Our legendary SL Pro Carbon frame delivers proven Pro Tour level performance, capable of outsprint and outclimb the best in the bunch.
The carefully hand tuned, carbon composite lay up uses a compact geometry that's been shaped by years of feedback from some of the fastest, hardest riders on the circuit.
Comfortable, smooth and seriously fast... Available with revamped graphics and new colour schemes
Note: The frame does not include forks, headset, seat clamp or front mech clamp. These should be purchased separately.
|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|
|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.
Hi wanh - don't worry. Got more due to arrive in the next week or so :-) Click the Request Stock Alert tab above and we'll drop you an email when they arrive.
Damm I was going to buy a black medium frame. your out of stock looks like I was too late. When will you get more in. Thanks.
Hi nickc - thanks for the feedback :-) You like it then? We're pleased you're pleased of course. Continue to pass the good word around won't you?
Got my SL Pro yesterday (a whole day earlier than expected which is always a good start - well impressed!). First impression before riding.....it looks fantastic and compared to my previous CX bike is as light as a feather and looks like it can go fast. Second impression after initial road test.....it is fast! Even under my 105kg mass it felt light yet handled extremely well. Third impression after riding my club TT last night was.....it is truly magnificent - I took 42 seconds off last weeks PB (now 26.28) and it was a fairly windy outing. Prior to buying the bike I had a short list of "off-the-peg" bikes as well as custom builds that I spent a few days deliberating over and I am so glad I went for the Planet X - it's great being able to fully customise the build and I was able to change the spec several times prior to it being built (customer service is excellent). I highly recommend the pearlescent white frame, it is stunning!
Hi Matthewn - you should be fine with that ;-)
Hi thanks for that. I was working on 100mm insertion so it should be fine. I saw some sad tales of too-little insertion - not for Planet-X frames! - and thought I should check.
Hi matthewn - Our mechanics recommend a minimum of 80mm inside the frame. But obviously, the more the better. Depends a lot on your weight, height etc too. Not worth sacrificing weight for strength if that's what you're proposing?
Hi, what is the minimum insertion length for seatposts in this frame? I bought one last month and am putting together an Ultegra build ultralight commuter bike (the weight target is
Sara it's on the photographers list to do this week.
hi, when will you get pictures of the pink frame?
Hi Dr Jake - silver graphics. No pics as yet. Sorry :-(
What colour is the lettering on the new pink Sl Frame? Do you have any pictures of the frame in pink available yet?
Darren, we've got XL Pink in the classic logo, if you fancy one of them. But he new graphics do look very bold in the flesh... 'Like us' on Facebook and get news on latest products, exclusive competitions and much more. http://www.facebook.com/planetxbikes
holla@ya - Are you likely to re-intro you free forks on the pro carbon frame range. - ..I too am not a big fan of your new logo, is a new pc available old logo branding - Im building with a a bike shimano 105/ultegra mix are these compatible..or do i need extras? ta very much? D
Hi Gabe - probably best to give Customer Services or our Tech expert (me) a ring.
Hi, thanks for the reply, but i can't understand the geometry table, could you tell me what size small and large would be in normal cm terms, like with other companies. This would be much appreciated thanks
Hi Gabe - click the 'geometry' tab above for frame dimensions etc. Not much difference at all in weight of the different sizes...100gms tops...maybe?
Hi, what would size small be in cm, Also what is the difference in weight between small and large. Thanks
Hi rexdog - The SL Pro frames are 3k twill weave finish and the Stealth tt frames are 12k woven. The Nanolight Hi-modulus is High Modulus Mitsubishi (T900).
what grade of carbon is the new sl pro made from
Hi JoeK - it'll be a shipment delay. Orders will be dealt with in strict rotation when they arrive. If you ordered a frame on its own (and not a bike build) it should be dispatched asap therafter. Bike builds will naturally take longer.
Hi, I noticed the due date for the black medium frames to come in stock has now gone up from the 28th to the 4th of May. Does this mean that there's been a delay or have they all been pre-ordered already? I don't suppose I could get an estimate for the wait if I ordered mine on the 20th of this month? Sorry to be an annoyance, I'd just like to know if I can apply for some races at the end of the month.
... and the small matter of 20% VAT
Graham - exchange rates maybe?
Is there a reason why the US site is selling the pro carbon frame and fork cheaper than the UK site is selling just the frame?
Hi Howard - I wouldn''r really recommend anything other than the FSA Orbit CE here... http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HSFSOCE/fsa-orbit-ce-headset ... or the Planet X integrated one here... http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HSPXINT/planet-x-integrated-headset
Ok thats great one last thing befor i buy. would a 45 x 45 hidden headset fit fine ? thanks
Hi Howard - it's a standard 68mm wide shell threaded for a BSA (English) bottom bracket.
Hello Their, Please could you tell me what type bottom bracket this take ? Thanks
Hi KPS - if you've got the recommended headset there shouldn't be a problem. Get it all fixed up, add the stem, adjust top cap etc then see how you get on. We don't fit headsets when customers buy just the frames and headets simply because all the parts WILL fall out without the stem being fitted.
Hi, I recently purchased the frame and forks and at the same time got an FSA integrated headset. I've only started putting the bike together but the headset kinda falls in, in fact theres a fair bit of clearance. Is this normal? I'm used to pressing in a headset but this just drops out unless I assemble with the fork!
Hi Steven - unfortunately your SRAM Rival 31.8mm front changer won't fit. You'll need a band-on front mech to fit a 34.9mm dia seat tube. Alternatively, a 'braze on' front mech with a 34.9mm one of these... http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FMPXCLAMP/front-mech-band-on-clamp
Hi, im interested in the frame, I have a sram rival groupset which i could put on, the clamp on the front mech is 31.8. Would this fit this frame? thanks
Hi Alan - yes I certainly do remember them. The good old days eh? Where did you get to then? You get posted ... or what? One minute you were there showing lots of promise ... then you just disappeared! Things have changed over the years. Kit is great now. Must be quite exciting for you. Red is the best without a doubt. Having said that Rival is still good stuff ... falls just below Ultegra but above 105 (just to give you some idea). For independant reviews, you could always Google Rival v Red and see what the unbiased great british cyclist thinks. Even the £999 SL Pro Rival bike is a corker! Speak nicely to the Mrs eh? ;-) Good to hear from you.
Hi Ian, after many years away from the sport. (Remember the St Neots eve 10's back in the 80's?) I’m looking for a new road bike. Budget is limited (ask my wife) Will there be an appreciable 300 quid of difference between SRAM Rival and Red groupsets? I might not be road racing again but certainly will be riding sportive at the very least.
Hello Ian, We have tried an SL Pro with SRAM Force with an X9 rear mech. However most of the bikes we spec do have an option of a compact chainset. I'll pass this request on for future consideration. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter and facebook/planetxbikes for the latest offers and n
Do you have any plans to build this bike with Sram Apex in order to offer an 11-32 cassette or would it be possible to tweak the build to incorporate a long cage derailleur and wide range cassette? Thanks
Hi Dan - yes. We build SL Pro bikes with SRAM Red components.... http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPR/sl-pro-carbon-sram-red No problem :-)
Can you SRAM Red components be fitted to this frame?
Hello Mr Salad (interesting name ... is there a story behind it?) - yes it is possible to mix and match but only when we've got the stock available to buy or to pre-order. Might be worth mentioning that we don't have any more pink SL Pro forks coming though. Any other colour combinations take your fancy?
Hi, Is it possible to mix & match? I'd like a black frame & pink forks. And can I order now to take advantage of the free forks offer even though pink is out of stock?
Hi Andy....hopefully (but of course we can't guarantee anything). How about buying one with a credit card as opposed to a debit card...that way you'll get an interest free loan for a while from your card provider ;-)
Hi I would like to buy the frame with the free forks option but cannot until next thursday 3rd March can you let me know if this option will still be available many thanks..