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Old 06-25-10, 08:00 PM
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planet x vs. generic ebay frame

im inbetween a planet x pro carbon sl frame for 600 with headset and shipping or a ebay frame 415 with no headset. if i were to add the headset it would be another 50 totaling 465 and for the extra 135 with planet x i get a 2 year warenty. i could not find the us one but the british warranty is 100% refund with manufacturer defects. and the crash policy is 50% off a new bike or frame. i assume it is the same for the us. should i get the planet x frame or the ebay frame with a bit left over for a nice saddle.
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Old 06-25-10, 08:05 PM
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2 year warranty vs absolutely nothing?..
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I don't think a UK warranty applies in the United States...
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go for PedalForce
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Last I checked, Planet X was generic ebay frames...
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good aluminum>cheap carbon.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Last I checked, Planet X was generic ebay frames...
So how bad are Planet X frames. They seem to get good reviews.
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planet x is actually a manufaturer, not an ebay based company. and according to other reviews the carbon on the planet x is stiffer than a trek 2.3
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Originally Posted by pinoy92231 View Post
So how bad are Planet X frames. They seem to get good reviews.
Never said it was bad...

Originally Posted by dooodstevenn View Post
planet x is actually a manufaturer, not an ebay based company. and according to other reviews the carbon on the planet x is stiffer than a trek 2.3
"Planet-X-USA.Com is among the newest and most cost effective cycling shops on Ebay. My mission is clear - to get you GREAT products for a fraction of the price!! As a cyclist and triathlete, it is my mission to bring you the SAME quality frames/wheels/parts & accessories at a fraction of the cost"
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Never said it was bad...



"Planet-X-USA.Com is among the newest and most cost effective cycling shops on Ebay. My mission is clear - to get you GREAT products for a fraction of the price!! As a cyclist and triathlete, it is my mission to bring you the SAME quality frames/wheels/parts & accessories at a fraction of the cost"


yes, but the other ebay bikes dont have any actual website. you can order their stuff on the actual website.
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Take it from the great Miles..."Every now and then say, "What the f***." "What the f***" gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future."


A warranty and a crash policy is but a psychological net from the highwire act of retail, to induce you to buy their product. They give you peace of mind by way of your wallet. There are no guarantees in life. Get yourself an e-bay frame, put it together and be proud of what you created. Set yourself free, man! DO IT!


An actual website is no guarantee...it does give you a sense of stability doesn't it?
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Take it from the great Miles..."Every now and then say, "What the f***." "What the f***" gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future."


A warranty and a crash policy is but a psychological net from the highwire act of retail, to induce you to buy their product. They give you peace of mind by way of your wallet. There are no guarantees in life. Get yourself an e-bay frame, put it together and be proud of what you created. Set yourself free, man! DO IT!


An actual website is no guarantee...it does give you a sense of stability doesn't it?
when you were younger, you didn't get into vans with the promise of candy did you?
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Originally Posted by dooodstevenn View Post
yes, but the other ebay bikes dont have any actual website. you can order their stuff on the actual website.
Website or not, they buy generic frames from the factories and paint and resell them. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it is what it is.

Any warranty is going to be through whoever is selling it.
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Originally Posted by thegunner View Post
when you were younger, you didn't get into vans with the promise of candy did you?
Incorrect.







But your mother did!
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What kind of a cheap prick sells a new frame without the headset? I'd skip it based on that alone.
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Incorrect.







But your mother did!
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Website or not, they buy generic frames from the factories and paint and resell them. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it is what it is..
Well the Planet X USA site is a couple of brothers who decided there was a big enough market for planet-x in the states that they'd import and sell it on ebay. The actual planet X site is UK based. They certainly imply that they at least have a hand in the design of their frames and wheels - unless that's a complete lie. Their TI frames, at least, were sourced through Lynskey, which are neither painted nor generic. But it's certainly true that they have rebadged stuff in their portfolio. Good, cheap rebadged stuff - as you say: NTTAWWT.

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Rebadging white labelled products is fine. They have to be happy with the product to put their name to it and they are the ones whose reputation is on the line if the product is no good and they provide a service that a pure manufacturer won't. Value added distributor. And since they have a good reputation, it's better to buy a generic from them than a generic from who knows. If Lynskey manufactures white label for planet x, that says something of the quality of manufacturer they deal with.
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Originally Posted by dooodstevenn View Post
yes, but the other ebay bikes dont have any actual website. you can order their stuff on the actual website.
Actually if you decide to do some digging you will find most of the ebay frames do come from companies with websites.
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The primary concern with purchasing unbranded products of any kind is why are they unbranded. Are the frames 2nds that Planet X, Y or Z rejected. You have no idea. At the end of the day, you have a phone number to call...at least till the end of the month.

Is the headed tube tapered in the generic with no headset?
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Rebadging white labelled products is fine. They have to be happy with the product to put their name to it and they are the ones whose reputation is on the line if the product is no good and they provide a service that a pure manufacturer won't. Value added distributor. And since they have a good reputation, it's better to buy a generic from them than a generic from who knows. If Lynskey manufactures white label for planet x, that says something of the quality of manufacturer they deal with.

Good point. I've seen plenty of good reviews about planet x frames on bikeradar.com and some tri related websites. It would be real helpful if someone here with any real experience or know someone with real experience with their products could chime in. I just bought their pro sl carbon frame. I'm no expert, but from what I can tell so far, its a good quality frame. All the threads were clean and I had no problems putting the parts from my old bike on the new frame. I guess the real question is how do Planet X frames stack up against Pedal Force?
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Post some pics and a ride report please.
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Originally Posted by pinoy92231 View Post
Good point. I've seen plenty of good reviews about planet x frames on bikeradar.com and some tri related websites. It would be real helpful if someone here with any real experience or know someone with real experience with their products could chime in. I just bought their pro sl carbon frame. I'm no expert, but from what I can tell so far, its a good quality frame. All the threads were clean and I had no problems putting the parts from my old bike on the new frame. I guess the real question is how do Planet X frames stack up against Pedal Force?
wouldnt it be funny if both the planet x and the pedal force are made by the same manufacturer.
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Having dealt with the guys from Planet-X here in the states I would buy from them. I can't say enough good about their customer service. Wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again.

I really don't give a rats butt where they source the stuff, it matters to me that they stand behind it, which in my case they were outstanding at.
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