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EBPXEC130R8000
Planet X EC-130E Shimano Ultegra R8000 Carbon Road Bike Planet X EC-130E Shimano Ultegra R8000 Carbon Road Bike

Go faster for less with our new price busting version of Cycling Weekly's Aero Road Bike Of The Year - a frame made from highest spec T800 carbon, EPS moulded and aero profiled. Its assembled for you with Shimanos brand new Ultegra R8000 11-spd groupset and Vision Team 35 Comp wheels.Use code MARSHMALLOW20 for 20% off this bike at checkout

  • Award winning carbon aero road frameset
  • Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-speed groupset
  • Vision Team 35 Comp wheelset
  • Weight: circa 7.95kg (small) Full Description

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See it, ride it, own it! It really is that simple the EC-130E is built to perform with class leading aerodynamics, an incredibly efficient pedalling platform and dynamic power transfer it has been designed from the ground up to improve your riding performance and get you to the line first.

Frame: The EC-130E frameset was created to help you slice through the air and extract every last watt of leg power. Advanced computer modelling of frame tube profile and fluid dynamics has delivered a frameset that not only has a remarkable low drag profile but is also surprisingly light for an aero road bike.

Each EC-130E is created with our 'EPS Inside' moulding technology. Main tube frame junctions are laid up over pre-shaped EPS formers. This allows for a more accurate placement of carbon in the mould and helps to eliminate wrinkles inside of the frame to deliver stronger, lighter frames with absolute consistency from frame to frame.

Meticulously crafted from Toray's finest T800 IM the EC-130E is the product of rigorous design and inspirational thinking. The EC-130E is for the serious competitor in all of us. It skilfully blends the performance advantage of an elegantly designed aero frameset with the lightweight advantage that only hand finished carbon construction can deliver. It's our ultimate fast Aero Road bike and it's ready for you to ride away today.

Groupset: Shimano's Ultegra groupset has been upgraded and the result is the incredible Ultegra 8000 groupset. Better shifting, stronger braking, ligther weight and stunning good looks, the improvements have been worth waiting for.

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.

Polymer coated gear cables offer the slickest possible shifts while the revised lever ergonomics deliver 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. Usability and simplicity set Ultegra 8000 apart from the competition.

Shimanos Shadow derailleur geometry is a new design feature for their road groupsets. With the rear mech now placed further back and tucked up under the cassette, Shadow, geometry gives slicker shifts, protects from crash damage and allows for larger cassettes and 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.

Vision Team 35 Comp: Vision's Team components represent high performance and value for money. The all-alloy Team35 Comp wheelset shares many features of their high-end wheelsets, including aero bladed straight pull spokes, an asymmetric rear lacing pattern, CNC machined braking surfaces, sealed cartridge bearings and hand-built quality. 35mm deep alloy clincher rims give aerodynamic benefits without an excessive weight penalty. CNC machined alloy hubs are durable and smooth-running. The Team35 Comp is only available for Shimano 10/11spd cassettes and is an excellent training or entry-level racing wheelset.

The EC-130-E is for the serious competitor in all of us. It skilfully blends the performance advantage of an elegantly designed aero frameset with the lightweight advantage that only hand finished carbon construction can deliver. It's our ultimate fast Aero Road bike and it's ready for you to ride away today for less than you thought possible.

Specs:

  • Chainset: 172.5mm 50/34t on all sizes
  • Cassette: 11-30t on all sizes
  • Bar: 42cm on all sizes
  • Stem: 90mm/Small, 100mm/Medium, 110mm/Large, 120mm/X-Large
  • EPS Inside Frame Moulding Technology
  • Tapered headset, aero bladed fork
  • Internal cable routing
  • Braze-on front mech hanger
  • 68mm BSA bottom bracket

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Product Code:EBPXEC130R8000
Model:EC130E

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Geometry

Geometry

Size & Specs

Bike frame geometry
  S/490mmM/530mmL/540mmXL/550mm
AHead Angle (degrees)72.073.073.073.0
B Head Tube (mm)125140165195
C Top Tube C-C Effective(mm)530545570590
D Seat Tube Angle (degrees)74.073.573.072.5
E Seat Tube C-T (mm)490530540550
F Chainstays (mm)410410410410
G BB Drop (mm)70707070
I Stack (mm)526544570590
J Reach (mm)379383396401
K Front Centre (mm)579580600614
L Fork Length (mm)370370370370
M Trail (mm)45454545
O Wheelbase (mm)97998010001014

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