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Planet X XLS 'bitsa'

oldbazzaoldbazza Posts: 646
edited September 2014 in Your road bikes
Here's my nearly finished XLS.
Bought on ebay from Planet X's shop as a pre-built frame at an advantagous price this was going to be built up on a budget with parts I had and second-hand bits,as usual this didn't entirely happen and ended up splashing out on new calipers and a wheelset(hubs from Gabriel of this parish).
Pics show it in it's commute mode were it'll spend most of it's time although it will be used for winter club runs and maybe some actual cross duties;the club has a hill climb coming up so might use it for that.
Still some stuff to do and it needs some better pedals(poss Time atacs?) and maybe something like a Carradice bag for commuting duties in place of a rucksack.Also might get a bit longer stem to try and I'm currently seeing if it's worth getting my old set of Mavic a317/Cannondale fire wheels re-furbed(or even re-hubbed)to use as off -road wheels(with clement tyres?).

Specs;

Frame:  Planet X PRO XLS carbon
Forks:  Planet X CX carbon.
Bars:  FZA Stratos
Stem:  FZA Stratos.
Headset:  FSA tapered .
Bar Tape: FZA black.

Front Brake Lever: See Shifters.
Front Caliper:  TRP Spyre SLC.
Rear Brake Lever: See Shifters.
Rear Caliper:  TRP Spyre SLC

Shifters:  Shimano 105 Flightdeck.
Cables:  Jagwire.
Front Mech: Shimano cx 70 top-pull
Rear Mech:  Shimano 105 10- speed.

Seat:  FZA Stratos.
Seat Post:  FZA Stratos
Seat Post Clamp: Planet X

Cranks:  Miche race evo-max.
Chainring(s): 50-34.
Chain:  KMC.
Cassette:  Shimano tiagra 12-28.
Pedals:  Wellgo spd
Bottom Bracket:  Miche evo-max.

Front Wheel: 
RimH plus son Archetype
Spokes:Sapim
Hub;Novatec D712SB
Tube:  Michelin Airstop.
Tyre:  Vittoria Randonneur pro 2

Back Wheel: 
Rim:H plus son Archetype
Spokes :Sapim
Hub :Novatec D712SB(Shimano/Sram free-hub)
Tube: Michelin Airstop.
Tyre:  Vittoria Randonneur pro 2.

Accessories:  Garmin Edge 500,Deda dog tooth,FZA bottle cage,Cat-Eye lights.

Weight;9.5kgs( withArchetypes and minus bag and lights)

Pics(Yes I know the pics don't conform to how it 'should' look but this is how it's used);

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Ridley Helium SL (Dura-Ace/Wheelsmith Aero-dimpled 45 wheels)

Light Blue Robinson(105 +lots of Hope)

Planet X XLS 1X10(105/XTR/Miche/TRP Spyre SLC brakes

Graham Weigh 105/Ultegra

Posts

  • It's a good looking bike, what's it like to ride with those tires.
  • samsbike wrote:
    It's a good looking bike, what's it like to ride with those tires.

    Sorry for the late reply.

    The Randonneurs are ace;roll nicely on tarmac and pretty good on loose stuff even with a numopy like me steering it :roll:,can keep a good 30kph+ going on a nice flat surface .Only thing they don't like is wet long grass,but that's hardly a surprise.
    This is getting a load of use now and the Ridley has only been out on one club run in the last fortnight.

    Oh and it's now sporting a longer Deda stem and bars.
    Ridley Helium SL (Dura-Ace/Wheelsmith Aero-dimpled 45 wheels)

    Light Blue Robinson(105 +lots of Hope)

    Planet X XLS 1X10(105/XTR/Miche/TRP Spyre SLC brakes

    Graham Weigh 105/Ultegra
  • ratsbeyfusratsbeyfus Posts: 2,841
    Hi -Good looking bike. A clubmate is looking at one of these. Do you know if it'll take mudguards?


    I had one of them red bikes but I don't any more. Sad face.

    @ratsbey
  • There are no mudguards mounts but you can probably bodge something with p clips.
  • samsbike wrote:
    There are no mudguards mounts but you can probably bodge something with p clips.

    Yep,no mounts but might try some raceblades.
    Ridley Helium SL (Dura-Ace/Wheelsmith Aero-dimpled 45 wheels)

    Light Blue Robinson(105 +lots of Hope)

    Planet X XLS 1X10(105/XTR/Miche/TRP Spyre SLC brakes

    Graham Weigh 105/Ultegra
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    superb, love it.... :D
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