Triban 500 Road Bike - Black/White/Orange

Designed for occasional road cycling over 30 to 60 km.

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SKU: S136245 (643143)
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Regular Price: € 373.10 -11%

€ 333.12

Characteristics Designed for occasional road cycling over 30 to 60 km.
Product Benefits
  1. Cycling comfort
    New, ergonomic BTWIN handlebars for a better grip
  2. Efficiency
    Triple chainring chainset, 24-speeds, Microshift gear shifter on handlebars.
  3. Lifetime warranty
    B’TWIN offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and rigid fork.
  4. Lifetime warranty
    B’TWIN offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and rigid fork.
Details
  • Sizes
    XXXS/XXS/XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL
  • Weight
    10.9 kg
Product feature
  1. Frame
    Sloping, aluminium 6061 T6 with head tube for integrated headset. Short geometry, 1.9 kg in size 57, strong frame. Available in 5 sizes for users measuring from 1.65 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
    High-precision, sturdy MICROSHIFT 8-speed shifter. Very comfortable ergonomy: shifter with a pleasant feel, whatever the shape or size of the hand. Very precise front and rear MICROSHIFT derailleur ensuring amazingly-smooth chain crossovers. Cassette: 12 x 25.
  4. Crankset / cassette
    SUNRACE 8-speed, 12 x 25 cassette. PROWHEEL Once triple chainset (50/39/30). Cranks: XXXS: 160 mm / XXS, XS, S, M: 170 mm / L, XL, XXL: 175 mm.
  5. Brakes
    BTWIN SPORT dual-pivot calliper brakes for added power.
  6. Handlebar / stem / steering
    New, ergonomic BTWIN SPORT handlebar for better grip and excellent comfort. Handlebar width end to end: XXXS, XXS: 380 mm / XS, S: 400 mm / M, L: 420 mm / XL, XXL: 440 mm.
  7. Tyres
    Hutchinson Equinox 23 C.
  8. Wheels
    B'TWIN Sport wheels, 32 spokes. Aero 32 hub.
  9. Saddle / seat post
    New B'TWIN ERGO FIT saddle. B'TWIN Sport aluminium seat post. Diameter: 29.8 mm. Length: 350 mm.
  10. Pedals
    VP 383 pedals with toe clips.
  11. Accessories / equipment
    Comes with a front and rear-lighting kit and bell.
  12. Weight
    10.9 kg in size M, without pedals.
Product testing
  1. Composition
    Frame raw : 100.0% Aluminium 6061 Fork : 100.0% Steel
  2. Storage advice
    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.
  3. Cleaning advice
    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.
  4. Product catchline
    An efficient bike for discovering cycling: aluminium frame and 24 speeds. New, ergonomic handlebars and the new B'TWIN ERGO FIT saddle for added comfort.
  5. Lab tested
    We also recommend that beginners use cycling shorts with a protective pad and/or a gel saddle cover to reduce soreness.
Product reviews
4.5 / 5
59 reviews
59 users recommend this product
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  • Below average drivetrain, shifters and wheels

    03/11/2016
    Jorge (Finland)
    Used for 2 to 8 weeks
    At first the like looked beautiful and with good finishing. It came with everything already tune up and all. Just had to attach the handlebars and pedals and start riding.

    However, the quality of the drivetrain, shifters and wheels is rather bad.

    The front shifter have not worked properly from the beggining. It has 2 levers, one should shift up and the other down. The shift up lever works perfectly. However, the shift down lever just releases all the tension of the cable when pressed, so the chain goes immediately to the smaller chainring if you are in the biggest one. To shift from the bigger to the middle ring you need to hold the shift up lever at a very specific position at the same time you actuate the shift down lever, then you need to carefully release the levers.

    I could live with this problem. However, after only 2 months of use, a much bigger problem started to happen. This week the temperatures dropped to about -1C to 3C. When I try to use the bike the freewheel dos not engage with the hub, meaning that the chain and cogs are rotating but the rotation is not passed to the wheel.
    This usually happens at much colder temperatures (-20C or lower) because the freewheel ratchets grease gets too thick, preventing the ratchets to engage. At the current temperatures it only happens when water or dirt is mixed with the grease in the freewheel ratchets and freeze, preventing them to engage.
    So there are two options: There was water or dirt entering in the freewheel mechanism, what should not happen in an almost new bike with good seals. The other option is that the grease was dirty from the beggining.

    The drivetrain also does not handle very well this not so cold temperatures. The shifting below 5C is not smooth at all, The chain shifts several seconds (sometimes more than 10s) after the shifters were actuated. Sometimes it does not shift at all. In those cases you need to shift one more time and then the chain shifts 2 positions. After that you can shift one position in the other direction to get to the desired gear.

    The wheels also feel quite fragile, but that is a minor problem compared to the others and if it was the only problem I would still give the product 5 stars.

    The bottomline is that this bike is a good summer bike, with some minor quality flaws in the shifters and wheels (understandable for the price). Nonetheless, it gets unrideable for temperatures below 5C, so if you look for a daily commuting bike and you live in a place where the temperatures drops to near zero, I would not advise this product.
    Price; Look; Finish; Handlebar feel; Saddle
    Drivetrain; Shifters; Wheels
    Response of the brand
    Thanks for your review! I'm sorry to hear that you were having trouble with your shifters and drivetrain. I have messaged you privately as it sounds like there may be some defects with this product, and we would love to try to find a solution for you. I look forward to helping you!

    Kristin - Team DECATHLON
  • Triban 500

    20/10/2016
    Roden (United Kingdom)
    Used for 2 to 8 weeks
    Great bike for the money. Very sturdy but also light enough to not matter. I am slightly concerned that the rims are not double wall, but time will tell. My greatest concern is that you are handed a bike from the display, not one brought in for you and set up. The display bikes have been bumped and ridden round the store by heavens knows who. Very disappointed on that aspect.
    Great looking bike
    As above
    Response of the brand
    Hi Roden,

    The wheels are infact double walled rims, all the rims on the road bike are doubled walled.
    As for the fact all bikes are out on display and tested, this is just because of how Decathlon is, try before you buy as you will. However, most stores would order you a new one or get one from the back (if they have any) if you ask them.

    Rob Basnett b'Twin Product Expert DECATHLON
  • Good but worried about pedals

    17/10/2016
    Diane (United Kingdom)
    Used for 2 to 8 weeks
    We bought this bike for my son - all went well but two weeks in his pedal came off while cycling - thankfully only suffered a few bruises. We took it back to decathlon to check the pedal thread and find out why it happened. We bought different pedals and they replaced it. Now we'll keep an eye on it to make sure they are ok. However a week later another boy at his cycling club, has the same bike, and his pedal came off too! His accident was far worse and has ended up with a broken arm. A coincidence? I'm a little worried now.

    Other than that it's a smart little bike which my son loves.
    Looks good, brakes good, colour, great size choice
    Pedal came off while cycling !
  • Excellent bike, excellent price.

    05/10/2016
    Ricky (United Kingdom)
    Used for 2 to 8 weeks
    The above says it all really, super bike at a great price.
    Price
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  • Triban 500 and its wheels

    03/10/2016
    DAVID (United Kingdom)
    Used for More than 1 year
    Have had my Triban 500 nearly 2 years now and have ridden over 5000 miles training, touring and taking part in AUDAX and Sportive events.
    I weigh 110 kg and have never had the slightest problem with my wheels.
    My other bikes are a TREK Emonda and Raleigh Royal but the day to day reliability of the Triban makes it my favourite bike.
    Have been a competitive cyclist for over 40 years and would recommend the Triban 500 ( or SE ) to anyone.
    everything
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