Planet X Carbon Frames?

tomcog
tomcog Posts: 105
edited October 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi All,

Planet X are banging out their pro frames for only £249.99 at the moment...
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRP ... e-new-logo

Just wondered if any of you have had any experience of these, and what you think about it!!

Thanks All!

Comments

  • ductions
    ductions Posts: 274
    Only the large pink frame is £249.99. I have a (out of action) planet x pro carbon. I really liked the frame, but then again I've never ridden another carbon frame. I'm probably going to buy another one to replace my broken frame.
  • tomcog
    tomcog Posts: 105
    Haha thats the one id have ;)!!

    Colour means nothing if they are that cheap!!

    Think ill get this one ordered up thenn

    Thanks buddy
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    And only £70 for the matching pink fork. That's a bit of a bargain. If it was available in small I'd probably get one for my girlfriend :wink:
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  • sheffsimon
    sheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    tomcog wrote:
    Hi All,

    Planet X are banging out their pro frames for only £249.99 at the moment...
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRP ... e-new-logo

    Just wondered if any of you have had any experience of these, and what you think about it!!

    Thanks All!

    Hardly banging them out - they have only one in stock at that price :?
  • tomcog
    tomcog Posts: 105
    Do you want to get anymore picky?
  • tomcog wrote:
    Do you want to get anymore picky?

    Fantastic, ask people what they think then criticise them. :roll:
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  • sheffsimon
    sheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    tomcog wrote:
    Do you want to get anymore picky?

    Nope.

    Decent frames for the money BTW :)
  • gmb
    gmb Posts: 456
    When I bought my PX I thought about buying the pink (old logo style) with a black fork just to calm it down a bit. I was too chicken and went for the white. I wish now I'd been brave enough to just go for it.....
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Oh, if I had the money!
  • bigpikle
    bigpikle Posts: 1,690
    am I the only one that hates the Planet X marketing approach on stuff like this?

    The TT frame 'FROM £299' but only the XL in red is £299 and they are out of stock...what a surprise. Then there was the merino base layers and funny how the normal sizes were twice the price of the others etc etc. The SRAM RED build bikes that dont have much Red on them at all etc etc...

    I know there are some bargains to be had but this whole approach to marketing makes me feel they are being dishonest and underhand and puts me right off. Its a shame as I want to like them and feel like I'm somehow getting a bargain but it all just leabves a bad taste in my mouth :(
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  • sheffsimon
    sheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    Bigpikle wrote:
    am I the only one that hates the Planet X marketing approach on stuff like this?

    The TT frame 'FROM £299' but only the XL in red is £299 and they are out of stock...what a surprise. Then there was the merino base layers and funny how the normal sizes were twice the price of the others etc etc. The SRAM RED build bikes that dont have much Red on them at all etc etc...

    I know there are some bargains to be had but this whole approach to marketing makes me feel they are being dishonest and underhand and puts me right off. Its a shame as I want to like them and feel like I'm somehow getting a bargain but it all just leabves a bad taste in my mouth :(

    Hate is way too strong a word for it, but I would agree advertising "frames from £250", when all they have is one large pink one at that price is a bit devious, especially when all other options are £200 more.

    Just marketing I guess.

    They seem to have sold the pink one now, but still showing as "frames from £250".
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I've not noticed that with PX - I get the emails with Merino tops at £XX and I go and buy them for that price ? Maybe if you're late looking then they'll be out of stock ? Or have they just started doing this ?
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I've not noticed that with PX - I get the emails with Merino tops at £XX and I go and buy them for that price ? Maybe if you're late looking then they'll be out of stock ? Or have they just started doing this ?
  • I may have bought the last pink one so sorry if I beat anyone to it! :P

    Not sure on if some white components would tip it over the edge into super feminine or not?
  • white91
    white91 Posts: 431
    Bigpikle wrote:
    am I the only one that hates the Planet X marketing approach on stuff like this?

    The TT frame 'FROM £299' but only the XL in red is £299 and they are out of stock...what a surprise. Then there was the merino base layers and funny how the normal sizes were twice the price of the others etc etc. The SRAM RED build bikes that dont have much Red on them at all etc etc...

    I know there are some bargains to be had but this whole approach to marketing makes me feel they are being dishonest and underhand and puts me right off. Its a shame as I want to like them and feel like I'm somehow getting a bargain but it all just leabves a bad taste in my mouth :(

    Just like Chain Reaction, but everyone seem to bum them!
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    white91 wrote:
    Bigpikle wrote:
    am I the only one that hates the Planet X marketing approach on stuff like this?

    The TT frame 'FROM £299' but only the XL in red is £299 and they are out of stock...what a surprise. Then there was the merino base layers and funny how the normal sizes were twice the price of the others etc etc. The SRAM RED build bikes that dont have much Red on them at all etc etc...

    I know there are some bargains to be had but this whole approach to marketing makes me feel they are being dishonest and underhand and puts me right off. Its a shame as I want to like them and feel like I'm somehow getting a bargain but it all just leabves a bad taste in my mouth :(

    Just like Chain Reaction, but everyone seem to bum them!

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