Planet X London Road Flat Bar Bike Sram Rival 11 Speed Road Bike

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The London Road Flat bar is all about versatility, giving you the comfort and freedom to adventure in all weather. Explore the country and beat the traffic on a Monday morning - this is a true 'one' bike!

  • High quality 6061 aluminium alloy frame and carbon forks
  • Featuring SRAM Rival 11 speed groupset with Avid BB5 disc brakes
  • Use: Road riding, adventure, commuting, touring, gravel, cyclocross
  • Disc brakes, large tyre clearance, mudguard and pannier rack mounts
  • Weight: circa 9.8kg (depending on size)

Almost every town in Britain has a London Road. Hence the name for the new Planet X do-it-all frame. It's as at home in Southampton as it is in Sheffield.

Sheffield's London Road is a prime commuter artery, shared by cars, buses and bikes ferrying workers to the city centre from Dore, Millhouses, and Netheredge. No road in Sheffield is flat and London Road is the last little bump before you get to the city centre. It's Sheffield's world food hub, flanked by takeaways and restaurants serving cuisine from Turkey, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Italy, China and more. It's near the Bramall Lane stadium and teems with football fans on match days. On Friday and Saturday nights it's just as busy - this time with weekend revelers visiting the pubs and grabbing some chips when they're done. Like many other roads around here, it has suffered during the recent tough winters and the tarmac is a patchwork of potholes, cracks and quick fixes.

This is the road that inspired this frame, and we couldn't be happier with the results! It's great for commuting and light touring, with mudguard and pannier mounts and a relaxed geometry. Take the racks off, though, and you've got a frame that's still lively enough to hold its own on the Sunday club run. It even has cyclocross endorsement from our resident CrossJunkie, Alan Dorrington.

We wanted something tough enough to handle riding over rough roads and hopping up curbs - and all under load with panniers. But it still needed to be fun to ride, fast to accelerate with nippy handling for dodging potholes and winding through city streets. High-quality 6061-T6 aluminium was the perfect match for the frame - strong and light in equal measure. A carbon fork sheds extra weight, keeps steering nimble and helps soak up unwanted vibration from the road.

Comfort was next on the agenda. This means a relaxed geometry adapted from our RT-58 sportive frame. Forr an more comfortable upright riding position we've fitted this version with flat, hybrid style handlebars and a raised stem. We've built in clearance for up to 37mm tyres for extra plush rolling on that dodgy tarmac and the ability to venture onto gravel paths when necessary. This is a frame to be ridden in all weather, so mudguard eyelets and disc brakes were a must.

  • Aluminium alloy road frame with carbon forks
  • Relaxed geometry
  • Weight: frame, 1540g, forks 780g, total 2320g
  • Tyre clearance: up to 37mm
  • Mudguard and pannier rack mounts
  • Disc brakes (IS mount)

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