A fat bike rim here, a mountain bike rim there, maybe a few carbon forks for road and cross – for Whisky Parts Co., a complete component line hasn’t always been part of the picture. But that’s slowly changing. Wanting to create an entire product line that looks the part on a complete build of any brand of bike, Whisky has been hard at work with a huge range of new products. And while only a few of them trickled out for Frostbike 2018, expect many more in the near future.
In the past, when it came to rims Whisky really only offered mountain and fat bike options. But with the introduction of the 30 and 50d, Whisky is now certainly part of the skinny tire family. Easily recognized by the ‘d’ designation instead of ‘w’, the tag represents the rim depth of 30 or 50mm. Both feature an inner width of 19.5mm, 27mm outer, and a tubeless compatible hooked bead profile (capable of 110psi). Meant for 25-45mm tires, the rims are available in only 700c diameter with 24h drilling. Both the 30d and 50d sell for $449.99, and weigh 365g/470g respectively.
Along with road rims, Whisky is constantly increasing the number of carbon forks on offer. With 5 models last year, that’s bumped up to 11 at this point, and Whisky says 5 more are in development.
New models include the No. 9 RD+ fork which of course for road plus. Designed to clear a 650b x 47mm tire (or 700c x 38mm), the fork has a 383mm axle to crown measurement with a 51mm rake, tapered steerer, 12mm thru axle, and 140mm flat mount brake. Like other Whisky forks there are hidden fender mounts, and the fork comes in at 440g.
In the similar but different category, the No. 9 CX fork actually offers more tire clearance with 700c x 42mm or 650b x 50mm, but it has a longer 395mm axle to crown measurement and 45mm rake. Also featuring a 12 x 100 mm thru axle and 140mm flat mount brake with hidden fender mounts, the fork comes in at 450g and $499.99.
Keeping in the drop bar theme, Whisky was showing their new aluminum drop bar, the No. 7. The bar will be offered in two different flares, 12 and 24° which will be known as the 12F and 24F. Crafted from 7050 aluminum alloy, the bars will initially be offered in 38, 40, 42, 44, and 46cm widths.
Then there’s the new No. 7 aluminum seat post which will help round out their aluminum cockpit collection (not to be confused with the current No. 7 carbon post). Whisky mentions that in the future, they will have a full alloy and full carbon cockpit range.
The No. 7 post will be offered in the usual 27.2, 30.9, and 31.6mm sizes and in both straight or 18mm offset heads. The aluminum post will be $65 while the carbon post will continue to be available at $100.