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Marin & Whyte

ratherbeintobagoratherbeintobago Posts: 636
edited May 2009 in MTB general
Thick questions department - does anyone know what the relationship between Marin & Whyte is? Some of the bikes look very similar...



  • phzphz Posts: 478
    AFAIR jon whyte designs / designed marins suspension systems as well as having his own brand

    slainte :) rob
  • MeddlEMeddlE Posts: 322
    ATB are the UK distro for both brands.
  • ExeterSimonExeterSimon Posts: 830

    The brand that is not the designer.
    Whyte 905 (2009)
    Trek 1.5 (2009)
    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp (2007)
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    Jon whyte designed the suspension that both firms use.. they are the same
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    John Whyte retired from designing bikes last year, although Whyte the company still maintain close ties with Marin.
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  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    ATB owns Whyte and imports Marins but both brands are developed by ATB here in Sussex.
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  • VegeetaVegeeta Posts: 6,411
    Peasents who can't afford Whyte's buy Marins :P
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