Whyte Wessex SE review

The Whyte Wessex SE is a lighter, stiffer version of the standard Wessex, which is a disc brake equipped road bike, intended for all round use, throughout the year

Whyte Wessex
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you are looking for an all rounder, the Whyte Wessex is a great option. This is a bike you can ride and enjoy all year round. Its been designed to stand up to salt and grime of winter riding with provision for wide tyres, mud guards and a threaded bottom braket. Fancy taking it down some towpaths, fit some wider tyres and you are away. While with the aid of aero tube profiles it doesn’t feel sluggish once you open the taps in summer.

Reasons to buy
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    Threaded BB

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    Tyre clearance

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    Mud guard provision

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not yet commercially available

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    Not the lightest

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    Seat post can slip

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Whyte is a UK brand, and the Whyte Wessex is designed and intended to be the consummate all round riding solution to the all to often less than optimal British roads and climate.


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