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Stolen Whyte E5 bike

Posted by Matt | August 3, 2009 | 10 comments so far

Stolen Whyte E5 MTB bike
Well, it seems the world is full of scrotes. But, knowing the MTB community is both knowledgeable and vigilant here’s details of AndyC’s recently nicked Whyte E5. It’s pretty distinctive, being a brand new frame (they don’t even offer these for sale now) with some nice finishing kit on it. It’s probably one of only a handful of 2009 E5’s in the world. If you see this bike, please report it.

What’s made it worse is this is a crash replacement frame which Andy has had to wait four month for. It’s had one ride, then got pinched while he was away working in France. Not a piece of news you want to come back to, especially since this was all set to be added to our list of rider’s bikes!

Here’s the spec in a bit more detail.

Frame Whyte E5 2009 in silver grey
Forks Maverick SC32
Headset Chris King in red
Bars Truvativ Noir carbon with black grips
Stem Thomson X4
Shifters Shimano XT 2009
Front mech Shimano XT 2009
Rear mech Shimano XT 2009
Chain SRAM PC951
Cassette Shimano XT 2009
Chainset Shimano XT 2009
Front brake Hope Tech V2
Rear brake Hope Tech V2
Rims Mavic 717 Disc
Hubs Front: Maverick hub
Rear: Hope hub
Tyres Continental Vapor
Rear Shock Fox RP23
Seatpost Gravity Dropper 27.2mm dia with shim
Saddle WTB with piece of cover missing on rear left hand side
Pedals Time ATAC

Filed under 2009, News in August 2009

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Oliver says:

    Scroats! I’ll keep my eye to on the local trails as it looks pretty distinctive!

  2. Easynow Nick says:

    WTF!!??!?

    NO. Tell me this is not true…

    Andy, Im gutted for you. After all the grief you had getting your hands on it. And I never got to see it in the flesh either. 🙁

    It is a fairly unique bike so there is a chance it might show up somewhere. Id make sure pictures of it are posted on Southerndownhill, singletrack etc, and all the local lbs… sorry teaching you to suck eggs 🙁

    I feel so sick for you.

    I hope the thieving fuckers break thier necks riding it 🙁

    There is one amusing thought that goes with this, can I be there please to see the faces in the lbs when you go back and tell them you need a hire bike…

    Some people in this world are just a waste of oxygen 🙁

  3. Paul says:

    WAY OUT OF ORDER!!

    Hope it comes back to you soon Andy and the tea-leaf gets caught!

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  7. Carol Smith says:

    If you haven’t got the bike back yet, list it with its photo on http://www.itsbeennicked.co.uk. Might help someone to find it.

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