Planet X has not always had the best reputation among UK cyclists, but if there is one bike that should stop people
looking down on the Sheffield brand it’s the Planet X EC-130E, the winner of our Aero Bike of the Year for 2017.
Many bike manufacturers have taken the designs of their aero bikes far too far, forgetting that most of us prefer
to ride our bikes rather than spending endless hours on intricate cleaning and maintenance.
Thankfully, that’s not the case with the Planet X EC-130E. Planet X hasn’t been tempted to hide the brakes
underneath the bottom bracket and behind the fork so they’re nigh-on impossible to clean and maintain, and hasn’t
gone for excessive internal cable routing that is a struggle even for WorldTour mechanics.
It’s this fusion of aerodynamics and practicality that has been a major factor in why this bike has won our award.