Forum home Road cycling forum Your road bikes

Planet-X SL Red. Red by name, red by nature....

springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
edited July 2011 in Your road bikes
Been a MTBer since I was 16, so haven't owned a road bike since I was about 14 (and now the wrong side of 40).

So picked myself up one of these.... (it is red, very red)

(thanks for looking!)

Frame: Planet-X SL (Red)
Forks: Planet-X SL v2 forks (Red)
Bars: 3TTT 4GXL MEX handlebar
Stem: Planet X Nanolight Stem
Headset: FSA Orbit CE Headset
Bar Tape: Cinelli Gel (red) Cork Bar Tape

Brake Levers: SRAM Red
Calipers: PX Ultra Light CNC Brake Calipers With Swissstop Brake Pads

Shifters: SRAM Red
Front Mech: SRAM Red
Rear Mech: SRAM Red

Seat: Planet X Superlight Team Saddle
Seat Post: Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged AlloySeatpost

Cranks/Chainrings/BB: SRAM Red / Hope Ceramic BB
Cassette: SRAM Rival 1070 Powerglide Cassette 12-26
Pedals: Shimano 6700 Ultegra SPD-SL

Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 3 Clincher
Tires: Conti Grand Prix 2009

Weight: 17.5 lb / 8 kg (sound about right?)

Planet-X SL Red

5263258595_0cff51891a.jpg

5263871278_a0067e6f4e.jpg

5263256251_43ff972b95.jpg

5263862740_1f55f11745.jpg

5263864566_7c7b61d580.jpg
Simon

Posts

  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Very nice :)
  • Very nice :)
    +1 :shock:
  • balthazarbalthazar Posts: 1,565
    Very shallow depth of field. A fast lens..?
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    Thanks for the comments. Very pleased ;like most bikes, looks better in the flesh (well, I think anyway!)
    balthazar wrote:
    Very shallow depth of field. A fast lens..?

    LOL.. very poor light honest (late afternoon and indoor)

    If you really are really interested,...
    Natural light. FF 50mm @ f1.4 @ around 1/30sec (IS enabled)

    Thanks again
    Simon
  • balthazarbalthazar Posts: 1,565
    LOL.. very poor light honest (late afternoon and indoor)

    If you really are really interested,...
    Natural light. FF 50mm @ f1.4 @ around 1/30sec (IS enabled)
    I really was interested! It's nice to see people using fast prime lenses.

    Bright red's definitely a correct colour for a bike, also..!
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    balthazar wrote:
    LOL.. very poor light honest (late afternoon and indoor)

    If you really are really interested,...
    Natural light. FF 50mm @ f1.4 @ around 1/30sec (IS enabled)
    I really was interested! It's nice to see people using fast prime lenses.

    Bright red's definitely a correct colour for a bike, also..!

    Love fast primes. Also have a Zeiss 85/1.4, but there is not enough room in my study to shoot my new bike with that!

    Yep. Everyone knows 'red' bikes go faster. Even 'google' agrees!

    Re: Comment in your thread.. (and to save spoiling your thread)... not sure how well known Argos is known outside of Bristol, but this is the Argos...
    http://www.argoscycles.com/www/frames.htm

    Had my (previous) MTB frame sprayed there... can't recommend them enough. Their custom steel frames looked amazing (obviously not as nice as yours)
    Simon
  • Very nice bike!!! I like the red!
  • balthazarbalthazar Posts: 1,565
    Love fast primes. Also have a Zeiss 85/1.4, but there is not enough room in my study to shoot my new bike with that!

    Yep. Everyone knows 'red' bikes go faster. Even 'google' agrees!

    Re: Comment in your thread.. (and to save spoiling your thread)... not sure how well known Argos is known outside of Bristol, but this is the Argos...
    http://www.argoscycles.com/www/frames.htm
    Me also. I live by my ancient Canon FD 50 f1.4... and I'm trying to ignore the recently announced Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 which fits my camera... luckily they're unavailable, so I'm fairly safe from drunken internet clickery.

    Thanks for the nice comments. Argos are very well known- I think generally considered amongst the top UK framebuilders and finishers (NapD was joking..!). Have fun on your high speed bike!
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    [ thanks for all the kind comments all :) ]


    Thought NapD was joking as Argos C seemed to be very popular on my visit (and the fact when I asked Merlin Cycles to delivery my frame there, they seemed to know Argos pretty well). But, I didn't know how highly rated they are.... just came across them by accident (as they are Bristol based)

    I must admit, the paint and build Argos did on my MTB was amazing. Nothing OTT, but just a very subtle two colour paint job. Over the years I owned it, I got many comments on how nice it looked.

    As for my racing bike... still haven't ridden it! Just been either too wet or icy. Have a mini duathlon (my first) in Feb, so need to get some training in. The upright gym bike isn't as enjoyable as riding a real bike :)

    Have a good Xmas!
    Simon
    Simon
  • Looks nice. Mine was posted last Monday and still hasn't arrived due to a backlog at the couriers. Damn the snow.
  • Mine arrived today. Very nice looking bike in the flesh and well built. I asked them to leave the steerer uncut, so that I can play about with stem height.

    I did notice that I've been given a 53/39 SRAM chainset rather than the compact FSA originally spec'd - I'll just have to build up my leg strength.

    Photography nowhere near as good as OP's

    5281138672_e891c13b87.jpg
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    Congrats. Looks v nice - and I'm sure 'better in the flesh.'

    tis' a lovely red. very 'famous italian sports car' kind of red.

    Has a conversation about 'compact vs standard' discussion earlier in the week with a friend, but without actually riding a road bike for many years, it was not something that I have an opinion - yet!

    Lets hope the snow disappears soon. Mines still looking too shiny!
    Simon
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    It's now used and a bit dirty, but riding well. A few photos on the road..

    5596951641_b057131c87.jpgBath100 by springtide9, on Flickr

    5595610917_2ed7936e24.jpgBath 100 by springtide9, on Flickr
    Simon
  • c0ugarsc0ugars Posts: 202
    Taking your bike to bed i think that might be a bit much. :D
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    A little upgrade...
    - Hope Ceramic BB
    - SRAM Red Chainset

    5900824327_c4d91bea53_z.jpg

    [email protected] http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6024/590 ... ea53_b.jpg
    Simon
  • ZachariahZachariah Posts: 782
    Very nice shot, almost like one of those tilt-shift pics that were all the rage last year. Makes the bike look like a miniature! Also all of your shots make the tubes look much thinner than mine seem to be.
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    @Zachariah : Thanks. Not a simulated tilt and shift.. just shot at f1.4 :)

    Another upgrade (just swapped to Conti GP Attack/Force for the summer)

    5926040918_152758779a_z.jpg


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/peppernet/ ... /lightbox/

    Maybe a little too much image processing on this one lol

    Have ordered some black tape for the bars... as (a) red gets dirty quickly & (b) think I've gone past the point of the bike being too red ;)
    Simon
Sign In or Register to comment.