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Thieves break into Planet X showroom in northeast Portland – UDPATED

Posted by on January 15th, 2014 at 8:08 am

Visit to Planet-X HQ-8

Planet X USA showroom on NE Hancock.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

Bike #3 Planet X Macinato Track Bike ($625)

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

Bike #4 On-One Whippet, 18″ Red/White Carbon 26″ Hardtail ($1999.99)

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.

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Christopher Sanderson
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So sad to hear.

Lance P.
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Lance P.

I’m sorry to hear this 🙁 I’m hope that their insurance covers this.

If only the thieves would have stolen an auto then the PPB might have cared.

Johnny
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Johnny

Ironically, the Whippet will be sold on the street to buy whippets. Hope the items are recovered.

Vince Rodarte
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Thanks guys! You can see more details on our STOLEN BIKE ad on Craigslist:
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bid/4283434919.html

Adam
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Adam

I wonder how they managed to do this without triggering the alarm. Am i the only one who finds this worrying?

Bryan Hance
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Grrrr… and meanwhile up in Seattle, North Division Bike shop got hit twice in two weeks 🙁

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jan/14/north-division-bike-shop-burglarized-second-time

Maximus
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Maximus

Bikes costing nearly 10 grand? Its a bike. Get a motorcycle. Bikes shouldn’t cost that much.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but, No one ever breaks into a place like Bike Farm.

Racer X
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Racer X

The new generation of Portland Bike Shops…the jewelry shops of today.

Vince Rodarte
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Adam
I wonder how they managed to do this without triggering the alarm. Am i the only one who finds this worrying?
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Adam… You are not alone in that thought… Our “security” company is reviewing the activity log for our account… I am VERY interested in their findings.

Vince Rodarte
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KPTV came in today and are doing a story on the break in…

dwainedibbly
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dwainedibbly

They didn’t remove a plate glass window, did they? Here’s hoping the merchandise is recovered & the perps are disemboweled, ritually.

Paul Smith
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$8200 for a freakin’ mountain bike!!! *faint*

John
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John

What a trajedy. Hope insurance is on your side.

Interesting note, the thieves, like me, seem to prefer 26″ wheeled MTB’s.

Down with 27.5! Save the 26!

Vince Rodarte
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We found that another bike has turned up missing… Large On-One Pompino fixed gear. Brown Frame & Fork, Brown tires, White seatpost, creme colored saddle, silver crankset, tektro brake levers…

Artika
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Artika