It looks like they've listened to criticism about easy mudguard fitting, added rack mounts and allowed for wider wheels. I don't know whether they've addressed the other major bug bear of poor quality wheels or whether it's still a you pays yer money affair for what has been a very good value bike. £600 for the 540 looks pretty close to the price of their carbon fibre frames. Different beast though.This looks like a good range of affordable bikes from Btwin.
As it's a French company, and French has a longer /i/ than the English /i/ as in twin but shorter then /ee/, it's closer to between, only in between. B is pronounced like bay. Or something like that....Yeah, but ... the elephant in the room is, of course:
How do you pronounce B'TWIN? Bee Twin? Butt Win? Bert Wean?
Thank goodness B'TWIN bikes don't come with SRAM groupsets.
Daft indeed. I bought a B'Twin carbon bike with full campagnolo for about £300 cheaper than any other comparable bike. You do know that all the frames, wheels, groupsets etc for practically all the mainstream bikes come from the same Taiwanese factories don't you?
They have been making bikes for a fair while now - or at least selling them. The Triban drop handlebar iterations were B'TWIN Sport before. I'd call them a bike brand.