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Planet X New Bikes and New Website

donnie murdodonnie murdo Posts: 986
edited April 2010 in The bottom bracket
About time...

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/

Those Nanocarbons look very nice.

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  • Second that. Just got off the phone with PX. They told me Nano frame only prices would be posted later today. My credit cards are already petrified...
  • I am waiting on that too.

    I reckon £800-900 for the frameset.
  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    Bargainous.................
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Woah! Frame and fork is yours for a mere £700!
  • £699

    Damn, too tempting!
  • londonbairnlondonbairn Posts: 316
    They have also upped the prices of their bikes, glad I bought my g/f one just before the new site!
  • NWLondonerNWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    OMG The Nanolight does look beautiful

    Imagine that in a FULL Sram Red outfit 8)
  • sturmeysturmey Posts: 964
    If you still want the old Pro carbon frame it looks like you now have to buy forks as an extra putting the price up by quite a bit. Weird that. You'd think the price would come down now the new frame has 'arrived'.
  • Elsewhere on the forum a member of Planet X staff blurted out that the frame's made by Taiwan's Xpace. Judging by the geometry of the FM-R830 it's off-the-peg stuff. I wouldn't mind the SL version if the price is right. I wonder if the poor fellow who disclosed the manufacturer still has his job...
  • Still, even for the heavy-boned version of the R830 £700 for a frameset ain't that shabby at all. I had reckoned on £800 or more.
  • Still, even for the heavy-boned version of the R830 £700 for a frameset ain't that shabby at all. I had reckoned on £800 or more.
  • spanielssonspanielsson Posts: 776
    sturmey wrote:
    If you still want the old Pro carbon frame it looks like you now have to buy forks as an extra putting the price up by quite a bit. Weird that. You'd think the price would come down now the new frame has 'arrived'.

    The price is no different for the SL Carbon than it has been for the last week or two, the only difference is it's no longer a frameset.

    I wonder if we could job lot some of the Xpace R830 frames?!
  • Doesn't strike me as being the same value proposition as the old £399 SL frameset option.

    Glad I got my SL Pro Ultegra before the new site went up - it's gone up £100 to £1199 (and I was pissed off that they'd raised the price from £999 as reviewed by BR!)
  • ScottiePScottieP Posts: 599
    Elsewhere on the forum a member of Planet X staff blurted out that the frame's made by Taiwan's Xpace. Judging by the geometry of the FM-R830 it's off-the-peg stuff. I wouldn't mind the SL version if the price is right. I wonder if the poor fellow who disclosed the manufacturer still has his job...

    Actually Dave from Planet X wrote with this info on the forum a while back - he was quite honest about how/where/why they source their frames. He also said they are supposed to have a UK exclusive on the frame - but I did see someone on ebay selling them for about £400 for a frame and forks at the time - not sure if they're able to get them now. Dave was very bullish about the quality of this new frame and they have had great feedback from the pro-riders who've been testing them .... Cycling Plus weren't so complimentary though in their bike of the year test - but one review doesn't necessarily mean much.

    Here's the previous thread:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12681808
    My cycling blog: http://girodilento.com/
  • ScottieP wrote:
    Elsewhere on the forum a member of Planet X staff blurted out that the frame's made by Taiwan's Xpace. Judging by the geometry of the FM-R830 it's off-the-peg stuff. I wouldn't mind the SL version if the price is right. I wonder if the poor fellow who disclosed the manufacturer still has his job...

    Actually Dave from Planet X wrote with this info on the forum a while back - he was quite honest about how/where/why they source their frames. He also said they are supposed to have a UK exclusive on the frame - but I did see someone on ebay selling them for about £400 for a frame and forks at the time - not sure if they're able to get them now. Dave was very bullish about the quality of this new frame and they have had great feedback from the pro-riders who've been testing them .... Cycling Plus weren't so complimentary though in their bike of the year test - but one review doesn't necessarily mean much.

    Here's the previous thread:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12681808

    Do tell us more about this Ebay merchant you speak of.
  • spanielssonspanielsson Posts: 776
    Do tell us more about this Ebay merchant you speak of.

    This ebay seller has frames from Xpace who make the Nanolight

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Xpace-12k-Carbon- ... 45f201e33f
  • ScottiePScottieP Posts: 599
    Do tell us more about this Ebay merchant you speak of.

    This ebay seller has frames from Xpace who make the Nanolight

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Xpace-12k-Carbon- ... 45f201e33f

    I'm not sure that this was the same guy (I deleted the listing from my ebay - so can't find it again now) - but it's easy enough to set up a search on ebay .... to let you know when one comes up.

    I also found this site:
    http://www.wildoo.co.uk/rigida.htm
    My cycling blog: http://girodilento.com/
  • benjboybenjboy Posts: 258
    Great looking frames and at half the price of planet x..
    Keep the chain tight all the way.
  • They look different to the new Planet X Nanocarbon and clearly you are buying from an eBay seller and not a highly reputable company based in the UK with all the benefits that offers.

    I am getting one of these as a frameset at the end of this month for sure only problem is black or white?
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