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B'Twin quality ladies 'dutch style' bike with loads of accessories, built up and tested, for just £109.99 @ Decathlon
B'Twin quality ladies 'dutch style' bike with loads of accessories, built up and tested, for just £109.99 @ Decathlon

B'Twin quality ladies 'dutch style' bike with loads of accessories, built up and tested, for just £109.99 @ Decathlon

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Ladies' bikes are the fastest growing sector of the bicycle market and dutch-style bikes are the trendiest of the lot. Looking for one for my daughter I discovered that you can easily pay £500 plus and even decent used ones (eg 20+ year old Raleigh Caprices) regularly fetch £150 or so at auction.

On that basis this own brand bike from Decathlon is real bargain. B'Twin are well made bikes from Europe's largest sports retailer who, presumably, use their buying power to achieve this price. Bikes are supplied built up and tested ready to go and are fitted with basket; rack; stand; mudguards; dynamo and lights. You could pay more for the accessories alone elsewhere!

If you want gears these are also available in the range at a higher price.

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Only trouble is no gears

Only trouble is no gears

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nunny53

Only trouble is no gears



OK, OK

As stated in post, as stated in post:

"If you want gears these are also available in the range at a higher price"
"If you want gears these are also available in the range at a higher price"


I think it's about £150 - still a very good deal. For reasons I don't understand single speed bikes are very trendy at the moment. Well worth a look at the Decathlon site.

Edited by: "Besford" 2nd Dec 2010

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its called 'dutch style' cos its only suitable for Amsterdam where its completely flat. love to see someone try to get around where I live with 1 gear!

Having spent a couple of weeks cycling in Holland I noticed that most people don't have gears on their bikes. But that's because the ground is flat in most places over there.

Having a bike without gears is only really suitable for short journeys on the flat, such as Seaside resorts or City breaks such as Oxford or Cambridge.

Here is the link for the five speed version priced at £159.99.

decathlon.co.uk/EN/…42/

But I still wouldn't use it for very long journeys or areas with steep hills.

Fashionable, heavy and without any gears. I suspect most of these will end up gathering dust in sheds.

If you are prone to masochistic tendencies then this is the bike for you. Alternatively, if you are a sadist, buy it for a loved one. We hired some of these on a family holiday in Holland. They have no gears which is OK if the road is completely flat, there's no wind, and you have a max speed of 10mph. They are also incredibly heavy.
I also remember the effect of back-pedaling would effectively put the rear brake on. We took them back and swapped for cheap mountain bikes - which were a dream after these.
You would need to pay me to own one of these.

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xigent

Fashionable, heavy and without any gears. I suspect most of these will … Fashionable, heavy and without any gears. I suspect most of these will end up gathering dust in sheds.



Yeh but at least they'll be quality sheds and quality dust! At least it won't be because the suspension has broken. Take a look at the 5 speed version.

I've posted this and another bike from Decathlon (http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/rockrider-5-0-men-s-2010-138413764/) simply because of all the truly horrible 'budget' bikes which get posted on HUKD. I'm no bike snob and love a bargain - in my view these Decathlon ones are about the best value out there for a 'starter' bike which is pre-assembled, likely to be decent to use and has a chance of holding together.

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csiman

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Works for me but Mod has sorted - thanks.

Besford

[quote=xigent]Fashionable, heavy and without any gears. I suspect most of … [quote=xigent]Fashionable, heavy and without any gears. I suspect most of these will end up gathering dust in sheds.

Yeh but at least they'll be quality sheds and quality dust! At least it won't be because the suspension has broken. Take a look at the 5 speed version.

The five speed version costs £160, it’s really ugly and even heavier. I’m always pleased to see more people discovering the joys of cycling but this isn’t a good starting point. Instead find something lighter, with more gears and no suspension.

Camiano

If you are prone to masochistic tendencies then this is the bike for you. … If you are prone to masochistic tendencies then this is the bike for you. Alternatively, if you are a sadist, buy it for a loved one. We hired some of these on a family holiday in Holland. They have no gears which is OK if the road is completely flat, there's no wind, and you have a max speed of 10mph. They are also incredibly heavy.I also remember the effect of back-pedaling would effectively put the rear brake on. We took them back and swapped for cheap mountain bikes - which were a dream after these.You would need to pay me to own one of these.



You were lucky to learn the cheap way. Those buying one won’t be so lucky.
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