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Whyte Clifton 2020 Electric Bike


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Whyte Clifton 2020 Hybrid Electric Bike

Equipped with Shimano STEPS e6100 motor, full length mudguards and integrated lights as standard! Couple this with a Lightweight alloy fork: the Clifton takes commuter e-bikes to another level. The women's version of this bike, the Whyte Highgate Compact, is also available.

If you'd like to try this bike out for yourself, book a demo.

Whyte Electric Bikes

  • Significantly, Whyte had been considering launching an electric bike for a number of years, but decided to hold off till e-bike technology came of age.
  • The launch of STEPS was the cue for Whyte to create their first e-bike - The Coniston in 2016
  • See our 30-plus reasons to love STEPS Shimano Total Electric Power System blog
  • Combining STEPS with Whyte's UK-proof bicycle design ethos has enabled this Cotswolds-based company to create one of the smoothest-riding and most reliable e-commuter bikes we've ever had the pleasure to offer

To find out the highs and lows of the Whyte Clifton, read Ian's blog review.

Shimano STEPS e6100

The Shimano STEPS e6100 drive unit takes another step forward in e-bike drive units! This is Shimano’s premium hybrid/trekking motor that drops in weight to under 2.9kg (3.2kg e6000) and offers up to 60Nm of torque (50Nm e6000). Internal improvements have also reduced drag making the e6100 motor 20% more energy efficient than the outgoing e6000 motor. As above this maximises the range of a 418Wh battery and the extra torque will aid real world performance

Key Features of the Whyte Clifton

  • With its lower bottom bracket and shorter wheelbase, the Clifton offers a quicker-steering more road bike-like feel
  • The Clifton's carbon fork is significantly lighter weight than the Coniston's suspension fork and it features neater disc brake calliper fitting
  • Upgrading from a metal to a carbon fork is a proven route to creating a more plush, sharper steering bike
  • The WTB Byway 650 x 47c folding tyres conform to the growing consensus that, within reason, wider tyres don't just create a plusher, more comfortable ride: they can also be quicker - more on this
  • Integrated lights, controlled by the bike's handlebar mount computer and powered by its battery means you should never be caught in the dark on this bike
  • A fantastic range of 10 gears via its Shimano Deore Shifter, rear mech and 11-34 cassette in a bang up to the minute 1x10 format - why this is good
  • The gear cables are enclosed to cope with varied climes - a fine example of Whyte's 'UK-proof' design ethos
  • Tektro Auriga Hydraulic disc brakes offer all the benefits you look for in quality hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Fitted with an extra sturdy chainstay-mounted kickstand - handy for parking the bike while you grab your key to unlock the battery to recharge it when you get home

Whyte Custom-drawn Tubing

We believe that Whyte are the only company in the bicycle industry who build every hydroformed aluminium frame with custom drawn tubing. This means that Whyte go to the expense of spec'ing a different tube set for each frame size. Custom tubing is Whyte's guarantee that their frames will be as light as possible in every size.

Whyte Geometry

Whyte are famed for getting their frame geometry just right, to ensure you feel confident and centered on the bike. So it goes with the Whyte Clifton. Its road bike-like seat tube angle (73.5 degrees) positions you over the cranks for maximum pedalling efficiency. Its comparatively shallow 70 degree head tube angle makes the bike reassuringly stable, especially on downhills. The happy result is a bicycle that rides like its a natural extension of your limbs.

Whyte Clifton Size Guide

The sizing below is a guide only, so please get in touch if you're unsure or between sizes. Height is in feet and inches.

  • Medium:  5' 9" to 6' 0"
  • Large: 6' 0" to 6' 3"
  • Extra Large: 6' 3" to 6' 6"

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Technical Specifications

Whyte Clifton 2019 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Tapered Head Tube, Hydro Formed Down Tube, Custom Drawn, Multi Butted with Custom Whyte Dropouts and Kick Stand Mount
ForkWhyte Straight Bladed 6061 Alloy, Flat Mount, Single Eyelets for Mudguards and Internal Cable Routing
HeadsetFSA No. 42 B CUP for 1 1/2” Lower and 1 1/8” Upper
ShiftersShimano SL-T6000, Deore, 10 Speed with STEPS SC-E6010 Display
Rear DerailleurShimano RD-T6000, Deore, SGS 10-Speed, Shadow
MotorSTEPS Drive Unit E-6100 with Speed Sensor and Magnet
BatteryShimano STEPS
DisplaySTEPS head unit
ChainsetSTEP's E8050 Hollowtech, 44T with Double Sided Chain Guard, 10 Speed
ChainShimano STEPS E6090, e-Bike Specific, 10 Speed
Cassette / FreewheelShimano CS-HG500, 11-34, 10 Speed
RimsWTB STp i23 650b Rims with TCS System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
HubsAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 32 Hole
Spokes2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
TyresWTB Byway, TCS System, DNA Compound, Folding, 650 x 47c
BrakesFront - Tektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor, Flat Mount, Internal Routing, Rear - Tektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake leversTektro Auriga
HandlebarsWhyte 6061 Alloy, 20mm Rise, 31.8mm, 620mm Wide
Grips / TapeWhyte Custom Dual Density Lock-on
StemWhyte Alloy 6061, S 60mm, M 70mm, L 80mm
SaddleWhyte Custom, Triple Panel Design
SeatpostWhyte 6061 Alloy, 1pcs 3D Forged, 25mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 2 Bolt Clamp


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