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.
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
I bought this to cycle to and from work. It's a 14 mile round trip, so wanted something fairly cheap, to get myself used to cycling again.
A month and a half later, there is an obvious issue with the rear hub/ gear cassette. There is loud clunking noise and I get a clunking feeling through the pedals.
I took the bike back to the shop, they inspected it and claimed it was the plastic chain guard on the rear cassette. This was removed and in the noisy store it sounded better. However, back on the road the following day, the noise and feel is still very apparent. Kind of feels like I was fobbed off a bit by the mechanic...
I wash/ dry the bike after every use and oil the relevant parts. But it appears, this bike has a well known issue with the rear gear cassette. Will be well worth an investigation with the manfacturer.
Going to contact customer service about it. If I was able to, I'd return this bike and get the upgrade 500 SE.
If the issue still persists then please contact your local decathlon store who will be able to assess if a faulty part needs replacing. It is also worth pointing out that a 14 mile daily commute is quite intensive. This bike only has a freewheel cassette and realistically it may be worth investing in a rear wheel with sealed cartridge hubs and a cassette. Your local store can help you with the various options available.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
After 2 years of ownership and 6 months of regularly commuting a 10 mile distance 5 days a week, I have been told after putting the bike in for a basic service that it needs a new transmission system. The technician told me the system is only good for 1600 miles and that my chain is likely to snap of not done. Really sad as I love commuting on this bike, it is lightweight and fast. They gears are not the smoothest in the world but this is reflective of the initial cost of the bike. However, I am now wondering if I should have invested in a more renowned and robust bike. My husband has a lot of experience with racing bikes and a qualified mechanical engineer and says he has never had this problem ever with a bike!! I do wonder if decathlon are trying to fleece me!!
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