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Whyte PRST1 Alu. Deore '01

Whyte PRST1 Alu. Deore '01

'The best XC bike ever' gets more affordable

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Product Description

When the Whyte PRST-1 was released in June 2000, it was hailed by EVERY review we read as the best cross country MTB ever. A bike that couldn't help but make you a better rider. Not only did it inspire experts, here was a bike whose neutral handling helped build the confidence of complete off-road novices too. A truly advanced factory ride for anyone prepared to spend 2 grand. The launching of a Shimano Deore-equipped Whyte PRST-1 for £100s of pounds less must therefore be this year's best news for intrepid off-road explorers.

Deore offers 90% of the performance of Shimano XT for half the price. Otherwise the PRST-1 remains as wondrous as ever.

  • 4”-travel PRST-1 aluminium monocoque frame based on Marin's single-pivot Mt Vision (also designed by Jon Whyte).
  • Plus Fours forks: ie 4-bar linkage forks. No telescoping legs means no lower leg flex or stiction. Unlike a conventional fork, which moves up and down, the Plus Fours move up and back in a J shape so trail remains constant. The forks' construction is as flawless as the mainframe - the linkages move on identical lifetime-guaranteed bearings.
  • For that final works'-bike trick feature, the Big Gripper dropouts combine the torsional advantage of oversized through-axles with the convenience of QRs.


Whyte 6061 aluminium monocoque. Fox Float R rear shock 4" travel


Plus Four 4-bar linkage suspension fork with Vanilla R shock 3" travel


Mavic 221 rims

SRAM 9.0 hubs

IRC Notos Kevlar-bead tyres


Shimano Deore 27-speed Rapidfire Plus shifters

Shimano LX rear/XT front gears

 Shimano sealed bottom bracket

Shimano Deore chainset 22/32/44t

SRAM cassette

no pedals


Avid SD 3 V-brakes & levers


Answer XC Riser bars on Whyte Aheadstem

Saddle:SDG Comp Bel Air saddle on Whyte seatpost


15.5, 17, 19"