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CBPXTEMPR8000
Planet X Tempest Titanium Gravel Road Bike Shimano Ultegra R8000 650B Wheel Planet X Tempest Titanium Gravel Road Bike Shimano Ultegra R8000 650B Wheel
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The Tempest is built to take you further afield than you've ever gone before. Turn your next bike ride into an epic adventure that seamlessly transfers from the road to gravel to field and back again. Hand built from the finest triple butted titanium tubing with confidence inspiring handling, generous tyre clearance and a frame that is finessed to provide day-long riding comfort the Tempest is ready for any adventure.

  • Handbuilt triple butted Ti frame
  • Carbon monocoque fork
  • Ultegra 8000 groupset
  • Avid BB5 mechanical disk brakes
  • Clement Ushuaia 650 Gravel Adventure Wheelset
  • Full Description

Description

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

Conceived as an adventure bike for ride-anywhere cyclists. Triple butted main tubes contribute to the Tempest's lightweight feel while carefully ovalized and tapered rear triangle tubes provide subtle vertical compliance that helps to smooth out the roughest trails. Ovalized seat and down tubes mate to a 68mm bottom bracket shell to provide a firm, responsive pedalling platform. With a slightly sloping top-tube, a relaxed riding position and mounts for mudguards and panniers the Tempest is perfect for epic adventures.

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.

Avid BB5 mechanical disk brakes come as standard on the Tempest and these easily adjustable disc brakes are exceptional examples of the art. They provide fingertip control and impressive stopping power. We love them for their all-weather braking ability and the extra confidence this gives us on every ride. If you intend riding fully loaded with a rear rack and frame-mount bags then sure fire stopping power is a big plus.

Wheelset: Clement Ushuaia 650b Gravel / Adventure wheels featuring tubeless compatible bead seat and a strong 25mm deep profile. 23mm internal width makes them perfect for larger tyres (subejct to frame clearance).

The Clement brand has a proud history, many cycling legends have raced on their tubs and they've finally moved into manufacturing their very own wheels. The Ushuaia wheelsets are Intended for Gravel and adventure riding and come in a number of different sizes. All wheels share the same construction including a tubeless ready, hookless rim and double butted J-bend spokes.

Simply put these wheels are made for adventure. They're made for lugging loads across continents, uphill, down dale, over mountain and across the plains. They're named after the southernmost tip of South America. They're not super-lightweight XC racing queens; they're solid, durable, and utterly dependable for mile after mile

Weight: 1,620g

With powerful disc brakes, space for grippy 38mm tyres and plenty of UK mud the Tempest is all ready for your next epic cycling adventure. If you find that modern carbon bikes leave you cold, spread your wings and give the Tempest a try.

  • Headtube: Oversized straight
  • Frame is 12mm rear thru axle, not QR as shown.
  • Fork: Length 370mm, Offset 43mm
  • Seatpost: 31.6mm
  • Cables: External
  • Bottle mounts: 2
  • Bottom bracket: 68mm BSA
  • Mudguard and panniers mounts 20kg max load.
  • Max tyre: 38mm (32mm with mudguards)
  • Brakes: Disc

    Approximate Weight 9.9kg (Medium)

    NB: The Photos are as Examples as the Specification may change. Please see the full bike Specification table for the current build of this bike

    Please note the following frame is supplied with fixed rear mudguard fitment (Mudguards not included) but the forks are not compatible for fixed mud guards. Clip on options are compatible with both the frame and fork.

    NB: Titanium frames are no longer supplied with pewter head tube badges.

Full Spec

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Bar Tape Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black
Brake Front Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc Brake / Direct Mount / No Rotor
Brake Rear Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc Brake / Direct Mount / No Rotor
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 ERA Start Saddle / Black
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
Inner Tube Raleigh Cyclepro Innertube / 27.5 inch / 2.10 - 2.35 / Presta / 33mm  
Head Set Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black  
Frame Spare Planet X M6 Bolt 20mm Thread Length Individual  
Front Mech Front Mech Band On Clamp (Non SRAM Yaw) / 34.9mm / Black  
Brake spare Shimano Inner And Outer Brake Cable / Rear 1800mm Outer / 2000mm Inner  
Brake spare Shimano Inner And Outer Brake Cable / Front 800mm Outer / 1000mm Inner  
Frame Spare Planet X Carbon Steerer Fork Bung MK 2 / 1 1/8 inch  
Brake spare Sram Disc Brake Mount Adaptor / Post mount to (20IS) / Single / No Bolts or Washers  
Brake spare TRP Disc Brake Mount Adaptor / Flat to Post 160mm Front  
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  
Brake spare Avid Clean Sweep G2CS Rotor / 160mm / 6 Bolt  
Tyre Rock N Road Folding Tyre / 650B (Tubeless Ready) / 43mm / Amber  
Fork Selcof Carbon Gravel Fork / Tapered / 12mm Thru  
Wheel Pair Clement Ushuaia Wheelsets 650b 6 Bolt  

Geometry

Geometry

Size & Specs

Bike frame geometry
  S/490mmM/520mmL/530mmXL/550mm
AHead Angle (degrees)71.071.571.572.0
B Head Tube (mm)110125155165
C Top Tube C-T Effective(mm)535550570590
D Seat Tube Angle (degrees)74.57473.573.0
E Seat Tube C-T (mm)490520530550
F Chainstays (mm)427430430432
G BB Drop (mm)70707070
- Standover (mm)720740760780
I Stack (mm)543579588599
J Reach (mm)378383394406
K Front Centre (mm)599602621632
L Fork Length (mm)395395395395
M Trail (mm)47474747
O Wheelbase (mm)1016102210421054

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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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Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc BrakeDirect Mount | No Rotor  FREE i
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TRP Spyre Post Mount Disc Brake Caliper £39.98 i
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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake RoadDirect Mount | No Rotor £29.99 i
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Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc BrakeDirect Mount | No Rotor  FREE i
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Shimano 105 FC-RS500 11sp Chainset172.5mm | 46-36T | Black  FREE i
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Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 Chainset170mm | 50-34  FREE i
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Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 Chainset172.5mm | 50-34  FREE i
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Planet X Tempest V2 Titanium Gravel Road FrameMedium  FREE i
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Handlebars Our standard build is usually perfect but you can choose a bar that suits your needs.
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Selcof Jack Woodhead Handlebar42cm  FREE i
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Selcof Jack Woodhead Handlebar40cm  FREE i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar42cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp  FREE i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar40cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp  FREE i
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Planet X Road Bar Strada Shallow Drop42cm | Polished Black | 31.8 mm Clamp  FREE i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar38cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp  FREE i
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3T Ergonova Aluminium Drop Bar42cm £24.98 i
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Selcof Ultra Carbon Aero Road/Triathlon Handlebar38cm | Black | 31.8mm £99.98 i
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Selcof Ultra Carbon Aero Road/Triathlon Handlebar40cm | Black | 31.8mm £99.98 i
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San Marco ERA Start SaddleBlack  FREE i
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Prologo Zero 2 SaddleTirox | Black £39.98 i
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San Marco Regal EVO Woven SaddleBlack | Manganese £50.00 i
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San Marco Regal Special Edition SaddleMicrofeel Blue £27.50 i
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San Marco Aspide Open Fit Racing SaddleXsilite Rails | Black £50.00 i
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Selle Italia SLR Saddle FlowTi 316 | Black £59.98 i
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San Marco Aspide Dynamic Supercomfort SaddleBlack | Manganese | Wide £50.00 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
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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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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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem90mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £5.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem80 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £5.00 i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem110mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £5.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem100 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £5.00 i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem80mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £5.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem130 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £5.00 i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem100mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm  FREE i

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