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Whyte Highgate Compact 2018 Electric Bike

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Whyte Highgate Compact 2018 E-Bike

Lightweight carbon fork, integrated lighting, Shimano STEPS motor and 650x47c tubeless-ready tyres: the Highgate takes women's commuter e-bikes to another level.

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 how great it is to ride a bike that makes riding up hills and into headwinds near effortless, read our Simon's blogon owning a Whyte electric bike

Upgrades from Whyte Coniston Women's

The Whyte Coniston set the standard for cleaner-designed smoother-operating e-commuter bikes. The Highgate has a similar quality feel but with the following subtle differences.

  • 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
  • Both the tyres and the WTB STp i23 650b rims are tubeless ready to enhance the riding feel and to introduce a new level of puncture resistance - 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
  • If you're familiar with Whyte bikes, the Clifton rides like a Whyte Stirlingflatbar road bike.
  • Then it's turbocharged with around £1,500-worth of STEPS e-bike technology to make the bike feel blissfully like you're always riding with a tailwind.

Same as Whyte Coniston Women's

  • A fantastic range of 10 gears via its Shimano Deore Shifter, rear mech and 11-36 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
  • Although they might not be quite as sophisticated as the Coniston's Shimano brakes, the Highgate's Tektro Auriga 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
  • Eyelets and clearance make it easy to fit a rack and/or mudguards to this bike
  • If you would like us to fit anything to a new bike, just ask when you order it and we'll waive the normal fitting charge

Whyte's Ingenious Women's Frame
The women's version of the Whyte Coniston offers a good insight into the extra care this British company devote to designing every bike. Instead of producing a standard open frame or a modern women's-specific diamond frame, Whyte have opted for a partially dropped top tube. This way you get a stiffer more-efficient hence easier-to-ride bike than one with a traditional 'ladies' frame. Unlike many ladies' frames there's enough room to fit a bottle and cage. Simultaneously, the Coniston has more stepover clearance than any diamond-framed women's bike.

Unisex Version also available called the Whyte Clifton

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.

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Technical Specifications

Whyte Highgate Women's 2018 
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 Alloy 6061, with Flat Mount and Single Eyelets, Internal Cable Route
Rear ShockN/A
HeadsetFSA No. 42 B CUP for 1 1/8" upper and 1.5" lower
Rear HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 32 Hole
Spokes2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
RimsWTB STp i23 650b Rims with TCS System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
TyresWTB Byway, TCS System, DNA Compound, Folding, 650 x 47c
Shift LeversShimano SL-M6000, Deore, 10 Speed with STEPS SC-E6010 Display
Front MechN/A
Rear MechShimano RD-M6000, Deore, 10-Speed, Shadow Plus
CassetteShimano CS-HG500, 11-36T, 10 Speed
ChainShimano STEPS E6090, e-Bike Specific, 10 Speed
CranksetCrankarms for Shimano STEPS, 44T with Double Sided Chain Guard, 10 Speed
Bottom BracketSTEPS Drive Unit E-6001 with Speed Sensor and Magnet
SeatpostWhyte Alloy 6061, 1pcs 3D Forged, 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 2 Bolt Clamp
SaddleWhyte Custom, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Alloy 6061, 31.8mm, 20mm Rise, 620mm Wide
StemWhyte Alloy 6061, S 70mm, M 80mm, L 90mm
GripsWhyte Custom Dual Density Lock-on
Front BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor, Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Rear BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake LeversTektro Auriga
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform
Weight- weighed in our Bruntsfield shop March 2018Medium Frame: 19.24kg/42.42lb


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