Planet X London Road review

A great all-round bike with commuting at its heart

planet x london road
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Planet X London Road is a very versatile bike that does a great job whether you're using it for commuting or for just general riding. It's very impressive to see hydraulic disc brakes on a sub-£1,000 bike, it's just a bit of a shame that the tyres can't cope with the braking power in the wet.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable and versatile frame

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    Hydraulic disc brakes

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    SRAM Rival 1 performs smoothly

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    Easy to fit mudguards and pannier rack

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Reasons to avoid
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    Tyres could be better

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    Gear range is a little limited

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Founded over 25 years ago, Planet X has built up a good reputation for competitively priced carbon-fibre road bikes since it first started selling carbon bikes back in 2005. The Planet X London Road, with its aluminium frame and 32mm tyres, doesn't fit into this bracket, but with hydraulic disc brakes on a sub-£1,000 bike, it certainly represents very good value.

Buy now: Planet X London Road SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic Disc Road Bike at Planet X from £999.99

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