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     nichol4s updated 5 years, 10 months ago 7 Members · 31 Posts
  • nichol4s

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 5:43 am

    Pick it up in 21 days

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT2/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-road-bike

    Can’t wait first road bike, me and my dad have bought one and they threw in a fitting for £35 plus carbon bottle cages and seat post

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 8:30 am

    I’ve used a PX carbon frame and compared to any MTB, you will feel like you’re flying.

    Good choice and with the right pedals, it’s perfect for a new road rider.

  • nichol4s

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 9:44 am

    any advice on pedals?

    so far im impressed with px service and the retul fitting should make the bike perfect for me.

  • bradbrad

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Very nice mate

    I use spd-l l have done for years….. Ok a week 😳

    But I’m all seriousness You would be amazed how good they are- I am, don’t know how I ever rode without them now.

    I got pedals and shoes for around £60- which is a good price IMO

  • ASok

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I visited Planet X in Sheffield last week, just to have a perv and a break from the motorway (travelling with work). Really nice store and great looking bikes.

  • nichol4s

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Very nice mate

    I use spd-l l have done for years….. Ok a week 😳

    But I’m all seriousness You would be amazed how good they are- I am, don’t know how I ever rode without them now.

    I got pedals and shoes for around £60- which is a good price IMO

    a week longer than me 😀

    just had the build date conformation 8th may 8)

  • bradbrad

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Very nice mate

    I use spd-l l have done for years….. Ok a week 😳

    But I’m all seriousness You would be amazed how good they are- I am, don’t know how I ever rode without them now.

    I got pedals and shoes for around £60- which is a good price IMO

    a week longer than me 😀

    just had the build date conformation 8th may 8)

    The shoes and pedals make a big difference, no where near as hard work as I thought- I’m fine with them only took a few rides.

    Nice, not too long- but will seem like ages, you will love it, I think I’m enjoying my roadie a bit too much, I won’t leave it alone- think hmmm trail, woods or road- road

    Can’t wait to see the pictures

  • nichol4s

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 5:47 pm

    This is the finish I went for

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    17 April 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Yeah, shiny black as opposed to the matt (fine-line) black. Same as mine. Looks fabulous when polished up.

    Pedals – lots to choose from.

    Full-on road pedals (SPD-SL, Look, Time, Speedplay or similar) have the 3-bolt shoeplates that are a bit harder to walk with than 2-bolt MTB style (SPD) but grip the foot firmer. Virtually all racers, amateur and certainly professional, use 3-bolt ones but quite a few commuters compromise with the 2-bolt stuff. It depends on the sort of riding you’ll be doing.

  • nichol4s

    Member
    18 April 2014 at 7:07 am

    Thanks Steve, I’ve been looking at the touring shoes as an in between?

    I appreciate road shoes for road bikes but I’d prefer mtb shoes for the walking aspect then may upgrade to full on road.

    Are they any advantages over the 2 other than things like rigid soles and the larger spred over the cleat?

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    18 April 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Although the 2-bolt ones are touring-y and MTB-y, you can get a few decent road shoes that will work such as Shimano R087 and R088. These two have a big advantage insofar as they take both 2- and 3-bolt plates so if you eventually decide to ‘roadman up’ the feet, you won’t have to change the shoes.

    I use a pair of R087 for my winter bike with the 3-bolt fitting. My lighter and stiffer R130 for my summer bike are 3-bolt only.

    Two other points to mention though about these shoes …

    Firstly Shimano shoes size up small so my usual size 44 feet need a Shimano size 45 but the plus is that they make a special wide size as well .. perfect if you have Hobbit and not geisha feet, like me. Best on-line price I’ve found for these when I bought them was from Tweeks.

    Secondly, unlike MTB shoes, the R087 and R088 have the no recess in the sole so the 2-bolt cleat will stand proud – after all, they are actually road shoes that offer a slight compromise towards MTB pedals and because of this, the soles are quite stiff and not really a walking shoe.

    Also FWIW, with the insole removed (5-second job), I occasionally throw these in the washing machine and they come up perfectly.

    I believe that you can get ‘road lookalike’ shoes with thicker and recessed soles but in all probability, the soles may be far more flexible to allow walking.

  • nichol4s

    Member
    23 April 2014 at 7:24 pm

    So today I looked on px website only to find the pro carbon is now full 6800 group set. Quick phone call and so will mine!

  • nichol4s

    Member
    10 May 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Still waiting should be here Thursday now! I hope the bike is good because there customer service is crap!

  • nichol4s

    Member
    14 May 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Judgement day is looming hopefully it will be here tomorrow, if not suggest me some options £1000 and from j e James as it’s local to me

  • bradbrad

    Member
    16 May 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Did it come ?

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