The Planet X Superlight Team Aluminium was the bike that started it all. Our classic race-ready frame has been fine-tuned to perfection over the years. The result is a very responsive, lightweight, ultra-stiff race frame, that some of our Pro riders prefer to carbon.
It's no 'hack'. The Superlight Team Aluminium frame makes the perfect training bike, but is doesn't feel like a 'hack' when you ride it. The triple-butted heat-treated T6 Aluminium is very stiff, which creates incredible power transfer and acceleration, both in and out the saddle. The lightweight Aluminium flies up hills.
It's no coincidence that this frame has won so many races.
Our Pro rider Mark Lovatt rode a Superlight in numerous Elite events including: The Lincoln Grand Prix, Tour of The Peak... In Marks words: "its stiff, fast and cheap, a bit like me..."
The perfect training bike.
The Planet X Team Superlight Aluminium is the perfect winter bike frame. It will build up into a light, fast training bike, that'll last for years.
Mk 2 Features:
Mk 2 Tech Spec:
Note: The frame does not include headset, seat clamp, front mech clamp and barrel adjusters. These should be purchased separately.
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||1380|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||31.6|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Wheels||700C. with clearance for 28mm tyres|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2 sets. 1 on downtube, 1 on seat tube. Bolts not supplied|
|A||Head Angle (°)||72||72.5||73||73.5|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||110||130||155||185|
|C||Effective Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||530||547||570||590|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||74||73.5||73||72.5|
|E||Seat Tube Length Centre to Top(mm)||480||510||540||570|
|F||Chainstay Length (mm)||402||405||405||408|
|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.