Planet X Pro Road Ti Sportive review

Planet X Pro Road Ti Sportive
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Clearly, at this outstanding price there must have been a few corners cut, but besides more basic dropouts than Lynskey’s own House Blend frames, it’s hard to see where. The Planet X Pro Road Ti Sportive is all-round top notch. Shimano R600 deep-drop brakes were the only deviation from Dura-Ace, providing tons of clearance for mudguards and bigger tyres – perfect for winter mileage.

Reasons to buy
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    Lovely titanium 'feel'

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    stable geometry

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    Dura-Ace throughout (except callipers)

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    Great value

Reasons to avoid
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    We had to give it back

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You don’t always know within the first few hundred metres if you’re going to like a bike, but I took to the Planet X Pro Road Ti Sportive immediately.

It harks back to the good ol’ days of titanium — not so surprising, given its heritage. Planet X has sourced this frame from Lynskey, founders of Litespeed before they sold up to go it alone under their own family name. So, they know a thing or two about titanium bike frames, and it shows.

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