UK-based Whyte Bikes launched their new R7 ‘Fast Urban’ and C7 ‘All Terrain’ ranges at BikeRadar Live, and also gave us a look at their latest mountain bikes.
The R7 range is made up of four models – the Portobello, Cambridge, Stirling and Montpelier. Whyte say these machines mix mountain bike elements with the power of a road bike and “design flair” of a singlespeed.
The range-topping Montpellier, with its 6061 aluminium frame and carbon fork, is dripping with high-end gear including a mix of 10-speed SRAM XX and Red Carbon parts, Hope Pro III wheelset and Race X2 brakes. Final prices have yet to be confirmed, but expect this model to cost around £3,000.
At the other end of the spectrum, the entry-level Portobello (around £700) shares the same aluminium frame as the Montpellier and has a T6 alloy fork, Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes, Alex Race deep section wheels and Maxxis Detonator tyres. It should appeal to the city commuter and Cycle 2 Work market.
The five models in the C7 ‘All Terrain’ series are designed to be versatile machines that can be used for a bit of tarmac riding and a bit of off-road (think towpath rather than trail centre). There’s the Malvern, Malvern Women’s, Caledonian, Caledonian Women’s and Coniston.
Whyte also had their latest mountain bikes on display, including the 19 hardtail plus the 146 and 120 full-suspension bikes.