Production of high-powered and innovative bikes is probably one of the reasons why Whyte’s namesake is well known in the industry and the company has indeed carried this on when they manufactured the Whyte 905 bike. This bike combines the capability of easy handling and steering alongside a bike that has a lot of provision for speed, even when used on difficult treks.
Whyte’s word for its riders when it comes to the 905 bike is to “forget the brakes and ride the dice” mainly due to the positive results of the testing of the bike’s tires and overall riding experience. First off, the parts of the 905 bike are well-synched together, from the stiff bike frame, to the 710 mm handle bars, as well as the short stem, which can be adjusted depending on the frame, all work perfectly no matter what kind of rider uses this bike.
Equipment and Components
The 905 bike continues the standards that the Whyte company has established when it comes to extremely fast hardtails. There is no question then as to why this bike has garnered a lot of good reviews as well as awards in mountain biking magazines. The 905 Bike frame is constructed from the highest quality 6601 hydroformed T6 aluminium alloy which renders a rather lightweight albeit durable hardtail. These features provide the 905 with an extremely enjoyable ride which allows for easier power transfer and adhesion of the Maxxis Aspen tyres. With the combination of the lightness of the weight of the 6601 aluminium frame and the traction of the Maxxis Aspen tyres, the 905 allows for a high-speed ride with balanced pedal strokes no matter what kind the trail is. This kind of feature on the tyres also allows for the large volumes of terrain-moulding capacity that the bike can handle. The Rock RL fork, PF30 bottom bracket, crank axle as well as the rear end mechanism also adds to the positive pedal maneuvering of the bike, leaving no room for qualms even in the hardest of trails.
In terms of the riding experience, the saddle features a long profile from Fi’zi:k Gobi XM which allows the rider to slide comfortably on the seat. Combine this feature with the low weight of the aluminium frame, Maxxis Aspen tyre traction, and X Glide technologies and riders will be speeding their way, be it through smooth or rocky downhill or uphill trails.
For 2012, Whyte 905 has retained all the positive and high-standard qualities of the bike from its light weight and well-balanced geometry of the bike’s frame up to the RockShox Reba fork which is only 120mm of travel. They also retained the Avid Elixir 5 brakes of 180mm Rotor on the front and 160mm Rotor on the rear.
Light weight, durable, stable, and extremely fast and fun, the Whyte 905 is definitely any trail bikers dream ride. One that he will continue to lust over for weekend bike rides no matter what kind of trail he is about to encounter.