Whyte enters the long travel 29er party with the Whyte G-170C Works 29er. It's got 150mm travel, it's carbon, comes equipped with a coil shock and looks like an enduro race ready machine!
Whyte say the new 29er will have the same build as the smaller wheeled G-170C. That means a Lyrik RC2 fork, a coil shock (Super Deluxe RCT), Whyte 30mm carbon rims on Hope Pro 4 hubs, SRAM X01 mech and cranks with GX Eagle cassette and SRAM Code RSC brakes.
We've been following Whyte sponsored rider Martyn Books who has been testing the new bike for some time now on the Enduro World Series scene as his Instagram confirms.
Geometry wise the new G-170 looks to keep the progressive theme Whyte a known for. The head angle is a slack 64.3 degrees, the effective seat angle is leaning towards steep at 75 degrees, the wheel base on a large bike is 1250mm and the chainstays are 5mm longer than the 27.5" bike at 435mm Whyte hasn't given us the reach of effective top tube figures yet but if you look at the other bikes in the range these are likely to be quite roomy. It's interesting to see you can also get this top-flight bike in a size small whereas the 27.5" carbon Works version is only available in sized Medium and Large.
From their press release Whyte say:
"When the Whyte Gravity Enduro team are not racing the 27.5” bike it’s because they are riding the 29er version. The G-170 was always designed with both wheel sizes in mind – this modularity gives us the ability to offer both wheel sizes to suit your style.
This bike is ready for anything you want to throw at it, from hard-core trail riding to EWS Enduro racing. With its open front triangle design it is possible to fit various options of rear shock including coil shocks and still carry a full size water bottle.
The G-170C Works 29er has extra width built into the rear chainstays allowing the rider to fully exploit future developments in wide high volume tyres up to up to 29 x 2.5” and maintain mud clearance."
- The details aren't on the Whyte website yet but when they are they will be here - www.whyte.bike
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