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Whyte 805 2017


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Product Details

Whyte 805 '17

RockShox Recon forks, SRAM GX 2x10 shifting and SRAM Level brakes make the Whyte 805 hardtail mountain bike even more able on technical trails.

Upgrades from Whyte 801

  • SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes are technically similar but lighter weight than SRAM's MTB World Cup-proven DH Guide brakes.
  • The SRAM GX 2x10 drivetrain with its X-HORIZON rear derailleur reduces shift force and helps eliminate ghost shifting and cage slap.
  • The RockShox Recon Silver fork is more plush and smoother damped.
  • The fork/wheel interface is beefed up with a 100x15mm Maxle.
  • Folding beads make the Maxxis tyres lighter.
  • The WTB rims are wider, asymmetric and tubeless ready.

      Same as Whyte 801

      Slacker head angle, 120mm RockShox, BBX internal cable routing... Whyte 800-series bikes have evolved into even more trail ready MTBs for 2017, sharing many of the key features proven on Whyte's multi award-winning 4-figure 900-series bikes.

      • The head tube is a slacker angled 66.5 degrees (was 68.5 degrees last year) to make the bike a more capable descender.
      • The wider 720mm bars (were 700mm) and shorter 45mm and 60mm stem depending on bike size (was 70mm and 80mm) make for snappier handling.
      • The more sophisticated BBX (bottom bracket exit) internal cable routing is better sealed and easier to work with when you do eventually have to change the cables.
      • Fat 27.5x2.25 Maxxis tyres are a frequent first choice with experienced trail riders.

      Whyte Geometry
      The most important thing about Whyte mountain bikes is that they have totally nailed MTB frame geometry by combining a slack head tube angle, a long top tube, short seat stays, a low centre of gravity, a long front centre, wide handlebars and a short stem.

      • The relaxed head tube angle (66.5˚ degrees on the 805) makes a Whyte hardtail more stable – especially when combined with Whyte's long front centre, which positions the front wheel further forward, so you're far less likely to be bundled over the bars on steep downhills.
      • The long front centre helps ensure the steering self corrects on tight switchbacks to keep you (literally) on track.
      • The short stem compensates for the long front centre so the bike doesn't overstretch you.
      • The short chainstays make for snappy, responsive steering as do the wide 720mm bars.
      • The low centre of gravity 'glues' the bike to the ground as you swoop through corners.

      Combining all these factors creates a bike that keeps you perfectly centered and in control - the key to maximising the bike's fun potential.

      Mountain Bike Sizing Guide.

      Bike sizing guide by brand.

      See all Mountain Bikes.

Technical Specifications

Whyte 805
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing with BBX, Chainstay Post Mount Dropouts and Get A Grip seat clamp sytem
ForkRockShox Recon Silver RL, 120mm Travel, Turn Key Lockout with Adjustable Rebound, Tapered Alloy Steerer with 100mm X 15mm Maxle
Rear ShockN/A
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, 15mm X 100mm Through Axle, 32 Hole
SpokesWTB 2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
RimsWTB Asym i23 Rims with TCS System, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
TyresMaxxis Ardent Folding 27.5" x 2.25" Front, Maxxis Crossmark II Folding 27.5" x 2.25" Rear
Shift LeversSRAM X-5, 10 Speed
Front MechSRAM GX, 10 Speed
Rear MechSRAM 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, 6061 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp, Adjuster
SaddleWhyte Custom, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Riser Bar 15mm rise, 31.8mm, 720mm Wide
StemWhyte Custom, 45mm S, M, 60mm L & XL
GripsWhyte Custom Lock-on
Front BrakesSRAM Level, 160mm Rotor
Rear BrakesSRAM Level, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake LeversSRAM Level
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform
Manufacturer's Published Weight12.2kg (weighed without pedals, reflectors and bell)
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