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Whyte Suffolk 2017

Whyte Suffolk 2017

  • A high class more versatile road bike
  • Shimano 785 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Carbon fork comfort

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Product Description

Whyte Suffolk 2017

Fitted with genuine Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and matching Shimano 105 gearing, the Suffolk is Whyte's top of the range RD7 (road disc) bike.

Shimano BR-785 hydraulic disc brakes have a growing reputation for delivering the industry-leading performance and reliability we have come to rely on from high-end Shimano components.

Chainstay disc brake mounts
The disc brake is chainstay-mounted, rather than conventional seatstay-mounted. This innovation enables Whyte to build a more comfortable frame, courtesy of its slimmer, more vertically compliant seat stays.

Full mudguard and rack compatibility means a Whyte RD7 bike could easily double as a fast touring / commuting / everyday bike.

Strong wheels
Whyte deep section rims are lightweight, strong and contribute to the bicycle's authentic road bike looks. The rear wheel's offset spoke hole design effectively equalises spoke tension on both sides to create a stronger rear wheel, whose lateral stiffness you'll appreciate every time you accelerate. To further ensure reliability, Whyte build these wheels with WTB black Sandvic stainless steel spokes - rated by many wheel builders as among the best money can buy.

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.

Whyte have developed their progressive geometry over 15 years. Their frames combine a relaxed head angle 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. At the back of the bike, the chainstays are as short as possible to maximise the bike's agility. Combining all these factors make for a bicycle that inspires confidence whether you're a pro level rider or an absolute beginner.

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.

Whyte RD7 Road Disc Bike Overview
The Whyte Suffolk combines road bike-like speed potential with disc brake low-maintenance reliability.

Full mudguard and rack compatibility means that an RD7 Road Disc Bike could easily double as a fast touring / commuting / everyday bicycle.

The Whyte Suffolk therefore offers much of the versatility that makes cross bikes so attractive. The RD7 Road Disc Bike difference is that Whyte have built the frame to classic road bike geometry (72.5-73 degree head angle and 73-74 seat tube angle) to create a bike with the fast-steering agility and acceleration potential of a true road bike.

Furthermore, Whyte have equipped the Suffolk with faster, slicker 700x28 tyres than you'll find on most cross bikes. (It's an open secret that the majority of riders initially attracted by the cross bike's versatility swap the bike's original semi-knobbly tyres for slicker, faster rubber.)

'Whyte Suffolk
The Suffolk benefits from Shimano's 11-speed 105 groupset with full hydraulic brakes. A wide-ratio cassette makes getting up the hills a breeze and the brakes will give you confidence in all weather conditions.

A strong alloy 6061 frame, with mudguard and rack eyelets, combined with wide section RD-7 rims and disc brakes will give years of reliable all-season performance.

Best in Test in the Cycling Plus "Bikes For All Seasons” group test, the Suffolk was described as a "Fantastic all- round road bike with superb hydraulic brakes”.

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Technical Data
Whyte Suffolk 2017 
Frame6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Custom Drawn, Multi Butted with Internal Cable Routing with DOX, Flat Mount 160 Chainstay Disc mount.
ForkStraight Bladed Carbon Front Fork, Tapered Alloy Steerer with Internal Hose Routing and Flat disc mount and eyelets for Mud Guards
HeadsetFSA No. 42 Integrated Road, 1 1/2" lower and 1 1/8" upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings
Rear HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 32 Hole, 11 Speed
Front HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 28 Hole
SpokesWTB 2.0mm, Black Sandvik Stainless with Black Brass Nipples
RimsWhyte Disc Road 20mm Deep, 20mm Wide, Offset Rim, 32 Hole Rear and 28 Front, 3M Reflective Decals
TyresMaxxis Rouler TR, Tubeless Ready, 700 x 28c, Black/Grey, with Maxxshield Puncture Protection, Folding
Shift LeversShimano 105 ST-505, Full Hydraulic brake lever, 11 Speed
Front MechShimano 105, 11 Speed
Rear MechShimano 105, 32T Max Capacity, 11 Speed
CassetteShimano 105, 11-32, 11 Speed
ChainShimano CN-600, 11 Speed
CranksetFSA Gossamer Pro EVO-386 DB 34-50, 11 Speed, Compact Double
Bottom BracketFSA EVO-8681
SeatpostWhyte 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 3D Forged 2014 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp
SaddleWhyte Custom Road, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Road, 31.8mm, Compact "Wing" Bar
StemWhyte -6 Deg, 100mm 52cm, 110mm 54cm/56cm, 120mm 58cm
GripsWhyte Anti Slip with 3M Reflective logos on tapes
Front BrakesShimano BR-785 Hydraulic, 160mm Rotor
Rear BrakesShimano BR-785 Hydraulic, 160mm Rotor
Brake LeversShimano ST-505 Hydraulic
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform


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