New bike, new bike, new bike, new bike

Saluki

I've run away with my friends to..
Location
...New Tealandia
Did I mention that I had a new bike? Well I do. Have a new bike, I mean. I really like posting those words. New bike ^_^ New to me anyway.

I posted a quick pic yesterday of Eric, the new Planet X XLS Carbon CX bike. He's second hand and was originally owned by a young man who went off cycling :eek: despite his Dad buying a rather sexy bike.
Anyway, the decals were a bit naff and looked like something had rubbed up against them at the bottom, where th bike was stored, so I whipped them off today. I have replaced the bar tape with something loud and obnoxious. I know most people will hate it but I love it. I am wondering if I can find a loud, green (comfy) saddle to go with.

I was surprised how quick he is, compared to my old Spesh MTB, he handles much better too and stops really well. Pics below.:becool:
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Showing pretty Carbon pattern. The lacquer isn't lifting, it's the way that the camera flash caught it.
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vickster

Legendary Member
Needs much more colour ;)
 

GrumpyGregry

Here for rides.
I can flog you some Vittoria tyres with a nice green stripe I've got spare.....

my only surprise is that you're surprised it is faster/better than an mtb.
 
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Saluki

Saluki

I've run away with my friends to..
Location
...New Tealandia
I can flog you some Vittoria tyres with a nice green stripe I've got spare.....

my only surprise is that you're surprised it is faster/better than an mtb.
The Hardrock was quite quick and really flickable. I had a lot of fun on him. The PX is another world. It's a heck of a lot lighter as well, only 8.2kg

Wouldn't the Vittorias be a bit thinner and a whole lot less knobbly though? I back on to the Marriotts Way and ride up and down it quite a lot and need a bit of help in the tyre department when it rains.
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
Lime green cable outers from Jagwire (I've just bought 2 sets):

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Lime green saddle (Charge Bucket / others):

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Lime green pedals:

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Lime green tyres:

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Lime green bottle cage:

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Lime green hoods:

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Lime green lights:



There ... all colour co-ordinated :becool:
 
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GrumpyGregry

Here for rides.
The Hardrock was quite quick and really flickable. I had a lot of fun on him. The PX is another world. It's a heck of a lot lighter as well, only 8.2kg

Wouldn't the Vittorias be a bit thinner and a whole lot less knobbly though? I back on to the Marriotts Way and ride up and down it quite a lot and need a bit of help in the tyre department when it rains.
The are intended for pavé so are pretty robust. They cope with the Downslink fine.
 

Mo1959

Legendary Member
Did I mention that I had a new bike? Well I do. Have a new bike, I mean. I really like posting those words. New bike ^_^ New to me anyway.

I posted a quick pic yesterday of Eric, the new Planet X XLS Carbon CX bike. He's second hand and was originally owned by a young man who went off cycling :eek: despite his Dad buying a rather sexy bike.
Anyway, the decals were a bit naff and looked like something had rubbed up against them at the bottom, where th bike was stored, so I whipped them off today. I have replaced the bar tape with something loud and obnoxious. I know most people will hate it but I love it. I am wondering if I can find a loud, green (comfy) saddle to go with.

I was surprised how quick he is, compared to my old Spesh MTB, he handles much better too and stops really well. Pics below.:becool:
DSCF7459.jpg

DSCF7460.jpg

Showing pretty Carbon pattern. The lacquer isn't lifting, it's the way that the camera flash caught it.
DSCF7461.jpg
Very nice..........I have a hankering for trying a cyclocross bike too and was looking on Planet X this morning :blush:
 
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