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Friston V4 Gravel Bike

£1,889.00 £2,299.00

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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."

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.

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Friston V4 Gravel Bike - Billy Bilsland Cycles

Friston V4 Gravel Bike

£1,889.00 £2,299.00


  • 50cm
  • 52cm
  • 54cm
  • 56cm
  • 58cm


6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, SCR, Tapered Head Tube, Custom Drawn, Chainstay Flat Mount 160mm Disc Mount, DOX Cable Routing


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


SRAM Apex 1




Whyte Alloy, +-7? Rise, 50cm 60mm, 52cm 70mm, 54cm 80mm, 56/58cm 90mm Extension


Whyte 500 by Controltech, 6061 Alloy, Gravel 20mm Riser Bar, 31.8mm x 500mm


SRAM Apex 1, Full Hydraulic, 11 Speed

Brake Calipers

RAM Apex 1 Hydraulic Disc

Brake Rotors

180mm F / 160mm R

Front Derailleur


Rear Derailleur

SRAM Apex 1, Long Cage, 11 Speed


SRAM XG-1150, 10-42, 11 Speed


SRAM PC-1110, 11 Speed


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


WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole


Maxxis, Rambler TR, 700c x 45c 60TPI EXO Tan Sidewall Protection, Dual Compound


Trans-X YSP18 Dropper Post, 30.9mm, 50/52/54 80mm Travel, 56/58 100mm Travel, Rocker Remote


Whyte Custom, Light Weight Triple Density Base, Triple Panel Design


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