Our latest 650b 901 trail hardtail is tested along side 2 other British designed hardcore hardtails in December’s What Mountain Bike magazine and gets the top score and some great comments. ”Enduro downhill handling meets cross-country speed in Whyte’s radically evolved trail hardtail…the Whyte totally reinvigorated our love for this somehow very british breed… Whichever option you pick from Whyte’s new 650b Trail hardtail range, you’re onto a winner. Radical handling means none of them are for sit-and-spin-everywhere riders, but the 901′s mix of a proven tubeset, a great choice of wheel size and sorted componentry is fantastic. It’s a blend of responsiveness and confidence that makes any sort of mountain biking a whole ton of fun.”
As Autumn sets in Cycling Plus rides and rates four of the best UK designed “Bikes for all Seasons” awarding the Whyte Suffolk the group-test win, a 4.5/5 score and saying it’s a “Fantastic all-round road bike with superb hydraulic brakes” and “Its combination of quite racy geometry, high levels of comfort, good quality kit and excellent hydraulic disc brakes means it’s much too good to be kept only for winter” To read the full review, see December’s Cycling Plus Magazine.
Holy crap, is it 2014 already?? Well given the number of new bikes rolling through Enduro HQ at the moment, we’d be inclined to believe so! The latest rig to show up for testing is the new Whyte M-109 dual suspension 29er, which flew in with a host of 2014 Whyte models that have just landed in Australia. In theory, whilst the Northern Hemisphere begins to buckle down for the oncoming winter season, us Aussies have the pleasure of receiving our shiny new steeds as the trails are beginning to dry out and the days are starting to get longer. But given the recent gale-force winds and predicted thunderstorms forecast across Melbourne this week – we’re not so sure! However, with a calendar chocked full of gravity enduro and marathon events over the next few months, we’ve got plenty of ride time scheduled for the British duallie to see how it performs across a wide variety of trail conditions. – Enduro Mag, Down Under.
“Once again, Whyte’s correctly proportioned geometry with the shortest chainstay length in the industry means genuine progressive 26″ style geometry for the 29er full-suspension age. One ride on our early hand built prototype and we knew we were onto something very special with the M-109. Minutes, not seconds carved off our benchmark test loops. Incredible control, remarkable momentum and outstanding traction. By far, the most accomplished XC bike we have built and one that encouraged our test riders to go further and harder than ever before. Major grouptest wins and international critical acclaim followed in 2013″ - Whyte Bikes UK
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