We've always led the field with our carbon frames, and now we're ready to show our hand in the growing market of disc only cyclocross frames. Using our years of experience with carbon fibre construction our designers have created a race tuned package that will keep you in front of the bunch.
Disc only is the way forward for cyclocross, and with more and more manufacturers offering disc compatibility on their groupsets, this is no flash in the pan product change. It's a performance upgrade that makes sense in muddy CX racing as much as it would if you ran this as a dirty road bike.
Full carbon construction gives a superbly light chassis - leading to characteristics, UK Cyclocross Blogger "CrossJunkie" refers to as "snappy handling and a very stiff response to hard out of the saddle efforts."
It's BSA Threaded Bottom Bracket allows for easy fitting and good bearing life in muddy British conditions. Big cross sections make for solid power transfer, but optimal layup and subtle monocoque shaping allows for compliance to keep you from being jarred from the pav_. Take note of the flattened top tube - it makes the ride better and it also means the bike sits on your shoulder nicely. Carbon's great like that.
We'll leave it to Crossjunkie to sum up the bike - read his review here - http://crossjunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/new-team-bikes-planet-x-pro-carbon-xls.html
This is the new definitive cross race winner. Available direct only Planet X. Limited quantities available, so don't delay.
Please Note: The frame is designed to run a Top Pull Front Mech such as Shimano's CX70 Front Derailleur. If you want to run a conventional Road Front Derailleur then you will need to buy this Pulley (Click Here)
|Frame Material||Toray T700 Carbon|
|Fork Material||Toray T700 Carbon with alloy steerer|
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||1223g (54cm)|
|Approx. Fork Weight (g)||769g (uncut steerer)|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||34,9|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||34,9|
|Disc mount||160mm direct post mount|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||31,6|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2 sets|
|Headset type||FSA "No.42 ACB/MT"|
|Head Angle (°)||71.2||71.3||71.5||72.7|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||120||133||147||162|
|Effective Top Tube (mm)||515||535||553||568|
|Seat Tube Length Centre to Top (mm)||510||540||570||590|
Seat Tube Length Centre to Centre (mm)
|Seat Angle (°)||74.3||73.9||73.5||73|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′3″ to 5′7″ (160cm-170cm)||Small (51)|
|5′8″ to 5′11″ (173cm-180cm)||Medium (54)|
|5′10″ to 6′2″ (178cm- 188cm)||Large (57)|
|6′1″ to 6′6″ (185cm- 198cm)||X-Large (59)|
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.