Planet X London Road - 1x9 - CX race bike

ravey1981
ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
edited July 2015 in Your road bikes
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Frame: Planet X London Road (Medium)
Forks: Carbon fork to match above
Bars: 4ZA compact alloy
Stem: FSA 150 (110mm)
Headset: FSA Integrated Tapered
Bar Tape: Double wrap, cloth underneath, deda soft feel on top

Front Brake Lever: Sora 3500
Front Caliper: TRP Spyre
Rear Brake Lever: Sora 3500
Rear Caliper: TRP Spyre

Shifters: Sora 3500
Cables: Jagwire
Front Mech: N/A
Rear Mech: XT shadow 9 speed

Seat: Charge Spoon
Seat Post: ebay Carbon 31.6mm
Seat Post Clamp: Planet X superlight

Cranks: SLX Triple, rings removed
Chainring(s): 38T Superstar Narrow/Wide
Chain: KMC 9 speed silver
Cassette: HG50 11-30
Pedals: Shimano 520
Bottom Bracket: SLX Hollowtech 2

Front Wheel:
Rim: Alex Race 28
Spokes: plain gauge black
Hub: Novatech
Tube: Continental
Tire: Kenda kwicker wire bead

Back Wheel:
Rim: Alex Race 28
Spokes: plain gauge black
Hub: Novatech
Tube: Continental
Tire: Kenda kwicker wire bead

Accessories: Garmin out front mount (ebay cheap one), Shimano inline brake adjusters

Weight: 10.2kg without pedals

This bike was built with a new frameset and mostly new parts. Wheels, bars, saddle and cassette were donated from an older cx bike which will in turn be converted into a winter bike with full guards etc. New wheels will be bought for this as these are very heavy, 2200g for the pair without skewers, and these will go back to the winter bike. Drivetrain is a mix of mtb and road parts for durability and the possibility of running big mtb cassettes and small chainrings for longer rides (not races). Total spend so far is £500 give or take, new wheels will be circa £300 eventually so £800-850 all in.

My first cx race is on Wednesday....I can't wait!

Comments

  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    Nice!
    left the forum March 2023
  • ravey1981
    ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Thanks Ugo, followed you're advice going for the mtb mech.... means I have so many more gear options than a road based setup.
  • diamonddog
    diamonddog Posts: 3,426
    That looks very good.
  • Nice to see the finished build! Looks good mate!

    You'll be happy with the durability of the mtb stuff too!
  • woolwich
    woolwich Posts: 298
    Looks great. The drive train is just my kind of thing.

    Good luck on Wednesday!
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  • ravey1981
    ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Thanks. The race was very much a case of being chucked in at the deep end but I enjoyed it all the same, looking forward to the next one when I will know what to expect.... Bike performed brilliantly. Very very happy with it. The 1x drivetrain was faultless and it handled the twisty sections with ease. Brakes were spot on and now they have bedded in properly there is loads of power available. Just need some lighter wheels to complete the package!
  • seanorawe
    seanorawe Posts: 950
    Did the chain stay protector come with the frame?
    Cube Attain SL Disc
    Giant CRS 2.0
  • ravey1981
    ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Did the chain stay protector come with the frame?

    No, just one I had spare.
  • seanorawe
    seanorawe Posts: 950
    Its always something I mean to buy but never do. Its amazing how easy a jammed chain can take chunks of paint off the chain stay
    Cube Attain SL Disc
    Giant CRS 2.0
  • NeXXus
    NeXXus Posts: 854
    Love the 1x setups, looks so much cleaner asthetically..

    That zesty lime paint, looks nicer every time I see one. Itchy feet now, waiting to order mine
    And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.
  • ravey1981
    ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Love the 1x setups, looks so much cleaner asthetically..

    That zesty lime paint, looks nicer every time I see one. Itchy feet now, waiting to order mine

    Looks even better in the flesh. Really pleased with the bike now its been ridden and broken in. 1x9 is working flawlessly and so much less hassle than trimming a front mech constantly. Wheels have been changed for kinesis crosslights running vittoria XG tyres tubeless.

    New all up weight is 9.5kg. Probably got £850 ish in it so great value. Not losing out weightwise on bikes that are much more expensive...
  • seanorawe
    seanorawe Posts: 950
    Love the 1x setups, looks so much cleaner asthetically..

    That zesty lime paint, looks nicer every time I see one. Itchy feet now, waiting to order mine

    Looks even better in the flesh. Really pleased with the bike now its been ridden and broken in. 1x9 is working flawlessly and so much less hassle than trimming a front mech constantly. Wheels have been changed for kinesis crosslights running vittoria XG tyres tubeless.

    New all up weight is 9.5kg. Probably got £850 ish in it so great value. Not losing out weightwise on bikes that are much more expensive...

    Can't wait until mine arrives, i got the stealth black
    Cube Attain SL Disc
    Giant CRS 2.0
  • maxlite
    maxlite Posts: 293
    This is just the sort of build I'm thinking about....nice and light too!

    Always used to use mtb drivetrain on my cross builds
    Cervelo R5
    Cinelli Saetta
    Giant XTC
    Raleigh Classic