Here at Planet X, we're very proud of the quality that we can ensure by controlling every stage of the production of our bikes, from blueprint to bike rack. It also means we can offer unparalleled value for money by weeding out all the unnecessary costs. Now we've pushed ourselves harder than ever, every step of the way, to bring you the very best road bike for your money. The result: our best-selling Pro Carbon frame, kitted out with Shimano's race-level Ultegra 6800 11-speed groupset, FSA Team 30 wheels and our own high-quality finishing kit. The comfortable, versatile frame makes for a bike that can and will do everything on a road and a wide range of customization options allow you to tailor the bike to your needs and your uses. With some of the best drivetrain performance on the market today, it's a bike you won't want to upgrade for years to come. Weighing in at only 7.9kg for a medium, it's light too.
The versatile geometry of the Pro Carbon frame excels in any number of road applications. The mid-sized headtube keeps you in a moderate riding position, neither high enough to compromise aerodynamics nor low enough to be uncomfortable on longer efforts. The high quality Toray T700 carbon fibre construction provides stiffness where you need it and compliance where you want it. Skinny seat stays soak up road buzz and bumps while the compact front triangle and tapered headtube provide front-end stiffness and confident, responsive handling. Relaxing club rides, tough training sessions, challenging sportives or competitive races... the Pro Carbon shines at them all. Move your saddle forward and add some clip-on aero bars and you've got a great platform for trying out time trial or triathlon. It's not just a jack of all trades: it comes pretty close to mastering them all as well.
Many manufacturers advertise bikes with a certain groupset, only to fit the bare minimum components to get away with using the right brand names in their adverts. That's not what we're about at Planet X and when we say that you're getting a bike with a Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset, that's what you're getting. Brakes, derailleurs, shifters, crankset, the whole hog. Full integration, full compatibility; all components working as intended in perfect tandem with each other to provide 11 speeds of smooth, assertive shifting. Not that the parts aren't impressive by themselves as well. The crankset features the same innovative asymmetric 4-armed design as Shimano's top-end Dura Ace which drops both weight and increases stiffness. Further weight reductions are made courtesy of the newly refined ergonomic STI shifters with carbon levers. The brakes benefit from dual pivot actuation with improved modulation and increased stopping power. The oversized front derailleur arm reduces the amount of lever throw required during shifts, making switching rings easier than ever, and feedback conistantly positive. Shimano are reknown for the technological ingenuity of their products and Ultegra 6800 is the embodiment of their single-minded commitment to continually improving performance.
The Pro Carbon is often suggested as a great first road bike because of the pricing, and it certainly is that. But it also provides better performance than many more expensive options, matching the 'best bikes' of seasoned racers. Partnering it with Ultegra 6800 just puts it in a whole new category. Whatever your requirements, whatever roads you want to ride, the Planet X Pro Carbon 6800 is the bike you want at a better price.
|Frame:||Planet X Pro Carbon Road Frame|
|Fork:||Planet X Pro Carbon Road Fork|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 Double Front Mech / 34.9mm / Grey|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 Rear Mech / Short Cage / 11 Speed / Grey|
|Shifters:||Shimano Ultegra ST-6800 STI Levers|
|Chainset:||Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 Chainset / Grey|
|Cassette:||Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 Cassette / 11 Speed / 11-28|
|Chain:||Shimano Ultegra CN-6800 11-Speed Chain|
|Front Brake:||Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper / Front / Grey|
|Rear Brake:||Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper / Rear / Grey|
|Handlebars:||Planet X Road Bar Strada Shallow Drop / Matte Black / 42cm / 31.8mm Clamp|
|Bar tape:||Planet X Cork Handlebar Tape|
|Stem:||Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem 110 mm / Polished Black / 6 Degrees / 31.8mm Clamp|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit C Headset / 1 1/8" / 8mm|
|Wheels:||FSA Team 30 Wheelset / 700c|
|Front Tyre:||Planet X Rage Tyre / 700c / Black / 23mm|
|Rear Tyre:||Planet X Rage Tyre / 700c / Black / 23mm|
|Inner Tube:||Planet X Inner Tubes|
|Saddle:||San Marco Ponza Arrowhead Saddle / Carbon Steel / Black|
|Seatpost:||Planet X Light Alloy Seatpost / 31.6mm / Polished Black|
|Seat Clamp:||Planet X 6061T6 Forged Alloy Seatclamp Bolt Up / 34.9 mm|
|Pannier rack compatible:||No|
|Bottle cage bosses:||2 sets (1 set on Small)|
|Number of Gears:||22|
|Weight:||7.90 kg (17lb 6oz)|
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||1124|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||31.6|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Wheels||700C. with clearance for 25mm tyres|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||1 set on size small, 2 sets on all other sizes|
|A||Head Angle (°)||72||72.5||73||73.5|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||125||145||165||190|
|C||Effective Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||530||547||570||590|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||74||73.5||73||72.5|
|E||Seat Tube Length Centre to top(mm)||440||480||520||560|
|F||Chainstay Length (mm)||408||408||408||408|
|G||BB Drop (mm)||68||68||68||68|
|H||Standover Height (mm)||720||740||775||780|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′3″ to 5′7″ (160cm-170cm)||Small|
|5′8″ to 5′11″ (173cm-180cm)||Medium|
|5′10″ to 6′2″ (178cm- 188cm)||Large|
|6′1″ to 6′6″ (185cm- 198cm)||X-Large|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can vary greatly with riders' torso length. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for a slightly shorter stem. If you think you are borderline between sizes, and you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for the smaller frame size. If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, go for the larger frame size to get the extra top tube length.
As the frame sizes increase, so does the length of the head tube. If you are inflexible or perhaps have a history of back problems, consider going for a larger frame size. This will increase the relative height of the handlebars making the position less “extreme”. The larger frame will also have a longer top tube, so you’ll need to compensate for this with a shorter stem.
Had mibe 3 yrs now, got the SRAM RED version at the time. super light bike still envy of bking pals who have brought new bikes Giant, Trek to name a few, but the Carbon Pro is lighter and was cheaper, still makes me laugh as i chuckle to myself as we free wheel down hills and i end up first. Greta bike rapid instant gear change no hassle. Have only changed the tyres to continental 4000's and rear cassettes as i needed a chain. Completed many hill rides and the coast to coast in a day on this bike. Guys at my local shop fighting over who got to test ride after they changes the cassettes, even rode back to mine as they deliver. Can't fault the service from the guys at Planet X, got mine from the Sheffeild shop, still a regular customer on line and can't fault that either.
A beautiful ride
The bike is really good. Even better than I expected.
Amazing bike although the Fsa Team 30 wheelset was awful rumbling bearings and built for show not durability. Planet-X were amazing about this and sorted it out very Quickly. Ultegra and carbon frame for this price is truly unbeatable I was blown away with the quality and service. Buy one you will not be disappointed.
Superb bike to ride well built worth every penny!!! Will recommend to my friends
My first road bike and I couldn't be happier with it... fantastic spec for the price.. excellent.
Bike is fantastic, Packaged fantastically a few mins after it arrived I was out and I can honestly say I am over the moon with my choice as it is so much easier to ride than my old hybrid.
Thank you for this amazing bike - so light and so fast.
Love Love Love Love it - THANKS x x x
A truely wonderful bike, thank you
Got this bike almost 2 months ago with Ultegra 6700. Was a little bit sad because a few days after me puting an order PlanetX decided to fit full 6800 into this bike. It is my first road bike (I've been using MTB before for commuting) and it is great, fast and light. I've also ordered "Eur" style brakes, and received UK style, but after a chat with customer service they refunded me the money I spent on swaping them. Cannot say a bad word!
Very good value for money and meets all my expectations.
First trip/lap showed that it is excellent bike. It was easy to build up too. Price -quality is excellent.
I ordered this bike because simply put there was nothing anywhere close to it in terms of spec for the price at the time ( 999 ). I had been thinking of upgrading an old bike, but just the set of Ultegra components were > 500 worth, so decided to order this instead. I guess, not suprisingly considering the price, I was initially frustrated by my order being put on hold due to out of stock components, despite the web site still saying all sizes still in stock. I started to worry about the 21 day build time on top of this delay. To be fair, everytime I rang up the phone was answered quickly & politely. To be fair once the bike was marked up as instock, the build & delivery of the bike was done in around a week, so my total delivery time was approx 24 days.How about the bike itself. Well I cycle 100+ miles a week & have been using a Boardman Hybrid Comp, but with 23mm road tyres, so I wasnt really sure what sort of improvement I would see if any... However, I have to say really impressed once I got used to it. Easily adds 1 mph to cruising speed for the same effort, & top end is much higher due to riding position / higher gearing. Bike is incredibly light ( the boardman is just over 10kg so can confirm a big difference), but also very comfortable...I guess these are the areas where the Carbon frame really does reap benefit. I guess not the latest trick frame - has external cabling, but for the money an absolute bargain
Gears were not properly adjusted Ordered Euro-style brakes but UK-style was delivered
Good price...I like the bike
My first road bike so have nothing to compare it to but seems like a fantastic machine, very light and good gearing system. Looks well and very pleased with the purchase of this bike, would recommend it, especially in this price bracket
You won't get more bang for your buck. I can't fault this bike, same spec as my £3500 Trek except for external cable routing. Wish there was a store in London.
I had ordered Euro-style brakes, but got UK-style. Had to exchange right and left brake cables myself. Also had to replace the bar-tape because of this.
Started with a 300 k race without prior use. Not the smartest way to start but it perfomed well. Nice set up even if it felt a litte bit unstable in the front going downhill in speeds over 50 km/h.
Not had time for an extensive test ride yet, but it made me smile on the spin around the block and the bike is clearly exceptional value at 999. Worries about the reputation of PX customer service turned out to be largely unwarranted, but I wish there was an option of an alternative courier. Waiting for a yodel delivery is like playing Russian roulette, and I'd happily have paid a premium to use a more reliable courier company, or be given the option to pick the bike up in person.
I'm very happy with the bike. It's not quite as light as I thought it would be but it's still excellent for the money.
The bike came after 17 days so quicker than planned.It was well put together although I had to tweek the gears (5 min job).I paid 999.99 for it which I think is stunning value for money.The ride feels good and responsive.The frame isn't cutting edge (no hidden cables)but does appear to be wellmade/finished.In all well happy,i would of paid the 1200 that it is now selling for.
Bought whilst still at the 999.99 price point, which represents stunning value for money. Light and responsive, notice a little flex in the frame, but nothing excessive. Good customer service in terms of informing of build/delivery date, however, had some issues with the front derailleur, which was not setup correctly (clamped too low, limits incorrect).
Got the bike sooner than the 21 days stated, customer service excellent, stunning looking bike in matt black, took it for a 75 mile ride for its first outing and the bike never missed a beat, very light and brilliantly built. After about 2 miles of riding it felt like I'd been riding the bike for years, confidence grows very quick on this bike and the carbon frame absorbs a lot of the bumps on the Northumberland roads. The bike is quick, responsive, and when you get out of the saddle and apply the pressure its unreal. I'd definitely recommend this bike to anyone and would give it more than five stars if I could. I'm just short of 5 10" with an inside leg of 32" and was stuck between sizes, went for the large with an 80mm stem oppose to the 100mm standard one, definitely the right choice as I've still had to put the seat up quite a bit and think I'd of been too hunched up on the medium.
Very good value for money bike with the specs it has.Very good build quality and excellent perfomance on the road for me as a newby. Will be buying my next bike from planet x. Excellent customer service epdates.
I'm really happy with the bike. A lot of my friends were casting envious looks as I whizzed past them on it for the first time (of many) last night.
Wow this bike is light compared toy mountain bike, it is fast even though a sustaining a knee injury I'm taking it easy but the feel of the bike is so different it's going to take awhile for to get used to. One thing I've noticed it is very responsive on the road for a bike with no suspension,the ultegra gearing very quick n smooth so all in all once my knee injury has fully heeled I'm going to take it out for a long ride WITH THE SPD PEDALS ON.happy riding ppl
No hassle service from Planet X. Excellent
Had the bike a week and rode the Dragon ride on it. 225km and it flew around the course. Super stiff on the climbs and would really recommend the compact crankset as it makes climbing fun! Great value for money. Just two points. 1st, on a medium frame you will need side entry bottle cages as the mounts are a little high. And 2, spend more on the wheels and do not get the basic Vision or Shimano ones. This bike deserves much better wheels and the Visions are not good when it comes to changing tyres.
Had mine delivered today, great bike with quality components and handles beautifully. Customer service from plant x has also been top class, answered e-mails promptly and kept me informed as to when the bike was being built and delivered. First class all round.
Picked mine up from the shop today and after a single afternoon/evening with it I'm blown away.I'm coming from a B'Twin Sport 2 with carbon fork, alu frame with carbon seat stays and a sora group set. After I'd spent the money and was waiting for the build I started to get paranoid that I'd spent a large amount of money on something that wouldn't be that noticeably better. I'm glad to say the paranoia was unjustified and this bike is worth every penny.The geometry of the frame just pulls you up the hills it almost feels like you're on a ski lift, and the shifting of the Ultegra groupset compared to the Sora is just a world apart - this is particularly noticeable on the front mech when you're moving up to the big ring which is just instantaneous and near-effortless.Thank you Planet X for making this calibre of machine available to mere mortals - Sheffield is proud to have you.
This bike ia a winner !!! This bike was going to be a second bike to my Trek 5.2 project 1 but I havent ridden or even thought about riding the Trek since I took the Planet X out of the box. amazing bike for the money. I would recomend this bike to a novice roadie or a seasoned rider on a budget. well worth the 5 stars. well built with quality parts. all i had to do was turn the bars and ride.
An absolute stunner, and quite unbelievable VFM (esp if Revenue Canada forget to charge me import duties and taxes...!)
Fantastic bike at a fantastic price. I previously had Sora groupset and the difference is massive. Flying up hilss and breaking speed records down them!!Service from Planet X turned out to be really good as very little communication early on and a mistake when i called to alter something. However, once i was in the build queue I received calls and emails to keep me updated.Fantastic Bike!
As far as I can judge it the bike, It´s excellent!
Firstly, great service from purchase to delivery. Second, frame and Ultegra 6800 group set is very good. Here's the warning! Do not buy the fsa vision 30 wheel set with this bike. The rims are so poor in quality that it takes a long long time to get the tyres off and then back on. And when you do you need to use tyre levers and you'll stuff the tube. I spent hours last night on these and as I only got the bike this week have emailed PX to ask to return them for a whhel set which deserves to be on this bike.
very pleased with the quality of the build. great componentry at great price
Just got this yesterday and only went out and did seven miles but I already love it - even though I got a puncture right at the end of the ride. Having only commuted before on a hybrid, the speed it picked up was amazing - and while the Ultegra gears had me flummoxed for a while, I soon worked them out. Brilliant bike,I have to say, I thought the Planet X customer service was brilliant. I went and ordered in-store at the Barnsley branch and the guys there couldn't have been more helpful. They said 21 days and it was ready on the nose. I did the Retul fitting yesterday with Charlie who was, again, brilliant. It took about 90 minutes and he was both very thorough and very friendly. The bike feels like it was made to fit.Throughout, they were very understanding given they were dealing with a rookie and simplified all the jargon so I knew what they were talking about.Thanks guys.
I would not hesitate to recommend a pro carbon, especially with the 11 speed ultegra groupset. First shakedown 50 mile ride completed and it was awesome. Super light weight and very responsive with no hint of any kind of frame flex. I checked the usual online and major manufacturers before ordering and I am very happy with my final choice. Excellent overall package and unbeatable value for money.
value for money, now they just need to ensure orders are build as requested.
I am over the moon with this bike, its a complete bargain. I've had a few road bikes and this beats them all. Did 70 miles today for a shakedown and it never missed a beat, the new 11 speed Ultegra shifts flawlessly and the bike responds very well. I'm 6 foot and chose the large frame and its very comfortable. In fact i normally get back ache but no sign of it today. Planet X service was great, I had emails and phone calls and the bike arrived as per date given. Bike was very well built and I'm really pleased. 5 stars +
I had been looking for a while at getting my first Road Bike, I looked at many Bikes, and read countless reviews.I kept coming back to the Pro Carbon though, and once I received the email that they were offering the full Ultegra 11 Speed, my decision was made.I had to wait a while, all the time I was wondering weather I had made the right decision, but I need not have worried, straight out of the box the Bike looks superb, frame is well finished, and the components are great.First ride on it did not disappoint, I really did not want to stop.I was unsure on the size so emailed Planet X, they responded quickly with their recommendation, it fits perfectly.You will not be disappointed with this bike.
Great bike Staff could not have been more helpful Didn't order on line as was unsure of frame size and stem length.Well worth the hours drive up the M1 to get there advise. Only managed a short ride so far due to weather confirmed that this is going to be a great ride.the Ultegra shifting is spot on.Have always been a campag user..up to now.Definite convert to shimano 10out of 10for service and value
My first carbon bike from alu. Each pedal stroke transfers straight to power with the full Ultegra and the light weight of bike has meant in my first test ride I achieved a personal achievement on strava on the local hill climb. Great value for money!
I have been club cycling for 30 years, in that time I have ridden a lot of bikes including the early carbon efforts. This bike is simply outstanding, the position was very easy to achieve for me giving me a comfortable ride with a balanced posture. It climbs well, responds quickly to any out of saddle output and is stable on high speed descents, the Ultegra gears work effortlessly. The wheelset is very good nice smooth bearings in the hubs and the semi aero rims of the Vision Team 30's seem to work well on the faster flat section of any ride.Why buy a 'Badge' to be in with the in-crowd when this gem of a bike exists, If you are umm-ing and ahh-ing go for it! its the best money I have ever spent on a bike.
amazing bike - my first Carbon and highly recommended - feels a bit too stretched fwd but probably is just me .. Saddle felt v uncomfortable at start but after a few long rides it feels great
If I could give 6 stars I would - Very pleased customer. Firstly with the bike, fantastic bit of kit... nowhere else can you find this kind of quality for that price - you know that if you've done your research, but when it arrives. You will realise Planet X have really delivered on their promises. My bike actually took a little longer than planned to arrive due to the number of orders they had to process at the time. Planet X were great, they got in touch early to let me know this would be the case, and re-assured me they were doing everything they could - I even got a call from their CEO. Although frustrated, it made a huge difference to me that they are so involved in delivering a high level of service. And even sent me a few goodies afterwards to make up for it. Thank you Planet X - I would recommend this bike and company to anyone.
My first Carbon Bike and I certainly took some time looking around at different manaufacturers. I finally decided on the Pro Carbon and wouldnt look back.Spec is great, its comfortable, fast and looks fantastic in Matt black.negatives - I'm not to sure of the saddle (personal choice)and in comparison to my Giant the front end feels light and will take a little time to get used to.My customer service experience was not great, however saying that I contacted the Edinburgh store that has just opened and they sorted my problem out within 1/2 hour so Thanks Stuart.overall I would highly reccomend this bike.
Turn it up to 11 with a carbon road bike and Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra 6800 groupset
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