The Pro Carbon, Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-speed road bike is the perfect marriage of quality, performance and outstanding value for money. Our most versatile road bike, it's perfect for every cyclist who aspires to better.
There's more to the new Pro Carbon than just legendary performance, incredible value for money, stylish good looks and lustrous new paint jobs. The Pro Carbon has been perfected over years of continuous refinement that's why it's the obvious choice for every cyclist who aspires to better.
No one builds carbon road bike like Planet X. Because we control every step of production we ensure amazing quality and performance at prices no one else can match. The Pro Carbon Ultegra 6800 pairs our most popular road frame with our best selling groupset. Kitted out with race ready Khamsin wheels and luxury finishing kit from Selcof and San Marco it's a potent pairing.
The comfortable 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.
When we say that you're getting a bike with a full 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.
The Pro Carbon is often suggested as a great first road bike because of its affordable pricing, and it certainly is that. But it also provides better performance than many more expensive options, often 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 Ultegra 6800 delivers the performance, quality and comfort you want at a better price.
Please note that spec may be different to that displayed in the photograph, please see spec table for detail.
Bike is great to ride, it's up there with my other bike that was 3 times the price. Good finish attractive bike.
This bike is fantastic value for money. I was unsure whether to spend so much money on my first road bike but it is such a joy to ride I am loving cycling now. You feel the benefits of the lightness up the hills and, with a service from my local bike shop, the gears are swift and quiet. I have not seen any other bike come close for the money. Full carbon and Ultegra 6800 gears. Even bikes up to 2k don't come with this high spec.I would not hesitate to buy another if I needed to replace it.
Love the bike, the ride is great. Great value fore money in my opinion.
Great machine, which fits my small frame really comfortably and that goes and handles really well.
Happy with everything I received
As a newbie to cycling I bought this bike on a friends recommendation. Really really happy!!! Riding a 92 in December and a 108 in March and know that this bike will take me there!!!
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
|Bar Tape||Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black|
|Brake Front||Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper / Front / Grey|
|Brake Rear||Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper / Rear / Grey|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 Cassette / 11 Speed / 11-28|
|Chain||Shimano HG-700 11 Speed Chain / 116 Link|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 Chainset (Without BB) / 172.5mm / 50-34T / Grey|
|Front Mech||Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 Double Front Mech / Braze On|
|Handlebars||Selcof KP04 Aluminium Handlebar / 31.8mm / 42cm / Black|
|Rear Mech||Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 Rear Mech / Short Cage / 11 Speed / Grey|
|Saddle||San Marco Ponza Saddle / Carbon Steel / Black|
|Seatclamp||Planet X 6061T6 Forged Alloy Seatclamp Bolt Up / 34.9mm|
|Seatpost||Selcof 56 Aluminium Seatpost / 31.6mm / 350mm / Black|
|Shifter Pair||Shimano Ultegra ST-6800 STI Levers / Pair / Grey|
|Stem||Selcof KA04 Aluminium Stem / 31.8mm / 110mm / Black|
|Tyres||Hutchinson Nitro 2 Wired Tyre / 700c / 25mm / Black|
|Wheels||Vision Team 35 Road Clincher Wheelset / Grey / Shimano/SRAM 10/11sp|
|Inner Tube||Vavert 700c Inner Tube / 18-25mm / Presta / 60mm|
|Gear cables||Planet X Gear Cable Barrel Adjuster For Road Bikes|
|Front Mech||Front Mech Band on Clamp / 34.9mm / Black|
|Head Set||Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 10mm + 10mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black|
|Frame Spare||Planet X Carbon Steerer Fork Bung MK 2 / 1 1/8 inch|
|Head Set||FSA Orbit C Headset / 1 1/8inch / Black / Intergrated / 8mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Ultegra SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket|
|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.
|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|