Planet X RT-58 v2 Alloy Shimano Sora Road Bike £399.99 Tiagra Road Bike £439.99 with Code PRAUTUMN1720 Delivery £20
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Planet X RT-58 v2 Alloy Shimano Sora Road Bike £399.99 Tiagra Road Bike £439.99 with Code PRAUTUMN1720 Delivery £20

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Found 10th Sep 2017
Awesome deals on two very good road bikes. I'd be all over the Tiagra model if i hadn't bought a bike a few weeks ago. Use code for the extra 20% off. Excellent for somebody looking to get into the sport.
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last time i order 2 inner tube from them, 1 has a hole on it, the other on leak in 2 weeks, submit a ticket took 2 weeks to reply!
I've been looking for a winter bike and was looking at decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml
Seems a similar bike and a lot cheaper
Don't buy the 520 I had it the components are crap, rode it for a year and back forth to decathlon to fix it. eventually they up graded me to the 540 so far much better. Shimano 105 works well only had to change the chain after 2500 miles so far so good.
2500 is not much from a chain, I usually change the rear cassette at the same time to avoid uneven wearing.
crumpetman1 h, 22 m ago

2500 is not much from a chain, I usually change the rear cassette at the …2500 is not much from a chain, I usually change the rear cassette at the same time to avoid uneven wearing.


Depends how much climbing & power is put through it, I change mine between 2-3,000. Buy a chain wear guide and change when required. Also a cassette lasts much longer than a chain, so you're just wasting money changing one at the same time as a chain.

As for the bike, good deal. Tiagra is a perfectly good groupset, just a shame its 10 speed, though I reckon that'll change on the next iteration.
JC19972 h, 55 m ago

last time i order 2 inner tube from them, 1 has a hole on it, the other on …last time i order 2 inner tube from them, 1 has a hole on it, the other on leak in 2 weeks, submit a ticket took 2 weeks to reply!




Call them and have it dealt with quickly?
The tiagra equipped variant is an amazing value bike IMO. Tiagra 4700 is a very reliable groupset and works as well as higher end groupset.
RT 58 is a tried and tested design.
And the is also very nice for planet X standards.
My most recent bike build is a Planet X carbon frame using the Tiagra 4700 groupset with the 4700 flat bar shifters and the performance is great, and just as good as the previous generation of 105.

As previously suggested, if possible, spend the extra £40 and buy the Tiagra 4700 version. Big jump up in quality of components from Sora to Tiagra.
Edited by: "leedsfan83" 11th Sep 2017
leedsfan8326 m ago

My most recent bike build is a Planet X carbon frame using the Tiagra 4700 …My most recent bike build is a Planet X carbon frame using the Tiagra 4700 groupset with the 4700 flat bar shifters and the performance is great, and just as good as the previous generation of 105. As previously suggested, if possible, spend the extra £150 and buy the Tiagra 4700 version. Big jump up in quality of components from Sora to Tiagra.




Isn't it £40 more?
My bad! Using code sora is £399 and Tiagra £439... ooops!!

In that case, anyone buying this Sora would be brain dead to not buy the Tiagra!!
Edited by: "leedsfan83" 10th Sep 2017
JC19974 h, 58 m ago

last time i order 2 inner tube from them, 1 has a hole on it, the other on …last time i order 2 inner tube from them, 1 has a hole on it, the other on leak in 2 weeks, submit a ticket took 2 weeks to reply!

Puncture my friend
I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. Will either of these bikes be too much for me as a beginner? Is there any other cost involved? Would they come ready to ride?
jasondungate905 h, 29 m ago

I've been looking for a winter bike and was looking at …I've been looking for a winter bike and was looking at https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-520-road-bike-sora-id_8377757.htmlSeems a similar bike and a lot cheaper



the one you've linked is £499?
Edited by: "elbs" 11th Sep 2017
leedsfan831 h, 19 m ago

My bad! Using code sora is £399 and Tiagra £439... ooops!!In that case, a …My bad! Using code sora is £399 and Tiagra £439... ooops!!In that case, anyone buying this Sora would be brain dead to not buy the Tiagra!!



Indeed!
basergorkobal4 h, 41 m ago

The tiagra equipped variant is an amazing value bike IMO. Tiagra 4700 is a …The tiagra equipped variant is an amazing value bike IMO. Tiagra 4700 is a very reliable groupset and works as well as higher end groupset.RT 58 is a tried and tested design.And the is also very nice for planet X standards.



Tektro brakes, no idea what the cassette is. Full groupset would be great.
Edited by: "rev6" 11th Sep 2017
Superb price for a very good bike. It weighs 8.88kg without pedals which is very light.
singhsta11th Sep 2017

I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. …I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. Will either of these bikes be too much for me as a beginner? Is there any other cost involved? Would they come ready to ride?


These will be just fine. It'll need a bit of a set up, turn the bars, fit pedals, etc.
rev64 h, 16 m ago

Tektro brakes, no idea what the cassette is. Full groupset would be great.


If that's the case then it's definitely worth upgrading the brakes to 4700 with some decent blocks (not the original). Or even a pair of 105 brakes.
Every Tektronix brakes I had felt underpowered compared to Shimano.
I'm after a decent hardtail, that will need to be more hybrid than mountain bike. Are there any good end of season bikes out there?
singhsta11th Sep 2017

I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. …I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. Will either of these bikes be too much for me as a beginner? Is there any other cost involved? Would they come ready to ride?

You'll be cooking on gas, get the Tiagra, minimum setup when it arrives. Plenty of videos on line to help you set it up, saddle position etc. Pop down to decathlon get some cheep clothing to get you started
fergee39 m ago

I'm after a decent hardtail, that will need to be more hybrid than …I'm after a decent hardtail, that will need to be more hybrid than mountain bike. Are there any good end of season bikes out there?

Something worth noting, you can fit 700c on 29er rims (they're the same size). I run 700x35 continental cyclocross tyres on my 29er HT when I fancy a blast on the black stuff and they're fine off road to an extent. Get some strange looks from hardcore roadies sometimes which always makes me smile
SC8412 h, 32 m ago

Depends how much climbing & power is put through it, I change mine between …Depends how much climbing & power is put through it, I change mine between 2-3,000. Buy a chain wear guide and change when required. Also a cassette lasts much longer than a chain, so you're just wasting money changing one at the same time as a chain.As for the bike, good deal. Tiagra is a perfectly good groupset, just a shame its 10 speed, though I reckon that'll change on the next iteration.



i do a lot of hills thats why it's 2500 miles and then it's boarderline but better to change earley rather than late save the cassette.
windta1ker47 m ago

Something worth noting, you can fit 700c on 29er rims (they're the same …Something worth noting, you can fit 700c on 29er rims (they're the same size). I run 700x35 continental cyclocross tyres on my 29er HT when I fancy a blast on the black stuff and they're fine off road to an extent. Get some strange looks from hardcore roadies sometimes which always makes me smile

I currently have a specialized hybrid that si a few years old, that can take up to 35 tyres, and a cannondale road bike. I wanted something that was ok on the road but could take a much bigger tyre. Something along the lines of a Giant Roam 0.
Got the sora version last time they were on offer. It's all a weekend warrior needs :-) brakes are fine just put some better brake pads
jasondungate9017 h, 51 m ago

I've been looking for a winter bike and was looking at …I've been looking for a winter bike and was looking at https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-520-road-bike-sora-id_8377757.htmlSeems a similar bike and a lot cheaper



Couldn't be doing with that paint job , this one is sweet.
singhsta11th Sep 2017

I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. …I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. Will either of these bikes be too much for me as a beginner? Is there any other cost involved? Would they come ready to ride?




Get yourself a Carrera from Halfords. Cheap but brilliant value for money. I got last years model and rode MANY miles on it and a sportive (came in top 10) and I cannot fault it. Just need to buy proper pedals and a good seat

£260 - Look at the reviews in there and online

halfords.com/cyc…ike

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Edited by: "The.Crew.Designs" 11th Sep 2017
The.Crew.Designs17 m ago

Get yourself a Carrera from Halfords. Cheap but brilliant value for money. …Get yourself a Carrera from Halfords. Cheap but brilliant value for money. I got last years model and rode MANY miles on it and a sportive (came in top 10) and I cannot fault it. Just need to buy proper pedals and a good seat£260 - Look at the reviews in there and onlinehttp://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-virtuoso-road-bike[Image]

Thanks for that! Do I have to pay extra for seat and pedals? Any recommendations on those?
singhsta11th Sep 2017

I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. …I am a beginner and soon will be doing a 24 mike bike ride through a town. Will either of these bikes be too much for me as a beginner? Is there any other cost involved? Would they come ready to ride?


No bike is ever too much for a beginner, the only limitation is the budget. A better first bike makes you enjoy it more and more likely to keep cycling. My first road bike cost a few times more than this and was great fun.

Only extra cost would be for pedals and maybe bottle cage. And any other of the numerous optional gadgets. Should be more or less ready to ride, just straighten the steerer and adjust saddle height. Takes a few minutes only.
Edited by: "benjai" 11th Sep 2017
singhsta11th Sep 2017

Thanks for that! Do I have to pay extra for seat and pedals? Any …Thanks for that! Do I have to pay extra for seat and pedals? Any recommendations on those?




I actually got my seat from Lidl it was about £17 and its brilliant - very comfy to. The pedals were Shimano R540 SPD SL Light Action Clipless Pedals which are great and easy to use for beginners as the spring to get your shoe in and out the pedal is easier (£21 from Chain Reaction)
Edited by: "The.Crew.Designs" 11th Sep 2017
jasondungate9010th Sep

I've been looking for a winter bike and was looking at …I've been looking for a winter bike and was looking at https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-520-road-bike-sora-id_8377757.htmlSeems a similar bike and a lot cheaper

Just be wary of the Btwin bikes because of the low weight limits. It may not effect you but typically across the range they state 100kg minus the weight of the bike and accessories/luggage etc. However there is no information on weight capacity on the Planet X site at all and both have only a 2 year guarantee on the carbon forks which doesn't inspire confidence.

Many would be better off with a cyclocross bike for strength and therefore greater confidence unless lightness and speed are the absolute main buying criteria. Such bikes often have mechanical disc brakes and have no problem with the roughest roads and even light off road use. If you are over 80kg in weight surely a better choice for most.

However if you really do want a light road bike with carbon forks but are over 80kg the weight limit on some brands goes up to 120kg for rider, accessories and luggage. If you exceed the weight limits given for a bike then you void the warranty as well as risk injury or death if the frame fails.
The.Crew.Designs11th Sep

Get yourself a Carrera from Halfords. Cheap but brilliant value for money. …Get yourself a Carrera from Halfords. Cheap but brilliant value for money. I got last years model and rode MANY miles on it and a sportive (came in top 10) and I cannot fault it. Just need to buy proper pedals and a good seat£260 - Look at the reviews in there and onlinehttp://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-virtuoso-road-bike[Image]


Great bike for the money but about 2kg heavier than this bike and 1kg over the Decathlon bike mentioned and doesn't have carbon forks. However personally I'd much rather have the safety and strength of steel forks and pay that 1-2kg penalty but many cyclists wouldn't.
bonzobanana10 h, 0 m ago

Great bike for the money but about 2kg heavier than this bike and 1kg over …Great bike for the money but about 2kg heavier than this bike and 1kg over the Decathlon bike mentioned and doesn't have carbon forks. However personally I'd much rather have the safety and strength of steel forks and pay that 1-2kg penalty but many cyclists wouldn't.



Fair and honest comment Nice to know there are some people who know their bikes but arn't bike snobs
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