- Anything better than budget planet X road bikes ?
Some of the Vitus and Boardman racers tend to also have good spec for the money. Not sure if either do 0% finance but you can get at least 2 years on a 0% credit card these days so that maybe another option.
Edit – after a quick look Boardman don’t have the spec bike I considered just over a year ago – that was carbon frame / 105 hydraulic disc grouoset etc for £1350. Wiggle have the carbon Vitus Zenium either with tiagra for £999 or 105 hydraulic for £1399. Both with interest free finance. I’d consider that vs Planet X.
Maybe also check Paul’s bikes as they often have heavily discounted road bikes – when I looked they had good deals on Cube and Giant road bikes.
I actually went aluminium and a Cannondale Caad12 105 disc as an lbs had one in stock on sale that I could sit on – so I bought from them. It was also a similar weight to similarly priced carbon bikes (£1200 it cost).Posted 4 months agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
My son has been regularly using a carbon Planet X for a good few years now but he’s never been happy with it on Alpine descents, flexy is the word he uses. Recently bought a Bowman which he much prefers despite it being aluminium and was very pleased with it on a week’s holiday in Girona. In July he’ll be using the Bowman for the Maratona dles Dolomites event.Posted 4 months agomrb123Member
This is a steal if they’ve got the right size left.Posted 4 months agobrantSubscriber
My son has been regularly using a carbon Planet X for a good few years now but he’s never been happy with it on Alpine descents, flexy is the word he uses.
Original ProCarbons, until recently still the best selling frame, were on the compliant side of things under an aggressive or heavy rider.
Without knowing which frame, or what model it’s hard to help more with this feedback.Posted 4 months agoChewMember
I have one of these as my winter bike
A good bike for the money and will come in his budget, along with finance options.Posted 4 months ago
Then you can just upgrade the wheels at a later date.SandyThePigMember
I bought a PX London Road a few years ago with SRAM hydraulics etc. While it was light it just felt dead flimsy and I was never happy with it. I’ll admit to being a bit disappointed with it.
It was a stopover bike while my main commuter (hub gear, steel frame, hydraulic brakes) was fixed up. Sold it for £300 after having done around 4000 miles on it.
I think the lesson I learned from that was never buy a bike remotely unless you’ve actually ridden one and know what you’re getting. PX / on-one are quite good for cheap and cheerful disposable clothing accessories (buffs gloves etc random stuff like that) but in my limited experience I’d probably steer clear of their bikes from now on.Posted 4 months agotwowheelsMember
@mrb123 re. the Scultura disc at Paul’s Cycles – any idea how they size up?
The “54cm” appears to actually be a 56cm ETT with 39cm reach. I am 182.5cm with normal proportions currently riding a 57cm ETT/397mm reach but 90mm stem (L Arkose) so tempted to take a punt.
£750 real cost (on cyclescheme) seems pretty decent for an Ultegra disc bike.Posted 3 months ago
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