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Whyte T-130 RS 2018 Trail Mountain Bike

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Whyte T-130 RS Trail Mountain Bike

If you prefer Fox Float Performance forks / shocks and a Shimano XT 1x11 drivetrain over SRAM, this is the Whyte T-130 trail mountain bike for you.

Upgrades over Whyte T-130 S 2018

  • The Fox Float Performance Elite 34 fork's FIT4 closed cartridge system (now in its fourth generation) provides three on-the-fly compression damping positions—Open, Medium, and Firm—to adapt to varying trail conditions
  • For performance, smooth operation and reliability, a 1x11 Shimano Deore XT 8000 drivetrain with matching XT M8000 hydraulic disc brakes remain a first choice with many expert riders for good reason
  • Why you want a one-by drivetrain
  • The rear wheel is built on, perhaps, the most reliable, best proven, nicest sounding MTB hub ever made - the machined-in-Lancashire Hope PRO4 with stainless steel bearings, an XD Driver and a 12mm x 148mm Boost through axle

Same as Whyte T-130 S 2018

  • Whyte SCR Single Chain Ring specific dual suspension 6061 aluminium hydroformed 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
  • 148mm Boost rear dropouts reinforces this bikes rigid-where-required theme
  • Tubeless ready rims and tyres make it very viable to upgrade to tubeless
  • The 760/780mm wide bars on the shorter stem (40 or 50mm depending on frame size) deliver sharp steering response
  • Wide 27x2.3 front / 27.5x2.4" rear WTB Vigilante Light High Grip tyres add further credence to the growing consensus that wider tyres' extra traction and flotation makes for an all-round better ride
  • The dropper seatpost is the best proven RockShox Reverb Stealth

The benefits of Whyte's unique MTB trail geometry in their own words
'
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.'

Add all the other features that make a Whyte mountain bike special, such as their unique Quad 4 suspension with UK-proof lifetime guaranteed pivot bearings, it's hard to imagine a better trail bike for the money. See our Why we're in love with Whyte mountain bikes blog

Here's how Whyte describe the T-130 RS
'The T-130 RS features our "multi award winning” SCR single ring specific frame with mega-stiff symmetrical chainstays. A full width main pivot increases torsional stiffness, extends bearing life and maximises suspension performance.

The T-130 RS gets a big suspension upgrade in 2018 using the Fox 34 Performance Elite fork with its highly acclaimed FIT-4 damper.

Whyte hubs are laced to WTB STs i29 29mm wide rims with WTB high air volume tyres to allow you to exploit even more speed and fun out of the T-130's geometry.

Mountain Bike Sizing Guide.

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Technical Specifications

Whyte T-130 RS 2018 
Frame6061 T6 SCR Aluminium SCR Front Triangle with Tapered Head Tube and Intergrip Seat Clamp System, Alloy Symmetrical SCS Rear Triangle, 148mm Boost Dropouts, Shimano Direct Mount Hanger
ForkFox Float Performance Elite 34, 27.5", 130mm Travel with 3-Pos FIT 4 Damper, Tapered Steerer, Black Coating, 110mm x 15mm Boost E-Thru Axle
Rear ShockFox Float DPS Performance, Black Coating, Rebound Adjustment and 3pos Adjust Evol
HeadsetFSA No. 57E Orbit ZS, 1.5" Cartridge Sealed Lower Bearing and 1 1/8" Upper Bearing
Rear HubHope Pro 4 with StSt Bearings, 11 Speed Shimano Freehub, 12mm X 148mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing, 15mm X 110mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole
SpokesDT Swiss Champion 2.0mm, Brass Nipples
RimsWTB STs i29, 29mm Wide, TCS System, Sleeved Joint, 32 Hole
TyresWTB Vigilante, Light High Grip TCS System 27.5" X 2.3", 60TPI Folding Front, Trail Boss, TCS System Light Fast Rolling 27.5" X 2.4", 60TPI Folding Rear
Shift LeversShimano XT M8000, I-spec II, 11 Speed
Front MechN/A
Rear MechShimano XT M8000, Shadow Plus, Direct Mount, 11 Speed
CassetteShimano XT M8000, 11-46, 11 Speed
ChainShimano HG601, 11 Speed
CranksetRaceFace Turbine Clinch, Direct Mount 32T Chainring, 30mm Alloy Boost Axle, 11 Speed
Bottom BracketRaceFace BSA, 73mm
SeatpostRockShox Reverb Stealth 125mm on S, 150mm on M & L, 170mm on XL, 30.9mm
SaddleWhyte Custom Dual Density, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Custom 6061 Alloy, Low Rise, 760mm Wide (30mm Rise, 780mm on XL)
StemWhyte Gravity Stem, 40mm S, 50mm M/L/XL
GripsWhyte Lock-on V Grip
Front BrakesShimano XT M8000, 180mm Rotor (200mm on XL)
Rear BrakesShimano XT M8000, 160mm Rotor (180mm on XL), Internal Routing
Brake LeversShimano XT M8000, I-spec II
PedalsNone

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