Whyte Designs Whyte 19 XC Hardtail

5/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: AN6 T6 Aluminium, Custom Drawn Multi Butted
  • Fork: Maverick SC-32, 80mm-125mm Adjustable Travel
  • Shifters: Shimano XT
  • Brake Levers: Hope Hydraulic Disc
  • Crankset: Shimano XT, 44/32/22
  • Chain: Shimano XT
  • Seatpost: Easton EC70, 27.2mm X 350mm
  • Saddle: Fi'zi:k Nisene with CrMo Rails


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by black tabster a Cross Country Rider from West Midlands, England.

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2011

Strengths:    Used for both road and off road. A very versatile strong and comfortable frame that is blisteringly quick. Bottom bracket is approx 306 mm which means I'm not hitting rocks with the pedals on the more rockier tracks. Geometry is spot on for normal cross country rides and the rear carbon seat stays work to keep you comfortable on the longer rides. Weight about 24 lbs.

Weaknesses:    I initially had a marin indian fire trail which was great on the road but with a lower bottom bracket was limited off . After 6 months the head-tube fractured so I was offered this frame. Touch wood, there are no weaknesses on this one to date and I am glad that I took the option even if it is an older model.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, both on an off road. Thank you Two Wheels! (Andy)who always give good service.

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Favorite Trail:   local, The dog and monkey trails Cannock

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Two Wheels Stourbrid

Similar Products Used:   Orange P7 bought 95. No comparison!

Bike Setup:   I have had to swap my Marin bits over to this frame which is Fox float 100 fork, driven by stylo front cassette, xo rear derailer and x9 shifters which are so much smoother than the X7's, WTB Silverado saddle, Marin seat post bar and FSA stem, fulcum red metal 5's wheels with no problems to date. Love it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Whyte 19 a Cross Country Rider from South Africa

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, rigidity, component quality.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is my first owned MTB so i cannot compare it to previous bikes, but it does feel a perfect fit, very quick on single track, climbs very quickly, i've used it in a 3 day x/country stage race and it held up very well. It is well put together and the Maverick SC32 sucks up any nonsense with ease! Very versatile as a fast XC hardtail, and again the fork allows me to play where most hardtails cannot so bridges some of the gap between h/tail and full suss bikes. All in I am very happy with this bike!!

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Favorite Trail:   Various

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   Purchased from a fri

Bike Setup:   Maverick SC32 reverse front shock, Shimano XT group set, Hope Mono Mini hydraulic brakes, Easton EA70 carbon seat post, Easton carbon Monkey Lite XC bars, Mavic 717 rims, Conti Mountain King 2.4 front tyre and conti Speed King 2.1 rear tyre.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Timster a Cross Country Rider from Singapore and Wales

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2007

Strengths:    Lightweight and ridged but most of all ideal geometery for both XC racing and longer more relaxed full-day rides (mainly thanks to the comforting flex in carbon seat stays).

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
An absolute blast! I was concerned that the XC racer breeding of the bike might be a little harsh (compared to my S-C Blur) but it was a perfect balance of point and shoot geometry when required combined with more forgiving feel when fatigue sets in on the longer rides. The latter maybe due to my going for the Race option with carbon seat stays - recommended. No need to comment on the climbing as it is second to none in speed and agility. On the singletracks the bike responds exactly to any rider input although there is a little bounce from back wheel at higher speeds. This may be due to me getting used to hardtail once again though. I initially thought the forks were a little too much for the frame but glad of the extra travel which allows more room for error on the rougher downhill sections. Have to mention also that the Race in white with the black carbon seat stays looks the absolute business as well.
Overall, this bike is what hardtail xc bikes are all about - responsive, fast and most of all totally rewarding!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Bikescene in UK

Similar Products Used:   Pace RC303 - considered only, not used.

Bike Setup:   Sram X-9 triggers & rear mech,SRAM cassette, XT front mech, cranks etc. DT Swiss rims with Hope hubs. Rockshox Revelation Fork. Fizik nisene sits on Thompson Elite laid back seatpost and Thompson 90mm stem attached to Specialised carbon bars (flat). Panaracer Cinder 1.95's.

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