Planet X RT-58 v2 Alloy Shimano Sora Road Bike £399.99 Tiagra £515 & £15 postage @ Planet X
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Planet X RT-58 v2 Alloy Shimano Sora Road Bike £399.99 Tiagra £515 & £15 postage @ Planet X

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Found 3rd Jun 2017Edited by:"KareemSaid"
Planet X RT-58 v2 Alloy Shimano Sora Road Bike £399.99 Tiagra £515 & £15 postage @ Planet X


All sizes in stock


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Seems a good price to me when you consider Sora groupset is £250 & Shimano 501 wheels are around £80 so you are paying £85 for the frame and all other parts...

The Planet X RT-58v2 frame is
crafted from 6061-T6 alloy and utilises a refined Sportive geometry for
a powerful, smooth ride. A carbon bladed fork helps soak up the lumps
and bumps of the worst road surfaces while tracking straight and true
for pinpoint accurate handling. A taller head tube and longer chainstays
combine to deliver a more upright and comfortable riding position
that's perfect for long days in the saddle.

Groupset: Shimano's Sora groupset
is 9-speed gearing done right and at a new, even lower price point.
Sora features all of Shimano's top-level technology and performance,
trimmed and trickled down to a seriously competitive price point.
Shifting finesse, ergonomics, drivetrain efficiency and durability are
second to none for a 9-speed groupset. Sora is snapping at the heels of
Shimano's own 11-speed groupsets. We've specced this bike up with a
practical mix of Sora's best parts and there's a broad gear ratio
that'll allow you to climb up any route no matter how steep it gets.

Wheelset: Shimano WH-501Clincher Wheelset / Green Decal / SRAM / Shimano 9/10 Speed
Shimano know a thing or two about building wheels and their top
wheelsets trickle down technology to make their entry level wheelset
offering one of the best in the biz. Light, strong and built to run true
mile after mile the WH-501 wheelset is a peach.

With a frame of
this quality and groupset and finishing kit that majors on smart design
and lightweight performance you're getting a superb bike for your money,
one that you'll enjoy on club runs and sportives for years to come.

No
matter which version you choose the RT-58 alloy V2 is a confidence
inspiring ride. It's been tested on the best and worst roads that the
Peak District has to offer and it's passed every test with flying
colours and now it's ready for you to ride. Stop dreaming and get riding
today with the RT-58 Alloy V2.

Frame SizeBar WidthStem LengthCrank Arm Length X-Small 380mm 70mm 170mm Small 400mm 80mm 170mm Medium 420mm 90mm 170mm Large 420mm 100mm 175mm X-Large 420mm 110mm 175mm

Description: Shimano WH-501Clincher Wheelset / Sky Blue Decal / SRAM / Shimano 9/10 Speed Shimano CS-HG400 9 Speed Cassette / 11-32T Shimano Sora R3000 Chainset 50-34T Hutchinson Nitro 2 Wired Tyre / 700c / 25mm / Black Shimano Deore HG53 9 Speed Chain NECO 373M-B52 Tapered Headset / Black / 15mm Shimano Sora R3000 STI Lever / 9 Speed Right Selcof Forged Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / No Logo / 31.8mm Kalloy Uno Seatpost / 27.2mm / Black Shimano Sora R3000 STI Lever / 2 Speed Left Shimano Sora R3000 Front Mech / Band on 31.8mm Shimano Sora R3000 9 Speed Rear Mech / Medium Cage Planet X Cork Gel Bar Tape / Black Tektro R340 Caliper Brakeset / Pair / Black San Marco ERA Start Saddle / Black Kalloy Uno Alloy Stem Kalloy Uno Road Handlebar
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Fair deal for the money but "ideal winter trainer for the serious competitor"??. Anyone serious would touch Sora...
Fair deal for the money but "ideal winter trainer for the serious competitor"??. Anyone serious would touch Sora...
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Be79n3 h, 12 m ago

Fair deal for the money but "ideal winter trainer for the serious …Fair deal for the money but "ideal winter trainer for the serious competitor"??. Anyone serious would touch Sora...



Would they? Groupset snobbery makes me chuckle especially the Mamils I see in full kit but who seem to have been fueled entirely by pies.

It's widely acknowledged nowadays that there really is not much performance difference apart from weight. Something that anyone serious would be better shaving off their gut!

I have this 9 speed Sora and 10 speed 105 and the 105 is a bit smoother and that's it.

I think this is a good spec for beginners and the fact it has mudguard eyelets does lend itself to a winter trainer.

9 speed Sora is also one up from 8 speed Claris that bikes around this price seem to come in - often with a lower off brand wheelset.
Can't understand cold. Difficult to get Tiagra at this price so would welcome the cold voters offering an alternative
I have this frame with SRAM rival & compac wheels,seen me through two winters with no mech trouble at all,rear hub is on its way out,it's on my turbo until next winter,solid performer
it's a good price. nothing terrible about sora, yes other groupsets are a bit smoother and weigh less but they also cost a lot more. a good starter bike or as a winter bike.
cold vote prompted by the OP's rudeness.
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Great that you feel the need to stalk me Zizzle - all because I called your Sekonda watch a Corbyn watch. Jezza - get your facts and policies together instead of stalking people on the internet. Oddball LOL!
At £399.99 This is Superb! It's not old stuff either, for those that think Sora is bad you should realise this has the 2017 R3000 groupset with the updated 4 arm crank similar to previous years 105, ultegras and even the 2012 dura ace, I imagine it's not much different to them as shimano would let the tech trickle down. Along with that finishing of the bike is great with good aesthetic appeal for moral. Comparable bikes are in the region of £700-850.
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Gowlande25 m ago

At £399.99 This is Superb! It's not old stuff either, for those that think …At £399.99 This is Superb! It's not old stuff either, for those that think Sora is bad you should realise this has the 2017 R3000 groupset with the updated 4 arm crank similar to previous years 105, ultegras and even the 2012 dura ace, I imagine it's not much different to them as shimano would let the tech trickle down. Along with that finishing of the bike is great with good aesthetic appeal for moral. Comparable bikes are in the region of £700-850.



Good spot! I was comparing it to my 3500 which I am more than happy with. Judging by reviews this seems to be at least on a par with old Tiagra albeit without the extra gear.

Only compromise I can see is the Tektro brakes but I have them on my 3500 equipped bike and they do the job. Apex and Rival with Swisstop pads can be had cheap. Planet X were doing them for about £8 each all in recently!

I think it's a well specced bike for the price. UKHD experts and stalkers disagree. Hope there aren't too many posts asking about beginners bikes henceforth...

If I'd of been able to get a bike from a reputable brand with this spec when I bought my 1st road bike I'd of been well chuffed!

I was forced into what the insurance company used with Wheelies and, like a new car lost a third upon receipt .

You'll lose money on this but even if you don't get on with it and hardly use it you will easily get £300 all day long. Compared to the BSO that get hot on here for around £100 and have no value once purchased I think it's a good punt
Edited by: "KareemSaid" 3rd Jun 2017
KareemSaid

Good spot! I was comparing it to my 3500 which I am more than happy with. … Good spot! I was comparing it to my 3500 which I am more than happy with. Judging by reviews this seems to be at least on a par with old Tiagra albeit without the extra gear. Only compromise I can see is the Tektro brakes but I have them on my 3500 equipped bike and they do the job. Apex and Rival with Swisstop pads can be had cheap. Planet X were doing them for about £8 each all in recently!I think it's a well specced bike for the price. UKHD experts and stalkers disagree. Hope there aren't too many posts asking about beginners bikes henceforth...


Yeah I have a Tiagra sti circa 2013 on my trek 1.5c, and this looks and reads better than my more expensive bike/groupset. Mine wasn't finished to no where near as high a standard using that stock fsa crankset you see on every bike. Though I paid £500 for it new from pedalon and couldn't have been happier. Specs are great but you can't get to caught up on gear just something like this is perfect balance between performance and cost, with some warranty as well. I used to ride a heavy steel Rayleigh with clunky drop down gears every week to a club run and was always being asked to move up to the fast group as I was pushing the pace of the group to much, I never did as didn't have the time to the distance.
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Gowlande9 m ago

Yeah I have a Tiagra sti circa 2013 on my trek 1.5c, and this looks and …Yeah I have a Tiagra sti circa 2013 on my trek 1.5c, and this looks and reads better than my more expensive bike/groupset. Mine wasn't finished to no where near as high a standard using that stock fsa crankset you see on every bike. Though I paid £500 for it new from pedalon and couldn't have been happier. Specs are great but you can't get to caught up on gear just something like this is perfect balance between performance and cost, with some warranty as well. I used to ride a heavy steel Rayleigh with clunky drop down gears every week to a club run and was always being asked to move up to the fast group as I was pushing the pace of the group to much, I never did as didn't have the time to the distance.



Someone who knows how to ride a bike, posts sensible comments and isn't a groupset snob - excellent! You're probably on the wrong site though!

Then again, sadly, I do find a lot of cyclists and clubs obsessed with oneupmanship. None of them like it when you are running them ragged on stuff that was acceptable for the best in the world, when they are on the newest stuff!!

It's a silly balance in clubs between beginners and pretend pros and not much in between - in my experience!
This deal is due to expire at noon today, so if anyone is actually interested in the deal they need to be quick.
Should have got heat a good deal at this time of the year?
heat
Original Poster
morrig8 m ago

Should have got heat a good deal at this time of the year?



In a way I'm very glad it didn't. Would have been endless inane and uninformed comments with people too lazy to do any research themselves.

Cemented the fact that I won't be commenting on any bike deals in the future. However useless haha!

Missed out guys....
The CS from planetx is the worst. They send me the wrong item and wont reply my email. now i have to open a claim on papal.
Edited by: "JC1997" 3rd Jun 2017
important is that mine is on its way. thx KareemSaid great deal
Be79n

Fair deal for the money but "ideal winter trainer for the serious … Fair deal for the money but "ideal winter trainer for the serious competitor"??. Anyone serious would touch Sora...



​"ideal winter trainer" as opposed to "ideal Cat 1 race bike". i.e. fine to grind into a paste in grotty weather to keep your nice bike for races, sunny days etc.
Original Poster
JC199735 m ago

The CS from planetx is the worst. They send me the wrong item and wont …The CS from planetx is the worst. They send me the wrong item and wont reply my email. now i have to open a claim on papal.




Your opinion. Always appears to me that you have patience and politeness when buying online.

Like in real life, sometimes things go wrong. I realise it's hard to stay calm but always gonna get you further....

yogurt22 m ago

important is that mine is on its way. thx KareemSaid great deal



I got to -11% - please don't blame me! Thank you for taking a punt. I think you'll do well!

johnnystorm16 m ago

​"ideal winter trainer" as opposed to "ideal Cat 1 race bike". i.e. fine t …​"ideal winter trainer" as opposed to "ideal Cat 1 race bike". i.e. fine to grind into a paste in grotty weather to keep your nice bike for races, sunny days etc.



Seemed like a good deal to me. If it had rack bosses I'd of bought....

Planet X were taking a gamble on this appealing to beginners. Well specced bike for the money. And beginners that haven't a clue are well more likely to leave negative reviews.

Anyone that bought the Sora has done well IMO....


Gowlande

At £399.99 This is Superb! It's not old stuff either, for those that … At £399.99 This is Superb! It's not old stuff either, for those that think Sora is bad you should realise this has the 2017 R3000 groupset with the updated 4 arm crank similar to previous years 105, ultegras and even the 2012 dura ace, I imagine it's not much different to them as shimano would let the tech trickle down. Along with that finishing of the bike is great with good aesthetic appeal for moral. Comparable bikes are in the region of £700-850.

Gowlande

At £399.99 This is Superb! It's not old stuff either, for those that … At £399.99 This is Superb! It's not old stuff either, for those that think Sora is bad you should realise this has the 2017 R3000 groupset with the updated 4 arm crank similar to previous years 105, ultegras and even the 2012 dura ace, I imagine it's not much different to them as shimano would let the tech trickle down. Along with that finishing of the bike is great with good aesthetic appeal for moral. Comparable bikes are in the region of £700-850.



''I'd have'', not ''I'd of''.
Edited by: "hcc27" 3rd Jun 2017
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