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Decathlon B'TWIN Hoptown 320 Folding Bike

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by Julia9054, 7 Jan 2017.

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  1. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Über Member

    Location:
    Knaresborough
    Thinking of buying a cheap folder for occasional trips around York. Looks good value for £179. Anyone got one? What are they like?
     
  2. SpuddyJones

    SpuddyJones New Member

    I've been looking at these too so will be interested to see if anyone has owned one.

    Edit: Just seen this https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/decathlon-or-other-cheaper-folders.117328/
     
  3. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Über Member

    Location:
    Knaresborough
    Thanks @SpuddyJones . Have just read through the thread and it seems to get good reviews. I am potentially looking at a lot of hospital appointments and thought that using park and ride and cycling the 2.5 miles to the hospital might be a good option for keeping me sane!
     
  4. Racing roadkill

    Racing roadkill Veteran

    The hinges are a bit flexible, cornering can be 'interesting' but if you want a budget folder, they are pretty good.
     
  5. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    I'm looking at buying a folder but my budget is around £500 so I haven't considered a BTWIN. I note though tha the cost is £180 - during my search I've seen many bikes from Dahon and Tern at just over £300 on Jan sale right now - I'm thinking that could be £120 extra well spent?
     
  6. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    There's a guy who uses the same bus route as me with a BTWIN who I see if I catch a slightly earlier bus than usual. We get off at the same stop so I get to see him unfold it... If I wait a while... It's very clumsy when folded cos nothing locks it shut. His POV is that if it lasts him 2 years he'll have saved up enough for a decent S/H Brompton...