Planet-X Pro Carbon – what size and should I?
Following on from a recent Planet-X thread, I’m getting increasingly drawn to a Planet-X Pro carbon frame.
However, I’m right on the boundary of the medium and large sizes, at 5ft 10.
What size do other people ride?
I know the weight isn’t up there with the latest sub 1kg carbon frames, but it would surely still be a chunk of weight lighter than my Genesis Aether alu frame?
Would their owners recommend them at £399 + £99 for fork????Posted 4 years ago
So the consensus is about 50/50 split…..
The effective top tube length on a medium looks about the same as what I currently ride, but the head tube is quite a bit shorter…
In the absence of a test ride, think I’d have to go with Brant for the deciding vote!
Do you know if there are any good (better) deals due sometime soon Brant 😉Posted 4 years ago
I’m 5 10 and have a large (which PX advised) with a 100mm stem (a 90 would probably be a little better) had it for a few years no probs, light, comfy, cant feel so called flex (but never ridden a ‘high end’ carbon frame to compare. throw some good wheels on and your laughing!Posted 4 years agoconcretejMember
I’ve ridden a small SL pro for 4 years now and im 5ft 8. Also have a s old Giant OCR in small size which is similar dimension to Planett X. I used to ride a medium OCR which was fine with a few adjustments like stem but after a year or so I knew it was not ideal size, it just never felt totally tailored and manouverable for my size. I’d imagine you would need a medium being two inches taller.Compared to aluminm frames this bike softens all road chatter and is queiter too. I have never felt flex in frame or fork myself and power is transferred to wheels as good as any ally frame. You could pay more but im not sure it would be worth it.Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
Mate has just picked one up on the C2W scheme. It is the white one that’s on the site now. It was lovely actually, and very light. I’ve just put a deposit down on a Giant Defy carbon on the C2W and it had me wondering if I should re-consider.
He’s about 5’10” and had a medium. He reckoned it was perfect for him but to my eye he had a hell of alot of seat post showing. Not sure if its deceptive due to the sloping top tube though.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
I haven’t held a Planet X frame, but I have compared an Aether frame and fork to a Boardman Carbon F&F and there’s not as much in it as I expected.
But would you be interested in a Boardman Carbon F&F for half the price of the PLanet X? One careful owner and I’m pretty sure it’d fit you.
Email in profile if yr interestd.
🙂Posted 4 years ago
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