I use this for my daily commute to office and some occasional long rides and am loving it. The bike is reasonably fast and easy to ride. Gear shifts are quick and easy. The bike is light, so i just carry it in heavy traffic or while i cross the road. This bike looks like a strip down version of the TRIBAN 500 ROAD BIKE, the frame and wheels looks similar to the 500 but they cut corners while stripping it down like the handle grip which feels cheap and too thin, the Front crank-set could have been from the road bike making it easier to ride. Overall a real steal deal.
Real value for money.
Light, fast and easy to commute in city.
As always, the staff selling the bike was friendly and very knowledgeable.
Nothing significant but the below points could have been better.
Better handle grips. Better Lights that came along with it.
Would have personally preferred a bigger crankcase.
I like it
Awesome just awesome
Front wheel had a loose spoke nut and was rattling. Wheel was replaced immediately with no fuss. I'm well impressed with this product.
I'm a Deliveroo rider and ride up to 350km per week with this bike, and have little to complain about.
The only thing I've changed so far are the wheels, going with more resistant and grippier ones than what is provided as stock.
had issues with the gears from a week after purchasing, I took it back to the workshop a month later and they said there were no problems. 3 months later the chain broke, when I contacted decathlon they said this wasn't under warranty as is standard wear and tear (although in 20 years of cycling I've never before broke a chain). Good bike and great warranty promised but not delivered.
lightweight and fast if not a tad bumpy ride,
gears are awful
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
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
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.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
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.
The cycle itself looks good
Lightweight at this price bracket
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
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.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON