Planet X EC-130E review

We take a look over the sensibly aero Planet X EC-130E

Planet X EC 130 aero bike
Cycling Weekly Verdict

In a wind tunnel the Planet X EC-130E might not be the most aero aero bike in the world, but it's all the better for it. It's great fun to ride and blisteringly fast, but with the brakes in their normal places and no fussy cable routing, it's great to live with too.

Reasons to buy
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    Exciting ride

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    Sensible brake positioning and cable routing

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    Surprisingly comfortable

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    Looks great

Reasons to avoid
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Planet X has not always had the best reputation among UK cyclists, but if there is one bike that should stop people looking down on the Sheffield brand it’s the Planet X EC-130E, the winner of our Aero Bike of the Year for 2017.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.