Planet X N2a, Sram force, Zipp 404/808

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SurPlace
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by SurPlace

Build up of my Planet X N2a

Frameset: Planet X N2a
Groupset: Sram force BB30 with 53t/39t rotor's
Wheelset: Zipp 404/808
Tubes: Vredestein fortezza
Saddle: Bontranger triathlon team edition
Handlebar: Planet X Road Bar Strada Compact Lite 7075 40cm
Stem: Ritchey WCS 260 100mm
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless

Total Weight 6,9kg
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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

Well....that's rather nice!! Really tidy looking.

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astranoc
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by astranoc

That is very nice indeed. How are you finding flex/speed wise?

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jamesfifield
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by jamesfifield

astranoc wrote:...How are you finding flex/speed wise?


This ^^^. Also, what size is your frame?
I loved my Nanolight, but ultimately swapped it in because the back end was flexing too much :cry:

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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

Did you weigh the frame prior to build?
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Miller76
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by Miller76

Congrats, it looks awesome!!! How do you find the saddle?

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g_doraz
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by g_doraz

wow that looks ace.
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istigatrice
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by istigatrice

:welcome: That looks incredibly fast, enjoy the ride :thumbup:
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Disclosure: I'm sponsored by Velocite, but I do give my honest opinion about them (I'm endorsed to race their bikes, not say nice things about them)

pinoymamba
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by pinoymamba

beautiful bike!

micky515
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by micky515

Such a cute bike! :wink:

SurPlace
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by SurPlace

Thanks for the complements! :D

I couldn't wait to build it up, so I forgot to put the frame on the balance.. :?

The frame is a size small

At first I thought the saddle was a bit to wide, but after a few rides it actually feels comfy, especially in a low triathlon position..

Compared to my previous bike (duratec cool r14) this frame is a more responsive.. So I will not complaign about rigidity. Can't wait to test it in my first triathlon! :)

Two downsides about the frame:
- the mat finish is really a pain in the ass to clean
- water that comes in the frame after a rainy ride.. Comes out very slowly (like 2 rides further)

eoolsen
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by eoolsen

Hi

Nice looking bike :).

Do you have the weight without the wheels?

Looking to buy a bike with similar specs, but with DA C24 wheels, and would I like to estimate a approximate weight before buying.

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by drainyoo

Absolutely beautiful.

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TrekUk
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by TrekUk

Great looking bike but why all the expensive zipp wheels etc on such a low end cheap frame?
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mattyb95
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by mattyb95

TrekUk wrote:Great looking bike but why all the expensive zipp wheels etc on such a low end cheap frame?


Why not?!

Perhaps his budget didn't stretch to a super expensive frame and the other stuff too but it's not like the N2A is a supermarket bike, it's just not a 3 grand superbike frame.

Personally I think it all looks great.

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