Product Development Engineer
We are always testing our bikes to their limits, and the 45 miles of the White Chalk Hills UCX is a perfect example. 45 miles of gloopy, abrasive chalk to put the Saxon Cross trough it’s paces!
“I used Ian’s (Whytes bike designer) “pimped up” Saxon Cross Prototype in full 3 Peaks trim and my friend used the Charing Cross reviewed by Cycling Plus (see here http://www.whytebikes.com/wp-whyte/2012/12/cycling-plus-take-a-ride-on-the-whyte-charing-cross/ ) and both bikes performed brilliantly. I can now see exactly what Ian was thinking when he designed the geometry, in a Force 8 gale and with nothing but chalk and mud below us I can honestly say neither of us ever had a “moment” or even close, we did see lots of others fall though”.
Hooked on CX now!
ATB Product Director
Cycling Plus take a look at the Whyte Charing Cross, perfect for adventure days, commuting and CX!
“A new take on cross bike design focuses on both stability and speed”.
“A great framset with a comfortable, rock – steady ride both on and off road”.
“Buy, if you’re looking for a go anywhere bike that boosts your confidence.”
- Cycling Plus, January 2013 issue on sale now! – 4/5 stars.
We love our CX range at Whyte, they are our “go to” bikes for utility riding. Light weight, strong, robust, stylish, fast, comfortable and stealthy for urban riding.
Perfect for commuting, health and fitness / leisure riding or touring with a rack and panniers.
We have used the CX range to do everything, ranging from the infamous 3 Peaks to commuting and riding JOGLE.
Whyte Kings Cross, all of the above and with an RRP of £799
Form and function personified! Although we are biased obviously!
We love this picture of a “dusted” Saxon Cross Down Under…bring back the dry UK trails!
Many thanks to our Australian Distributor for the picture…
G Day UK ,
Just wanted to share this photo of The Whyte Saxon Cross which is currently under going testing with Bicycling Australia Magazine.
This Photo was taken at an 8 hour MTB race almost 4hours west of Sydney.
The Race in excess of 300 competitors.
The Tester did 2 laps and was even interviewed after one of his laps and spoke of the fun he had .
Test Due out in the next 3 months…watch this space!
Carbuta Pty Ltd
The Saxon Cross is currently going on an editorial tour around the UK visiting Cycling Magazines and Websites. Here are a few images from the most recent ride…Whyte Saxon Cross and English Iconography.
On mixed terrain / surfaces the Saxon Cross is supreme; whether you are riding tarmac, hard pack, CX courses or the tow path commute, the Saxon Cross can do it all with speed, comfort and stability.
We love getting race feedback from riders, especially when we are “pushing the envelope” with our designs.
The Saxon Cross is a great example, with it’s non-conventional Cyclo-Cross geometry and disc brakes (although more common now, we were among the 1st to spec them on a drop handlebar CX bike).
Never shy at challenging ourselves and the rider in the search for the ultimate ride experience, it’s great when feedback comes back which affirms the ride ethos.
Many thanks to Calum Anderton for putting the Saxon Cross through it’s paces on the race scene.
“Calum went out on the Saxon Cross for a few hours on Saturday to see how the bike felt, before racing on Sunday. He made one alteration only, just flipping the stem to lower the bars. He loved it, and that really is saying something as he loves his current race bike and has spent many hours getting it to ride how he likes it”.
“The course on Sunday being very technical, Calum opted to start the race on the Saxon Cross. He felt that the benefit of a slightly more upright position and the use of disc brakes would be an advantage. The only downside being the use of clincher tyres over tubulars which he normally rides, but the ground was pretty hard in places and Calum said that the tyres handled really well, and that he couldn’t feel the difference between those and his tubular tyres, so its all positive and a great thumbs up for the bike”.
“It certainly drew a lot of attention, at one point there was quite a large crowd gathering around the bike, all taking it in turns to pick the bike up and feel the weight, as only cyclists do”!
“Unfortunately Calum woke up on Sunday feeling pretty lousy, we seem to have all been suffering with a sore throat and cold recently and Sunday it decided to hit Calum. As it was the Team Championship’s Calum couldn’t let his team mates down, he had to race. Dosed up on medication Calum still managed a respectable 3rd position, a position that was later echoed at the League presentation. 3rd overall in a competition stretching from September to February, over 14 rounds is pretty decent in my eyes, not to mention his promising results in the National Trophy Series. With the 2012/13 season in mind, and Calum staying in the same age category, next season will hopefully prove to be very fruitful”.
“Obviously, with the Cyclo-cross season at an end for now, focus moves to this years Road Racing and Mountain Bike campaign gets underway. Calum still intends to get out on the Saxon Cross as often as he can, intending to add a Cyclocross session into his training to get some time in on the bike. He’s quite keen to try the bike with a longer stem, but he wanted to try the bike in its ‘intended’ state to begin with, and I think he proved that the bike is more than capable of racing despite it going against ‘the rules’ of a traditional Cyclocross frame”.
- Will Anderton, Calum’s Dad.