Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Tiagra 4700 Road Bike £600 @ Planet X (self build)
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Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Tiagra 4700 Road Bike £600 @ Planet X (self build)

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Found 21st Dec 2016Made hot 26th Dec 2016
Build it yourself and save big!

Next Shipping Date:To enable us to sell these bikes at these incredible prices they are processed in bulk orders, this means they only ship out on specific dates. The next shipping date for this bike is 6th jan 2017

Please note that spec may be different to that displayed in the photograph, please see spec table for exact details.

Additional parts required to complete the bike build.

Rim tape x 2
Inner brake cables (front and rear)
Outer brake cables (none hydraulic bikes only)
Outer gear cables
Gear ferrules

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This is a great price and bike assembly is not that hard. Only drawback is the Tiagra set. Last one I used (ST 4500) was a poor relation to 105, but I think they have gotten a lot better since.

For anyone who isn't aware, Planet X have 20% off most of their stock today only with the code PLANETXMAS16. The build yourself bikes are excluded, but the pre-built bikes are included.

So the pre-built Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Tiagra 4700 is only £40 more than the build yourself version and obviously you don't have to buy the rim tape etc.

And there's the option to buy a higher spec bike for a bit more. For example the Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Ultegra 6800 Mix Road Bike is only £720 plus delivery.

Anyone got one of those gtech bikes? Free battery for Christmas and no gears or chain sounds like heaven for commuting.

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slannmage

Anyone got one of those gtech bikes? Free battery for Christmas and no … Anyone got one of those gtech bikes? Free battery for Christmas and no gears or chain sounds like heaven for commuting.



I'm so tempted by one of those with my new commute being a 20 mile round trip.

1982john

I'm so tempted by one of those with my new commute being a 20 mile round … I'm so tempted by one of those with my new commute being a 20 mile round trip.



Same because between myself and work I have one massive steep hill that kills me every morning. Also i learnt that indexed gears are probably great for people in pro racing with crews to setup their bike. However they suck for commuting as you end up having to set them up all the time. So I got an old bike and learnt friction gears are so much better, when they go out of alignment, you just have to move the shifter slightly to stop the chain from rubbing, which indexed gears cannot do.

However get rid of the gears, get rid of the chain and then the only worry is the spokes, which I'll then look into if you can get carbon fibre wheels or something so you don't have to adjust the spokes all the time.

slannmage

Same because between myself and work I have one massive steep hill that … Same because between myself and work I have one massive steep hill that kills me every morning. Also i learnt that indexed gears are probably great for people in pro racing with crews to setup their bike. However they suck for commuting as you end up having to set them up all the time. So I got an old bike and learnt friction gears are so much better, when they go out of alignment, you just have to move the shifter slightly to stop the chain from rubbing, which indexed gears cannot do.However get rid of the gears, get rid of the chain and then the only worry is the spokes, which I'll then look into if you can get carbon fibre wheels or something so you don't have to adjust the spokes all the time.



Indexing gears is a really easy skill to learn and the gears are far far better.

slannmage

Same because between myself and work I have one massive steep hill that … Same because between myself and work I have one massive steep hill that kills me every morning. Also i learnt that indexed gears are probably great for people in pro racing with crews to setup their bike. However they suck for commuting as you end up having to set them up all the time. So I got an old bike and learnt friction gears are so much better, when they go out of alignment, you just have to move the shifter slightly to stop the chain from rubbing, which indexed gears cannot do.However get rid of the gears, get rid of the chain and then the only worry is the spokes, which I'll then look into if you can get carbon fibre wheels or something so you don't have to adjust the spokes all the time.



​Indexing really isn't difficult once you've got the knack and watched a YouTube video to help. They also shouldn't go out of alignment very often. I've ridden over 4000 miles without adjustment for example.

johnnystorm

​Indexing really isn't difficult once you've got the knack and watched a Y … ​Indexing really isn't difficult once you've got the knack and watched a YouTube video to help. They also shouldn't go out of alignment very often. I've ridden over 4000 miles without adjustment for example.



Well my Shimano 105's always went off like every week, I even went to a cycle shop to get them to do it and it was instantly crap. I've constantly had issues with them and I just hate them, I think Friction gears are superior... I'm in no rush to shift.

Indexed gears and Spokes... just hate them, no idea why we're using Spokes in 2016 any ways.

Is this serious? My car cost less than this. Faster and doesn't cause traffic jams!

DudleyGuy

Is this serious? My car cost less than this. Faster and doesn't cause … Is this serious? My car cost less than this. Faster and doesn't cause traffic jams!



Bit this won't rust.

Wishing you and your Escort a Happy Xmas.:)

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Bit this won't rust. Wishing you and your Escort a Happy Xmas.:)


It's a xr3i classic sports car, for this price, I know what I prefer.

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DudleyGuy

It's a xr3i classic sports car, for this price, I know what I prefer.



And as we all know cars - especially classic ones - have no running costs. I applaud your logic sir

slannmage

Same because between myself and work I have one massive steep hill that … Same because between myself and work I have one massive steep hill that kills me every morning. Also i learnt that indexed gears are probably great for people in pro racing with crews to setup their bike. However they suck for commuting as you end up having to set them up all the time. So I got an old bike and learnt friction gears are so much better, when they go out of alignment, you just have to move the shifter slightly to stop the chain from rubbing, which indexed gears cannot do.However get rid of the gears, get rid of the chain and then the only worry is the spokes, which I'll then look into if you can get carbon fibre wheels or something so you don't have to adjust the spokes all the time.



Or. You could spend 5 mins on YouTube learning how to index gears. Spokes shouldn't come loose

great deal, heard nice things about the latest tiagra

In no way should your gears need work every week. Shimano 105 is an excellent gear set that set up properly will give you no grief. We still use spokes as there hasn't been anything better developed yet. Nothing else allows such fine tuning of wheel trueness. If your spokes keep coming loose then they've been built badly. They either need tensioning properly or need a dab of threadlock.

DudleyGuy

Is this serious? My car cost less than this. Faster and doesn't cause … Is this serious? My car cost less than this. Faster and doesn't cause traffic jams!



​Bikes cause traffic jams, ah that old chestnut. Remind me which vehicles are always stuck in a line, cars or bikes? How about motorways, no bikes on them and they still get jammed up.

DudleyGuy

Is this serious? My car cost less than this. Faster and doesn't cause … Is this serious? My car cost less than this. Faster and doesn't cause traffic jams!


Cars ARE traffic jams. Clearly you have something wrong with your logic circuits.

jamiecarter397

Or. You could spend 5 mins on YouTube learning how to index gears. … Or. You could spend 5 mins on YouTube learning how to index gears. Spokes shouldn't come loose


Spokes only come loose due to the shocking state of the roads,even in a car fearfull of the damage to suspension and steering the roads cause.

I don't think this deal is that great. if any part is defective you may get blamed for a blunder in building it. anmd they may refuse return... have others tried before?

I bought a ready built similar bike (ribble carbon pro evo bike with latest full tiagra set ready built) for £570 in the summer. I returned the first due to some unacceptable scruffs.
obviously that deal is not available at that price at present. But if your willing to wait i'm sure some will turn up that are even better than these two in terms of brands.

Ribble and Planet X bikes are both quality makes, I've got the planet x RT58 frame for my general road training bike and have no complaints. Also the customer service at Planet X is fine, they're pretty flexible and friendly.

Now with extra 10% using pxnewyear17

asp31

Now with extra 10% using pxnewyear17



The terms and conditions for that code include:

* excludes Special Build your own bikes, Finance, Bike to work and Vouchers

And indeed if you try to use the code you get the message:

No further discount on this item

The code does work on pre-built bikes though, so the Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Ultegra 6800 Mix Road Bike mentioned above is now £810 plus delivery. While it's £90 more than before and you don't get full Ultegra, I would still say this is the best deal out there right now for a decent spec carbon fibre road bike.
Edited by: "ClashInDevon" 30th Dec 2016

My daughters Cerise in small was delivered yesterday, colour is beautiful, LBS are building it including rim tape, cable sleeves and ensuring wheels are properly true for £50. I could have done it but I'd rather let the man who does it daily sort it properly. Missed the other offers but £650 built by a trusted LBS is a great HUKD in my view.
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