Whyte G150 or Orange 5?
So I’ve taken it out on it’s first ride, first impressions, it’s quick. It pedals really, really well & it descends better than I do (I noticed this when approaching the first corner & tried to slow down remembering I hadn’t quite bedded in the brakes yet…)
Oh yeah & most importantly – it looks fantastic.
If I was choosing between this & an Orange, I would pick this as I personally prefer the feel of the rear suspension over that of the orange – when I’ve ridden Oranges it feels like 2 halves of a bike… this feels like a whole, if that makes sense?Posted 3 years ago
Bottle cage is being sorted.
The rear end feels like a Pike in shock form, so a big improvement and the feel is very balanced.
Flex is most definitely sorted. 46% stiffer was the number placed on it, and it’s nearly best in class in terms of stiffness. You can carve corners knowing exactly what the rear end is doing better now.Posted 3 years ago
I am sooooo impatient I want my bike NOW, does anyone know of any 2014 bikes that are as good as the Whyte T-130 Works? or do you think I should be patient and wait, I WANNA GET OUT ON THE DIRT!!!!! if there is another bike out there with very similar spec for around £3000 please tell me as I would be all over it like a tramp on a chip, I am going to look at the T-129s and the orange pro tonight OR SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE T-130 WORKS HEEEELLLLPPPPPP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE lolPosted 3 years agoskindogMember
Are the MK2 chainstays compatible for the MK1? i.e can us eager beavers with a MK1 upgrade the rear end for increased stiffness?
is the rear end only stiff in the 1x model or can it operate 2x too?
It’s not that I have many concerns about the stiffness of the MK1, it’s just that, well, shiney shiney new.Posted 3 years ago
They’re not. The pivot on the front triangle of the 2015 frame is wider, so the 2014 would be too narrow at the Main BB pivot for the new chainstay.
Both G150 models for 2015 are SCR, so neither will allow a front mech to be fitted, if that’s what you’re asking.
I know what you mean about shiney shiney new. hahaPosted 3 years agomboySubscriber
although its strange that ya can get a 2015 T-130S now as I have been to a shop and seen one in the flesh but not the works
Even longer wait for the SX “entry” level model! It’s due to parts supply issues. Anyway…
Got a T-130SCR Works on order as a demo bike for the shop. Can’t wait for it to arrive and get some miles in on it! Anyone in the midlands area that wants to demo a medium sized T-130 when it arrives, please feel free to get in touch…Posted 3 years ago
Supplier won’t have the bikes until 25th of September (at their current estimate) so no shop will have them until at least a few days after then, so no point ringing loads of shops as all rhthe bikes come from the same place.
T130s is available now as it has different parts.Posted 3 years agomboySubscriber
Can anyone give an idea / links as to how the quad link works. How do they compare to dw links/fsr? Are they single pivots?
It’s a conventional 4 bar linkage, no phantom trickery or anything. Would’ve thought it pretty obvious looking at it myself…
Shame that orange T130 doesnt come with pikes
But that’s why it costs what it does. Put Pikes on it and you’d have to increase the RRP by at least £200. It wouldn’t make sense as they also have the higher specced Works model with Pikes.Posted 3 years ago
Can anyone give an idea / links as to how the quad link works. How do they compare to dw links/fsr?
Mine feels like it has a lot less pedal feedback than the FSR on the camber – even on road sections I don’t feel the need to lock out or put on pro-pedal, not sure if this is down to the system or a better shock tune?
It also feels like it has more travel than the 130mm available, not sure if this is down to me coming to 650b & a tubeless set up after riding a tubed 26″ bike for the last 25 years!Posted 3 years ago
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