WESSEX     £2499

 
We’ve grown up riding and racing the tough roads and tougher weather of Britain... Click to read more

We’ve grown up riding and racing the tough roads and tougher weather of Britain, but only now have we been able to make the perfect bike for not just surviving but thriving in these conditions.

The latest research proves that tubeless 30mm tyres are as fast as skinnier tyres on typically rough road surfaces but far more surefooted and comfortable. The precise fingertip feedback of hydraulic disc brakes means assured descending confidence whatever the last cloud or tractor dumped on the next corner. Wide range gearing lets you spin efficiently where you used to struggle, so you hit hill after hill fresh not broken.

A collection of components is useless without the frame to match though, so in the words of our former Elite, UCI ranked road racing designer Ian, we’ve created the ultimate “21st century British road bike.” Light, aerodynamic and precise steering for searing speed, but with the rear stay and 27.2mm seat post compliance to fight fatigue all day. Naturally it’s got ample clearances for large volume tyres and all the weather sealed, non frame-rubbing DOX internal cable routing wisdom of our MTBs. We’ve even designed our own flush-fit mudguards because you’re never far from rain even in July and we know this is a bike you’ll want to ride every day for sportives, Strava, fitness or just because serious performance is seriously fun.

"Outstanding comfort and versatile design make this a great bike for long rides, all year round – it’ll have you seeking out the roughest roads for fun!" - Road CC

"Beautifully blended road warrior makes year-round UK riding fast, safe and enjoyable" Cycling Plus

“Perfect for the enthusiast who demands performance whatever the weather” European Design Award

“Put simply, the Whyte Wessex is a bike that’s had us redefining our own conceptions of an ‘all-rounder’.” road.cc - Endurance Bike of the Year

"The Wessex could well be the only road bike that most British riders need" Cyclist Magazine

 
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Versatility

The Wessex was conceived to be the ideal British road bike. Developed, specified for riding on all road surfaces, it uses the very latest in tubeless-ready, high air volume 30c Schwalbe tyres on 21mm wide Easton AR rims.

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Multi Award Winning

The road.cc Endurance Bike of the Year and recipient of a European Design and Innovation Award, the Wessex delivers previously unimaginable levels of grip, confidence and control, whatever the weather.

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Full Carbon

12mm through axles, tubeless tyres, disc brakes and the ability to fit full length mud guards makes the Wessex arguably the most versatile and capable carbon road bike we have ever made.

 
Beautifully blended road warrior makes year-round UK riding fast, safe and enjoyable
— Bike Radar
 
 
 
Colour Matt Zinc with Orange/Grey Frame Uni-directional Multi Monocoque with Flat Mount 160 Disc Mount, DOX Internal Cable Routing, Verti-Grip Integrated Seat Clamp System, Concealed Eyelets for Mud Guards and 142mm Rear Dropouts with 12mm Through Axle
Fork Straight Bladed Carbon Front Fork, Tapered Carbon Steerer with 12mm x 100mm Stealth Through Axle, Concealed Eyelets for Mud Guards Rear Shock N/A
Headset FSA No. 42 Integrated Road, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings Rear Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12mm x 142mm Through Axle, 28 Hole
Front Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12mm x 100mm Through Axle, 28 Hole Spokes DT Competition butted, Black Sandvik Stainless with Black Brass Nipples
Rims Easton AR-21, 21mm Wide Tubeless Ready, 28 Hole Tyre Schwalbe G-ONE Speed, 700 x 30c, TL-Easy Tubeless System, MicroSkin Puncture Protection
Shift Levers Shimano ST-R8020 Ultegra, 11 Speed Front Mech Shimano FD-580 105, 11 Speed
Rear Mech Shimano RD-R8000 GS Ultegra, 11 Speed Cassette Shimano CS-5800 105, 11-32, 11 Speed
Chain Shimano HG-601, 11 Speed Crankset Shimano FC-R510, Double 50-34, 11 Speed, Hollowtech
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BB52, BSA 68mm Seatpost Whyte 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 1pcs 3d Forged 2014 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp
Saddle Whyte Custom Road, with Lightweight Foam, CrMo Rails, Triple Panel Design Handlebar Whyte Road, 31.8mm, Compact "Wing" Bar
Stem Whyte -6 Deg/6 Deg, 90mm 50cm, 100mm 52cm, 110mm 54cm, 120mm 56/58cm Grips Whyte Anti Slip with 3M Reflective Logos on Tapes
Front Brakes Shimano Ultegra BR-R8070 Hydraulic, Centre-lock 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing Rear Brakes Shimano Ultegra BR-R8070 Hydraulic, Centre-lock 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra, ST-8020 Pedals None
Weight 9.2Kg    
 
50 52 54 56 58
5’2″ – 5’5″ 5’5″ – 5’8″ 5’8″ – 5’11″ 5’11″ – 6’2″ 6’2″ – 6’5"
157 – 165 cm 165 – 172 cm 172 – 180 cm 180 – 187 cm 187 – 195 cm
 
 
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Size A
head
tube
angle
B
seat tube angle
C
top
tube
horizontal
D
bb height
above
ground
E
Standover
Height
F
wheel
base
G
chain stay
length
H
seatpost
diameter
I
head
tube
length
J
seat tube length
(BB centre to top)
Stack Reach
50 72 74.5 525 271.5 764 993 425 27.2 130 500 551.3 372.1
52 72.5 74 540 271.5 781.5 998.4 425 27.2 145 520 567.3 377.3
54 73 73.5 555 271.5 798.5 1003.3 425 27.2 160 540 583.4 382.2
56 73 73 570 271.5 814.5 1012.8 425 27.2 175 560 597.7 387.3
58
73 73 585 271.5 830.5 1027.8 425 27.2 190 580 612.1 397.9