Triban 500 SE Road Bike reduced from £299 to £249 @ Decathlon (Limited Stock)
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Triban 500 SE Road Bike reduced from £299 to £249 @ Decathlon (Limited Stock)

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Found 5th Jan
Reduced a further £20 from £269 (posted a couple months ago).

Still a few sizes available.

Really highly rated starter commuter road bike - Road CC once voted it as Budget Road Bike and Commuter Bike Of The Year. See reviews:

road.cc/con…ike
cyclingweekly.com/rev…0se
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CampGareth1 m ago

Will this hold a heavy rider? 113kg


yes 113%
Nothing comes lose to this for the price, you are wasting your time if you look elsewhere. if you are spending 250 quid, spend it here
Scooby25202 h, 42 m ago

Really interested in this so does it come delivered built ? Thanks


You'll need to adjust and tighten the handlebars, attach the pedals, and possibly the front wheel. Though you should be checking both wheels anyway.

All simple stuff. Still check YouTube though if you've never done any of it, as simple things like greasing threads and tightening stem bolts evenly and in a cross pattern are things you may not be aware of.

GCN's YouTube channel has everything you could ever need.
muffboy8 h, 27 m ago

they don't cater for dwarfs mate


they don't cater for trolls either..
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Looks beautiful. Barely 10 KG too. Wonderful price.
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Still looking for a fully kitted electric bike. My Carerra CrossCity foldable from Halfords is just about to be fully amortised against public transportation costs!
No 57 😓
Edited by: "Lukkii" 6th Jan
Lukkii9 m ago

No 57" 😓


they don't cater for dwarfs mate
muffboy13 m ago

they don't cater for dwarfs mate


Giants more like
Bargain,thanks OP,ordered a 63”,had a £5 voucher to use up .
Will this hold a heavy rider? 113kg
CampGareth1 m ago

Will this hold a heavy rider? 113kg


yes 113%
Nothing comes lose to this for the price, you are wasting your time if you look elsewhere. if you are spending 250 quid, spend it here
Really interested in this so does it come delivered built ? Thanks
muffboy3 h, 29 m ago

they don't cater for dwarfs mate


I'm 5ft 11 and ride a 57". Depends on the bike, the rider, the set up, and the riding style obviously, but most people are very poorly advised about frame sizes on shop floors.
Edited by: "Dekard97" 6th Jan
Scooby25202 h, 42 m ago

Really interested in this so does it come delivered built ? Thanks


You'll need to adjust and tighten the handlebars, attach the pedals, and possibly the front wheel. Though you should be checking both wheels anyway.

All simple stuff. Still check YouTube though if you've never done any of it, as simple things like greasing threads and tightening stem bolts evenly and in a cross pattern are things you may not be aware of.

GCN's YouTube channel has everything you could ever need.
muffboy8 h, 27 m ago

they don't cater for dwarfs mate


they don't cater for trolls either..
xtreemneo10 h, 26 m ago

Looks beautiful. Barely 10 KG too. Wonderful price..Still looking for a …Looks beautiful. Barely 10 KG too. Wonderful price..Still looking for a fully kitted electric bike. My Carerra CrossCity foldable from Halfords is just about to be fully amortised against public transportation costs!


Kudos for using Amortised on HUKD - works in the City methinks.....

Might be a timely in the New Year to remind everyone that if they can convince their employer to be part of a cycle to work scheme then you can save the tax on the bike and accessories by paying for it through your salary. Just google cycle to work or ask your employer if they participate in a scheme. There are a number of facilitating schemes - I have no experience if any are better or worse.
muffboy9 h, 48 m ago

they don't cater for dwarfs mate


If you knew anything, then 57" frame would be for a giant!
Dekard976 h, 50 m ago

I'm 5ft 11 and ride a 57". Depends on the bike, the rider, the set up, and …I'm 5ft 11 and ride a 57". Depends on the bike, the rider, the set up, and the riding style obviously, but most people are very poorly advised about frame sizes on shop floors.


Is it a 57cm frame? 57 inches would require 2.5m long arms to reach the handlebars. I think the 57" giant more like comment was alluding to this incorrect unit of measurement
CampGareth9 h, 8 m ago

Will this hold a heavy rider? 113kg


Not sure. Frame will probably need some sort of reinforcement. I've heard of tyre blow outs at over 100kg. Best carry the kit to swap out and use one of the spares round your waist.
Great bike for the money.
Would it be feasible to convert this to a flat bar bike or would the geometry (and cost) rule that out?
stinkingnugget48 m ago

Not sure. Frame will probably need some sort of reinforcement. I've heard …Not sure. Frame will probably need some sort of reinforcement. I've heard of tyre blow outs at over 100kg. Best carry the kit to swap out and use one of the spares round your waist.


Ahahahaha quality
bo0td6 h, 33 m ago

You'll need to adjust and tighten the handlebars, attach the pedals, and …You'll need to adjust and tighten the handlebars, attach the pedals, and possibly the front wheel. Though you should be checking both wheels anyway.All simple stuff. Still check YouTube though if you've never done any of it, as simple things like greasing threads and tightening stem bolts evenly and in a cross pattern are things you may not be aware of.GCN's YouTube channel has everything you could ever need.


Had a couple Decathlon bikes, but never had to attach the front wheel. The rest you said was on point with my experience.
Besford21 m ago

Would it be feasible to convert this to a flat bar bike or would the …Would it be feasible to convert this to a flat bar bike or would the geometry (and cost) rule that out?


Just look for their flat bar options? Coverting would require a flat bar (obviously), under bar road shifters (not common or cheap), and new brake levers, plus new cables and outers. Then you may not even have the right geometry, then would want to convert back. They do have range of flat barred bikes. I have tried it on a road/CX frame and didn't like it.
bo0td6 h, 40 m ago

You'll need to adjust and tighten the handlebars, attach the pedals, and …You'll need to adjust and tighten the handlebars, attach the pedals, and possibly the front wheel. Though you should be checking both wheels anyway.All simple stuff. Still check YouTube though if you've never done any of it, as simple things like greasing threads and tightening stem bolts evenly and in a cross pattern are things you may not be aware of.GCN's YouTube channel has everything you could ever need.


Ok thanks
I am about 5 11, what would be any ones view on buying the 60 frame option?
jamgin3 h, 30 m ago

they don't cater for trolls either..


Life is hard when you're a dwarf troll it seems
I’m just 6ft so will the 60 be ok or just a little to big thbajs
rovers2820 m ago

I am about 5 11, what would be any ones view on buying the 60 frame option?



Scooby25205 m ago

I’m just 6ft so will the 60 be ok or just a little to big thbajs


Why not just look on the site? The link is right there at the top of the post:click "find your size" above the size selector. Better than getting some troll or muppet 'advising' you on HUKD!


decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml
Edited by: "Besford" 6th Jan
I use mine couple of times a week, and tour self sufficiently for 3 weeks every year on this bike. I find it comfortable enough to ride 100 miles a day.

I've only ever broken a few spokes (too much weight on the rear wheels). I also snapped the nut that panniers secure into on the frame after two years of use - I was given a completely new bike under warranty.

It does everything I could ever need for a road bike.
Besford24 m ago

Why not just look on the site? The link is right there at the top of the …Why not just look on the site? The link is right there at the top of the post:click "find your size" above the size selector. Better than getting some troll or muppet 'advising' you on HUKD!https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-500-se-road-bike-id_8306187.html#


Yes thanks I checked that but I’m borderline cause my inside leg is 33.5 and it says from 34 for the 60 so just wanted a real life answer as in anyone who has come across the sizes being slightly out in the same way superdry sizes are always out .
Scooby252017 m ago

Yes thanks I checked that but I’m borderline cause my inside leg is 33.5 a …Yes thanks I checked that but I’m borderline cause my inside leg is 33.5 and it says from 34 for the 60 so just wanted a real life answer as in anyone who has come across the sizes being slightly out in the same way superdry sizes are always out .


Bike sizing is not a precise science (and humans all differ). Unfortunately the real answer is to go into one of the stores and try it, though that's still not the same as using it for a while.

Personally I'd always go down in size: you can easily raise the saddle and bars a little but riding a bike which is too big is not comfortable. I'm talking hybrids though and don't have any experience of drop bar bikes (other than knowing I don't want one!).
Great price. Best bike around for this money.
Besford43 m ago

Bike sizing is not a precise science (and humans all differ). …Bike sizing is not a precise science (and humans all differ). Unfortunately the real answer is to go into one of the stores and try it, though that's still not the same as using it for a while.Personally I'd always go down in size: you can easily raise the saddle and bars a little but riding a bike which is too big is not comfortable. I'm talking hybrids though and don't have any experience of drop bar bikes (other than knowing I don't want one!).


The size down is out of stock so I may go to local Halfords and try a 60 then il know more , also if I got someone to build the bike from the box how much would it be as I would much prefer that
Scooby25209 m ago

The size down is out of stock so I may go to local Halfords and try a 60 …The size down is out of stock so I may go to local Halfords and try a 60 then il know more , also if I got someone to build the bike from the box how much would it be as I would much prefer that


I found that b twin come up short when sizing. I am 6ft(1.8m) and ride the XL (63cm) frame size, yet I am much smaller with the main brands, about a 58cm.
Scooby252048 m ago

... also if I got someone to build the bike from the box how much would …... also if I got someone to build the bike from the box how much would it be as I would much prefer that


Decathlon will build it free in store. Not sure that too many bike shops would want to build a competitor's bike?
Besford7 m ago

Decathlon will build it free in store. Not sure that too many bike shops …Decathlon will build it free in store. Not sure that too many bike shops would want to build a competitor's bike?


For 50 miles + it’s too far for me for the closest atireso probably best for me to purchase from Halfords as that’s very near
Edited by: "Scooby2520" 6th Jan
johnf00747 m ago

I found that b twin come up short when sizing. I am 6ft(1.8m) and ride the …I found that b twin come up short when sizing. I am 6ft(1.8m) and ride the XL (63cm) frame size, yet I am much smaller with the main brands, about a 58cm.


Ok cheers for that best thing for me is to go instore and try the sizes out
Scooby252010 m ago

For 50 miles + it’s too far for me for the closest atireso probably best f …For 50 miles + it’s too far for me for the closest atireso probably best for me to purchase from Halfords as that’s very near


But this is a terrific deal and you won't get this bike or price from Halfords. Are you sure you can't build it - it's not a big job and you'll need to maintain it anyway.

Probably cheaper to travel to the Decathlon store than to pay someone to build it if you can find someone. Other posts suggest it's probably your size anyway.

Anything to keep you out of the clutches of a potentially horrible Halfords experience!
Anything that gets a 4.5 on Road.cc is a good geniune bike. EXtremely good value for money this.
CampGareth14 h, 12 m ago

Will this hold a heavy rider? 113kg


Unfortunately no going by the weight limits in their manual;

btwin.com/not…pdf

It's 100kg minus the weight of the bike, luggage, accessories etc so probably around 75-85kg weight limit for riders. Still a great bike and a bargain at this price but if you are over the weight limit you have automatically voided the warranty on the frame plus of course the risk the frame will collapse/break while riding. There has been quite a few recalls for btwin frames.

Typically for brands that go to the full recommended rating of the certification it is slightly less for fast performance bikes than other bikes. About 125kg is the maximum for some brands but up to 136kg/300lbs for other types like mountain bikes, hybrids and leisure bikes. Btwin are focused more on light riders and high value fast bikes but for someone of your weight you ideally need a stronger and slightly heavier bike. I would recommend a cyclocross bike to increase strength even further.

Always be wary of advice on the internet. I've provided the link above to btwin's own manual and this is where you should be looking from the manufacturer themselves. Many people are clueless and can give out very dangerous advice to others and there will be no consequence to them of doing so. You can see the wrong advice was given and supported by likes. It would be likely the frame would at first seem fine but within a short time maybe a year or a little bit more the frame would risk breaking. This is hardly the fault of btwin when they have clearly stated the weight limits in their manual.

Your weight hardly limits your choice most bikes will be capable of taking your weight btwin is a rare exception. Of the top of my head Giant, Carrera, Voodoo, Trek, Specialized etc all go up to 125kg for rider weight I think for road bikes. Giant frames are exceptionally good with a lifetime warranty too. If you want a bike at a similar price point to this model then Carrera and Voodoo models at halfords might have some similar price models. I personally think cyclocross would be better for you. It would be setup with thicker profile tyres, more resistant to punctures from heavier riders. The wheels will be strengthened for light off road use which makes them stronger for all road use and heavier riders. It's just a sensible option. Maybe when you have lost some weight then reward yourself with a btwin bike. They do some great value bikes with decent components that are hard to beat especially around the £500-1000 price mark.
Scooby252056 m ago

For 50 miles + it’s too far for me for the closest atireso probably best f …For 50 miles + it’s too far for me for the closest atireso probably best for me to purchase from Halfords as that’s very near


If it's available online, they will send you one to home prebuilt, only need to do some small steps but there is a manual.
saintagnes7 h, 43 m ago

Kudos for using Amortised on HUKD - works in the City methinks.....Might …Kudos for using Amortised on HUKD - works in the City methinks.....Might be a timely in the New Year to remind everyone that if they can convince their employer to be part of a cycle to work scheme then you can save the tax on the bike and accessories by paying for it through your salary. Just google cycle to work or ask your employer if they participate in a scheme. There are a number of facilitating schemes - I have no experience if any are better or worse.


Very good reminder!
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