The 2022 Whyte Dean V2 Gravel Bike in Matt Moss Olive is a fast adventure bike designed to handle on-road and off-road riding on all day epics.
Like all of Whyte’s bikes the Dean V2 has been designed in the UK for UK riding and weather conditions (lots of mud). Whyte’s SCR technology and its accompanying Whyte geometry make these bikes different to the competition. They have shortened the rear stays and increased the front centre, improving stability and control off road. A longer top tube and shorter stem put the rider in a familiar position and the wide 500mm bar makes the bike feel more like a modern XC mountain bike than a traditional CX/Road bike.
The Dean V2 comes with a 2x10 speed Shimano GRX groupset including the GRX hydraulic brakes. Shimano specifically designed this groupset for gravel riding so it’s ideally suited. 700x40c Schwalbe tyres with puncture protection and tubeless ready rims complete a great value build.
This bike is perfect for
Gravel and adventure riders who want a fast and capable bike that’s been designed to stand up to British conditions and at a great value price.
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, Tapered Head Tube, Custom Drawn, Chainstay Flat Mount 160mm Disc Mount, BBX Cable Routing|
|Fork||Whyte Straight Bladed 6061 Alloy, Tapered Alloy Steerer, Internal Cable Routing, Flat Mount Dropouts, 12mm x 100mm Stealth Thru Axle, Eyelets for Mudguards|
|Headset||FEMIMIN H889B, Integrated Road, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings|
|Rear Hub||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 12mm x 142mm Thru Axle, Centre-Lock, 32 Hole|
|Front Hub||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 12mm x 100mm Thru Axle, Centre-Lock, 32 Hole|
|Spokes||2.0mm, PG, Black Stainless, Brass Nipples|
|Rims||Whyte RG-7, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole|
|Tyres||Schwalbe G-ONE BITE, 700 x 40c, TL-Easy with RaceGuard Puncture Protection|
|Shift Levers||Shimano GRX ST-RX600, 10 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX RD-RX400, 10 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX RD-RX400, Shadow Plus, 10 Speed|
|Cassette||SunRace CSMS1, 11-36, 10 Speed|
|Chain||SunRace CN10, Black, 10 Speed|
|Crankset||Whyte, Forged Cranks, 2pcs, Super Compact Double 30-46t, 10 Speed, 170mm|
|Bottom Bracket||BSA, Cartridge Bearings, 68mm|
|Seatpost||Whyte 6061 Alloy, 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 2 Bolt Clamp|
|Bar||Controltech, 6061 Alloy, Gravel/Road compact drop, 10mm riser bar, 31.8mm x 420mm 48cm, 440mm 50cm, 460mm 52&54cm, 480mm 56&58cm|
|Stem||Whyte Alloy, +-7ï¿½ Rise, 48/50cm 60mm, 52cm 70mm, 54cm 80mm, 56/58cm 90mm|
|Grips||Whyte Anti Slip, Cross Bar Tape|
|Front Brake||Shimano GRX BR-RX400, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing|
|Rear Brake||Shimano GRX BR-RX400, 160mm Flat Mount, Internal Routing|
|Brake Levers||Shimano GRX ST-RX600, Hydraulic|
|Pedals||Fibre Reinforced Composite Platform|
|Shock Stroke and Sag Setting||N/A|
|Reducer Bush Widths||N/A|
|Eye to Eye Length||N/A|
|Sizes||48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58|
|Barcodes||5032489067842, 5032489067859, 5032489067866, 5032489067873, 5032489067880, 5032489067897|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||WDEA48V2, WDEA50V2, WDEA52V2, WDEA54V2, WDEA56V2, WDEA58V2|
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