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Whyte Wessex One 2019 Road Bike

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Whyte Wessex One 2019 Carbon Road Bike

The Wessex One is the 1x11 version of Whyte's award winning sportive/endurance carbon road bike.

Tribute to its versatility, the original Whyte Wessex had the distinction of being voted both Sportive & Endurance Bike and Commuting Bike of the Year by

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.

This Whyte Wessex One is built on the same carbon frame and fork as last year's award winner. Then the spec has been tweaked with, for instance, a SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain rather than Shimano Ultegra 1x11, to create a more affordable Wessex that barely compromises the bike's performance.

  • 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 SRAM 1x11 drivetrain is the future of simplified wide range gearing - see our blog.
  • The SRAM Apex l levers also operate the neat flat mount hydraulic disc brakes. Why you want hydraulic disc brakes..
  • WTB 700x30c tyres will convince you that wider tyres aren't just more comfortable, they can can be faster too - more on this
  • - especially when the tyres and rims are tubeless ready

Here's how Whyte describe the Wessex One

'When we set about designing this bike, we wanted to create an even simpler version of the Wessex. A 1x11 drive train gives 11 usable gears with no overlaps and utter simplicity.

WTB TCS system tyres and rims give all the advantages of tubeless tyres. The lower pressure creates both comfort and grip to give the security that creates the feeling of confidence in all weather and road conditions.

Hydraulic brakes give one finger control from either the hoods or the drops, this modulation allows for complete control in all situations and weather conditions.'

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Technical Specifications

Whyte Wessex One 2018 
FrameUni-directional Multi Monocoque, One-By Specific, 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
HeadsetFSA No. 42 Integrated Road, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings
Rear HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 12mm x 142mm Through Axle, 28 Hole, XD Driver
Front HubAlloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 12mm x 100mm Through Axle, 28 Hole
SpokesWTB 2.0mm, Black Sandvik Stainless with Brass Nipples.
RimsWTB Asym i23, 23mm TCS System, 28 Hole
TyresWTB Exposure, 700 x 30c, TCS System, Distance Compound
Shift LeversSRAM APEX 1, Full Hydraulic, 11 Speed
Front MechN/A
Rear MechSRAM APEX 1, Long Cage, 11 Speed
CassetteSRAM PG-1150, 10-42, 11 Speed
ChainSRAM PC-1110, 11 Speed
CranksetSRAM APEX 1, X-SYNC 44T Chainring
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP XR, 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 BrakesSRAM Force 1 Hydraulic, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Rear BrakesSRAM Force 1 Hydraulic, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Brake LeversSRAM APEX 1 Hydraulic
Weight- weighed in our Aberdeen shop March 201854cm Frame: 9.7kg/21.38lb


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