whyte 901 v on one 45650b
Relatively new to MTBing and I’m after a wee bit of advice. I am looking to buy a 650b hard tail for around the £1000 mark and like the look of On One’s 45650B and Whytes 901. Being totally non technical I have no idea how the specs on each bike compare so I need a bit of advice from anyone with a bit of knowledge on these things. So anyone with an opinion then please opine away! Or let me know if there are any 650s for a similar price that I have overlooked.
Cheers!!Posted 3 years ago
That’s a nice alu frameset vs a basic steel one. And does the On One’s fork have Motion Control or is it the more basic damping?
I’m a Shimano fan, but the SRAM stuff at that level is quite nice actually and you can always swap to Deore brakes for very little money if you want.
But the On One is a fair bit cheaper… hmmmm.
I’d probably go for the Whyte as I rode the 26in version and it was really nice, and part of that was the lightness and quick turn of speed – along with v good geometry.
Edit: Where are you gonna ride and what kind of stuff do you do?Posted 3 years ago
The Whyte would be ace for trail centres and then when you gain experience and venture out onto the more rugged (and amazing) natural stuff in the Lakes you’ll probably want to upgrade to a full-susser anyway.
Both bikes are very good choices though I reckon.Posted 3 years agotomvetMember
Whyte by a country mile, really nice ally frame, I really don’t buy into the generic steel argument, design trumps frame material I think some just like the aesthetic of steel. The Whyte is certainly tough enough for getting rowdy and with the reduced weight you wont mind going up again for another run.
*this is of course in no way biased by the fact that I won one 8))*Posted 3 years ago
Particularly as we are launching a couple of new alloy models shortly.
Steel rhymes with real, but it seems to be falling out of favour for even UK use now.
I confess I haven’t ridden a 650b, but on my alu 29er HT the big wheels seem to do a nice job of smoothing out the bumps – and the light weight of the frame counters the heavier wheels/tyres a bit.
Just seems to be the right choice for the job.Posted 3 years ago
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