Planet X Exocet Frames

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1099.00

Product Description

Our new Exocet aero bike has been developed with the fluid dynamics scientists at Sheffield University to make it as drag free as possible.

It's not just carbon we concentrate on either. We have a whole new set of manipulated shape stays for the ultimate in aerodynamics and comfort. And, by popular demand, we have designed this RACE ROCKET with the following enhancements:

Complete NACA tube profiling
UCI 3:1 and 80mm max profile compliant
Fully internal cable routing
75 - 78 degree twin seat post design
Unique rear dropout adjustments
Uniform stack and reach increments
Medium frameset 1095g
Carbon blade fork, 390g, 43mm offset
BB30 Bottom Bracket

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tomasz

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2015

Strengths:    CHEAP

Weaknesses:    everything after you pay is a weakness!

Bottom Line:   
Dear Triathlets,

do yourself a great favour and STAY AWAY from Exocet 2 as well as from Planet X. I had Exocet 2 frame which broke while training, luckily it was on home trainer. Exocet 2 has seat post clamp issue that loosens (original Exocet had issues with that part as well). Dealing with after-sale customer care is on primary school level or even short got my frame replaced by a scratched, damaged and not functional one. There were as well short plastic tubes running loose inside the frame (accordingly to customer care "current industry standard that protects frame"). Huge number of e-mails and waiting time of about 2 months, all due to number of people dealing with one issue, lack of internal information exchange and no idea about customer care. You will be better off to buy directly from Taiwan or China as this company has no added value! STRONGLY DISCOURAGE from buying products at Planet X!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Aerosmithe a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2010

Strengths:    Solid frame, ridden over very rough roads and frame handles like a champ, but at the same time doesn't beat the crap out of the rider. BB30 bottom bracket lets you feel the power transfer.

Weaknesses:    Rear tire width. In truth, Planet-X website warns that certain tire widths might not fit and they are right. They also list ones that do fit.
Don't know if this was a one-time defect, but inside the seat tube there was a notch that prevented the seat post going in far enough. Ended up cutting an inch off the bottom of the seat post (it's plenty long).
Planet-X customer service is hit or miss. First time I contacted them, before purchase, they replied within hours. Second time I contacted, I never got a response.

Bottom Line:   
Very solid and fast frame. Built this up for the iron distance at the OKC Redman Triathlon. Over the very poor roads we have in Oklahoma, bike was very solid, and despite being on for 112 miles, no butt pain (could have been the saddle too). And while I don't have an equivalent distance to compare times to (missed my 100 mile split) the bike certainly felt fast. Geometry personally fit me very well, built the bike from the frame up myself and everything went together very easily, internal cable routing goes continuously through so no worries there, headset bearings do not require pressing. Word of warning, rear tire width is extremely important, started with 23mm Tufo, had to go down to 21mm.

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Price Paid:    $1099.00

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Similar Products Used:   Giant TCR C1, Giant TCR2

Bike Setup:   ISM Adamo Race saddle
Planet-X 101 rear and 82 front wheelset
SRAM Force front and rear derailluer, rear cassette 11-26
SRAM Red crankset 53-39
SRAM Red ceramic BB30
SRAM TT500 brake lever
SRAM TT900 barend shifters
Profile Design Ozero base bar
Profile Design Carbon Stryke aero bar extension

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