The Planet X RTD-80 Disc is packed with the latest design features and build technology and is specifically tuned to soak up road buzz, whilst efficiently transforming every watt of your pedal strokes into instant speed. SRAM's excellent Rival levers and Avid's BB7 caliper disc brakes provide an amazing new level of modulation (feel) at the lever, meaning you ride faster and stop quicker!
Balancing your desire for performance with day-long riding comfort, the RTD-80 combines refined geometry and advanced design features to offer a smooth, more compliant ride - perfect for long days in the saddle.
The RTD-80 frameset marries a precisely tracking, full carbon fork with our newest lightweight frame, both meticulously crafted from Toray's finest T800 carbon fibre. Our Tri-Tube rear triangle seamlessly blends oversized chainstays with thin and flat seat stays and a narrow 27.2mm seat tube to provide comfort enhancing vertical compliance. Internally routed cabling reduces aerodynamic drag and provides an uninterrupted visual flow. The RTD-80 frame is the perfect mix of comfort and efficiency, making the most of every one of your pedal strokes.
Created with our 'EPS Inside' moulding technology, each main tube frame junction in the RTD-80 is laid up over pre-shaped EPS formers. This allows for a more accurate placement of carbon in the mould, eliminating material wrinkles, creating lighter frames with enhanced structural integrity and allowing absolute consistency from frame to frame.
Disk brakes are set to turn the road bike market on its head. They offer greater stopping power, modulation, mechanical leverage and they eliminate wear to your precious wheel rims. If you've ever experienced brake-fade due to heat build-up while descending a steep alpine pass you'll know exactly how big a game changer disk brakes really are.
Groupset: now the RTD-80 is available with with the fantatsic SRAM Rival 11 a 22-speed groupset for those with serious road riding in mind. Avid's BB7 disc brakes will pull you to a halt quicker than any rim brake regardless of whether it's wet or dry. SRAM's innovative Double Tap shifting provides instantaneous gear shifts from the lightest touch at the controls. Whether you're racing or putting the miles in during long weekend rides, you'll welcome the wide-range 11-32 teeth cassette option to help you spin up the steepest climbs. With quality like this, its easy to see why SRAM Rival is so well regarded.
Wheelset: WTB ST I19 TCS Rim On Selcof Pro Disc Hubs with 12mm front thru-axle and 142x12mm rear thru-axle are exceptionally solid wheels, perfect for competitive Cross Country, Cyclocross and general riding. They gather and maintain speed quickly and due to calibre of the build quality make for an outstanding wheelset, ready to battle any terrain!
Finishing Kit: weve capped this bike build off with high quality finishing kit from Italian aces Selcof, plus a San Marco and Planet X. With a combined package of this quality, you're getting a truly excellent bike and amazing value for money.
The RTD-80 Disc is the ideal bike for any serious cyclist looking to step up to the latest technology, geometry and design features. The RTD-80 blends nimble handling with reassuring stability. It's a bike that flatters riders and shows you how good a rider you really are. Welcome to future of cycling, NOW! The RTD-80 is a bike buying decision you will never regret.
Weight: 1080gr frame, 440gr fork. Circa 8.2kg built weight (size 54 frame)
EPS Inside Moulding Technology
Weight saving, 27.2mm seat post
Internal cable routing
Braze-on front mech hanger
Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc Wheelset