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Whyte 806 Compact 2017

Whyte 806 Compact 2017

  • Compact frame Whyte trail MTB for shorter riders
  • Best buy 1x11 trail hardtail
  • with 120mm RockShox Recon forks

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Product Description


Whyte 806 Compact '17

The 806 is similar to the Whyte 805, but with a compact frame and different controls in the shape of a Shimano SLX 1x11 transmission and Tektro Auriga brakes.

Different from Whyte 805

  • Compact frame with shorter top tube offers an easier reach to the bars for shorter women, youths and men.
  • The Shimano M7000 SLX 1x11 transmission reduces and simplifies the drivetrain down to a single Rapidfire gear shifter, single chainring and single mech (compared with the 805's SRAM 2x10 gearing).
  • The Shimano M7000 SLX drivetrain still offers a super-wide gear range courtesy of an 11-42 cassette and an FSA Comet 32t chainset with alternating narrow/wide mega teeth to prevent chain drop.
  • Whyte 'pay' for this more expensive drivetrain by specing less expensive but still wonderful Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes.

Same as Whyte 805

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 folding bead tyres are a frequent first choice with experienced trail riders.
  • The WTB rims are 23mm wide, asymmetric and tubeless ready.
  • The RockShox Recon Silver fork delivers smooth damped suspension.
  • The fork/wheel interface is beefed up with a 100x15mm Maxle.

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 806) 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. For more about why we love Whyte mountain bikes, see our blog.

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Technical Data

Whyte 806 Compact
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing with BBX, Chainstay Post Mount Dropouts and Get A Grip seat clamp system
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 LeversShimano SLX M7000, 11 Speed
Front MechN/A
Rear MechShimano SLX RD-M7000 Shadow Plus
CassetteShimano CS-M7000, 11-42, 11 Speed
ChainShimano HG-601, 11 Speed
CranksetFSA Comet, Mega EXO, direct mount 32T, 11 Speed
Bottom BracketFSA Mega EXO, BSA
SeatpostWhyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm x 350mm, 6061 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp
SaddleWhyte Custom fit
HandlebarWhyte Riser Bar 15mm rise, 31.8mm, 720mm Wide
StemWhyte Custom, 45mm
GripsWhyte Custom Lock-on
Front BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm rotor
Rear BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm rotor, Internal Routing
Brake LeversTektro Auriga
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform
Manufacturer's Published Weight12.5kg (weighed without pedals, reflectors and bell)
Be aware that cycling equipment specifications can change without notice so please regard our published weights as an honest but approximate guide.





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