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Absolute bargain in my opinion.

Full carbon and the new R7000 groupset.

A range of sizes and colours available.

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket
Brake calliper: Shimano 105 BR-R7000 Road Brake Caliper /
Brake levers: Shimano 105 ST-R7000 STI Levers / Pair
Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-R7000 Cassette / 11-30 Tooth
Chainset:
Chain: SRAM PC1110 11 Speed Chain / 116 Links
Frameset: Planet X pro Carbon EVO full carbon road bike
Front Mech: Shimano 105 FD-R7000 11 Speed Double Front Mech / Braze On
Grips: Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black
Handlebar: FSA Omega Compact Handlebar / 31.8mm / 40cm
Headset spacers: Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8” / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black
Headset: Selcof Headset / Tapered 1 1/8th” - 1.5 Integrated
Rear Mech: Shimano 105 RD-R7000 11 Speed Rear Mech / Short Cage
Saddle: San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel
Seat Clamp: Alloy Bolt Up Silver Seat clamp / 31.8mm (Suitable For Pro Carbon Evo)
Seat Post: Planet X 6061 Alloy Seat post / 27.2mm / Polished Black / 350mm
Shifters: Shimano 105 ST-R7000 STI Levers / Pair
Stem: Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem / 90 mm / Polished Black / 6 degrees / 31.8 mm Clamp Sm-90mm, Med-100m, Lrg-110mm, Xlg-120mm
Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro Slick II Wired Tyre / 700c / Black / 25mm
Tubes: Vittoria Lite Road Inner Tube / 700c / 25-32mm / Presta 60mm
Wheelset: FSA Team 30 Comp 700c Road Wheelset / Shimano/SRAM 10/11spd
Weight: 8.65 kg (Small)
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900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap carbon. For 99£ more and weighs less get a Canyon AL7..
Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its characteristics / I have ridden planet X carbon & also Ribble - they do not simply ride in any way as a good carbon frame - the difference is unbelievable... If you want to have a bike "just to have carbon" then not a problem - but don't buy a £1K bike just cos it's carbon frame... in my experience an aluminium frame at this price is superior
Chilly1108/01/2019 14:09

900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap …900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap carbon. For 99£ more and weighs less get a Canyon AL7..



Pointless comment. ‘Cheap carbon’ - do you own a Planet X? Have you owned one? Has one snapped one you?

Yes, they get mass mould carbon bikes but the will do A LOT of QA to make sure they are good enough. They sell tonnes of bikes and are probably very similar to the massive brands that mostly also use ‘cheap carbon’.

For £900 this is a decent bike. £400 group set £100 wheels and a £400 frame is probably right. But, then you have the finishing kit probably £50 and build cost probably £100 so a realistic price of £1050.

Old frame is £299 so the new redesigned one probably realistically is £400.

Whichever way you look at it it’s good value, not necessarily the worlds best bike but for £900 it’s a good deal.
I feel the people commenting may know more than me, but I owned a planet x pro carbon 2 years ago and it flexed pretty badly under load to the point it would skip gears - something you would be unlikely to get in an aluminium frame, but something you may only get on 500w+ bursts. I have a giant tcr advanced pro now and even though it's not the best frame out there, the difference between the giant and the planet x is brutally obvious in terms of stiffness and poise...although it does cost 2-3x as much. I'd advise setting aside some time and riding some different bikes to see what suits you (or rather what shortcomings you can tolerate)
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Hot a lot of bike for the money. I think there good potential for some cracking shiny all carbon bikes this year as more demand shifts to the adventure/ gravel bike
nice price for carbon with 105
900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap carbon. For 99£ more and weighs less get a Canyon AL7..
Chilly1108/01/2019 14:09

900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap …900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap carbon. For 99£ more and weighs less get a Canyon AL7..


How do you know that Planet X use cheap carbon? Is this something you actually know, and if so, how do you know?
Chilly1108/01/2019 14:09

900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap …900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap carbon. For 99£ more and weighs less get a Canyon AL7..



Pointless comment. ‘Cheap carbon’ - do you own a Planet X? Have you owned one? Has one snapped one you?

Yes, they get mass mould carbon bikes but the will do A LOT of QA to make sure they are good enough. They sell tonnes of bikes and are probably very similar to the massive brands that mostly also use ‘cheap carbon’.

For £900 this is a decent bike. £400 group set £100 wheels and a £400 frame is probably right. But, then you have the finishing kit probably £50 and build cost probably £100 so a realistic price of £1050.

Old frame is £299 so the new redesigned one probably realistically is £400.

Whichever way you look at it it’s good value, not necessarily the worlds best bike but for £900 it’s a good deal.
Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its characteristics / I have ridden planet X carbon & also Ribble - they do not simply ride in any way as a good carbon frame - the difference is unbelievable... If you want to have a bike "just to have carbon" then not a problem - but don't buy a £1K bike just cos it's carbon frame... in my experience an aluminium frame at this price is superior
I rode an early Planet X carbon bike, the ones that after a while turn into a spongy springy ride.
It’s reasonable value but nothing exceptional. And then you have Planet X aftercare and service to deal with when the inevitable happens
Chilly118th Jan

Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its …Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its characteristics / I have ridden planet X carbon & also Ribble - they do not simply ride in any way as a good carbon frame - the difference is unbelievable... If you want to have a bike "just to have carbon" then not a problem - but don't buy a £1K bike just cos it's carbon frame... in my experience an aluminium frame at this price is superior



Fair enough. I agree with that point.
Chilly118th Jan

Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its …Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its characteristics / I have ridden planet X carbon & also Ribble - they do not simply ride in any way as a good carbon frame - the difference is unbelievable... If you want to have a bike "just to have carbon" then not a problem - but don't buy a £1K bike just cos it's carbon frame... in my experience an aluminium frame at this price is superior


Agreed. At this price point, get aluminium frame / carbon fork, carbon seatpost and 105. Like buying a Dacia vs. Ford (or even VW). All excellent at their own thing, but I’d always recommend the Ford or BW option over the Dacia option. Hope this analogy makes sense.

Not a bad bike, but be aware their service levels are...
Chilly1108/01/2019 15:53

Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its …Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its characteristics / I have ridden planet X carbon & also Ribble - they do not simply ride in any way as a good carbon frame - the difference is unbelievable... If you want to have a bike "just to have carbon" then not a problem - but don't buy a £1K bike just cos it's carbon frame... in my experience an aluminium frame at this price is superior


Really ???
So your basing your sweeping statement/judgement of this deal based of different two sets of frames you rode that are not the new design Pro-Carbon EVO? No two frame geometries ride the same, so that's pointless.
Plus as mr_bargain pointed out above, you have missed out your assessment on the finishing kit and assy.
Planet-X (and Ribble btw) DO produce great frames and in a lot of cases better in terms of ride/handling than the big brands. Cycling Weekly awarded their EC-130E Bike of the year, and they know a thing or two.
Lets not forget most of the big brands get their badge engineered frames from the same Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers that are used by some cheaper brands, so you don't exactly know what you are getting.
This is their new Pro Carbon EVO design btw, so not very many independent reviews out there, but I would be surprised it doesn't get positive reviews from the cycling press.
I am not affiliated with PX, just saying.
Chilly1108/01/2019 15:53

Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its …Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its characteristics / I have ridden planet X carbon & also Ribble - they do not simply ride in any way as a good carbon frame - the difference is unbelievable... If you want to have a bike "just to have carbon" then not a problem - but don't buy a £1K bike just cos it's carbon frame... in my experience an aluminium frame at this price is superior


The Ribble R872 is the same frame as the De Rosa I believe! That's over £4,000 Italian bike for a fraction of the cost! You're talking nonsense.
Edited by: "Dekard97" 8th Jan
meggie_dude08/01/2019 16:55

Really ??? So your basing your sweeping statement/judgement of this deal …Really ??? So your basing your sweeping statement/judgement of this deal based of different two sets of frames you rode that are not the new design Pro-Carbon EVO? No two frame geometries ride the same, so that's pointless.Plus as mr_bargain pointed out above, you have missed out your assessment on the finishing kit and assy.Planet-X (and Ribble btw) DO produce great frames and in a lot of cases better in terms of ride/handling than the big brands. Cycling Weekly awarded their EC-130E Bike of the year, and they know a thing or two.Lets not forget most of the big brands get their badge engineered frames from the same Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers that are used by some cheaper brands, so you don't exactly know what you are getting.This is their new Pro Carbon EVO design btw, so not very many independent reviews out there, but I would be surprised it doesn't get positive reviews from the cycling press.I am not affiliated with PX, just saying.


Yep - exactly why I'm making the statement

the carbon "blend" or "non-blend" in the case of this bike is the reason why its 900£ .it's simply cheap carbon...

It's the 'cooking oil' grade of carbon.

All depends what you want in a bike I guess..
Dekard9708/01/2019 17:28

The Ribble R872 is the same frame as the De Rosa I believe! That's over …The Ribble R872 is the same frame as the De Rosa I believe! That's over £4,000 Italian bike for a fraction of the cost! You're talking nonsense.


Exactly
Amazing price. Voted hot.
meggie_dude4 m ago

Exactly


I very much doubt it - try a test ride on both then post your comments....
Chilly1108/01/2019 17:50

Yep - exactly why I'm making the statement the carbon "blend" or …Yep - exactly why I'm making the statement the carbon "blend" or "non-blend" in the case of this bike is the reason why its 900£ .it's simply cheap carbon... It's the 'cooking oil' grade of carbon.All depends what you want in a bike I guess..


Have you even read what Dekard97 put above ?
It's exactly the point. Expensive bikes from exotic manufacturers are using these supposedly "cheap" carbon frames. You are I'm afraid talking rubbish.
meggie_dude8 m ago

Have you even read what Dekard97 put above ?It's exactly the point. …Have you even read what Dekard97 put above ?It's exactly the point. Expensive bikes from exotic manufacturers are using these supposedly "cheap" carbon frames. You are I'm afraid talking rubbish.


ok then I'm wrong - a £4K de Rosa uses exactly the same blend & manufacturing process with carbon as a £1K Ribble

happy?
The original Pro carbon has been a massive success and at its price point hard to beat. I have ridden high end trek madone frames and there is a definite difference in power transfer but in the lower end of the market sub £1500 corners are cut of course as with many frame manufacturers. It is safer to go for a aluminium frame if on a budget however it depends what you want from the bike. The comfort level on the planet x Pro Carbon is fantastic so there is a trade off between power and stiffness. If you are putting big wattage out then you will want to be spending more but for under £1000 this looks a great offering as the old one was. Wheels are pretty good too, and of course the 105 groupset is a great version also. I'm sure many people aren't riding on smooth as silk roads so the carbon does take the sting out the bumps, when I ride a full aluminium and it can be more fatiguing although the newer higher end aluminium bikes can also offer good comfort dependent on version. A budget one will most probably not.
I'm not saying all carbon bikes are created equally, but there is so much bicycle snobbery these days. People don't even realise that there are budget frames that use the same materials, same moulds, and even the same machines as the top end bikes. People laugh at Chinese frames, not realising that the likes of Bianchi manufacturer in China. It's the same with wheels and group sets too. People will swear blind that the difference between Ultegra and Dura-Ace is massive. You're literally paying twice as much for Dura-Ace over Ultegra, and probably saving around 100 grams in weight. Unless you're competing at the highest level, the difference equates to exactly 0 on the road. You're better off saving your money for a set of lightweight carbon wheels
Dekard9708/01/2019 19:25

I'm not saying all carbon bikes are created equally, but there is so much …I'm not saying all carbon bikes are created equally, but there is so much bicycle snobbery these days. People don't even realise that there are budget frames that use the same materials, same moulds, and even the same machines as the top end bikes. People laugh at Chinese frames, not realising that the likes of Bianchi manufacturer in China. It's the same with wheels and group sets too. People will swear blind that the difference between Ultegra and Dura-Ace is massive. You're literally paying twice as much for Dura-Ace over Ultegra, and probably saving around 100 grams in weight. Unless you're competing at the highest level, the difference equates to exactly 0 on the road. You're better off saving your money for a set of lightweight carbon wheels


As I said - get a Canyon

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Chilly1121 h, 33 m ago

As I said - get a …As I said - get a Canyonhttps://www.bikebiz.com/business/why-isnt-the-bike-industry-scanning-composites-for-flawshttps://www.bikebiz.com/business/why-isnt-the-bike-industry-scanning-composites-for-flaws


I have too many bikes as it is! My bike garage cost more than most people's cars do Canyon are great of course. They're not as good price as they used to be. But still great I agree
Dekard975 h, 21 m ago

The Ribble R872 is the same frame as the De Rosa I believe! That's over …The Ribble R872 is the same frame as the De Rosa I believe! That's over £4,000 Italian bike for a fraction of the cost! You're talking nonsense.


meggie_dude4 h, 59 m ago

Exactly


Might be the same mould. It’s not the same frame. Companies like Specialized and Trek spend millions on R&D to keep their frame moulds “closed”. Many of the Other companies do not and hence they are “open” for others to use. How that carbon is laid, and what type is used for that matter can differ, I would suggest. Not having a pop at PX or Ribble, but don’t compare either to a De Rosa. It’s just silly.
Chilly1108/01/2019 15:53

Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its …Didn't say it was a bad bike - but ppl buy a carbon bike for its characteristics / I have ridden planet X carbon & also Ribble - they do not simply ride in any way as a good carbon frame - the difference is unbelievable... If you want to have a bike "just to have carbon" then not a problem - but don't buy a £1K bike just cos it's carbon frame... in my experience an aluminium frame at this price is superior


True, but even for aluminium you won't necessarily get 105 for this price
I feel the people commenting may know more than me, but I owned a planet x pro carbon 2 years ago and it flexed pretty badly under load to the point it would skip gears - something you would be unlikely to get in an aluminium frame, but something you may only get on 500w+ bursts. I have a giant tcr advanced pro now and even though it's not the best frame out there, the difference between the giant and the planet x is brutally obvious in terms of stiffness and poise...although it does cost 2-3x as much. I'd advise setting aside some time and riding some different bikes to see what suits you (or rather what shortcomings you can tolerate)
Seems a decent price. I recently purchased another road bike around the same price but preferred aluminium frame at this price point
Edited by: "gonzo02" 8th Jan
Good deal!

I have one of their old RT58 full carbon bikes from 4 years ago. I bought some nice wheels for it and now it’s sub 8kg (for an XL), comfy while still being stiff. Have back to back’d it with my friends giant defy 3 composite and there really was nothing between them.
I would agree with you wrt trying before buying, if you can. Obviously that is difficult for sellers like Planet-x or Ribble, unless you are lucky enough to live near their single showrooms. But them being mail order that's why you get the bikes cheaper.
Wrt the Pro Carbon you had before that's a completely different frame construction, geometry etc. So a different bike entirely. I'm not saying better or worst, because I've not seen reviews of the current model, but it is a different bike. Both are available on the PX site to compare geometry.
Over the years along with other companies like Ribble, Wiggle, Chain Reaction, etc I've bought a ton of stuff from PX and built bikes up from Framesets. So Frankenbikes. Current one based on the RT-80. They really are well constructed for the cash IMHO, not cheap and cheerful as has been implied. I've seen worst constructed bikes from mainstream manufacturers costing twice the price.
Anyway, each to their own.
So funny watching road cyclists get their anoraks in a twist
Chilly118th Jan

900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap …900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap carbon. For 99£ more and weighs less get a Canyon AL7..


Had to go on their site and check you could actually get a Canyon with 105 for under £1000. Cracking deal and it's full 105 group including cranks and brakes too. I thought the old £1000 entry level race bike benchmark had moved up into the £1500 region a few years ago.
I've had loads of Planet X and On One bikes and they've all been great but I'd have to agree the Canyon is a much safer bet at this price point.
Dekard974 h, 51 m ago

I'm not saying all carbon bikes are created equally, but there is so much …I'm not saying all carbon bikes are created equally, but there is so much bicycle snobbery these days. People don't even realise that there are budget frames that use the same materials, same moulds, and even the same machines as the top end bikes. People laugh at Chinese frames, not realising that the likes of Bianchi manufacturer in China. It's the same with wheels and group sets too. People will swear blind that the difference between Ultegra and Dura-Ace is massive. You're literally paying twice as much for Dura-Ace over Ultegra, and probably saving around 100 grams in weight. Unless you're competing at the highest level, the difference equates to exactly 0 on the road. You're better off saving your money for a set of lightweight carbon wheels



I've seen Chinese carbon and it's inferior in weight & strength to European carbon made in China. It's not bad necessarily, but it is worse.

I have not seen people swearing Ultegra & Dura-Ace are massively different. The fact is Ultegra, Dura-Ace & 105 are much the same, what is the case is that Shimano update in a 4 year cycle, so currently 105 & Dura-Ace have the same tech/designs, they just use slightly heavier materials. It's not 100 grams difference, the differences are 204g from 105 to Ultegra, and 313g from Ultegra to Dura-Ace.

The differences between Shimano components in the same generation is self-evidently small & not really comparable to a no-name Chinese carbon frame compared to a higher-quality one.

Also it's simply 100% false that budget frames are ever the same as top-end ones. This is using Toray T700 carbon, which is 'bog standard', top-end frames will be using a more exotic blend.
Edited by: "dudedude" 9th Jan
danfisherdan08/01/2019 23:23

So funny watching road cyclists get their anoraks in a twist


I know - they are a wierd bunch - MTB is where it's at
Good value for the money.
Chilly118th Jan

900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap …900£ bike with 400£ groupset / £100 wheels.. sorry but that frame is cheap carbon. For 99£ more and weighs less get a Canyon AL7..


seems the frame made by cheap carbon
herrbz08/01/2019 22:50

True, but even for aluminium you won't necessarily get 105 for this price


Found one in carbon!
This is a bargain with lifetime carbon frame warranty and none of the legendary PX aftercare hassle. Whilst it only has 20speed tiagra, this is arguably good enough. The frame rides beautifully.
rutlandcycling.com/bik…991
Edited by: "jazid" 9th Jan
Chilly1111 h, 3 m ago

I know - they are a wierd bunch - MTB is where it's at


If they could decide on what wheel size is best or if they want an electric motor or not
jazid09/01/2019 08:47

Found one in carbon! This is a bargain with lifetime carbon frame warranty …Found one in carbon! This is a bargain with lifetime carbon frame warranty and none of the legendary PX aftercare hassle. Whilst it only has 20speed tiagra, this is arguably good enough. The frame rides beautifully. https://www.rutlandcycling.com/bikes/road-bikes/giant-tcr-advanced-3-2018-carbon-road-bike-black_381991


Guy in the running club is selling a brand new Giant TCR 2 advanced (I believe full carbon) unsure whether full 105 groupset also unsure about the year (it is white and blue). I know nothing about bikes and want to buy one for shirt TRI and general riding.... Would that be good or an overkill? Price £750
I currently own an On One bike, which is PX's sister company and if you set aside the flaws of the bike their customer service is shocking. My bike was weeks late, after being told on the day of ordering there was a 6 day lead time. I was given excuse after excuse as to why and none of the excuses correlated to one another. When it eventually did arrive there were additional parts I'd paid for missing or not fitted and the frame was damaged. They eventually sent the missing parts but they refused to accept the bike returned until I had a report from a LBS stating the damage was sufficient to compromise the integrity of the frame and only then they'd accept the bike to be inspected, not returned - it was scored where they'd zig-zaged the front deraileur braze-on clamp down the frame.

I know there'es been a lot of discussion about cheap carbon etc. of which I don't know if it is or not, what I would say though is I came from owning a Canyon, which replaced a Boardman and paid more for the On One than both and it rides terribly in comparison.
Would I buy another? Absolutely not, even if the customer service experience was great as in my opinion it isn't worth the money, even if they are cheap.
spitfire5119 m ago

Guy in the running club is selling a brand new Giant TCR 2 advanced (I …Guy in the running club is selling a brand new Giant TCR 2 advanced (I believe full carbon) unsure whether full 105 groupset also unsure about the year (it is white and blue). I know nothing about bikes and want to buy one for shirt TRI and general riding.... Would that be good or an overkill? Price £750


Yes it's a good bike but really depends on how old it is. Check the giant website for sizing as I'm 5'9 and ride a medium (which is actually a size 50cm frame.) it is a very capable bike which is perfect for short beginner tris that you will also be able to ride causally too. You won't get the warranty if you buy 2nd hand. Seems odd that he is selling a brand new bike though?
Edited by: "jazid" 9th Jan
Upgraded from a Specialized Allez to this a few years back. Love it, fantastic bike, amazing quality for the price.

Can you get better bikes? Yes. But this is very lightweight and feels great to ride. If your a fair weather cyclist you will enjoy this.
Edited by: "phatboytall23" 9th Jan
I've had a PlanetX pro carbon for 3 years this year, and its been a great bike. Not had any issues with the build quality, really light, comfortable ride. Would get another one most definitely.
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