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Whyte 809 - My new toy

BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
edited July 2011 in Your mountain bikes
Well this afternoon picked up my new ride after much deliberating about which bike to buy, going to be used as a commute/xc racing bike.

Love this bike and you don't see many of them about!

Stock weight off the shelf - 27.5lbs

Here she is -


Normal spec list - Whyte 809

Changed some things already as you may notice.

Taken off the stock alloy pedals and awaiting the MG1's to arrive, swapped out the Alex/Sram wheels and replaced with my American Classics, then I'll swap the Nobbys over for some Racing Ralphs to shed more weight and less drag.

Weight now 24.7 without pedals at the moment. so will be just above 25lbs.

I'll probably change the fork from the Recon Gold to a Reba in the not too distant future too.


  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,906
    Nice bike, but near 3lb saving over stock just by changing wheels :?:
  • baconaterbaconater Posts: 72
    i have the one below the 805 and its amazing, perfect bike for me
    Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, Thats why it's called the Present

    so im grabbing my bike and going for a ride
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    Steve_b77 wrote:
    Nice bike, but near 3lb saving over stock just by changing wheels :?:

    Stock wheels -
    Wheels - 2074
    Tyres - 679
    Tube - 200

    New -
    Wheels - 1425
    Tyres - 520
    Tube - 150

    Saving = 1067g (all of the above weighed on my scales)

    Original pedals weighed a whopping 592g (censored alloy pedals with chucky plastic clip-ins), new pedals 380g

    Saving - 212g

    Total 2.83lbs saved, I will at some point get around to changing to tubeless too.
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    Upgraded the fork, courtesy of ATB and the LBS for a small extra charge. Also changed the tyres to the Ralphs which for XC are awesome imo.


    F-Series Fox fork, which is super dooper smooth and light.

    Should get some pics of it in action really.
  • bonezybonezy Posts: 129
    Very nice! Had my 901 for a few weeks now, top quality trail bike. I'm quite enjoying the Recon Golds, 20mm Maxle makes a difference.
  • goshowgoshow Posts: 61
    Very nice indeed. Always fancied a Whyte 46........ Maybe one day :roll:
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