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Whyte Wessex SE 2018 Road Bike


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Whyte Wessex SE 2018 Carbon Road Bike

SE (Special Edition) means this is the best of the best, spare no expense, SRAM eTap equipped version of the award winning Whyte Wessex road bike.

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

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

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, the Wessex and this Wessex SE.

Upgrades from Whyte Wessex

  • The carbon frame is lacquered - not painted - to save grams
  • The seat stays and fork legs' carbon layup boast Core Shell Rubber nano technology for enhanced shock dissipation and comfort
  • The FSA Vision Metron 5D handlebars and stem are integrated into a single aerodynamic, ergonomic and comfortable structure that retails for around £500
  • The matching FSA Metron seatpost supports the Fi'zi:k Arione R1saddle
  • The £1,000-plus Easton EC 90 SL Disc carbon wheels are as strong as they are fast
  • SRAM Red eTap 2x11 shifters take us beyond Di2 with WiFi wireless cable-free lighter weight electronic gear shifting

Watch SRAM Red eTap video

Here's how Whyte describe their Wessex SE

The Wessex SE is designed to be The Ultimate British Road Bike, designed to take you further, faster and in more comfort than any road bike we have ever designed. The Wessex SE is, without doubt, the fastest bike that can take full length mudguards.

A stripped back finish means we have only lacquered the UD carbon finish to save weight. The lay-up utilises Core Shell Rubber - this nano-technology brings more comfort to both the fork and rear stays, resulting in less rider fatigue.

SRAM Red eTap wireless shifting gives the ultimate in weather proofing with no cables to seal from the environment. Full hydraulic brakes give one finger control and an FSA Metron aero finishing kit completes our best of breed package.

Road Bike Sizing Guide.

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Technical Specifications

Whyte Wessex SE 2018 
FrameUni-directional Multi Monocoque with core shell rubber. 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 HubEaston EC-90, 12mm x 142mm Stealth Through Axle
Front HubEaston EC-90, 12mm x 100mm Stealth Through Axle
SpokesEaston Stainless Steel Bladed
RimsEaston EC-90 SL Disk, 19mm Wide, 38mm Deep Tubeless Ready Aero Rims, 20 Hole Front, 24 Hole Rear
TyresSchwalbe Pro-ONE, 700 x 28c, TL-Easy Tubeless System, MicroSkin Puncture Protection
Shift LeversSRAM Red Full Hydraulic, eTap Wireless Shifting, 11 Speed
Front MechSRAM Red, eTap Wireless Shifting with Yaw, 11 Speed
Rear MechSRAM Red, eTap Wireless Shifting, 11 Speed
CassetteSRAM, XG 1190, 11-32, 11 Speed
ChainSRAM PC-RED22, 11 Speed
CranksetSRAM Red, Double 52-36, Carbon, 11 Speed
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP TM, BSA 68mm
SeatpostFSA Metron, 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, UD Carbon, 2 Bolt
SaddleFi'zi:k Arione R1, Carbon Braided Rails
HandlebarFSA Metron 5D Integrated Bar, UD Carbon, 52cm & 54cm 400mm, 56cm 420mm, 58cm 440mm
StemFSA Metron 5D Integrated, 52cm & 54cm 100mm, 56cm & 58cm120mm
GripsWhyte Anti Slip with 3M layer
Front BrakesSRAM Red Hydraulic, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Rear BrakesSRAM Red Hydraulic, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Brake LeversSRAM Red Hydraulic


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