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Whyte’s  650b aluminium cross-country/trail hardtails offer a fine balance of fun and speed, and the 801 is the perfect entry point with 27 Shimano gears and upgrade-worthy chassis.

Now using Whyte’s trademark longer top tube and a 120mm fork the 2017 version of the 801 is much more capable when the trails get a bit rough.

These frames are full of clever design features, such as extra mud clearance for all-weather usability, forward facing seat tube slot to keep rear wheel spray out of the frame, continuous outers for improved cable life and Crud-Catcher mudguard mounts on the downtube to keep the grit out of your teeth.

If you are thinking of getting into mountain biking this is a great bike to start with.

  • 6061 hydroformedcustom drawn T6 aluminium multibutted frame with internal cable routing
  • RockShox XC-30 Silver 120mm travel fork with lockout and adjustable rebound, tapered steerer
  • Shimano 3×9 drivetrain with Deore rear derailleur
  • Maxxis Ardent/Crossmark II tyres
  • Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes

Price: €949