Whyte E-160 RS v2 Review

  • 10399 €
  • Aluminium
  • Bosch Performance Line CX
  • 160 mm
  • 625 WH
  • 160 mm
  • 2022
  • 27,5"
The slightly upturned engine of the E-160 RS v2 is not only visually striking, but also has a technical background. The battery can be placed in front of the engine and is therefore particularly low in the frame, which pulls the entire center of gravity of the bike down.
Bosch is the major motor manufacturer in the EMTB world, alongside Shimano - and it's no surprise, as the Performance Line CX shows. Steep ramps are no problem for the Bosch motor. Additionally, the Bosch Performance Line CX stands out with a very well-rounded riding feeling and a progressive power delivery. The well-tuned driving modes hit the mark. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the E-160 RS v2 with only an average range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the E-160 RS v2 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (10000) .

Solid endurance qualities are shown by the chassis of medium quality. The frame on entry-level was stingy with control. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. The mid-range brakes from SRAM do their job but could be a bit firmer. The power of the four pistons setup is only average. At the drivetrain components and the rest of the parts, Whyte uses average parts. The handling of the bike is pleasantly balanced due to the moderate geometry. This allows you to intuitively control the bike over the trails. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling. Short chainstays and and a slack seat angle make the front end light in steep climbs. To keep the front wheel on the ground, you need to consciously lean forward.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 10399 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Whyte E-160 RS v2

With a mediocre chassis and a middle ground brake system, the E-160 RS v2 definitely has weaknesses. Nevertheless, it remains a solid all-rounder with a wide range of abilities.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Whyte E-160 RS v2 Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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XS
SM
MD
LG
XL
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Wheelsize
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27,5
27,5
27,5
27,5
27,5
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Stack
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598
607
620
631
643
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Reach
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410
430
455
480
505
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Top Tube Length
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558
579
609
638
668
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Seat Tube Length
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368
406
432
457
483
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Seat Tube Angle
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75,4
75,2
75
74,8
74,6
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Head Tube Length
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112
116
130
142
155
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Head Tube Angle
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65,3
65,3
65,3
65,3
65,3
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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8
8
8
8
8
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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347
347
347
347
347
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Chainstay Length
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442
442
442
442
442
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Wheelbase
-
-
1198
1229
1259
1289
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Standover Height
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792
807
822
822
824
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  • Motor Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Display Purion
  • Battery 625
  • Frame 6061 Alloy
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork Fox Float 38, Performance 27.5", 160mm Travel, 44mm Offset with Grip Damper, 3pos Adjust and custom tune, Tapered Steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, E-Thru Axle
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper Fox Float Performance DPS, Evol LV, 3pos adjustable Compression and Rebound damping
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM GX-E, Eagle, Single Click, MMX, 12 Speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, 12 Speed
  • Crank SRAM EX1, 165mm, ISIS with X-SYNC 2, Direct Mount 36T for Bosch Performance Line CX, Black
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-52, 12 Speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
  • Brake Set SRAM Code R, 4 Piston with Sintered Metal Pads, 220mm Disc
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims WTB HTZ i30 TCS 2.0 System, Asymmetric, Sleeved Joint, Super Tough Construction, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
  • Front Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 15mm x 110mm Boost Thru Axle, 32 Hole
  • Rear Hub Alloy, e-bike specific, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 12mm x 148mm Boost Thru Axle, 32 Hole
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assigai WT, TR, 27.5" x 2.5" 120TPI, EXO+ Casing, 3C Maxx Terra, Dual Compound, Front,
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR WT, TR, 27.5" x 2.4" 120TPI, Double Down, 3C Maxx Terra, Dual Compound, Folding Bead, Rear
  • Saddle Fizik Terra Aidon, 145mm wide, Wingflex, S-Alloy Mobius rail
  • Seat Post Crank Bro High-Line 3, 30.9mm, XS/S 125mm Travel, M/L 150mm XL 170mm Travel, High-Line Ball Socket Remote Lever
  • Stem Whyte Enduro Stem, 35mm Bar Bore, 35mm Extension
  • Handle Bar Whyte Custom 6061 Alloy, 30mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore, 780mm Wide
  • Handle Bar Width 780
  • Head Set FSA No. 57E Orbit ZS, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings
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