Whyte E-160 S v2 Review

  • 8599 €
  • Aluminium
  • Bosch Performance Line CX
  • 160 mm
  • 625 WH
  • 160 mm
  • 2022
  • 27,5"
The slightly upturned engine of the E-160 S 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.
The Performance Line CX from Bosch shows impressively that they shouldn't be limited to DIY and household products. The Bosch motor climbs steep ramps effortlessly. The very natural riding feeling combines the Bosch Performance Line CX with a dynamic power delivery. The well-tuned driving modes hit the mark. The average range can become a problem especially for long mountain bike rides.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the E-160 S v2 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (9000) .

The Rock Shox chassis provides safety and traction, even when the trail gets rougher. However, it comes to its limit at high speed. Especially on root-strewn trails, the low-quality chassis puts the rider in front of greater challenges than necessary. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. Thanks to the solid power, the SRAM brakes can be counted on in the upper class segment. With four pistons and big brake rotors, Whyte won't take any chances in that area. 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. Due to the short chainstays and the shallow seat angle , when climbing steep sections, it requires active weight shifting to prevent the front wheel from lifting.

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 8599 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Whyte E-160 S v2

With an average chassis and a mediocre groupset, the E-160 S v2 definitely has weaknesses. Nevertheless, it remains a solid all-rounder with a wide range of abilities , thanks to a good motor and a good brake system.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Whyte E-160 S v2 Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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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
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-
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 RockShox ZEB 27.5", 160mm Travel, 44mm Offset, DebonAir, Charger R Damper, Fast Black Coating, Tapered Steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, Maxle Ultimate
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper RockShox Deluxe Select + RT, DebonAir, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Rebound, 2 position compression adjustment
  • Gearrange 455%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM GX-E, Eagle, Single Click, MMX, 12 Speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
  • Crank SRAM EX1, 165mm, ISIS with X-SYNC 2, Direct Mount 36T for Bosch Performance Line CX, Black
  • Cassette SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12 Speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
  • Brake Set SRAM Guide RE, 4 Piston with Sintered Metal Pads, 220mm Disc
  • Brake Rotors 220/220
  • 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, 31mm Torque Caps, 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 Grip, Dual Compound, Front,
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II WT, TR, 27.5" x 2.4" 2x120TPI, Double Down, 3C Maxx Terra, Dual Compound, Folding Bead, Rear
  • Saddle Fizik Terra Aidon, 145mm wide, Wingflex, S-Alloy Mobius rail
  • Seat Post Whyte drop.it Adjust, 30.9mm, XS/S 120-150mm Travel, M/L 140-170mm Travel, XL 170-200mm Travel, MMX Paddle 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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