The new 2019 Whyte T-130 takes the playful, do-it-all attitude of its award-winning predecessor and massively updates it with more capable suspension, latest generation Whyte OTO geometry & a refined build kit.
An Eagle GX groupset features on the 2019 Whyte T-130 S, giving it all the benefits of the massive 500% gear range, while also allowing Whyte to increase the chainring size without sacrificing lower gearing performance. Other build highlights include RockShox DebonAir suspension, SRAM Guide T 4-Pot brakes and the WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 System rims with Maxxis tubeless ready 2.6" wide tyres.
With a ground-up re-design for 2019, the T-130 has been built around Whyte's latest QUAD suspension architecture that can be found on the S-150 and G-170. The suspension kinematics have been improved in two key ways; the dynamic performance of the leverage ratio, and the use of the latest Metric shock technology for maximum telescopic stiffness and performance.
Whyte's award-winning Trail geometry makes a return, and this time it's even better thanks to the Optimised Trail Offset (OTO) philosophy. With a reduced offset fork, the Whyte T-130 has an increased trail for improved steering stability, as well as a more neutral steering feel as a result of the mass of the fork and wheel being moved closer to the steering axis.
Recent tyre and wheel rim development has moved the bar in what's possible with a modern mountain bike; tubeless technology, new rubber compounds, latest tyre casing design and wider rims have all meant that the shift in performance capability for the 2019 Whyte T-130 is nothing short of staggering.
The improvements in capability thanks to the refined geometry, 2.6" wide tyres and sharp handling has allowed Whyte to introduce 140mm of fully exploitable front travel. The end-product is a ride which far excels its numbers, and sets the bar high for mid-travel trail mountain bikes.
|FRAME||6061 Alloy, SCR Aluminium Front Triangle with Tapered Head Tube and Intergrip Seat Clamp System, ISCG 5 Guide Mounts, Alloy Symmetrical SCR Rear Triangle, 148mm Boost Dropouts|
|FORK||RockShox Revelation RC 27.5", 140mm Travel, 37mm Offset, DebonAir, Charger Damper, Fast Black Coating, Tapered Steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, Maxle Lite|
|REAR SHOCK||RockShox Deluxe RT, DebonAir, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Rebound and 2 Position Compression|
|HEADSET||FSA No. 57 Orbit ZS, ACB, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings|
|REAR HUB||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 12mm x 148mm Boost Through Axle, XD Driver, 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 i29 TCS 2.0 System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole|
|TYRE||Maxxis High Roller II TR 27.5" x 2.6" 120TPI, EXO Sidewall Protection, 3C Maxx Terra, Front, Maxxis Rekon TR 27.5" x 2.6" 60TPI, EXO Sidewall Protection, Rear|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM GX Eagle, MMX Clamp, 12 Speed|
|REAR MECH||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed|
|CASSETTE||SRAM PG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 Speed|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed|
|CRANKSET||SRAM Descendant 6K Eagle, X-SYNC 2, Direct Mount 32T, DUB, 170mm, Boost, 12 Speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM DUB, BSA, 73mm|
|SEATPOST||KS LEV-Integra, 30.9mm, XS 100mm Travel, S 125mm Travel, M/L/XL 150mm Travel, Southpaw-Alloy Remote Lever|
|SADDLE||Whyte Custom, Dual Density, 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|
|BRAKES FRONT||SRAM Guide T, 4 Pot, 180mm Rotor|
|BRAKES REAR||SRAM Guide T, 4 Pot, XS/S 160mm, M/L/XL 180mm Rotor, Internal Routing|
|BRAKE LEVERS||SRAM Guide T, Matchmaker|
|TOP TUBE||6061 Hydro Formed|
|DOWN TUBE||6061 Triple Butted Hydro Formed|
|REAR STAYS||6061 Alloy Double Butted|