2024 Whyte E-160 S Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bike


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The 2024 Whyte E-160 S Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bike is the entry level E-160 bike. With its super low centre of gravity and Whyte Total Geometry handling the E-160 S has all the unique Whyte engineering innovations of the E-160 platform wrapped up in a high value build.

Whyte's Total Geometry approach gives the E-160 S a generous reach, reassuring head angle and short offset fork, making it the most confidence-inspiring, nimble e-bike they’ve ever made. Whyte have also given the E-160 S a rock-bottom centre of gravity by optimising the distribution of the battery and motor mass within the chassis. So you can expect exceptional cornering agility and a planted feel on even the choppiest terrain. You can also adjust the bike's geometry using its Shape.It Link ‘flip-chip’ geometry adjust (switchable from the stock 'High' setting to 'Low' to slacken the bike out by 0.6 degrees and lower the bottom bracket by 8mm) for even more gravity-focused handling.

With its huge 750Wh battery and high power 85Nm Bosch Performance Line CX motor, Whyte's E-160 S ensures you're geared up for maximum enjoyment on the trails, wherever you go. They've also fitted exactly the componentry you need to inspire you to take your riding further: fully wireless and electronic SRAM AXS GX 1x12 gearing delivers instant shifting through all conditions, custom-tuned RockShox suspension keeps you connected and in control on the trail, and four-piston SRAM brakes deliver reliable power through all weathers.

This bike is perfect for

Mountain bikers who want the award winning geometry and handling that Whyte are known for combined with reliable power from Bosch and a huge 750WH battery for all-day riding.

Key Features
  • Optimised low centre of gravity gives you exceptional handling.
  • 160mm front + 155mm rear suspension travel is capable for everything.
  • Multi-butted 6061 T-6 aluminium hydroformed frame is built to last.
  • Bosch Performance CX 85Nm motor (600W peak power) for class-leading performance.
  • 750Wh battery gives you the range to ride further for longer
  • 29er wheels front and rear (size M-XL); 27.5in wheels (size XS-S) for balanced handling.

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Frame 6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Custom Drawn, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing, Shape.it Link and 12mm X 148mm Boost Dropouts
Fork RockShox ZEB, 160mm Travel, 44mm Offset, DebonAir, Rush RC Damper, Fast Black Coating, Tapered Steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, Maxle Ultimate
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe Select R, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Rebound
Headset FSA No. 55R/35 Orbit 1.5 ZS, 1.8" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings
Rear Hub Alloy, e-bike specific, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 12mm x 148mm Boost Thru Axle, 32 Hole
Front Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 15mm x 110mm Boost Thru Axle, 31mm Torque Caps, 32 Hole
Spokes DT Swiss New Champion 2.0mm, Black Stainless, Brass Nipples
Rims WTB HTZ i30 TCS 2.0 System, Asymmetric, Sleeved Joint, Super Tough Construction, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
Tyres Maxxis Assigai WT, TR, 2.5" 120TPI, EXO+ Casing, 3C Maxx Grip, Dual Compound, Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II WT, TR, 2.4" 120TPI, Double Down, 3C Maxx Terra, Dual Compound, Folding Bead, Rear
Shift Levers SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 2 Button, MMX, 12 Speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12 Speed
Cassette SRAM PG1210, 11-50, 12 Speed
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
Crankset Whyte, Forged Alloy, 165mm, direct mount 36T
Bottom Bracket N/A
Seatpost Whyte drop.it Adjust, 30.9mm, M/L 140-170mm Travel, XL 170-200mm Travel, MMX Paddle Remote Lever
Seat Whyte Custom, Dual Density, Triple Panel Design
Handlebar Whyte Custom 6061 Alloy, 30mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore, 780mm Wide
Stem Whyte Enduro Stem, 35mm Bar Bore, 35mm Extension
Grips Whyte Lock-on Enduro Grip
Front Brake SRAM Guide RE, 4 Piston with Sintered Metal Pads, 220mm Disc
Rear Brake SRAM Guide RE, 4 Piston with Sintered Metal Pads, 200mm Disc
Brake Levers SRAM Guide RE, MMX
Pedals None
Shock Stroke and Sag Setting 57.5mm/16mm
Reducer Bush Widths 25mm
Eye to Eye Length 230mm
Ebike Motor Bosch Performance Line CX (Smart System) Drive Unit with 85Nm maximum torque, 250 w nominal power. Features 4 power settings including Tour+ that allows riders to focus on riding whilst being economic on power usage and eMTB mode which automatically adjus
Battery Bosch PowerTube 750Wh internal, perfectly integrated into the frame with an intuitive lockable mechanism for easy removal. Reaches full charge in less than 6 hours, and just over 2 hours for half charge. Supplied with Bosch’s 4A Compact Charger
Battery Charger Charger 4A (230V)
Display Bosch LED Remote allows for easy use and visibility for the rider, also connecting to Bosch's eBike Flow App to give the rider even more insight and control at their finger tips.
Colours Gloss Grey with Matt Black, Gloss Lime with Matt Black
Brand Whyte
Model Year 2024
Barcodes 5032489074017, 5032489074024, 5032489079791, 5032489079807, 5032489079814, 5032489081756, 5032489081763, 5032489081794, 5032489081800, 5032489081817
SKUs / Part Numbers WE160S0XSV4-1, WE160S0XSV4-2, WE160S1SV4-1, WE160S1SV4-2, WE160S2MV4-1, WE160S2MV4-2, WE160S3LV4-1, WE160S3LV4-2, WE160S4XV4-1, WE160S4XV4-2

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