We’ve grown up riding and racing the tough roads and tougher weather of Britain... Click to read moreWe’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.
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.
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.
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.
|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||Maximum tyre size|
|5’3″ – 5’6″||5’6″ – 5’9″||5’9″ – 6’0″||6’0″ – 6’3″||6’3″ – 6’6"|
|160 – 168 cm||168 – 175 cm||175 – 183 cm||183 – 190 cm||190 – 198 cm|
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