Review of Decathlon BTWIN Triban 100

Owned from January 2018 to June 2019

BTWIN Triban 100 bought from the Decathlon store at Bedok, Singapore was my first drop-bar road bike. This is the most economical and perfect bike for new cyclists starting to ride on the roads and to decide if

road.cc had a detailed review of bike here which helped immensely in the decision to buy this bike.

Another thread on the bikeradar forum also helped me to decide on some of the upgrades for the bike. One of the most useful upgrade was to replace the tyres which came on the bike to something lighter and the replacing the decathlon brake pads with Kool Stop brake pads.

OCBC Cycle 2018

Pros:

  • Price - A lot of bike for very little money!
  • Beginner Friendly
  • Stable handling

Cons:

  • Index shifter needs getting used to
  • Struggles to climb
  • Size S came only with one water bottle mount

Total Kilometers Used: 3,244.50 KMs / 2016.03 Miles

Total Cost: SGD 300.00

Newbie mistakes - Padded Seat Cover & Stand

The seat cover was removed once I bought cycling bibs.

I upgraded/used the below items during the time I had the bike (Not in sequence)

UpgradesDescription
TyresBtwin Resist 1 (700x25) used for approximately 1,550 Kms.
TyresMichelin Pro 4 Endurance (700x25) used for approximately 525 Kms. Bike sold.
PedalsShimano PD-M540. (MTB Clipless Pedals)
Brake PadsKool Stop Bicycle Brake Pads with X Pad (Dura-Ace/Ultegra)
Cycling ComputerLixada Wireless Cycling Bicycle Computer Bike Computer Multi-Function LED Display Waterproof Odometer Speedometer Cadence LCD Link
Frame Top Tube BagROSWHEEL bicycle bag front frame top tube bag cycling bags accessories waterproof anti skid BOTTOM UPPER TUBE BAG. Link
LightsCycloving LED Bicycle light Bike lights Floodlight 85degree and Meilan x6 Bike rear light 6Modes rechargeable waterproof. Link
Hand PumpBTWIN 920 Telescopic Bike Hand Pump With Pressure Gauge.
Bottle MountBTWIN Universal Bottle Cage Mount.

More than 11 Century Rides done on the bike with the longest being 132.37 Km. (Round the Island, Singapore.)

Data from Garmin Connnect

Maximum Speed: 55.7 kmph

>100 km Rides: 11

>50 km Rides: 31

Bike Weight including all accessories and water: 13.6 Kg

Longest Distance: 132.37 km

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Singapore coastline ride a.k.a Round the Island ride in just over 6 hours on a bike weighing 13.6 kilos (includes all accessories and two bottles of water) and Shimano Tourney groupset. 8th Century and longest ride till date. Max speed 53.6 kmph. :) #singapore #redmi4x #xiaomiredmi4x #xiaomi #redmi #triban100 #decathlonsg #triban #ecp #btwin #btwinbike #triban #roundisland #roundislandbiking #decathlon

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Highest Average Speed: 26.6 kmph

Cycloving Light
Michelin Pro 4 Endurance Tyre
Handle Bar
Lixada Wireless Bike Computer
The Top Frame bag was replaced with a BTWIN frame bag
Stock Hybrid Tyres
C Meilan Rear light

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Perfect bike for a beginner who wants to start road cycling and is on a tight budget.

Below details are taken from Decathlon’s website and used here to provide the specifications of the bike I used.

ComponentDescription
FrameComfort-oriented frame geometry with a higher steering socket and a shorter top tube that offers a more upright position than a classic road frame. 6061 T6 aluminium sloping frame with semi-integrated headset. Frame weight, size M: 1830g.
ForkStraight steel fork for greater comfort and precision. Aheadset 1"1/8 head tube that provides great strength and rigidity to the steering assembly.
Handlebar/StemAluminium handlebars Handlebar width: 420mm Aluminium stem Length: XS: 90mm S: 90mm M: 90mm L: 110mm XL: 110mm
DrivetrainIndexed speed changes using 7-speed Shimano A050 shifter on the handlebar. Ergonomic and very comfortable: change speeds without letting go of the top part of the handlebar. This ergonomically-shaped lever fits the palm of your hand perfectly. Shimano Tourney 7-speed rear derailleur.
Crankset/CassetteSingle chainring is easier to use and reduces weight significantly: 48 teeth.Cranks: 170mm.Cassette: Shimano 14 x 34. Inspired by mountain bikes, the 34 Mega Range helps you manage your effort.
BrakesTektro RL 340 brake levers offering good grip and excellent rigidity.
WheelsDouble-walled wheels. Quick release attachment (9mm) at the front for easy manoeuvring and transport. Nut mount for the rear wheel.
TyresHybrid sport 700 x 32 tyres.The tread has small studs for increased performance. The sides of the tyres have larger studs for better grip in bends on consolidated or loose ground and on gravel.
Saddle / Seat Post100 Sport Saddle Black Aluminium seat post. Diameter: 27.2mm for added comfort thanks to its flexibility Length: 250mm on XS / S 350mm on M / L / XL
PedalsHybrid platform pedals (good grip for use on trails).
AccessoriesComes with a front and rear-lighting kit and bell.
Weight11.300kg in size M, without pedals.
CompositionFrame (for bike) : 100.0% Aluminium 6061.
WarrantyLifetime warranty on manufacturing defects for all metal frames, rigid forks, stems & handlebars 5 years warranty on all carbon frames & forks 2 years warranty on all other parts Excludes damages arising from normal wear & tear, misuse, negligence and unauthorized modifications.

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