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Planet X Spitfire Shimano Ultegra R8000 Titanium Road Bike Planet X Spitfire Ti R8000
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Lightweight and agile, the Spitfire might just be the last road bike frame you'll ever need. Hand built in triple butted 3Al/2.5V titanium the Spitfire is the natural evolution of our celebrated Ti-Road Pro.

  • Designed in the UK
  • Triple butted 3Al/2.5V titanium
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset (22-speed)
  • Fulcrum Racing 900, 11-speed clincher 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 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 50-35 tooth chainset combines with a 11-28t 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 climbs.

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: Fulcrum Racing 900, 700c clincher wheelset. Fulcrum wheelsets excel at delivering serious value for money and their Racing 900 model is no different. Built with black anodized, stainless steel spokes, CNC machined hubs fitted with precision cartridge bearings, and all laced to shallow profile alloy rims with a machined braking surface this is a quality wheelset. A Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible freehub makes this a versatile wheelset for most types of road cycling. Weighing in around 1800g they're right on the money for a do-it-all wheelset. Tough enough to sprint, light enough to climb on and a pleasure to ride all day, the Fulcrum Racing 900 wheelset will be with you mile after mile.

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.

    Please Note: All customizable options are fitted in house during the build process by our trained mechanics.

    How do I unbox and set up my bike when it arrives

  • Full Spec

    Custom options available
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    Bar Tape Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black
    Brake Setup UK Brake Lever Setup Rear Brake Left
    Chainset Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 Chainset / 172.5mm / 50-34
    Handlebar Controltech RA-540DB-6 Alloy Road Bar / Black / 42cm
    Saddle San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel
    Seatpost Planet X 6061 Alloy Seatpost / 31.6mm / Polished Black / 350mm
    Stem Controltech RAS-99 Alloy Stem / Black / 100mm
    Tyres Panaracer Catalyst Sport 700c Wire Bead Tyre / 25mm / Black
    Wheels Fulcrum Racing 900 700c Clincher Wheelset / Shimano 11 Speed
    Gear cables Shimano Sp41 Gear Outer / Black / 300mm  
    Front Mech Front Mech Band On Clamp (Non SRAM Yaw) / 34.9mm / Black  
    Inner Tube Vavert 700c Inner Tube / 18-25mm / Presta / 60mm  
    Frame Spare Planet X Brake Bolt / 18mm  
    Head Set Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black  
    Gear cables Planet X Gear Cable Barrel Adjuster For Road Bikes  
    Frame Spare Ideal BB Cable Guide No Rise No Bolt  
    Gear cables Shimano Sp41 Gear Outer / Black / 600mm  
    Seat Clamp Selcof Forged Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / 34.9 mm  
    Frame Spare Selcof Carbon Steerer Fork Bung MK 2 / 1 1/8 inch  
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Ultegra SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket  
    Chain Shimano Ultegra HG-701 11 Speed Chain / 114 Links  
    Head Set Selcof Semi-Integrated Cup Cartridge Bearing Headset For Tapered 1 1/8th 1.5 Fork Steerer  
    Cassette SRAM PG1130 Cassette / 11-28T  
    Front Mech Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000 Double Front Mech / Braze On  
    Brake Shimano Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Caliper / Front  
    Brake Shimano Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Caliper / Rear  
    Rear Mech Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 Rear Mech / Short Cage  
    Fork Selcof Delta SL Carbon Road Fork / Tapered / Matt Black / 9mm QR  
    Gear Levers Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 STI Lever / Right 11 Speed  
    Gear Levers Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 STI Lever / Left 2 Speed  

    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 R8000
    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. Shimano R8000 is the ultimate Ultegra groupset
    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
    Fulcrum R900 11-Speed Clincher Wheelset
    Fast rolling, lightweight clincher wheelset from Fulcrum that are perfect for all types of road cycling. Built on quality bearings and CNC hubs these are built to last.
    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
    Finance Available
    Spread the cost of this bike over 10 months with Interest-Free Credit or Spread the cost over 12, 24 or 36 months. Subject to Status
    Customise your bike
    We hand build our bikes, so you can customise your bike how you like it. Choose your frame size then select from the array of choices so your bike is just how you like it.

    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 Offset (mm)43434343
    O Wheelbase (mm)9739819981013

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    Bar Tape Add the finishing touch to your bike by customising the colour of your bar tape - Make it unique!
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    Planet X Non-Slip Textured Gel Bar TapeMicro Grip Texture | Black £7.98 i
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    Planet X Spitfire Titanium Road FrameMedium  FREE i
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    Handlebar Our standard build is usually perfect but you can choose a bar that suits your needs.
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    Controltech RA-540DB-6 Alloy Road BarBlack | 42cm  FREE i
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    Controltech RA-540DB-6 Alloy Road BarBlack | 44cm £10.00 i
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    FSA K-Force New Ergo Carbon Road Handlebars40cm | Carbon/Red | 31.8 mm Clamp £54.99 i
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    FSA K-Force New Ergo Carbon Road Handlebars42cm | Carbon/Red | 31.8 mm Clamp £50.00 i
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    Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar42cm £69.99 i
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    Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar40cm £69.99 i
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    Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar38cm £69.99 i
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    FSA K-Force Nano Carbon Compact Handlebar44cm | Gray | 31.8mm £85.00 i
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    Selle Royal Tec Reactor Tm Saddle Black Steel Rail83816844 £7.99 i
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    San Marco Aspide Open Start Up SaddleMagnesium | Black £19.99 i
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    Selle Italia SLR Saddle FlowTi 316 | Black £59.99 i
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    Selcof Delta HM Carbon Seat PostMatt | 31.6mm £39.99 i
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    Stem Our standard build is normally great, but you can change the geometry of your ride and get the right fit - choose the stem length that's right for you.
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    Controltech RAS-99 Alloy StemBlack | 110mm £10.00 i
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    FSA SL-K Stem110 mm | Red/Black | 17 Degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £20.99 i
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    FSA SL-K Stem110mm | Red/Black | 17 Degrees £33.99 i
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    Jack Brown Race 700c Folding Tyre25.5mm | Black | Black £39.96 i
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    Panaracer Race C EVO 3 Classic Folding 700c TyreBlack | Tan | 26mm £60.00 i
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    Panaracer Catalyst Sport 700c Wire Bead Tyre25mm | Black  FREE i
    Wheels Wheels are the biggest single upgrade you will add to your bike, buy them now and be ready to take some KOM's
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    Fulcrum Racing 400 700c Clincher WheelsetShimano 11 Speed £249.99 i
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    Vision Team 35 Comp SL Road Clincher WheelsetShimano 11 Speed £100.00 i
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    Planet X Stainless Steel Bottle CageBrushed £7.99 i
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    Planet X Mantis Alloy Bottle CageBlack £8.00 i
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    Planet X Pro Carbon Bottle CageBlack | Matt £13.00 i
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    Selcof Carbon BottlecageBlack £13.00 i
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    Planet X Pro Carbon Bottle CageBlack | Gloss £13.00 i
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    Selcof Carbon BottlecageBlack and Silver £13.00 i
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    Planet X Pro Carbon EVO Bottle CageGloss Black £13.00 i
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    Planet X Titanium Bottle CageBrushed £21.00 i
    Pedals New bike? Get some new pedals!
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    Planet X Sync Keo Compatible Road PedalsBlack £17.99 i
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    Planet X Flip Flop SPD-Flat Double Sided PedalsSilver £24.99 i
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    Speedplay Zero Stainless Pedals with Walkable Cleats61100 | Black £144.00 i

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