Whyte has already had an impressive start to the year and has provided us with test winning bikes for both our Do-It-Trailbikes and Trail Hardtails grouptests. However there’s even more to the 2016 range and we check it out here.
The biggest development for 2016 is that Whyte has reworked its sizing. Every bike is 20mm longer in the top tube which effectively moves every bike up a size – for example, last year’s large, is this year’s medium. To keep the cockpit the same Whyte has added smaller stems across its range.
Whyte has also optimised for 1x systems thanks to its Single Chain Ring (SCR) technology – this gives its bikes a wider pivot stance and a much stiffer rear end.
The exception to this comes in Whyte’s 29er range. The Whyte T129-S still uses the 2×10 drivetrain thanks to a SRAM GX groupset which will help for covering the miles or getting up the super-long climbs. However, if you do still want the single ring drivetrain you can pick up the next model up, the Whyte T129-RS.
The newest model in the Whyte range is the G-160. This is an upgrade from last year’s G-150 and the increase in travel was influenced by Whyte’s enduro team. This also benefits from Whyte’s SCR technology and comes in three sizes.
Be sure to check out the magazine for first rides on the Whyte range.