The 2023 Whyte Gisburn Gravel Bike in Gloss Grey is a lightweight and responsive gravel bike which works great for fast commuting but really comes into it’s own when the tarmac stops. The Gisburn comes with 11 speed Shimano GRX gearing and Shimano GRX hydraulic brakes.
Whyte are known for their award winning, UK designed, mountain bikes. They get rave reviews for their handling and they’ve translated that know how into their gravel bike range. It comes with a short stem and wide handlebars with a slack head angle for confidence inspiring steering. A dropper post makes it easier to throw the bike around on technical trails. Mountain bike style 1x gearing is simple but gives loads of range for getting up hills.
The Gisburn comes with an aluminium frame and carbon fork. Both have plenty of mounting points for bikepacking bags. Tubeless ready tyres give an easy path to upgrades for even more grip off-road.
This bike is perfect for
Gravel riders and commuters who want a bike that can handle really technical off-road sections with ease. The Whyte Gisburn pushes the boundaries between gravel and mountain bikes.
Gravel bikes have exploded in popularity over the last few years. There are now dozens of gravel bike events around the UK and a growing number of long distance cycling routes designed with gravel bikes in mind. In this gravel bike buying guide we’ll take you through the main things to consider when picking a gravel bike.
The main appeal of gravel bikes is versatility,. You can use them on normal roads but they’ll also work great on forest roads, old railway lines and farm tracks. So you can go for a ride off-road, avoiding cars and traffic, but link it with sections of tarmac as well. Of course you can do this on a mountain bike but a gravel bike will generally be faster and lighter. This also means you can cover some big distances when touring. A lot of gravel bike riders are road cyclists who want to get away from traffic.
As gravel bikes often get used for touring and bikepacking most will come with mounting points for bags. This luggage capacity combined with speed, and ability to handle mixed surfaces, means that gravel bikes are also extremely popular for commuting on.
Gravel bikes are very popular for commuting. We sell lots of them on the cycle to work scheme. One of our biggest stores for gravel bike sales is our Greenwich shop in London. They're mainly selling them for commuting around central London on. We’re going to run you through the pros and cons of commuting on a gravel bike and answer the question ‘are gravel bikes good for commuting?’
Gravel bikes are fast, nearly as quick as a standard road bike. They are certainly quicker on the road than most mountain bikes and many hybrids. That means you can get to work, and home, in the shortest time possible. But what makes gravel bikes so good for commuting is that they are extremely versatile. They can be ridden on tarmac, cycle paths, old railway lines, canal towpaths, and even off-road trails. So, it’s easy to mix it up on your commute and avoid traffic.
Another big advantage of commuting on a gravel bike is that they're generally more comfortable than road bikes. This is because they have wider tyres and longer wheelbases, which results in a smoother and more stable ride. So you don’t get bounced around as much on rough roads. Most gravel bikes have a fairly upright riding position which makes it easier to see what’s going on in traffic. The combination of stable handling and the comfortable riding position is a massive confidence boost for the rider, especially on wet roads.
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|Frame||6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, SCR, Tapered Head Tube, Custom Drawn, Chainstay Flat Mount 160mm Disc Mount, DOX Cable Routing|
|Fork||Whyte Straight Bladed full Carbon Fork, Tapered Carbon Steerer, Internal Cable Routing, Flat Mount 180mm Dropouts, 12mm x 100mm Stealth Thru Axle, Eyelets for Mudguards|
|Headset||FSA No. 42, Integrated Road, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings|
|Rear Hub||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Centre-Lock, 12mm x 142mm Thru Axle, 28 Hole|
|Front Hub||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Centre-Lock, 12mm x 100mm Thru Axle, 28 Hole, Concealed Hex Key|
|Spokes||DT Swiss New Champion 2.0mm, Black Stainless, Brass Nipples|
|Rims||Easton AR-25, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 28 Hole|
|Tyres||Maxxis, Rambler TR, 700c x 45c 60TPI EXO Tan Sidewall Protection, Dual Compound|
|Shift Levers||SRAM Rival eTAP AXS|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1251, XPLR, 10-44|
|Crankset||SRAM Rival 1 Wide, 38T, DUB, 50/52 170mm, 54 172.5mm, 56/58 175mm 12 Speed|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, BSA, 73mm|
|Seatpost||Trans-X YSP38 dropper post, 30.9mm, 50/52/54 70mm Travel, 56 90mm Travel, 58 110mm Travel, Control Lever|
|Seat||Whyte Custom, Road, Lightweight Foam, CrMo Rails, Triple Panel Design|
|Handlebar||Whyte 500 by Controltech, 6061 Alloy, Gravel 20mm Riser Bar, 31.8mm x 500mm|
|Stem||Whyte Alloy, +-7¡ Rise, 50/52cm 60mm, 54cm 70mm, 56/58cm 80mm, Extension|
|Grips||Whyte Anti Slip, Cross Bar Tape|
|Front Brake||SRAM Rival, 180mm CentreLine Rotor, Centre Lock|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Rival, 160mm CentreLine, Centre Lock|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Rival|
|Shock Stroke and Sag Setting||47.5mm, Sag 12m (25%) to 15mm (30%)|
|Reducer Bush Widths||25mm x 8mm, no hardware at the rear|
|Eye to Eye Length||210mm|
|Colours||Gloss Grey with Black & Grey|
|Sizes||50, 52, 54, 56, 58|
|Barcodes||5032489074222, 5032489074239, 5032489074246, 5032489074253, 5032489074260|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||WGIS50V5, WGIS52V5, WGIS54V5, WGIS56V5, WGIS58V5|
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