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Whyte Wessex 2017

Whyte Wessex 2017

  • Whyte carbon road bike
  • Mudguard compatible road bike
  • 'The perfect British road bike. 9/10.' See review.

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Product Description


Whyte Wessex '17

Whyte's best carbon road bike with Shimano Ultegra gears and hydraulic disc brakes. Its Schwalbe S-One tyresare sportive/commuting ready making this a UK-ready road bike.

  • 'The perfect British road bike. 9/10.' See review.
  • Built to classic road bike geometry (73 degree head and seat tube angles) the Multi Monocoque carbon frame has the new standard 142mm rear dropouts with 12mm through axle, which beefs up the rear triangle / rear wheel interface to maximise the bike's acceleration and climbing potential.
  • The wider axle also reduces stress on the spokes and helps create a stronger rear wheel.
  • Both the frame and fork are built for 12mm-wide thru axle wheels to ensure perfect wheel retention and alignment and thus help eliminate the risk of speed-robbing rotor rub.
  • Both frame and fork feature concealed eyelets should you ever want to fit full mudguards (free fitting available on any extras purchased with the bike.)
  • Neat Flat Mount-fitting Shimano BR-805s are the low-maintenance sure stoppers that have done most to make hydraulic disc brakes accepted on high quality road bikes. Why you want hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Shimano Ultegra 1x11 shifting is the go-to gearing of most getting-serious riders because it works so well.
  • Both the Easton 21mm wide rims and the fast but forgiving Schwalbe S-One 700x32 tyres are tubeless ready. Why fat tyres go faster.

'The all new Wessex is conceived to be the ideal British road bike.

Developed and specified for riding on all road surfaces, the Wessex uses the very latest in tubeless ready, high air volume Schwalbe tyres on 21mm wide Easton AR rims.

Whether you're commuting longer distances, winter training or entering summer sportives, the Whyte Road Disc range offers Cyclo Cross durability with pure Road geometry.

12mm through axles, tubeless tyres, disc brakes and the ability to fit full length mudguards makes the Wessex arguably the most versatile and capable carbon road bike we have ever made.'

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Please can you advise how much the Whyte specified mudguards are for this bike?
Hello, can the mudguard mounts take normal SKS chromoplastic guards or only the bespoke Whyte ones? The mounting points seem to be at 90 degrees to normal positions.
Hi, can you tell me the max tyre clearance without mudguards and would there be any problems running conventional clincher tyres on the rims?

Many thanks
Can the Whyte Wessex take a rack and panniers?

Technical Data

Whyte Wessex 2017
FrameUni-directional Multi Monocoque with Flat Mount 160 Disc mount, DOX internal cable routing, Verti-Grip integrated seat clamp system, concealed eyelets for Mud Guards and 142mm rear dropouts with 12mm through axle
ForkStraight Bladed Carbon Front Fork, Tapered Alloy Steerer with, 12mm x 100mm through axle, concealed 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, Centre-lock, 12mm x 142mm Through Axle, 28 Hole
Front HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12mm x 100mm Through Axle, 28 Hole
SpokesDT Competition butted, Black Sandvik Stainless with Black Brass Nipples
RimsEaston AR-21, 21mm wide Tubeless Ready Rims, 28 Hole
TyresSchwalbe S-One, 700 x 32c, TL-Easy Tubeless System, MicroSkin Puncture Protection, Folding
Shift LeversShimano ST-685 Ultegra, 11 Speed
Front MechShimano FD-5800 105, 11 Speed
Rear MechShimano RD-6800 GS Ultegra, 11 Speed
CassetteShimano CS-5800 105 11-32, 11 Speed
ChainShimano, HG-601, 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, 1pcs 3d Forged 6061 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp
SaddleWhyte Custom Road, with lightweight foam, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Road, 31.8mm, Compact "Wing" Bar
StemWhyte -6 Deg/6 Deg, 100mm 52cm, 110mm 54cm, 120mm 56/58cm
GripsWhyte Anti Slip with 3M Reflective logos on tapes
Front BrakesShimano BR-805 Hydraulic, Centre-lock 160mm Rotor
Rear BrakesShimano BR-805 Hydraulic, Centre-lock 160mm Rotor
Brake LeversShimano ST-685 Ultegra
PedalsFibre Reinforced Composite Platform


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