Whyte E-Lyte 150 Review

  • 10999 €
  • Aluminium
  • Bosch SX
  • 150 mm
  • 400 WH
  • 142 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
  • 19,2 kg
The E-Lyte 15 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.
The SX from Bosch shows impressively that they shouldn't be limited to DIY and household products. 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 150 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (11000) .

The frame is simply top notch, keeping you in control even on rougher trails full of fast hard hits. At the brakes, Whyte instals upper class brakes with four pistons and 2 millimeter rotors from Hope. The shifting and the rest of the components are always in the shadow of the engine when it comes to electric mountain bikes. Nevertheless, Whyte doesn't skimp here and instals very good components. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground. The bottom bracket is high, which costs handling points. This tends to make the rider stand on the bike. On other EMTBs it feels better integrated. 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. The scale stays at 19,2 kg with this model. That makes the E-Lyte 15 one of the light All Mountains.

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-Lyte 150

If you're looking for a comfortable ride for everyday use, the E-Lyte 15 isn't for you, because this bike only knows one gear when going downhill - full throttle! With a very good chassis, a very good handling and a good brake system, it puts most of the competition in its place.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Whyte E-Lyte 150 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 36 Factory 29in, 150mm travel, 44mm offset, Grip2 damper, tapered steerer, 110m x 15mm Kabolt axle
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper Fox Float X Factory Series, EVOL, lock out, 210mm x 50mm
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM AXS Pod, right, MMX, 12 speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XO T-Type AXS, 12 speed
  • Crank Hope E-Bike Cranks, 155mm length, Bosch mounting, 36T chainring T-type
  • Cassette SRAM XS 1295, T-Type, 10-52T, 12 speed
  • Chain SRAM XO T-Type, 12 speed
  • Brake Set Hope Tech4 V4, four piston hydraulic, 200mm diameter floating disc rotor
  • Brake Rotors 200/200
  • Rims Whyte TeXtreme Innegra infused, carbon Trail rims, 28 hole front, 32 hole rear
  • Front Hub Hope Pro 5, six bolt, 15mm x 110mm Boost spacing, 28 hole
  • Rear Hub Hope Pro 5, six bolt, 12mm x 148mm Boost spacing, XD driver, 32 hole
  • Tires Front Maxxis Minion DHF
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Dissector
  • Saddle Fizik Terra Aidon, 145mm wide, Wingflex, S-Alloy Mobius rail
  • Seat Post Whyte drop.it II Adjust, 30.9mm (sizes S/M 140-170mm travel; sizes L/XL 170-200mm travel), MMX Paddle remote lever
  • Stem Whyte Trail full CNC, 32mm extension, 35mm bar bore
  • Handle Bar Race Face Next R Carbon, 20mm rise, 35mm bar bore, 800mm width
  • 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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