Planet X Model B road wheelset review

Lightweight race friendly hoops

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £157.50 RRP | USD $226.76
Planet X Model B Wheelset

Our review

Light with decent aerodynamics, these are fast with a racy bias
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This light wheelset comes with semi-aero rims, aero-bladed spokes (20 radially laced up front, 24 two-cross at the rear) and sealed cartridge bearings in the hubs. 

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The wheels spin up to speed quickly and there’s little flex at either the front or the rear, even through fast, downhill corners and rampaging out-of-the-saddle stomps.

The weather sealing on Planet X’s own hubs, though quite rudimentary, has worked remarkably well to keep the wet and the grime out, and they’ve run smoothly through a whole lot of abuse. 

The rims were fairly true when we got them and didn’t alter much, despite our best efforts, although the spoke tension was a little uneven.

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We’ve heard of people having trouble with the strength of the splines on the freehub body – the sprockets eating into the splines – but we used two different cassettes on ours and had no durability worries at all. Weights are 695g front and 928g rear. 

Product Specifications

Product

Name Model B (09)
Brand Planet-X

Bike Compatibility Campagnolo 10spd Campagnolo 9spd Shimano 10spd Shimano 8spd Shimano 9spd
Front Hub Brand Planet X
Front Spoke Count 20
Front Wheel Axle Length 100
Front Wheel Weight 695
Rear Hub Brand Planet X
Rear Spoke Count 24
Rear Wheel Axle Length 130
Rear Wheel Weight 928
Skewers Included Yes