Whyte E-Lyte 150 RSX Review

  • 9999 €
  • Aluminium
  • Bosch SX
  • 150 mm
  • 400 WH
  • 142 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
  • 18,9 kg
The E-Lyte 15 RSX 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. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the E-Lyte 15 RSX , because of its low range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the E-Lyte 150 RSX in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (10000) .

The Rock Shox chassis provides safety and traction, even when the trail gets rougher. However, it comes to its limit at high speed. The frame on entry-level was stingy with control. At the brakes, Whyte middle class four pistons brakes by SRAM are used. The drivetrain and components have a subordinate but not to be neglected importance when it comes to EMTB. Even the bike brand product managers know this and don't aim too high with mostly average components. 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 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. Oh boy, with the geometry you have to be ready to make compromises from our perspective. The most important measurements and angles fall slightly out of the grid of good bikes. With its 18,9 kg, the E-Lyte 15 RSX is one of the lighter E-bikes. The competition is often significantly heavier.

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 9999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Whyte E-Lyte 150 RSX

This E-Lyte 15 RSX stands as a clear opponent of gravity. With its a very good motor and a very good handling, it is an excellent All Mountain for effortless uphill flow. But an average groupset is a criticism that must be honestly taken into account when assessing the whole package of this bike.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Whyte E-Lyte 150 RSX 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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-
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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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-
-
-
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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 RockShox Lyrik Select+ 29in, 150mm travel, 44mm offset, DebonAir+, Charger 3 RC2 damper, Fast Black coating, tapered steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Deluxe Select + RT, DebonAir, Fast Black coating, adjustable rebound and two position compression adjustment
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM AXS Pod, right, MMX, 12 speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX T-Type AXS, 12 speed
  • Crank Whyte 155mm ISIS arms, GX Gen4 direct mount 36T chainring, T-Type
  • Cassette SRAM XS 1275, T-Type, 10-52T, 12 speed
  • Chain SRAM GX T-Type, 12 speed
  • Brake Set SRAM Code Bronze Stealth, four piston hydraulic, 200mm diameter disc rotor
  • Brake Rotors 200/200
  • Rims Whyte TeXtreme Innegra infused, carbon Trail rims, 28 hole front, 32 hole rear
  • Front Hub Alloy, double sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm x 110mm Boost spacing, 28 hole
  • Rear Hub Alloy, light assist e-bike specific, double sealed cartridge bearings, 12mm x 148mm Boost tspacing, 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 Whyte Custom 6061 alloy, 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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