Triban 3 Road Bike £150 @ Decathlon
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Triban 3 Road Bike £150 @ Decathlon

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Found 21st May 2016
Amazing that it's back. At £150 it's a no-brainer and a steal.

I bought the Triban 500SE a month ago or I'd be all over this.

Small, size 51cm frame only
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These frame sizes come with 650 rims, no thanks!

These frame sizes come with 650 rims, no thanks!


Yeah not ideal.

But surely for £150 it's ok?

I'd change the wheels and good to go.
Looks decent, good for the kids
The drivetrain (2300) is low end in my opinion. Starting top to bottom in the shimano hierarchy I would put them in this order....
Road Bike Components:
Dura-Ace
Ultegra
105
Tiagra
Sora
Claris/2400
2300
2200
But still OK for light use.

Edited by: "marty-401" 21st May 2016
these bike don't last very long either, from my experience.

These frame sizes come with 650 rims, no thanks!


only the 51 has 650b wheels. the 54 and 57 is also available which have normal wheels
great value. more than adequate for a first bike or a commuter
How would one of these be as a 'pub bike'? I've got a road bike already, but want something for riding a couple of miles at a time to shops or pub - and this is cheaper than a decent hybrid...
This is a cracking deal, yes it's not the highest specs but for someone who rides mtb and wants to give road bikes a go, then it's ideal. The 650 wheels are only on the smaller frames too
I have one. It is the older model (i dont know how much has changed) its a great bike, especially with the carbon forks.
how much does the 54cm size bike weigh ?

How would one of these be as a 'pub bike'? I've got a road bike already, … How would one of these be as a 'pub bike'? I've got a road bike already, but want something for riding a couple of miles at a time to shops or pub - and this is cheaper than a decent hybrid...



Sold out in my size - I'll probably do better with a less 'sporty' bike, anyway. Incredible price for people who are wanting a road bike, though.

how much does the 54cm size bike weigh ?


It's give or take 9-10 KG
Edited by: "Farhan007" 21st May 2016
Excellent deal if you can find the size that fits.
You won't get a better bike at this price, sure it's not highly spec'd but it's only £150!
Had this bike a few years ago, amazing quality for the money.
This is an absolute bargain for a small rider looking for a first road bike. I bought one a year ago when they had the smaller ones on sale for £199 and it's the best thing I've ever bought for that amount of cash. I commute to work daily on it (24km round trip), use it for weekend rides of up to 100km with a cycling club and it's performed brilliantly.

To clear some stuff up: the wheels are 650c, not 650b. Replacement inners are common and cheap, tyres less so (but you still have choice). I'm still running to stock wheels and tyres on mine. Have had 2 punctures over 4000km which isn't bad. Going to upgrade the wheels soon as I'm getting more serious about cycling. The smaller wheels suit me fine tbh.

I'm ~5'4" if anyone's wondering if it's suitable for them. In the 11 months I've had it, it's had one service including a new chain, cassette and cables. I bought some better brake pads soon after I bought the bike and they've been fine. I've also put new bar tape on, and a new saddle. So my upgrades have been relatively cheap and minimal. If you know how to adjust derailleurs you'll live a happy life with the groupset. It's actually a mixed 2300/Sora, and I've not had any major problems with it.

In summary: If you're a short rider looking for a road bike, buy this. I love mine to pieces. If you still need convincing, read this, which I wrote about how my bike changed my life: https://medium.com/@plasticniki/my-bike-changed-my-life-c08ac26766ff#.hgls1cppj
plasticniki

This is an absolute bargain for a small rider looking for a first road … This is an absolute bargain for a small rider looking for a first road bike. I bought one a year ago when they had the smaller ones on sale for £199 and it's the best thing I've ever bought for that amount of cash. I commute to work daily on it (24km round trip), use it for weekend rides of up to 100km with a cycling club and it's performed brilliantly. To clear some stuff up: the wheels are 650c, not 650b. Replacement inners are common and cheap, tyres less so (but you still have choice). I'm still running to stock wheels and tyres on mine. Have had 2 punctures over 4000km which isn't bad. Going to upgrade the wheels soon as I'm getting more serious about cycling. The smaller wheels suit me fine tbh. I'm ~5'4" if anyone's wondering if it's suitable for them. In the 11 months I've had it, it's had one service including a new chain, cassette and cables. I bought some better brake pads soon after I bought the bike and they've been fine. I've also put new bar tape on, and a new saddle. So my upgrades have been relatively cheap and minimal. If you know how to adjust derailleurs you'll live a happy life with the groupset. It's actually a mixed 2300/Sora, and I've not had any major problems with it. In summary: If you're a short rider looking for a road bike, buy this. I love mine to pieces. If you still need convincing, read this, which I wrote about how my bike changed my life: https://medium.com/@plasticniki/my-bike-changed-my-life-c08ac26766ff#.hgls1cppj



​Loved your story. Shame more people don't realise the physical and well being benefits of cycling.

This is an absolute bargain for a small rider looking for a first road … This is an absolute bargain for a small rider looking for a first road bike. I bought one a year ago when they had the smaller ones on sale for £199 and it's the best thing I've ever bought for that amount of cash. I commute to work daily on it (24km round trip), use it for weekend rides of up to 100km with a cycling club and it's performed brilliantly. To clear some stuff up: the wheels are 650c, not 650b. Replacement inners are common and cheap, tyres less so (but you still have choice). I'm still running to stock wheels and tyres on mine. Have had 2 punctures over 4000km which isn't bad. Going to upgrade the wheels soon as I'm getting more serious about cycling. The smaller wheels suit me fine tbh. I'm ~5'4" if anyone's wondering if it's suitable for them. In the 11 months I've had it, it's had one service including a new chain, cassette and cables. I bought some better brake pads soon after I bought the bike and they've been fine. I've also put new bar tape on, and a new saddle. So my upgrades have been relatively cheap and minimal. If you know how to adjust derailleurs you'll live a happy life with the groupset. It's actually a mixed 2300/Sora, and I've not had any major problems with it. In summary: If you're a short rider looking for a road bike, buy this. I love mine to pieces. If you still need convincing, read this, which I wrote about how my bike changed my life: https://medium.com/@plasticniki/my-bike-changed-my-life-c08ac26766ff#.hgls1cppj


Love your story, can relate to so much of it since I got back into cycling a couple of years ago.
If you can find one in your size this is a bargain for £150. I've had one for three years and done about 1500 miles on it with no problems other than the front deraileur was a bit finnecky to get exactly right. I've only just replaced the original chain. Only other upgrades I've made have been the tyres (stock ones aren't very puncture resistant in my experience) and the brake pads (standard pads border on dangerous!). And the saddle.
It's not particularly light though, I have a 57cm one and it is slightly over 10kg.
The 2300 shifters are a little dated now though as they have thumb shifters which mean you can't use them in the drops but apart from that they are solid.
Still on the stock wheels which are OK but I've needed to true them up a couple of times. I've done rides up to around 60 odd miles on it and it's pretty comfortable.

Yeah not ideal.But surely for £150 it's ok?I'd change the wheels and good … Yeah not ideal.But surely for £150 it's ok?I'd change the wheels and good to go.


If the bike is of the smaller sizes with the smaller wheels then it is not possible to fit bigger wheels, firstly they won't fit in the frame and even if they did the brakes wouldn't line up with the rims!
I bought one of these a couple of years ago as a first road bike. It was terrific at twice the price! Lots of fun to ride and it's solid and reliable despite what one poster said. These bikes have near legendary status among anyone who has ever ridden one and got great reviews when they were £299.99 "In the value-for-money stakes alone, it is by far the most impressive machine we have ever tested."
Road CC Triban 3 review
This is a real bike at a BSO price. If they've got your size and you are looking for a starter road bike it might just be the best bargain you'll ever get.
Edited by: "wantsomepls" 21st May 2016
joshm

just got an email from them telling me they can't fulfill my order as … just got an email from them telling me they can't fulfill my order as there's no stock



What size did you order?

This is an absolute bargain for a small rider looking for a first road … This is an absolute bargain for a small rider looking for a first road bike. I bought one a year ago when they had the smaller ones on sale for £199 and it's the best thing I've ever bought for that amount of cash. I commute to work daily on it (24km round trip), use it for weekend rides of up to 100km with a cycling club and it's performed brilliantly. To clear some stuff up: the wheels are 650c, not 650b. Replacement inners are common and cheap, tyres less so (but you still have choice). I'm still running to stock wheels and tyres on mine. Have had 2 punctures over 4000km which isn't bad. Going to upgrade the wheels soon as I'm getting more serious about cycling. The smaller wheels suit me fine tbh. I'm ~5'4" if anyone's wondering if it's suitable for them. In the 11 months I've had it, it's had one service including a new chain, cassette and cables. I bought some better brake pads soon after I bought the bike and they've been fine. I've also put new bar tape on, and a new saddle. So my upgrades have been relatively cheap and minimal. If you know how to adjust derailleurs you'll live a happy life with the groupset. It's actually a mixed 2300/Sora, and I've not had any major problems with it. In summary: If you're a short rider looking for a road bike, buy this. I love mine to pieces. If you still need convincing, read this, which I wrote about how my bike changed my life: https://medium.com/@plasticniki/my-bike-changed-my-life-c08ac26766ff#.hgls1cppj



Good writing, enjoyed that

​Loved your story. Shame more people don't realise the physical and well b … ​Loved your story. Shame more people don't realise the physical and well being benefits of cycling.



Yes exercise is essential. In fact sod the weather I'm going to have a cycle in to town now. Fortunately for everyone's eyes I won't be wearing Lycra. A fat bald middle aged man in Lycra, well you'd rather be chopping onions and rubbing them in your eyes than see me in Lycra. Hopefully one small mercy is if I cycle enough and eat properly I might not be fat anymore
Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st May 2016
I'd be very surprised if anyone manages to get one in any other size than 51.

They have not been making any of these for a couple of years now so it will only be old stock they have left.
Could someone please enlighten me on the jargon. I'm 5'9" in height, inside leg 30". Which size would I go for?

Could someone please enlighten me on the jargon. I'm 5'9" in height, … Could someone please enlighten me on the jargon. I'm 5'9" in height, inside leg 30". Which size would I go for?



54cm

I commute to work daily on it (24km round trip), use it for weekend rides … I commute to work daily on it (24km round trip), use it for weekend rides of up to 100km with a cycling club and it's performed brilliantly. .....Going to upgrade the wheels soon as I'm getting more serious about cycling.



erm, you sounded pretty serious already. congrats on the cycling though, do enjoy it too.
guys sorry for such an amateur q, but is it suitable for my height 5feet6 ?
I have this bike and its awesome - but want to get it for someone else does anyone know if it is suitable for a Women?

Edited by: "mtowns" 21st May 2016

Does anyone know if it is suitable for Womens?




womens what?

guys sorry for such an amateur q, but is it suitable for my height 5feet6 … guys sorry for such an amateur q, but is it suitable for my height 5feet6 ?


I have this bike and I am 5feet7. I have the 54cm and its perfect fit.

guys sorry for such an amateur q, but is it suitable for my height 5feet6 … guys sorry for such an amateur q, but is it suitable for my height 5feet6 ?



51/54. 54 has standard wheel size.
Edited by: "rev6" 21st May 2016
I'd be surprised if anyone can get a 54 or a 57, I got one of the last ones about 3 years ago in a 57! And that was supposedly from some extra stock they managed to "find" !

guys sorry for such an amateur q, but is it suitable for my height 5feet6 … guys sorry for such an amateur q, but is it suitable for my height 5feet6 ?


Might be worth getting 51cm delivered to store and try it for this money.

54cm is probably right but there is always a bit of leeway. Maybe the jump to 51cm with 650 wheels is a bit much but worth a go I think.

I have this bike and its awesome - but want to get it for someone else … I have this bike and its awesome - but want to get it for someone else does anyone know if it is suitable for a Women?


More information - for a 5ft3inch Women. I think 51 should be fine.
We ordered it so will try it out in the store if it is the correct fit.

I have the white one - I got it 3 years in 54 frame size... that was the time when no red ones were available. The white one does not have carbon forks (the red one that is advertised does have carbon forks).

Might be worth getting 51cm delivered to store and try it for this … Might be worth getting 51cm delivered to store and try it for this money.54cm is probably right but there is always a bit of leeway. Maybe the jump to 51cm with 650 wheels is a bit much but worth a go I think.



Also not sure how the 51 frame size looks - but maybe also adding a larger stem could possible help fit to your size?
M0RPH

Looks decent, good for the kids



Morph from Coty? Lol

Might be worth getting 51cm delivered to store and try it for this … Might be worth getting 51cm delivered to store and try it for this money.54cm is probably right but there is always a bit of leeway. Maybe the jump to 51cm with 650 wheels is a bit much but worth a go I think.


alright i had to remeasure lol, and my height is 5ft51/2 inner leg 28inch....do you think 51 cm will fit me ?
as per the website 51 seems ok....also no 54 in stock so i haven't got a choice tbh
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