Whyte sneakily launches three brand-new bikes | New G-180, T-160 and T-140

Three new ranges quietly released on Whyte website

British brand Whyte Bikes has slipped onto its website three very nice-looking new bikes that come in various component and wheel size options.

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The new Whyte G-180, T-160 and T-140 bikes came onto BikeRadar’s, well, radar by chance when scanning the company’s website this week.

A little further delving reveals some interesting and at times innovative bike and build options among these gravity- and trail-oriented rides.

2021 Whyte G-180: Mullet optional

There are two different versions of the G-180 available: two with 27.5in wheels and two with 29in wheels, each with two build options apiece. The bike is only available in alloy.

After reaching out to Whyte engineer Sam Shucksmith, we have learned that the G-180 is a replacement for the G-170 that uses similar suspension kinematics to its award-winning predecessor, with a little extra anti-squat and 10mm extra suspension travel (Whyte’s bike naming follows fork travel, not rear wheel travel, with the G-180 sporting 170mm rear travel and the G-170 160mm).

A slightly longer rear-centre is coupled with extended reach and a slacker head angle.

The 27.5in G-180 features a big 190mm travel fork and, as noted on Whyte’s website, it is designed around a 29er fork meaning you can make it a mullet (29 front, 27.5 rear) by simply changing the lower headset cup and swapping the front wheel for a 29in hoop.

On the G-180 29er, which has two 29in wheels as standard, front travel is 180mm, putting it in the category of heavy-hitting enduro bike.

2021 Whyte G-180 S V1

2021 Whyte G-180S
The Whyte G-180S is the most affordable bike in the G-180 range.
Whyte
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: G-180 27.5in, alloy, 170mm travel, 27.5in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb 29in, 190mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select + RT
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE
  • Crankset: SRAM Descendant
  • Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 System
  • Tyres: (f) WTB Verdict 27.5in x 2.5in; (r) WTB Judge TCS System 27.5in x 2.4in
  • Price: £2,700

2021 Whyte G-180 RS V1

2021 Whyte G-180RS
Specs are upped considerably for the G-180RS.
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: G-180 27.5in, alloy, 170mm travel, 27.5in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb Select + 29in, 190mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select + RT
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Crankset: SRAM Descendant
  • Wheels: Race Face AR-30
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis Assegai 27.5in x 2.5in; (r) Maxxis Minion DHR 27.5in x 2.4in
  • Price: £3,400

2021 Whyte G-180 RS 29er V1

2021 Whyte G-180RS 29
The bike is also available with 29er wheels.
Whyte
  • Sizes: M, L, XL
  • Frame: G-180 29in, alloy, 170mm travel, 29in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB Select + 29in, 180mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select + RT
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Crankset: SRAM Descendant
  • Wheels: Race Face AR-30
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis Assegai 29in x 2.5in; (r) Maxxis Minion DHR 29in x 2.4in
  • Price: £3,400

2021 Whyte G-180 Works 29er V1

2021 Whyte G-180 Works 29er V1
The Works version of the bike is the top-end model.
Whyte
  • Sizes: M, L, XL
  • Frame: G-180 29in, alloy, 170mm travel, 29in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb Ultimate 29in, 180mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
  • Crankset: SRAM X01 Carbon
  • Wheels: DT Swiss EX1700
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis Assegai 29in x 2.5in; (r) Maxxis Minion DHR 29in x 2.4in
  • Price: £4,999

2021 Whyte T-160: progressive trail riding

Much like the G-180, the T-160 takes inspiration from a predecessor, the S-150, but the rear centre and head angle are stretched out and it gets 10mm extra suspension travel (the T-160 has 150mm rear travel).

This bike is available with 29in wheels only, has an alloy frame and there are two build options.

2021 Whyte T-160 S V1

2021 Whyte T-160S
The T-160S is inspired by the outgoing T-150.
Whyte
  • Sizes: M, L, XL
  • Frame: T-160, alloy, 150mm travel, 29in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select RC 29in, 160mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select + RT
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT420
  • Crankset: Shimano FC-MT610
  • Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 System
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis High Roller II 29in x 2.5in; (r) Maxxis Dissector 29in x 2.4in
  • Price: £2,699

2021 Whyte T-160 RS V1

2021 Whyte T-160RS
The T-160 RS gets a full RockShox/SRAM build.
Whyte
  • Sizes: M, L, XL
  • Frame: T-160, alloy, 150mm travel, 29in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select + RC 29in, 160mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select + RT
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Wheels: Race Face AR-30
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis High Roller II 29in x 2.5in; (r) Maxxis Dissector 29in x 2.4in
  • Price: £3,500

2021 Whyte T-140: Maximum fun

Whyte says this updated 135mm-travel trail bike is “a versatile all-rounder with big hit capabilities” that optimises its travel for flat-out descending while remaining easy to pedal back up the hill.

As well as slightly increased rear wheel travel, Sam Shucksmith explained the T-140 has a new, more progressive leverage curve coupled with new rear shock damping tunes. This provides improved small bump sensitivity and support.

The T-140 is available with carbon and alloy front triangle options and 27.5in wheels only.

2021 Whyte T-140 SR V1

2021 Whyte T-140 SR V1
We think the new T-140 looks like a really fun little whip of a bike.
Whyte
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: T-140, alloy, 135mm travel, 27.5in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL 27.5in, 140mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select + RT
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore MT-M6120
  • Crankset: Whyte, Forged
  • Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 System
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis High Roller II 27.5in x 2.6in; (r) Maxxis Rekon 27.5in x 2.6in
  • Price: £2,350

2021 Whyte T-140 S V1

2021 Whyte T-140 S
The Whyte T-140 S gets a Pike fork.
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  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: T-140, alloy, 135mm travel, 27.5in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Select RC 27.5in, 140mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select + RT
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide G2 R
  • Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle
  • Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 System
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis High Roller II 27.5in x 2.6in; (r) Maxxis Rekon 27.5in x 2.6in
  • Price: £2,699

2021 Whyte T-140C R V1

2021 Whyte T-140 CR
The bike is also available with a carbon front end.
Whyte
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: T-140, carbon front triangle, 135mm travel, 27.5in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Select RC 27.5in, 140mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select + RT
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide G2 R
  • Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle
  • Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 System
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis High Roller II 27.5in x 2.6in; (r) Maxxis Rekon 27.5in x 2.6in
  • Price: £3,250

2021 Whyte T-140C RS V1

2021 Whyte T-140C RS
The top-end bike comes in at £3,999
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  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: T-140, carbon front triangle, 135mm travel, 27.5in wheel
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Ultimate RC 27.5in, 140mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RCT
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide G2 RS
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Wheels: Race Face AR-30
  • Tyres: (f) Maxxis High Roller II 27.5in x 2.6in; (r) Maxxis Rekon 27.5in x 2.6in
  • Price: £3,999