B'TWIN Tilt 940 1-Second Folding Bike for £399.99 reduced from £549 @ Decathlon
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B'TWIN Tilt 940 1-Second Folding Bike for £399.99 reduced from £549 @ Decathlon

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Found 23rd Jan
Designed for

travelling around town intensively on different modes of transport

(lift, bus, underground, etc.) while taking up minimal space.

PRODUCT BENEFITS:
Ease of use

Frame that folds / unfolds in 1 second (Pop-Up).
Rolls along like a suitcase.

Versatility

7-speed hub to handle any gradient, and machined, double-wall rims.

Compact design

Folded: (L/H/W) 80x66x46 cm.
Unfolded: (L/H/W) 150x111x59 cm.
Weight: 13.85 kg.

Visibility

Built-in "Light-In" lighting, powered by a dynamo hub. 4 min standlight feature.

Non-messy

"Cleanride" drive train with a lube-free, silent, carbon belt.

Lifetime warranty

B’Twin offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and rigid fork.
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Funny looking bikes them. I always fear I would have the P*** taken out of me peddling that in the rush hours..
Cool!
I call gonads on the "1 second folding bike" bit though!
If it’s anything like their 1-second tents it will be 1-second to pop-up and an eternity of frustration to put down again.
maffeycourt7 h, 34 m ago

Funny looking bikes them. I always fear I would have the P*** taken out of …Funny looking bikes them. I always fear I would have the P*** taken out of me peddling that in the rush hours..


That's why I bought A Montague.

True they don't fold up anywhere near as small, but they are full size bikes when unfolded.
Nearly 14kg - you're not going to want to lift/carry this very far! Big reduction but.......

If you don't want to stretch to a Brompton (good but silly money) then Dahon should be where you're shopping. Here's an example:

halfords.com/cyc…BwE
Edited by: "Besford" 24th Jan
Besford1 h, 55 m ago

Nearly 14kg - you're not going to want to lift/carry this very far! Big …Nearly 14kg - you're not going to want to lift/carry this very far! Big reduction but.......If you don't want to stretch to a Brompton (good but silly money) then Dahon should be where you're shopping. Here's an example:http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/folding-bikes/dahon-vybe-d7-folding-bike?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Bikes-_-Folding+Bikes-_-392431&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=xrialqqwxx&istBid=tzpr&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:936535124|agid:46902882135|tid:aud-297219198129:pla-346715856138|crid:223039995839|nw:g|rnd:15511803235176920587|dvc:c|adp:1o3|mt:|loc:9041126&gclid=CjwKCAiA15vTBRAHEiwA7Snfc03IXoLfxTi1elTe_RmKITTdZO6WtQZJ7iU_RxsqrJFeinS96cdNQBoCcWQQAvD_BwE


or this for half the price of the dahon
greenwaycycles.co.uk/fol…tml

I quite like the look of the bitwin though even with the weight - some nice features IMO
Edited by: "bayhabourbutcher" 24th Jan
That seems to be an excellent price for a belt-driven 7-speed hub gear bike... and it folds! It's a bit on the heavy side but that shouldn't be a problem as you only carry it for short durations. I hope this deal is still going in a few months when I'm going to be looking for a folding bike.
bayhabourbutcher8 h, 14 m ago

or this for half the price of the …or this for half the price of the dahonhttp://greenwaycycles.co.uk/folding/27-greenway.htmlI quite like the look of the bitwin though even with the weight - some nice features IMO


£170 on your link but £205 from a search on their site . Looks like a Dahon copy. I seem to remember some criticism of the quality of these on an earlier post (?) but great value if it's any good.
theblackbuck4 h, 54 m ago

That seems to be an excellent price for a belt-driven 7-speed hub gear …That seems to be an excellent price for a belt-driven 7-speed hub gear bike... and it folds! It's a bit on the heavy side but that shouldn't be a problem as you only carry it for short durations. I hope this deal is still going in a few months when I'm going to be looking for a folding bike.


A lot of these folding bikes are very short - achieves a smaller folded size but makes for a very cramped/awkward riding position. From the picture I suspect this one is quite short (Saddle to handlebar distance). May suit you but I strongly recommend trying before buying as you wont want to cycle far on a bike which doesn't fit you.
Belt drive much cleaner but adds to effort required; hub gear more reliable but adds to weight. Everything is a compromise and depends on your primary requirements but I think you can do better.
Edited by: "Besford" 24th Jan
Besford46 m ago

£170 on your link but £205 from a search on their site . Looks like a …£170 on your link but £205 from a search on their site . Looks like a Dahon copy. I seem to remember some criticism of the quality of these on an earlier post (?) but great value if it's any good.


my link shows £205 ? - however I bought one on ebay over xmas when they had a 20% off day so I did pay around £170 - I had some minor teething issues & posted about them on a muddy fox folding bike thread but now its up & running its fine - for the components you get is very good value

personally I like the look of the bitwin because the folding mechanism in theory looks like it might be a lot easier to fold than one with a 'hinge' like my greenway - I also like the internal gearing & oilfree carbon belt drive & puncture resistant tyres & pre-installed mud guards - the overall look & dynamo light are nice added touches - if I hadnt already bought the greenway I would have considered the bitwin even though its double the price - TBH until youve actually ridden a bike its very difficult to know for certain how well its going to suit you
Edited by: "bayhabourbutcher" 24th Jan
Besford51 m ago

A lot of these folding bikes are very short - achieves a smaller folded …A lot of these folding bikes are very short - achieves a smaller folded size but makes for a very cramped/awkward riding position. From the picture I suspect this one is quite short (Saddle to handlebar distance). May suit you but I strongly recommend trying before buying as you wont want to cycle far on a bike which doesn't fit you.Belt drive much cleaner but adds to effort require; hub gear more reliable but adds to weight. Everything is a compromise and depends on your primary requirements but I think you can do better.


That's a good point about the riding position. The individual features look very good for the price but, as you allude to, they're pretty much worthless if it's a pain to cycle. I will do a lot more research when I come to buying one and will try them out first. My comment was based solely on the specifications and it does look a very good deal... on paper.
Ooh, interesting bike. I can attest to a good hub gear being the right thing for commuting. Being able to change to bottom gear while sat at the lights is incredibly helpful.

I haven't heard good things about belt drives though. Done right they can be low maintenance but if they're off even a little on tension or angle they shred themselves and leave you with a hefty replacement bill. Note I have no first hand experience with belts though so this is anecdotal.
Great bike in my opinion especially at the current price. It's got higher weight limits than normal btwin bikes in fact I think its the only btwin bike that goes up to 120kg rider weight and probably heavier than others partly for that reason. £399 is a fantastic price for what you are getting and the 1 second fold is genuine just look at some of the videos on youtube. It's instant for frame folding, of course if you want to lower the saddle height etc that is extra time but it still seems fair to me.

With folding bikes reinforcing the frame so it can fold/hinge does add significant weight. In my opinion the entry level hoptown/tilt models by btwin are pretty much BSO quality but this is something that competes in quality with something twice its price.
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