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Whyte Portobello 2018

Whyte Portobello 2018

  • Whyte flatbar road bike with carbon fork
  • Fast hybrid with Shimano Sora 2x9 shifting
  • Hydraulic disc brake commuter bike

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£799.00
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Whyte Portobello 2018

Full Shimano Sora 2x9 delivers a wider range of gears makes 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
  • Lighter weight folding version of the Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tyres

Same as Whyte Shoreditch

Carbon fork
If you want to reduce weight whilst improving comfort, aerodynamics and steering response, upgrading the fork blades from metal to carbon is probably the most profound improvement you can make on a road bike.

Shimano Deore 1x10 Simplified Gear Shifting
Proven on mountain bikes, now crossing over to better quality road bikes, one-by gear shifting comes highly recommended. More on this.

The 11-42 cassette offers a wider range and lower climbing gears than the Whyte Whitechapel's 11-36 cassette.

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 Shoreditch. 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.

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 Shoreditch, 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.

Whyte Fast Urban Road Bike Overview
Also known as flatbar road bikes, Whyte Fast Urban Road Bikes offer close-to road bike speed courtesy of its smooth puncture resistant 700x32 roadie tyres.

With its semi-riser bars, equipped with hydraulic brake levers and Shimano Rapidfire gear shifters always within comfortable reach, a Whyte Fast Urban Road Bike offers the safe, familiar handling normally associated with a good quality mountain bike.

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 simplified single-chainring gear shifting and the unique stopping power offered by high quality hydraulic disc brakes.

How Whyte describe the Portobello
Perfect for riders who want a wide-ratio 2x9spd Shimano drivetrain, the Portobello features a carbon fork to smooth out the road chatter.

The fork has dropout eyelets to 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.

Aluminium Custom Tubing
Whyte specify premium grade 6061 aluminium, specially developed to allow for hydro-forming (where hot oil is pumped through the tube at pressure to fine-tune its profile).

Every tube is custom drawn to Whyte's own specifications to ensure it's as thin walled as can be without compromising strength - a formula that helps make Whyte bikes among the lightest in every class.

Whyte Geometry
When we talk about a bicycle’s geometry, we’re talking about the angles and measurements that determine where the rider is 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.

The Whyte formula has been 15 years in the making. It’s a formula that inspires confidence in beginners and casual cyclists alike, whilst allowing Whyte's expert race teams to perform to the absolute limits of their ability. Confidence is Whyte's ultimate goal when designing a bike.

This confidence is achieved by combining a relaxed head angle (the angle the fork comes out of the frame) with a longer than average front centre to create a bike that is stable at speed and feels predictable, especially when the terrain gets steeper. To sharpen up the steering response for low-speed precision, wide handlebars and short stems are specced. At the back of the bike, the aim is to make the chainstays as short as physically possible to maximise the bike’s agility. It’s a formula that works in all situations, whatever your ambitions and whatever your level of skill.'

Commuter Bike Sizing Guide.

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Technical Data

Whyte Portobello 2018 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Internal Cable Routing with BBX and Custom Whyte Dropouts
ForkWhyte, Straight Bladed Carbon Front Fork with Alloy Steerer Tube, Post Mount with Eyelet for Mud Guards
Rear ShockN/A
HeadsetFSA No. 23, Integrated Road, 1 1/8" Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 41mm Diameter
Rear HubAlloy Disc, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy Disc, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 28 Hole
Spokes2.0mm PG Spokes 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 CS-HG-200, 11-32 9 Speed
ChainKMC, 9 Speed
CranksetShimano FC-R345-L, Double 50-34, 9 Speed, Octalink
Bottom BracketShimano Octalink BB-ES300, 68mm
SeatpostWhyte Alloy 6061, 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 60mm, M 70mm, L 80mm, XL 90mm
GripsWhyte Custom Dual Density Lock-on
Front BrakesTektro Auriga, HD-M290, 160mm Rotor
Rear BrakesTektro Auriga, HD-M290, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake LeversTektro Auriga, HD-M290
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform

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