Alongside Whyte’s 27.5” wheeled T-130 and G-160 series bikes, the 29 inch wheeled T-129 is a very popular choice here in the UK. A brand born on these shores, year on year they seem to add more clever thinking and innovative details.
Whyte are a brand who very quickly got to grips with progressive geometry and sizing – across all their range – as well as sound specification choices such as single chainring transmissions.
Shorter travel 29ers were once bundled into the ‘XC’ category, often being overlooked, and rightly so. Outdated and steep geometry led to twitchy handling bikes that didn’t dish out much fun and were well out of their depth in the steep stuff. Times move on and although this T-129 has only 120mm of travel paired with its 29 inch wheels, it’s in a very different category altogether. A trail bike that is fast, very capable, and a hoot to ride in the rough.