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peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
edited November 2009 in Road beginners
do planet x always have good deals on their bikes?
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  • I think so. Where else can you find a bike with such a great spec at their prices?
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    ribble

    Ribble is just not cool though
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  • ribble

    Ribble is just not cool though

    And Planet X is?

    Given the choice i'd have a ribble over an planet x anyday.
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Given the choice i'd have a ribble over an planet x anyday.

    Not Everyone has taste I suppose, at least it makes the world interesting.
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  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    The Ribble Sportive that you see advertised in the mags looks cool, but unfortunately in the flesh with standard spec (the £899 spec) it looks very ordinary IMO.
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  • InfamousInfamous Posts: 1,130
    Legshaver wrote:
    I think so. Where else can you find a bike with such a great spec at their prices?
    halfords.
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    I got a Ribble Nero Corsa and really rate it. In truth I don't think that there's much difference between Ribble, Planet X, Focus or the cheaper end Treks, Konas etc. Deda make the Nero Corsa for lots of people for instance. P.X & Ribble bikes are certainly close. What sets them apart as companys is cusotmer service, in which P.X is more highly rated. P.X is seen by some as cooler because of a mild form counter-culture branding & an element humour perhaps. Personally that makes no difference to me or to most people I guess.
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  • Given the choice i'd have a ribble over an planet x anyday.

    Not Everyone has taste I suppose, at least it makes the world interesting.

    Yours must be very bland if you prefere a boring, uninteresting unimaginable colour scheme on a boring looking frame.

    Personally the Ribble Grand Mondo is a serioulsy lovely looking bike and looks much 8) than anything PX have to offer. Although I'll admit the Ti frames do look pretty smart.
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    The problem with Ribble, is that Ribble = Boring Blue Winter Trainer. It's going to take them awhile to lose that association for me.

    The Planet X Carbon frames looking shockingly awful that is granted, but I was talking about what the companies offer as a whole.
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  • GesmiGesmi Posts: 35
    If you get on the PX newsletter mailing list they do seem to have a regular stream of cracking offers. ULtegra full carbon bike recently for £899, great if you can get it on the company Bike to Work scheme. And, at the other end of the scale, I recently bought a cracking Long Sleeved jersey with nice features like extra zzip pocket and PX symbol on the zip, race cut, good materials, etc. Under £20 with their offer. Carbon bottle cages are often good value, too.

    It's like a lot of these things, a matter of personal taste!
  • Planet X don't do Campy, Ribble do. Nuff said!
  • Ha Ha
    Never forget been in a race and the guy in front of me his Campy rear mech exploded and went in to his rear wheel destroyed the rear end of his bike, brand new Colnago saw him some weeks later and had to throw his Colnago away as it was wrecked (no replacable hanger) campag?
  • ShezzerShezzer Posts: 229
    Mossrider wrote:
    Planet X don't do Campy, Ribble do. Nuff said!

    Good point ... Planet X it is then!! :D
  • nickwillnickwill Posts: 2,735
    Mossrider wrote:
    Planet X don't do Campy, Ribble do. Nuff said!

    I thought you could only buy 'Campy' in the US! :wink:
  • how long as that planet x frame been around ? didnt raleigh use it about 5 years ago ?
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    I believe Massi and Cinelli still use it.
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    alfablue wrote:
    I believe Massi and Cinelli still use it.

    They aren't same frame, quite possibly the same factory with the same materials, but definitely a different mould.
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  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    Ah, probably the wrong model, I am pretty sure the Massi M-Carbon is the same mould

    massi.jpgSLProCarbonDuraAce7900.jpg
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    FdeJ were using the planet x tt frame - in the tour a couple of years back. I forget what it was badged as.
  • raleigh airlite ?

  • The Planet X Carbon frames looking shockingly awful that is granted, .

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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    alfablue wrote:
    Ah, probably the wrong model, I am pretty sure the Massi M-Carbon is the same mould

    massi.jpgSLProCarbonDuraAce7900.jpg

    They look hideous
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Shezzer wrote:
    Mossrider wrote:
    Planet X don't do Campy, Ribble do. Nuff said!

    Good point ... Planet X it is then!! :D

    You can get PX with Campag for £999 (made up) at GB cycles.
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  • APIII wrote:
    alfablue wrote:
    Ah, probably the wrong model, I am pretty sure the Massi M-Carbon is the same mould

    massi.jpgSLProCarbonDuraAce7900.jpg

    They look hideous

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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    cougie wrote:
    FdeJ were using the planet x tt frame - in the tour a couple of years back. I forget what it was badged as.

    Cadel Evans used the frame in the 2007 TdF (after Vino was DQed, Evans took a TT stage win too on it)
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    APIII wrote:
    alfablue wrote:
    Ah, probably the wrong model, I am pretty sure the Massi M-Carbon is the same mould

    massi.jpgSLProCarbonDuraAce7900.jpg

    They look hideous

    +1

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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    Ride like a dream, mind.
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    Ribble = Boring Blue Winter Trainer.

    must be one of the best pound for pound bikes out there!

    i won this years club handicap racing on that frame!!
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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    must have been the wheels wot won it then?
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