Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done and dusted for another year, but with Christmas only three weeks away. There are some amazing deals still to be grabbed, as the big cycling retailers look to clear stock and tempt us into splashing the cash for Christmas on our loved ones, or even on ourselves as a well earned Christmas bonus.
A deal that caught my eye over the Black Friday shopping weekend was on the Whyte 909 X hardtail mountain bike, a bike I'm currently testing and really enjoying. It was also a 'Best in Test' winner over at our sister website MBR, and the good news is that the deal is still live at UK retailer Leisure Lakes. The Whyte 909 X is currently carrying a huge 42% discount – which is £1,501 off the RRP, with a seriously top drawer spec, at this price it represents stunning value for money.
Whyte 909 X: Save £1,501 at Leisure Lakes
£3,500, now £1,999
The Whyte 909 X is a highly rated hardtail mountain bike even at its full price, our colleagues over at MBR made it their 'Best in Test' winner calling it a "superbly designed hardtail with a sublime ride quality and dialed handling." Leisure Lakes has now dropped a massive £1,501 discount on the Whyte 909 X hardtail mountain bike which makes it even better, and comes packed with a high-end specification that includes a RockShox Pike Ultimate fork with 130mm of travel and a SRAM GX AXS drivetrain. It's also available in all sizes from S-XL.
Price check: Whyte Bikes: £3,500
The 909 X is Whyte's top-of-the-range, trail/enduro hardtail and I have to say this gravity-focused mountain bike has been delivering on all fronts for me. The 909 X feels equally at home on local technical trails as well as challenging backcountry singletrack. The superb aluminum frame has a progressive geometry that balances confident reactive steering, with all-day ride and climbing comfort. Combined with the high volume 2.8-inch Plus size Maxxis tires that only add to the Whyte's excellent ride performance, grip and control.
For the money it also has a superb selection of hard-riding components including wireless electronic gearing from SRAM and their GX AXS Eagle drivetrain and a RockShox Pike Ultimate suspension fork, ready to attack every trail, backed up with reliable and controllable braking power in SRAM’s Guide R2 R four-piston hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors.
You also get a dropper post with the brands own Whyte Drop.it post with 150mm of travel on a S/M size and 170mm on a L/XL. The build is completed with WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 rims rolling on those Maxxis tires.
Another option worth considering from Whyte is the lower-specced sibling of the 909 X, the Whyte 905. The 905 doesn't have electric shifting but is built around the same alloy frame with a RockShox Pike Select fork and a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. It's currently discounted by 40 percent at Leisure Lakes too.
For more on Whyte, check out our article on the brand's latest bikes for 2024, which includes the brand new and very impressive looking E-Lyte e-MTB range.
While this offer is for the UK only, we've added our price checker below which will automatically give you the best price on the Whyte 909 X in your territory.
Tech specs: Whyte 909 X
- Frame: 6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium
- Fork: RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX AXS, 12-spd
- Shifters: SRAM GX AXS Eagle
- Stem: Whyte Gravity
- Bar: Whyte 6061 Alloy
- Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle, 170mm
- Seatpost: Whyte Drop.it 150mm/170mm
- Saddle: Whyte custom
- Brakes: SRAM Guide G2 R, 180mm F/R
- Wheels: WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 System
- Tires: Maxxis High Roller II TR/Maxxis Rekon TR 27.5 x 2.8
- Color: Matt Zinc with Black & Rose
- Sizes: S-XL