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Whyte 901 2019 Hardtail Mountain Bike

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Whyte 901 2019 Hardtail Mountain Bike

The 2019 version of Whyte's multi-award winning 900 series promises an even more amazing ride via its higher volume 27.5x2.8" tyres and its even more 'out-there' geometry.

Multi-award winning design
The Whyte 901 has the distinction of being awarded a perfect 10/10 score by MBR (Mountain Bike Rider) two years running. In December 2015, that magazine concluded that ' The Whyte 901 is the most evolved hardtail money can buy'. In 2016 MBR reached the daring conclusion that the only way Whyte's rivals could begin to match the ride quality of this bike would be to copy its progressive geometry. 'If there are any bike manufacturers reading this test who want to know how to make the humble hardtail better, Whyte has already done the hard yards, so just copy.' See full review.

New for 2019
For 2019, every Whyte 900-series bike has got even better thanks to the 37mm offset forks. This is the same "short offset" philosophy that was applied the highly-successful S-150

Whyte's latest OTO (optimised trail offset) geomentry system uses a new generation of reduced offset forks. It increases the trail for improved steering stability, and moves the mass of the fork and wheel closer to the steering axis for a more neutral steering feel.

The 901 major updates for 2019 - upgraded 20 2.8" tyres it now mirrors the 905's award winning perfomance. A Whyte drop.it seat post, featuring a reliable sealed cartridge and TRP's excellent new Slate-4 pot brakes.

Why you should consider a bike with high quality hydraulic disc brakes - the blog

Same as it ever was

  • With its lighter weight custom tubing, its hydroformed alloy frame optimised for UK riding conditions and its progressive geometry to keep the rider centered and in control, the 901 boasts the key features we love about Whyte mountain bikes - see blog
  • The 900-Series frame is built for the bike's one-by transmission, so it features Boost dropouts to take the longer, stronger 12x148mm axle appropriate for a rear hub with an 11 speed cassette
  • This frame design maximises the strength and integrity of the rear wheel by positioning the Boost hub flanges more outboard, thus reducing stress on the spokes
  • Super reliable RockShox Air fork with Motion Control damper
  • Its SRAM NX transmission has all the German-engineered features that has made SRAM 1x11 transmissions so desirable - see blog.
  • The tyres and rims are tubeless ready
  • Why upgrade to tubeless?

The benefits of Whyte's unique MTB trail geometry in their own words
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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.'

The 901 in Whyte's own words
'With the 901 it's all about the geometry - it will make you feel more confident in all situations than any hardtail you've ever ridden. The latest 901 comes fitted with exactly the same frame as the 10/10 award winning 905 frame.

A frame size adjusted Whyte Drop.it post comes as standard and 4 Pot brakes give the rider the very latest in Trail control.

The 901 rides on 2.8" Maxxis high volume TR 3C compound tyres which combine with the WTB ST TCS 2.0 i35 rims to create more comfort, more control and more fun.'

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Technical Specifications

Whyte 901 2019 
Frame6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Custom Drawn, Tapered Headtube, Intergrip Seat Clamp System with Internal BBX Cable Routing for Dropper Post and 12mm X 148mm Boost Dropouts
ForkRockShox Sektor RL 27.5", 130mm Travel, 37mm Offset, DebonAir, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Compression and Rebound, Tapered Steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, Maxle Lite
HeadsetFSA No. 57B Orbit ZS, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Caged Bearings
ShiftersSRAM NX, 11 Speed
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX, 11 Speed
ChainsetSRAM NX, X-SYNC Direct Mount 30T, 170mm, Boost 11 Speed
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP, 73mm
ChainSRAM PC-1110, 11 Speed
Cassette / FreewheelSRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11 Speed
RimsWTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
HubsAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Front - 15mm x 110mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole, Rear - 12mm x 148mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole
SpokesDT Swiss Champion 2.0mm, Black Stainless, Brass Nipples
TyresMaxxis High Roller II TR 27.5" x 2.8" 120TPI, EXO Sidewall protection, 3C Maxx Terra, Front, Maxxis Rekon TR 27.5" x 2.8" 60TPI, EXO Sidewall Protection, Rear
BrakesTRP Slate, 4 Pot, Front - 180mm Rotor, XL 200mm, Rear - XS/S 160mm, M/L 180mm, XL 200mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake leversTRP Slate
HandlebarsWhyte 6061 Alloy, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm, XS/S 760mm Wide, M/L/XL 780mm Wide (L/XL 30mm Rise)
Grips / TapeWhyte Lock-on V Grip
StemWhyte Gravity Stem, 35mm Extension
SaddleWhyte Custom, Triple Panel Design
SeatpostWhyte drop.it Post, 30.9mm, XS 100mm Travel, S 125mm Travel, M/L/XL 150mm Travel, Paddle Remote Lever

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