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Planet X Pro Carbon Track 1.0

Painstakingly assembled from parts all over the world. Handlebars, stem, and wheels are temporarily transferred over from a steel fixed gear bicycle, that is currently being re-purposed as a fixed gear tourer.

Frame:
Planet X Pro Carbon Track XS

Fork/Headset:
Planet X Stealth Pro Carbon TT Fork/FSA Orbit CE

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Miche Primato Advanced 165mm/Miche Primato Track BB 107mm

Pedals:
Shimano R540

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Airwalk 15T/Miche Primato Advanced 48T/KMC Z510HX

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli Pista 42mm/Cinelli Pista 80mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Prologo Scratch Pro Hard Black/Planet X Pro Carbon Aero

Brakes:
Tektro RL720 Lever, Shimano Tiagra Front Brake w/ Shimano Tiagra Brake Pad

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ambrosio Pista 28mm/Ambrosio Pista/Continental SuperSport Plus 700X25C

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ambrosio Pista 28mm/Ambrosio Pista/Continental SuperSport Plus 700X25C

Accessories:
Fibre Flare Red Long/Cateye EL-135/Deda Bar Tape

Added by Snikrs. Last updated almost 7 years ago.

22 Comments

Bosch

Bosch says:

hi did you drill ur fork ?

Posted over 5 years ago

ridingfixed

ridingfixed says:

Convenient place for the pump I like ot

Posted over 5 years ago

ridingfixed

ridingfixed says:

It

Posted over 5 years ago

JimJim

JimJim says:

Is there toe overlap?

Posted almost 6 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

Hi JimJim,

Yes, there's toe overlap. It's a track bike after all, so it's design doesn't exactly take that into consideration.

Posted almost 6 years ago

Dario

Dario says:

Hi again Snikrs.

I really appreciate your input regarding a PX fixie build.

If toe clearance is a possible issue wouldn't building up the rear wheel with a coaster brake partly resolve the problem? I know its sacreligous to use a coastie brake on such a bike but I really don't have much of a choice. So option 1 would be TT fork/coastie break and option 2) track fork and just the coastie break.

I'm curious to read your opinion.

Thanks a lot.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

Sorry Dario, I have no experience with a coaster brake, so I'm unable to give any input on it. However, based on whatever knowledge that I have on coaster brakes, I don't see how it would resolve a toe clearance issue with the fork.


According to the Planet X website, the track fork actually has a smaller rake (25mm) as compared to the TT fork (43mm). This would mean that the track fork would have an even bigger toe overlap with the same cranks. I suspect the staff might have got his figures mixed up when you called in the other day.



Cheers.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Undftd

Undftd says:

Incredible build, Very nice and clean. Anyway I was thinking of buying one of these and am wondering if these bikes come with brake holes already drilled in them?

Posted almost 7 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

The frame does not come together with the fork. There is a matching track fork that is made for use with the frame. However, it does not come pre-drilled with a brake hole. I'm using the Stealth Pro TT fork, that comes with a hole drilled for brakes.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Dario

Dario says:

Awesome build Snikrs. I'm thinking of building a similar Track PX fixie. My only concern is that I must have a front brake. After speaking with a PX rep he informed me that using a road TT fork was not advisable because of the toe clearance. I see that this is the way you went with your set-up. Are you having any issues on the road with your TT fork. Thanks for your response. It will make or break my PX decision. Pressure....

Posted almost 7 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

Hey Dario, thank you for the compliment. Yes, the fork does cause a bit of an issue with toe clearance, but it isn't a deal breaker for me. I often make sharp turns and U-turns, and it does strike the tip of my shoes sometimes. In my case, the crank length is 165mm on an XS frame. I suspect you may get better clearance with a larger frame size. The PX is an awesome frame, especially if you do races. I use this bike for triathlons.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Dario

Dario says:

Thanks for the prompt response. I'll be using the bike as a fixie. No tricks. Just simple city riding. Stylistically, I'm thinking of doing a marriage of modern tech and classic retro touches. White frame with tan/brown accessories including wooden handlebars from a local builder in Florence. Anyway, do you still think the PX can do the "city riding" job?

Really appreciate your help.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

Wow. That sounds like a really beautiful set up.

Honestly, it doesn't have the practicality of a city bike - it's rather fragile compared to steel, but of course, it can still take a punch, and it looks too flashy for a city bike. It's not something that I would leave outside for even a few minutes.

But, if you can get past that, by all means, build it up. It sounds like it's going to be awesome, and I'm sure it will be. Cheers. Glad to be of help!

Posted almost 7 years ago

KezElwend

KezElwend says:

Awesome bike! been wanting to get these for a long time

Posted almost 7 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

Thanks. You should, especially if you need a great bike for races, etc. I usually train with roadies, and this totally beats my old steel frame at climbing.

Posted almost 7 years ago

KezElwend

KezElwend says:

the thing is, i have no idea where to get these awesome frame

Posted almost 7 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

http://planet-x-bikes.co.uk/

Posted almost 7 years ago

Dayu_PJ

Dayu_PJ says:

Ah...Nice Bikes.
it's a lil bit hard to find a picture of Planet X in size XS.

Btw how tall are you??

Posted almost 7 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

I'm 170. Have a longer inseam than most people my height though, which explains the 80mm stem.

Posted almost 7 years ago

imran

imran says:

stealth bike. ...

Posted almost 7 years ago

Snikrs

Snikrs says:

More or less... Wanted to have light blue bar tape on, but I realised it dirties too easily. I love the colour of your LDG. It's a custom?

Posted almost 7 years ago

imran

imran says:

i have to agree with you about the bartape but that doesnt bother me much because when you ride everyday it wear off faster... thanks for the compliment... nope it is not custom made colour... it is original colour...

Posted almost 7 years ago