Planet X Pro Carbon 50 wheelsets - tubular

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $995.00

Product Description

The Planet X Pro Carbon 50 Wheelset featured deep dish (50mm) tubular rims. The Pro Carbon 50 rims are built with Shimano compatible 16/24 hole American Classic hubs and Aero Taiwan spokes.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marc sonaram a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2010

Strengths:    aero

Weaknesses:    bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
so far, these wheels work good i got a 45.1mph motorpace, which was fantastic

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Favorite Ride:   halfway tree

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   a good freind

Similar Products Used:   mavic slr
flashpoint 60
zipp 404

Bike Setup:   fuji team pro
upgrade sram froce 2010

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Harrison a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2008

Strengths:    Price! Carbon wheels don't often come this cheap. They are quite fast too!

Weaknesses:    I don't like spoke nipples inside the rims, they're impossible to true without removing the tubular tyres, also makes replacing broken spokes very difficult. I weigh 65kg and broke one 2 years in, though I do ride them hard.

The bearings in the rear wheel wore out after 30 months of use. Planet x couldn't get me any. The local industrial bearing supplier couldn't get me them. I tried bearings manufacturers in China, Taiwan, Germany, USA, Indonesia - they didn't make them in the right size. Try for bearings, they sorted me out. Out of true regularly now.

Bottom Line:   
Bought 2 1/2 years ago, so I've had a bit of time to test them out and find out exactly what's what. Initially very impressed, very fast, light and responsive, though found the rear hub (planet x superlight) unusually loud when free wheeling - planet x assured me this is normal. They make a great noise on smooth roads and climb well, even when rocking, though there is a little bit of flex in the rims.

I've got my moneys worth out of them, but you get what you pay for in the end.

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Favorite Ride:   Portobello triathlon

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   direct from planet-x

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105 wheelset.

Bike Setup:   Isaac Pascal Carbon, Ergomo Pro power measurement system, Ergomo carbon cranks, planet x pro carbon 50 wheelset (Ultegra 10spd & Tufo S3 tyres with Swiss-stop brake pads), Look Keo carbons, FSA Vision TT mini aero bar.

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

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2008

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    Wheels arrived out of true-have to get them trued.
Also the tubular tape is garbage- Get them glued

Bottom Line:   
Really fast and strong wheelset. Replaced my mavic aksiums with flying colors!

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Price Paid:    $599.00

Purchased At:   Unreal Cycles

Bike Setup:   Salsa campeon Bontrager race lite equipped with PX50 wheels-Conti sprinter gatorskin

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