B'TWIN Triban 500 Road Bike £280 @ Decathlon
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B'TWIN Triban 500 Road Bike £280 @ Decathlon

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Found 15th Apr 2015
Thought this was a good deal. I was looking for a new road bike and stumbled upon this one. New for 2015.

Free delivery and click & collect available.

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Voted hot for the value. ..but that's a significant downgrade comparing to the 'old' Triban 500 decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml

eh! so what btwin does is release a nicely spaced bike for the price, like they did with triban 3 red.. then get the name out "there" as recommended, cheap, starter roadie and then "upgrade" it a year or so later, leave the name the same yet downgrade forks, groupo etc, which were the main selling points of the bike? rubbish.

I know it may be confusing but I wish people would read before posting/judging. the Triban 500 says it replaces last year's 300 in the range, the 500SE decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml is the one compared to last year's 500 linked above. check the review on road.cc great bike for £330

This new 500 comes without the carbon fork, the 500SE has the carbon fork.

so this is just the 300 then...? good marketing! It's an i5 not an i3.. honest! or it is a porsche not a VW honest!

winstanleysbikes.co.uk/pro…ike
Comes with Claris shifters and gears and a carbon fork for £300.


Edited by: "winchman" 16th Apr 2015

Banned

I know nothing about bikes, is this going to make me look like bradley wiggins?

joetootell

I know nothing about bikes, is this going to make me look like bradley … I know nothing about bikes, is this going to make me look like bradley wiggins?



you'll need a beard for that

joetootell

I know nothing about bikes, is this going to make me look like bradley … I know nothing about bikes, is this going to make me look like bradley wiggins?


Go on a diet. No need for the bike.

Banned

_g_

Go on a diet. No need for the bike.;)


If i go on a diet that's as good as admitting defeat

chrisbass

you'll need a beard for that


..and the ubiquitous Lycra

As stated replacing the 300 and calling it the 500 is just plain confusing! Been looking at the older Tribans for a while - is it worth getting the old Triban 500 for £430 with the SORA gearset and Shimano microshifters rather than pay £330 for the Triban 500 SE?? Appreciate a bit of experienced feedback :-)

duncan

As stated replacing the 300 and calling it the 500 is just plain … As stated replacing the 300 and calling it the 500 is just plain confusing! Been looking at the older Tribans for a while - is it worth getting the old Triban 500 for £430 with the SORA gearset and Shimano microshifters rather than pay £330 for the Triban 500 SE?? Appreciate a bit of experienced feedback :-)


I personally can't stand the micro-shifters. They're a pain to reach when you're on the drops.

grudas

eh! so what btwin does is release a nicely spaced bike for the price, … eh! so what btwin does is release a nicely spaced bike for the price, like they did with triban 3 red.. then get the name out "there" as recommended, cheap, starter roadie and then "upgrade" it a year or so later, leave the name the same yet downgrade forks, groupo etc, which were the main selling points of the bike? rubbish.




Triban 3 is a beauty, loved mine since the day I got it!

duncan

As stated replacing the 300 and calling it the 500 is just plain … As stated replacing the 300 and calling it the 500 is just plain confusing! Been looking at the older Tribans for a while - is it worth getting the old Triban 500 for £430 with the SORA gearset and Shimano microshifters rather than pay £330 for the Triban 500 SE?? Appreciate a bit of experienced feedback :-)


The Dawes Giro 500 comes with Claris shifters and gears and a carbon fork for £300.
winstanleysbikes.co.uk/pro…ike
The Mekk bike here has Claris gears and a carbon fork for £315.
rutlandcycling.com/294…spx
There is the Merlin PR7 for £350 with Claris gears and a carbon fork.
merlincycles.com/mer…tml
I think the Saracen Tenet 3 for £450 is a better bet, lighter frame and better gears.
hotukdeals.com/dea…527
or if you need Large, a Giant Defy 3 with Sora gears and a carbon fork for £400.
rutlandcycling.com/280…spx

There are also a couple of BeOne bikes at Merlin aimed at women, but looking at the specs the only thing that is different is a womens saddle and a slightly shorter stem, so would be ok for men too. beone-bikes.nl/EN/…php
merlincycles.com/beo…tml
merlincycles.com/beo…tml





Edited by: "winchman" 16th Apr 2015

To be fair this is a replacement to the 300 (no carbon fork) not the T3. While I agree it's confusing to call it 500 when there's already a range of that designation, it is still a very decent bike for the price. Okay it doesn't have a carbon fork like the T3 but it does have some advantages including better gearing and shifters (the thumb shifters on my T3 are not great to use) and according to Decathlon a better saddle (first thing many people replaced on a T3) and more ergonomic bars. Decathlon are also very good on aftersales service and customer care. I think you'd be very hard pushed to find a better option for £280.

That said, I would agree with Winchman that if you've got the extra 70 notes to hand the Merlin deal looks very good.
Edited by: "wantsomepls" 16th Apr 2015

i love these bike deals as al the bearded bike nerds put their 10p worth of technical nonsense to god use.

I got no idea if this is a god deal or not but its got two wheels and looks pretty so I will vote HOT

usetheforceluke

i love these bike deals as al the bearded bike nerds put their 10p worth … i love these bike deals as al the bearded bike nerds put their 10p worth of technical nonsense to god use.I got no idea if this is a god deal or not but its got two wheels and looks pretty so I will vote HOT



Same with all deals, suddenly everyone is an expert

tehwabbit

Same with all deals, suddenly everyone is an expert



Except at spelling and the use of grammar!

winchman

The Dawes Giro 500 comes with Claris shifters and gears and a carbon fork … The Dawes Giro 500 comes with Claris shifters and gears and a carbon fork for £300.http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/59680/Dawes_Giro_500_2014_BikeThe Mekk bike here has Claris gears and a carbon fork for £315.http://www.rutlandcycling.com/294813/products/mekk-2015-pinerolo-al-zr-road-bike-white-red-black.aspxThere is the Merlin PR7 for £350 with Claris gears and a carbon fork.http://www.merlincycles.com/merlin-performance-pr7-road-bike-73113.htmlI think the Saracen Tenet 3 for £450 is a better bet, lighter frame and better gears.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/saracen-tenet-3-road-bike-tiagra-gears-449-99-ukbikedepot-2184527or if you need Large, a Giant Defy 3 with Sora gears and a carbon fork for £400.http://www.rutlandcycling.com/280933/products/giant-defy-3-2014-road-bike-white-red-grey.aspx



I wish they all weren't so ugly.

Been keeping my eye on bike deals but want something like this: bobbinbikes.co.uk/alb…on/

I know this is quite a bit more expensive, but is going to perform as good as those listed there? Quite happy to pay a bit more for the style but obviously don't want something that performs worse...

Surely the expertise that people bring to the forum is one of the great things that make it useful for people who are considering a purchase and don't know much about the product. I know I've been grateful to many contributors for comparing and explaining about all sort of techie stuff beyond my ken or real interest (smartphones, laptops, tablets, washing machines). I don't think bikes are any different and when I bought my first road bike six months ago I found it very helpful that people were prepared to share their greater knowledge. I've learned a bit mroe myself since then, especially about Btwin bikes and am happy to pass that on. Isn't that how this site is supposed to work? If it helps someone make a decision one way or the other that's great. Is there something wrong with that?

Usetheforceluke - since you admit you know little or nothing about bikes why do you assume that the opinions of others are "10p worth of technical nonsense" rather than useful information for those who do know a bit more and are trying to decide on a pretty major purchase?

Edited by: "wantsomepls" 16th Apr 2015

genesisbikes.co.uk/bik…-20
Dean_brfc, Something like this one..

Wantsomepls, you are quite right, at the end of the day someone has to make a choice, i've listed a few that give what i think is a good spec for the money. No one would have ridden them all, but at least it gives people an idea of whats available for the money. I would certainly go for a carbon fork instead of a straight steel one, not so long ago steel forks had a nice curve at the bottom, it wasn't there for decoration..
Edited by: "winchman" 16th Apr 2015

What's a good weight for a bike these days?

Cold, you could buy half an iPhone for that ;o)

wardp100

Except at spelling and the use of grammar!


Yeh, except some of us know considerably more than the general bikes and know that this isn't really a good price.

Maffew

What's a good weight for a bike these days?



A road bike around this price, probably be around 10kg.

wantsomepls

Surely the expertise that people bring to the forum is one of the great … Surely the expertise that people bring to the forum is one of the great things that make it useful for people who are considering a purchase and don't know much about the product. I know I've been grateful to many contributors for comparing and explaining about all sort of techie stuff beyond my ken or real interest (smartphones, laptops, tablets, washing machines). I don't think bikes are any different and when I bought my first road bike six months ago I found it very helpful that people were prepared to share their greater knowledge. I've learned a bit mroe myself since then, especially about Btwin bikes and am happy to pass that on. Isn't that how this site is supposed to work? If it helps someone make a decision one way or the other that's great. Is there something wrong with that? Usetheforceluke - since you admit you know little or nothing about bikes why do you assume that the opinions of others are "10p worth of technical nonsense" rather than useful information for those who do know a bit more and are trying to decide on a pretty major purchase?

I agree fully.
I want the £330 triban, been looking at that bike for an age.
Wish I could afford it at the moment though

I know I'll get shouted down but does anyone know of just the cheapest bike I can get that will not be almost literally unrideable? It's got a high chance of being stolen so I don't want to spend much.

Banned

rfc4spl1

I know I'll get shouted down but does anyone know of just the cheapest … I know I'll get shouted down but does anyone know of just the cheapest bike I can get that will not be almost literally unrideable? It's got a high chance of being stolen so I don't want to spend much.


EBay, gumtree

WillieGallimore

EBay, gumtree



Anywhere for new ones?

Banned

rfc4spl1

Anywhere for new ones?


Absolutely nowhere

usetheforceluke

i love these bike deals as al the bearded bike nerds put their 10p worth … i love these bike deals as al the bearded bike nerds put their 10p worth of technical nonsense to god use.I got no idea if this is a god deal or not but its got two wheels and looks pretty so I will vote HOT



I think we'd all rather people were offering consumer advice, than randomly voting hot because they saw a pretty picture.

On the other note, would you choose the new 500 or still go for the 2014 300?

mieciux

On the other note, would you choose the new 500 or still go for the 2014 … On the other note, would you choose the new 500 or still go for the 2014 300?



Probably this one.

WillieGallimore

Absolutely nowhere



Thanks for your oh so helpful comments. You're a beacon of light in these dark times. A god amongst men. In the new age they will build statues in your name and oh it shall be glorious.

Seriously though, don't offer your advice if you don't have anything constructive to say.

rfc4spl1

I know I'll get shouted down but does anyone know of just the cheapest … I know I'll get shouted down but does anyone know of just the cheapest bike I can get that will not be almost literally unrideable? It's got a high chance of being stolen so I don't want to spend much.


The £75 BSO from halfords was 'rideable', but very quickly had problems.

So, another vote for going secondhand.

rfc4spl1

I know I'll get shouted down but does anyone know of just the cheapest … I know I'll get shouted down but does anyone know of just the cheapest bike I can get that will not be almost literally unrideable? It's got a high chance of being stolen so I don't want to spend much.



If there's a Decathlon near you (or you could check their website) they do the full range from cheap runabouts to very expensive road bikes and most have a reasonable reputation in the "bang for buck" stakes. It does very much depend where you'll use it and what you want it for though. If you want hills and trailsit would probably be a mountain bike, miles on the road = road bike, city runs with a bit of road/trail capability = hybrid.
If you are worried about theft more than anything else I would advocate the second hand route and bear in mind what a local bike shop advised after I'd had a bike stolen and asked how to prevent a recurrence "Buy a cheap, ugly mountain bike, in a naff colour and nobody will bother" - I gave that pink/purple beast away after a decade's use in London! Did the job required.
Edited by: "wantsomepls" 17th Apr 2015

qrious85

Its now available for £30 lesser … Its now available for £30 lesser http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/triban-300-road-bike-250-decathlon-2188515


Taken from that thread.
winchman

This 2014 Triban 300 for £250 is replaced by the 2015 £280 Triban 500. T … This 2014 Triban 300 for £250 is replaced by the 2015 £280 Triban 500. The only difference i can see is the 2015 500 has a straight steel fork which is probably lighter than this cheaper older 2014 300. Think this 300 with the curved fork may be more comfortable than the new 500.

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