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Whyte Portobello 2017

Whyte Portobello 2017

  • Whyte Portobello flatbar road bike
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Product Description

Whyte Portobello 2017

Full Shimano Sora 2x9 gearing delivers a wider range of gears making for an even more versatile Whyte Fast Urban Road Bike.

Upgrades from Whyte Shoreditch

  • Need a wider spread of gears? The Whyte Portobello delivers with a smooth-shifting Shimano Sora transmission with 2x9 Rapidfire shifters and derailleurs, an 11-32 cassette and a 34/50 chainset.
  • Stronger rear wheel with asymmetric rim.
  • Lighter weight folding version of the Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tyres.

Whyte Fast Urban Road Bike Overview
Also known as 'urban flatbars' Fast Urban Road Bikes combine close to road bike speed with the flatbar handling control, familiar to anyone who has enjoyed riding a mountain bike with riser bars equipped with high quality brake and gear levers.

Whyte Fast Urban Road Bikes are fast becoming the first choice of experienced cyclists who normally ride a mountain bike or a racing bike, but are looking for a flatbar city bike that doesn't compromise performance: hence the lightweight butted aluminium frame, the zippy tyres and the unique control offered by high quality hydraulic disc brakes.

Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Tektro Auriga stoppers deliver single-digit modulated braking - i.e. all it takes is a light squeeze of the lever with a single fingertip to apply each brake. Proven on high-spec mountain bikes over the past decade, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes now feature on better quality urban bikes, such as the Whyte Carnaby and Victoria. This makes sense because consistent confidence-inspiring braking is at least as important on the road as it is on the trail. Why consider a bike with high quality hydraulic disc brakes? See blog.

Disc Brake-Specific Wheels
The deep section rims are optimised for disc brakes and sport 3M reflective decals to help you get spotted from all sides.

Whyte Custom-drawn Tubing
Every Whyte aluminium frame is built with custom drawn tubes. This means that Whyte go to the expense of spec'ing a different tube set for each frame size. Apparently, it’s normal practice for bike companies to save money by using the same tube set for every size. This means that a butted tubeset will have to be designed around the smallest frame size. Say the smallest frame size is 16”. When the tubes are cut to size, they will have a short thicker-walled section at each end as you would expect from butted tubes. When the same tube set is used to create a 21” frame a much larger proportion of the tube will be thick walled. That’s why large frames are often disproportionately heavier than they need be. Custom tubing is Whyte's guarantee that the frame will be as light as possible in every size.

Mudguard and Rack Compatible
Custom dropouts enable Whyte to mount the rear hydraulic disc brake caliper inside the rear triangle, making it rack and mudguards compatible. If you want any extras fitted to a Whyte Portobello, such as Whyte's matching mudguards,let us know when you order the bike and we will customise the bike to your requirements at no extra labour charge.

'Our lightweight aluminium frame uses MTB-inspired geometry to increase confidence on rough city streets while a carbon fork does a great job of damping out road buzz.

The Portobello features a carbon fork to smooth out the road chatter. Dropout eyelets allow our custom mud
guards to be fitted.

A custom rear dropout allows us to mount the rear hydraulic disc brake caliper inside the rear triangle, clearing the way for any rack or mudguards that may be required.'

Commuter Bike Sizing Guide.

Technical Data
Whyte Portobello 2017 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Internal Cable Routing with BBX and Custom Whyte Dropouts
ForkStraight Bladed Carbon Front Fork, with Post Mount and Single Eyelets
HeadsetFSA No. 23 Integrated Road, 1 1/8" Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 41mm Diameter
Rear HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 28 Hole
Spokes2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
RimsWhyte Disc Road 20mm Deep, 20mm Wide, Offset Rim, 32 Hole Rear and 28 Front, 3M Reflective Decals
TyresVittoria Zaffrio Pro, 700 x 28c, Black, with Puncture Protection, Folding
Shift LeversShimano Sora SL-R3000, 9 Speed
Front MechShimano Sora FD-R3000, 9 Speed
Rear MechShimano Sora RD-R3000, 9 Speed
CassetteShimano HG-200, 11-32 9 Speed
ChainKMC CN-HG53, 9 Speed
CranksetShimano FC-R345-L, Double 50-34, 9 Speed, Octalink
Bottom BracketShimano, Octalink BB-ES300
SeatpostWhyte 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 1pcs 3D Forged 6061 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp
SaddleWhyte Custom, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Narrow, 31.8mm, 20mm Rise, 620mm Wide
StemWhyte, 70mm S, 80mm M, 90mm L & XL
GripsWhyte Custom Dual Density Lock-on
Front BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor
Rear BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor
Brake LeversTektro Auriga
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform


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