This is my 1st road bike. I was planning to buy the T520. But since the price difference was only 5k, upgraded to T540. There's no other bike in the market at this price with Shimano tiagra group set. The gears shift like hot knife on butter. I've not had a mis-shift in the last 200kms. Inclines, declines and planes don't matter with this cycle. One can maintain one's cadence (cranking speed) on any gradient. Even though relatively light, the construction is sturdy. The wheels can take Indian (broken) roads provided one is relatively careful. But it's on smooth roads, that the 540 shines... If you give it a good road and slight downhill, the cycle litrally flys!!! (At really high speeds, there's a slight wobble from the front. Maybe it's a stem length issue? Mine is a small - stem length 80mm) Overall, I would highly recommend the T540. Also, if you go to Ansal plaza, Delhi, please make it a point to talk to Aftab for biking queries. He is highly knowledgeable and very customer oriented. Cheers!
I've done three 50k rides on this bike so far, i have to admit that this bike is absolute winner for the price quoted. No competitor in India is offering Tiagra group set at this price range.
Thought indian counterpart come with Shimano tiagra instead of 105, which is a minor bummer, but hey, i got it on 20% discount, so no complaints.
The Bike is very smooth, sturdy and the gear shifts are on point.
The only let down i felt on this bike so far is the pedal width and laggy brakes... 4 star for this piece of art..
Suggestion to the manufacturing dept: please bring in more color variants and can increase the pedal width.
I don't know why spec of this bike in India is low compared to other countries and prices are way too high for this specific product. Such as in 650£ you get mavik aksium wheel, 105 groupset etc, and what we get is tiagra with RS 2 so bad Decathlon, even btwin global site have high spec for this bike but to fool Indians the quality is been compromised.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Here are 2 links for the Triban 520. The first one from China(https://www.decathlon.com.cn/en/p/triban-540-road-bike-cn/_/R-p-164111?mc=8379189&c=RED) and the second one from UK (https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-540-road-bike-105-red-blue-id_8364452.html).
The bike produced for the whole of Asia is the China model with the components as seen on the product page. Bikes in Uk are produced in Portugal and France. The bikes in the UK are of much lower price because they are not imported but produced locally hence no import charges. We in India import bikes from China. This increases the landing price of the bike. Secondly, if we do not import from China and get it from Uk the price will be much higher ( about 10,000 to 20,000/- higher) because of the higher duties and transit.
In terms of components, we have tried to match as much as possible the UK bike. There will always be a reduction in price if there is a downgrade of the components. There is never a case where we try to miss lead our users in order to sell a product at a higher price. I remain available for any questions.
The components seen in this bike is found only in bikes more than 100K.....it has good performance and comes with carbon fork and Shimano Tiagra 11speed groupset
Mine came with Shimano 105 shifters, front and rear derailleur. However, the crank is Prowheel and the cassette is Tiagra (10 speed). 25MM tires are decent. Bit front vibration. Overall an amazing bike.
**Feel sorry that it is now downgraded to all Tiagra parts***
Description says Shimano 105 - but it is actually a Tiagra groupset instead. Still a decent price for Tiagra but still misleading if you're expecting a 105 setup!
Thank you for purchasing decathlon BTWIN road Bike TRIBAN 540
Sorry that wrong information on website for the triban 540
In fact the TRIBAN 540 use Shimano Tiagra groupset in China different from European version.
The main reason is IT issue.
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