Whyte Friston V4

£1,889.00  £2,099.00
1 available. Dispatched by 3rd Dec, if ordered before 2:00pm today.
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 V4 Gravel Bike

Maximum Versatility

Whyte's GX bikes are versatility defined. On-road, off-road or both in the same ride, their uniquely capable and efficiently fast Adventure bikes set a new standard for all-day, all-rounders.

The frame is absolutely riddled with lugs for all the hydration and bike packing storage you could need, with space on the fork, top tube, seat tube and upper and lower side of the downtube. The frame and fork also offer the versatility and tyre clearance to happily run a 45c tyre, and without mudguards potentially the option to go wider. The bike can also take the smaller to 650b wheel to accommodate the even larger sizes.

Tubeless As Standard

Pre taped WTB rims combined with Maxxis Rambler tyres allow for an easy tubeless set-up. Just fit the supplied valves, add sealant and get the tyres seated! The Ramblers provide excellent all-round grip from tarmac to sloppy fire roads, and when set up tubeless provides that extra bit of performance and puncture protection.

Off-Road Gearing

Fitted with the popular SRAM Apex 1x groupset the Friston is armed with an excellent go-to gravel gearing set up, offering a great range of gears with reliable shifting. No front derailleur keeps things simple and prevents gears getting clogged up in the really muddy rides and CX races. And the SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes provide ample stopping power.

Comfort and Stability

The super wide handlebar equipped on the GX series delivers maximum stability and bag loads of space for all the lights, tech and storage you need for your trip. With a nice long wheelbase and cockpit reach, the GX series smoothes out even the roughest of pothole-littered fire roads.

A bike that we have loved so much in the shop that we decided to incorporate it as one of our hire options, and has gone down an absolute storm.


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 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 YSP18 Dropper Post, 30.9mm, 50/52/54 80mm Travel, 56/58 100mm Travel, Rocker Remote
Seat Whyte Custom, Light Weight Triple Density Base, Triple Panel Design
Bar Whyte 500 by Controltech, 6061 Alloy, Gravel 20mm Riser Bar, 31.8mm x 500mm
Stem Whyte Alloy, +-7? Rise, 50cm 60mm, 52cm 70mm, 54cm 80mm, 56/58cm 90mm 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 2021
Barcodes 5032489068207, 5032489068214, 5032489068221, 5032489068238, 5032489068245
SKUs / Part Numbers WFR50V4, WFR52V4, WFR54V4, WFR56V4, WFR58V4

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


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