The main purpose I bought this bike is to commute to the work, and the bike rides like a charm. There are crossing where I need to lift the bike on the stairs while the commute and because the bike is so light weight it becomes very easy to lift it up. There was a slight issue with the handle bar for which I had to visit decathlon store and they replace one of the handle part with even a better one. I am happy about using this bike and would recommend it to everyone who is planning to buy it.
After having owned a heavy 29er mountain bike, I wanted something lighter for longer, faster rides. I was a bit worried about how a 20k road bike will turn out like, because everything else from good brands costed over 40k. When I first rode it with general settings of seat and handlebar, I felt my average speed increase and some lightness but did not feel anything extraordinary.
However, after the first servicing at decathlon and correctly adjusting seat height so that my leg is fully straight when the pedal is in bottom position, I could sit with my back bent with the exact amount. Earlier I thought the bent position is purely for aerodynamics but I discovered the beauty of this position when I realised that earlier I had to apply all energy from my calves and now in this position it was my thighs who were pushing the pedals and boy they were pushing it with ease. In the correct position, I could pedal quite fiercely without feeling tired because the thighs are the strongest part of your body they say. My average speed went from 18 to 23 kmph and my average exhaustion also decreased. I felt amazing as I was easily overtaking trucks on the road. I also adjusted my handlebar to tilt it a bit downward so in the bent position I can rest my hands on the handle instead of just holding it. the default setting has the handle titled upward so you can sit upright but make sure you tilt it downward a bit. I am looking forward to much longer and faster rides now.
Besides all this, the cycle's build quality is a joy to experience. No cranky noises, no uneven weight distribution, no vibrations anywhere (some on the top gears initially but they went away after first servicing). Excellent 700*32C tyres for Indian conditions (I dont trust the 25C tyres with less treading on Indian roads, you can't be on the highways always, this is optimum). Grips, pedals, frame, fork, stem, everything feels sturdy and good quality. Presta valves may be bothersome to locally fill air but buy a connector and in 100 bucks you can fill air at any tyre shop. (max 90 psi).
To conclude, if you are thinking of buying, stop thinking, go buy; at this price, you'll fall in love too.
I would like to mention the store personnel at Dahisar have really kept the promise of service experience. The bike Triban 100 is an awesome buy and must have for all beginners. Good brakes, comfortable riding position and very good quality frame. Must buy
Perfect road bike....easy to ride....easy index shifter helps to manage gear easily. Perfect geometry for the perfect body posture with excellent aerodynamic features.The only concern is the saddle feels uncomfortable for the long rides.
I just completed my first maiden ride on this bike, did about 25km, Overall, this bike is great, its awesome performance on bangalore roads surprised me, try the breaks before you buy this bike.
The bike is not for everyone, test drive before you buy it,
At this budget, I had to choose between a good hybrid bike or the Triban 100, an entry level road bike. I am a beginner, and I couldn't convince myself to buy the more expensive road bike options out there, but I've always wanted to ride a road bike. So, I chose this, and I haven't regretted ever since. A very light, quick and easy to ride road bike at a very affordable price. Note that this bike uses thicker tires (32mm) than a normal road bike(23mm-25mm).
So if you are the kind of person who wants to buy a road bike, but is unsure whether it will suit your style, you can start with this one. And if you like it, you may then upgrade to a more expensive road bike in a couple of years. At least that's what I'm going to do!
It's my first bike, go for it, won't regret unless you are going competitive. Store Staff at wagholi,Pune were helpful.
I went to Decathlon Khelgaon Delhi. While the website here shows the bike with quick release for the rear wheel it is not the case in the store. In such cases what is the gaurantee that if customer wants a Triban 100 with quick release one they might send the same.
Can company be more precise in representation image please.
Liked everything about it. It is pretty smooth and good for city commute. I use it for my daily commute to office about 20km both ways. And I found the bike to be pretty responsive given any kind of road.
However I have following concern:
I am unable to tilt my saddle and it is causing little discomfort. I do not know the reason why the seatpost has fixed saddle mount. Looks like I have to change the seatpost to be able to tilt the saddle. Need some help here.
I earlier had a pricey hybrid - but this one opened my soul to the joy called cycling. It is smooth and is a pleasure to ride.
Starters - do not worry that the handle is curved ... if you want to enjoy cycling, this is your thing. Just get this one and thank me later.
However, I have a small complaint for Decathlon... as soon as I got my Triban 100 for 25K, Decathlon slashed the price to 20K. I feel bad about the extra 5K I paid.