Rafal 740 MTB - Black/Orange/White

8314897

B'TWIN

Made for

Frequent training and XC racing
Aluminium XC designed for racing. High-end, reliable and extremely efficient equipment: SRAM X9 / X7 drive train, Mavic Cross Ride wheel.

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Advantage
EfficiencyMavic Cross Ride wheel, New 160 mm AVID DB3 brakes
LightweightNew (6061) aluminium frame. Frame geometry inspired by the 8 XC Carbon. 1.45 kg.
PrecisionSRAM X9 (rear) and SRAM X7 direct mount drive train for greater precision.
Lifetime warrantyB’TWIN guarantees the frame, stem, and handlebars for life.
Warrantylifetime warranty for the frame, stem and handlebars on this bike. Details on btwin.com.
Technical Information

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Frame
New (6061 double butted) aluminium racing frame - 1450 g in size S (previous 8.2 frame weighed 1850 g). New geometry inspired by the XC carbon competition frame New standards: - Conical steering socket, - Height Direct mount on the front derailleur, - Post mount for rear brake callipers, - PressFit 92 bottom bracket As with the XC carbon frame, this bike has a very comfortable geometry that is devilishly efficient!
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Suspension
New 100 mm Marvel PRO fork Handlebar lockout 11/8" to 1.5" aluminium tapered steerer tube ISO AIR system 9 mm axle Weight: 1589 g
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Drive train
SRAM drive train: X9 for front derailleur, new X7 direct mount for front derailleur, SRAM crankset. SRAM X7 PUSH PULL type shifters
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Crankset / Cassette
Specially designed for frequent/intense XC riding: 11 X 36 (10 speed) cassette 44 X 33 X 22 crankset
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Brakes
New generation Avid DB3 (front and rear) Weight: 305 g (without disc) Aluminium lever Calliper design: double piston, forged in 2 pieces, DOT 5.1 Liquid Aluminium
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Handlebars / Stem / Steering
New Rockrider XC oversize flat handlebars for extra stability (660 mm in sizes S and M, 680 mm in size L and XL) New Rockrider XC stem, Built-in headset with sealed bearings. Oversize stem and handlebars for extra rigidity. New foam grips with "Lock-on" attachment system
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Wheels
New Mavic Cross Ride wheels Reinforced rims: H2 compression Hub quality: FTS-X freewheel, QRM bearings Straight durable profiled spokes Weight (pair of wheels): 1900 g front wheel: 880 g 9 mm axle
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Tyres
Hutchinson Python Wheels Front and Rear 26 x 2.00 tube type (with inner tube)
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Saddle / seat post
New aluminium Rockrider Competition seat post (31.6 mm). Prologo X10 saddle
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Pedals
Wellgo clipless pedals
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Weight
11 kg 500 in size M, without pedals
characteristic
SizesS, M, L, XL

ColoursBlack, White, Orange.

SuspensionFront

Weight11 kg 500
Information / Concept / Technology
Stockage tips
Store your bike in a dry, cool place. Be sure to protect your bike if you ride or store it in a salty environment.

Maintenance tips
Do not wash your bike with a high-pressure water jet. Thoroughly degrease and grease your drive train using a suitable product. We recommend using the BTWIN ALL IN ONE (available in stores in the cycling care and spare parts aisle).

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Very good bike.
Light weight
Rafal 740
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I ordered the bike online and it got delivered after few day.Due to i was shipped overseas and the box was too big i called the store and asked if thye can help. First i met with Kamil and he gone out his way, he cut a box to make it smaller for me, took the front wheel out and made it half the size. Than i received an email from David Kecskes, he manage to dig up even a smaller box, he continued to dismantle the bike and fit it into a smaller box still. I am way happy about this service, they are eager to help, friendly,cracking up jokes and make you feel right at home, i wish every one can be even half as good as this guys. Thanks a lot decathlon, I am trully impressed
helpfull,knowledgeable stuff, competitve price
Fantastic Bike
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Fantastic value looked at many other hard tail bikes and this was a no brainer . Went to buy one and came out with two , if their were more in stock i would have bought 4 . They are that good .
Front Shocks , Gear Mech , Brakes
None
Simply beautifull!
Photos do not do this bike justice!

Very light with quality components... Just check that the forks have been out on the right way around!

Ver very happy with this purchase; stunning and stands up well against more expensive rivals.
Light and responsive
Used for 3 to 6 months
Great value for money. Decent components at this price, the fork was £470 on it's own for example (on chain reaction).
I only have one bike so I put slicks & TT bars on this for road training & commuting. It's quick and responsive, the TT bars obviously give you a good aero position (and a sore neck!).
The bike looks tremendous. Nice colour scheme and graphics. As my mate said, it doesn't look like a Decathlon bike!
One problem for me being a lanky 6 foot 4 plus, is that the bike is probably an inch or so too small. I am considering getting an offset seat post with slightly more length as a result.
I have not used the bike off-road a huge amount but it climbs like a beast and is responsive on the trails.
The frame and forks are light. I will upgrade to lighter wheels, brakes & drivetrain in the future as the fundamentals are good.
Value for money, good features
XL on the small side for me (I'm over 6 foot 4)
Great value for money
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
At £650 quid its a steal, handles trails brilliantly, comfortable, good components, lightweight - up there with bikes @ around £1000. The few staff that were in the shop were great, but the management is poor and was a right pain getting the bike to work scheme authorized spent about an hour in shop collecting it thought i was going to go home without the bike. Worth the wait though.
Forks, wheels, frame, the whole package
Customer service
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