Planet X Galibier SL Alloy Road Frameset - Cheap 900G Alloy Frameset

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waltthizzney
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by waltthizzney

Very interesting frame from planet x..... or whoever it supplying it. Sub 900G at around $500 USD with racing geo. Is this the CAAD Killer?

http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRPXGAL/pl ... d-frameset

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bremerradkurier
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by bremerradkurier

Real weight is supposed to be a little over 1100g

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=143695

niklasp
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by niklasp

So... Weight is like a caad12 then? Price is lower I reckon...

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kervelo
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by kervelo

niklasp wrote:So... Weight is like a caad12 then? Price is lower I reckon...


Not very much. Planet x galibier is 400 GBP, but caad12 frames can be found around 500 GBP.

niklasp
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by niklasp

kervelo wrote:
niklasp wrote:So... Weight is like a caad12 then? Price is lower I reckon...


Not very much. Planet x galibier is 400 GBP, but caad12 frames can be found around 500 GBP.


Obviously, but I would gladly pay 100 extra to get the quality control and R&D of cannondale...
The planet X is just a china frame. :)

But I meant the weight in my first post :smartass: :beerchug:

waltthizzney
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by waltthizzney

kervelo wrote:
niklasp wrote:So... Weight is like a caad12 then? Price is lower I reckon...


Not very much. Planet x galibier is 400 GBP, but caad12 frames can be found around 500 GBP.


there is a difference between retail and finding something on ebay for cheap though....

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wingguy
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by wingguy

waltthizzney wrote:Is this the CAAD Killer?

If it rides any good maybe. Cannondale's hydroforming is way ahead of those tube shapes and the welds don't look as sophisticated as on the CAAD12. Light is easy, light, stiff, durable and any sort of comfort is another.

I'd be surprised if that fork is anything like as good or as light as the CAAD12 fork too...

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