Whyte E-160 RSX Review

  • 10999 €
  • Aluminium
  • Bosch Performance Line CX
  • 160 mm
  • 750 WH
  • 155 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
  • 26,3 kg
Bulky tubing, maximum riding pleasure? The E-160 RSX with #federweg front travel is definitely ready to shred the full load of singletrack.
Bosch is the major motor manufacturer in the EMTB world, alongside Shimano - and it's no surprise, as the Performance Line CX shows. With torque under the motor cover, the support is generous. Nobody needs to fear steep hills anymore. Furthermore, the power of the motor control is regulated so that the start always feels dynamic,. Thanks to the very good range, you should no longer have any range problems even on very long tours.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the E-160 RSX in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (11000) .

The high-quality Fox chassis also takes away the fear of rough root sections. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. When it comes to the brakes, Whyte reaches for the top shelf and instals premium brakes with four pistons and large brake rotors from SRAM. A nice touch: The gear and components are on a very good level. With the °_angle head tube angle and the super low bottom bracket, Whyte redefines the boundaries of modern geometry. Most manufacturers don't dare to venture into such extreme terrain when it comes to geometry. With weight, the E-160 RSX is generally one of the heavier e-bikes on the market.

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 10999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Whyte E-160 RSX

We believe that every bike on the market has its justification. However, when it comes to the E-160 RSX, our assessment of its geometry, equipment, and frame is rather disappointing. In the price range über 10000€, there are bikes that appeal to us more. Perhaps the aesthetics or image can still convince you.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Whyte E-160 RSX 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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Medium
Large
Extra Large
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
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Stack
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631,5
645,1
658,6
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Reach
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455
483
510
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Top Tube Length
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420
445
470
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Seat Tube Length
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75,5
75,3
75,1
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Seat Tube Angle
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105
120
135
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Head Tube Length
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64,2
64,2
64,2
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Head Tube Angle
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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340
340
340
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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Chainstay Length
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1234,8
1269,2
1302,7
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Wheelbase
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771
773
776
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Standover Height
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  • Motor Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Display LED Remote
  • Battery 750
  • Frame 6061 Alloy
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork Fox Float 38 Performance Elite 29in, 160mm travel, 44mm offset with Grip 2 damper, tapered steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, E-thru-axle
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper Fox Float X Performance Elite DPS, EVOL LV, custom tuned for Whyte
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM AXS Pod, two button MMX, 12 speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX T-Type AXS, 12 speed
  • Crank Race Face A-Effect, 165mm, ISIS with X-SYNC 2, Direct Mount 36T chainring for Bosch Performance Line CX, black
  • Cassette SRAM XS-1275 Eagle, 10-52T, 12 speed
  • Chain SRAM GX T-Type Eagle, 12 speed
  • Brake Set SRAM Code RSC, four piston hydraulic with sintered metal pads, 220mm diameter disc rotor
  • Brake Rotors 220/200
  • Rims DT HX 1700 alloy, hooked 30mm internal width
  • Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 15mm x 110mm Boost spacing, six bolt
  • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350, 24T hardened steel ratchet, six bolt, 12mm x 148mm Boost spacing
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assigai WT
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II
  • Saddle Fizik Terra Aidon, 145mm wide, Wingflex, S-Alloy Mobius rail
  • Seat Post Crank Brothers HighLine 3, 30.9mm (sizes M/L 150mm travel; size XL 170mm travel), Highline ball socket remote lever
  • Stem Whyte Enduro, 35mm extension, 35mm bar bore
  • Handle Bar Whyte Custom 6061 alloy, 30mm rise, 35mm bar bore, 800mm wide
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set FSA No. 55/35 Orbit 1.5 ZS, 1.8in lower and 1 1/8in upper sealed cartridge bearings
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