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About Planet X Bikes


Founded in Sheffield in 1988, England over a quarter of a century ago, Planet X is an award winning, proudly independent employee-owned firm, which is run by riders, for riders, offering class-leading products at unbeatable prices. We design and build Planet X, On-One and Titus products, and sell over 10,000 bicycle products worldwide. From the wonderful that you want, to the weird you never knew you needed, we've got a diverse selection of brands and a collection of vintage stock you will not find on any other website. 

Planet X Titanium Bike

We're incredibly passionate about bikes; we love riding and all of our staff ride. From roadies, triathletes, mountain-bikers, tourers, fixie riders and cross-racers, we have a team of staff who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all aspects of cycling. We aspire to bring all of this passion, experience and dedication into everything we do here at Planet X.


Planert X ec-130e Road bike

NO-NONSENSE PRICES

Every one of us at Planet X is customer focused. Our business is designed to support our customers, placing them at the heart of what we do, always. We keep our costs low, making us the Lowest Cost Operator we can be, because every penny we save is a penny our customers save. This is how we do business - we're in control of the whole process from the drawing board to assembly and customer service guaranteed with an easy returns and warranty policy. When you buy from us, you're dealing directly with us, which means that we can take care of you right the way through the process.

On-One Free ranger Gravel bike

HERITAGE

Supporting riders at every level has always been part of Planet X. We have extensive northern road pedigree from the likes of Kevin Dawson, Wayne Randle, John Tanner and Mark Lovatt who dominated the UK road scene in the '90s. We sponsored top triathlete and X-Terra rider Julie Dibens for her successful defence of her World Championship. We've even got someone who works in our Customer Service team who beat a young Mark Cavendish in a sprint! Today we continue to support grass-roots racing; not for prestige or for exposure but because we love cycling and we want to put something back. 

OUR HISTORY

The seeds of Planet X were founded by Dave Loughran over 25 years ago, mostly driven out of Dave's desire to get the brand new triathlon kit from America, subsidising his purchases by buying four of something and selling three to his mates. He gradually imported more tri products, and soon became the UK distributor for Powerbar. He grew to be their biggest export account, before parting from them when they sold the brand to Nestle.

Determined never to build a brand for anyone else, Dave started Planet X by making dirt jump bikes - the legendary "Jack Flash". Alongside mountain bike journalist Brant Richards, the two developed a new brand they called "On-One", to sell steel singlespeed mountain bikes online only. Within a few months, Planet X moved online and truly changed the market in the UK.

In 2005, after designing the world's first carbon fibre time trial bar, and seeking a manufacturer in Taiwan, these developments led us to our biggest carbon frame supplier which opened up the options for amazing performance bikes at unbeatable prices.

TODAY

Today, we continue to carve our own niche and provide an environment where customers are at the very centre. We continue to develop and sell high quality outdoor sporting products at fair prices, built to order and delivered in days, along with the best value branded stock from all over the world.

Planet X is currently the second biggest bike assembler in the UK. All our bikes are designed by us, developed with our team riders, then manufactured by carefully selected factories and assembled right here in Sheffield. We're proud of our bikes and we take a great deal of care over every step in the process. 

If you've got any issues with your service at Planet X, or want to give some feedback, please contact us.

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