Whyte G160 Works 2017 | Bike Check
September 2nd, 2016
Whyte G160 Works – British Born Enduro Ripper!
We noticed he was building up a brand new Whyte G160 Enduro race bike – so took it outside to get a few shots.
Have a drool over the shots…
The Whyte G160 Works is the big brother of the awesome T130 that we tested a while back and is based around a 160mm travel platform, and is designed specifically for Gravity Enduro racing and riding.
Here’s the main facts:
- 6061 T6 aluminium SCR front triangle with tapered head tube and Intergrip integrated seat clamp.
- ISCG ’05 chain guide mounts
- Alloy symmetrical SCR rear triangle with Boost 148mm drop outs
- 160mm of rear wheel travel
- Rockshox Monarch Plus Debonair RC3 shock
- Rockshox Lyrik RCT3 160mm fork
- SRAM Eagle 12 speed drive train
- SRAM Roam 60 BOOST wheelset
- Maxxis High Roller II 2.4 3C EXO tyres
- 66degree head angle
- 74.3degree seat angle
- 1231.7mm wheelbase (size large)
- 425mm chainstays
- 655.9mm top tube (size large)
- 616mm Stack, 495mm Reach (size large)
Neil Halcrow has been on the scene for nearly two decades, and in that time has built up one hell of a man cave – we’ll be taking a look in there soon at some of the coolest bike trinkets you’ve ever seen.
If you’re in need of help at the races, Neil is one of those guys that will go out his way to help you. He’s definitely one of the sport’s good guys.
The tapered head tube design looks really neat and has internal cable routing that can be tailored the way you like. Also fairly uniquely to Whyte, are the Crud Catcher bosses on the downtube – nice!
The Whyte G160 Works – like all Whyte bikes – is designed with UK mud in mind – the whole frame design has nice big spaces for mud to fall through – you won’t find any annoying pockets for mud and crap to clog your ride.
The internal cable routing is neat and tidy too – allowing cables to have the most direct route without having annoying bends in the cables that can create problems later on.
The Boost rear end wasn’t included to allow for plus size tyres – it’s there to give an extra 3mm to the chain line and offer massive mud clearance. Even with a big old 2.4 tyre – you won’t have any problems on the G160.
All Whyte bikes have a well thought out selection of components – they are chosen carefully to make sure the bike has the best things it needs – as opposed to the Product Manager speccing the bike as cheaply as they can in order to maximise on profit. The Whyte G160 Works might be just shy of £5k, but check the spec out – there really isn’t anything you would need to change on the bike. Just as it should be for a high end race bike like this.
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