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Planet X Spitfire Shimano Ultegra R8000 Titanium Road Bike Planet X Spitfire Shimano Ultegra R8000 Titanium Road Bike
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The best titanium bikes never fail to leave a lasting impression; they are loved by owners the world over for their timeless beauty and striking performance. Hand built in triple butted 3Al/2.5V titanium the Spitfire is the natural evolution of our celebrated Ti-Road Pro. Lightweight and agile, the Spitfire might just be the last road bike frame you'll ever need.

  • Designed by Mark Reilly
  • Triple butted 3Al/2.5V titanium
  • Shimnao Ultegra 8000 groupset (22-speed)
  • Vision team 35 semi aero wheelset Full Description

Description

Titanium has a well-earned reputation as a wonder material. No other metal can match it for strength-to-weight ratio and no carbon frame can beat it for durability and ride feel. It blends the handling feel of the best steel bikes with the low weight and efficiency of carbon. Titanium bikes always stand out from the crowd with looks and longevity that are peerless at any price; with cast pewter head badge and subtle brushed 'Invasion Stripe' detailing the Spitfire is no exception. Everyone should have at least one titanium road bike in their collection.

Designed by master frame builder Mark Reilly, the Spitfire was created first and foremost as a competitive road machine. It offers predictable handling with a moderately aggressive riding position that will be instantly familiar to anyone who's spent time aboard our EC-130E Aero Road bike. The Spitfire's rear triangle features ovalized and tapered frame tubes that provide subtle vertical compliance. Triple butted, ovalized seat and down tubes mate to a 68mm bottom bracket shell to provide a firm, responsive pedaling platform.

With an oversized head tube offering maximum steering precision we've paired the Spitfire frame up with your choice of either our Superlight Selcof Delta SL curved blade, monocoque fork, or our Selcof Strada SL straight blade fork. Designed to offer a touch of shock absorbing compliance these high performance forks are the perfect match to the Spitfire, together they offer striking performance with a welcome touch of comfort and incredible low weight. "

Groupset: Shimano's Ultegra groupset has been upgraded and the result is the incredible Ultegra 8000 groupset. Shimano have worked to improved the efficiency of the shifting, improved brake feel and delivers a smoother working, better-looking groupset that's simply worth every penny.

A compact 50/34t chainset combines with the new Ultegra 8000 11-30t 11-speed cassette to give an excellent gear spread, close enough for fast road work but still including a bailout gear for tackling those ultra steep climbs. Wider flatter crank arms retain Shimano's Hollowtech2 technology and improved stiffness at the bottom bracket has obviously been delivered.

Ultegra 8000 moves to polymer coated gear cables for the slickest possible shifts. revised lever ergonomics have delivered a sweeter gear shift feel and the slightly larger downshift paddle is easier to hit with gloved hands. Inline cable adjusters are a thing of the past with the new levers containing Allen key adjustable cable pre-tensioning.

The biggest change is out back where Shimano has integrated their Shadow Derailleur design from their Dura Ace and off-road groupsets. Shadow geometry places the rear mech further under the cassette, giving slicker shifts, protecting from crash damage and allowing for larger cassettes for enhanced gear ratios. The front mech gets a new cage and pivot design to help it accommodate the wider gear ratios and trend towards wider tyre sizes.

If you've ridden Ultegra before you know how much care and attention Shimano put into it. It's their best selling groupset and offers the best mix of price/performance. This new version is no exception it's simply superb. "

Wheelset: FSA Vision team 35 Semi Aero The latest semi aero wheels from Vision push performance to the limit with a 35mm deep rim profile, bladed aero spokes from Sapim and meticulously constructed, 11-speed cartridge bearing hubs. Their good looks are every bit as striking and their wind cheating performance thanks to their deep anodised rim treatment, radially laced front wheel and straight pull laced rear hub.

If you're hunting for a new road bike but find that modern carbon bikes leave you cold, spread your wings and give the Spitfire a try.

  • 375g carbon monocoque fork
  • Agile, compact road geometry
  • Headtube: Oversized straight
  • Fork: Length 370mm, Offset 43mm
  • Seatpost: 31.6mm
  • Cables: External
  • Bottle mounts: 2
  • Bottom bracket: 68mm BSA
  • Max tyre: 25mm
  • Brakes: Caliper
  • Weight: 1490g frame (Med) 375g fork.

    Approximate Weight 7.9kg (Medium)

    NB: Images are for illustration purposes only. Please consult the specification table exact build details. Titanium frames are no longer supplied with pewter head tube badges.

  • Full Spec

    Custom options available
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    Bar Tape Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black
    Brake Front Shimano Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Caliper / Front
    Brake Rear Shimano Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Caliper / Rear
    Cassette Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 Cassette / 11-28
    Chain Shimano Ultegra HG-701 11 Speed Chain / 116 Links
    Chainset Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 Chainset / 172.5mm / 50-34
    Front Mech Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000 Double Front Mech / Braze On
    Handlebars Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar / 42cm / Matt Black / 31.8mm Clamp
    Left Shifter Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 STI Lever / Left 2 Speed
    Rear Mech Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 Rear Mech / Long Cage
    Right Shifter Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 STI Lever / Right 11 Speed
    Saddle San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel
    Seatclamp Selcof Forged Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / 34.9 mm
    Seatpost Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Seatpost / 31.6mm / Matt Black / 350mm
    Stem Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem / 100mm / Matt Black / 10 degrees / 31.8mm
    Tyres Michelin Dynamic Sport 700c Rigid Tyre / Black / 25mm
    Wheels Vision Team 35 Comp Road Clincher Wheelset / Shimano / SRAM 11 Speed
    Inner Tube Vavert 700c Inner Tube / 18-25mm / Presta / 60mm  
    Gear cables Planet X Gear Cable Barrel Adjuster For Road Bikes  
    Head Set Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black  
    Front Mech Front Mech Band On Clamp (Non SRAM Yaw) / 34.9mm / Black  
    Frame Spare Planet X High Rise UnderBB Cable Guide  
    Frame Spare Planet X Carbon Steerer Fork Bung MK 2 / 1 1/8 inch  
    Head Set FSA Orbit ITA Headset / 1.5" Lower with 1 1/8" Upper / Black / Lower External with Upper Integrated  
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Ultegra SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket  
    Fork Selcof Delta SL Carbon Road Fork / Tapered / Matt Black / 9mm QR  

    Key features

    Spitfire Titanium Road Frameset
    Triple butted 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing is hand welded to create the Spitfire road frame and paired with a sub 400g carbon fibre monocoque fork. It's the perfect all rounder that's even ready for race day
    Ultegra 8000
    Shimano's latest Ultegra groupset featuring class leading ergonomics, faultless gear shifts and their most powerful braking ever, with wider gear ranges than ever before 8000 is the ultimate Ultegra groupset
    Vision Team 35 Clincher Wheelset
    Sapim bladed spokes, cartridge bearing hubs, 11-speed compatibility, Radial and straight pull spoke lacing and a lightweight, deep anodized 35 profile alloy rim comes together in the incredible Team 35 wheel from Vision.
    Direct To Customer
    At Planet X we supply everything we make direct to customer, there's no middle men or wholesalers adding anything to the cost. That's why we're able to offer you unmatched value for money- straight from our warehouse to your door
    Yorkshire Born and Bred
    Our bikes are designed, tested and assembled in Yorkshire. Every model is put through its paces across the toughest road or off-road routes that the Peak District has to offer. Just like us, they are Yorkshire Born and Bred

    Geometry

    Geometry

    Size & Specs

    Bike frame geometry
      S/48cmM/50cmL/52XL/54
    AHead Angle (degrees)72.072.573.073.0
    B Head Tube (mm)115130150170
    C Top Tube C-C Effective(mm)530550570590
    D Seat Tube Angle (degrees)74.073.073.072.5
    E Seat Tube C-T (mm)480500520540
    F Chainstays (mm)408411412413
    G BB Drop (mm)73737373
    I Stack (mm)531547568577
    J Reach (mm)377382396401
    K Front Centre (mm)576581597611
    L Fork Length (mm)370370370370
    M Trail (mm)43434343
    O Wheelbase (mm)9739819981013

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    Planet X Road Bar Strada Shallow Drop42cm | Polished Black | 31.8 mm Clamp  FREE i
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    Selcof Ultra Carbon Aero Road/Triathlon Handlebar40cm | Black | 31.8mm £99.98 i
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    Planet X 6061 Alloy Seatpost31.6mm | Polished Black | 350mm £9.98 i
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    Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Seatpost31.6mm | Matt Black | 350mm  FREE i
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    Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem90mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £5.00 i
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    Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem130mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £5.00 i
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    Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem120 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £5.00 i
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    Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem90 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £5.00 i
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    Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem120mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £5.00 i
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    Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem110 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £5.00 i
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    Michelin Dynamic Sport 700c Rigid TyreBlack | 25mm  FREE i
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    Continental Gator Skin Folding Tyre700c | Black | 25mm £46.00 i
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    Gipiemme Tecno 1.55 Ultralight Clincher 700c WheelsetShimano/SRAM 10/11sp £325.00 i
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    Selcof Delta 56mm Carbon Clincher Wheelset, Tubeless Tyre CompatibleSRAM | Shimano 11 Speed £550.00 i
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    Selcof Delta 86mm Carbon Clincher WheelsetShimano 11 Speed £600.00 i
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    Vision Metron 81 Carbon Clincher Road WheelsetGrey Decal | Shimano/SRAM 10/11sp £650.00 i
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