Whyte E-Lyte 140 Review

  • 11999 €
  • Aluminium
  • Bosch SX
  • 150 mm
  • 400 WH
  • 135 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
  • 16,4 kg
The E-Lyte 14 arrives sleek and streamlined, so much so, it might be mistaken for a non-electric rig. But fret not: The #bike_motor motor provides subtle assistance right when you need it.
Bosch is the major motor manufacturer in the EMTB world, alongside Shimano - and it's no surprise, as the SX shows. The Swabians from Bosch are sending their first light engine into the race with the SX. With 55 Nm torque, this unit places exactly in the middle between Fazua's Ride 6 and TQ's HPR 5. However, it delivers up to 6 watts of support, similar performance figures to the popular Bosch CX. The starting behavior remains progressive. The complete motor control is very $natural. In terms of installation space and sound, the small Bosch can't quite keep up with its competitors from the Light segment. The short range unfortunately limits the tour radius quite significantly.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the E-Lyte 140 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (12000) .

Even nasty descents get smoothened by the good Fox chassis. The mid-range brakes from SRAM do their job but could be a bit firmer. The power of the two pistons setup with small 18 brake rotors is only average. A nice touch: The gear and components are on a very good level. When it comes to the geometry, Whyte does not go completely crazy. The head tube angle and reach values were chosen with care. The result: A balanced riding behaviour with a good combination of playfulness and straight-line stability. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling. It's no use beating around the bush: the geometry of Whyte doesn't suit our taste. Competitors are closer to the cutting edge here. When I looked at the weight of the complete bike, my jaw actually dropped. With 16,4 kg, the E-Lyte 14 is a real lightweight.

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 11999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Whyte E-Lyte 140

The E-Lyte 14 is clearly strong in uphill riding. Even though other bikes might shine more in the a , this one does not disappoint: With a , there's nothing stopping the uphill flow.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Whyte E-Lyte 140 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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Small
Medium
Large
Extra Large
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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628,7
640,5
652,3
663,2
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Reach
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431
456
481
506
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Top Tube Length
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Seat Tube Length
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395
420
445
470
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Seat Tube Angle
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77,5
77,3
77,1
76,9
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Head Tube Length
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114
127
140
152
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Head Tube Angle
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64
64
64
64
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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333,9
333,9
333,9
333,9
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Chainstay Length
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450,4
450,4
450,4
450,4
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Wheelbase
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1211,6
1242,1
1272,6
1302,7
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Standover Height
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741
741
741
741
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  • Motor Bosch SX
  • Display Mini Remote
  • Battery 400
  • Frame Uni-directional carbon mainframe and seatstays, tapered head tube, ISCG 2 guide mounts, internal cable routing, Shape.it Link V2 and 12mm x 148mm Boost dropouts
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork Fox Float 34 Factory 29in, 140mm travel, 44mm offset, FIT4 damper, tapered steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost Kabolt axle
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper Fox Float Factory, Evol LV, adjustable rebound and two position compression adjustment
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM AXS Pod, right, MMX, 12 speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XX SL T-Type AXS, 12 speed
  • Crank SRAM XX Isis Carbon, 165mm arms, XX Gen4 Direct Mount 32T chainring, T-Type Light eMTB
  • Cassette SRAM XS 1297, T-Type, 10-52T, 12 speed
  • Chain SRAM XX T-Type, 12 speed
  • Brake Set SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, four piston hydraulic, 180mm diameter disc rotor
  • Brake Rotors 180/180
  • Rims DT Swiss XRC 1501 Spline
  • Front Hub DT Swiss 240, straight pull, six bolt, 15mm x 110mm Boost spacing
  • Rear Hub DT Swiss 240, e-bike specific, double sealed cartridge bearings, straight pull, 12mm x 148mm Boost spacing, six bolt, XD driver
  • Tires Front Good Year Escape tubeless ready tan wall 29in x 2.4in, 800g front and rear
  • Tires Rear Good Year Escape tubeless ready tan wall 29in x 2.4in, 800g front and rear
  • Saddle Terra Aidon X1, 145mm, fibre reinforced nylon with Wingflex, Carbon 7x7mm rail
  • Seat Post KS Lev Ci, 30.9mm, 175mm drop, with Southpaw remote lever
  • Stem Whyte Trail full CNC, 40mm extension, 35mm bar bore
  • Handle Bar Race Face NEXT R Carbon, 20mm rise, 35mm bar bore, 800mm wide
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set FSA No. 69/56/SRS, 1-1/8in upper and 1.5in lower with sealed angular contact bearing (ACB) catridge bearings, with side entry internal routing
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