Whyte Friston V5

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Matt Diesel
LG - 56cm
MD - 54cm
SM - 52cm
XL - 58cm
XS - 50cm
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The Bilsland Verdict: "While efficient on the road, being equipped with dropper post, hydraulic disc brakes, grippy Maxxis tyres and 1x groupset the Friston is supremely proficient off-road. A truly excellent gravel package."

Whyte Friston V5 Gravel Bike

Introducing the Friston, the perfect gravel bike for an exciting and versatile riding experience. Take it on long bike packing trips or use it as your daily commuter, the Friston is designed to handle anything you throw its way. This bike is not just any ordinary gravel bike; it's a combination of lightness and strength, agility and stability, and fun on both roads and trails.

Key Features

  • Lightweight frame made of 6061 T6 hydroformed alloy with Single Chain Ring (1X) specific design
  • Carbon tapered straight blade fork for a smooth ride
  • Equipped with 11-speed SRAM Apex mechanical transmission and hydraulic disc brakes
  • 38T chainring and 10-42T cassette for a versatile 1x11 transmission
  • Comes with a remote-controlled dropper post for easy adjustments
  • Can accommodate up to 700x50mm rear and 29x2.0in front tires for added grip and comfort

Why choose Friston?

With its quick and responsive design, the Friston is ideal for fast commutes. It also boasts MTB-inspired features such as a longer reach, short stem, and wider handlebar for confident off-road handling. The unique Total Geometry concept offers MTB-style control without sacrificing road stability, even when fully loaded with bike-packing gear. Additionally, the standard dropper post ensures optimal rider balance and control on rough terrain. And if you want to take your riding to the next level, the Friston can accommodate tires up to 700x50mm in the rear and 29x2.0in in front for maximum grip and comfort in all weather conditions.

Features & Equipment

The Friston is not only practical and attractive, but it's also always ready for an adventure. With SRAM Apex single ring 1x11 gearing, climbing is a breeze, and the lightweight carbon fork enhances comfort all day long. The SRAM Apex 1 hydraulic disc brakes, with a larger 180mm front rotor, provide maximum stopping power. This bike is also weather-resistant with sealing gussets and ample mud clearance around 700x45mm tires. And to top it off, the frame and fork have mounts for bike-packing gear or conventional pannier racks, making it suitable for any riding style or distance.Matt Diesel with Light Blue & Slate


Bike Size Height (cm) Height (ft)
50cm 157 - 165 5'2 - 5'5
52cm 165 - 172 5'5 - 5'8
54cm 172 - 180 5'8 - 5'11
56cm 180 - 187 5'11 - 6'2
58cm 187 - 195 6'2 - 6'5

We like to make things simple here at Billy Bilsland Cycles, so our shipping services are crystal clear.

If you require expedited/next day shipping, give us a call on 0141 552 0841 or drop us an email on sales@billybilslandcycles.co.uk and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Every bike we sell is fully assembled and tested for safety by our trained mechanics. We then partly disassemble the bike and carefully re-pack to prepare for shipping.

Depending on the model, upon receipt you may be required to straighten and tighten the handlebars, reattach front wheel and attach the pedals. Please ensure that the pedals are greased and fitted correctly - the pedals will be marked L and R and have to be fitted to the left and right cranks respectively. Pedal do not come with every bike and need to be bough separately, especially on more high-end models. Please check when you are ordering.

There is a guide in the box telling you which tools you will need and the steps to follow. This will require some degree of mechanical skill to put together and can need some minor adjustments. The less confident you are in this field the more we'd recommend having it checked over by a professional mechanic.

Delivery Costs

We offer a standard 48Hr Service for courier shipping via Royal Mail for accessories, and APC Next Day for bike deliveries.

Item Shipping Info
Small Item £4.99
Kids Bike £10
Adult Bike (excl. Pinarello) FREE

Frame 6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, SCR, Tapered Head Tube, Custom Drawn, Chainstay Flat Mount 160mm Disc Mount, DOX Cable Routing
Fork Whyte Straight Bladed Full Carbon Fork, Tapered Carbon Steerer, Internal Cable Routing, Flat Mount 180mm Dropouts, 12mm x 100mm Stealth Thru Axle, Eyelets for Mudguards
Rear Shock N/A
Headset FSA No. 42, Integrated Road, 1 1/2"" Lower and 1 1/8"" Upper Sealed Cartridge Bearings
Rear Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Centre-Lock, 12mm x 142mm Thru Axle, XD Driver, 32 Hole
Front Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Centre-Lock, 12mm x 100mm Thru Axle, 32 Hole, Concealed Hex Key
Spokes DT Swiss New Champion 2.0mm, Black Stainless, Brass Nipples
Rims WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
Tyres Maxxis, Rambler TR, 700c x 45c 60TPI EXO Tan Sidewall Protection, Dual Compound
Shift Levers SRAM Apex 1, Full Hydraulic, 11 Speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex 1, Long Cage, 11 Speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1150, 10-42, 11 Speed
Chain SRAM PC-1110, 11 Speed
Crankset Whyte, Forged 2pcs Cranks, Direct Mount, Narrow/Wide 38T Alloy Chainring, 50/52 170mm, 54 172.5mm, 56/58 175mm 11 Speed
Bottom Bracket BSA 68mm
Seatpost Trans-X YSP38 Dropper Post, 30.9mm, 50/52/54 70mm Travel, 56 90mm Travel, 58 110mm Travel, Rocker Remote
Seat Whyte Custom, Light Weight Triple Density Base, Triple Panel Design
Handlebar Whyte 500 by Controltech, 6061 Alloy, Gravel 20mm Riser Bar, 31.8mm x 500mm
Stem Whyte Alloy, +-7? Rise, 50/52cm 60mm, 54cm 70mm, 56/58cm 80mm Extension
Grips Whyte Anti Slip, Cross Bar Tape
Front Brake SRAM Apex 1 Hydraulic, Centre-Lock 180mm Disc, Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Rear Brake SRAM Apex 1 Hydraulic, Centre-Lock 160mm Disc, Flat Mount, Internal Routing
Brake Levers SRAM Apex 1, Hydraulic
Pedals None
Shock Stroke and Sag Setting N/A
Reducer Bush Widths N/A
Eye to Eye Length N/A
Colours Matt Diesel
Sizes LG - 56cm, MD - 54cm, SM - 52cm, XL - 58cm, XS - 50cm
Brand Whyte
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 5032489074123, 5032489074130, 5032489074147, 5032489074154, 5032489074161
SKUs / Part Numbers WFR50V5, WFR52V5, WFR54V5, WFR56V5, WFR58V5

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.


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