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B'TWIN Triban 500 Road Bike

A great first road bike for commuting giving fantastic value for money. Alloy frame and carbon forks. With upgraded Shimano Sora brakes and Hutchinson equinox tyres for 2014 added to the full Shimano Sora drivetrain and carbon forks, the Triban 500 is a truly great road bike which has become even better. Sportives, riding to work or just to keep fit, the b'Twin Triban 500 will take you there. 5 star rated in Cycling plus magazine in 2013. A great value road bike.

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.



  (United Kingdom)

50-59 years old    Man

5 5

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.

Great bike




  (United Kingdom)

40-49 years old    Man

5 5

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

Tyres, longevity


  (United Kingdom)

30-39 years old    Man

4 5

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

Dear Sir,
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


  (United Kingdom)

20-29 years old    Man

3 5

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


  (United Kingdom)

3 5

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.

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Frame 6061-T6 aluminium, sloping, with integrated headset. Short frame geometry, 1900 g in size 57, robust frame, available in 5 sizes for users from 1.60 m to 2.00 m tall
Fork/suspension carbon blade, aluminium pivot, 1"1/8 aheadset; combines strength, low weight and precision.
Drive train Shimano SORA triple, precise and ergonomic, very smooth gear shifting.
Brakes Shimano SORA: powerful thanks to forged aluminium arms
Chainset / Cassette Shimano SORA 50/39/30 triple chainset, 9-speed 12/25 cassette, SUNRACE 9 speed 12x25 (12/13/14/15/17/19/21/23/25)
Handlebars / stem / steering B’TWIN Sport alu oversize compact handlebars and stem, Ahead set 1"1/8 headset
Wheels B'Twin double-walled aluminium with reinforcement rings, 32 rustproof spokes, front rear quick release
Tyres Hutchinson Equinox — an excellent tyre for fast-paced training rides. Weighing 290 grams, it is equipped with steel beads, bi-material rubber, and a tread that is harder than the sides mounted on a 66 TPI body.
KENDA tyres, sizes 43, 45, 48 and 5, for 650 wheels.
Saddle / seat post B'Twin aluminium seat post, one Allen screw adjustment and a very comfortable Selle Royale saddle that is great for long rides.
Pedals pedals with resin toe-clips
Miscellaneous Weighs 10.4 kg in size 57 including pedals
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Guarantee : lifetime warranty for the the frame, stem and handlebars on this bike. Details on btwin.com.