Triban 500 FB Road Bike - Black/White/Orange

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B'TWIN

Made for

occasional road cycling, with an emphasis on comfort.
A comfortable and effective bike with an aluminium frame and 21 speeds. The straight handlebars provide a much more comfortable position than a classic road bike.

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Advantage
User comfortFlat handlebars and oversize stem provide added comfort and greater efficiency.
Efficiency6061 aluminium road bike frame for higher performance.
PrecisionStraight, steel fork for greater precision. SRAM 3.0 grip shifters.
Lifetime warrantyB'Twin offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and rigid fork.
Warrantylifetime warranty for:frame, stem, handlebar and rigid fork on this bike. Details on btwin.com
Technical Information

1
Frame
Aluminium 6061 T6 sloped tube (unisex geometry) with socket for integrated headset. Short frame geometry. Weight: 1900 g in size 57. Sturdy frame, available in 8 sizes for users from 1.60 m to 2 m.
2
Fork/suspension
New, straight, Hi-Ten steel fork offers added comfort and precision. Aheadset 1"1/8 head tube that provides great strength and rigidity to the steering assembly.
3
Drivetrain
Change speeds with SRAM 3.0 "push-pull" type shifters. SRAM 3.0 long-cage rear derailleur, Microshift R8 triple front derailleur.
4
Crankset / cassette
Shimano TZ21 7-speed 14 X 28 (14/15/16/18/23/25/28) freewheel. B'Twin 48/38/28 triple chainwheel crankset with 170 mm cranks.
5
Brakes
BTWIN SPORT dual-pivot calliper brakes for added power.TEKTRO aluminium brake levers.
6
Handlebar / stem / steering
B'Twin Sport flat oversize handlebars for greater rigidity during acceleration. S/M/L in 560 mm / XL in 600 mm. B'Twin Sport oversize stem. S: 80 mm / M, L: 100 mm / XL: 110 mm.
7
Wheels
B'TWIN Sport wheels, 32 spokes. Aero 32 hubs.
8
Tyres
Hutchinson Equinox 23 C/ Kenda tires.
9
Saddle / seat post
Selle Royal Sport PU saddle. B'TWIN Sport aluminium seat post. Diameter: 29.8 mm. Length: 350 mm.
10
Pedals
VP 383 pedals with toe clips.
11
Weight
11.4 kg in size M, without pedals.
12
Accessories / equipment
Comes with a front and rear-lighting kit and bell.
characteristic
SizesXS / S / M / L / XL

Weight11.4 kg
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Frame raw : 100.0% Aluminium 6061 Dry Top (for snorkel) : 100.0% Steel

Product test
We also recommend that beginners wear cycling shorts with a protective pad and/or a gel saddle cover to avoid soreness while cycling.

Stockage tips
Store your bike in a dry, cool place. If riding or storing your bike in a salty environment, be sure to wash your bike after each use.

Maintenance tips
Regularly maintain your fork (clean and grease dampers), especially in winter. Take your bike to your Decathlon store's After-Sales Service, which offers a free safety inspection on all new bikes purchased.

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Awesome just awesome
moughareid
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
good
Excellent bike - great value
Used for 7 to 12 months
Not one issue. Reliable on all conditions. I use it to commute every single day of the week (30km return) and on longer rides in the summer (approx 140km) and this bike never let me down.
Looking forward to celebrate my 4'000th mile with it next week!
Highly recommend this bike.
fantastic value for this price.
not the most comfortable saddle
Nothing but problems with the gears
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Had the bike just over 2 weeks and had to take it back twice due to gear problems and the chain coming off. The staff did all they could and we're very helpful but I had to return it in the end. I should have read the reviews before purchasing, it seems lik e this is a common problem.
The style and look of the bike
The gears!
Response of the brand
I'm sorry that you have so many issued with the gears.
I would agree that changing the drivetrain on this model would be a good idea. Some customers have had issues whilst others have not.
I will certainly forward your comments on to the product manager in charge of this bike.
I'm glad that our store team tried to resolve the shifting issues and that you were able to obtain a refund for this bike.
Regards,
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
Nice bike - Dangerous gears
Used for More than 1 year
I bought this bike in June 2015 to commute on (4 1/2 miles each way) - Used to do this on a fixed gear but due to a house move to the top of a huge hill I needed something with gears.

Ordered it online - Delivery was really fast, bike was well packed, looked really nice, seemed to be sturdy without being too heavy.
The lights that were included were a bit big but great if this is your first bike as its one less thing to buy. Also comes with a couple of tools to finish putting it together out of the box and toe-clips on the pedals.
Once I'd put it together and tweaked the brakes and gears I took it for a spin around the block - everything was fine apart from the saddle which was a little uncomfortable - easily replaceable though for not much outlay. So far so good.
Now my commute TO work is 90-95% downhill - unfortunately any bump in the road, change in gear...ANYTHING - knocks the chain off / gets it caught in between the cogs etc. So much so that I had to ride with my feet out of the toeclips as I really didn't feel safe cycling in traffic.
Once at work I adjusted the gear setup so it everything was perfectly aligned for the ride home - 90-95% of which is of course up hill.
Checked the gears again before setting off - everything fine.
This is pretty much where my commute ended. As soon as I attempted to go up a hill (In quite a low gear) the chain slipped and I pulled something in my groin and had to call Her indoors to pick me and the bike up. The bike sat in the shed for a year with me unable to ride at all.
I shredded and binned the box immediately and didn't have a Decathlon store local so couldn't return it or else I would have so I ended up having to keep the bike with the view of trying the commute again once I was able to, which was quite recently.

I had to go easy as I really didn't want to do myself another mischief but the same thing happened again so its back in the shed gathering dust.

Good Points:
The cycle itself looks good
Lightweight at this price bracket
Lights included
Sturdy

Bad points:
Cheap saddle
Crud Raceblades don't fit
Front forks are steel (Which I hate - this is personal choice though)
Everything about the gear set

I really want to love this bike, its cheap enough and everything other than the gears I could live with but as other reviewers have said, these gears are just cheap and unsafe. Anything could happen if they slip whilst cycling in traffic and even when just cycling in general.
Don't waste your money on this bike - and if you do - keep the box so you can send it back.
Better yet, I believe some of the other Tribans have better gearsets with them - Buy one of those instead.
Delivery time / Frame / Weight / Sizing
Anything to do with the gears / Saddle
Response of the brand
Dear sir,
I'm sorry that you've had these issues with your bike.
I will ask our online customer team to contact you to help resolve the matter to your satisfaction.
Regards,
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
Peter found this answer helpful
This Bike Is Downright Dangerous
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Used for 1 week or less
Received this bike and after setting up the handlebars and pedals took it out for a tootle around outside all seemed well.

The next day I took it out on the road first traffic lights i pulled away the chain slipped massively and my knee hit the bars ouch, luckily the car behind me didnt run up my backside as i struggled to stay on the bike.

During this first 6 mile commute this happend every time i set off in anything other than the granny cog my right knee was bruised and i was very lucky not to have been hit by the cars behind moving away from the lights!

But thats not all, during normal riding on the flat if you are on the middle cog and you ride over any road surface that isnt velodrome smooth it will slap off the front cog and onto the inner cog again forcing you to loose traction and on busy roads this is extremly dangerous

I have no faith in getting up out of the saddle and can only pull away from T junctions when there is nothing coming as if you pull out and you need to pedal the chances are the gears will slip and your in danger of being stranded in the middle of the road while the oncoming traffic bears down on you!

There are aloso other negatives such as the sizing table stating the M is suitable for 32" leg but it is far too small so much so that the seat height raises no problem but the headsock is already overspaced so can not be raised at all, meaning too much weight on the wrists.
Cheap?
Cheap, terrible gearset, gear slips etc bad set up
Response of the brand
Dear Sir,
I'm very sad to read that we did not set this bike up correctly for you. Notably the gears.
A simple adjustment will get your bike running smoothly. I'll ask one of our customer service team members to assist as i see that you have one of our stores in Huyton and another not too far away in Warrington.
Regarding the riding position, it does share many of the characteristics of a road bike therefore it may be worth trying two things to help reduce the weight on your wrists such as sliding the saddle back a tad or even modifying the length or even angle of your stem. This is a popular option and I could suggest this angled version as an upgrade: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/adjustable-bike-stem-11-8-id_8272094.html or a shorter one such as this: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/60-mm-oversize-stem-id_8325778.html
Regards,
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
Excellent bike
I bought two last April from Sheffield.

It is a great first proper bike for beginnner.
I've used it for commuting to work (4miles roundtrip) and weekend recreational with family.
The gearchange is smooth even on a moderate slope.
Its comfortable and fast compared to my old supermarket mountain bike(Vintage Peugeot).

It got nicked by 2 young lads yesterday and I'm gutted.
Love it!
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Used for 1 week or less
This is my first 'Proper' Bike and I love it! Took me a while to get to used to real gears but I got the hang of it in the end. Really feels good to ride and quick!
Great experience
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Tried a few bikes but as soon as I got on this one I knew it was the one, Chris from the Harlow branch was a MASSIVE help in learning more about the bike. Unfortunately it got stolen yesterday - DONT use a combination lock
A smooth ride!
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Used for 1 week or less
A very nice bike, I have a mountain bike and racer but this is so comfortable it is superb - truly. I also have a bad back and enjoy the ease of peddling this bike.
Gear change, comfort and simplicity

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