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Whyte Ridgeway Women's 2018

Whyte Ridgeway Women's 2018

  • Whyte all-purpose hybrid for commuting and pleasure
  • Trail-capable commuter hybrid bike
  • Disc brake, suspension fork-equipped everyday bike

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£599.00
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Whyte Ridgeway Women's 2018

Equally capable on dirt roads and tarmac, the Ridgeway is the first women's bike in Whyte's All-Terrain range of hydraulic disc brake all-purpose hybrid bikes.

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.

Whyte All Terrain Bike Overview
Whyte All Terrain Bikes borrows the stand-out feature of their multi award-winning mountain bikes - the frame geometry. The Ridgeway's 74 degree seat tube angle makes for sprightly climbing. The shallow 69 degree head tube angle (in medium size) and low centre of gravity make for assured control on slippery downhills.

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 Schwalbe SILENTO K-Guard 700 x 37c tyres (with Kevlar puncture-resistant belts) are in-between road and mountain bike width, so they work well on any surface.

The SunTour suspension fork's 63mm travel (half as much as a typical mountain bike) offers light bump cushioning without being over-burly. What's more, it's easy to lock out the suspension for bob-free climbs.

Perhaps best of all, the Ridgeway comes fitted with hydraulic disc brakes from market leader Tektro to ensure reliable, low maintenance performance.

Why you should consider a bike with high quality hydraulic disc brakes - visit our blog

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.

Here's how Whyte describe their Ridgeway.

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

All the same key design features as the unisex version, with the added benefit of a partially dropped top tube. This increases stand over height, while still keeping enough room inside the frame to comfortably fit a water bottle.

Another benefit of the partially dropped tube is the maintained stiffness of the frame (fully dropped top tube
frames are flexi and offer less steering control). Puncture resistant tyres offer extra reliability and piece of mind.'

Whyte.

See also Whyte Ridgeway - unisex version.

Women's Bike Sizing Guide.

Bike sizing guide by brand.

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Technical Data

Whyte Ridgeway Women's 2018 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Internal Cable Routing with BBX, Custom Whyte Dropouts and Integrated Kickstand Mount
ForkSR Suntour NEX HLO, Alloy Steerer, 63mm Travel, Hydro Lockout
Rear ShockN/A
HeadsetFSA No.10, Semi Integrated, Caged Bearings
Rear HubAlloy Disc, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy Disc, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole
Spokes2.0mm PG Spokes with Brass Nipples
RimsWhyte 700c, 32 Hole
TyresSchwalbe SILENTO K-Guard 700 x 37c
Shift LeversShimano Altus SL-M2000, 9 Speed
Front MechShimano Acera FD-T3000, 9 Speed
Rear MechShimano Altus RD-M2000, 9 Speed
CassetteShimano CS-HG-200-9, 11-32, 9 Speed
ChainKMC, 9 Speed
CranksetShimano FC-M371, 48-36-26, 9 Speed
Bottom BracketShimano BB-UN-100 Square Taper
SeatpostWhyte Alloy 6061, 12mm Offset, 30.9mm, 2 Bolt Clamp
SaddleWhyte Custom Women's Fit, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Alloy 6061, High Rise 30mm, 31.8mm, 620mm Wide
StemWhyte Alloy 6061, S 70mm, M 80mm, L 90mm
GripsWhyte Custom Dual Density Lock-on
Front BrakesTektro HD-M285, 160mm Rotor
Rear BrakesTektro HD-M285, 160mm Rotor
Brake LeversTektro HD-M285
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform

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