Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on January 15th, 2014 at 8:08 am
Thieves hit the showroom and offices of Planet X USA on northeast Hancock Street. According to employee Vincent Rodarte, the break-in occurred sometime between 6:30 pm on Friday (1/10) and 3:00 pm on Saturday. The stolen items include frames and complete bikes valued at over $11,000, about $70 in cash, a handful of headsets and other accessories, and a Fuji digital camera.
Rodarte says the thieves ransacked all the cabinets and somehow got away without tripping the alarm.
Below are photos and specs on the stolen bikes:
Bike #1: Prototype Titus TR26 ($8,200)
o 26″ Wheeled Full Suspension MTB, Gloss Black w/ White “PROTOTYPE” on Top Tube
o 142 x 12mm thru axle rear end
o Cane Creek Double Barrel Air shock
o Rockshox Revelation Fork, White 160mm travel
o 1-1/8″-1-1/2″ tapered headtube w/ On-One Mixer headset
o SRAM Roam Carbon26″ Wheelset w/ 142 rear spacing, 15mm thru axle front
o SRAM XX1 Drivetrain
o Titus El Guapo handlebar
o On-One Hotbox stem
Bike #2 Planet X Pro Carbon Track Bike ($1099.99) – Complete
o Large White Carbon Fiber track frame w/ White Carbon track fork
o Polished Silver On-One Track crank, 160mm w/ 48t chainring (NO CHAIN)
o White On-One Drooper Handlebar w/ White Bar Tape
o Silver Alloy Tubular track wheels w/ tires
o Large Blue Chromo Frame & Fork
o Smoothie Regular headset (Black)
o Polished Silver On-One Track Crank, 160mm w/ 48t ring (external bb)
o On-One Drooper handlebar, White with White Tape
o White On-One Clincher track wheels, 120mm track spacing, white rims with Silver sidewall
o SRAM X9 2×10
o Rockshox Recon, White
o On-One Race 26″ Wheelset, Red hubs/White Rims
o Truvativ Bar/Stem/Post
o White On-One Bignose saddle
o Maxxis High Roller Tires, 26″
Planet X is based in England and opened its North American headquarters in Portland last year. We profiled them back in March as they were just settling into their 10,000 square foot warehouse and showroom. The location on Hancock (just east of Williams Ave) is home to several other bicycle-related businesses including Portland Design Works, the Community Cycling Center, and Bike Farm.
Rodarte says he has filed a police report and a notice on Facebook and Craigslist. Keep your eyes peeled. If you see any of these bicycles call Planet X at (503) 894-8956 or the PPB North Precinct at (503) 823-5700 (reference case # 14-3068.
UPDATED, 6/27/14: KPTV reports that these bikes have been recovered! See the full story here.