Triban 500 SE Reduced from £299 to £269 - Limited stock @ Decathlon
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Triban 500 SE Reduced from £299 to £269 - Limited stock @ Decathlon

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Found 22nd Nov
I know there may be more deals on Friday but this is an excellent price for a starter bike. Consistently reviewed as punching above its price point, this is great for commuters like me or those who want to try cycling. Much better bikes are available at much higher prices e.t.c.

Details below:



Frame
6061 T6 aluminium sloped tube with socket for integrated headset. Short geometry, 1.9 kg in size 57, solid frame.
Available in 5 sizes for users from 1.65 m to 2 m tall.






Fork / suspension
B'Twin Sport carbon fork with aluminium pivot (550 g).






Drivetrain
Highly

precise 8-speed Microshift shifters with a very sturdy design.

Ergonomic and very comfortable, these shifters are pleasant for any size

hands to use. Very precise front and rear Microshift derailleur

ensuring amazingly-smooth chain crossovers.
Cassette: 12 x 25.






Crankset / cassette
Shimano Claris Octalink 50/39/30 triple chainring, crankset is perfectly adapted for all types of flat and inclined terrain.

Shimano Octalink bottom bracket has been selected due to it's added

stiffness and durability compared with a standard square tapered BB.

Two crank sizes: 170 mm and 175 mm, depending on the size of the frame.






Brakes
B'Twin

double pivot with pads mounted on brake shoes to make it easy to

replace when worn down without changing the position of the brakes.






Handlebars / stem / steering
B'Twin

oversize, compact handlebar stem, with component sizes that are

proportional to the size of the frame (stem length: 80 mm to 130 mm on a

size 63 bike).






Wheels
B'Twin aluminium double-wall rim with eyelets, 32 stainless steel spokes, front and rear quick-release hubs.






Tyres
Hutchinson Equinox (Section 23): an excellent tyre for training sessions at a fast pace.
Weight: 290 g. Equipped with steel beads.
Bi-material rubber: the tread is harder than the sidewalls; mounted on a 66 TPI carcass.






Saddle / seat post
B'Twin

aluminium seat post with a BTR screw adjustment (29.8 mm diameter).

Ergonomic B'Twin saddle that is comfortable even on long rides.






Pedals
Platform pedals with toe clips.






Weight
10.6 kg in size 57 with the pedals.


16 Comments

I had this bike, kept falling apart 4 rear wheels 2 chain sets amongst other issues. So after complaining to decathlon they up graded me to the 520 tbh not that much better again upgraded to the 540 at a reduced cost to me. Now this one seams ok had it 7 months only had to change the chain twice (stretched) 4000 miles old and everything else fine the only thing is the 540 is a £700 bike so after the long winded rant you get what you pay for.
Edited by: "darren.hardie" 24th Nov

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darren.hardie25 m ago

I had this bike, kept falling apart 4 rear wheels 2 chain sets amongst …I had this bike, kept falling apart 4 rear wheels 2 chain sets amongst other issues. So after complaining to decathlon they up graded me to the 510 tbh not that much better again upgraded to the 520 at a reduced cost to me. Now this one seams ok had it 7 months only had to change the chain twice (stretched) 4000 miles old and everything else fine the only thing is the 520 is a £700 bike so after the long winded rant you get what you pay for.



You said you loved it in 2015! I am not expecting miracles but as I was one of the people that got the £65 Vertigo (still riding it 4 odd days a week) on here a few years ago, i think i will still see an improvement.

darren.hardie42 m ago

I had this bike, kept falling apart 4 rear wheels 2 chain sets amongst …I had this bike, kept falling apart 4 rear wheels 2 chain sets amongst other issues. So after complaining to decathlon they up graded me to the 510 tbh not that much better again upgraded to the 520 at a reduced cost to me. Now this one seams ok had it 7 months only had to change the chain twice (stretched) 4000 miles old and everything else fine the only thing is the 520 is a £700 bike so after the long winded rant you get what you pay for.


Your chain was stretched at 4000, components wear and tear, Jesus cut some slack

I do part road part cycle tracks and part canals so would this be ok on a canal or would I be better off with a hybrid , cheers

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Scooby252012 m ago

I do part road part cycle tracks and part canals so would this be ok on a …I do part road part cycle tracks and part canals so would this be ok on a canal or would I be better off with a hybrid , cheers


Ive taken my road bike along the canal path out if Leeds city centre once...

Never again.

McNabFish20 m ago

Ive taken my road bike along the canal path out if Leeds city centre …Ive taken my road bike along the canal path out if Leeds city centre once...Never again.


Either a hybrid or cyclocross, either way you want much thickets tyres than this can accommodate imo

darren.hardie2 h, 54 m ago

I had this bike, kept falling apart 4 rear wheels 2 chain sets amongst …I had this bike, kept falling apart 4 rear wheels 2 chain sets amongst other issues. So after complaining to decathlon they up graded me to the 510 tbh not that much better again upgraded to the 520 at a reduced cost to me. Now this one seams ok had it 7 months only had to change the chain twice (stretched) 4000 miles old and everything else fine the only thing is the 520 is a £700 bike so after the long winded rant you get what you pay for.

Just wondering whether you cleaned and lubed your chain and drivetrain in this time? Oil+mud+water+dust= premature chain wear along with your cassette and chainrings

bpletts11 h, 34 m ago

Just wondering whether you cleaned and lubed your chain and drivetrain in …Just wondering whether you cleaned and lubed your chain and drivetrain in this time? Oil+mud+water+dust= premature chain wear along with your cassette and chainrings



No i never cleaned it couldn't be asred what do you think ?????

windta1ker13 h, 49 m ago

Your chain was stretched at 4000, components wear and tear, Jesus cut some …Your chain was stretched at 4000, components wear and tear, Jesus cut some slack



i said the new bike has done 4000 miles and only had to change the chain twice, try reading it first

iamdes14 h, 10 m ago

You said you loved it in 2015! I am not expecting miracles but as I was …You said you loved it in 2015! I am not expecting miracles but as I was one of the people that got the £65 Vertigo (still riding it 4 odd days a week) on here a few years ago, i think i will still see an improvement.



At first I did then it kept falling apart cheap components, the new bike has shimano 105 far better and mavic wheels

For what its worth I have this bike and like it a lot. I purchased upon reading the road.cc review.

Nothing fancy here (besides the carbon fork) but it is more than enough for the 99% of us. The rest should buy a cervelo p5x.

darren.hardie1 h, 24 m ago

i said the new bike has done 4000 miles and only had to change the chain …i said the new bike has done 4000 miles and only had to change the chain twice, try reading it first


I did, it reads as though you changed it at 4000, maybe try a few commas to split up your sentence

windta1ker28 m ago

I did, it reads as though you changed it at 4000, maybe try a few commas …I did, it reads as though you changed it at 4000, maybe try a few commas to split up your sentence



no

Still happily running my £299 Triban 3 after several years including quite a few sportives, just change the tyres for something with decent puncture protection, get a bottle & cage and you're ready to go!

As good a bike as 99.99% need . The 0.01% who actually seriously compete in events however all have hotukdeals account s and will call this a "starter" bike, whatever that means
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