Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Ultegra 6800 Mix Road Bike £800 +£15 delivered
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Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Ultegra 6800 Mix Road Bike £800 +£15 delivered

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Found 3rd Jun 2016
looks reasonable for full carbon + ultegra mix !

The legendary Pro Carbon featuring Shimano Ultegra 6800 combines intelligent design, performance and outstanding value for money. With flawless handling, efficient power transfer and low weight, you'll ride faster, in more style for longer.

High performance full carbon frame and forks
High quality Toray T700 full carbon frameset
Groupset: Shimano Ultegra 6800 mix
Wheelset: Shimano WH-RS-01
Weight: circa 8kg (size Large)
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I have this bike, it was £999 and worth every penny. this is a fantastic deal
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chain-set and brake-set although Shimano, they are less then Ultegra, which is where some of the saving comes from otherwise would be more than a grand.
Build spec:

Shimano Ultegra ST-6800 STI Levers / Pair / Grey
Shimano RS500 Chainset / 172.5mm / 50-34T / Grey
Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 Cassette / 11 Speed / 11-28
Shimano HG-600 11 Speed Chain / 116 Link
Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 Double Front Mech / Braze On
Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 Rear Mech / Short Cage / 11 Speed / Grey
Shimano BR561 Brake Calipers
San Marco Ponza Saddle / Carbon Steel / Black
Selcof 56 Aluminium Seatpost / 31.6mm / 350mm / Black
Selcof KA04 Aluminium Stem / 31.8mm / 110mm / Black
Shimano WH-RS01 Wheelset / 700c / Shimano / SRAM 10/11sp

Please note, bike pictures are for reference and may differ from the exact bike spec. This bike is not available with any other Offers
Fantastic price
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Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain bike with a few gears.
Seems like everyone is competing in the tour de France nowadays.
Are there any decent entry level bikes that you could recommend for around 200 pound.
If you aren't doing a lot of road biking then yes this is overkill. Decathlon's BTWin range is great value for money in terms of getting started. You can't do the miles on a mountain bike that you can a road bike.

Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain … Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain bike with a few gears.Seems like everyone is competing in the tour de France nowadays.Are there any decent entry level bikes that you could recommend for around 200 pound.



Have a look on Decathlon for the Btwin Triban

Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain … Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain bike with a few gears.Seems like everyone is competing in the tour de France nowadays.Are there any decent entry level bikes that you could recommend for around 200 pound.



It depends what you want to do. I have both and can assure you that mountain bikes may have loads of gears but they are still rubbish on roads, likewise, road bikes eat the miles with ease but you'd have no bike left after a short offroad session

If you want a cheap bike, the best I've seen of late is the Decathlon one at £150ish but this may not be available now (check this site or Decathlons). Other than that, go for ebay/gumtree as the main problem with Road bikes is that people watch the Tours and then get a road bike, then they realise that road bikes are hard work (if done right and not stopping every two seconds), can be painful (to start with, most saddles are!!) and it takes up lots of time, so they get rid, hence lots of bargains

Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned … Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain bike with a few gears.Seems like everyone is competing in the tour de France nowadays.Are there any decent entry level bikes that you could recommend for around 200 pound.

Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain … Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain bike with a few gears.Seems like everyone is competing in the tour de France nowadays.Are there any decent entry level bikes that you could recommend for around 200 pound.





I was happily (delighted, no problems whatsoever with the bike) riding my Norco Citadel 2003 tank with Schwalbe Marathons, a rack, some cobbled together mudguards. I got a Kaffenback 2 from Planetx and it really gave me a taste for cycling on the road. I have since made that into a bit of a tank as well (16.5kg if you can believe it), but taken it on the road with a more dedicated cycling friend on 100km and 100mile rides around Perthshire. It is just incredible.

The problem is, cycling is a fun way to spend vast sums of money, and you start to pretty quickly want to see what a light bike would feel like on the same hills.

I won't be buying one though. I could probably shave twice the weight of this bike off my a**e, thing that looks like an ar*e slightly above my a*se and my tummy, before even buying a lighter wheelset and tyres...
Edited by: "gaijintendo" 4th Jun 2016
Good price, not my cup of tea but if you are looking for a cheap carbon bike with a good groupset then this is ideal.
Why are people talking about mountain bikes? This is a road bike deal and a good one at that.

Off road, buy a MTB.

On Road, buy a road bike/hybrid.

Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain … Not a smart question but what is wrong with a good old fashioned mountain bike with a few gears.Seems like everyone is competing in the tour de France nowadays.Are there any decent entry level bikes that you could recommend for around 200 pound.



Nothing wrong with it, in fact, it's better as you don't have to carry around a really heavy bike lock for fear of having your expensive 'light' bike pinched.
hi, does this qualify for bike2work scheme.
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hi, does this qualify for bike2work scheme.



It should do but i am not certain.
I think alot of these bikes were pre-made for that purpose and sold just under the £1000, as thats the upper limit on the bike2work scheme.
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hi, does this qualify for bike2work scheme.



Their page on the Cycle to Work Schemes suggests that this bike does not qualify unless you already have a voucher:

What can I buy with the scheme?

You can purchase all custom bikes which are built to order through our normal build queue and which are available on our website on the Cycle To Work Schemes. Pre-built bikes, Clearance bikes, and Daily Deal bikes are excluded from the scheme. It may be possible to buy these excluded bikes with a Cycle to Work voucher if you have the voucher in your immediate possession.
Currently the Btwin Triban 540 at £499 is an absolute bargain if your budget is sub £500, but if you have a bigger budget this Planet X bike is a steal for the spec supplied. I'd be surprised if there's anything comparable out there for the money.
Shame that it's missing the excellent 6800 brakes but it's still a great deal.

Why are people talking about mountain bikes? This is a road bike deal and … Why are people talking about mountain bikes? This is a road bike deal and a good one at that. Off road, buy a MTB. On Road, buy a road bike/hybrid.



If you even cared to read the bloody thread, you would see that its because someone asked a question and their question was answered by three of us (who like to try and help others!!) in quick succession... no need to blow a fuse over it, not EVERYONE is a bike "expert"!
Edited by: "frakison" 4th Jun 2016
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Watch carbon road bikes off road. more resilient than you think

edit: best to mute the audio; but personal choice

I doubt it will ride the same after all the abuse though! probably scrapped it


Edited by: "AbuG" 5th Jun 2016
How would you guys say this ranks next to the Giant Defy 0? This looks like astonishing value for the money given what you get with it.
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How would you guys say this ranks next to the Giant Defy 0? This looks … How would you guys say this ranks next to the Giant Defy 0? This looks like astonishing value for the money given what you get with it.



I haven't rode either but the Defy's reputation for its frame and it multiple awards/recommendations would put it ahead in my book.
Defy is ALUXX SL. Carbon doesn't necessarily mean better despite the marketing and snobbery hype.

An opinion from an expert or someone who's tried both would be more welcome
I have a hybrid at the moment and I'm tempted to get a road bike after being overtaken so many times by people who aren't actually pedalling faster than I am!

Which pedals should you get for it?
Edited by: "metallica182" 5th Jun 2016
metallica182

I have a hybrid at the moment and I'm tempted to get a road bike after … I have a hybrid at the moment and I'm tempted to get a road bike after being overtaken so many times by people who aren't actually pedalling faster than I am!Which pedals should you get for it?



​Serious answer... The ones that match your shoes. Not all shoes have the same bolt holes to match the cleats. If you've already got some cleats, then you'll want pedals to match.

​Serious answer... The ones that match your shoes. Not all shoes have the … ​Serious answer... The ones that match your shoes. Not all shoes have the same bolt holes to match the cleats. If you've already got some cleats, then you'll want pedals to match.



Thanks bud, I don't have cleats at the moment, I'm not that pro I just wear trainers on my hybrid... the deal expires in 4 hours...decisions, decisions!!
AbuG

Watch carbon road bikes off road. more resilient than you think edit: … Watch carbon road bikes off road. more resilient than you think edit: best to mute the audio; but personal choiceI doubt it will ride the same after all the abuse though! probably scrapped it



Martyn Ashton the guy is a legend. Paralysed from the waist down, check out what he did in Fortwilliam a few days ago
youtube.com/wat…UYM
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