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    Flat Harry's mission is to be the best local bike shop in the Thames Valley area, our customer base is broad, attracting cyclists from all the towns and villages around Cookham; in a radius around us that passes through Lane End, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield, onto the Chalfonts, Gerrards Cross, Uxbridge, Windsor and Eton, through Taplow, Maidenhead, Bray and Holyport, and over to Marlow and Henley, our customers are happy to travel to find us, knowing we cater for every and any cyclist. We're mad about cycling and love it when anyone shares our enthusiasm, be they an aspiring fan of the sport, a tech hungry hard rider spinning their best speed machine, a thrill hungry mud lover, a hardened commuter battling the traffic, or a leisurely rider on a modest budget looking to have fun and relax on their bike.

    Whether it's serving coffee and flapjack on the mid-ride break, fixing your tusty steed, performing a bike-fitting or providing you with the right gear for your ride, we do it all and a lot more at Flat Harry's. We are proudly independent and thus only stock parts and brands that we are passionately proud of, and believe are the most suited for cyclists coping with the flint strewn roads and trails in our area.

    Our obsessive temperament, collective knowledge, engineering expertise, focus on quality and debunking of fads are what distinguish our shop, and make our customers return time and time again. Building trusting long term relationships with our customers is really important to us. Simply put, we want to be the place you trust above all others to do the right thing for you. Some folk might try and take advantage of our good nature, but we believe what goes around comes around and we want you to value our approach.

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  • 2018 Whyte Pimlico Compact Zinc

    Light, durable, low maintenance, practical, great value for money; the Pimlico sits at the top of Whyte's compact R7 range, with the fanciest components of all, including 2x10 speed SRAM gears and 32c WTB Exposure tyres.


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    You Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that, as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up and get it sent out to you - it often never even hits the stock room shelves!


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    2018 Whyte Pimlico Compact Zinc Description

  • Brand : Whyte
  • Season : 2018
  • Code : W18PI
  • Weight : 0KG
  • Whyte's top compact geometry urban bike, the Pimlico is the ultimate bike for getting about town in a swift and stylish fashion. The 2x10 speed SRAM drivetrain has been optimised for cross-city travel with a 48-34 SRAM Apex crankset and 11-32 cassette, making sure the rider has decent low gears available to them in either chainring, without compromising top end performance. Influenced by Whyte's MTB design and spec, the Pimlico has a long relaxed geometry which provides a comfortable and compliant ride, especially with WTB's Exposure 32c tyres, smoothing out the road and providing excellent grip across a range of conditions. Not to be caught out by Britain's often inclement weather the Pimlico has fully sealed internal cabling and full mudguard and rack mounts, for all-year-round riding. Rounding out this neat build, the Pimlico uses Tektro's Auriga hydraulic disc brakes, giving the rider great braking feel and modulation and consistent wet weather performance. Suitably practical and surprisingly versatile the Pimlico is a top quality urban bike, capable of being thrashed every day of the year as a commuting workhorse and being your favourite Sunday bike.

    Buyers Guide

    Hi, my name is Miles and I'm responsible for the vast majority of the write ups you can see on this website. I've been riding a Whyte R7 bike almost every day for the last year and here's a few words I've put together about my experience:

    Simply put, Whyte R7 bikes are brilliant! Ever since I started at Flat Harry's I'd had my eye on the sleek and uncomplicated Whyte Montpellier that was hung on our wall. It only took me 3 months to commit to purchasing one outright and I've now been commuting on mine 6 days a week, and fitting in occasional longer rides, for a year and I love it.

    Despite Whyte characterising their R7 range as just urban bikes, this actually does them a disservice, neglecting their versatility. Thanks to their lightweight design and long wheelbase/slack head angle geometry they eat up the road with panache, making them more than capable of being used for lengthy road rides. The preference for wider tyres and disc brakes also makes them ready for gravel and off-road sections. Granted you can't hammer down these stretches, but they're far from being no-go areas.

    I proved both these points on a 90 mile ride to the New Forest earlier this year, when my Google maps SatNav threw a serious wobbly and took me to some very interesting places. This included being unwittingly shoved onto major A-roads where I felt the urgency to put the power down and pound the miles out so I could exit them as quickly as possible. The Montpellier responded really well to my increased power output, happily rolling at 20mph for extended periods. The R7's fundamentally simple design keeps them light, making for great acceleration and the wider tyres roll really well, preserving your hard earned momentum once you get going.

    When Google Maps directed me into a lovely forest just South of Hook, my 28c Vittoria Rubino Pro-Control tyres absorbed the terrain impeccably. When it directed me down 2 miles of undulating singletrack further South, the stability conferred by the long and relaxed R7 geometry was most welcome, with my 1x drivetrain proving to be more than capable of getting me up and down with no stress. There are very few hybrids and urban bikes on the market, as fast and versatile as Whyte's R7 bikes.

    The above versatility noted, I should reinforce that the R7 bikes are of course at their best in an urban setting. The vast majority of the miles on-board my Montpellier have been commuting miles. Riding in all kinds of weather (storms, hail and heatwaves all included) performance has never been lacking and reliability hasn't been a concern. The irony of working in a bikeshop is you seemingly have so little time to maintain your own machines, fortunately for myself this has not been too much of an issue with the Montpellier. Fully sealed internal cabling, a threaded bottom bracket and SKS raceblade mudguards have helped keep it healthy and in full working order despite a lack of TLC. After many months of hard-riding in often nasty conditions, everything still works like new, with only my chain requiring replacement recently.

    When conditions do get nasty, I can rely on my hydraulic disc brakes and wide tyres for completely consistent braking and cornering, a real confidence boost and particularly beneficial for beginners, such as myself at my time of purchase. I'm by no means saying every bike produced should have disc brakes and that is a debate for another day, but on these R7 bikes they really do make all the difference.

    Aside from safety and reliability, the R7's nippy and agile performance is most welcome. Decent acceleration is a real boon to urban bikes, as it helps them clear traffic signals and roundabouts in a safe and timely manner. The lightweight design and wide ratio cassettes mean hills really are no problem. According to Strava I climb over 550 foot in elevation just on my way back from work and the Montpellier really takes it all in its stride. The R7's are really fun to ride, with great responsiveness and a comfortable design making your time on the bike a real pleasure.

    To summarise, I had high hopes for my Montpellier and frankly it has exceeded them. I look forward to putting many more miles in on it, riding to work and exploring the countryside over the years. If you're after something simple, good value for money and highly capable, a Whyte R7 bike should be your first port of call. They aren't the answer to everything, but on many occasions they have proven to be the most appropriate bike to suit a customers needs, even if they come in looking for something entirely different.

    Sizing Information

    Technical Information


    Matt Zinc with Orange/Magenta


    6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Internal Cable Routing with BBX and Custom Whyte Dropouts


    Whyte, Straight Bladed Carbon Front Fork with Alloy Steerer Tube, Post Mount with Eyelet for Mud Guards

    Rear Shock



    FSA No. 23 Integrated Road, 1 1/8" Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 41mm Diameter

    Rear Hub

    Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 32 Hole

    Front Hub

    Alloy, Double sealed Cartridge Bearings, 28 Hole


    WTB 2.0mm, Black Stainless with Brass Nipples


    Whyte Disc Road 20mm Deep, 20mm Wide, Offset Sleeved Rim, 32 Hole Rear and 28 Front, 3M Reflective Decals


    WTB Exposure, 700 x 32c, 60tpi, Distance Compound, Folding

    Shift Levers

    SRAM X5, 10 Speed

    Front Mech

    SRAM Via Centro, 10 Speed

    Rear Mech

    SRAM Via GT, 10 Speed


    SRAM PG-1030, 11-32, 10 Speed


    SRAM PC-1031, 10 Speed


    SRAM APEX, 48-34, 10 Speed, Compact

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM GXP Team, 68mm


    Whyte Alloy 6061, 1pcs 3D Forged, 20mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 2 Bolt Clamp


    Whyte Custom Compact Fit, Triple Panel Design


    Whyte Alloy 6061, 31.8mm, 20mm Rise, 600mm Wide


    Whyte Alloy 6061, S 60mm, M 70mm, L 80mm


    Whyte Custom Dual Density Lock-on

    Front Brakes

    Tektro Auriga, 160mm Rotor

    Rear Brakes

    Tektro Auriga, HD-M290, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing

    Brake Levers

    Tektro Auriga


    Fibre Reinforced Composite Platform






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