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PlanetX/ Holdsworth info requested

  • 11-04-2023 3:23pm
    Registered Users Posts: 888 ✭✭✭

    Anybody here with recent ownership experience of a Planet X/ Holdsworth bike, road specifically?

    I've sold my n+1 so I have space for a new winter bike. Hoping to jump on an offer when one appears and these seem to offer value. Naturally there may be a reason for that!

    They do appear to have had a dodgy rep in the past but some folk seem to feel that has changed.

    Any info, good or bad, is appreciated.



  • Registered Users Posts: 185 ✭✭Highcontrast1

    have the holdsworth corsa bought on sale in December. Rival groupset. Fulcrum wheels. Happy with mine.

  • Registered Users Posts: 936 ✭✭✭nicksnikita

    Have had a number of both over the years.

    No issues for me in general use and I found the old Pro Carbon to be a really similar ride to the Giant TCR, albeit with a lower level of quality/refinement.

    Planet X source open mold frames from China which saves them undertaking r&d, design and engineering and means they can sell cheaper than other brands.

  • Registered Users Posts: 888 ✭✭✭sy_flembeck

    That's the one I'm specifically aiming for. Didn't pull the trigger twice late last year when I should have. Thanks

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 23,209 Mod ✭✭✭✭godtabh

    Same with me

    They used to do Shimano but stopped. Was looking at the frame set but sure wouldn’t know what to do with it

  • Registered Users Posts: 888 ✭✭✭sy_flembeck

    While I have you, were you caught with the import duty as well as VAT? I'm expecting it but just in case ....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,270 ✭✭✭secman

    I've a Pro carbon with ultegra on it, currently with fulcrum quatros. It was €1,650 new about 5 years ago, i bought it 2nd hand, was only 5 months old, owner just didn't take to it. Got it for €850, sold stock wheels for €100 and bought fulcrum quatros brand new boxed on done deal for €250. Best €1k I've ever spent on cycling gear, it's been winter bike for 5 years now. Not a looker, but doesn't need to be...a winter hacker.

  • Registered Users Posts: 230 ✭✭vintcerf

    own the same bike, any qns fire away

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  • Registered Users Posts: 888 ✭✭✭sy_flembeck

    Thanks for that offer, appreciate it.

    I do have a question for any of the owners. The website says I should order a size 54. As I'm 1.8m/6' I'd have automatically looked at the 56. Is 54 correct?

  • Registered Users Posts: 230 ✭✭vintcerf

    I'm 174cm and got a 51 (usually 54). They have chat on the website and I found them to be very helpful.

    I also used to compare my previous bike to the corsa.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,972 ✭✭✭Plastik

    They're listing size by seattube length instead of toptube. They say the 54 has an ETT 570, Reach 396, Stack 570.

    For comparison, a 58 SuperSix Evo 2 (rim brake gen) would be 575, 399, 584.

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