901     £1350

Skilled riders and magazine reviewers know you don’t need a rear shock to get rad on the... Click to read more

Skilled riders and magazine reviewers know you don’t need a rear shock to get rad on the toughest trails. You just need a Whyte 900 series hardtail.

Already hailed as the greatest Trail Hardtail ever, we’ve amped up the ability right through the range, so you can charge climbs and rip out of corners better than ever with the pure lines of our original dedicated SCR hardtail frame.

Because a kick-ass hardtail doesn’t have to kick your ass we’ve also teamed our snake hipped, shock eating, Boost width rear stays with high volume, tubeless 2.65 to 2.8in WTB tyres on super wide 29 to 35mm rims, adding a welcome dose of pneumatic suspension whilst increasing traction and reducing fatigue. Custom micro reach, wide bar cockpits give precision power steering authority through colour coded RockShox or Fox forks and the 905 and 909 come preloaded with stealth dropper posts and sweet shifting BBX control routing.

In other words, everything you need for High Definition trail domination without the extra weight, faff or winter worries of full suspension.

“takes on the daftest lines with total confidence” Enduro MTB

“900 series frame is still the hardtail benchmark for XC agility and speed with black run attitude.” What Mountain Bike

“For those looking to smash out ride after ride without the complexity and expense of a full suspension bike, it’s faultless” Enduro MTB

“Whyte claims that this is the best 905 it’s ever built, and we agree. It’s also the best hardtail we’ve ridden, period, and easily deserving of a perfect 10 rating” 10/10 mbr

“The Whyte 905 redefines the limits of production hardtail performance” MBUK

“With the raft of updates and some great first impressions, I'm already starting to think the new Whyte 905 could be the perfect UK hardtail” mbr

“Whyte has raised the bar to the height of a pole vault” mbr

DROP.it seatpost

Compatible with this bike

Whyte Drop.it seat post- available in 3 sizes




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Whyte Geometry

With the 901 it's all about the geometry - it will make you feel more confident in all situations than any hardtail you've ever ridden. With it's BBX frame there is the easy option to upgrade to a Whyte Drop.it seat post.

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Get A Grip

The award winning 901 features the "Get A Grip" seat post clamp system. This allows quick adjustment, fantastic weather proofing and a nice ergonomic lever which is easy to operate however cold your hands might be.

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Maxxis Tyres

The 901 rides on high air volume 2.6" Maxxis Forekaster tyres which combine with the WTB STP i29 rims to create more comfort, more control and more fun!

Every once in a while, a bike comes along that defines a category. The Whyte 901 is one such bike;
it’s the best trail hardtail bar none
— mbr
Colour Matt Lime with Eucalyptus/Olive Frame 6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Custom Drawn and Multi Butted, Tapered Headtube, Get A Grip Seat Clamp System with Internal BBX Cable Routing for Dropper Post and 12mm X 148mm Boost Dropouts
Fork RockShox Recon RL Gold 27.5", 130mm Travel, Fast Black Coating, Solo Air, Adjustable Compression and Rebound, Tapered Steerer, 110mm X 15mm Boost, Maxle Lite Rear Shock N/A
Headset FSA No. 57B Orbit ZS, Caged Lower Bearing 1.5", 1 1.8" Caged Upper Bearings Rear Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, 12mm X 148mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole
Front Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing, 15mm X 110mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole Spokes WTB 2.0mm, Black Sandvik Stainless with Brass Nipples
Rims WTB STp i29 TCS System, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole Tyre Maxxis Forekaster TR, 27.5" x 2.6" 60 TPI 3C (Maxx Terra) Folding Bead, EXO Sidewall Protection Front & 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, Boost 11 Speed
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, 73mm Seatpost Whyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm x 400mm (350mm on Small & Med), 6061 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp, Adjuster
Saddle Whyte Custom, Triple Panel Design Handlebar Whyte Custom 6061 Alloy, 15mm Rise, 760mm Wide (780mm on XL)
Stem Whyte Gravity Stem, 40mm S/M, 50mm L/XL Grips Whyte Lock-on V Grip
Front Brakes SRAM Level, 180mm Rotor (200mm on XL) Rear Brakes SRAM Level, 160mm Rotor (180mm on XL), Internal Routing
Brake Levers SRAM Level Pedals None
Weight 12.8Kg Maximum tyre size 
5’2″ – 5’6″ 5’6″ – 5’10” 5’10” – 6’2″ 6’2″ – 6’5″
157 – 168 cm 168 – 178 cm 178 – 188 cm 188 – 196 cm
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Size A
seat tube angle
bb height
chain stay
seat tube length
(BB centre to top)
Stack Reach
S 65 73 621 297.5 788.5 1161 430 30.9 120 406.4 623.2 429.2
M 65 73 639 297.5 793.5 1181 430 30.9 130 431.8 632.1 445.1
L 65 73 658 297.5 819.5 1201 430 30.9 140 457.2 641.2 460.8
65 73 677 297.5 825.5 1221 430 30.9 150 482.6 650.3 476.5