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 malvern women’s: Matthew Cole/BikeRadar
Whyte also had their latest mountain bikes on display, including the 19 hardtail plus the 146 and 120 full-suspension bikes.
Whyte 19: Matthew Cole/BikeRadar
Whyte 146: Matthew Cole/BikeRadar
Whyte t-120: Matthew Cole/BikeRadar