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Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Ultegra 6800 Road Bike £799.99 @ Planet X

£799.99 @ Planet X
the blurb - A DIY Pro Carbon featuring Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset is an amazing road bike combining quality, performance and value for money. Our most versatile road bike is perfect for every c… Read More
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the blurb -

A DIY Pro Carbon featuring Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset is an amazing road bike combining quality, performance and value for money. Our most versatile road bike is perfect for every cyclist aspiring for a better ride.

High performance full-carbon frameset

Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed Groupset

Ambrosio Varo 11-speed wheelset

Weight: 8.1kg (MED)

this deal comes up annually with planet x, but in my opinion you don't get a much better value carbon framed ultegra equipped bike.

Additional parts required to complete the bike build.
Rim tape x 2
Inner brake cable
Outer brake cable
Outer gear cable
Gear Ferules
As these bikes are shipped unassembled you will require certain bike tools to complete assembly. An allen key set, BB wrench, torque wrench, cassette lockring tool, headset press, hacksaw and fork cutting guide chain tool/pliers and cable cutters should be considered an absolute minimum.
- rodman
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#1
Awesome bike
#2
At an awesome price
#3
If i hadn't already had my Boardman Pro Carbon, I'd have been all over this deal
#4
If i hadn't already had my Boardman Pro Carbon, I'd have been all over this deal
1 Like #5
Caveat emptor - dreadful company if you ever have any issues and need to warranty or return anything
#6
cut_la_roc
Caveat emptor - dreadful company if you ever have any issues and need to warranty or return anything

yeah not great, they are after making cash in any which way, hence the value prices..but if you can hit them at the right time then you can make out okay. I've had a lot of parts off them. Most annoying thing about them is there postage system, constantly changing the amount for free postage, or their special deals where they say 50% off and they have doubled all the prices the day before..
1 Like #7
I think it needs to be made a lot clearer that you have to build this thing yourself. Even then you will have to cough up for a few bits and bobs like gear cables and rim tape, plus the cost of postage unless you live close enough to collect.

You can get them to build it for you, but that will set you back a mere £200.

Edited By: stephenashforth on Jan 13, 2017 00:00: Correcting a typo
#8
stephenashforth
I think it needs to be made a lot clearer that you have to build this thing yourself. Even then you will have to cough up for a few bits and bobs like gear cables and rim tape, plus the cost of postage unless you live close enough to collect.
You can get them to build it for you, but that will set you back a mere £200.

it's not too difficult to put it together out of the box, I didn't read the small print, did not realize they'd stoop so low in penny pinching to not even supply cables and the like. cables and rim tape should come to 30quid max and that is shimano cables/outers. these can be bought alot more cheaper if you shop about and use alternative brands. A bike shop should charge between 50-100 quid to assemble. I'd do it for myself but I am a bike mechanic.. it's not that difficult anyway. If you want to attempt it yourself. make sure you have a decent torque wrench as to not over tighten on carbon. A cheap boxed toolset with most tools required can be purchased for 30 pounds from planet x or ebay otherwise, maybe just take it to the bike shop if you have no interest or experience in bicycle mechanicals.
1 Like #9
Building bikes is awesome fun.
Great bike, seriously tempted.
1 Like #10
those ambrosio wheel it comes with (not pictured) look like trash 2kg! WTF
1 Like #11
bespokebicycle
stephenashforth
I think it needs to be made a lot clearer that you have to build this thing yourself. Even then you will have to cough up for a few bits and bobs like gear cables and rim tape, plus the cost of postage unless you live close enough to collect.
You can get them to build it for you, but that will set you back a mere £200.
it's not too difficult to put it together out of the box, I didn't read the small print, did not realize they'd stoop so low in penny pinching to not even supply cables and the like. cables and rim tape should come to 30quid max and that is shimano cables/outers. these can be bought alot more cheaper if you shop about and use alternative brands. A bike shop should charge between 50-100 quid to assemble. I'd do it for myself but I am a bike mechanic.. it's not that difficult anyway. If you want to attempt it yourself. make sure you have a decent torque wrench as to not over tighten on carbon. A cheap boxed toolset with most tools required can be purchased for 30 pounds from planet x or ebay otherwise, maybe just take it to the bike shop if you have no interest or experience in bicycle mechanicals.

Do you know if the bike servicing stall in Decathlon can help assemble it, or do they only fix their own bikes ?
#12
Im after a new bike, i keep looking at the canyon outlet and planet x for a great deal, i had a pro carbon ultegra in 2015 , paid £799 in the sale , really enjoyed riding it.

I think planext x will do some really good special offers in the next few weeks, im wanting the old dura ace on a bike though this time.
#13
Balb0wa
Im after a new bike, i keep looking at the canyon outlet and planet x for a great deal, i had a pro carbon ultegra in 2015 , paid £799 in the sale , really enjoyed riding it.
I think planext x will do some really good special offers in the next few weeks, im wanting the old dura ace on a bike though this time.

Not really worth th
e price diffrence between utegra and dura tbh
1 Like #14
mnmdre1
Balb0wa
Im after a new bike, i keep looking at the canyon outlet and planet x for a great deal, i had a pro carbon ultegra in 2015 , paid £799 in the sale , really enjoyed riding it.
I think planext x will do some really good special offers in the next few weeks, im wanting the old dura ace on a bike though this time.
Not really worth the price diffrence between utegra and dura tbh

Yes i really liked the ultegra groupset, very smooth, just want dura ace though, this bike will last me 10+ years , so i want it to last.

I have a peugeot ultima 653 from 1988-1989 with full ultegra on that is still going strong! the brakes were smooth then and smooth now, they were light years ahead of anything at the time.
1 Like #15
So if you want Ultegra brakes, that will be £50. If you want the Vision 35 wheels seen in the picture, that will be another £100. So that is £950. Which is still cheap for Ultegra, Carbon, decent wheels. But still...
#16
mnmdre1
Balb0wa
Im after a new bike, i keep looking at the canyon outlet and planet x for a great deal, i had a pro carbon ultegra in 2015 , paid £799 in the sale , really enjoyed riding it.
I think planext x will do some really good special offers in the next few weeks, im wanting the old dura ace on a bike though this time.
Not really worth th
e price diffrence between utegra and dura tbh

I have 105, ultegra and dura ace on various bikes and i think ultegra is my least favourite and that 105 is actually more similar to dura ace
1 Like #17
Excellent price, but bear in mind as the description says you have to fit the headset and cut the fork.

Personally Id now sacrifice the ultegra for 105 and go to Ribble etc for something with a bit newer frame technology even if it did cost a couple hundred more. Like Planet X they keep sending me emails regarding specials offers they have on.
#18
[/quote]I have 105, ultegra and dura ace on various bikes and i think ultegra is my least favourite and that 105 is actually more similar to dura ace[/quote]
in my opinion ultegra is definitely superior to 105 in quality of build although they both function similar. Dura ace is built for being light weight and for racing, where as ultegra feels better for the everyday club rider. It offers more durability with some of the refinement of dura ace for a third of the price.

105 is very good for it's price point but the weight and quality of the front and rear mech plus cassette are not as good as ultegra. I guess it all depends how much cash you wanna spend and if you are fussy about branding and finish because overall differences are not that great.

Edited By: bespokebicycle on Jan 13, 2017 21:51
#19
jhsmith87
So if you want Ultegra brakes, that will be £50. If you want the Vision 35 wheels seen in the picture, that will be another £100. So that is £950. Which is still cheap for Ultegra, Carbon, decent wheels. But still...
Spotted that when I had the mail shot and checked and thought they had a cheek stating groupset but still good value though.
#20
morrig
jhsmith87
So if you want Ultegra brakes, that will be £50. If you want the Vision 35 wheels seen in the picture, that will be another £100. So that is £950. Which is still cheap for Ultegra, Carbon, decent wheels. But still...
Spotted that when I had the mail shot and checked and thought they had a cheek stating groupset but still good value though.

it has the ultegra brakes on it, doesn't it? says so in the description
#21
bespokebicycle
I have 105, ultegra and dura ace on various bikes and i think ultegra is my least favourite and that 105 is actually more similar to dura ace[/quote]in my opinion ultegra is definitely superior to 105 in quality of build although they both function similar. Dura ace is built for being light weight and for racing, where as ultegra feels better for the everyday club rider. It offers more durability with some of the refinement of dura ace for a third of the price.
105 is very good for it's price point but the weight and quality of the front and rear mech plus cassette are not as good as ultegra. I guess it all depends how much cash you wanna spend and if you are fussy about branding and finish because overall differences are not that great.[/quote]
i prefer the feel of the 105 shifters, much more like dura ace than ultegra in my opinion, just personal preference though
#22
Is the frame any good, I've always been advised get a good frame and upgrade the parts overtime.. is this still the same.

I just got a spec dsw and even though aluminium the design/shape looks so much better.
Came with the newer Tiagra 4700 10 speed which seems alright, think I.ll get 105/ultegra overtime. Once hydraulic brake prices come down
#23
No small task to put this together and easy to make a mistake. If you are quality buying tools such as cable cutters it will all add up. I'd love a project like this and building your own gives you the opportunity to change the little things such as bar tape and saddle. Unfortunately I'm already at D-1 #TheRules
#24
Can someone help. Is this a race bike or an endurance road bike that is fit for long distance riding? I have to start training for a 1000 mile cycling event and wondering if this can do the job. Cheers
#25
Longest i did on mine was 3 hours , 46 miles and 4,000 feet of climbing. Its a decent bike.
2 Likes #26
You may as well pay £999 for the built one with team 35 wheels and ultegra brakes.

http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT6800/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-6800-road-bike

Edited By: Balb0wa on Jan 14, 2017 17:59
1 Like #27
Balb0wa
You may as well pay £999 for the built one with team 35 wheels and ultegra brakes.http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT6800/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-6800-road-bike

So effectively your paying £50 for the privilege of them building it if you were going for the upgrades, supplying rim tape gear and brake cables (which if their shimano are probably worth around £15-20, entry level based on wiggle pricing).

So in fact a no brainer, good find
#28
Balb0wa
You may as well pay £999 for the built one with team 35 wheels and ultegra brakes.http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT6800/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-6800-road-bike

Stunning looking bike that.
1 Like #29
mikeyfive
Balb0wa
You may as well pay £999 for the built one with team 35 wheels and ultegra brakes.http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT6800/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-6800-road-bike
Stunning looking bike that.

or buy the cheaper one sell the brakes and wheels, then buy the better parts, I myself built my planet x rt57 with ultegra 6800 groupset and aksium wheels and deda elementi bars stem, fizik saddle etc for 840 pounds total but that took alot of ebay searching plus scouring of the internet for the best deals. You could save alot of time and effort by buying this deal and upgrading the parts, selling the excess bits off.
#30
bespokebicycle
mikeyfive
Balb0wa
You may as well pay £999 for the built one with team 35 wheels and ultegra brakes.http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT6800/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-6800-road-bike
Stunning looking bike that.
or buy the cheaper one sell the brakes and wheels, then buy the better parts, I myself built my planet x rt57 with ultegra 6800 groupset and aksium wheels and deda elementi bars stem, fizik saddle etc for 840 pounds total but that took alot of ebay searching plus scouring of the internet for the best deals. You could save alot of time and effort by buying this deal and upgrading the parts, selling the excess bits off.

I totally agree. Bought a load of stuff off eBay to rebuild my old Orange Dynamo, took a while and some patience but I quite enjoyed it tbh... It's amazing the sort of kit you can pick up for not much money if you do your research.
#31
bespokebicycle
mikeyfive
Balb0wa
You may as well pay £999 for the built one with team 35 wheels and ultegra brakes.http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT6800/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-6800-road-bike
Stunning looking bike that.
or buy the cheaper one sell the brakes and wheels, then buy the better parts, I myself built my planet x rt57 with ultegra 6800 groupset and aksium wheels and deda elementi bars stem, fizik saddle etc for 840 pounds total but that took alot of ebay searching plus scouring of the internet for the best deals. You could save alot of time and effort by buying this deal and upgrading the parts, selling the excess bits off.


.... Having said all that I don't have the new bottom bracket tools only retro-stuff... Also not sure about the headset / fork size? Why do they have to keep changing headsets and bottom brackets? :D
#32
mikeyfive
bespokebicycle
mikeyfive
Balb0wa
You may as well pay £999 for the built one with team 35 wheels and ultegra brakes.http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT6800/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-6800-road-bike
Stunning looking bike that.
or buy the cheaper one sell the brakes and wheels, then buy the better parts, I myself built my planet x rt57 with ultegra 6800 groupset and aksium wheels and deda elementi bars stem, fizik saddle etc for 840 pounds total but that took alot of ebay searching plus scouring of the internet for the best deals. You could save alot of time and effort by buying this deal and upgrading the parts, selling the excess bits off.
.... Having said all that I don't have the new bottom bracket tools only retro-stuff... Also not sure about the headset / fork size? Why do they have to keep changing headsets and bottom brackets? :D

every tool you will need is there other than a torque wrench and hacksaw

http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TOJW41PCTK/jobsworth-pro-41pc-swap-shop

.. i have seen this toolset for as low as 25 pounds if you search it out. bb spanner can be bought for 8 pounds separately if you wanna go that route, you need a plastic insert which costs about 2 quid also, usually supplied if you buy the chainset separately or borrow one from the local bike shop(sometimes they give them away for nothing)

headset drops in, and you cut the steerer tube to be a few millimeters below the level of your spacers/stem and compress with the Planet X Carbon Steerer Fork Bung before tightening the stem with the torque wrench.

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