B'TWIN Rockrider 340 Mountain Bike, Grey/White £159.99  @ Decathlon.co.uk
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B'TWIN Rockrider 340 Mountain Bike, Grey/White £159.99 @ Decathlon.co.uk

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Found 2nd Feb 2015
My First post!

Just got myself one thought i would let you guys know, good price for a half good bike for just getting around town & some off roading. If your like me and don't want to spend the earth on a high end rig this should do the job and some!.

"Not sure how long the deal has been active"
Regards

Spec:

Frame
Reinforced 6061 T4T6 aluminium frame, exclusive FIVE geometry for versatility. Lightweight. A large selection of available sizes (145 cm to 200 cm) ensure it fits you comfortably. Easy adjustment makes sure you are comfortable and provides better control. Three layers of paint provide the frame with lasting protection. The decorations are varnished.
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Fork / Suspension
Suntour XCT suspension fork, 80 mm travel
Wheel to adjust stiffness.
Elastomer spring technology for more reliability with minimum maintenance.
3
Accessories / equipment
Derailleur guard
4
Drive train
SRAM MRX 21 speed grip shifters for the steepest climbs. Shimano TZ30 front derailleur, Shimano rear derailleur, KMC Z51 chain.
5
Bottom bracket / Cassette
Chainset with 24x34x42 chain rings. 21 speeds. Steel bottom bracket with a plastic protective piece; tough and reliable.
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Brakes
2-finger aluminium levers; helical spring V-brakes.
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Handlebar / Stem / Steering
HL 153 580 semi-raised steel handlebar, HL 215 steel stem.
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Wheels
Aluminium rims with 36 holes to save weight. Quick wheel release system at the front makes it easier to put your bike in the car, store it at home, or repair.
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Tyres
Semi-slick tyres for maximum comfort and versatility in town and the countryside.
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Saddle / Seat post
HL SP200 steel seat post. PU MTB saddle. Comfortable positioning keeps you in control of your bike. Steel components ensure the bike's durability and longevity over time. Wide, comfortable saddle.
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Pedals
VP platform pedals, on bearings
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Weight
14.02 kg in size XS, without the pedals

26 Comments

these are great bikes. not like the usual Argos/Tesco rubbish!! a proper bargain. if you commute 8 miles or less too, these would be ideal for 90% of people to go to work on.

Been this price for quite a while

I've had a few B'TWIN , if your budget can stretch look at the "B'TWIN Rockrider 500 Mountain Bike" A far better bike with disc brakes and better trigger shifters not grip shift.
Don't get me wrong there's nothing wrong with the other but I prefer the next model up

personally wouldn't buy any bike with grip shift

antonywhite37

personally wouldn't buy any bike with grip shift



Remember £159 to get to work on

Prefer to go for the Mongoose. Lockout suspension. EF shifters much better. IMO.

For commuting, the Fit 300 would be better, and several kg lighter although it would be worth changing tyres for more puncture proof.
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Edited by: "winchman" 2nd Feb 2015

Looks good for money bit basic, lifetime warranty is good voted hot

for £40 more definitely go for the B'Twin Flat Bar Road bike from Decathlon. much better specs, lighter, faster. its suitable for Bike tracks/town/city, commuting and fairly long rides

Original Poster

Just an update****

Been using this for a few days now and couldn't be happier, the ride quality is 100 times better then anything you would get from Argos for around the same price (no surprise). Very good for getting around on/off road, would defo. suggest this to anyone after a good solid bike that isnt going to cost the earth.

cheers!

I got the limited edition 340 in white/pink last year when it was full price and even at that price it was a steal. Best entry level bike at this price point by mile. Perfect for the occasional rider and kids. Getting my youngest son one and also another for my partner for hols. Obviously if you go off road to the extent that you're on rougher terrain than normal towpath's and trails or if you intend to ride a little more often or harder, you might want to spend a bit more.

B'Twin are good value bikes but why would people be recommending this for commuting with front suspension and big fat tyres? Good bike / wrong use!

Besford

B'Twin are good value bikes but why would people be recommending this for … B'Twin are good value bikes but why would people be recommending this for commuting with front suspension and big fat tyres? Good bike / wrong use!


Because of potholes and mounting kerbs to avoid twits who decide to suddenly manouevre without mirror or signal first.

Are there any B'Twin cyclocross bikes?

I have never seen a CX in store, but they did have a CX in their range. Got decent reviews but was cantis, not disc. Halfords are doing a cheap CX if that is want you want?

As for the bike posted, seems a good price, but gripshift just seems to fail quickly (from my experience on kids bikes), I got my lad a new bike for Xmas and replaced the grip shift for thumb shifters for around £10.

yulu91

Which is better compare to … Which is better compare to this?vhttp://www.rutlandcycling.com/288723/products/mongoose-2014-switchback-sport-blue-mountain-bike.aspx



I just bought this mongoose from Rutland and I'm pretty happy with it. The lockout suspension makes a big difference and for the price it's good value!

Grip shift in the rain is just horrible to use, and with that gearing you won't exactly be going anywhere fast on this. 42t front and I assume 14t rear highest gear give a Max top ratio of 3 to 1, you'll be spinning like mad at 15mph! Rubbish for actual mountain biking and will be pretty useless as an on road bike, better off with a hybrid.

Comment

cocomango

Are there any B'Twin cyclocross bikes?



Decathlon used to do one cyclocross model but it wasn't selling good (even if the spec and price was decent). They decided to have a break for a while and create something very good for the future!
How long? No idea.

friiza

Because of potholes and mounting kerbs to avoid twits who decide to … Because of potholes and mounting kerbs to avoid twits who decide to suddenly manouevre without mirror or signal first.



Sorry but that's not a good argument for buying the wrong bike. The clue is in the name. A hybrid would be much better for commuting.

At £159 your in the price range of a lot of decent entry level bikes, this one seems food but on comparison its not as good with several out there.

£169 so a tenner more, but loses the grip shift and slightly better parts.

Commuting - I started on a MTB and only changed to slick tyres once I knew my route, got a bit fitter, happy with the bike etc

To be honest if you only spending 30 mins or less to/from work just stick with what you get (-;

johnystyle

CommentDecathlon used to do one cyclocross model but it wasn't selling … CommentDecathlon used to do one cyclocross model but it wasn't selling good (even if the spec and price was decent). They decided to have a break for a while and create something very good for the future!How long? No idea.



An alu disc CX priced right from them would sell well. I would consider them for my next road bike, great specs.

Typical BSO crap. Spend £1200-£1500 for a semi descent second hand setup

I had either this one or a very similar priced model from Decathlon and I took it on a 14 mile ride, nothing tough just on some gravel paths up and down some hills. The brake pads disintegrated on the first ride and then the bike went rusty in my shed. (Yes I did put it away wet but it didn't remain wet and my other bikes are fine)

winchman

For commuting, the Fit 300 would be better, and several kg lighter … For commuting, the Fit 300 would be better, and several kg lighter although it would be worth changing tyres for more puncture proof.http://www.decathlon.co.uk/fit-300-flat-bar-road-bike-id_8306479.html



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