Planet X RTD 90 Sram Rival 11 HRD Road Disc Bike with Metron Vision 40 Carbon Wheelset £1499 @ PlanetX
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Planet X RTD 90 Sram Rival 11 HRD Road Disc Bike with Metron Vision 40 Carbon Wheelset £1499 @ PlanetX

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Found 23rd Jun 2016
The RTD-90 is the ultimate disc-specific road sports frameset. As used by Team Carnac and Zappi's Pro Cycling racing teams during the 2015 season. The RTD-90 is super lightweight and brutally strong. Now you can race to win.

Toray T800 HM carbon fibre frameset
EPS Inside Moulding Technology
SRAM Rival HRD groupset
Vision Metron 40 Carbon disc wheelset
Weight: 1010gr frame, 440gr fork

Just the wheels are £1300+ on various online shops.

The shipping costs is £15 with Yodel or around £40 with DHL

I bought it yesterday morning and the expected delivery is around 5/6 days.

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Wait, let me cancel my mortgage, I'll be right back X)
kay1992

Wait, let me cancel my mortgage, I'll be right back X)


cancel your car insurance
I've voted hot even though you could buy a really rubbish car for that ;-)

TCB 2.75% too.
As you say, the wheels alone are a big chunk of that price.
heat added (for what good it did)
Buy the bike, flog the wheels for a grand +...put a pair of £50 wheels on there and you're laughing....plus you'll probably not go much slower, if at all.
zx636r

Buy the bike, flog the wheels for a grand +...put a pair of £50 wheels on … Buy the bike, flog the wheels for a grand +...put a pair of £50 wheels on there and you're laughing....plus you'll probably not go much slower, if at all.



Thats what I was thinking, that spec has to be a mistake?
I think that price has the fulcrum racing sport wheels as standard, or at least it is meant to!
Great buy, wheels make the package. Not like Planet X to put Rival on something so race focused, normally force or ultegra. Bit heavy at 9kg for a race machine.... But the wheels are ace..... Good find!
Not that I am about to buy this, but what is the tyre clearance on the RTD-90/RT-90?
gaijintendo

Not that I am about to buy this, but what is the tyre clearance on the … Not that I am about to buy this, but what is the tyre clearance on the RTD-90/RT-90?



Don't think you'd be putting mudguards on this one. Race blades would fit if that's what you want to know for, this is a race machine or super fast commuter...
How much is this at Halfords ?
hotrod2

I've voted hot even though you could buy a really rubbish car for that … I've voted hot even though you could buy a really rubbish car for that ;-)TCB 2.75% too.



Actually you can get a pretty decent car for this budget. How about this 2001 Mercedes CLK 3.2 Avantgarde auto with only 56K miles, 12 months' MOT and sumptuous leather for £995? These older Mercs are bulletproof and were incredibly over-engineered during the company's heyday
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201606074692929?price-to=1500&make=mercedes-benz&keywords=leather&search-target=usedcars&maximum-mileage=up_to_60000_miles&sort=pricedesc&searchcontext=default&radius=1500&page=1&onesearchad=new%2Cnearlynew%2Cused&postcode=ha28nt&logcode=p&adPos=2

Still this is a good price for the spec of this price. Heated.
scotthoneyman

Great buy, wheels make the package. Not like Planet X to put Rival on … Great buy, wheels make the package. Not like Planet X to put Rival on something so race focused, normally force or ultegra. Bit heavy at 9kg for a race machine.... But the wheels are ace..... Good find!


Some of the extra weight is going to be down to the disc breaks.
hcc27

Actually you can get a pretty decent car for this budget. How about this … Actually you can get a pretty decent car for this budget. How about this 2001 Mercedes CLK 3.2 Avantgarde auto with only 56K miles, 12 months' MOT and sumptuous leather for £995? These older Mercs are bulletproof and were incredibly over-engineered during the company's heydayhttp://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201606074692929?price-to=1500&make=mercedes-benz&keywords=leather&search-target=usedcars&maximum-mileage=up_to_60000_miles&sort=pricedesc&searchcontext=default&radius=1500&page=1&onesearchad=new%2Cnearlynew%2Cused&postcode=ha28nt&logcode=p&adPos=2Still this is a good price for the spec of this price. Heated.


Plus Tax, MOT and insurance
Ordered and having to wait till August for delivery due to no hrd brakes in stock
Although i went with cheaper wheel set and force group set
Good find. Just bought an Rtd90 with style lesser wheels and the same hydrolics. After sir hard negotiation, got it for just over £1100. They've stopped doing the 90s now, so grab a bargain if they've any left...
Actual racing accounts for about 0.01% of cycling, and paying £1k plus is insane unless you are seriously into shaving seconds off times. £300 will get you a reliable bike for commuting/ getting about / fitness. The rest is just train spotting number spec snobbery fir the Mamils.I commute, wear normal clothes and have to laugh at the guys in work on £1k bikes in head to toe cycling gear to travel 5 miles to work.
Thus might be a deal for the 0.01% who want to spend lots .
Kramer2088 - what sites and bikes would you suggest around that level?
scotthoneyman

Great buy, wheels make the package. Not like Planet X to put Rival on … Great buy, wheels make the package. Not like Planet X to put Rival on something so race focused, normally force or ultegra. Bit heavy at 9kg for a race machine.... But the wheels are ace..... Good find!


Why 9kg? I did a bit of math and:

SRAM Rival Groupset: 2,970gr
Wheels:1,600
Frame: 1,450
Saddle: 178
Chain: 260
Handlebars: 260
Seatpost: 210
Stem: 139
Tyres + Inner Tubes : 480
Pedals: 280

Total: 7,827gr

Not bad at all!
I would have to disagree with Kramer add someone who had ridden a wide variety of bikes of various weights and qualities. There is definitely a law of diminishing returns, but weight is a huge factor when grinding up hill.

I'm not a Lycra wearer , but then again I am a mountain biker. However, the benefit of proper riding gear is also apparent. I do hope you wear a helmet.

For the record, my commute is 27 miles.
gaijintendo

Not that I am about to buy this, but what is the tyre clearance on the … Not that I am about to buy this, but what is the tyre clearance on the RTD-90/RT-90?



Before placing the order I called the customer service asking why they were discontinuing the RT(D)-90 frame.

They said that the RT(D)-90 frame is too similar to the RT-80 to sell both.

If you read their blog post (http://www.planetx.co.uk/news/products/q/date/2015/05/27/rt-90-vs-rt-80-judgement-day) you can see that they are actually really really similar and the RT-80 is even better for longer rides (RT-90 is a bit stiffer).

buddn07

Some of the extra weight is going to be down to the disc breaks.



What makes you think that the discs will break?
kramer2088

Actual racing accounts for about 0.01% of cycling, and paying £1k plus is … Actual racing accounts for about 0.01% of cycling, and paying £1k plus is insane unless you are seriously into shaving seconds off times. £300 will get you a reliable bike for commuting/ getting about / fitness. The rest is just train spotting number spec snobbery fir the Mamils.I commute, wear normal clothes and have to laugh at the guys in work on £1k bikes in head to toe cycling gear to travel 5 miles to work.Thus might be a deal for the 0.01% who want to spend lots .


Its no different from People buying iPhones at £600, when they could buy a phone that cost £100 thats pretty much the same.
kramer2088

Actual racing accounts for about 0.01% of cycling, and paying £1k plus is … Actual racing accounts for about 0.01% of cycling, and paying £1k plus is insane unless you are seriously into shaving seconds off times. £300 will get you a reliable bike for commuting/ getting about / fitness. The rest is just train spotting number spec snobbery fir the Mamils.I commute, wear normal clothes and have to laugh at the guys in work on £1k bikes in head to toe cycling gear to travel 5 miles to work.Thus might be a deal for the 0.01% who want to spend lots .



My first bike was a dahon foldable bike and, like you, I had to commute only 6 miles. 2 years ago I then moved away from that area and I changed job. The commuting distance became 12 miles. At that point I had to decide to either buy the annual travel card or buy a new bike. I ended up buying a Planetx London Road. I enjoyed so much cycling that became a passion. I joined Strava, got a bunch of KOMs, upgraded the bike components, took part in multiple sportives, follow the RULES (www.velominati.com/the-rules/). It became a passion. At some point I felt the need to have a "proper" racing bike and I bought it.

Maybe you will follow the same path, maybe not. Just keep enjoying riding

EDIT:
I commute 220+ miles a week
Edited by: "larrydeer" 24th Jun 2016
hcc27

Actually you can get a pretty decent car for this budget. How about this … Actually you can get a pretty decent car for this budget. How about this 2001 Mercedes CLK 3.2 Avantgarde auto with only 56K miles, 12 months' MOT and sumptuous leather for £995? These older Mercs are bulletproof and were incredibly over-engineered during the company's heydayhttp://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201606074692929?price-to=1500&make=mercedes-benz&keywords=leather&search-target=usedcars&maximum-mileage=up_to_60000_miles&sort=pricedesc&searchcontext=default&radius=1500&page=1&onesearchad=new%2Cnearlynew%2Cused&postcode=ha28nt&logcode=p&adPos=2Still this is a good price for the spec of this price. Heated.



And how much do you think this will cost you in 15 years?!

just train spotting number spec snobbery fir the Mamils.I commute, wear … just train spotting number spec snobbery fir the Mamils.I commute, wear normal clothes and have to laugh at the guys in work on £1k bikes in head to toe cycling gear to travel 5 miles to work.


Hmm, so if they bought a decent bike and appropriate clothes and go on longer rides, then they should only commute on a trash bike, wearing a suit ?? That's a bit strange...
Edited by: "Hootwo" 24th Jun 2016
kramer2088

Actual racing accounts for about 0.01% of cycling, and paying £1k plus is … Actual racing accounts for about 0.01% of cycling, and paying £1k plus is insane unless you are seriously into shaving seconds off times. £300 will get you a reliable bike for commuting/ getting about / fitness. The rest is just train spotting number spec snobbery fir the Mamils.I commute, wear normal clothes and have to laugh at the guys in work on £1k bikes in head to toe cycling gear to travel 5 miles to work.Thus might be a deal for the 0.01% who want to spend lots .



you having to laugh at them probably says more about you than them to be honest - inverse snobbery is just as bad. If they can afford it then what's wrong with it? If everyone bought the cheapest thing that would do the job the world would be a very boring place and technology wouldn't advance. Technology starts on expensive bikes and trickles down, sora today is basically dura ace from about 10 years ago.

How do you know they only travel 5 miles? I commute on a pretty expensive bike and in cycling kit (not expensive stuff though) but i do over 300 miles a week so it is worth every penny i spend.
larrydeer

Why 9kg? I did a bit of math and:SRAM Rival Groupset: … Why 9kg? I did a bit of math and:SRAM Rival Groupset: 2,970grWheels:1,600Frame: 1,450Saddle: 178Chain: 260Handlebars: 260Seatpost: 210Stem: 139Tyres + Inner Tubes : 480Pedals: 280Total: 7,827grNot bad at all!



Just going on what they told me when I asked what weight....
What difference does the mm chainsets make?
"The RTD-90 is super lightweight and brutally strong. Now you can race to win."

Eeeerm... Not in any UCI races you can't... Disc brakes were banned months ago!
Is it a carbon frame?

Been riding a decathlon tribal se until it was stolen a few weeks ago, this seems perfect for an upgrade.
furbix

Is it a carbon frame?Been riding a decathlon tribal se until it was … Is it a carbon frame?Been riding a decathlon tribal se until it was stolen a few weeks ago, this seems perfect for an upgrade.



Yes it's carbon
Would it be crazy to buy this bike for weekday commuting and weekend rides? Not really interested in racing lol.
furbix

Would it be crazy to buy this bike for weekday commuting and weekend … Would it be crazy to buy this bike for weekday commuting and weekend rides? Not really interested in racing lol.



I think you really need to know why you want to spend this much on a bike first. It's not because the bike isn't worth this much, it's because it is a significant amount of money, your question suggests you don't really know enough about this bike and is confusing why you really want it over something for a lot less money for example. What it doesn't tell us is what attracts you to this bike, so I'd start there first by stating what attracts you to this deal.

If it's just the price or the word carbon then I'd really consider those to be the wrong reason.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 24th Jun 2016
My thoughts were to upgrade to a carbon bike once a bargain became available on here. I've been looking in bike shops and they are crazy money, not much discount. £1500 was my budget exactly. Want to get a power meter and take biking to the next level. My only concern is I'm not particularly fond of Lycra lol.
Price and carbon lol, that's probably me then.
http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/193793-best-road-bikes-under-£300
furbix

My thoughts were to upgrade to a carbon bike once a bargain became … My thoughts were to upgrade to a carbon bike once a bargain became available on here. I've been looking in bike shops and they are crazy money, not much discount. £1500 was my budget exactly. Want to get a power meter and take biking to the next level. My only concern is I'm not particularly fond of Lycra lol.



why do you want a power meter? just curious?

in my opinion, unless you are racing and time trialing there isn't really any need for one, they can help you pace yourself up hills but you can figure that out for yourself with practice.
has anyone actually ordered this? i'm interested to see if the wheels are included in that price or not, i'm sure it must be a mistake.
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