B'TWIN Triban 500 Road BikeB'TWIN
48 and 51 frames come with 650c wheels. 54 to 60 frames come with 700c wheels.
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Quality entrybike for an amazing low price.
Colin (United Kingdom)
I'm new to road biking so bought this bike after reading very positive reviews. I've being commuting 18 miles daily and finding the bike rolls on well. Brakes are very capable. I had a small issue of the gears search in 12th& 13th.This was rectified at the Gateshead store on it's 3 month service. On the whole it is well worth the purchase price.
Andrew (United Kingdom)
used for More than 1 year
Ive had this bike for 2 yrs now,Its my first road bike and Ive had no problems and I still have it.
This bike has the common faults that more expensive bikes have that a regular service can fix(chain,gear set up etc).
Its very comfortable on long rides,I changed the tyres for 25mm continental gators,the thicker tyre at the moment seems to be the most popular option for comfort and lower pressure set up.
I can certainly reccomend this bike.
Very good value for money but doesn't last long
Value for money, perfect for a first road bike
Henri (United Kingdom)
used for More than 1 year
Amazing value for money! Carbon fork and Shimano Sora for less than £450 (£350 now!!!) is just amazing!
It's my first road bike and very happy with it. I'm really into cycling now!
2 problems though:
- Tyres: a few punctures cycling in London,
- Longevity: I had it for a year now and rode toughly 1,500kms (300 in the last 2-3 weeks) and it starts feeling "weird". A few spokes are loose, the gears need more and more adjustment and so on.
I don't if this is normal but dropped it for service so it should be sorted soon.
Next step is a carbon bike! Don't know yet if I stick to B'Twin or not...
Response of the brand
Thanks for your comments regarding your experience with this bike over the past 12 months.
You are correct that if you are commuting regularly then a more durable tyre is required. This is a good option: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rubino-pro-tech-road-bike-tyre-700x25-id_8314710.html
Regarding the Shimano Sora gears which are commonly found on many brands, it may be worth popping in for a service to clean up your drivetrain, replace the cables (in and out). It can make the world of difference.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
Henri found this review helpful
Great starter bike, with minimal issues
Fantastic starting bike
Poor store service
Karl (United Kingdom)
used for 3 to 6 months
After completing around 200 miles all the spikes gave way in the front wheel. After speaking to the Oxford store they told me it would be a warranty replacement due to only owning for 3 months. Later that week I dropped in to the reading store to be told the specialists wasn't in and they couldn't help me. So, after a 20mile drive home I awaited a call. 2 weeks passed and still nothing. I called the store to find out what's going on and they said they would get the specialist to call me... 48 hours later guess what... Nothing! Another 40 mile round trip to reading to actually talk to someone resulted in them giving me a new wheele that's vale was only £29.99 in the first place! Would have been cheaper for me to have brought a new wheel in the first place!!
Basically, if you have an issue don't go to the Reading store, just buy a new wheel!
Decent bike, poor set-up
Good frame, decent tyres at the price
Poorly set-up by staff in shop
SJ (United Kingdom)
I've had my Triban 500 for 8-ish months now and it's actually a good bike at the price point. The frame's solid, the tyres aren't dreadful and actually hold up reasonably well while commuting, and the Shimano groupset is a joy to use.
However, my bike was appallingly badly set up by the staff in the Decathlon store I bought it from. The crank spacers were incorrectly fitted and the bike very quickly stopped shifting up to the outer chainring. The chain itself was too short resulting in very clunky and rough gear changes.
I took it in for the free safety check and none of those things were noticed by the workshop staff. It was only after I took it to an independent workshop that the poor assembly job was discovered and, since then, it's been an utter dream to ride compared to the rough and clunky way it was originally. Just very frustrating I had to suffer a poor quality ride despite Decathlon servicing it until I paid £65 for a proper service elsewhere.
I'd strongly recommend the bike for the price but would suggest budgeting for the cost of a general service at another bike shop to have it properly set up. Judging from other reviews, it seems like poor assembly in-store is a recurring theme with Decathlon.
KENDA tyres, sizes 43, 45, 48 and 5, for 650 wheels.