Planet X XLS Shimano Ultegra 6800 Carbon Cyclo Cross Bike - £899.99 (+ £20 delivery) @ Planet X
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Planet X XLS Shimano Ultegra 6800 Carbon Cyclo Cross Bike - £899.99 (+ £20 delivery) @ Planet X

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Found 27th Nov
Full carbon monocoque, race-ready cyclocross machine kitted out with Shimano Ultegra and an FSA Omega chainset and Avid BB5 disc brakes.These bikes will be dispatched on or just after the 5th December - Strictly Limited Stock

  • Carbon fibre frame and fork
  • Disc brakes bring the cutting edge in cyclocross technology
  • Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset with 11-32 cassette and compact FSA Omega chainset
  • A cyclocross race machine that is tuned up for track and trail riding

Wheelset: Gipiemme Roccia Disk. Gippeme are well known for their alloy and carbon fibre race wheels, now they've put their all into creating a practical, value for money 29"/ 700c disc brake wheelset. Built for road and off-road use the Gippemme Roccia is supremely versatile, it's equally at home on our cyclocross bikes as it would any of our Gravel Adventure bikes. Disc brake ready and built to last the Roccia is the perfect do it all 700c wheelset.There you have it, quality, race-ready carbon frameset, reliable Shimano shifting and disc stopping prowess. We've built you the perfect commuter bike, that'll also double as a seriosuly capable CX bike at the weekends. it's the perfect n+1.Specs
  • Chainset: FSA Omega 50/34t 172.5mm
  • Cassette: 11-32t
  • Cockpit: 100m stem / 42cm bars

11 Comments

Needs hydraulic brakes,would be better to have 105 kit to free up cost for them.

Agreed

Chuck on a set of TRP Spyres and its a fantastic bike for the money..

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Be79n14 h, 23 m ago

Chuck on a set of TRP Spyres and its a fantastic bike for the money..


[1] road.cc/con…ake
Meet the new boss: TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes are the best non-hydraulic road bike and cyclo-cross stoppers we've used.
Edited by: "thelondontrader" 28th Nov

That link won’t work but I use them on both my CAADX and they work well. Far better then the BB5 that come with this bike. (Not even BB7???).

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Be79n9 h, 4 m ago

That link won’t work but I use them on both my CAADX and they work well. F …That link won’t work but I use them on both my CAADX and they work well. Far better then the BB5 that come with this bike. (Not even BB7???).


Sorted road.cc/con…ake

Anyone know about mudguard mounts?

Not bad, but those wheels are terrible (speaking from experience).

Cable discs also suck. These TRP models are probably the best of the bunch, but they still suck. Again, speaking from experience here.

Still, not bad to get you started but you'll soon be replacing the brakes.
Edited by: "Sentral" 28th Nov

I have to agree - And I've got the TRP Spyres and Deore hyd.... you just don't get the stopping power you do from hydraulic. It's an absolute joy to use the hydraulic, fab modulation... total convert over here

Milkfloat12 h, 23 m ago

Anyone know about mudguard mounts?


None fitted so the choice is crudcatchers or similar. Bought one of these on a cycle to work scheme at half term following price drop from 1499.00 to 999.99. Don't expect the lightest machine as once you've added some cages and a GPS mount you are looking at 10kgs for the xls.

Also planet x charge a build fee on top of the bike cost, check before ordering so you are aware of full cost.
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