Decathlon bikes-thoughts anyone?

Discussion in 'Shopping, Services, Offers and Reviews' started by night cycler, 4 Feb 2018.

  1. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

    Location:
    West Wickham
    I got a Triban 500 SE a few years back. At the time, the best £350 I'd ever spent.

    Still riding it and still enjoying it, though it now wears a Charge Spoon saddle, Shimano R501's (replacing the original wheels as the rear rim split), Vittoria Rubino Pros replacing the Hutchinson Equinox II's (nothing wrong with them, they just wore out), and an 11-28 cassette instead of the original 12-25.

    Having said all that, I bought a Cube Peleton from Chain Reaction Cycles the year after for £389, and I love that just as much.
     
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    That’s the 560 CF up at Newlands Corner

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    At the top of Leith Hill.

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    Up at Ranmore Common ( via White down Lane:eek:)

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    And up at the top of Box Hill, last weekend.
    So it’s a good climbing bike as well:okay:
     
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    And that’s the Triban 520 at Richmond Park during the 2015 Ride London 100. So they are good Sportive bikes as well:okay:
     
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  4. CharlieB

    CharlieB Junior Walker and the Allstars

    Location:
    Redkiteland
    I'm just looking at a 500 as an option for a mini tour coming up in September. At the moment none of the 4 bikes I have are suitable.
    I was going to trawl eBay for a s/h frame and build something, but the practicalities of personally inspecting each possibility could take months. So this may be the simpler option, as I also have some spare upgrade components I can use.
    Opinions, anyone? Tour is fairly rolling, and averaging 80-100miles/day over seven days.
     
  5. The 540 is well worth the extra coin.
     
  6. nickAKA

    nickAKA Senior Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    They're doing a major rebranding at the end of the year so I'm thinking of holding out on a purchase of an 'upgrade' to see what happens with their existing model lines as the new models are introduced. Hoping there will be a few bargains to be had at the end of summer on the higher-end tribans...
     
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    There's a £240 Ridley in the classifieds
     
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  8. mgs315

    mgs315 Senior Member

    Ooh. I’ve only just bought a Giant TCR otherwise I’d give that 920 a good look at.

    Having said that I’ve spent this week away for work and stuck the trusty Triban 500 away in the back of the van and I must admit I’m still impressed by it. It’s a tad on the heavy side (offset with the triple chain set) to what I’m used to but it’s still a damn good bike for £250. Not to mention because it’s cheap I don’t mind ragging it on cobbles and gravel which although it only fits 25s is so much fun I think I need to get a CX bike. The fact it’s a triple makes me realise just how versatile that 39 middle ring is too. As long as it stays below about 7-8% I don’t touch the left lever..
     
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  9. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Don't forget most B'twins have a lifetime frame warranty.
     
  10. Lifetime guarantee on non suspension forks, and 2 years on other parts as well.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    night cycler

    night cycler Veteran

    I'm pleased I decided on the Triban 540 from De cathlon-nice bike.
     
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  12. nickAKA

    nickAKA Senior Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    12 months on my 560CF continues to impress; I upgraded the wheels to fulcrum racing 3 and it was like a new bike. Various other upgrades probably took the best part of a kg off the weight... well worth doing.
     
  13. Unfortunately, some scumbag stole my 560 CF, but I agree, that bike was pretty astonishing, given the price.
     
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  14. nickAKA

    nickAKA Senior Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    they took £100 of the last few earlier this year, I was sorely tempted to buy a 'spare'...

    Sorry to hear about your loss, some right w*nkers out there. If I'm not sat on mine it's locked in the house.
     
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