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Planet X Kaffenback SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Bike+ Add to Compare ✔ In Comparison
Hit the road in style when you head out on the updated, modernised & ultra-capable Kaffenback. With a triple-butted steel frame, relaxed geometry, lightweight carbon fork and rack and mudguard mounts, It's the best four-season commuter available on the market.
- SRAM Apex 1x11 speed Groupset
- Rever Havit Mechanical Disc Brakes
- Fulcrum Rapid Red 900 Wheelset
- Tyre clearance up to 40mm (700C)
- DN6 Chromoly Steel Frame with Carbon Fork
- Approx Bike Weight (Medium) - 11kg
The Kaffenback is a Planet X classic. Elegant and timeless, it's narrow tubing is built using custom drawn chromoly steel. Giving the Kaffenback it’s 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.
SRAM Apex 1
SRAM's off road focused Apex® 1 drivetrain provides the gear range and the shifting simplicity to let you simply go where you want. Mechanical brakes offer great stopping power that won’t break the bank.
Easy shifting and wide gearing
The Apex® 11-speed mechanical shifting gives you all the gears you need in the palm of your hand. It's technology that makes cycling easier-so you can tune into the experience and build on it. An 11-42 powerglide II cassette, teamed with a 42 tooth x sync crankset, provides a wide range of gears that will keep you moving wherever and whenever you choose to ride.
Powerful disc brakes
Rever’s dual piston mechanical calipers deliver no nonsense stopping power and reliable braking.
|Product Type||Default Component|
|Bar Tape / Grips||Prologo Plain Touch Bar Tape / Black|
|Frame||Planet X Kaffenback Frame / Charcoal and Tea / Medium|
|Handle Bar||Selcof Zeta V3 Alloy Road Bar / 42cm|
|Saddle||San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel|
|Stem||Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem / 100mm / 31.8mm / 7 Degree|
|Tyre||Panaracer Tour 700c Wire Bead Tyre / 32mm|
|Wheel Pair||Fulcrum Rapid Red 900 700c Disc Centrelock Clincher Wheelset / Shimano 11 Speed|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP XR Bottom Bracket (With Spacers) / 68/73mm|
|Frame Spare||M5 12mm Stainless Cage Bolt Black|
|Brake||Rever Havit Flat Mount Dual-Movement Disc Caliper / Front|
|Brake||Rever Havit Flat Mount Dual-Movement Disc Caliper / Rear|
|Brake spare||Avid Centreline Disc Brake Rotor / 160mm Centrelock|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1130 Cassette / 11-42T|
|Chain||SRAM PC1110 11 Speed Chain / 116 Links|
|Crank Set||SRAM Apex 1 GXP Chainset (No BB) / 172.5mm / 42 Tooth|
|Fork||Selcof London Road Carbon Flat Mount 12mm Thru Fork / Matt Black|
|Frame Spare||Stainless Steel M5 Bolt 22mm Thread Locking Individual|
|Head Set||Selcof Carbon Steerer Fork Bung MK 4 / 23-24mm ID|
|Brake Lever||SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Lever / 11 Speed Right|
|Brake Lever||SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Lever / 1 Speed Left|
|Head Set||Selcof Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black|
|Head Set||Selcof SPORT Integrated Cup Angular Contact Cartridge Bearing V2 Headset For Tapered 1" 1/8th – 1.5" Fork Steerer|
|Rear Mech||SRAM Apex 1 Rear Mech / 1 x 11 Speed / Long Cage|
|Seat Clamp||Selcof Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / 29.8mm|
|Seat Post||Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Seatpost / 27.2mm / 350mm|
|Inner Tube||Panaracer Inner Tube / 700c / 25-35mm / Presta 48mm|
The Kaffenback is a true Planet X classic. Elegant and timeless, it's narrow tubing is built using custom drawn chromoly steel giving the Kaffenback a unique, smooth and springy ride feel. This is complemented by its reassuringly strong fatigue-resistant qualities, meaning the Kaffenback is a bike that will see you through decades of riding not years!
SRAMs Apex 1 groupset's single 42t chainring gives you low maintenance reliability, and the 11-42 cassette will winch you up any climb. You'll be able to handle whatever the daily commute throws at you.
Fulcrum Rapid Red 900 wheels offer low weight with plenty of compliance when riding on rougher surfaces.
Selcof finishing kit is used at the cockpit, with comfy soft touch bar tape and the Zeta alloy road handlebar featuring a short reach and beautifully executed anatomic drops.