Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano 105 Road Bike £799 @ Planet X
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Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano 105 Road Bike £799 @ Planet X

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Found 15th Oct 2014
£400 cheaper than the Ultegra version, 105 is not to be sniffed at.

Full carbon, do-it-all road frame, coupled with Shimanos ever brilliant 105 groupset, its the ideal introduction to road cycling, or the perfect upgrade for those requiring an up-to-the-minute carbon steed to float up the climbs and lead out the sprints. Constructed from Toray T700, providing a balance of strength and weight characteristic to its material choice. Stiffness is noticeable throughout, optimising power transfer and responsiveness whether in, or out, of the saddle.
The 105 groupset benefits from Shimanos attention to detail ion both performance and construction. Sitting beneath Ultegra and the flagship Dura Ace ranges, 105 takes advantage of trickle down technology, meaning it contains technology that is present in the pro-line components. 105 is a feedback driven ride, with super-smooth shifts and comfortable feel.
Theres an Italian theme to the wheels and finishing kit, with FSA Team 30s giving you a quick, strong wheelset thats ideal for the commute or club run. The same goes for the San Marco Ponza saddle with its sleek design and well judged amount of cushioning that will leave you in comfort on the longest rides.

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Original Poster

Also available for same price SRAM Rival version:

planetx.co.uk/i/q…ike

Original Poster

http://www.planetx.co.uk/imgs/products/px/950_constW/FBPXSLP105_P1.jpg

Any recommendations on SRAM vs 105 ?

Original Poster

jonny11857

Any recommendations on SRAM vs 105 ?



Personally I'm a Shimano person, but I don't think there's too much in it. I think the SRAM may be a little lighter.

jonny11857

Any recommendations on SRAM vs 105 ?



Personal preference really, both as good regarding quality, reliability etc. SRAM is a bit more 'positive', Shimano is a bit smoother. Take your pick!

Would have been tempted at this price, had I not just took the plunge and bought Giant TCR Composite 2 recently.

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trickyb1967

Would have been tempted at this price, had I not just took the plunge and … Would have been tempted at this price, had I not just took the plunge and bought Giant TCR Composite 2 recently.



This one?

rutlandcycling.com/280…HAQ

How you liking it?

Great deal and more impressively you have somehow managed to avoid some t*** commenting on the lack of pedals, how you can get a car for that etc etc etc

Gemo

Great deal and more impressively you have somehow managed to avoid some … Great deal and more impressively you have somehow managed to avoid some t*** commenting on the lack of pedals, how you can get a car for that etc etc etc



Don't need pedals; just go downhill everywhere.

Very tempted by this but how far below the Ultegra is this? Already have a Triban 3 and want to move up to full carbon but want a one time purchase... For now;)

£800 for a bicycle?

For that sort of money, I'd expect it to be electric powered!

eg. atob.org.uk/ele…ew/
Edited by: "Picard123" 15th Oct 2014

-BA-

Very tempted by this but how far below the Ultegra is this? Already have … Very tempted by this but how far below the Ultegra is this? Already have a Triban 3 and want to move up to full carbon but want a one time purchase... For now;)



It goes Tiagra > 105 > Ultegra

If you're considering the Ultegra version of this look at the Giant Composite 0 at Rutland Cycling for £1099.99:

rutlandcycling.com/276…spx
Edited by: "CardboardCutout" 15th Oct 2014

105 is superb groupset.

Original Poster

-BA-

Very tempted by this but how far below the Ultegra is this? Already have … Very tempted by this but how far below the Ultegra is this? Already have a Triban 3 and want to move up to full carbon but want a one time purchase... For now;)



Here's the Hierarchy in order:

Dura Ace
Ultegra
105
Tiagra
Sora
Claris

perfect bike really. hot !

Original Poster

This looks good for people spending a little more and wanting Ultegra

rutlandcycling.com/276…spx

Presuming its last years 105? Not that i'm saying there is anything wrong with that, it just fails to mention....

Not a massive fan of the whole planet-x build (and finish) quality either, but theres no arguing its cheap!

They are better than the Rose bikes i've seen come in our shop though - although this isn't saying much!

cheap carbon frame but good gear....The giant is a far better frame.

lol £799 "an ideal introduction to road cycling"
It is a great piece of kit, but I wouldn't consider that as a first bike for my kid....

Does anybody know the weight of this?

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hellomynameistj

Does anybody know the weight of this?



The Ultegra spec one weighs 7.90kg (they don't say what size so assume SMALL).

Nice bike... Think I might go for it and sell my Argos special (which is still in it's box).

I can hardly tell the difference when using 105 as opposed to Ultegra.

Great deal, usually a grand and great value at that price.

I had one of these as a hire bike for a week in Majorca earlier this year and really enjoyed it. It climbed and descend very nicely, and was comfortable enough for all day.

Ultegra over 105 is vanity over sanity. Once you have started riding you'd never know the difference, unless you are thinking purely about it, rather than all the other more purposeful or enjoyable things you can engage your mind with whilst riding.

I recently bought the Ultegra version of this bike. Very nice bit of kit but waiting to see if the saddle becomes a bit comfier once worn in!

If I had to buy again I'd pick this, a Canyon if the budget was higher. Finance options are good but Planet X's customer service wasn't great.

Had the wrong bike delivered first. Rang them and requested the right one was delivered to my home address and was told this would be done on the following Thurs. Wait in all day, no delivery. Rang again and they said "We'll ship it when the wrong bike comes back.." They'd had it the previous day. A bit of cohersing resulted in the correct bike the next day. Not great but heyho.

alexdodd

Presuming its last years 105? Not that i'm saying there is anything … Presuming its last years 105? Not that i'm saying there is anything wrong with that, it just fails to mention....Not a massive fan of the whole planet-x build (and finish) quality either, but theres no arguing its cheap!They are better than the Rose bikes i've seen come in our shop though - although this isn't saying much!



Nice deal

Without starting a bun fight, I would be genuinely ineterested in knowing what you think is wrong with Rose bikes. I bought one last year and it seems great to me. Great fit and really responsive. They all seem to get great reviews in all the mags. However these reviews do not go into the maintenance or repair issues, so keen to see what I might be in store for.

Picard123

£800 for a bicycle? For that sort of money, I'd expect it to be electric … £800 for a bicycle? For that sort of money, I'd expect it to be electric powered!eg. http://www.atob.org.uk/electric-bikes/cytronex-trek-electric-bike-review/



No need to even spend that on a leccy one. I got one from this deal

hotukdeals.com/dea…286

Love it when going up a hill I zip past the lycra clad cyclists, even the really steep stuff where I've seen cyclists dismount I manage to keep on going albeit with a bit of effort. Granted, on a straight they leave me for dust due to my smaller wheels and low gearing, but when I get to work now (when it aint raining) I'm not knackered. Added on a thumb throttle too so if feeling lazy and the hill isn't too steep the bike can carry me along.

you can pass cyclists in a car, its just as unrewarding and unimpressive.

I've got Ultegra and it isn't functionally any better than 105. Sram and Shimano work and feel differently and some people like both, some prefer one over other. Sram lighter but has a rep for being a bit more fragile.

jaydeeuk1

No need to even spend that on a leccy one. I got one from this … No need to even spend that on a leccy one. I got one from this dealhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/e-co-electric-bike-249-99-sports-direct-delivered-1846286Love it when going up a hill I zip past the lycra clad cyclists, even the really steep stuff where I've seen cyclists dismount I manage to keep on going albeit with a bit of effort. Granted, on a straight they leave me for dust due to my smaller wheels and low gearing, but when I get to work now (when it aint raining) I'm not knackered. Added on a thumb throttle too so if feeling lazy and the hill isn't too steep the bike can carry me along.



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crashtestmonkey

you can pass cyclists in a car, its just as unrewarding and … you can pass cyclists in a car, its just as unrewarding and unimpressive.I've got Ultegra and it isn't functionally any better than 105. Sram and Shimano work and feel differently and some people like both, some prefer one over other. Sram lighter but has a rep for being a bit more fragile.



Nope I try to hit em

from pics looks like 105 5700 10 speed, nice groupset but shame its not the latest 5800 11spd.

Please not the FSA 30 wheels are light, fast and smooth..... but they have a stupid anti roll rim, which means it a pain in the **** to change tyres, as it it took me over an 45 mins to change one tyre...... which was fine as i was in my kitchen but this would be a pain outside in the middle of winter, these tyres where folding tyres so cn' imagine what it would take to put gatorskins on!

Swapped my wheels to my old wheels and change tyres in less than a minute.

Just a warning!

Shame you can't buy this on Cycle2Work scheme. Well you can but you must choose the customize version which is £200 more but identical and then you have to pay yourself a £100 of it and the remaining £900 on the scheme. oO

Great spec for £800, even if it is the older 10-speed groupo.

Personally will get through the winter on my current ride - New endurance bike next summer, when I expect to be buying something with disc brakes - convinced it is now the way to go on road bikes. Planet-x, however, will have to use up their non-disc pro carbon and RT58 frames before they start (hopefully) bringing in disc-equipped ones.

Nice spec... but don't discount decent Alu frames vs cheap carbon, having said that you won't find many bikes with 105 for £800. Its an excellent group set.

miles16v

Great deal, usually a grand and great value at that price.I had one of … Great deal, usually a grand and great value at that price.I had one of these as a hire bike for a week in Majorca earlier this year and really enjoyed it. It climbed and descend very nicely, and was comfortable enough for all day.Ultegra over 105 is vanity over sanity. Once you have started riding you'd never know the difference, unless you are thinking purely about it, rather than all the other more purposeful or enjoyable things you can engage your mind with whilst riding.



Not really, when there isn't a huge price difference between the two, Ultegra to Dura Ace is certainly vanity over sanity. This bike has the 10 speed 105, if you've used the 11 speed Ultegra, you'd retract your comment :D. I have both on my two road bikes, night and day difference. Must admit, I've not tried the new 105 11 speed. But as I said, there's only about a £150 difference at the moment, unlike £500 between DA and Ultegra.

jaydeeuk1

No need to even spend that on a leccy one. I got one from this … No need to even spend that on a leccy one. I got one from this dealhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/e-co-electric-bike-249-99-sports-direct-delivered-1846286Love it when going up a hill I zip past the lycra clad cyclists, even the really steep stuff where I've seen cyclists dismount I manage to keep on going albeit with a bit of effort. Granted, on a straight they leave me for dust due to my smaller wheels and low gearing, but when I get to work now (when it aint raining) I'm not knackered. Added on a thumb throttle too so if feeling lazy and the hill isn't too steep the bike can carry me along.



Electric bike, great for your fitness oO. Electric bikes, just why??? Either buy a bike to ride and keep fit or buy a bloody scooter.

Tempting

kennethsross

Great spec for £800, even if it is the older 10-speed groupo.Personally … Great spec for £800, even if it is the older 10-speed groupo.Personally will get through the winter on my current ride - New endurance bike next summer, when I expect to be buying something with disc brakes - convinced it is now the way to go on road bikes. Planet-x, however, will have to use up their non-disc pro carbon and RT58 frames before they start (hopefully) bringing in disc-equipped ones.



Have you had a chance to see the new giant defy advanced range? Not to sure about the colours but they all have disc brakes Giant defy range

alarmclock

cheap carbon frame but good gear....The giant is a far better frame.


Any actual facts regarding frame quality??

Bazza71

Electric bike, great for your fitness oO. Electric bikes, just why??? … Electric bike, great for your fitness oO. Electric bikes, just why??? Either buy a bike to ride and keep fit or buy a bloody scooter.



Usually I'd agree, however my dad lives in the peak district and is somewhat overweight. He has to get to the village hall fairly regularly but because it's a fairly short (about 15-20 minute leisurely walk) but steep walk up a hill to get there he's considered getting an e-bike for it recently. A normal bike would be out of the question because he's not fit at all. Seems fair to me! I've gone up said hill on my Triban 3 and it's a fair bit of effort even for me - I did 600 miles cycling in July!

Edited by: "Boopop" 15th Oct 2014
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