Decathlon launch new and improved Triban road bike range to replace B'Twin models
Decathlon have rapidly become a household name in the UK bike market. But while the company’s value for money has never been in question, sometimes the B’Twin range has attracted some criticism for quality. However, things are about to change.
With comfort frames, disc brakes, tubeless-ready wheels, new ergofit saddles and specially designed evo forks, the new Triban range have been crafted to fit a rapidly growing market in the UK – cyclists who want affordability, performance and comfort all in one package.
In the pre-launch blurb, the company promised:
" Triban wants to make road cycling easy and safe, modern and elegant, smart and innovative."
" Triban is road cycling without any time reference: enjoying the simple pleasure of speed, sharing moments with friends while discovering fabulous landscapes and gorgeous places."
" Triban is driven by innovation. Our aim is to enable anyone to go further, more often. Because freedom and adventure is right around the next turn."
At Eurosport we are already fans of Decathlon, but were slightly suspicious that they would be able to deliver quite the quality that they were promising in the new Triban range. So we went along to the launch in the brand’s flagship London store to see what they were offering.
What we found were sleeker designs, subtler branding, more comfortable rides and increased performance. And no, they’re not paying us to say that. The Triban range genuinely is a step up from the previous B’Twin models.
So much thought has gone into the design of these bikes, and it is clear that the Triban range is setting out to remove any concerns over the credibility of the Decathlon range among some of the more snobby in the cycling fraternity.
However, if you’re a higher calibre cyclist and the RC520 doesn’t quite offer the spec you’re looking for, then it would be wise to pay attention in the coming months, as Decathlon are preparing to launch a new fleet of high performance race bikes to cater to a much more advanced audience.
One thing is certain, Decathlon are upping their game… and that is excellent news for UK amateur cyclists.