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    2017 Whyte USA 905

    A few months ago I moved from northern Kentucky to the Houston area. Before the move I decided to sell my 2014 Santa Cruz Heckler figuring I wouldn't have any need for a 6" travel bike down in Houston. Come to find out, there are quite a few mtb trails within an hour or 2 of where I live.

    Recently I got an itch to get another bike and opted for a trail oriented hardtail and after searching and searching I stumbled upon Whyte Bikes 900 series. The spec and pricepoint of the 905 is pretty much unbeatable and everything about the bike checked the right block for what I wanted. I decided to place a pre-order on a 2017 model since Whyte was offering a 10% discount.

    After waiting a few weeks for Whyte USA to receive their inventory, it finally arrive earlier this week. Just took it out on its maiden voyage today and this thing is awesome. Exactly what I was looking for.

    Since the Whyte 900 series bikes don't seem to get a lot of love in this forum, I thought I'd start a thread to see if anyone else could share their opinions as well.



    Here's the Heckler it "replaced".

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    Ι have the '16 version in small. Basically the same frame but different cable routing ('17 is much cleaner).

    I wanted an allround hardtail leaning on the aggressive side of things and this fits the bill perfectly. The geo is very long for a size small ( ~430mm reach, 618 ef.top tube) but it works. It's very stable on rough descends and surprisingly, it climbs at least as well as my old 26" XC ht.

    No surprise they're so popular with UK mags

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    They make some pretty cool bikes. I'd love to get my hands on a T-130.

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    I had my first proper ride on it today and it was probably the most fun I've had on a bike in years. the trail I was on was very rooty and the 2.4 tires more than made up for lack of rear suspension. I forgot how responsive and efficient hardtails can be. Can't wait to get some more miles on this bike.

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    Cheers on the Whyte! I got a T-129 rs a few months back and couldn't be happier. Such a fun bike and holy **** is it fast.

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    The 905 looks like it's steep where you want it, slack where it's fun, long where it fits great and short where it's rowdy.

    Tasty.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    How much tire clearance is in the rear? I have a T130cRS and I'm LOVING it, and I was thinking of adding a 905, but I'd love to run it as a plus bike with 27.5x2.8 tires.
    14 Aurum, 17 T130, 18 NS Evo HT, 19 SJ Evo 29

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    I too have a Whyte T-130cRS, been on it since February, Really dig it. The 905 looks to be fun, has gotten great reviews and I wouldn't have any problem getting another Whyte. Like the big tire idea Mr. Lynch.
    2016 Whyte T-130C RS

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    I almost pulled the trigger on the 10% deal for the 905, but I cannot decide whether to go standard or 27.5plus. Bikeradar said the new 905 has a harsh ride but whats in a review. Interestingly, I asked the Whyte USA online rep if I could get one of their 901 bikes and he said they would import it at no additional cost. The 901 is not on the USA website.

    I am still mulling over the 905. Great looking bike!!

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    I saw that same review that said the 905 rear was harsh. What's the difference between the 905 and 901?

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    Bringing the thread back from sleep since some of the 2018 models are live on Whyte's website. Anybody getting the new 905? Plus tyres, a 65 deg. head angle and ultra low bb height are the main updates from previous versions.

    I wonder if it's 29" compatible, it's not mentioned anywhere. The <30cm bb height would make it a good candidate.

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    Still riding the 2017 Whyte 905. Added a few upgrades over the past 2 years. Also recently moved to AZ and Im really enjoying the different terrain from what Im used to, minus the 100+ degree heat.

    Upgrades include XT brakeset with Ice Tech rotors, Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR2 tires in 2.6, Raceface Turbine R 35mm stem, Renthal Fatbar Lite 35.


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