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b'twin alur700 Road Bike £749.99 @ decathlon

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Just arrived, new designs. Full 105 groupset, weight below 8.9kg. Di2 ready. what you think guys, worth money? I own triban 3 my self, personally I think b'twin its good brand.

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#1
It's a great price and a great bike by all accounts, but that's the RRP. Has been a long time coming and seems in high demand. Would love one.

Decathlon accept Cyclescheme vouchers so you can get this at a tax-free price if your employer participates.
#2
yeap rrp, still worth to post I think. see what people think. Plenty of bikes at this price lots of carbon bile to.
#3
Yep, its a good post, but I do think you could do better if you wait until September and pick something in the sale when all the 2015 ranges come in.
#4
PS: I'm a Triban 3 owner at the moment, so can give a good review for b'twin.
#5
honeymonster86
PS: I'm a Triban 3 owner at the moment, so can give a good review for b'twin.
My triban3 red done 8000km in about year. Upgrade wheels to Rs31. great bike but start looking for upgrade. you right September it's time to buy.
#6
pintoouk
It's a great price and a great bike by all accounts, but that's the RRP. Has been a long time coming and seems in high demand. Would love one.

Decathlon accept Cyclescheme vouchers so you can get this at a tax-free price if your employer participates.

you know that cycle scheme am I right in thinking my employer buys the bike at the beginning and then I pay a weekly/monthly fee to them and at the end I pay a one off fee?
but are my weekly payments knocked off the total?
#7
Ive got the previous version the Facet 3. 3 years and many thousands of miles later and its been faultless
#8
Oos
1 Like #9
Your employer pays for it upfront then takes payment for the bike from you before tax. No end payment as cost of bike was divided up by the weeks in the year. I got a cube bike. £800 divided by 52. And because you pay it back before tax it saves you 20%. Or for you higher earners 40% on the total cost of the bike.
1 Like #10
stefromuk
pintoouk
It's a great price and a great bike by all accounts, but that's the RRP. Has been a long time coming and seems in high demand. Would love one.

Decathlon accept Cyclescheme vouchers so you can get this at a tax-free price if your employer participates.
you know that cycle scheme am I right in thinking my employer buys the bike at the beginning and then I pay a weekly/monthly fee to them and at the end I pay a one off fee?
but are my weekly payments knocked off the total?

All you need to know is here: http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/
Antwon1 covered it well. You basically lease the bike from your employer using a salary sacrifice - they take the cost of the bike from your payslip in equal instalments, minus tax, so you get 20% or 40% off the price of the bike. At the end of the year, Cyclescheme will ask if you want to extend the use of the bike for a small fee (about £50 if I remember correctly). At the end of that extended period, the company can sell you the bike at a fair market value. Your company may decide that it has written off the value of the bike over that time and offer it to you for a £1, for example, or £50. The best savings are for those on higher rate tax, of course.

Edited By: pintoouk on Jul 16, 2014 20:26
#11
Thanks for the replies antwon1 and pintoouk
I have had a look at that site before and what threw me was the word lease so I wasnt sure ifThe Fault In Our Stars the money I will pay back is deducted from the total.
I'm also concerned because my employer isn't the most helpful and at the part where you said they can decide whether the value has been written off and they might start being awkward and I end up paying more than I should.
Sorry to go on but could I say choose a bike for £350 and then choose to pay 14 payments of £25 (not including vat)
#12
stefromuk
Thanks for the replies antwon1 and pintoouk
I have had a look at that site before and what threw me was the word lease so I wasnt sure ifThe Fault In Our Stars the money I will pay back is deducted from the total.
I'm also concerned because my employer isn't the most helpful and at the part where you said they can decide whether the value has been written off and they might start being awkward and I end up paying more than I should.
Sorry to go on but could I say choose a bike for £350 and then choose to pay 14 payments of £25 (not including vat)

Is typing a movie title mid-sentence a common thing for you?
#13
pintoouk
stefromuk
pintoouk
It's a great price and a great bike by all accounts, but that's the RRP. Has been a long time coming and seems in high demand. Would love one.

Decathlon accept Cyclescheme vouchers so you can get this at a tax-free price if your employer participates.
you know that cycle scheme am I right in thinking my employer buys the bike at the beginning and then I pay a weekly/monthly fee to them and at the end I pay a one off fee?
but are my weekly payments knocked off the total?

All you need to know is here: http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/
Antwon1 covered it well. You basically lease the bike from your employer using a salary sacrifice - they take the cost of the bike from your payslip in equal instalments, minus tax, so you get 20% or 40% off the price of the bike. At the end of the year, Cyclescheme will ask if you want to extend the use of the bike for a small fee (about £50 if I remember correctly). At the end of that extended period, the company can sell you the bike at a fair market value. Your company may decide that it has written off the value of the bike over that time and offer it to you for a £1, for example, or £50. The best savings are for those on higher rate tax, of course.
antwon1
Your employer pays for it upfront then takes payment for the bike from you before tax. No end payment as cost of bike was divided up by the weeks in the year. I got a cube bike. £800 divided by 52. And because you pay it back before tax it saves you 20%. Or for you higher earners 40% on the total cost of the bike.
Thanks for the replies antwon1 and pintoouk
I have had a look at that site before and what threw me was the word lease so I wasnt sure ifThe Fault In Our Stars the money I will pay back is deducted from the total.
I'm also concerned because my employer isn't the most helpful and at the part where you said they can decide whether the value has been written off and they might start being awkward and I end up paying more than I should.
Sorry to go on but could I say choose a bike for £350 and then choose to pay 14 payments of £25 (not including vat)


Edited By: stefromuk on Jul 16, 2014 21:17
#14
rev6
stefromuk
Thanks for the replies antwon1 and pintoouk
I have had a look at that site before and what threw me was the word lease so I wasnt sure ifThe Fault In Our Stars the money I will pay back is deducted from the total.
I'm also concerned because my employer isn't the most helpful and at the part where you said they can decide whether the value has been written off and they might start being awkward and I end up paying more than I should.
Sorry to go on but could I say choose a bike for £350 and then choose to pay 14 payments of £25 (not including vat)

Is typing a movie title mid-sentence a common thing for you?
Ha ha god knows what happened there my Android keyboard is playing up at the moment I had just been searching that beforehand for my daughter...glad it was that though instead of something else i had been searching lol


Edited By: stefromuk on Jul 16, 2014 21:18
#15
stefromuk
pintoouk
stefromuk
pintoouk
It's a great price and a great bike by all accounts, but that's the RRP. Has been a long time coming and seems in high demand. Would love one.

Decathlon accept Cyclescheme vouchers so you can get this at a tax-free price if your employer participates.
you know that cycle scheme am I right in thinking my employer buys the bike at the beginning and then I pay a weekly/monthly fee to them and at the end I pay a one off fee?
but are my weekly payments knocked off the total?

All you need to know is here: http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/
Antwon1 covered it well. You basically lease the bike from your employer using a salary sacrifice - they take the cost of the bike from your payslip in equal instalments, minus tax, so you get 20% or 40% off the price of the bike. At the end of the year, Cyclescheme will ask if you want to extend the use of the bike for a small fee (about £50 if I remember correctly). At the end of that extended period, the company can sell you the bike at a fair market value. Your company may decide that it has written off the value of the bike over that time and offer it to you for a £1, for example, or £50. The best savings are for those on higher rate tax, of course.
antwon1
Your employer pays for it upfront then takes payment for the bike from you before tax. No end payment as cost of bike was divided up by the weeks in the year. I got a cube bike. £800 divided by 52. And because you pay it back before tax it saves you 20%. Or for you higher earners 40% on the total cost of the bike.
Thanks for the replies antwon1 and pintoouk
I have had a look at that site before and what threw me was the word lease so I wasnt sure ifThe Fault In Our Stars the money I will pay back is deducted from the total.
I'm also concerned because my employer isn't the most helpful and at the part where you said they can decide whether the value has been written off and they might start being awkward and I end up paying more than I should.
Sorry to go on but could I say choose a bike for £350 and then choose to pay 14 payments of £25 (not including vat)


A friendly employer might write the cost of the bike off after the 4 years from the start of the agreement - most equipment is written off by then. If your employer is particularly difficult, the Govt. publishes some rates that they feel are fair market value. You can look that up and pay no more than that. TBH, you should consider whether you are going to spend that long with your employer and whether you can either give up the bike or pay for it outright if you leave before the end of the agreement. If you buy a £300 bike, the monthly lease is probably quite affordable and if it offsets a bus or train ride, you might find it cheaper to lease over the short term anyway. I'm afraid you will have to do some maths on it. For anyone working for a friendly employer, it's quite an easy decision. Remember, one of the perks to the employer is that it is another reason for staff to stay on.
#16
pintoouk
stefromuk
pintoouk
stefromuk
pintoouk
It's a great price and a great bike by all accounts, but that's the RRP. Has been a long time coming and seems in high demand. Would love one.

Decathlon accept Cyclescheme vouchers so you can get this at a tax-free price if your employer participates.
you know that cycle scheme am I right in thinking my employer buys the bike at the beginning and then I pay a weekly/monthly fee to them and at the end I pay a one off fee?
but are my weekly payments knocked off the total?

All you need to know is here: http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/
Antwon1 covered it well. You basically lease the bike from your employer using a salary sacrifice - they take the cost of the bike from your payslip in equal instalments, minus tax, so you get 20% or 40% off the price of the bike. At the end of the year, Cyclescheme will ask if you want to extend the use of the bike for a small fee (about £50 if I remember correctly). At the end of that extended period, the company can sell you the bike at a fair market value. Your company may decide that it has written off the value of the bike over that time and offer it to you for a £1, for example, or £50. The best savings are for those on higher rate tax, of course.
antwon1
Your employer pays for it upfront then takes payment for the bike from you before tax. No end payment as cost of bike was divided up by the weeks in the year. I got a cube bike. £800 divided by 52. And because you pay it back before tax it saves you 20%. Or for you higher earners 40% on the total cost of the bike.
Thanks for the replies antwon1 and pintoouk
I have had a look at that site before and what threw me was the word lease so I wasnt sure ifThe Fault In Our Stars the money I will pay back is deducted from the total.
I'm also concerned because my employer isn't the most helpful and at the part where you said they can decide whether the value has been written off and they might start being awkward and I end up paying more than I should.
Sorry to go on but could I say choose a bike for £350 and then choose to pay 14 payments of £25 (not including vat)


A friendly employer might write the cost of the bike off after the 4 years from the start of the agreement - most equipment is written off by then. If your employer is particularly difficult, the Govt. publishes some rates that they feel are fair market value. You can look that up and pay no more than that. TBH, you should consider whether you are going to spend that long with your employer and whether you can either give up the bike or pay for it outright if you leave before the end of the agreement. If you buy a £300 bike, the monthly lease is probably quite affordable and if it offsets a bus or train ride, you might find it cheaper to lease over the short term anyway. I'm afraid you will have to do some maths on it. For anyone working for a friendly employer, it's quite an easy decision. Remember, one of the perks to the employer is that it is another reason for staff to stay on.

Thanks for the information it's been really helpful, I have found a local bike shop from the website so I'm going to go in there and see them before approaching my boss
Cheers
#17
stefromuk
pintoouk
stefromuk
pintoouk
stefromuk
pintoouk
It's a great price and a great bike by all accounts, but that's the RRP. Has been a long time coming and seems in high demand. Would love one.

Decathlon accept Cyclescheme vouchers so you can get this at a tax-free price if your employer participates.
you know that cycle scheme am I right in thinking my employer buys the bike at the beginning and then I pay a weekly/monthly fee to them and at the end I pay a one off fee?
but are my weekly payments knocked off the total?

All you need to know is here: http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/
Antwon1 covered it well. You basically lease the bike from your employer using a salary sacrifice - they take the cost of the bike from your payslip in equal instalments, minus tax, so you get 20% or 40% off the price of the bike. At the end of the year, Cyclescheme will ask if you want to extend the use of the bike for a small fee (about £50 if I remember correctly). At the end of that extended period, the company can sell you the bike at a fair market value. Your company may decide that it has written off the value of the bike over that time and offer it to you for a £1, for example, or £50. The best savings are for those on higher rate tax, of course.
antwon1
Your employer pays for it upfront then takes payment for the bike from you before tax. No end payment as cost of bike was divided up by the weeks in the year. I got a cube bike. £800 divided by 52. And because you pay it back before tax it saves you 20%. Or for you higher earners 40% on the total cost of the bike.
Thanks for the replies antwon1 and pintoouk
I have had a look at that site before and what threw me was the word lease so I wasnt sure ifThe Fault In Our Stars the money I will pay back is deducted from the total.
I'm also concerned because my employer isn't the most helpful and at the part where you said they can decide whether the value has been written off and they might start being awkward and I end up paying more than I should.
Sorry to go on but could I say choose a bike for £350 and then choose to pay 14 payments of £25 (not including vat)


A friendly employer might write the cost of the bike off after the 4 years from the start of the agreement - most equipment is written off by then. If your employer is particularly difficult, the Govt. publishes some rates that they feel are fair market value. You can look that up and pay no more than that. TBH, you should consider whether you are going to spend that long with your employer and whether you can either give up the bike or pay for it outright if you leave before the end of the agreement. If you buy a £300 bike, the monthly lease is probably quite affordable and if it offsets a bus or train ride, you might find it cheaper to lease over the short term anyway. I'm afraid you will have to do some maths on it. For anyone working for a friendly employer, it's quite an easy decision. Remember, one of the perks to the employer is that it is another reason for staff to stay on.

Thanks for the information it's been really helpful, I have found a local bike shop from the website so I'm going to go in there and see them before approaching my boss
Cheers

Best of luck and happy cycling

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