Full carbon monocoque, race-ready ‘cross machine, benefitting from Shimano 105 groupset and sharp disc stopping power. Fast, lightweight and ready for the rough stuff.
The Planet X XLS is a full carbon monocoque cyclocross race frame, designed to be sharp, responsive and versatile even in the most trying of conditions. This time we've built it up with full Shimano 10spd groupset, bringing high-end performance to you at a price that cannot be matched.
We've utilised our wealth of experience in carbon frame construction to give you the XLS. The 12k carbon weave finish, covers a frame built from the ground up for 'cross race purposes. The XLS's flat top tube provides both in-ride comfort but also comes in handy when chucking the bike over your shoulder when clambering up and over those testing obstacles. The tapered headtube increases strength and stiffness up front, thus improving handling too. A PF30 bottom bracket also lends itself to greater rigidity and power transfer on the XLS, a very important factor in CX when you're battling ever-changing terrain.
Equipped with Shimano 105, the XLS benefits from technology developed for the Dura-Ace 7900 series and integrated into Ultegra 6700 series. 105 provides you with performance, reliability and durability in the ever-efficient Shimano package.
In cyclocross braking is obviously an important aspect. Stopping performance needs to be instantaneous, preventing skidding and chattering in wet conditions. That's why the use of disc brakes has become increasingly prevalent in cyclocross, and although many of the pro's are reluctant to join the 'cross disc revolution, everyone else, released from the constraints of sponsorship, can enjoy the superior stopping power. The XLS uses Avid BB7 mechanical discs, famed for their braking prowess, they won't let you down in any conditions. So, whilst all those canti' lovers are trying in vain to control themselves round those slippery corners, you can almost take braking for granted. There's a reason why those on the dark side (mountain bikers) use discs; they're just simply better.
There you have it, quality, race-ready carbon frameset, reliable Shimano shifting and disc stopping prowess. The XLS is ready to be put through it's paces, and as you well know that in Cyclocross you sometimes spend just as much time carrying your bike as riding it, the XLS is pretty light too.
|Frame:||Planet X Pro Carbon XLS Cyclo Cross Frame|
|Fork:||Planet X Pro Carbon XLS Cyclo Cross Fork|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano 105 FD-5700 Double 10 Speed Front Mech / 34.9mm / Conventional Swing / Black|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano 105 RD-5701 Rear Mech|
|Shifters:||Shimano 105 ST-5700 STI Levers|
|Chainset:||FSA Gossamer Compact BB386 EVO Chainset|
|Bottom Bracket:||PF30 with adapter|
|Cassette:||Cassette Shimano 105 5700 Cassette / 10 Speed / 11-28|
|Chain:||Shimano 105 CN 5701 10 Speed Chain|
|Front Brake:||Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake Road with Avid G3 Clean Sweep Rotor|
|Rear Brake:||Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake Road with Avid G3 Clean Sweep Rotor|
|Handlebars:||Planet X Road Bar Strada Compact Lite 7050 / Polished Black / 31.8mm Clamp|
|Bar tape:||Planet-X Logo Bar Tape|
|Stem:||Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem / 31.8 mm Clamp|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit C-40 No.42 ACB-1 Tapered Headset|
|Wheels:||On-One Reet'ard Trail Wheelset 29 Inch / Black / 32F32R / Shimano/SRAM|
|Front Tyre:||Continental CycloX-King Folding Tyre / 700c / Black / 35mm|
|Rear Tyre:||Continental CycloX-King Folding Tyre / 700c / Black / 35mm|
|Inner Tube:||Planet X Inner Tubes|
|Saddle:||4ZAStratos Saddle / 130mm / Black with Red|
|Seatpost:||On-One Seatpost Twelfty Sport MTB Seatpost- Black / 31.6mm|
|Seat Clamp:||Kalloy Pro Alloy Seatclamp / 35.0mm / Anodised matt black|
|Pannier rack compatible:||No|
|Bottle cage bosses:||2 sets|
|Number of Gears:||20|
|Head Angle (°)||71.2||71.3||71.5||72.7|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||120||133||147||162|
|Effective Top Tube (mm)||515||535||553||568|
|Seat Tube Length Centre to Top (mm)||510||540||570||590|
Seat Tube Length Centre to Centre (mm)
|Seat Angle (°)||74.3||73.9||73.5||73|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′3″ to 5′7″ (160cm-170cm)||Small (51)|
|5′8″ to 5′11″ (173cm-180cm)||Medium (54)|
|5′10″ to 6′2″ (178cm- 188cm)||Large (57)|
|6′1″ to 6′6″ (185cm- 198cm)||X-Large (59)|
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."
|Bar Tape||Selle Italia Smootape Colour: Black||more info|
|Brake Front||Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake Road Brake Mount: 0ISRotor: No Rotor||more info|
|Brake Rear||Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake Road Brake Mount: 20ISRotor: No Rotor||more info|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 5700 Cassette Speed: 10 SpeedRatio: 11-28||more info|
|Chain||Shimano 105 CN 5701 10 Speed Chain||more info|
|Chainset||FSA Gossamer Compact BB386 EVO Chainset Length: 175mmChain Ring Size: 46-36TColour: Black||more info|
|Frame||Planet X Pro Carbon XLS Cyclo Cross Frameset Size: 51cmColour: 12k Carbon||more info|
|Front Mech||Shimano 105 FD-5700 Double 10 Speed Front Mech Swing: Conventional SwingColour: BlackFitting: 34.9mm||more info|
|Handlebars||Selcof KP04 Drop Handlebar Clamp Size: 31.8mmColour: BlackWidth: 42cm||more info|
|Rear Mech||Shimano 105 RD-5701 Rear Mech Speed: 10 SpeedUseage: RoadType: Short Cage||more info|
|Saddle||4ZAStratos Saddle Colour: Black with RedWidth: 130mm||more info|
|Seatpost||On-One Seatpost Twelfty Sport MTB Seatpost- Black Size: 31.6mm||more info|
|Shifter Left||Shimano 105 ST-5700 STI Levers Type: LeftRings: DoubleGears: 10 Speed||more info|
|Shifter Right||Shimano 105 ST-5700 STI Levers Type: RightRings: DoubleGears: 10 Speed||more info|
|Stem||Selcof KA04 Aluminium Stem Length: 110mmClamp Size: 31.8mmColour: Black||more info|
|Tyres||Continental CycloX-King Folding Tyre Size: 700cColour: BlackWidth: 35mm||more info|
|Wheels||On-One Reet'ard Trail Wheelset 29 Inch Colour: BlackCassette: Shimano/SRAMSpokes: 32F32R||more info|
|Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike Size: 51cm Colour: 12k Carbon||Available Mid January||£999.99|
|Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike Size: 51cm Colour: Flanders||16 Available||£999.99|
|Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike Size: 54cm Colour: 12k Carbon||Available Early January||£999.99|
|Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike Size: 54cm Colour: Flanders||Available Early January||£999.99|
|Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike Size: 57cm Colour: 12k Carbon||Available Mid January||£999.99|
|Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike Size: 57cm Colour: Flanders||22 Available||£999.99|
|Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike Size: 59cm Colour: 12k Carbon||Available 20th December||£999.99|
|Planet X XLS Shimano 105 Cyclocross Bike Size: 59cm Colour: Flanders||Available Early January||£999.99|