B'TWIN Triban 3 Red - Road Bike (48 and 54 sizes left)
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B'TWIN Triban 3 Red - Road Bike (48 and 54 sizes left)

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Found 7th Jan 2014
Frame sizes available - 48, 54

Very popular bike, with excellent reviews, aluminium frame & carbon fork, best bike around for this price.

41 Comments

its still a good deal but the components are getting a bit old now, there are a few other bikes out there that can rival this with the newer sora groupset which is much better in my opinion.

chrisbass

its still a good deal but the components are getting a bit old now, there … its still a good deal but the components are getting a bit old now, there are a few other bikes out there that can rival this with the newer sora groupset which is much better in my opinion.



Got a particular bike in mind around this price?

if you can stretch to £400 there are a few and i really think the extra is worth it

Great bargain! 54 should be ok for people up to 5'10 I would say, although go into a decathlon if you can and check the fit out before buying.

It should be noted that there is a lifetime warranty on the parts and also you get a full service of the bike within 6 months.

The tyres that come with it are not great, (heavy and not great grip). First thing for me to invest in would be a good pair with low roll resistance/durability (I have put vittoria pros on £15/pair). This will make the biggest change, and afterwards you might want to consider clip peddles and wheels.

isn't £400 a third more again? great bike for the price this one, you can get better I'd you spend more (obviously!) but probably not at £299 unless you go second hand.

simplyjimbo

Got a particular bike in mind around this price?



My Cube Attempt! been trying to sell it since before Christmas lol

Brought this bike 3 years ago.. brilliant for a 1st time road bike or very tight budget.. like Elmetodo said.. the tyres are awful, nice carbon fibre fork to be let down with heavy tires.. think I weighted them when I 1st brought them and was 1.5 KG each.. which is nearly a third of the bike weight.. once I changed those the handling was much better! highly recommended!

Edited by: "milne6" 7th Jan 2014

ajfc27

My Cube Attempt! been trying to sell it since before Christmas lol



size, location, condition, etc?

chrisbass

if you can stretch to £400 there are a few and i really think the extra … if you can stretch to £400 there are a few and i really think the extra is worth it



I bet there are but £400 is not £300, so not exactly a like for like comparison or straight alternative.

The brake pads are awful as well, it won't stop the bike, when you want it.

You get what you pay for

mas99

size, location, condition, etc?



58 in Worcester, it's got the odd mark but is in nice condition overall, paid 500 for it last year and used to ride to work and back 4 miles each way but new job means a 20 mile commute on the motorway

its a great bike. if £299 is all you got then its great. way better than the Carrera TDF.

54" (inch) is quite a wopper....

Original Poster

stealth666

54" (inch) is quite a wopper....



That's what she said...

ajfc27

58 in Worcester, it's got the odd mark but is in nice condition overall, … 58 in Worcester, it's got the odd mark but is in nice condition overall, paid 500 for it last year and used to ride to work and back 4 miles each way but new job means a 20 mile commute on the motorway



Shame, nowhere near me,

elmetodo

Great bargain! 54 should be ok for people up to 5'10 I would say, … Great bargain! 54 should be ok for people up to 5'10 I would say, although go into a decathlon if you can and check the fit out before buying.It should be noted that there is a lifetime warranty on the parts and also you get a full service of the bike within 6 months.The tyres that come with it are not great, (heavy and not great grip). First thing for me to invest in would be a good pair with low roll resistance/durability (I have put vittoria pros on £15/pair). This will make the biggest change, and afterwards you might want to consider clip peddles and wheels.



just to be bit more precise, 54cm frame is for someone up to 5'7, size 57cm is for 5'8-5'10, its because Decathlon sizing slightly differs to other manufacturers.

skipy44

just to be bit more precise, 54cm frame is for someone up to 5'7, size … just to be bit more precise, 54cm frame is for someone up to 5'7, size 57cm is for 5'8-5'10, its because Decathlon sizing slightly differs to other manufacturers.



Totally right - I am 5'9 and I ended up getting a 57cm bike.

This bike has been discussed previously in this thread.
Great deal for those on a budget. I actually ended up getting the Triban 5 as the Triban 3 57cm was out of stock.

My son has a Triban white version with a large frame (He Could not get hold of the red version in his size). No carbon forks, but it seems to be a decent bike for the money. The Decathlon service seems good as the gears needed adjusting when he received it, he took it to a local bike shop and Decathlon paid for the service.

RedDwarfIsCool

Totally right - I am 5'9 and I ended up getting a 57cm bike.This bike has … Totally right - I am 5'9 and I ended up getting a 57cm bike.This bike has been discussed previously in this thread.Great deal for those on a budget. I actually ended up getting the Triban 5 as the Triban 3 57cm was out of stock.



Interesting, I am 5,11" and the 57 felt too big. I went for the 54. I am right on the limit of the saddle height but prefer the shorter reach. What this tells you is.... go and try it out!!!

OVer the last 6 months, I have added shimano M520 pedals, a charge spoon saddle from one of my other bikes and some v-sprint wheels (excellent budget wheels handbuilt by dudes v-sprint). It's a great bike imo, and has done me proud over about 3500miles commuting so far...

What size for a 6ft 4'incher?

Just to clarify

Is it £15 for delivery ?

It's much nicer in white, but is it the same bike (carbon forks/weight) ?
Edited by: "InTheKnow444" 27th Jan 2014

InTheKnow444

Just to clarifyIs it £15 for delivery ?It's much nicer in white, but is … Just to clarifyIs it £15 for delivery ?It's much nicer in white, but is it the same bike (carbon forks/weight) ?



No carbon forks, and different groupset. White 3a is newer but red 3 is the best buy.

elmetodo

It should be noted that there is a lifetime warranty on the parts and … It should be noted that there is a lifetime warranty on the parts and also you get a full service of the bike within 6 months.



The lifetime warranty is only for the frame not the parts.

Derek_Duval

No carbon forks, and different groupset. White 3a is newer but red 3 is … No carbon forks, and different groupset. White 3a is newer but red 3 is the best buy.




Think the white one Weighs 10.9 kg in size 57 including pedals
The Red one's weight of bike in size 57 is 10.5 kg

Thanks

my Triban 3 which is only 5 months old is hardly used since shortly after purchase purchasing a Giant TCR SL1.

The Triban has a new Madison saddle, the Giant SL1 wheels with Vittorio pro tyres but sadly once you experience a £1000 plus bike there is no going back...yes the Triban 3 is a decent £300 worth and ideal for a commute... but if you are serious about cycling for pleasure and some performance then you'll be advised to either spend more or look at the second hand market for a higher specced model. ..there are some bargains out there from owners who just lose interest in cycling or suffer an injury/ailment that makes cycling too much of a struggle.
I will be selling the Triban 3. .either at a premium to account for the upgrades or revert it back to its as purchased state...it is a 54 so if anyone is interested you can PM me.

I've done 4000 miles on my Triban 3 since I got it over a year ago. It holds up really well! First upgrade for it should be the wheels, but as it is it's a great intro to road cycling. I got the Planet X Pro Carbon for £1k in October after seeing it on here, now just need to wait until Spring rolls around. Triban is now my winter bike
Edited by: "Boopop" 27th Jan 2014

milne6

Brought this bike 3 years ago.. brilliant for a 1st time road bike or … Brought this bike 3 years ago.. brilliant for a 1st time road bike or very tight budget.. like Elmetodo said.. the tyres are awful, nice carbon fibre fork to be let down with heavy tires.. think I weighted them when I 1st brought them and was 1.5 KG each.. which is nearly a third of the bike weight.. once I changed those the handling was much better! highly recommended!



"Brought"! - LOL X)

skipy44

just to be bit more precise, 54cm frame is for someone up to 5'7, size … just to be bit more precise, 54cm frame is for someone up to 5'7, size 57cm is for 5'8-5'10, its because Decathlon sizing slightly differs to other manufacturers.



Richie Porte is 5' 8" and rides a 46.5cm Pinarello.
Philippe Gilbert is 5' 10" and rides a 50cm BMC.

Bike fit is about so much more than one number - and it's the reason you can spend as much on being professionally fitted as you can on this bike. I understand that's not the point of this deal, but I'd advise erring on the smaller side if in doubt. You can't make a frame smaller but you can swap to a longer stem or seatpost, and a smaller frame will be stiffer, lighter and more responsive than its larger counterpart.

robertoegg

Interesting, I am 5,11" and the 57 felt too big. I went for the 54. I am … Interesting, I am 5,11" and the 57 felt too big. I went for the 54. I am right on the limit of the saddle height but prefer the shorter reach. What this tells you is.... go and try it out!!!



I got the Triband 5 in the Belfast store through cycle to work scheme. First thing I asked the staff what size do I need and 2 members of staff both said 57. I didn't believe them (I thought I needed a 54) so I tried out a 54 and 57 frame. The 57 frame felt right. I agree with you, the important thing is to to try them out

Here is the Decathlon size guide

Boopop

I've done 4000 miles on my Triban 3 since I got it over a year ago. It … I've done 4000 miles on my Triban 3 since I got it over a year ago. It holds up really well! First upgrade for it should be the wheels, but as it is it's a great intro to road cycling. I got the Planet X Pro Carbon for £1k in October after seeing it on here, now just need to wait until Spring rolls around. Triban is now my winter bike



I was looking at this route using the cycle 2 work scheme. I used the Triban as an introduction, realised that I LOVE doing the commute and so am looking to "refine the steed" and take advantage of a tax free bike.

What do you think of the Planet X?

Banned

Reasonable price. Heat.

loads in store at Stockport, defo go for the red.

robertoegg

I was looking at this route using the cycle 2 work scheme. I used the … I was looking at this route using the cycle 2 work scheme. I used the Triban as an introduction, realised that I LOVE doing the commute and so am looking to "refine the steed" and take advantage of a tax free bike.What do you think of the Planet X?



Eek...I've barely ridden it unfortunately what with it being the summer bike. It sure looks nice in my kitchen! Assuming I remember I'll give you a report once I've ridden it more come the spring

Good deal, heat added.

If you are after 54cm have a look at the 5, currently £399, has carbon stays and sora shifters and crank.

I've just clicked through and it's now £249.99, (sizes 48 + 54 of only). Heat at this price!


Could OP change the price?

peterpickles

My son has a Triban white version with a large frame (He Could not get … My son has a Triban white version with a large frame (He Could not get hold of the red version in his size). No carbon forks, but it seems to be a decent bike for the money. The Decathlon service seems good as the gears needed adjusting when he received it, he took it to a local bike shop and Decathlon paid for the service.



The new one ( White one), lacks carbon fork but the gears shifts smoother than on the red one, so both have points going for them. Having tried both white would be the choice for me, with that said, i cant wait for april when the new line comes out, those bikes will be sweeeeet......

deathydeath

Richie Porte is 5' 8" and rides a 46.5cm Pinarello.Philippe Gilbert is 5' … Richie Porte is 5' 8" and rides a 46.5cm Pinarello.Philippe Gilbert is 5' 10" and rides a 50cm BMC.Bike fit is about so much more than one number - and it's the reason you can spend as much on being professionally fitted as you can on this bike. I understand that's not the point of this deal, but I'd advise erring on the smaller side if in doubt. You can't make a frame smaller but you can swap to a longer stem or seatpost, and a smaller frame will be stiffer, lighter and more responsive than its larger counterpart.



Yes but they ride them on stages where there are lot of hill climbs. I agree that the stem and seat post can be changed, but in my experience, bike is easier to handle if you get a bigger frame with smaller stem, because when you put a longer stem you're reaching too far out and bike is not so giving. But thats just me
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