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nichol4s



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:43 am    Post subject: My new steed Reply with quote

Pick it up in 21 days
http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT2/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-u ltegra-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
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Steve Kish



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any advice on pedals?

so far im impressed with px service and the retul fitting should make the bike perfect for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice mate

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

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

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradbrad wrote:
Very nice mate

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

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 Very Happy

just had the build date conformation 8th may Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nichol4s wrote:
bradbrad wrote:
Very nice mate

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

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 Very Happy

just had the build date conformation 8th may Cool



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

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



This is the finish I went for
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Steve Kish



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still waiting should be here Thursday now! I hope the bike is good because there customer service is crap!
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it come ?
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