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Planet X Kaffenback Frame

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Featuring the core geometry of a touring road bike, combined with that of a gravel voyager...

Featuring the core geometry of a touring road bike, combined with that of a gravel voyager the Kaffenback provides you with increased confidence whether using for city riding, on gravel trails or fully loaded for adventure.

  • Classic All-Road / Urban Geometry
  • DN6 Chromoly Custom Drawn Steel
  • Custom Seat Stay Wishbone & Yoke
  • Panier and Mudguard Mounts
  • Fork not included

The Kaffenback is a Planet X classic. Elegant and timeless, its narrow tubing is built using custom drawn chromoly steel. Giving the Kaffenback its unique smoothing yet sprightly ride feel. This is complemented by the tubing reassuringly strong fatigue-resistant qualities, meaning the Kaffenback is a bike that will see you through decades of riding. On the tarmac, its road bike soul will feel spritely and responsive and the Selcof Carbon fork will help reduce road vibrations and keeps your hands fresh all day long, smoothing rough terrain and allowing for longer and less fatigued rides. Its multifaceted nature makes it ideal for many disciplines, feeling as at home in the city as it would touring the Dolomites.

Triple Butted DN6 custom drawn steel results in a frame that is strong, responsive, and comfortable whilst shaving off excess weight. Tube wall thickness is strictly controlled to offer strength at welds and lightness. Custom seat stay wishbone reduces harsh feedback and further increasing tyre clearance.

Hourglass shape chainstays reduces road buzz and add spring. 27.2mm seat post for comfort. 28.6mm dia toptube and 34.9 dia downtube offer sprightliness and comfort. 12mm thru axle dropout. 700c x 38mm tyre clearance (35mm with mudguards). The BSA 68mm Bottom Bracket is ultra-durable, creak free and easily serviceable. Cables are routed externally for accessibility and ease of service. Frame weight: 2.3kg Medium

3 sets of bottle cage bosses, full mudguard, and pannier bosses. Ready for multiday touring adventures. Pannier mounts and full mudguard capability make it perfectly suited to commuters and tourers. Down tube has triple water bosses for frame bag clearance. The core geometry of a touring road bike, combined with that of a gravel voyager. Resulting in a true all road capable machine. 71 degree head angle offers a trail figure that tracks as if on rails yet climbs as capably as a racer. Traditional top tube and reach figures. Front triangle accepts full fit frame bags. Traditional 72mm BB drop keeps rider planted.

Smooth and confidence inspiring. The frame and geometry has been designed in tandem to ensure fast and confident tracking and avoid toe overlap, even with mudguards.


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Frame Material

DN6 Custom Triple Butted Chromoly Steel 

Frame Weight, Approx, (med)


Wheel Axles

12 x 142mm Thru Axle

Seat Post Size


Seat Clamp Size


Front Mech Type

Band On

Front Mech Clamp Size


Wheel Size


Mudguard mounts


Rack Mounts


Bottle Cage Bosses


Brake Type

Flat Mount

Bottom Bracket

BSA Threaded 68mm

Dropper Compatible


Headset Type

Internal Tapered

Headset Model

FSA Orbit C-40 No 42 ACB

Fork Length

395mm A/C

Tyre Clearance


Cable Routing

External Brake and Gear

Di2 Compatible



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