Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

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garrethbayliss
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Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby garrethbayliss » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:39 am

Hi,
I've been looking for a good value bike to upgrade to and I have been suggested Planet X RT-58 Alloy. Specs are good, looks good, but I can't find anything online in terms of reviews. So if anyone has one or knows what it's like to ride, it would be a great help.

http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXRT58ALUTIA/planet-x-rt-58-alloy-shimano-tiagra-road-bike
thanks
Garreth
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diamonddog
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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby diamonddog » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:58 am

It is new to the range so I doubt there will be any reviews out there.

Luv2ride
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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby Luv2ride » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:24 pm

looks good though...
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diamonddog
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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby diamonddog » Wed Jan 01, 2014 13:09 pm

Luv2ride wrote:looks good though...

It does and good spec for that money.

antonyfromoz
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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby antonyfromoz » Wed Jan 01, 2014 14:28 pm

if you want a 54 then there is one in the clearance bikes cor £549.99 too....

Focuz
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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby Focuz » Thu Jan 02, 2014 17:58 pm

I have the carbon one if it helps, the geometry of the frame is great, super comfortable.

Sea.Jocky
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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby Sea.Jocky » Tue Feb 11, 2014 22:54 pm

Im also very interested in this bike, as well as the Holdsworth Trentino.

http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBHOTRTIA/ ... -road-bike

Does anyone know any more about them, and which one is the best to go for aside from the holdsworth is carbon yet weighs slightly more. Im a newbie and don't yet know much about geometries and how two compare in that sense.

As i live in the south i'm not prepared to travel to Sheffield to try one, so does anyone know if i have any other options of trying one of them?

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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby Camcycle1974 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 08:24 am

Holdsworth= A good budget race bike IMO.
PX RT-58= Good value, less aggressive position training/sportive bike.

Take your pick really, both good bikes but maybe for slightly different goals?

Alu frames are making a real statement at the minute, the RT-58 alloy being a case in point. Also worth having a look at the Kinesis Aethin which is a top notch alloy frame.

Sea.Jocky
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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby Sea.Jocky » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:42 am

Thanks however am I right in thinking they do not sell the whole bike but just the frame?

I'm after the best I can get for £700 all up and it seems the two from Planet X seem the best.

diamonddog
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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby diamonddog » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:32 pm

RT58 alloy or the Holdsworth good spec and vgood vfm on both IMO.
As mentioned above by Camcycle1974 the RT58 should be a comfier ride than the Holdsworth, weight difference is minimal.
I don't think you will find better vfm than these. :)

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Re: Planet X RT-58 Alloy anyone?

Postby Moonbiker » Wed Feb 12, 2014 13:25 pm

I like the look of the SAB at the same price but its heavier


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