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Planet X XLA SL Apex1 Planet X XLA SL Apex1
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Bikes showing as in stock we aim to build on Tuesday 24th of September.
Don't forget to choose your custom options, and look at the amazing deals on wheels too!

Pre-ordered bikes will take a little longer, but we'll keep you in the loop
From £799.99
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For every racer and rider who doesn't need a carbon cyclocross bike we created the XLA aluminium frameset. This season we went back to the drawing board and revised and refined every aspect of the original XLA to create the new XLA-SL. With nimble handling, confidence inspiring responsiveness and rapid acceleration on any surface it puts all other mid-priced cyclocross bikes to shame.

  • Super light double butted 6061-T6 alloy frame
  • Carbon bladed fork
  • SRAM Apex1 Avid BB5 mechanical brakes
  • Gipiemme Roccia 29" wheelset Full Description

Description

The new XLA-SL (Superlight) is the aluminium frameset is simply superb. Revised tube profiles and improved butting have helped trim grams from the frameset and provide for a more efficient pedalling platform. A new carbon layup in the fork improves tracking and delivers confidence-inspiring handling.

We've increased tyre and mud clearance to help on the worst CX courses and tweaked the cable routing to make routine maintenance a cinch. Cyclocross just keeps on getting more and more popular and the expectations of new riders are huge. They expect smooth-shifting gear changes, a light touch on the steering and brakes that bring you a stop faster than a downhill mountain bike. And of course, that's exactly what the XLA-SL delivers. Created for the most demanding racers the XLA-SL is a thoroughbred cyclocross race bike, ready to do battle

Able to work with 1X or multi-chainring drivetrains the XLA-SL is the perfect Cyclocross bike for any rider looking to get the very best value for money. You'll probably like it so much that you'll start riding it into work every day- we did!

Groupset: SRAM Apex 1 is a 1x 11 speed groupset that brings a host of great new features to the party. A single front chainring with 'Narrow-wide' tooth profile ensures chain retention. Add in the extra chain tension that comes from the 'clutch mech' design and you have the best chain security you can ride. SRAMs wide-range cassette to give you the maximum gear options for powering up and down the trails, whilst powerful Avid BB5 mechanical brakes give effortless stopping power and great modulation so you can finesse your braking efforts to suit the surface conditions. Apex 1 brings all of SRAM's cutting edge off-road technology to the mid-level CX bike rider. There's an awful lot to love and a lot of new places to ride.

Wheelset: Gipiemme Roccia Disk. Gippeme are well known for their alloy and carbon fibre race wheels, now they've put their all into creating a practical, value for money 29"/ 700c disc brake wheelset. Built for road and off-road use the Gippemme Roccia is supremely versatile, it's equally at home on our cyclocross bikes as it would any of our Gravel Adventure bikes. Disc brake ready and built to last the Roccia is the perfect do it all 700c wheelset.

Buy the SRAM Apex1 mechanical disk equipped XLA aluminium framed cyclocross bike if you're looking for maximum mud crushing performance but don't want to break the bank

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
On components showing this spanner
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
Brake Setup UK Brake Lever Setup Rear Brake Left
Handlebar Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar / 42cm / Matt Black / 31.8mm Clamp
Saddle San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel
Seatpost Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Seatpost / 27.2mm / Matt Black / 350mm
Stem Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem / 100 mm / Polished Black / 6 degrees / 31.8 mm Clamp
Tyres Panaracer Comet Hardpack Wire Bead Tyre / 700c / 33mm / Black
Wheels Gipiemme Roccia Equipe 700c/29 Inch Disc Wheelset / Black / Shimano/SRAM 10/11sp
Inner Tube Vavert 700c Inner Tube (UNBOXED WORKSHOP PACK ) / 25-32mm / Presta / 60mm  
Head Set Selcof Black Top Cap And Star Nut  
Head Set Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black  
Seat Clamp Selcof Forged Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / 31.8 mm x 14mm High  
Chain SRAM PC1110 11 Speed Chain / 116 Links  
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP XR Bottom Bracket (With Spacers) / 68/73mm  
Brake spare Avid Centreline Disc Brake Rotor / 160mm 6 Bolt  
Cassette SRAM PG1130 Cassette / 11-42T  
Rear Mech SRAM Apex 1 Rear Mech / 1 x 11 Speed / Long Cage  
Head Set Selcof Integrated Cup Angular Contact Cartridge Bearing V2 Headset For Tapered 1" 1/8th 1.5" Fork Steerer  
Crank Set SRAM Apex 1 GXP Chainset (No BB) / 172.5mm / 42 Tooth  
Brake Lever SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Lever / 11 Speed Right  
Brake Lever SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Lever / 1 Speed Left  

Key features

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
SRAM Apex1 Groupset
Drop bar or flat bar, dirt or pavement, Apex 1 is ready to answer the call of the road. With powerful disk brakes and 11 gears there's no more practical narrow tyre groupset.

Geometry

Geometry

Size & Specs

Bike frame geometry
  540/560/580/600/
AHead Angle (degrees)71.072.072.572.5
B Head Tube (mm)115135155175
C Top Tube C-C Effective(mm)535550570585
D Seat Tube Angle (degrees)74.374.373.573.0
E Seat Tube C-T (mm)540560580600
F Chainstays (mm)425425425425
G BB Drop (mm)65656565
H Standover (mm)tbdtbdtbdtbd
I Stack (mm)533556577594
J Reach (mm)385394408403
K Front Centre (mm)600607613622
L Fork Length (mm)395395395395
M Offset (mm)47474747
O Wheelbase (mm)1016102210281039

Need help? E-Mail our technical experts

https://www.planetx.co.uk/contactus

Custom build option available
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Build your bike in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Select bike size and colour (by choosing a frame)
Frame View size guide Stock
Large Flanders Black Large Flanders Black £799.99 In Stock
Large Flanders Blue Large Flanders Blue £799.99 In Stock
Medium Flanders Black Medium Flanders Black £799.99 In Stock
Medium Flanders Blue Medium Flanders Blue £799.99 In Stock
Small Flanders Black Small Flanders Black £799.99 In Stock
Small Flanders Blue Small Flanders Blue £799.99 Sold Out
X Large Flanders Black X Large Flanders Black £799.99 In Stock
X Large Flanders Blue X Large Flanders Blue £799.99 In Stock
Step 2: Choose your options

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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 Soft Touch Handlebar TapeBlack  FREE i
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Planet X Cork Gel Bar TapeBlack £6.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeFluro Green £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeRed £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeBrown £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeFluro Pink £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeBlack £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeFluro Yellow £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeFluro Orange £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeWhite £9.99 i
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Selle Italia Smootape Corsa Bar TapeBlack £9.98 i
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Selcof ColourDrops BartapeMulticolour £9.98 i
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Planet X Non-Slip Textured Gel Bar TapeMicro Grip Texture | Black £12.00 i
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Selle Italia Smootape Gran Fondo Bar TapeBlack £14.99 i
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Selle Italia SG Bar TapeBlack £14.99 i
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Cinelli Caleido EVA Bar TapeBlack (Multi Colour) £24.99 i
Brake Front
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Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc BrakeDirect Mount | No Rotor  FREE i
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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake RoadDirect Mount | No Rotor £15.00 i
Brake Rear
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Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc BrakeDirect Mount | No Rotor  FREE i
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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake RoadDirect Mount | No Rotor £15.00 i
Brake Setup Choose your braking setup.
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UK Brake Lever Setup Rear Brake Left  FREE i
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EURO - USA Mechanical Disc Brake Lever Setup Rear Brake Right  FREE i
Frame
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Planet X XLA SL Cyclocross FramesetLarge | Flanders Black  FREE i
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Planet X XLA SL Cyclocross FramesetX Large | Flanders Blue  FREE i
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Planet X XLA SL Cyclocross FramesetMedium | Flanders Blue  FREE i
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Planet X XLA SL Cyclocross FramesetX Large | Flanders Black  FREE i
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Planet X XLA SL Cyclocross FramesetMedium | Flanders Black  FREE i
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Planet X XLA SL Cyclocross FramesetLarge | Flanders Blue  FREE i
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Planet X XLA SL Cyclocross FramesetSmall | Flanders Black  FREE i
Handlebar Our standard build is usually perfect but you can choose a bar that suits your needs.
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar38cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar44cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 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 £10.00 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 £99.98 i
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Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar42cm £69.99 i
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FSA K-Force Nano Carbon Compact Handlebar40cm | Gray | 31.8mm £99.98 i
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Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar40cm £69.99 i
Saddle Have a preference on saddle design or simply want a lighter saddle? Upgrade now!
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San Marco Monza Start SaddleBlack | Carbon Steel  FREE i
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Selle Italia Lady Flow SaddleBlack £19.99 i
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San Marco Regal EVO Woven SaddleBlack | Manganese £39.99 i
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San Marco Shortfit Racing SaddleBlack | Xsilite £39.99 i
Seatpost
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Seatpost27.2mm | Matt Black | 350mm  FREE i
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Selcof Delta HM Carbon Seat PostGloss | 27.2mm £39.99 i
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Selcof Delta HM Carbon Seat PostMatt | 27.2mm £39.99 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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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem90 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem110 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem80 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem130 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem120 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem100 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp  FREE i
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FSA SL-K Stem130mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem100mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem120mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem110mm | Red/Black | 17 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem140mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem110mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
Tyres
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Vittoria Cross XN Pro II Rigid Tyre31mm | Full Black £15.00 i
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Vittoria Cross XM Pro Folding Tyre700c | Black | 31mm £20.00 i
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Vittoria Cross XG Pro II Folding Tyre700c | Black | 32-622 £29.96 i
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Panaracer Comet Hardpack Wire Bead Tyre700c | 33mm | Black  FREE i

Optional Accessories

Bottle Cage We're famous for our bottle cages, don't miss out and treat your yourself to a bottle cage for your new bike.
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Planet X Alloy Bottle CageSilver £4.99 i
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Planet X Nightwolf Plastic Bottle CageBlack £4.99 i
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Planet X Alloy Bottle CageBlack £4.99 i
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Planet X Bi Plastic Bottle CageBlack £5.99 i
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Planet X Fang Plastic Bottle CageBlack £5.99 i
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Planet X Mantis Alloy Bottle CageBlack £9.99 i
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Planet X Stainless Steel Bottle CageBrushed £9.99 i
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Selcof Carbon BottlecageBlack £14.99 i
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Selcof Carbon BottlecageBlack and Silver £14.99 i
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Planet X Pro Carbon Bottle CageBlack | Matt £17.99 i
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Planet X Pro Carbon Bottle CageBlack | Gloss £17.99 i
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Planet X Pro Carbon EVO Bottle CageMatt Black £17.99 i
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Planet X Pro Carbon EVO Bottle CageGloss Black £17.99 i
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Planet X Titanium Bottle CageBrushed £24.99 i
Pedals
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VP-535 Platform PedalsBlack £9.99 i
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Jobsworth Road Pedals Black Keo System With Cleat £19.99 i
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Jobsworth SPD Compatible Pedals Black With Cleat £19.99 i
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Jobsworth Single Side Clipless SPD-Style Pedals With Cleats £19.99 i
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Planet X Sync Keo Compatible Road PedalsBlack £24.99 i
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Jobsworth Dual Sided MTB Pedal Black With Cleat £24.99 i
Torque Wrench Set your bike up right and maintain it to manufacturers specifications with our torque wrench.
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Jobsworth Pro Torque Wrench Set £29.99 i

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