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Whyte Wessex 2018

Whyte Wessex 2018

  • Multi award winning carbon road bike
  • Whyte sportive/endurance road bike
  • SRAM 1x11/hydraulic disc brake bike

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£2,499.00

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Whyte Wessex 2018

If you prefer your award wining sportive bike equipped with even more fancy wheels and Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes and 2x11 gearing, this it the Wessex for you.

Background
Tribute to its versatility, the Whyte Wessex had the distinction of being voted both Sportive & Endurance Bike and Commuting Bike of the Year 2016/17 by road.cc

Their verdict: 'What a bike! For grinding out long winter rides with mudguards or tackling summer sportives without, the Wessex is the ideal choice.' See full review.

That review wasn't a one-off. The Wessex also picked up a prestigious European Design Innovation Award 2017. Not bad for a bike in its inaugural year.

Such success encouraged Whyte to develop three versions of the Wessex for season 2017/18.

In ascending price order, these are the Whyte Wessex One, this Wessex and the Wessex SE.

Upgrades from Whyte Wessex One

  • Shimano BR-R8070 are the first true Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes (previous versions were dubbed 'Ultegra equivalent')
  • The rotors' enclosed disc fins stay cooler longer for improved braking
  • The double chainset offers a wider range of gears for going faster (28-122 inches versus the Wessex One's 28-103 gear inches)
  • The brand new Shimano 8000-series Ultegra 2x11 shifters lower profile hoods' will be more comfortable for most riders
  • The shifters' new polymer coated cables make for even smoother shifting
  • The Ultegra 8000 rear mech inherits the Shadow design, proven on Shimano MTB groups and Dura-Ace to be slicker shifting and less susceptible to damage if the bike ever suffers a spill
  • Schwalbe G-One Speed 700x30 tyres are 'quite possibly the bestand most versatile – gravel-road tyre on the market today' - see full RCUK review
  • Both the Easton 21mm wide rims and the fast but forgiving tyres are tubeless ready

Same as Whyte Wessex One

  • 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
  • To make it a true 4-seasons bike 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)
  • Its internal cable routing is especially weatherproofed, plus it's mechanic-friendly and easy to work on, thanks to its oversized entry and exit rubber grommets and DOX (drop out exit) port

'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.'
Whyte.

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Technical Data

Whyte Wessex 2018 
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 Stealth Through Axle, Concealed Eyelets for Mud Guards
Rear ShockN/A
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, 28 Hole
TyresSchwalbe G-ONE Speed, 700 x 30c, TL-Easy Tubeless System, MicroSkin Puncture Protection
Shift LeversShimano ST-R8020 Ultegra, 11 Speed
Front MechShimano FD-580 105, 11 Speed
Rear MechShimano RD-R8000 GS Ultegra, 11 Speed
CassetteShimano CS-5800 105, 11-32, 11 Speed
ChainShimano HG-601, 11 Speed
CranksetShimano FC-R510, Double 50-34, 11 Speed, Octalink
Bottom BracketShimano SM-BB52, BSA 68mm
SeatpostWhyte 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 1pcs 3d Forged 2014 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp
SaddleWhyte Custom Road, with Lightweight Foam, CrMo Rails, Triple Panel Design
HandlebarWhyte Road, 31.8mm, Compact "Wing" Bar
StemWhyte -6 Deg/6 Deg, 90mm 50cm, 100mm 52cm, 110mm 54cm, 120mm 56/58cm
GripsWhyte Anti Slip with 3M Reflective Logos on Tapes
Front BrakesShimano Ultegra BR-R8070 Hydraulic, Centre-lock 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Rear BrakesShimano Ultegra BR-R8070 Hydraulic, Centre-lock 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Brake LeversShimano Ultegra, ST-8020

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