Whyte E-180 RS v3 Review

  • 7999 €
  • Aluminium
  • Bosch Performance Line CX
  • 180 mm
  • 625 WH
  • 180 mm
  • 2022
  • 27,5"
Like all full suspension e-mountain bikes from Whyte, the E-180 RS v3 has a motor that is turned upwards. This allows the battery to be integrated in front of the motor and is therefore particularly low in the frame. This pulls the bike's center of gravity down, which is an advantage especially with the downhill-oriented orientation of the E-180 RS v3.
Bosch is the major motor manufacturer in the EMTB world, alongside Shimano - and it's no surprise, as the Performance Line CX shows. The Bosch motor climbs steep ramps effortlessly. The very natural riding feeling combines the Bosch Performance Line CX with a dynamic power delivery. Achieving such a perfect balance between natural support and power is something few other engines can do. The average range can become a problem especially for long mountain bike rides.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the E-180 RS v3 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (8000) .

The golden shine Fox chassis can certainly be described as outstanding. With its absorption qualities, it can easily absorb rough shocks in descents and provide calm behind the handlebars. Setup-Nerds can squeeze out the maximum performance from the chassis thanks to the many setting options. 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. At the drive components and the remaining parts, Whyte uses very good 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. 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. Hell yeah, the geometry is killer! Here the remarkable know-how of the Whyte developers is videly visible.

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 7999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Whyte E-180 RS v3

Overall, a top-notch chassis, an extremely good geometry and a very good brake system speak a clear language. The E-180 RS v3 is a good bike with mini-downhill DNA
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Whyte E-180 RS v3 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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MD
LG
XL
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Wheelsize
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27,5
27,5
27,5
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Stack
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626
635
649
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Reach
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455
480
505
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Top Tube Length
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605
633
663
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Seat Tube Length
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432
457
483
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Seat Tube Angle
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75,5
75,3
75,1
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Head Tube Length
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120
130
145
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Head Tube Angle
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64,6
64,6
64,6
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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11
11
11
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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344
344
344
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Chainstay Length
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444
444
444
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Wheelbase
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1241
1270
1302
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Standover Height
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841
841
841
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  • Motor Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Display Purion
  • Battery 625
  • Frame 6061 Alloy
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork Fox Float 38, Factory 27.5", 180mm Travel, 44mm Offset with Grip 2 Damper and custom tune, Tapered Steerer, Kashima Coating, 110mm x 15mm Boost, E-Thru Axle
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper Fox Float X2, Factory, independently adjustable Compression and Rebound damping, Kashima coating
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM X01-E Eagle, Single Click, MMX, 12 Speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, 12 Speed
  • Crank Race Face Affect E-Bike, 165mm, ISIS with X-SYNC 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 RSC, 4 Piston with Sintered Metal Pads, 220mm Disc
  • Brake Rotors 220/220
  • Rims DT Swiss Hybrid 30, Sleeved Joint, 28 Hole
  • Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 15mm x 110mm, Centre-Lock, 28 Hole
  • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 Straightpull with 24T Ratchet System, 12mm x 148mm, 6 Bolt with Magnet carrier, 28 Hole
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assegai WT, TR, 27.5" x 2.5" 120TPI, EXO + Sidewall Protection, 3C Maxx Terra, Dual Compound, Folding Bead, Front,
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Assegai WT, TR, 27.5" x 2.5" 120TPI, Double Down Casing, 3C Maxx Terra, Dual Compound, Rear
  • Saddle Fizik Terra Aidon, 145mm wide, Wingflex, S-Alloy Mobius rail
  • Seat Post Crank Bro High-Line 3, 30.9mm, M/L 150mm Travel, XL 170mm Travel, High-Line Ball Socket Remote Lever
  • Stem Race Face Atlas, 35mm Bar Bore, 35mm Extension
  • Handle Bar Race Face Turbine R, 35mm Rise, 35mm Bar Bore, 800mm Wide
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set FSA No. 57E Orbit ZS, 1 1/2" Lower and 1 1/8" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings
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