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Whyte Ridgeway Women's 2017

Whyte Ridgeway Women's 2017

  • One bike to do it all
  • Trail-capable commuter hybrid bike
  • Disc brake, suspension fork-equipped everyday bike

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Whyte Ridgeway Women's 2017

The Ridgeway is the first bike in Whyte's All-Terrain range with hydraulic disc brakes and suspension forks, making it a more off-road ready hybrid bike.

The Ridgeway therefore shares the key features of Whyte's established All-Terrain bikes: the Caledonian, the Malvern and the Chiltern.

Whyte's Ingenious Women's Frame
The women's version of the Whyte Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway has more stepover clearance than any diamond-framed women's bike.

Upgrades Over Whyte Fairfield

  • Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Why you want a bike with hydraulic disc brakes - blog.
  • 63mm-travel SunTour suspension forks smooth potholed roads and bumpy tracks.
  • Faster 700x35 tyres.

Whyte All Terrain Bike Overview
Whyte All Terrain Bikes borrow features from their mountain bikes. The frame geometry (73.5 degree seat tube angle / 69 degree head tube angle in medium size) delivers the quick steering, sprightly climbing, stable downhill ride characteristics that have made Whyte mountain bikes such a success over the past 10 years.

The suspension forks, riser handlebars, hydraulic disc brakes and triple chainset gearing help create a bicycle that can cope with the widest range of conditions. Its WTB All Terrain Comp 700x35 tyres (with Kevlar puncture-resistant belts) are in-between road and mountain bike width, so they're pretty good on any surface. Similarly, the SunTour suspension fork's 63mm travel (half as much as a typical mountain bike) offers light bump cushioning without being over-burly.

Put it all together and you have a bike that you can confidently enjoy whether you're on the road, an unpaved cycle track or the less technical sections of your local trail centre.

If you want one bicycle that does it all, a Whyte's All Terrain bike like the Ridgeway is a great place to start.

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 Ridgeway, 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 Ridgeway
With hydraulic disc brakes and a comfort enhancing suspension fork, the Ridgeway is ready for adventure whenever you are. Its lightweight, comfortable chassis and full Shimano drivetrain will give years of unrivalled performance.

Our custom built frames are loaded with unique design touches and British weatherproof features - such as the forward facing seat slot that stops water spray from the rear wheel getting into the frame and the continuous outer cables that keep the gear shifts working smoother for longer.

The ride-feel of these bikes is second to none, with a fantastic quality lightweight frame including our unique rear seat stays which really improve the comfort and performance, whatever the terrain. Puncture resistant tyres offer extra reliability and piece of mind.'
Whyte.

See also Whyte Ridgeway - unisex version.

Women's Bike Sizing Guide.

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Technical Data

Whyte Ridgeway 2017 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Internal Cable Routing with BBX and Custom Whyte Dropouts
ForkSR Suntour NEX HLO, 63mm travel, Hydro Lockout
HeadsetFSA No.10, Semi Integrated, Caged Bearings
Rear HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Spokes2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
RimsWTB SX-17 700c, 32 Hole, with eyelets
TyresWTB All Terrain Comp 700 x 35c with Flat Guard
Shift LeversShimano Altus SL-M370, 9 Speed
Front MechShimano Altus FD-M370, 9 Speed
Rear MechShimano Altus RD-M370, 9 Speed
CassetteShimano HG-200-9, 11-32, 9 Speed
ChainKMC CN-HG-53, 9 Speed
CranksetShimano M371, 48-36-26, 9 Speed
Bottom BracketSquare Taper
SeatpostWhyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm, 6061 Alloy, With 2 Bolt Clamp
SaddleWhyte Custom, triple panel design
HandlebarWhyte High Rise 30mm, 31.8mm, 620mm Wide
StemWhyte Custom, 80mm S, 90mm M & L
GripsWhyte Custom Ergo Dual Density Lock-on's
Front BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor
Rear BrakesTektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor
Brake LeversTektro Auriga
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform

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