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Whyte Gisburn 2019 Adventure Road Bike


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Product Details

Whyte Gisburn 2019 - Gravel Road Bike

Whyte's top of the range 1x11 / tubeless-ready / hydraulic disc brake GX gravel/cross drop bar adventure road bike. May the (SRAM) Force be with you.

Upgrades from Whyte Friston

  • With its carbon cranks and carbon brake/gear levers, SRAM Force is the next step in the SRAM hierarchy after Rival (think Shimano Ultegra over 105)
  • The hubs roll on smoother cartridge sealed bearings
  • The dropper seat allows you to lower the saddle on the fly, via a lever under the saddle nose, to prepare for sketchy downhills and allows you to raise it just as quickly when you start a climb
  • Better still, the SRAM Force levers also operate the hydraulic disc brakes. Why you want hydraulic disc brakes.

Same as Whyte Friston

  • Whyte 6061 custom drawn, hydroformed T6 aluminium frame.
  • The frame's DOX (dropout exit) internal cable routing is weather sealed, plus it's easier to work with when you do eventually have to change the cables.
  • Being discreet and low-profile, the chainstay's flat disc brake mount looks just right on a road bike.
  • Carbon fork - upgrading from a metal to a carbon fork is probably the single most significant upgrade you can make on a road bike.
  • As well as being lighter weight, a carbon fork will be vertically more compliant to help smooth the ride and laterally stiffer to help prevent juddering.
  • The carbon fork also boasts flat disc brake mounts matched with 15mm through-axle security to minimise the possibility of rotor rub.
  • Through axles front and rear - just as mountain bike companies such as RockShox introduced oversized thru-axle dropouts to cope with the twisting forces exerted by a disc brake on a fork's lower legs and dropouts, Whyte have introduced a similar system for their GX bikes.
  • These 100x15mm front and the 142x12mm rear thru-axles help ensure perfect wheel retention and alignment and help eradicate the risk of annoying brake rub.
  • The SRAM 1x11 drivetrain is the future of simplified wide range gearing - see our blog.
  • For all this plus-sized technology, Whyte assure us that the Friston will come in at a respectable endurance road bike weight of around 10kg.
  • WTB Resolute TCS System 700 x 42c tyres with bead to bead Silkshield puncture protection and folding carbon beads will convince you that wider tyres can be better - especially when the tyres and rims are tubeless ready
  • Frame and fork eyelets mean we can set the bike up for you with full mudguards and a rack to make the bike more versatile for commuting and touring. For free fitting of anything to a new bike - please ask when you order it.

More Reasons to Love Whyte Bikes

  • Whyte Geometry: For all these spec highlights, the most important detail about Whyte bikes is their obsession with frame geometry because it's these angles and measurements that determine where you are positioned between the wheels, and how the bike connects with the ground. More than the components or the frame material, a bike’s geometry defines the way it rides. It's the key factor that sets Whyte apart from the competition. For their G-X bikes, Whyte have taken the best elements of their celebrated mountain bike geometry and adapted it to road bikes.

  • Long Front Centre / Shallow Head Tube Angle: Pushing the front wheel further in front of the rider at a slacker (70 degree) angle to the frame helps the steering ‘self correct’ so you stay on track on the sketchiest downhills. The steep 74˚ seat tube angle positions you 'over the cranks' to help power you up hills Furthermore, its low centre of gravity 'glues' the bike to the ground as you swoop through corners.

  • Short Stem / Wide Bars / Short Chain Stays: Whyte balance the long reach top tube with a short stem (70, 80 or 90mm depending on frame size) so you're not overstretched. Matching the short stem with extra wide (50cm) bars and a tight rear triangle (425mm chain stays) makes for snappy steering made for dodging traffic and potholes whenever the need arises. Combining all these factors creates a bike that keeps you perfectly centered and in control - the key to maximising the fun potential and your enjoyment of any bicycle.

How Whyte Describe the Gisburn

A truly ground-breaking Gravel/Adventure bike with MTB-inspired geometry, tubeless ready wheels and tyres, hydraulic disc brakes and SRAM's Force 1 groupset - and a dropper post so you can make the most out of the geometry on the descents.

Whyte geometry makes this bike exceptionally competent and controllable off-road. 1 x 11 gearing offers simplicity and efficiency that cannot be rivalled. Full hydraulic disc brakes add stopping power and control.

Whyte's straight bladed carbon fork with its tapered steerer tube and 15mm through axle gives this bike great front end stiffness and steering precision. Combined with an ultra-wide "Whyte 500" riser bar which allows the rider to truly exploit the radical geometry.'

Whyte Gisburn 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.

  • 50cm:  5' 2" to 5' 5"
  • 52cm:  5' 5" to 5' 8"
  • 54cm:  5' 8" to 5' 11"
  • 56cm: 5' 11" to 6' 2"
  • 58cm: 6' 2" to 6' 5"

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Technical Specifications

Whyte Gisburn 2019 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, SCR, Custom Drawn, Multi Butted, Chainstay Flat Mount 160 Disc Mount, DOX Cable Routing with Inter-Grip Seat Clamp System
ForkStraight Bladed Carbon Front Fork with Internal Hose Routing, Tapered Alloy Steerer, Flat Mount Dropouts and 15mm Stealth Through Axle
Rear ShockN/A
HeadsetFSA No. 42 Integrated Road, 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearing, 1.5 Lower Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Rear HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, XD Driver, 12mm X 142mm Through Axle, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 15mm X 100mm Through Axle, 32 Hole
SpokesWTB 2.0mm, Black Sandvik Stainless with Brass Nipples.
RimsWTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
TyresWTB Resolute TCS System 700 x 42c, TCS Light/Fast front, WTB Riddler TCS System 700 x 37c Light/Fast rear , Tan Sidewall, Dual DNA Compound, Lightweight Tubeless Casing
Shift LeversSRAM Force 1, Carbon Hydraulic, 11 Speed
Front MechN/A
Rear MechSRAM Force 1, Long Cage, 11 Speed
CassetteSRAM PG-1150, 10-42, 11 Speed
ChainSRAM PC-1110, 11 Speed
CranksetSRAM Force 1, X-SYNC 38T Chainring, 175mm Crank Length, Carbon, 11 Speed
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP XR, 68mm
SeatpostKS Speed Up Dropper Post, 30.9mm x 50mm Travel 50, 65mm Travel 52/54 , 100mm Travel 56/58, Saddle Nose Lever Control
SaddleWhyte Custom Road, with Lightweight Foam, CrMo Rails, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte 500 by Controltech, 6061 Alloy, Gravel riser bar, 31.8mm x 500mm
StemWhyte Alloy, 7° Rise, 50cm 60mm, 52cm 70mm, 54cm 80mm, 56/58cm 90mm Extension
GripsWhyte Anti Slip, Cross Bar Tapes
Front BrakesSRAM Force 1 Hydraulic, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Rear BrakesSRAM Force 1 Hydraulic, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Brake LeversSRAM Force 1, Carbon


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