Ride all your favorite routes at greater speed, with increased confidence; fly up climbs, tackle technical sections with greater precision and be more assertive on descents.
We think our Whippet is the ultimate short-travel Carbon XC frame. With 6 months in development we've hit on a cross-country frame that we're really proud of. What started with the race proven Scandal geometry, that's excelled on the UK cross country circuit, is now even lighter, stiffer, faster and fun to ride.
Note: limited edition coloured frames are supplied with silver swap-outs and not the red ones pictured.
Front Mech Compatibility:
The Carbon Whippet uses a direct mount front mech which saves weight and allows for an optimum seat tube profile. However, MTB direct mount formats have been slow to standardise and new 10 speed front mech systems have become more bulky- some models can foul the frame on the lowest gear.
For best results use the same make of chainset and front mech. The following front mechs work fine:
High Direct Mount (HDM):
Any SRAM HDM, 2x10, DUAL PULL
Low Direct Mount (LDM):
SRAM XX LDM 2x10 S3 42 TOP PULL- limited to 42T Chainsets
The following Mechs need a 1mm washer between the HDM plate and the mech:
Any SRAM HIGH DIRECT MOUNT, 3x10, DUAL PULL
Shimano FD-M771-D (XT) 9 speed
Shimano FD-M661-D (SLX) 9 speed
Shimano FD-M771-10D (XT) 10 speed
Shimano FD-M661-10D (SLX) 10 speed
The following front mechs do not fit:
Low Direct Mount:
All Shimano LDM
Eg: Shimano FD-M771-E
All SRAM LDM excluding XX S3
Chainset / BB92 compatibility:
The Carbon Whippet frame was designed specifically to work with a new breed of double chainsets for XC competition use. It features an oversized super wide BB92 bottom bracket shell which increases stiffness and makes for optimal power transfer. However, we've found that the inner spider bolts on certain triple chainsets may foul the paint on the BB shell.
The Whippet is recommended for use only with the following chainsets:
All Hollowtech 2 / GXP / Megaexo (24mm axle) style 2x10 and single speed chainsets
All Shimano Hollowtech 2 (24mm axle) 3x9 and 3x10 chainsets.
Note: Chainsets should be used with a BB92 bottom bracket of the same make for best fit.
|Frame Material||100% Carbon Fibre|
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||1300|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||31.6|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||Direct mount|
|Wheels||26" x 2.4 tyres will just about fit, but we recommend 2.0 – 2.2" for best performance|
|Rack Mounts||No |
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2 sets |
|Fork Travel||120mm MAX|
|Dropouts||Vertical (Horizontal available seperately)|
|Bottom Bracket shell||Pressfit 92|
|A||Head Angle (°)||70||70||70|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||105||105||120|
|C||Effective Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||589||602||615|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||73||73||73|
Seat Tube Length Centre to Top (mm)
|F||Chainstay Length (mm)||425||425||425|
|G||Standover Height (mm)||716||747||775|
Geometry based on fully extended 80mm fork
|Rider Height||Inside Leg||Suggested Frame Size||Stem Length|
|5'2" to 5'7" (157-170cm)||<29" (<74cm)||14” (XS)||40-60mm|
|5′6" to 5′10" (167-178cm)||28"-31" (71-79cm)||16” (S)||40-60mm|
|5′9" to 6′1" (175-185cm)||30"-34" (76-86cm)||18” (M)||40-60mm|
|6' to 6′4"||33"-37" (84-94cm)||20” (L)||40-80mm|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can also depend on a rider’s torso and limb length.
owned mine for nearly a year now and im so glad i purchased one of these. i think its crazy that there this cheap for the quality of the frame. Ive specced some nice stuff on mine and its crazy to think my xo crankset was worth 90 quid more than the frame its fitted to. That said the frame isnt unworthy of such components as ive had some fairly decent hardtails including a zaskar le, several marins including a 2004 and 2007 rocky ridge and this frame is loads better than all those. i have fitted some magura durins 100mm travel forks to mine and it rides so well. i was always a bit skeptical of carbon for this price point but if it carries on how it has so far i couldnt be happier with it. I would simply buy another just for a colour change if they did some more different ones as thats how much i like them and as there so reasonably priced. If your reading this now i suggest you order one asap.