The last time I wrote about a new bike, I’d pretty much settled on the Canyon. It looked like the best all-round option for my limited budget. Sorted. Sadly, I’d have to wait until March to get it though. Patience is a virtue.
Last weekend was Hit the North. As I’ve previously mentioned, it wasn’t a success race-wise, but it was interesting for other reasons. Dave Haygarth has recently become sponsored by On-One/Planet X, and he offered me the chance of a spin on Harry. Brant was also there, wrestling with a giant inflatable man (as you do), and cheering on the racers.
So, a ten minute blast, and a chat with Brant later, I’d somehow ended up agreeing to a good deal on a XT-specced full build… which would be ready mid-week. Gulp.
Come Thursday, I arrived at the Planet X showroom in Rotherham (well worth a trip as it happens), and left with a shiny new bike. It is stealthy, light, and just looks right. Happy boy.
Apologies for the ropey photo. It was snapped in the showroom, shortly before I spilled coffee everywhere…