• 07-01-2013
    morepower
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    Might be too obsure... Anyone got or had a Whyte JW2?
    I have got the bug again... Been a while and I dont need the newest or greatest MTB. I just need something that is a little better and more suited to me than my old bike (Checker Pig). I need a bike that is a little more up right than my old Checker Pig which is a bit of an old school race bike.. Low and long. I snapped a ligament attached to my collar bone so now it is too uncomfortable to ride for any length of time.. I had looked at an Orange Crush but I have had too much time away to go and get a new bike and then find I am not up to it and I can possibly get a JW2 quite cheap. 300ish here in the UK. I have some DX and XT gear set parts on my Checker Pig that may be usable as an up grade on the Whyte I was just wondering if anyone had one or has one and what they think.. Also worth while upgrades to re-fresh the now 10 year old shocks ect....

    If you dont know what they look like here is a photo... This is a JW4 with the black forks.. I have been offered a JW2 with the disk up grade which has gold forks.. But the basic bike is the same..From what I can tell..
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  • 07-01-2013
    Rumpfy
    No so much obscure as it is not vintage in any way.
  • 07-01-2013
    morepower
    Well had a few call it retro which is why I posted it here..... I have not seen too many about so again after looking up on the internerd I cant find much info either....
  • 07-01-2013
    DoubleCentury
    The earlier Whyte PRST is sort of vintage and was licensed to Marin for the Quad Link design.
  • 07-01-2013
    morepower
    The JW2 is only a couple of years newer and it still an, over, 11 year old design..
  • 07-01-2013
    girlonbike
    Hey, I'm going to move your thread over to the custom builders forum where it may get some more responses.

    I did a quick search for you and found there are indeed fans of Whyte.

    https://www.google.com/#output=searc...w=1525&bih=620

    http://forums.mtbr.com/marin/john-wh...ns-132673.html
    http://forums.mtbr.com/custom-builde...re-447646.html
  • 11-06-2018
    Wiltshire Warrior
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    So did you get one?

    I got my first one Jan 2018 and have spent the summer sorting its issues to get it working great before I tackle the Stupid paint/sticker job the previous owner did on it -

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    Compared to a modern bike it feels a bit short in the wheelbase department but I love the way it handles