Gravel/Road/Touring

Whip – eBike

$6750

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

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The Whip – eBike

SPECIFICATIONS

Component List for Clydesdale Whip E-bikes


 
  FLAT BAR EBIKE DROP BAR EBIKE DROP BAR EBIKE DI2 ELECTRONIC SHIFTING
Drive Unit/Battery Bosch Performance Line Speed 28MPH/PowerPack500 Bosch Performance Line Speed 28MPH/PowerPack500 Bosch Performance Line Speed 28MPH/PowerPack500
Display Bosch Purion Display Bosch Purion Display Bosch Purion Display
Rear Derailleur Sram Apex 11speed Shimano GRX 11speed  Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed
Cassette Microshift 11/46 Microshift 11/46  Sram PG1130 11/36t
Crankset JK E-bike cranks JK E-bike cranks JK E-bike cranks
Chainring SRAM EX-1 Bosch Sprocket 18t SRAM EX-1 Bosch Sprocket 18t SRAM EX-1 Bosch Sprocket 18t
Bottom Bracket NONE NONE NONE
Fork Enve All-Road Fork Enve All-Road Fork Enve All-Road Fork
Hubs Clydesdale 36h Clydesdale 36h Clydesdale 36h
Rims Velocity Aileron 36h Tubeless compatible Velocity Aileron 36h Tubeless compatible Velocity Aileron 36h Tubeless compatible
Spokes/Nipples Wheelsmith Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipples Wheelsmith Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipples Wheelsmith Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipples
Tires Schwalbe Marathon Plus 70x35c  Schwalbe G-one All-around 700x32c  Schwalbe G-one All-around 700x32c
Brakes Shimano M6000 Hydraulic Disc brakes Shimano GRX Levers and HRD brakes  Shimano Ultegra Di2 Levers/Brakes
Rotors Shimano RT66 6-bolt rotors 160mm Shimano RT66 6-bolt rotors 160mm Shimano RT66 6-bolt rotors 160mm
Handlebar Raceface Chester JK 47cm or 48cm Drop Handlebar  JK 47cm or 48cm Drop Handlebar
Stem FSA Gossamer FSA Gossamer FSA Gossamer
Seatpost Thomson Elite Thomson Elite  Thomson Elite 
Saddle WTB Rocket 150 WTB Rocket 150 SQlab 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 Height Frame Size Bike weight *Stack/Reach TT Stem HT SO BB Height CS Crank Length HB width
5’10” – 6’2″ L 23lbs 621/400 590 120 215 831 285 450 180 460
6’1″ – 6’4″ XL 23.5lbs 640/403 605 120 235 849 285 450 190 460
6’3″ – 6’7″ XXL 24lbs 654/424 630 130 260 876 295 450 200 470
6’6″ – 6’9″ 3XL 24.5lbs 691/427 645 130 310 920 305 450 210 480
6’9″ – 7’0″ 4XL 25lbs 715/434 660 130 335 952 305 450 215 480
* 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.

materials

WHY TITANIUM

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.

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Excited about your new bike? You can place an order by paying a partial deposit, paying in full, or applying for financing using the appropriate buttons below. If you don’t know which size you need, please use the bike fit button to submit your measurements, 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 via phone or contact form.

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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.