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Planet X XLA Apex 1 Bike Planet X XLA Apex 1 Bike

Unbeatable Aluminium Cyclocross Bike

The best value for money aluminium cyclocross bike you can buy? Possibly. The XLA is designed to deliver a huge chunk of the performance of our incredible full-carbon XLS cyclocross bikes, but at a fraction of the price. Pairing a carbon bladed fork with a double butted hydroformed 6061-T6 alloy frame has helped keep both the weight and price down. There's no other cyclocross bike that we've ridden that offers so much performance for so little money.

  • 6061-T6 alloy frame and carbon bladed fork
  • Massive mud clearance
  • SRAM Apex1 Avid BB5 mechanical brakes
  • Gipiemme Roccia 29" wheelset
  • Weight: Circa 10.5kg (size medium)
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Sizing Guide

  • 5'6" to 5'9" (165-175cm) - Small (490mm)
  • 5'9" to 5'11" (175-180cm) - Medium (510mm)
  • 5'11" to 6'2" (180-188cm) - Large (530mm)
  • 6'1" to 6'6" (185-198cm) - X-Large (550mm)

All frame size guidance is approximate. A good fit will depend on your body proportions. If you are long in the leg for your height consider moving up a size and conversely if you are short in the leg for your height consider going down one size.

The new aluminium framed XLA provides poised performance with nimble handling, impressive traction for powering up the inclines and will give you the confidence you need to push, further, harder and faster to take on the competition. Sure, a full carbon frameset weighs a little less but if you're looking for the sweet spot in price performance this is it.

Designed around a carbon bladed fork with generous mud clearance, built to take powerful hydraulic disk brakes and able to work with 1X or multi-chainring drivetrains the XLA 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 the Image is an example only please see the below specification for full details of the bike

Bike Specification

  • Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Avid Clean Sweep G2CS Rotors
  • Gipiemme Roccia Equipe 700c/29 Inch Disc Wheelset
  • Planet X 6061 Alloy Seatpost / 27.2mm / Polished Black / 350mm
  • Continental Cross 28 Inner Tube / 700c / 25-35mm / Presta / 60mm
  • Planet X Gear Cable Barrel Adjuster For Road Bikes
  • Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black
  • Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black
  • Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem / 110 mm / Polished Black / 6 degrees / 31.8 mm Clamp
  • Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross Frame & Fork
  • San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel
  • Selcof Forged Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / 31.8 mm
  • Selcof Headset / Tapered 1 1/8th" - 1.5 Integrated
  • Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar / 42cm / Matt Black / 31.8mm Clamp
  • SRAM Apex 1 GXP Chainset (No BB) / 172.5mm / 42 Tooth
  • SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Lever / 1 Speed Left
  • SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Lever / 11 Speed Right
  • SRAM Apex 1 Rear Mech / 1 x 11 Speed / Long Cage
  • SRAM GXP XR Bottom Bracket (With Spacers) / 68/73mm
  • SRAM PC1110 11 Speed Chain / 116 Links
  • SRAM PG1130 Cassette / 11-42T
  • Vittoria Revolution G+ Graphene 700c Wired Tyres / 32mm / Black with Reflective Stripe

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Model:XLA
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Geometry

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Size & Specs

Bike frame geometry
  S/490mmM/510mmL/530mmXL/550mm
AHead Angle (degrees)71.071.572.572.5
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-C (mm)490510530550
F Chainstays (mm)425425425425
G BB Drop (mm)65656565
I Stack frame(mm)529555573592
J Reach frame (mm)385393400404
K Front Centre (mm)598605613623
L Fork Length (mm)395395395395
N Offset (mm)47474747
O Wheelbase (mm)1014102110291039

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