Planet X bike reduced by 35% Planet X EC-130E Rivet Rider Shimano Ultegra 6800 Aero Road Bike £1299.99
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Planet X bike reduced by 35% Planet X EC-130E Rivet Rider Shimano Ultegra 6800 Aero Road Bike £1299.99

£1,299.99Planet X Deals
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Found 9th Jun 2016
Been sent an email of a reduction in the price of Planet X newest aero bike.

I know it's not a £99 banger from Tesco but if your into bikes this is a cracking deal with full shimano ultegra 6800

46 Comments

Thanks, that's the triplets birthday presents sorted.

Just pleased we didn't have quads!

Really tempted by this for my C2W bike

know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a bike when one for £300's would do

It's not a Raleigh Grifter, which is probably a good thing.

pnaylor39

know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a … know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a bike when one for £300's would do



Your statement is a bit like "most people can't justify spending £50,000 on a Mercedes when a £7,000 Suzuki will do." Both will get you to your destination but there are many reasons why more people would want the Mercedes over the Suzuki and there are many reasons why this Planet X bike would be bought rather than a Tesco bike.

pnaylor39

know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a … know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a bike when one for £300's would do



Perhaps, but most of the road cyclists I know would spend such an amount on a bike, myself included. This isnt extravagance, not unless it's my first bike and I don't even know how to change gear. We would spend this for a reason. As we improve in our sport, we want to go faster, have more ride comfort, reliable smooth changing gears, good brakes...and so on. While to someone who doesn't or rarely cycles this seems a huge amount to spend, to a regular keen cyclists it doesn't. It also keeps us fit, it makes us happier, makes us live longer and so justifies the investment easily.

Cracking deal, I have a planet X bike myself and love it. I would rather the SRAM Force but that just personal preference.

Original Poster

Adam__H

Cracking deal, I have a planet X bike myself and love it. I would rather … Cracking deal, I have a planet X bike myself and love it. I would rather the SRAM Force but that just personal preference.



I agree with that I've got a N2A with Force, but at this price full shimano kit is a steal. The force equipped bike is £200 more for some strange reason.

Original Poster

-BA-

Really tempted by this for my C2W bike



Is you c2w not limited to £1000?

scotthoneyman

I agree with that I've got a N2A with Force, but at this price full … I agree with that I've got a N2A with Force, but at this price full shimano kit is a steal. The force equipped bike is £200 more for some strange reason.



The Force version has recently been this price as well, so it may be on offer at this price again soon.

scotthoneyman

Is you c2w not limited to £1000?



From the Planet X page on Cycle to work schemes:

Can I order a bike with a higher value than the voucher and pay the remaining balance myself?

Planet X have no issue with overspend but we do advise you check that your company allows this since not all companies or C2W providers do.

I bought the SRAM Force equipped bike a few months ago and I can honestly say it's worth every penny if you're into cycling. I have the Ultegra groupset on another bike and it's silky smooth. if it comes with a 52/36 Chainset you'll probably need an 11/28 cassette to assist in the climbs. Also comes with a half decent set of 35mm aero wheels which handle well when it's windy. You'll be hard pushed to find a bike of this quality and performance for under £2k.

pnaylor39

know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a … know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a bike when one for £300's would do


Always one...

Atleast you didn't say, could have bought a car for that...oO

Edited by: "shareef" 11th Jun 2016

Land_Raver

I bought the SRAM Force equipped bike a few months ago and I can honestly … I bought the SRAM Force equipped bike a few months ago and I can honestly say it's worth every penny if you're into cycling. I have the Ultegra groupset on another bike and it's silky smooth. if it comes with a 52/36 Chainset you'll probably need an 11/28 cassette to assist in the climbs. Also comes with a half decent set of 35mm aero wheels which handle well when it's windy. You'll be hard pushed to find a bike of this quality and performance for under £2k.



Steady on there mate... You could get a superior bike at much less than 2k.

Personally I'd pick up one of these:

https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/giant-defy-advanced-1-road-bike-2016-p290481

Use code FATHERS for 15% off making it £1359, then 7% Quidco for £75 cash back. Total price, £1280.

In my opinion, a better bike with higher pedigree and higher resale. If it's aero you were looking for there's an Ultegra Propel for the same cash.

Thats a good bike for the money. Buy equally a lot of money for a bike;)
If I could spend that much on a bike it would probably be a mountain bike;)

How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? voting cold as you dont need to spend more than £300 on a bike. Only people brought up using a silver spoon would buy this..

SPLE22

How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? … How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? voting cold as you dont need to spend more than £300 on a bike. Only people brought up using a silver spoon would buy this..



Either you are trolling or you have no idea what you are talking about. If, however, you do know where one can buy a good quality racing bike for £300, please share.

Looks good, voted hot, personally looking for something with aero bars.
Edited by: "jazzist" 11th Jun 2016

Saved 1280 quid by buying one at car boot

Good luck if anything goes wrong. (_;)

SPLE22

How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? … How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? voting cold as you dont need to spend more than £300 on a bike. Only people brought up using a silver spoon would buy this..



I find it hard to believe that there are no areas of your life where you spend more than you NEED to in order to get a better product, everybody likes a bit of luxury one way or another. Maybe it's your home/car/food/drink/clothing/technology/jewellery/holidays/entertainment?

If you're just a troll I'll consider myself trolled!

Edited by: "70s_kid" 11th Jun 2016

The_Hoff

Use code FATHERS for 15% off making it £1359, then 7% Quidco for £75 cash … Use code FATHERS for 15% off making it £1359, then 7% Quidco for £75 cash back. Total price, £1280.



No you won't as the quidco page states cashback is not available from westbrook if you use a voucher code.

fat-pudding

No you won't as the quidco page states cashback is not available from … No you won't as the quidco page states cashback is not available from westbrook if you use a voucher code.



All retailers state that. I got £80 from Westbrook for a Foil frameset I bought a while back.

I can also tell you my friend bought this exact bike yesterday after I shared it with him and guess what, his is tracking and I'd expect it to go through too.

Quidco is never guaranteed, but even omitting that, I'd still choose the Giant all day long over a P-X. I used to own an SRAM Red SL Pro, they're good but all things being equal I'd look elsewhere.

P-X have a MEGA SALE every other week with inflated RRP quoted to give the impressions of huge savings. The fact is, this is what the bike is worth 51 weeks of the year.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 11th Jun 2016

SPLE22

How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? … How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? voting cold as you dont need to spend more than £300 on a bike. Only people brought up using a silver spoon would buy this..



Troll score 3 out of 10, must try harder.

Sorry for being boring!!!! However if you can get this through a "cycle to work" scheme you may be able to save income tax. gov.uk/gov…pdf

pnaylor39

know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a … know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a bike when one for £300's would do


Out of interest do you own a car or house? If so how much was each of those?

mattyr

Either you are trolling or you have no idea what you are talking about. … Either you are trolling or you have no idea what you are talking about. If, however, you do know where one can buy a good quality racing bike for £300, please share.



Decathlon Triban 3....

Edited by: "SPLE22" 11th Jun 2016

pnaylor39

know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a … know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a bike when one for £300's would do



The same could be said about almost any product. Do you use a Nokia 3310?

mattyr

Your statement is a bit like "most people can't justify spending £50,000 … Your statement is a bit like "most people can't justify spending £50,000 on a Mercedes when a £7,000 Suzuki will do." Both will get you to your destination but there are many reasons why more people would want the Mercedes over the Suzuki



It's another example how marketing is working, together with urban myths. Suzuki will do indeed, and will be much more reliable with less rust. The most reliable Mercedes is actually built by Nissan and Renault (GLA, Smart, Citan) or at least have Renault engine (1.5 liter diesel). It was Mercedes implementing such big "inventions" as air sensor integrated with ECU (sky-rocketing cost of sensor replacement), eco-friendly wire insulation developing short circuits after 5-7 years of use and E-class with no anti-rust layer at all, like cars from sixties of last century.
Returning back to cycles - I'm currently looking for my new bike. Definitely want decent bike but also definitively won't spend a grand on it. Not to mention anything above. And bike, if you take a look, is slightly different to a car.
Decent set of parts cost less than £500. Plus - let's say - £100 for set of proper tools. You can put it all together in few hours. If you can't, spend another £20 for a crate of beer, I can bet you can find cycling enthusiast willing to help you.
You will get new skills, possible new friends and few hundreds quid saved. Triple profit!

Yep decathlon do some decent bikes and the triban is a good start if just starting out before you get the bug and invest in a better specced bike such as the PX or the Giant discusssd in this thread.

I still have my first decathlon and it is great but not a patch on my cube with di2. Not knocking your view at all - I have little interest in cars which is why I am happy with my hyundai i20 when many folk would prefer a much higer specced (and more expensive) model or make.

I like my cycling and triathlon so am happy to spend more then £300 on a bike.

SPLE22

Decathlon Triban 3....



Edited by: "jig2480" 11th Jun 2016

Depends on what frame etc you want. Have fun trying to get new Ultgra (£400) then the frame, bars, fork, seatpost, saddle, wheels, tyres etc for £100

pnaylor39

know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a … know it may be a deal, but most people can't justify spending £1299 on a bike when one for £300's would do


What a stupid comment. Is this a good deal or is it not? You would be better finding the deals for £300 bikes and commenting on them, your comment has nothing to do with the deal. If it's not for you then move on. This is a cracking deal.

SPLE22

How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? … How stupid... why would the general public NEED a bike on this level? voting cold as you dont need to spend more than £300 on a bike. Only people brought up using a silver spoon would buy this..


What a nobhead, enough said.

pukenukem

Perhaps, but most of the road cyclists I know would spend such an amount … Perhaps, but most of the road cyclists I know would spend such an amount on a bike, myself included. This isnt extravagance, not unless it's my first bike and I don't even know how to change gear. We would spend this for a reason. As we improve in our sport, we want to go faster, have more ride comfort, reliable smooth changing gears, good brakes...and so on. While to someone who doesn't or rarely cycles this seems a huge amount to spend, to a regular keen cyclists it doesn't. It also keeps us fit, it makes us happier, makes us live longer and so justifies the investment easily.



I wouldn't buy this bike but good point

The_Hoff

Steady on there mate... You could get a superior bike at much less than … Steady on there mate... You could get a superior bike at much less than 2k.Personally I'd pick up one of these:https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/giant-defy-advanced-1-road-bike-2016-p290481Use code FATHERS for 15% off making it £1359, then 7% Quidco for £75 cash back. Total price, £1280.In my opinion, a better bike with higher pedigree and higher resale. If it's aero you were looking for there's an Ultegra Propel for the same cash.




I have a 2015 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 and it is a superb bike...very comfortable and a quality build..having visited the Barnsley Planet X outlet I was not that impressed with the finish and quality of their bikes in comparison to Giant.

HaraldBB

It's another example how marketing is working, together with urban myths. … It's another example how marketing is working, together with urban myths. Suzuki will do indeed, and will be much more reliable with less rust. The most reliable Mercedes is actually built by Nissan and Renault (GLA, Smart, Citan) or at least have Renault engine (1.5 liter diesel). It was Mercedes implementing such big "inventions" as air sensor integrated with ECU (sky-rocketing cost of sensor replacement), eco-friendly wire insulation developing short circuits after 5-7 years of use and E-class with no anti-rust layer at all, like cars from sixties of last century.Returning back to cycles - I'm currently looking for my new bike. Definitely want decent bike but also definitively won't spend a grand on it. Not to mention anything above. And bike, if you take a look, is slightly different to a car.Decent set of parts cost less than £500. Plus - let's say - £100 for set of proper tools. You can put it all together in few hours. If you can't, spend another £20 for a crate of beer, I can bet you can find cycling enthusiast willing to help you. You will get new skills, possible new friends and few hundreds quid saved. Triple profit!



Please advise where you can get a decent set of parts for less than £500.

You don't have to spend a grand retail price on a decent bike but the difference between £400, £600 & £800 bikes is noticeable as is the difference between £800 and £1,800.

SPLE22

Decathlon Triban 3....



What a coincidence. My last bike was a Triban 3 (2013 with carbon forks) and it was great. I didn't feel the need to upgrade - it was good enough for me until it was destroyed by a muppet car driver. I spent £1,200 on my replacement bike. Why? Because I found that I was cycling more than I had anticipated when I bought my Triban and was enjoying it and I wanted a lighter bike with better components. My new bike is 6 KG lighter and has 105 components compared to a mixture of Sora and Decathlon for the Triban; the gears are a lot smoother, more responsive and require less maintenance. The breaks stop me faster. Two weeks after the collision which destroyed my Triban, I took my brand new bike onto the road and almost every Strava segment on the route achieved a new PR without any noticeable increase in effort and the ride was more comfortable for me.

Is my new bike worth 4 Triban 3s? Maybe not but it I can only ride one bike at a time and my £1,200 bike is certainly better than my £300 Triban 3 and IMHO, worth the extra money.

If I were starting out on road cycling, I would start with a Triban but I wouldn't avoid upgrading if I wanted to improve my speeds, cycling duration etc.
Edited by: "mattyr" 11th Jun 2016

mattyr

You don't have to spend a grand retail price on a decent bike but the … You don't have to spend a grand retail price on a decent bike but the difference between £400, £600 & £800 bikes is noticeable as is the difference between £800 and £1,800.




Internet, ebay, sale offers, everywhere.
Alloy frame for mountain bike - around £30, second hand, unused
Tyre set with tyres - £80-100
Set of Shimano hydraulic brakes - £45
Shimano Acera set (casette, derailleurs, chain, bracket, shifters etc) - £80
Suspension fork - £100
It makes £350 so far, which leaves £150 for handlebar, saddle and minor parts. Enough.
Problem?

HaraldBB

Internet, ebay, sale offers, everywhere.Alloy frame for mountain bike - … Internet, ebay, sale offers, everywhere.Alloy frame for mountain bike - around £30, second hand, unusedTyre set with tyres - £80-100Set of Shimano hydraulic brakes - £45Shimano Acera set (casette, derailleurs, chain, bracket, shifters etc) - £80Suspension fork - £100It makes £350 so far, which leaves £150 for handlebar, saddle and minor parts. Enough.Problem?



Road bike parts cost considerably more than mountain bike parts. Do your research.

HaraldBB

Internet, ebay, sale offers, everywhere.Alloy frame for mountain bike - … Internet, ebay, sale offers, everywhere.Alloy frame for mountain bike - around £30, second hand, unusedTyre set with tyres - £80-100Set of Shimano hydraulic brakes - £45Shimano Acera set (casette, derailleurs, chain, bracket, shifters etc) - £80Suspension fork - £100It makes £350 so far, which leaves £150 for handlebar, saddle and minor parts. Enough.Problem?



Problem? We're talking about road bikes, not mountain bikes.

And, do you think that your mountain bike would give you the same ride as one twice the price?

And out of interest, where do you get your Acera set for £80?
Edited by: "mattyr" 11th Jun 2016

nemo399

Road bike parts cost considerably more than mountain bike parts. Do your … Road bike parts cost considerably more than mountain bike parts. Do your research.


Do your research MTB parts can be equally expensive as road bike, your either getting trolled or this person really doesn't understand the value of good quality parts ( the fact that they are quoting Acera, tells me its the latter.)
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