Whip – eBike 2020-11-03T19:36:03+00:00


Whip – eBike


E-Bikes for Big Guys

The Whip is our all-around E-bike for big guys. An all around gravel road bike with hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano 105 components, Enve Carbon fork and handbuilt bombproof wheels and a full Bosch Performance Line e-bike drive unit making this the perfect eBike for big and tall guys. This bike is made for long road and gravel rides, commuting to work, touring across the country, fitness riding, and even racing road or cyclocross. These titanium e-bikes for big guys are built super tough and come in L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL for riders from 5’10” to 7′. The Whip comes with proportional length cranks for optimal pedaling efficiency, and extra wide handlebars to fit broad shoulders. The wheels are custom built right here at our shop in Boulder, Colorado using our own Clydesdale hubs that are rated for riders up to 450lbs! We build these wheels using 36 DT swiss competition double butted spokes per wheel and DT swiss brass pro-lock nipples to keep your wheels true for many miles. Each wheel is precision built by professional wheelbuilders in our shop using high-tech spoke wrenches, wheel building stands, and spoke tension meters.

Available Sizes: L, XL, 2XL/3XL/4XL

The Whip – eBike


Component List for Clydesdale Whip E-bikes

Drive Unit/BatteryBosch Performance Line Speed 28MPH/PowerPack500Bosch Performance Line Speed 28MPH/PowerPack500Bosch Performance Line Speed 28MPH/PowerPack500
DisplayBosch Purion DisplayBosch Purion DisplayBosch Purion Display
Rear DerailleurSram Apex 11speedShimano GRX 11speed Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed
CassetteMicroshift 11/46Microshift 11/46 Sram PG1130 11/36t
CranksetJK E-bike cranksJK E-bike cranksJK E-bike cranks
ChainringSRAM EX-1 Bosch Sprocket 18tSRAM EX-1 Bosch Sprocket 18tSRAM EX-1 Bosch Sprocket 18t
ForkEnve All-Road ForkEnve All-Road ForkEnve All-Road Fork
HubsClydesdale 36hClydesdale 36hClydesdale 36h
RimsVelocity Aileron 36h Tubeless compatibleVelocity Aileron 36h Tubeless compatibleVelocity Aileron 36h Tubeless compatible
Spokes/NipplesWheelsmith Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipplesWheelsmith Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipplesWheelsmith Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipples
TiresSchwalbe Marathon Plus 70x35c Schwalbe G-one All-around 700x32c Schwalbe G-one All-around 700x32c
BrakesShimano M6000 Hydraulic Disc brakesShimano GRX Levers and HRD brakes Shimano Ultegra Di2 Levers/Brakes
RotorsShimano RT66 6-bolt rotors 160mmShimano RT66 6-bolt rotors 160mmShimano RT66 6-bolt rotors 160mm
HandlebarRaceface ChesterJK 47cm or 48cm Drop Handlebar JK 47cm or 48cm Drop Handlebar
StemFSA GossamerFSA GossamerFSA Gossamer
SeatpostThomson EliteThomson Elite Thomson Elite 
SaddleWTB Rocket 150WTB Rocket 150SQlab 610 Ergolux
** Specific Components may be subject to change based on availability.  

Handmade titanium frame
Bosch Performance Line Speed 28mph drive unit
44mm internal diameter headtube
31.6mm seatpost diameter
40mm tire clearance
Rear rack and fender mounts
Flat mount disc brake tabs

Built for riders up to 450lbs/204kg
Compatible with ISIS drive e-bike cranks
Compatible with all tapered forks
34.9mm outside ST diameter for seatpost clamp and front derailleur clamp
35mm tire clearance with fender
Compatible with most racks and fenders
160mm max rotor size front and rear

If you are unsure of what size you need, please submit your measurements and we will help you figure out which bike is best for you.

all measurements in milimeters

Rider HeightFrame SizeBike weight*Stack/ReachTTStemHTSOBB HeightCSCrank LengthHB width
5’10” – 6’2″L23lbs621/400590120215831285450180460
6’1″ – 6’4″XL23.5lbs640/403605120235849285450190460
6’3″ – 6’7″XXL24lbs654/424630130260876295450200470
6’6″ – 6’9″3XL24.5lbs691/427645130310920305450210480
6’9″ – 7’0″4XL25lbs715/434660130335952305450215480
* Due to higher bottom bracket design for long cranks, Stack and Reach numbers can not be compared directly with other bikes that are not built for custom length cranks. 

There are many more factors to building a big and tall bike than most people understand. It is not as simple as just scaling up a “normal” sized frame and calling it good. When you do that, several things happen to the bike. First, the stretched out tubes become less stiff, which results in high speed frame shimmy. This is a scary by-product of a poorly designed bike. Second, the added material makes the bike heavier, especially if the builder tries to solve problem number one with just using bigger heavier tubes. Third, without a fork with a long enough steering tube, the handlebars will be far too low for the tall cyclist causing discomfort in the back, neck, wrists, and arms. Fourth, building a bike for a tall rider with average length cranks will make the rider feel like he’s pedaling a kids bike while sitting up very high. Lennard has developed great frame design concepts to address and solve all of these issues and more, which are all fully applied in the designs of Clydesdale Bikes. A Clydesdale bike designed by Lennard Zinn will be stiff and strong, while remaining lightweight. It will never shimmy at high speeds, and all of the components, including cranks and handlebars, will be proportional to the rider. Fit, performance, comfort, and durability will all be superior on a Lennard Zinn designed bike than a big and tall bike from any other designer out there. We guarantee it.


Excited about your new bike? You can place an order for the Clydesdale Draft at Bigandtallbike.com or you can email or call us to discuss details or place an order via phone or email. If you don’t know which size you need, please submit your measurements using the link below and we will help figure out which bike is best for you. We are here to answer your questions, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Titanium is half the weight of steel, so we can build Clydesdale Bikes for big guys with larger diameter tubing with a frame still lighter than steel. Larger diameter tubing provides greater strength and stiffness for greater power transfer, yet still with amazing compliance for a comfortable ride that doesn’t beat up your body over a long trek.

Titanium has enough strength and fatigue resistance to avoid the need for extremely oversized tubes, providing a compliant ride on rough surfaces that smooths out and absorbs road buzz and small bumps. Steel frames, with their smaller tubes, can be almost as compliant, but aren’t quite as comfortable.

Titanium can never corrode, unlike other metals. It can be painted or – unlike steel or aluminum – can be left without paint, powdercoat or plating, so you never need to worry about scratches. Internal cable routing is simple because the insides of the tubes are naturally impervious to rust and corrosion. Unlike aluminum, titanium has a fatigue limit, so as long as the tubing is not stressed beyond this limit or damaged, it will never fatigue. Titanium can also flex three times further than aluminum and twice as far as steel without permanent damage. Carbon fiber is very vulnerable to crash and notch damage, after which it may fail catastrophically. The epoxy matrix also degrades over the years with exposure to the UV in sunlight. A titanium frame can literally last the rest of your life, and longer.

Contact Us

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about Clydesdale Bicycles. If you don’t see the type of bike you are looking for, email us and let us know what types of bikes you would like to see in the Clydesdale line up. We will be adding new models every year until we are covering every corner of the big and tall bicycle market.

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