Long travel 29ers are hot property at the moment, combining brutal speed with a new-found agility we are seeing more and more take to the start line of races, or claiming KOMs on local trails. Whyte has been making some great bikes recently, the T-130c and the G-160 both pushed the boundaries, but they did not really have a big hitting 29er in their stable. Enter the S-150, a bike that blends all Whyte’s aggressive geometry ideals with the big wheel format. We have been riding the top-of-the-line £ 5,499 Works model for two months now, with a full SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain and Whyte 30 mm hookless, tubeless ready carbon rims. A more affordable £ 3,850 RS model is available with the same frame, but a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain and RaceFace ARC 35 rims. For those on a budget, a full aluminium S-150 S comes fitted with a GX Eagle drivetrain, WTB STp i29 rims, and a RockShox Revelation fork, for only £ 2,850.
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