- 2017 Whyte G-160. Any reason not to?
I’ve been thinking recently about going from a 2013 Five to something that’s full ENDURO. It would pretty much only be used for winch and plummet, and the Five is hardly an outstanding climber, so quite happy that this sort of bike would do the job.
Someone I know is looking to sell a 2017 G-160s. Condition-wise it’s not been heavily used at all, I’ll have a good check but expecting it to be tip-top. Spec-wise it’s still stock, and the price is good. I’ll likely not like the Yari, but can switch that to coil pretty easily. Shock setup seems to need a bit of time taken, buts ok. Wheels are a bit heavy, but nothing wrong with them.
Is there any reason I shouldn’t go for it?Posted 1 year agotransporter13Subscriber
Excellent bike… I have the works version of that year. As said above, pedal strikes are common and they are heavier than other bikes but if you’re the type that prefers fire road climbs and then enjoy the downs it’d be very hard to recommend something different.Posted 1 year agobaldiebentySubscriber
Loved mine until it was nicked.
Luftkappe on the Yari and replaced the Monarch with a DPX2
Backend is a bit flexy which I think puts more strain on the bearings but they’re not difficult to replace and the G170S has a beefier rear setup, it managed to survive my casing jumps and occasional interfaces with trees with no ill effect. I think it even pedalled ok too, until I put ridiculous heavy draggy tyres on it.Posted 1 year ago
Had mine for coming up to two years , changed the wheels and shock and brakes , Ive though about selling for the newer G170 29er but truth be told every time I ride it im left with a smile on my face , Climbs well but really shines when pointed down. long low slack and balls out fast if you can handle it.Posted 1 year ago
@timbog160Posted 1 year ago
Id be interested to here why you think its not for you. I ask as for the last 6 months ive watched the images of the new 29er 170 and hovered over a demo /buy button..As per my last post it 160 is brilliant but the lure of new lighter carbon Whyte goodness has be drooling
Oh don’t get me wrong it’s a fabulous bike, and man does it fly on the descents. It’s just that it seems to be taking me a little longer to get the best out of it. I bought a nearly mint c works, having hovered around some of the discounted ones for a while. For £4K you get a huge amount of bike and fabulous spec. I only had the 160 for a year though so maybe in retrospect I should have just kept it a bit longer.Posted 1 year ago
I just realised I never came back to what I started, so thought I’d say that I bought the bike based on a lot of the words above and a quick test ride – then immediately got a stonking chest infection so haven’t really ridden it *rolleyes*
Seems like it’ll suit me nicely. Surprised that it doesn’t feel as big as expected, apart from the bars that I’ll likely take 10mm off each end. OTOH I’ve immediately shoved a coil spring on the fork and something with a bit more grip instead of the WTB Riddler on the rear (plus a good few volume spacers to start with). Looking forward to riding it somewhere decent!Posted 12 months ago
I ditched the high roller/ minion ss combo too for magic mary/ hans d in 2.6 flavour – my first Schwalbes and very impressed I have to say. Loads of clearance left on the 2.6’s but the rims are 30mm internal width so I’d be reluctant to go much further without a change of wheels.
The 29’er will be a complete beast – I’d like to try one but only being 5’7” I worry about all that bike!Posted 12 months ago
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