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Which one of these 2 bikes? Any help would be great.

Simmo200Simmo200 Posts: 6
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice
Boardman Road Team Carbon Bike Limited Edition 2013 or Planet X RT-57 SRAM Rival Carbon Road Bike

I need some help deciding this. Does anything stand out to you experts which suggests which way to go? I had a Boardman Carbon but it recently got stolen, all in all a good bike but thinking of a change. ... 65710#tab2 ... _road_bike


  • Simmo200Simmo200 Posts: 6
    Nothing? lots of views but no replies. Are they very similar?
  • bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,955
    On looks and spec then i would go PX all day long however for than money i would get the Cinelli Saetta from Wiggle as it looks miles better and has Campag :D and its reduced by about £700
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    Planet X for me although they are both decent choices.
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  • Shaun67Shaun67 Posts: 219
    I have no doubt that both bikes are very good, but I would also look at the buying experience. Halfords unfortunately are fools, why do Boardman sell through Halfords ???? If you live anywhere close to Planet X
    in either Rotherham or the new shop just south of Barnsley, call in and have a look. I quite liked the shops
    and the staff are very helpful. You can also get the bike fitted at Planet X, it would be fun to see Halfords
    attempt a fitting.
  • Simmo200Simmo200 Posts: 6
    Thanks, I was edging towards Planet X before being told the boardman was better.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    They are very similar in terms of spec. There is also the Mekk Poggio and the Cinelli Saetta at Wiggle for similar amount of money. The Saetta is probably the best from the lot IMO but only if it fits.
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  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 1,010
    I looked at the RT57, and ended up buying an SL carbon pro (from planet X). I love it, but it's my first road bike, so have nothing to compare it to. It was based on a visit to PX, and their recommendation.
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  • Simmo200Simmo200 Posts: 6
    Why was that mpatts?
  • mlefa30mlefa30 Posts: 64
    i am in the same dilemma, as looking at these 2 plus

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    just to really upset the "apple cart"

    i'm still undecided!!!!
  • Simmo200Simmo200 Posts: 6
    2 more good bikes there.

    I think I'm going for the Planet X, SRAM set seals it for me I think. I went to check out the Boardman today and I must admit it didn't jump out at me like previous boardman's so the extra £100 for the Planet X seems a good choice. Good reviews as well, seems like the speedier of the 2 bikes as well.
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