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Whyte S-150 S 2018

Whyte S-150 S 2018

  • New-for-2018 Whyte 29er
  • 29" wheel 150mm travel MTB
  • Enduro race-ready trail mountain bike

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£2,850.00

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Whyte S-150 S 2018

The new-for-2018 S-150 longer travel Whyte 29er full suspension mountain bike is an enduro race-capable trail bike, SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 equipped.

One look at the S-150 frame and you're immediately struck by its clean looks. The RockShox shock placement and the SRAM Eagle GX chainset's tiny 32t ring ensure masses of mud clearance.

As ever from Whyte, the S-150 stands out for its geometry. The slack 65.6 degrees head tube angle, low 335mm bottom bottom bracket and the long top tube counter-balanced by the 760/780mm bars and 40/50mm stem deliver Whyte's trademark engaging, communicative ride quality that delivers snappy yet stable handling and glues the Maxxis High Roller tyres to the ground - at least till you want to get airborne. In other words, his bike boasts the key features we love about Whyte mountain bikes - see blog

If you're still not sure whether you want 27.5 or 29" tyres, the Whyte S-150 comes fitted with 29 inchers but is built with clearance to take 27.5 x 2.8" plus-size rubber, making it relatively easy to switch wheels to match the terrain

  • Whyte SCR Single Chain Ring specific dual suspension hydroformed aluminium frame
  • Its SCS Symmetrical Chain Stays and its wider main pivot create an even stronger and more reliably flex-resistant rig
  • SCR translates to you, the rider, as improved cornering confidence and enhanced suspension performance
  • The frame's Boost dropouts take the longer, stronger 12x148mm axle appropriate for a rear hub with an 12 speed cassette
  • The latest RockShox Revelation RC 29 150mm travel fork with 110x15 Boost axle features a Whyte exclusive 42mm offset fork (instead of RockShox's usual 51mm offset) to make the steering calmer and smoother over rough terrain
  • The SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain delivers 1x12 gear shifting via a 10-50 cassette, making this the widest range one-by transmission to date. The resulting 500% difference between top and bottom gear (compared with SRAM's previous best 420% 10-42 cassette) gives you the wings to soar high
  • Why you want a one-by drivetrain
  • SRAM's Level TL disc brakes matches the SRAM gearing in terms of assured performance

The benefits of Whyte's unique MTB trail geometry in their own words
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We push the front wheel further in front of the rider at a slacker angle to the frame. This helps the steering ‘self correct', keeping you on track whether you're ripping down a rowdy mountain trail or a back road short cut turns out shady. By adding a long reach top tube we can team the stable steering with a super short, snap reacting stem for dodging traffic and potholes on the way to work or surfing sliding tyres down a black run descent. Add our own carefully selected handlebar shapes and you've got the perfect balanced of confident communication and connection in your hands.

Steering feel alone isn't enough to create a benchmark setting, award winning handling character though. We also drop the centre of gravity of our bikes as low as possible so they naturally glue themselves onto the ground through corners rather than leaving you perched and precarious. Because driving a barge is dull we keep the back ends super short whatever the wheel size to guarantee the hop and pop agility you need to bring the trail alive.'

Here's how Whyte describe the S-150

Latest generation Whyte geometry, 150mm of travel and 29er wheels make this trail bike fast and controllable in every situation. A wide main pivot with oversize hardware is a perfect way to get the power down.

The S-150 was built unashamedly around the SRAM Eagle concept. With Eagle tech now available at GX level the S-150 S makes the most of the huge 500% gear range - both in the speed it climbs and the ability to get pedal strokes in, as well as a big top gear for the descents.

S stands for Switch - the ability to fit 650b wheels with 2.8” tyres and still have UK levels mud clearance. For 2018 Whyte will launch wheel kits that are ready to switch into your bike in the time it takes to go back to your car and change the Eagle cassette.

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Technical Data

Whyte S-150 S 2018 
Frame6061 T6 SCR Aluminium Front Triangle with Tapered Head Tube and Intergrip integrated seat clamp system, ISCG 5 Tabs, alloy symmetrical SCR rear Triangle, 148mm Boost dropouts
ForkRockShox Revelation RC 29", 150mm Travel, Fast Black Coating, Tapered Steerer, 110mm X 15mm Boost, Maxle Ultimate
Rear ShockRockShox Deluxe RT Debonair, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Rebound and 2 Position Compression
HeadsetFSA No. 57E Orbit ZS, 1.5" Cartridge Sealed Lower Bearing and 1 1/8" Upper Bearing
Rear HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 12mm X 148mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing, 15mm X 110mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole
SpokesWTB 2.0mm, Black Sandvik Stainless Steel Spokes, Brass Nipples
RimsWTB STp i29 Rims with TCS System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready
TyresMaxxis High Roller II TR, 29" X 2.3" 60TPI 3C(Maxx Terra) Folding Bead, EXO Sidewall Protection Front, Maxxis Crossmark II TR, 29" X 2.25" 60TPI Dual TLR, Folding Bead, EXO Sidewall Protection Rear
Shift LeversSRAM GX Eagle MMX Clamp, 12 Speed
Front MechN/A
Rear MechSRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
CassetteSRAM PG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 Speed
ChainSRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
CranksetSRAM GX Eagle, X-SYNC 2 Direct Mount 32T, Boost 12 Speed
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP XR, BSA 73mm
SeatpostRockShox Reverb Stealth 125mm on S, 150mm on M & L, 170mm on XL, 30.9mm, MMX
SaddleWhyte Custom Dual Density, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Custom Alloy 6061, 15mm Rise, 760mm Wide (30mm Rise, 780mm Wide on the XL)
StemWhyte Gravity Stem, 40mm S&M, 50mm L&XL
GripsWhyte Lock-on V Grip
Front BrakesSRAM Level TL, 180mm Rotor (200mm on the XL)
Rear BrakesSRAM Level TL, 170mm Rotor (180mm on the XL), Internal Routing
Brake LeversSRAM Level TL, MMX Matchmaker
PedalsNone

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