- Specification / Details
With MBR magazine (and our staff and many of our customers!) giving the 901 the accolade of being "the best trail hardtail bar none", you will be hard pressed to find a better stead for a singletrack blast. Especially in 2019. Because this year, the 901 comes with the award-winning 905 frame meaning more space for roomier tyres to boost the fun factor (we're now looking at a 2.8-inch Maxxis High Roller on the front and Rekon on the rear) as well as a dropper post as standard and trail-equalling 4 Pot brakes. And don't forget the confidence-inspiring geometry, the hallmark of Whyte's range.
Staff opinion: the 2019 901 has some great upgrades over the 2018 model, namely the fatter tyres (more control and more fun) and dropper post (great for confident descending - once you've used one, it feels like an essential!), and at £1,399 is a really good value option. You do miss out on the one by 1 by 12 Eagle drivetrain but the SRAM NX 1 x 11 gearing set up gives a really good spread of gears so you won't get stuck on the climbs.
Colour Matt Petrol with Lime/Mist Frame 6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Custom Drawn, Tapered Headtube, Intergrip Seat Clamp System with Internal BBX Cable Routing for Dropper Post and 12mm X 148mm Boost Dropouts Fork RockShox Sektor RL 27.5", 130mm Travel, 37mm Offset, DebonAir, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Compression and Rebound, Tapered Steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, Maxle Lite Rear Shock N/A Headset FSA No. 57B Orbit ZS, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Caged Bearings Rear Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 12mm x 148mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole Front Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 15mm x 110mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole Spokes DT Swiss Champion 2.0mm, Black Stainless, Brass Nipples Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole Tyre Maxxis High Roller II TR 27.5" x 2.8" 120TPI, EXO Sidewall protection, 3C Maxx Terra, Front, Maxxis Rekon TR 27.5" x 2.8" 60TPI, EXO Sidewall Protection, Rear Shift Levers SRAM NX, 11 Speed Front Mech N/A Rear Mech SRAM NX, 11 Speed Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11 Speed Chain SRAM PC-1110, 11 Speed Crankset SRAM NX, X-SYNC Direct Mount 30T, 170mm, Boost 11 Speed Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, 73mm Seatpost Whyte drop.it Post, 30.9mm, XS 100mm Travel, S 125mm Travel, M/L/XL 150mm Travel, Paddle Remote Lever Saddle Whyte Custom, Triple Panel Design Handlebar Whyte 6061 Alloy, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm, XS/S 760mm Wide, M/L/XL 780mm Wide (L/XL 30mm Rise) Stem Whyte Gravity Stem, 35mm Extension Grips Whyte Lock-on V Grip Front Brakes TRP Slate, 4 Pot, 180mm Rotor, XL 200mm Rear Brakes TRP Slate, 4 Pot, XS/S 160mm, M/L 180mm, XL 200mm Rotor, Internal Routing Brake Levers TRP Slate Pedals None