Planet X Uncle John SRAM Force Bike:
Renowned for both its versatility and reliability Planet X's Uncle John is much more than the cyclocross race pedigree from where it began. Improved spec, lower price, more choice, and it's under the C2W limit- what more could you want? Well, it's now available in blue as well as red...
Uncle John is our classic cyclocross frame, updated with new 2012 revisions to keep it ahead of the crowd. Integrated headset, disc mounts, give it cutting edge performance, along with mudguard and bottle boss placement that mean it's happy on the daily commute or winter training ride.
Triple butted aluminium, developed from our award winning Superlight Team Alloy model, with the security of fatigue resisting gussets and revised internal butting profile. Uncle John - classic cyclocross from Planet X.
The SRAM Force build makes it the perfect do-it-all, go anywhere, bike. It really is super-tough and durable enough to see you through the depths of winter. It's ideal for the commuter run, for stacking the winter miles in on the Sunday runs or for competitive use on the cyclo-cross circuit. When versatility is the issue, and value for performance the key, there's nothing to beat the Uncle John SRAM Force
The Planet X Uncle John:
The triple butted lightweight aluminium frame can withstand the very worst of weather conditions so in a world where strength and reliability is as important as speed and comfort the Uncle John comes in to its own.
It's been designed to accommodate full mud-guards to keep everything nice and dry and can take up to 35mm tyres. The rack mounts are an added plus. It's therefore equally at home on the commuter run as it is on the trickiest of cyclo-cross circuits.
Bike Radar rated the Uncle John 4.5/5 commenting on its "Confidence-inspiring ride and spot-on handling".
oTriple butted lightweight alloy frame
oFrame weight 1820g
oComplete bike weight 10.4kg (22.9lbs)
oRack mounts and mudguard eyelets
oProper cross cable routing to keep the muck out
oSRAM Force components with double-tap shifters
oPlanet X A57 wheelset
|Frame:||Planet X Uncle John Cyclocross Frame|
|Fork:||Planet X Uncle John Carbon Cyclocross Fork|
|Front Derailleur:||SRAM Force Front Mech|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM Force Rear Mech|
|Shifters:||SRAM Force Double Tap Shifters 2013|
|Chainset:||SRAM S350 Crankset|
|Crank length:||170 mm, 172.5mm, 175mm|
|Bottom Bracket:||BSA Threaded|
|Cassette:||SRAM PG 1050 Cassette, 10 Speed, 11-28T|
|Chain:||SRAM PC1031 10 Speed 114 Link Chain|
|Front Brake:||Tektro CR 720 Cantilever Brakes|
|Rear Brake:||Tektro CR 720 Cantilever Brakes|
|Handlebars:||Planet X Anatomic Road Bar Strada 7075, Size: 40,42 or 44mm|
|Bar tape:||Planet X Cork Handlebar Tape - Black or White|
|Stem:||Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem 80,90,100,110,120 mm|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit C-CX Headset With Canti Hanger|
|Wheels:||Planet X A57 New Logo Wheelset|
|Front Tyre:||Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo Folding Tyre - 700c x 35mm|
|Rear Tyre:||Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo Folding Tyre - 700c x 35mm|
|Inner Tube:||Planet X Inner Tubes|
|Saddle:||Planet X Superlight Team Saddle|
|Seatpost:||Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged|
|Seat Clamp:||34.9 mm|
|Pannier rack compatible:||Yes|
|Bottle cage bosses:||2 sets on all sizes|
|Number of Gears:||20|
|A||Head Angle (°)||71||72||72||72|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||110||140||170||190|
|C||Effective Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||522||542||568||588|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||74||74||73||72|
|E||Seat tube Length Centre to Top (mm)||510||540||570||590|
|F||Chainstay Length (mm)||435||435||435||435|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′3″ to 5′7″ (160cm-170cm)||Small|
|5′8″ to 5′11″ (173cm-180cm)||Medium|
|5′10″ to 6′2″ (178cm- 188cm)||Large|
|6′1″ to 6′6″ (185cm- 198cm)||X-Large|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can vary greatly with riders' torso length. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for a slightly shorter stem. If you think you are borderline between sizes, and you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for the smaller frame size. If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, go for the larger frame size to get the extra top tube length.
As the frame sizes increase, so does the length of the head tube. If you are inflexible or perhaps have a history of back problems, consider going for a larger frame size. This will increase the relative height of the handlebars making the position less “extreme”. The larger frame will also have a longer top tube, so you’ll need to compensate for this with a shorter stem."