Planet-X Nanolight Frameset

sunburntknees Posts: 272
edited April 2010 in Road buying advice
I recall there was a thread on here about this a couple of months back but nobody had really ridden one then. I'm looking for a Carbon frame to build up and this is one I was considering. I was therefore wondering if anyone had experienced one yet?

One thing that did confuse me is that the sizing info says: "This is a sportive geometry bike, so it has a slightly shorter top tube than the equivalent sized race geometry bike."

I found this strange as the rest of the blurb suggests its a race bike. Certainly, with tyre clearance for 24s only, this would suggest this is the case. Or is it a race bike with Sportive geometry???


  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    It is very much PR blurb as they are appealing to both markets....

    Ignore the blurb and just look at the charts and legths and compare to bikes you like / know.

    No idea on the ride but there's a huuuuge thread on them if you search
  • Thanks. That's very helpful but has anyone actually got one of these?

    Or do people only ride Boardmans on here?
  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    boardman here. cant match it at the price.
  • 2alexcoo
    2alexcoo Posts: 251
    I'd say it has an average to long top tube, but definitely not short!

    On the XL it's 5mm longer than the SL Pro Carbon, and the seat angle's half a degree steeper, so in total the reach will be a good 10mm more.