Wessex se     £6750

 
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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The Ultimate British Road Bike

The Wessex SE is designed to be The Ultimate British Road Bike, designed to take you further, faster and in more comfort than any road bike we have ever designed. The Wessex SE is, without doubt, the fastest bike that can take full length mudguards.

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UD Carbon Finish

A stripped back finish means we have only lacquered the UD carbon finish to save weight. The lay-up utilises Core Shell Rubber - this nano-technology brings more comfort to both the fork and rear stays, resulting in less rider fatigue.

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SRAM Red eTap

SRAM Red eTap wireless shifting gives the ultimate in weather proofing with no cables to seal from the environment. Full hydraulic brakes give one finger control and a FSA Metron aero finishing kit completes our best of breed package.

 
 
Colour Sanded UD with Bronze/Grey Frame Uni-directional Multi Monocoque with core shell rubber. 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 Easton EC-90, 12mm x 142mm Stealth Through Axle
Front Hub Easton EC-90, 12mm x 100mm Stealth Through Axle Spokes Easton Stainless Steel Bladed
Rims Easton EC-90 SL Disk, 19mm Wide, 38mm Deep Tubeless Ready Aero Rims, 20 Hole Front, 24 Hole Rear Tyre Schwalbe Pro-ONE, 700 x 28c, TL-Easy Tubeless System, MicroSkin Puncture Protection
Shift Levers SRAM Red Full Hydraulic, eTap Wireless Shifting, 11 Speed Front Mech SRAM Red, eTap Wireless Shifting with Yaw, 11 Speed
Rear Mech SRAM Red, eTap Wireless Shifting, 11 Speed Cassette SRAM, XG 1190, 11-32, 11 Speed
Chain SRAM PC-RED22, 11 Speed Crankset SRAM Red, Double 52-36, Carbon, 11 Speed
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP TM, BSA 68mm Seatpost FSA Metron, 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, UD Carbon, 2 Bolt
Saddle Fi'zi:k Arione R1, Carbon Braided Rails Handlebar FSA Metron 5D Integrated Bar, UD Carbon, 52cm & 54cm 400mm, 56cm 420mm, 58cm 440mm
Stem FSA Metron 5D Integrated, 52cm & 54cm 100mm, 56cm & 58cm120mm Grips Whyte Anti Slip with 3M layer
Front Brakes SRAM Red Hydraulic, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing Rear Brakes SRAM Red Hydraulic, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Brake Levers SRAM Red Hydraulic Pedals None
Weight 7.6Kg Maximum tyre size 
 
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