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Whistle Modoc Sora-18 Mens Road Bike

by Whistle

Suggested price: £849.99
Price: £469.99 - £688.98
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  • ASIN: B00GTZY4E8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Feb. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,958 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Special order product normally dispatched in 2 Working Days. Specification Details:

Frame - 56.5cm Lightweight Aluminium with Triple Butted Hydro-Formed Road Design, Semi Integrated Head Tube and Detachable Rear Gear Hanger

Fork - Carbon with Alloy Steerer

Gears - Shimano Sora 18 Speed with Shimano Sora STI Shifters

Freewheel - Shimano 12/25 Tooth 9 Speed Cassette Freewheel

Chainset - FSA CK-200 Alloy Compact Chainset with Alloy Cranks

Rims - 700c Alloy Double Wall 24 Hole

Hubs - Alloy Quick Release

Spokes - 12 x 2 Lacing

Tyres - Schwalbe Blizzard 700c x 23c

Brakes - FSA Gossamer Alloy Side Pull Brakes with Shimano Alloy Levers

Handlebar - Byte Alloy Oversize Road

Stem - Byte Alloy Oversize A-Head

Saddle - Selle Italia Saddle with an Alloy Micro-Adjust Seatpost

Colour - White and Orange Frame and Fork

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By http404 on 21 Jun. 2013
Colour Name: White/OrangeSize: 47.5 cm
The Whistle brand isn't that new to the UK but has had a low-key distribution. However, this brand should shortly see more light of day through the Halfords stores.
The highlight of the whole bike has to be the frame. Perhaps, this is rather unusual as the normal thing to do with alloy framed road bikes at this price point is to stick say 9-speed onto the bike as a selling point. Afterall, what does anybody know about hydroforming, smooth welding, zertz inserts or triple butting? Metal is metal right? Well, not exactly - the Whistle boasts hydroforming and triple butting and 9-speed. Hydroforming allows the manufacturer to selectively shape tubes - to which Whistle have used to greatest effect in the bottom bracket area of the frame. Oversized tubes meet in the bottom bracket area to add stiffness - in particular the downtube which flares enormously at the junction. This aids power transfer - flex being unwanted as you push through the pedals. Whistle have also triple-butted the frame - most manufacturers at this price level manage double-butting but triple is a bit of a bonus. Its the use of thicker tubes in the right places. Double-butting as the name suggests uses thicker tubes at both ends of the tube - the middle being thinner - and so shaving weight. Triple butting adds a further step to the thickness at either end of the tube - so shaving a little more off the weight - and some would say "potentially" adding compliance to the ride of the frame. As does the carbon fork / alu steerer.
The welds on the Modoc are workmanlike and don't differ from any other alloy welded frame from Taiwan that I have seen. These days it is fashionable to have the frame welds smoothed over which give the frame a seamless look.
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