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Planet-X Latest £999 Bike

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by doyler78, 25 Mar 2008.

  1. doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I've written a review on the old 2007 PX and that was with Ultegra Build. This bike just gets better and better.
     
  3. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Everyone I know with a Planet X bike is very happy with what they've got. Common as muck at time trials these days, as are P3s :evil:
     
  4. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy New Member

    That is awesome value!!!! I cant see any downside except the cost of replacing components when they wear out.

    What are you waiting for???
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Worth it for the DA gears - and it fit's under the magic £1000 figure.
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    they have dropped the Dura Ace Brakes and added Tektro Brakes and also given it a compact. I think they are now trying to draw in a few more Sportive riders to the scene of PX. I'm actually glad I got mine with the Full ultrgra to be honest
     
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    doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    Great to see all the positive remarks, though to be fair to Focus they too have an extremely happy customer base, so it looks like the Planet X will be my new bike now. Which colour? Will have to find out from them before I buy though to make sure it comes ready to ride in the same way that Wiggle's bikes do.

    Needed to save for it. Have mostly done all that so should be in a position in April to be able to buy at last. Would have been so much easier had my works cycle to work scheme been in place but unfortunately its not yet and I can't be bothered waiting any longer. Even better news now that they are Cyclescheme and Halfords cycle to work scheme partners so it opens these bikes up to a whole lot more people. I'm sure that's what they were thinking when they chose that price point as most schemes are limited to £1000.
     
  8. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    I notice the only Dura Ace parts on it are the levers, and front/rear mechs. The cassette is still Ultegra.
     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Yes it does come fully built, all you need to do is swing the bars round, but thats the norm.

    I've just popped into the LBS to work and they had the Trek Madone 5.2 and I can tell you that the PX is alot lighter that the trek for less than half the price
     
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    doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    Yeah looks like its a no brainer for my budget. Hopefully still in stock when I go to order ;) though Wiggle's 7 day test ride on the Focus could swing that decision back again.

    To be honest I think I will be pretty happy whichever I go for though the Planet-X is the more appealing option at the min.

    Let's face it if I can drag myself up Slieve Croob like I did today on a flat bar and actually enjoy it then I guess anything lighter is going to be just a pleasure to ride.
     
  11. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    ive recently bought a planext x tt bike, its awesome.

    not raced on it yet, but its unbeatable value, as too are the road bikes.
     
  12. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside
  13. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    If I was in the market for a new sub grand bike, personally I would want the groupset to be just that, I prefer all the spangly bits to be the same name, that said won't they spec it to your choice? better to go down one and get Ultegra all through, I'd have thought. What about Ribble they do a very nice Corsa Nero frame and you can spec that to your preferred groupo.
     
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    doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    This is what I am talking about:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/CustomerServices/BikeReturns.aspx?

    However this offer is now over though you can link to it as I have done here. It finished at the end of last year however you can request at time of placing your order though best to drop them an email first just to check. This offer applied only to the Focus range and no other bikes were able to take advantage of it.

    I see nothing in that says it must be unridden. I think what you are referring to is this:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/CustomerServices/bike_assembly.aspx

    See returns section at the bottom of that page.

    These are not part of the same offer.
     
  15. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    that looks stunning, and over time could be developed in to a great bike surely?