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Whyte Coniston 2020 Electric Bike


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Whyte Coniston 2020 - Hybrid Electric Bike

Shimano STEPS e5000 equipped power-assisted Whyte Coniston has been our deserved best selling electric commuter bike since its introduction in 2016.

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

Key Features

  • 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
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes are a by-word for reliable performance. Why you want a bike with quality hydraulic disc brakes
  • The gear cables are enclosed to cope with varied climes - a fine example of Whyte's 'UK-proof' design ethos
  • Schwalbe Silento 700 x 35c, with K-Guard Puncture Protection tyres with Double Shielding puncture protection zip along the tarmac yet offer superior grip when you take an off-road detour
  • Eyelets and clearance make the Coniston rack and mudguard compatible
  • If you would like us to fit anything to a Coniston, just ask when you order the bike and we'll waive the normal fitting charge
  • 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

Shimano STEPS e5000 drive unit

The Shimano STEPS e5000 drive puts another step forward in e-bike drive units! This is Shimano’s hybrid/trekking motor that drops in weight to around 2.7kg (3.2kg e6000) and offers up to 40Nm of torque which makes the delivery of assistance even smoother.

See our 30-plus reasons to love STEPS Shimano Total Electric Power System blog.

More Features of 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 the Coniston, their first e-bike, in 2016
  • 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
  • The Coniston looks and rides like Whyte's tried-and-tested, dirt road capable, All Terrain commuter bike with suspension forks - the Caledonian
  • Then it's turbocharged with around £1,500-worth of STEPS e-bike technology so the bike feels blissfully like you're always riding with a tailwind
  • The fact that the Coniston looks like (but rides much easier than) a regular quality Whyte bicycle means that the Coniston works for a younger demographic than first generation e-bikes

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 centred on the bike. So it goes with the Whyte Coniston. Its road bike-like seat tube angle (73-74 degrees) positions you over the cranks for maximum pedalling efficiency. Its comparatively shallow 69.5-70 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 Coniston Sizing 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.

  • Small5’ 6″ – 5’ 9″
  • Medium5’ 9″ – 6’ 0″
  • Large - 6’ 0″ – 6’ 3″

Why Buy From Us?

  • Free fitting - order any extras such as mudguards with the bike and we will waive our standard fitting charge
  • Voted Britain's Best Bike Shop 2017/18
  • Rated excellent on Trustpilot by our customers
  • Free bike delivery
  • No fuss returns
  • Bikes arrive built by expert bike mechanics
  • Independent since 1977 - cooperative, not corporate. Read our story.

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Technical Specifications

Whyte Coniston 2020 Electric Bike 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Tapered Head Tube, Hydro Formed Down Tube, Custom Drawn, Multi Butted with Custom Whyte Dropouts and Kick Stand Mount
ForkSR Suntour NCX-E25 HLO, 63mm Travel, Tapered Steerer Tube, Coil Spring and Hydro Lockout
HeadsetFSA No. 57B Orbit ZS, 1 1/2” Lower and 1 1.8” Caged Upper Bearings
ShiftersShimano SL-T6000, Deore, 10 Speed with STEPS SC-E6010 Display
Rear DerailleurShimano RD-T6000, Deore, SGS 10-Speed, Shadow
Drive UnitSTEPS Drive Unit E-5000 with Speed Sensor and Magnet
BatteryShimano Steps 418Wh battery
DisplaySTEPS SC-E6010 Display
ChainsetLasco square taper for Shimano STEPS, 44T with Double Sided Chain Guard, 10 Speed
ChainShimano STEPS E6090, e-Bike Specific, 10 Speed
Cassette / FreewheelShimano CS-HG500, 11-34, 10 Speed
RimsWhyte T-23 x 700c, 32 hole, with eyelets
HubsAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
TyresSchwalbe Silento 700 x 35c, with K-Guard Puncture Protection
BrakesShimano MT400, 160mm Rotor
Brake leversShimano MT400
HandlebarsWhyte Alloy 6061, 31.8mm, 20mm Rise, 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, 15mm Offset, 30.9mm, 2 Bolt Clamp


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