Triban 520 Road Bike - Red/Black/White

    Designed for road cycling regularly on flat and mountainous terrain.

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    SKU: S100351 (494962)
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    Regular Price: € 531.67 -12%

    € 466.38

    Characteristics Designed for road cycling regularly on flat and mountainous terrain.
    Product Benefits
    1. Cycling comfort
      New, ergonomic BTWIN handlebars for a better grip.
    2. Efficiency
      New 6061 aluminium frame for higher performance and greater versatility.
    3. Precision
      Precision
      New carbon fork. SHIMANO SORA 27-speed triple groupset.
    4. Lifetime warranty
      Lifetime warranty
      B’Twin offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and rigid fork.
    Details
    • Sizes
      XS / S / M / L / XL
    • Weight
      9.9 kg
    Product feature
    1. Frame
      New, sloping, 6061-T6 aluminium BTWIN SPORT frame with integrated headset socket. Short geometry, 1760 g in size M, sturdy and versatile frame: you can attach mudguards and front and rear pannier racks.
    2. Fork/suspension
      B'TWIN Sport fork with carbon blades and Aheadset aluminium 1"1/8 steerer tube. Inserts on blades for mounting a front-pannier rack. This fork combines strength, low weight, and precision. Weight: 675 g.
    3. Handlebar / stem / steering
      New, ergonomic B'Twin Sport handlebar for better grip and excellent comfort. Handlebar width end to end: XS, S: 400 mm. M, L: 420 mm. XL: 440 mm.
    4. Drive train
      Shimano SORA shifters: Shimano Sora triple front derailleur Shimano Sora 9-speed rear derailleur enabling smoother gear shifting.
    5. Crankset / cassette
      Sunrace 9-speed 12x25 cassette (12/13/14/15/17/19/21/23/25). Shimano Sora 50X39X30 chainset. 170 mm cranks in XS/S/M. 175 mm cranks in L/XL.
    6. Brakes
      Shimano long, dual-pivot callipers: reliability and power; a mudguard with stays can be mounted.
    7. Wheels
      B'TWIN Sport wheels, 32 spokes. Aero 32 hubs. Front and rear quick-release skewers.
    8. Tyres
      Hutchinson Equinox 2 700 X 25 C for higher performance and added comfort.
    9. Saddle / seat post
      New B'TWIN SPORT ERGO FIT saddle. B'TWIN Sport aluminium seat post. Diameter: 27.2 mm. Length: 350 mm (M/L/XL); 250 mm (XS/S)
    10. Pedals
      VP992S platform pedals.
    11. Accessories / equipment
      Comes with a front and rear-lighting kit and bell.
    12. Weight
      9.9 kg in size M, without pedals.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Frame raw : 100.0% Aluminium 6061 Dry Top (for snorkel) : 80.0% Carbon, 20.0% Aluminium
    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
      A good bike for regular road cycling. New, highly versatile, 6061 aluminium sport frame, and a new carbon fork with inserts to attach a front-pannier rack.
    5. Lab tested
      We also recommend that beginners wear cycling shorts with a protective pad and/or a gel saddle cover to avoid soreness while cycling.
    Product reviews
    4.5 / 5
    18 reviews
    18 users recommend this product
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    • My bike for London to Paris

      27/02/2017
      nigel (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Started training on my new bike. Now going out with a cycle club who all have vey expensive carbon bikes. They looked at mine approvingly! Personally, I am loving the bike which although only on its 4th outing seems to be behaving very well. Nice and light, lights included. Now added a water bottle. Will need to add a panier rack and might change the pedals to clips. A great starter racing bike.
    • TRIBAN 520

      25/02/2017
      MARK (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I did a fair of research before purchasing the Triban 520 and at £350 in January 2017 it was even more of a bargain. I think it's currently retailing at £399. Once I got it home I had to make slight adjustments to the gearing as it was not engaging properly but other than that it has been perfectly fine. I wanted a spare bike that had a triple groupset to tackle some of the hills in the Prudential Ride 100. My current ride has a compact groupset and this bike is my backup plan in case I'm not fit enough by July. I changed the pedals, the brake pads, saddle and tyres; something I would have done anyway but in standard set-up is completely fine for the beginner. I hardly notice that it is slightly heavier than my current ride but does everything that that does. If you don't need a triple groupset then go for the Triban 540 with Shimano 105. So far so good, looking forward to many more trips out on this.
    • I love my bike

      25/02/2017
      Paul (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I have never owned a new bike and friends suggested I should not buy at the low price range. I purchased this for £399 in early January, unfortunately a few days before the price dropped by £50. But I am very pleased with it so far. I am still getting used to it, but I particularly like the very light weight and the smooth changing of gears. It makes going up hills so easy. Initially I was going to buy a hybrid but after talking to a friend, I decided to buy the road bike. I like the drop handlebars (it's years since I had drop handlebars), because I have at least 4 ways to change my grip and this can be good to avoid fatigue. Although still just a few weeks, so far everything works well and I am enjoying the experience. I asked a friend for recommendations and they suggested Decathlon and the bikes with carbon forks. The staff customer service was excellent and the bike is so light and easy to ride.
    • Solid & Dependable

      21/02/2017
      Peter (United Kingdom)
      Used for More than 1 year
      I've had my 520 for just over a year now, and I have done almost 3500 km on it as my first road bike, including commuting and longer rides 50-100km most weekends. I ride this bike to death with my commutes and outside storage in the rain, as well as hilly rides in the peak district. With all that riding I don't have time to clean it after every ride. I clean and lubricate the drive train regularly and apart from a bit of a bottom bracket creek, solved by cleaning and regreasing, it has held up very impressively.
      Some slight negatives are that the ride is a little hard and there is some flex in the cranks when you really put the power down in the hills. The other problem with hills is the brakes. They are, with the best will in the world, pretty shocking for anyone going at regular road riding speeds. I quickly upgraded the calipers to shimano R650 and they work nicely. As others have said, I changed the saddle early on, you should get a saddle to fit your own build and ride style. The tyres got replaced about 6 months in too.
      While the gear ratios are good and perfectly adequate, I do find that I spin out a bit earlier at the top end, and it doesn’t have the same bottom end range as say a compact with an 11-32 cassette, which makes some of the steeper gradients a bit harder. You’d have to be riding some steep hills (15-20%) to notice though.
      At this price it really is a solid and versatile bike which can't be beaten. I was worried the bike would hold me back, but I am regularly keeping up with, and getting respect from, riders on bikes which are 5-10 times the price of my Triban 520. I will be upgrading the wheels and group set in better weather, not because they are bad, but because the frameset is pretty good. I’m sure I’ll be keeping my Triban going as a winter bike in its current set up for many years to come.
    • Triban 520 racer

      13/02/2017
      james (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Very capable bike suitable for all disciplines. I find the 25mm tyres can take some abuse off road provided the surface Is not too rough. Fairly fast on the flat roads but you still have to put the work in, personally would prefer 52/39 front cogs rather than triple, front derailleur stiff to operate and a bit clunky. (Setup?) I let some air out of the tyres till I got used to the firm ride, it made a big difference. Over all an accomplished nice bike which didn't break the bank. Would of liked a dedicated area in store or outside at Gateshead to undertake a thorough test ride.
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