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Bonesy's new Tighty Whytey

bonezybonezy Posts: 129
edited June 2012 in Your mountain bikes
After some thieving scrote nicked my upgraded Spesh Hardrock, I decided it was time for a proper trail bike.

After a quick look the Vitus Zircon 0.2 and Rocky Mountain UK Project, I decided on the Whyte 901.

A trip to the (magnificent) Two Wheels in Stourbridge, West Mids and it was ordered. Ready the next day. I recommend these guys highly after a poor experience at another West Mids bike shop.

Anyway, I'm very pleased with the Whyte. Light, stiff and slack angles means lots of :D
I haven't ridden it anger yet, but there's a trip to Cannock tomorrow 8)


Colour: Satin Granite Black With Gloss Lime Green
Frame: 6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Custom Drawn And Multi Butted
Fork: RockShox Recon Gold TK, Maxle Light 120mm Travel, Solo Air, Adjustable Compression
Headset: FSA Semi Intergrated, 1 1/8” Sealed Cartridge Bearings
Rear hub: Alloy, Double Sealed Bearing Hub, 32 Hole
Front hub: Alloy, Double Sealed Bearing Hub 20mm Through Axle, 32 Hole
Spokes: WTB 1.8mm, Black Stainless With Brass Nipples
Rims: Mavic XM 119 Disc Noir, 32 Hole
Tyres: Continental Trail King Wire 26” X 2.2”
Shift levers: SRAM X-7 10 Speed
Front derailleur: SRAM X-7 10 Speed
Rear derailleur: SRAM X-7 Long Cage 10 Speed
Cassette: SRAM PG-1050 12-36 10 Speed
Chain: SRAM PC-1030 10 Speed
Crankset: SRAM FC S1000, GXP, 44/32/22T 10 Speed
Bottom bracket: SRAM GXP
Seatpost: Whyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm X 400mm, 2014 Alloy.
Seat: Whyte Custom
Bar: SRAM Stylo Race, 31.8mm Dia, 25.4mm Rise And 680mm Wide
Stem: Whyte Custom, 70mm S, 80mm M, 90mm L
Grips:Whyte Semi Lock-On’s
Brakes: Elixir 5, 180mm Rotor F+R 160mm
Pedals: DMR V8


  • kdawg74kdawg74 Posts: 271
    Nice dude, had a test ride on one the other day its a real nice ride.
    Have a good ride.
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  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,804
    The Whyte's looking awesome as they always do! :D

    Ahhh, somebody else in the area then. I'm in Pensnett myself. Just for future reference and so I know to avoid it, what bike shop was the bad one?
  • bonezybonezy Posts: 129
    Redkite in Solihull, I know others have had good experiences with them, but not me. Two Wheels in Stourbridge is chocked full of good parts, and the guys there are spot on.
  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,804
    Thanks for thatm I've never been to Redkite so wouldn't know. I tend to use Cycles 4U Direct and Race Co Cycles but Two Wheels always have a good following. I just don't use them because of their long turn around time due to how busy they are.
  • bonezybonezy Posts: 129
    Yeah I went to pick mine up yesterday at pretty much closing time, they had five people waiting for new bikes. They couldn't get them out quickly enough, but as I said, the staff were spot on and even threw in a free pair of DMR V8 pedals. Ace.

    First ride today at Cannock proved a little difficult to get used to, but once I had it roughly dialled in it was very quick, accelerates hard and is very stable down hill. Fork was extremely capable and the Maxle makes a big difference to steering.

    I am a happy bunny :D
  • very nice

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  • bonezybonezy Posts: 129
    Quick update; I've finally taken some decent photos.

    A few additions, including Shimano trail SPD's and RRP evil eyes mudguard and some shiny green vale caps :P
    The bike is still in great condition and is standing up to Cannock's grit. It's still great fun to ride after nearly a year too, so I'll certainly be keeping it.
    The only thing I've had to do is to nip up the headset a touch, as well as bleeding the brakes.

    And yes, I know, the garden needs tidying :oops:
  • fat_homerfat_homer Posts: 470
    I like that, very nice indeed!
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