts and Get A Grip Seat Clamp System
ForkRockShox 30 Silver 27.5", 120mm Travel, Solo Air, Adjustable Rebound, Alloy Steerer, Turn Key Lockout
Rear ShockNone
HeadsetFSA No. 57B Orbit ZS, Sealed Cartridge Bearing 1.5" Lower, 1 1.8" Caged Upper Bearings
Rear HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
SpokesWTB 2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
RimsWhyte Trail-21, Sleeve Joint, Offset Rims, 32 Hole
TyresMaxxis Ardent Wire 27.5" x 2.25" Front, Maxxis Crossmark II Wire 27.5" x 2.25" Rear
Shift LeversShimano Deore SL-M6000, 10 Speed
Front MechNone
Rear MechShimano Deore RD-M6000, Shadow Plus
CassetteSunrace CSMS3, 11-42, 10 Speed
ChainShimano HG-54, 10 Speed
CranksetFSA Alpha Drive 1X, Forged Cranks, Narrow Wide 30T Chainring
Bottom BracketFSA Square Taper, 73mm
SeatpostWhyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm x 350mm Small & Med 400mm Large & X Large, 6061 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp, Adjuster
SaddleWhyte Custom
HandlebarWhyte Riser Bar 15mm Rise, 31.8mm, 740mm Wide
StemWhyte Custom, 35mm S, 45mm M & L, 60mm XL
GripsWhyte Lock-on V Grip
Front BrakesTektro Auriga, 180mm Rotor (160mm on S)
Rear BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake LeversTektro Auriga
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform

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