Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike

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  • Premier Icon Caher
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    New Boardman CX is out – could give the Planet X at 899 a run for its money?
    http://www.boardmanbikes.com/cx/cx_team.html

    Jamie
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    New Boardman CX is out – could give the Planet X at 899 a run for its money?
    http://www.boardmanbikes.com/cx/cx_team.html

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/2014-boardman-cxs

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    For 899 that is very tempting. I’d actually rather see one more model up the range (or maybe an elite series model) with better spec for a bit more cash. What do people think of the Apex stuff? I’ve had a quick play with the shifters and I didn’t like them much but then I’m use to Shimano ones.

    grum
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    For a ‘do it all’ bike would you not want to be able to put a rack on it? Or are we talkin a different kind of ‘do it all’.

    Does look ace for the money though.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    For a ‘do it all’ bike would you not want to be able to put a rack on it? Or are we talkin a different kind of ‘do it all’.

    The boardman? It’s got rack mounts.

    grum
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    I was talking about the Planet X. 🙂

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Anyone got one yet? Seems to come out quite heavy on the spec sheet. Weighty wheels?

    lazyboy43
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    I have had my CX pro XLS for just over year now and I absolutely love it. I had it custom built from the frame and fork up with iron cross wheels and originally 105 10speed with cx70 cranks, flat bar shifters and Xt hydro brakes. A few months back I changed to a compact 105 crankset now that my legs have built up the strength for it and it now goes like a shower of s#$t off a blanket.
    I only use it as a commuter and weekend ride bike but it is by far the best bike I have ever owned.
    For what it cost me I can’t find a bike for less than double what I paid with a similar quality of spec or weight.
    The only thing I can suggest watching for is the toe overlap with the front wheel. Check your frame size if you have big feet as it will be a problem. I am 5″9 with size 9 feet on a 54cm frame and it is a bit of pain in the arse but not very often and does nothing to diminish my enjoyment of riding it.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Odd first post!

    Jamie
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    Not really. OP probably came across the thread via Google, and didn’t realise it was a 8 month old thread.

    ….possibly.

    Premier Icon eat_more_cheese
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    Ooh I do like a good thread resurrection! Fwiw he’s bang on…great bike, super fast, not sure about the spec 105 gear ratio but it’s something I can live with. Do need more power up loose steep climbs compared to old cx – find my weight has to be positioned more over back wheel for traction, but that’s an inevitability due to its weight. The wheel/toe thing I’ve had on pretty much every cx bike I’ve ridden (size 10/57)

    lazyboy43
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    Yeah you are right, I do realise its an old post but I am still trying to find a better bike than this for the money.
    One thing I did forget to mention is the BB. If you want to run shimano cranks without a BB adapter for the 24mm shaft. Raceface make a PF30 BB for 24mm shafts ie shimano. Or you can use creaky old adapters.
    Or you can use SRAM

    Premier Icon brant
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    New frames are BSA threaded. Original batch were PF 30.

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