triban 300 road bike £250 @ Decathlon
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triban 300 road bike £250 @ Decathlon

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Found 17th Apr 2015
Just spotted this great triban 300 road bike in the sales yesterday. It used to be £280. It won a review in cycling plus this month. Bargain. It's a b'Twin bike from decathlon. They seem to come in a wide range of sizes which is good.

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This bike is great value even at full price.

great bike but never have my size, being 6ft6 aint easy!

Nice find - this will be popular

what size is that in the pic? Looks small.

lovely bike, great price

£30 cheaper... damn

Does this come with free delivery?

The new £500 doesn't have carbon forks either so its hard to see why its an extra £70.

I'm 5'10, would you say 54cm or 57cm frame?

dean_brfc

I'm 5'10, would you say 54cm or 57cm frame?



Difficult - I ride a 58cm at 6'3", but I have short legs.. 57cm would seem to be about right for you?

M3NDEREZ

Difficult - I ride a 58cm at 6'3", but I have short legs.. 57cm would … Difficult - I ride a 58cm at 6'3", but I have short legs.. 57cm would seem to be about right for you?



Thanks. I was thinking the same. 32" leg if that helps!

Good deal. Shame that Decathlon don't do cx bikes, as I'm sure would be a good seller

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dean_brfc

I'm 5'10, would you say 54cm or 57cm frame?



54 every time! If you're ever on the edge of two sizes go smaller as reach is more important as the seat can always go up and down but top tube can't be adjusted

Do we need to assemble this ?

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. If you want a carbon fork you have to pay £330 for the 500SE, don't appear to be any other differences.
Edited by: "winchman" 17th Apr 2015

dean_brfc

I'm 5'10, would you say 54cm or 57cm frame?



I use 54 and I'm 5'8 so I'd say 57.

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Great bike, makes you wonder what is wrong with some people that spend more than this on a bike.

dean_brfc

I'm 5'10, would you say 54cm or 57cm frame?



I have a 57cm and im only 5ft8!

Musician

Great bike, makes you wonder what is wrong with some people that spend … Great bike, makes you wonder what is wrong with some people that spend more than this on a bike.



Maybe it is just they can provide ammunition to improve a trolls desperately sad life?

I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily basis now that the weather is getting warmer. It's a 10 mile return journey - you think this bike would be fit for purpose?

themachman

I have a 57cm and im only 5ft8!



And i have a 54 cm and I'm 5'10"! (with short legs)
Edited by: "rairhorns" 17th Apr 2015

dean_brfc

I'm 5'10, would you say 54cm or 57cm frame?



As you can see from the replies it is hard to say!

my advice would be to get to a store and try both, it is the only real way to tell. If, after testing, you are still in 2 minds then I'd suggest going for the 54, it is easier to make a small bike bigger than a big bike smaller. Seats can go up and you can swap for a longer stem for very little money.

tricky_tree1982

I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily … I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily basis now that the weather is getting warmer. It's a 10 mile return journey - you think this bike would be fit for purpose?



I got the 500 SE for £330, love it. Its my first ever road bike and if you the carbon forks take out some of the impact through your arms, without carbon forks I dread to think of the abuse the arms and elbows would take.

tricky_tree1982

I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily … I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily basis now that the weather is getting warmer. It's a 10 mile return journey - you think this bike would be fit for purpose?


Yes you could use this for commuting, but you'd be better on a hybrid style with straight higher handlebars giving a slightly more upright posture.
winstanleysbikes.co.uk/pro…ike
Edited by: "winchman" 17th Apr 2015

kumcy

Do we need to assemble this ?



If you order online for home delivery you will need to put on handlebar and pedals. Pretty simple and there are videos on ther Decathlon website. However, if you aren't confident or don't fancy that you can order from a store for collection and arrange for them to set it up free of charge (make sure you ride it around the car park and are happy with it) ...and in both cases you get a free first service in the first six months.

Edited by: "wantsomepls" 17th Apr 2015

tricky_tree1982

I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily … I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily basis now that the weather is getting warmer. It's a 10 mile return journey - you think this bike would be fit for purpose?



Commuting? Not the best really. Look for something with more space for things like a rack, mudguards, etc.

This bike is really designed for a Sunday morning belt round the lanes, it's not a commuter bike.

tricky_tree1982

I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily … I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily basis now that the weather is getting warmer. It's a 10 mile return journey - you think this bike would be fit for purpose?



Yes, the bike will be more than up to it, *but* I find a hybrid bike with flat bars and slightly fatter tyres is easier to ride through traffic and imperfect roads.

decathlon.co.uk/fit…tml perhaps

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Milkfloat

Maybe it is just they can provide ammunition to improve a trolls … Maybe it is just they can provide ammunition to improve a trolls desperately sad life?



Did it improve yours then ?

Musician

Did it improve yours then ?



Well I can get up hills a lot faster and I am more comfortable over longer distances - so spending more has improved my riding. Maybe being happier on the bike makes me less likely to troll. - Nothing wrong with this deal though.

If anyone knows of any Hybrid bikes in really good deals at the moment then please post a link

rairhorns

And i have a 54 cm and I'm 5'10"! (with short legs)


I do prefer a bigger frame though

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Milkfloat

Well I can get up hills a lot faster and I am more comfortable over … Well I can get up hills a lot faster and I am more comfortable over longer distances - so spending more has improved my riding. Maybe being happier on the bike makes me less likely to troll. - Nothing wrong with this deal though.



Did it impress everyone at the office ? I bet your carbon frame gets the ladies proper going right ?

riker71

Good deal. Shame that Decathlon don't do cx bikes, as I'm sure would be a … Good deal. Shame that Decathlon don't do cx bikes, as I'm sure would be a good seller



They did have one in the range, 105, cantis, good some good reviews, never seen one in the flesh!

A carbon disc road option would get my attention.

Musician

Did it improve yours then ?



Comeback of the century!!!

Just kidding.

chaplin

what size is that in the pic? Looks small.


are you looking on a phone? I did same... but opened it on the pc and it got a bit bigger.

I've got the carbon fork one and the feeling on the front is quite supple.

I've got a 54 frame and I'm 5ft 11 - just more comfortable to ride on a smaller frame - best option is to try out the sizes if poss and see which one you feel more comfortable on.

tricky_tree1982

I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily … I'm not into biking but considering this to commute to work on a daily basis now that the weather is getting warmer. It's a 10 mile return journey - you think this bike would be fit for purpose?



A hybrid may be more suited, especially as you haven't done much cycling. Although these should be fine for commuting, I used to commute on my original triban 3. Do you have somewhere safe to park it? I'd never park a half decent bike in a public place for long, and if you are going to leave it at a station I wouldnt recommend anything nice.
Also, if you are going to commute regularly it will get very dirty, so would recommend mudguards. I'm not sure what the clearance is on this but on my triban 3 the only mudguards that fitted (other than race blades which don't offer much protection to the crank and chainwheel area) were the crudracers mkII, and they aren't exactly sturdy!

furbix

I've got the carbon fork one and the feeling on the front is quite supple.


Its £80 more for 500SE with carbon fork, definitely a good addition, but i guess some people will only want to spend £250.

thanks for feedback regarding suitability for commuting. we all wish to get a fast bike with no effort but reality for me is having to jump over speed bumps pot holes and on and off pavement to get past the trucks on a regular inner city commute
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