Great price, nice find @meggie_dude :)
That's how much I paid for it couple years back. Side buttons are a nightmare. If you really wanna buy one of decathlon watches go for something bit more expensive.
Last night, i think must of been the night before "Giro" everyting was voted "Cold" with this on payday lol it may go warm, until they need to pawn it mid week :)
move along please nothing to see here :) cold
Cycle shorts that don't stretch? Something isn't quite right here...
Thanks! The shorts were sewn to this size and didn’t stretch. They also were not made out of Lycra. I wonder if Alexa teaches people to be nice on the internet too?
(lol) thanks for this! Unfortunately the cycle shorts were sewn to the sizes shown. The waistband would physically not stretch. I love how kind and friendly people are on here. (y)
Just buy one of those cheap head massagers from Poundland, easy to insert and holds it fully open perfectly.
Bought in black and hoping to do some longer road rides next month and crack my century cherry in August. Some places don’t have any stops where I live so I will be drinking like mad.
Bob's your uncle too? We must be related! I've used Camelbaks for years for road cycling and they are definitely the best but I will get a couple of these for Bluedot festival in a few weeks time - doesn't matter if they get trashed. Great spot and full rehydrated heat.
That has no reservoir though.
Has hotukdeals done a deal with millarcart seem to be everywhere on the site
And you would have nearly spent over 40% more than the BTwin here. Not that I like this Bt'win - would prefer rim brakes over mechanical discs and could pick a tiagra based (previous gen) road bike at £299 within the same weight if on a budget.
I find it very odd the arguing of flat vs drop bars. The big issue with drop bars to most people they simply havn't tried them, which is why flats are more more popular Drops are however superior in every way. They offer more hand positions for comfort, you can cycle upright as with flats or down on the drops more aggressively as required. Ideal for both longer and shorter commutes. If you went on numbers alone, then you would say driving is superior. But as most people cycling in anywhere populated, this is far from the truth.
Tyres too narrow ( comfort and pinch punctures) position awful to look around .Too many gears, uncomfortable saddle, poor. Posture etc. Riding road bikes around town is like wearing sprinters spikes out jogging. Try a hybrid and you'll never go back .I actually choose my folder over my road bike for work. Oh and mamils commute on Racers. Enough said !
It's well known that advertised bike weights mean little, which is why many companies don't bother listing them. I was expecting the Btwin Mach bike to weigh more than advertised - pretty much everything I've ever bought for a bike weighs more than claimed. Tbh it's not so much the weight of the bike that matters (within reason obviously) but the way it rides and feels. Generally bikes come with cheap wheels because they are very easy to upgrade. Same with saddles, and the reason proper bikes don't come with pedals. Even £2k+ bikes often come with £50 wheelsets, the idea being that you then buy and fit whichever wheels you like. But any old wheelset will weigh less than those aksiums - even a pair of Shimano RS100 wheels costing approx £60 will weigh a good 200g less. So take a bike like the Giant Content SL2, which you can buy for £585: https://www.rutlandcycling.com/bikes/road-bikes/giant-contend-sl-2-2018-road-bike-blue_460045 (only one size left unfortunately or a good deal). Now that bike will weigh approx 9kg with its current build. However, stick on a pair of (for example) very average Fulcrum Racing 6 wheels and Conti GP4000s tyres when you're ready and you now have a bike weighing 8.5kg. And it would ride and respond much better (although honestly your speed wouldn't really increase much!). P.s. if you find a £5k bike using mechanical Sora discs do let me know and I'll take back my previous comment (y)
Since I read the description I already know they weigh 2kg, plus the tyres. I asked you to find a bike with wheels that were 200g lighter at this price, once you want to get the weight down the price starts to rise almost exponentially, for all bike parts. Disc rotor and callipers including the pads weigh less (170g plus 80g rotor) than the Sora rim breaks (370g+), and they are mounted so that they are inline with the other components so as to not add additional drag above that of a rim brake. I guess that all these £5000+ bikes using disc brakes are crap and your should let the manufacturer's know this. If you knew your bike was not as advertised why didn't you return it?
Oh okay cheers (y)
It'll be easier to tell you the crew had their own Ryanair luggage
How many people have the bag
Depends on the clothes
How many pairs of clothes can get in the bag?
Get this off the face and you'll know about it. https://twitter.com/i/status/814874351573073920
Good old floater as we used to call these!
Oos for delivery
The pinging sound it makes as you hit it....then watch it bend, swerve, dip, swerve a bit more and defy all the laws of physics :D
Ah the good old flyaway footie! They always bring back memories of misplaced volleys over garage roofs every time I see one... Have some heat (y)
I think the main offer here is the 700c and 27.5" inner tubes https://www.decathlon.co.uk/275-inner-tube-twin-pack-id_8387005.html because 26" you can get from poundland and these appear fairly generic inner tubes. I'd rather save a £ and buy 2 poundland 26" inner tubes which are also easier to get for most people. Poundland also do 24" and 20" inner tubes but not 700c or 27.5" in my experience. Also if you are planning to stock up remember companies like Planet X often do branded 99p tubes with postage on top but buying 10 tubes and postage is only £14.00 so £1.40 each cheaper than this for higher quality branded tubes like Vavert or Vittoria plus Planet X have tons of other offers with their flash sales you may be tempted by so it doesn't have to be all inner tubes. https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/wheels/tyres-and-tubes/inner-tubes?sort=price-asc
Strangely the link I sent my friend still works. Here they are https://www.decathlon.co.uk/700x18-23-bike-inner-tubes-twin-pack-presta-valve-id_8243100.html
Yeah they aren't online anymore but still in-store . Hope they aren't stopping selling those too. I may have to stock up
Can you link to those as cannot find them
Nope deffo his bulbous heed
Oh, I thought it was because of his little legs.
What's E.T short for?
Do they not do one with T May's face superimposed?
Price isn't too bad for a licensed target face (judging by the picture), but it's cheaper for both piece price & P&P from Merlin Archery: https://www.merlinarchery.co.uk/f-i-t-a-approved-reinforced-40cm-paper-face.html and cheaper P&P, but slightly higher piece cost at Clickers: https://www.clickersarchery.co.uk/products/333/jvd-40cm-target-face/ depending on how many you need will depend on which is cheaper.
These are pretty much this price more than they are a £5 at Decathlon and are posted here regularly so neither hot/cold for me. They are worth £2.49 and very lightweight and handy. Ideal for carrying just a few things on day out like phone, wallet, camera, water, nibbles etc or for those small things that people like to take on flights to keep them amused. I've even used mine carrying a change of clothes on the cycling commute though they're not ideal for that as have no ventilation. The new colours are not as nice as the old style ones though.
Depends what use case you have. I have a nice 50l rucksack for most uses but sometimes I just need something small lto carry a few things, and this bag suits perfectly. Well worth £2.49 for what it is.
They were £1.59 a few months ago.
Grim up! North.
To fit my cans of lager in yeah
As mine 9 years ago (triban 500se) came with a lifetime frame guarantee, I'm hoping it will break soon so I can get a new bike out of it
*Should* be, it's widely ignored and is probably rarely (or never) enforced.
Every bike is sold with a bell by law
If you look at the Bike Europe trade site Decathlon have had more frame recalls than any other bike manufacturer and I believe they have the lowest weight limits for the rider of any major bike brand with a total load 100kg including bike weight, all accessories, luggage and rider weight, some competitors go as high as 160kg total load. Also this is a 6061 framed bike which is a very common and cheap aluminium so Decathlon achieve low frame weights by reducing strength where as many manufacturers at this price point use more advanced aluminiums which achieve greater strength for a similar weight based on 6066, 6069 or 6011 aluminium. Giant achieve far superior strength and lighter frames with their industry leading 6011 frames. Even walmart's $99 road bike was 6061 based although I doubt the frame had any butted tubes, it has a far higher weight limit than b'twin bikes though. B'twin road bikes can be fantastic as a package of components and overall spec for their price point but they are best bought by people below average weight for sure and the frames are nothing special. They appear to be Chinese market spec frames hence the low weight limits because bicycles sold in the Chinese market have similar low weight limits maybe this allows b'twin to have a price advantage to their competitors. My point is all evidence indicates these are probably the lowest grade frames of all major manufacturers. The one thing I do like about b'twin is they say it as it is a 6061 frame as many of the US brands and some European brands make up false marketing names for their aluminium and won't even mention what aluminium it really is in the detail but it is normally 6061 even when Giant would be offering 6011 at the same price point. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ecuk/static/bikes/btwin-instructions.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-i2R8E21ag
Even comes with a bell - Heat!
Under the "Detailed information" tab!
Where does it state that spec? I didn't think Decathlon ever did.
This is an excellent price for what it is. I bought the XL 4 family (also from the Quechua 2 Seconds range) for £99 in January (half price) and used it for the first time on the weekend just gone. Very easy to set up and put down, the air beams are very sturdy and once up are complimented by the usual guy ropes to peg in etc. I realise this is not the Air Beam version like mine but still I'm sure its great quality from the same range. A brilliant range of tents.
Don't know what the numbers are supposed to mean, but my Quechua popup has never leaked in many a heavy downpour. Suspect they're like lumens for torches - people claim all sorts of made-up numbers, whereas others quote honest figures which seem really low by comparison.
its a bad deal! you can rent it in a festival for the same price! :D voted hot...
Just checked the old bike I bought and it's a Claris 2300 rear derailleur. It's got an awful pressed steel cage and one of those comedy massive bottom pulleys like on Tourney. Just awful. I've replaced it with period 105SC. You can pick up 105SC 8 speed for about £20 and it's leagues better than Claris. I've Sora 3000 on another bike and yeah, Claris 2000 looks a lot like it just with more steel and plastic. Nice to have internal routed shifters too. At one point the 500 was £399 and the SE £349 which was when I bought my SE in 2015. Even at that it was a bargain. The 500 came with 9 speed Sora but a steel fork. The SE 8 speed Microshift/Claris and a carbon fork. Before they brought in the newer models, the last of the 500SEs were going for £249. The cheaper end of their range seems to have got more leisure cyclist focussed with awful long headtubes and single chainrings. Somewhat understandable perhaps but there's nothing in their range now that gives the performance bang-for-buck that the 500SE or Triban3 did. The 520/540 is quite decent though and fixed the one complaint with the 500 for commuters - mudguard clearance. Worth pointing out that the B'twin name is going away. The cheaper bikes are to be called 'Triban' and the performance range 'Van Reysel'. At the moment the 'Van Reysel' bikes are cosmetic makeovers of the previous B'twin Ultra range. Only the Tribans are new.
1.78kg frame.. Cannondale had 1.4kg frame 30 years ago, it doesn't sound very light... Sounds more like scaffold poles..
Current gen Claris is virtually identical to Sora, only with one less gear. In fact the brakes, shifters and front derailleur are almost 100% identical parts according to Shimano's own literature.
They're fine. The shifts are a bit more of a solid clunk than Shimano but it's otherwise fine. The Microshift R8/R9 derailleurs Decathlon use are better than Shimano Tourney or Claris. I've just bought a second hand bike and as it's 8 speed, they'd fitted Claris instead of the old 90s 105 that was on there originally. Claris derailleurs are cheap and nasty by comparison. Microshift R8/R9 is kind of more like Sora quality. I've 15,000+km of commuting on my 500SE with Microshift R8. The only thing that went on the Microshift stuff in that time is the rear derailleur cable adjuster rusted and stuck - my fault for not greasing it. The worst bits on Decathlon bikes are the Tektro brakes. The springs corrode and the pads are awful. They are however cartridge based so swapping the pads is easy. On my 500SE, the wheels were a lardy too. An upgrade of about £150 for some lighter Shimano wheels transforned it.
This better or worse than Halfords is pretty meaningless because it varies by store. I've had no problems with Halfords with the 1 bike I bought from there a few years ago and many Halfords are excellent and many are poor. Looking at the Decathlon site you will see many people have left poor reviews about poor or unfair service. My point with Decathlon is some of their very low priced bikes are utterly appalling in component terms, sub Shimano derailleurs and some very cheap components which will obviously lead to problems. The sweetspot for Decathlon seems to be about £500 where they offer some fantastic bikes component wise. You won't hear as many horror stories with Decathlon because there aren't as many stores. Here in the south west where I live there isn't a single Decathlon store. The issue for me is I simply can't ride Decathlon bikes because I am over their weight limit. 100kg minus the bike weight, luggage, fitted accessories leaves only about 80-85kg depending on bike and I am above that weight limit by some margin. Someone who is a similar weight to me got re-assurances by btwin sales staff that the bike would be safe to ride so bought it but had the frame fail on him after about 18 months, which could have caused injury or death. Some great value bikes but I'm 6'2" with a rugby player build at best. The lowest weight I've been in recent years is 15.5 stone which is about 100kg. Carrera's go up to 120kg rider weight with 160kg as total load. So if I seem biased in favour of Carrera's you will know why. However it is amazing how many people who are overweight wanting to get back into cycling to lose weight don't seem to realise the weight limits of btwin bikes and buy them.
Didn't realise waterproofing had a time limit
Thanks! I have 1 model similar, just without the inner fleece part. I have to say no wind or rain ever touched me ;)
Thanks @JonSno good effort, and decent prices.
Ryanair small bag capacity is around 20 litres, this is half the size. What did you pack into it? Toothpaste and brush?
Great size for cycling, not too big so still get some cool air to your back
Very comfortable to run with as well. Use it on my long runs. I barely notice it's there.
Newer design with more colours but 50p more. (y) https://www.decathlon.co.uk/nh100-10l-backpack-khaki-id_8502151.html
Size 5.5 !! Expire this!!
OOS except size 5.5