- My Whyte T129s
This is a worry Boloclips. I am a big lad and am getting concerned!
Me too! I have the Works, but AFAIK it’s the same frame. Sorry to see yours like that Boloclips. 😐
How old is the bike? What sort of riding do you do? Just trying to work out how soon mine’s going to explode.
[wanders off to inspect frame…]Posted 4 years ago
ChunkMTB looks like you were spot on with your assumption..Posted 4 years ago
All 2014 bikes have a beefed up rear stay.
Whyte are sorting my bike out straight away and should be ready by Friday to collect.
What I would say is don’t discount the T129s from a potential purchase list as it is a truly fantastic bike and the customer service from Whyte is 1st class.corsairMember
Now… have they also increased the rear tyre clearance whilst they are at it
I haven’t seen the 2013 close up, but having seen my 2014 close up I doubt it! I have a Ground Control 2.1 in there at the mo, so not the biggest tyre in the world and even so there’s only a tiny gap. I’ve already had to stop a couple of times to clear it when mud got jammed in, and it’s not exactly been really muddy here yet! I tried a Purgatory 2.3 originally just to see whether it would go in, but the knobbles were catching all the time even without any mud so that was a non-starter. 😐
On mine there’s an extension of the weld fillet at the front of the brake mount bracket that goes about 20mm forwards, so well past the point of that break. Can’t see for sure whether it’s there in the photo, if not maybe that was an attempt to reduce stress there in the 2014s, but maybe the actual stay is beefed up too (hard to tell without seeing the 2013 stay “in person”). Either way, glad to hear they’re sorting it out!Posted 4 years agorollsroyceMember
Just seen this post now, I’m the person from ulverston Cronos. Yup mine snapped in exactly the same place too, now have an updated rear stay fitted. No problems since. Supposedly braking force issue as mentioned above. I’ve had quite a few problems with my bike, forks, reverb, brakes, snapped seat stay but all have been sorted under warranty. Disappointed in all the problems but I still love it. Just wish it had more travel on the front end. Whyte confirmed that fitting a longer travel fork will invalidate the frame warranty as they’ve not tested it. Still tempted to go for a pike or xfusion trace.Posted 4 years ago
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