Whyte are a British brand who made a name for themselves designing mountain bikes that are ready to tackle even the toughest of UK conditions. From humble beginnings in the ‘90s to the internationally respected brand they are today, Whyte have become best known for their meticulous focus on performance and design.
Although Whyte’s roots are in Mountain Bikes (And they’re still getting better and better every year), Whyte also have an incredibly strong offering of across the Hybrid and Gravel categories too!
Read on to find out some more about our favourite Whyte Bikes for 2022!
Whyte E-160 S V2 Electric Mountain Bike
Where do we even start? If you’re new to the E-MTB scene then this could be the perfect bike for you – incredibly surefooted and supremely composed, the Whyte E-160 S V2 will allow you to blast through even the roughest terrain then zip straight back up for another go.
The E-160 is spec’d with the latest Bosch motor and a big 625Wh battery for even more fun. The low centre of gravity provides ‘superhero handling’ and crazy grip/control, while the Rockshox Zeb fork teamed with the Rockshox Super Deluxe Select + RT Shock provide all the plushness you could ask for.
On the groupset side of things, the E-160 S is spec’d with E-bike specific SRAM Guide RE 4-piston brakes that provide you with confidence inspiring stopping power, and SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed gearing makes even the toughest climbs a doddle.
Our Marketing Manager had a chance to jump on the E-160 S at a recent dealer demo day hosted by Whyte and said she was surprised at how at home she felt on the bike straight away, despite it not having her usual components or set-up!
And at the highly competitive price of £5,999 you really cannot go wrong if you’re looking for maximum fun and an outstanding ride.
Whyte 905 V4 Hardtail Mountain Bike
Who doesn’t love a good Hardtail?! The award-winning Whyte 905 V4, like all Whyte bikes, is designed in the UK and has features specifically designed for tackling all that British trail conditions have to throw at it.
Taking tuning ideas directly from Whyte’s Enduro race team, the latest model adds Rockshox’s new Pike Select RC Forks (with Charger RC damper and 37mm offset), as well as 2.8” tyres and 170mm cranks which aid acceleration and boost ground clearance for when things get technical!
SRAM’s Guide T, 4 piston brakes provide powerful braking ability, helping you to keep under control no matter the conditions, and the 12 speed SRAM NX Eagle gears allow the rider to winch up the steepest of climbs, keeping things simple with a single shifter.
If you’re a hardtail hooner looking for a new whip this should be at the top of your list!
Whyte G-180 S MX V2 Full Suspension Mountain Bike
Business in the front, party in the back! Mullet (or MX) mountain bikes are the hot topic of the moment, with many brands opting to follow this route rather than sticking with a standard 27.5 or 29” wheel at both ends. The benefit of a mullet setup being that you get all the benefits of a 29” front wheel (free speed, extra stability over rough terrain etc) without the risk of catching your backside on your rear tyre when things get wild. And the cornering ability of the mixed wheel sizes is second to none, which is one of many reasons Whyte decided to jump on the mullet trend.
The Whyte G-180 S MX is ready for anything from your local DH trails, right through to extreme Alpine adventures, and will take everything you can throw at it! Whyte have dialled in their incredible, award-winning ride dynamics, and completely nailed the spec on this build – highlights include Rockshox Zeb with 180mm travel and a Super Deluxe Select + RT shock, plus SRAM Eagle 12 speed gearing and Guide RE 4 Piston brakes – the ultimate shred sled!
Whyte Victoria V3 Hybrid Bike
Possibly the best looking hybrid on the market? (Tan walls always make for a good looking bike in our opinion). Perfectly shaped for smaller riders – the Whyte Victoria V3 has been designed to suit anyone from 5 feet (150cm) upwards and deliver brilliantly balanced handling with a lively feel that makes every ride a joy.
A 10-speed Shimano drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes teamed with extra wide 47c tyres with extra air volume to smooth out the road chatter make this bike super comfortable and confidence inspiring, and the ability to add racks and mudguards make this the ideal commuter bike all year round!
Whyte Gisburn V4 Gravel Road Bike
Gravel has been the buzzword of the past couple of years – a category that has been elevated to new heights throughout the pandemic, with more people than ever inspired to get out and explore their local area. And what better bike to do it on than the Whyte Gisburn V4 gravel bike?
Mountain bike bred handling, with a wide ‘power steering’ drop bar provides total confidence on the trail, and wide range single ring gearing (a first for Whyte) teamed with proper off-road tyres, disc brakes and even a dropper post means you can push the limit of what is possible off-road, while still having a blast on the back roads and country lanes.
Whyte 403 V3 Kids 26inch Mountain Bike
For the Whyte 403 V3, Whyte have downsized their trail geometry in to a bike designed to inspire maximum confidence in your mini shredder. Air sprung SR Suntour XCR forks that work properly for lighter pilots will allow your little one to push their limits and make their rides full of thrills, not spills.
The 403’s 26” wheels feature the same grippy front and fast rolling rear tyre combinations as Whyte’s full sized trail bikes, so they’re fast and fun and a single ring chainset provides simple shifting, with gears for every climb.
So there you have it – our top Whyte Bikes 2022 picks. However this list is by no means exhaustive, and the 2022 range features a number of exciting models for every type of rider – why not check it out for yourself over on our website?