Cycle Touring Road Bike RC500 (Disc Brake)
Comfort road geometry, 28mm tyres, foam handlebar tape, new ErgoFit saddle
Inserts for pannier rack & mudguards, compatible with 36 mm tubeless ready tyres
Shimano Sora R3000 groupset, bottom bracket, front + rear derailleur and levers
Mechanical disc brakes: effective and progressive, even in damp conditions
Triban guarantees the frame, stem, and handlebars for life
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I purchased this bike in 2019. I loved the btwin triban and was really impressed with it unfortunately this got stolen so thought I would buy the rc500 disc as a replacement. The bike was “good value” at £529 but now rrp at £699 the bike is not worth it. I have had to buy a new wheel set due to the ones that come with it being impossible to change a tyre or fix a puncture without hurting yourself and snapping multiple tyre levers. I had to take it to a bike shop where even they struggled with the proper tools. No way you can repair a puncture on the side of a road. I used to have a lot of confidence in decathlon bikes but this has left a sour taste and an empty pocket. Thanks but no thanks.
The Triban RC500 road bike is an amazing product. I bought this bike 1 year ago and just recently travelled the length of Great Britain, from John O’Groats to Lands End, cycling over 1000 miles to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. During my ride, I had no problems at all with the bike not even a puncture which would have slowed me down. It is a very comfortable bike and is able to take on any challenges no matter what the gradient, which we encountered a lot of on harsh climbs in Wales. I would recommend this bike to anyone and it has been a great bike to spark my cycling adventure. We have currently raised over £2500 for our chosen charity and plan on doing many more fundraisers in the future. Thank you once again for such an affordable, reliable and capable bike.
Bought this to replace a Cube peloton 105 (2012). Wanted a bike that would be a good all rounder that was capable of road riding and bike packing (with overnighters planned for the future). So, 300 odd Km’s so far and I have shortened the bar stem to 30mm for a more comfortable position, added spm pedals and kitted it out with multiple bike packing bags. Likewise I’ve added 2x usb lights which have proved great on 4 hour plus rides. Bike is comfortable, ideally I would like 105 gears (2 x 11 speed), but the changes on the Sora (2 x 9 speed) are precise and confident. I have mainly been on road and some gravel tracks. The 28mm tyres are proving good for all of the conditions I have put them through and the brakes are fantastic compared to the 105 rim brakes I had on my old bike. I feel very confident using them around corners knowing the wheels are not going to lock out. The saddle is great, had bought another one to replace it but ended up putting the original one back on and tilting it forward slightly. Have spent 5 hours in the saddle with only the flat bum feeling rather than pain (wear good cycling shorts). Overall very happy with the bike, feels like it will do everything I want it to.
Purchased this bike to commute to work while doing some exercice, as it was my first time on a bike like this it was not the most natural ride but after a few miles done, I must say I really learned to love it. For increased comfort and also to be able to use it on not so smooth tracks I replaced the tyres for some wider 700x35c from schwalbe, I also replaced the seatpost by a suspension one, these 2 mods made the bike even better, really smooth and i'm also have much more endurance than before. Great purchase
Have had issues with bike since day one. The gears and breaks definitely weren't set up properly (they are now). Have had issues with gears since beginning, leading to several trips back to the store, didn't expect to have to spend money on a new bike in the first few months.
This is my first road bike and I love it so much. It looks great, rides well and is good value too. The only downside I have found is that the tyre is possibly the hardest tire I've ever had to get off. I live in Glasgow which is one big pothole so this is definitely a big downside but aside from that it is all good news.
Bought this last year and have largely enjoyed it. good quality and handles fine for what I am doing on it. The price I got it for at the time was reasonable and appears good value for money on the whole. but man oh man the tires..... the tires are absolutely atrocious. Just do yourself a favour and buy new tires straight away or if possible barter for other tires in store (not sure if i'd even bother buying it now if i knew i had to shell out for tires straight away). Before I went out the first time i tried taking the tire off and unfortunately scraped the wheel quite badly. Used them for a while and had another horrendous experience at the side of the road - further damage to my wheel (i know, fool me once...)
This is my third review of this bike and forth in total as I have reviewed the rc520 which I have owned for over a year. I have removed and put back on the original tyres and my own schwable tyres on many occasions now over the last few weeks and I have come to the conclusion that the thick yellow rim tape installed causes the issues with tyre changes. I have removed this tape and replaced with my own tape and now I encounter no issues whatsoever changing any of the tyres. Both bikes are excellent value and I highly recommend them.
Disappointed due to a scratch on the frame. I don’t know if it was caused by the package as it had extra holes in there when delivered. Having not yet rode the bike and waiting 2 weeks for it to arrive I’m disappointed to say the least.
I bought this bike having read various reviews and so far so good. It looks great, rides well and for the price the spec is amazing. Shimano Sora on a £600 bike! For what I need it for it doesn't need any changes either, maybe tyres at some point, although having read reviews I'm not looking forward to that. Can take mudguards too but don't bother, just get wet and have a nice looking bike! Excellent value.
Originally arrived with a two left handed stem clamps. I got a replacement bracket (after a 10 day wait) and notice that they've altered the design to be a single piece clamp instead of right/left specific. I purchased a brand X stem (from Wiggle) with next day delivery to get me up and running. The triban stem is now on my MTB :) I've fitted Fend Off allu mudguards which are excellent and fit nicely on this bike. The only maintenance I've had to do is on the brakes. The spring in the base of the lever arm popped out on the front brake (signified by a distinct click and jump of the brake lever). I dismantled and re-built and have been okay ever since. Done 1200 miles on it, and overall very pleased, especially at the price.
Like many of the previous reviews, I can say that when I got my RC500, I loved it...it has everything that I need as a beginner/intermediate road cyclist. Quiet, capable of going up steep gradients, good speed, comfortable, good braking (initially), looks great, and generally a good all-rounder on different terrains. However, as I started to cycle regularly beyond 30 miles, the issues started to florish. The "puncture resistant" types are not so resistant to punctures, placing the tyre (front and rear) back on after fixing a flat requires Samson-like strength and a lot Job-like patience (sry for the biblical references). Additionally, over the intial period, I noticed that the back brake mechanism was a bit weak along with the lever feeling (maybe feedback?) a bit worn out and gritty when squeezed it. After a while, I started developing other issues regarding gear shifting i.e. taking a while to go up/down a gear, clacking noises, and more so within the last week, my derailleurs starting having alignment issues. I hired a pro mechanic to fix the issues so that I can go on long-planned ride a few days ago (cancelling was not an option) and in the middle of the ride, one of the spokes on my rear wheel popped and sounds started coming from my bottom bracket. My mechanic advised me to take the bike back, so now, I am having to park the bike and await for the schedule appoinment to take it back to Decathlon. In all, if you're getting into cycling and you have no interest whatsoever in doing regular 30+ miles and transitioning from beginner to intermediate and even higher, this is the bike for you. Otherwise, you might want to look for another bike within the Triban/Decathlon line-up or elswhere lest you will be spending quite a lot time, energy, and money on maintenance. I'll recommend this bike for commuting and light leisurely rides.
Purchased this as my mountain bike was taking me the distance but was lacking speed. Weighting in at 110kg built for rugby not cycling, the specs, numerous anchor points and warranty on the bike were comforting. 5 weeks, 2 punctures caused by awful road conditions in industrial estates and 650 miles later the bike has performed perfectly from initial setup. People have mentioned its a struggle to remove the tyre. I haven't found this to be true. 1 break the bead 2 insert two tyre levers a third of the way round the tyre apart 3 use a third lever to skim the rim to remove. Both times has been a 10 minute job start to back on the move.
Bought RC500 on 7/9/20 rode it for2 miles and it started to make some clicking noise. Took it back to the store and they sorted it. Came home, about to take it out for another ride and the rear tyre blew off(glad I was just pushing the bike to my front door). Next morning took it back to the store and they were very apologetic and said that the tube didnt sit properly thats why it happened, they replaced the inner tube and I was a happy customer. Next morning I went out for another ride and this time after covering 8 miles, I was doing 25mph and the rear tyre blew off once again. I came off my bike, twisted my ankle and the rear wheel got scrapped. I was still 6 miles away from home and had to carry the bike home with my twisted ankle. Phoned the dealer once again and they said that this time we’ll change the tyre, wheel and the inner tube. I was told to bring the bike in they’ll swap the parts straight away. Upon arriving there, they realised that none of the parts are in stock and they’ll have to order them in. I got a call a couple of days after telling me that The parts have arrived and the bike should be ready in a couple of hours. After an hour I got a call that they received a wrong wheel and will have to re order. It has been another 2 days and I haven't heard anything back. I have started to feel nervous about riding this bike and dont really think it is fit for it’s purpose due to safety concerns. Shop around you might be able to get a better price.
I bought this bike front Decathlon in late October 2019, ever since owning this bike I have needed to replace the brakes, wheels and cassette as the standard ones this bike came with where terrible, I’ve spend more money fixing the bike than the bike had originally cost, I don’t recommend buying this bike. I wished I’d never brought this bike as it’s not compatible with rim brakes, standard cycling equipment and is well designed!
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You should choose the size of your bike based on your height, as well as your build (arm span and leg length).If you are between sizes, the smaller size will give you a more athletic position, while the larger size will give you a more comfortable position.XS 154 165cmS 165 173cmM 173 180cmL 180 188cmXL 188 200cmYou can try the Triban 500/520, which has exactly the same geometry, in our stores.Certain stores offer a bike fit service.
New Triban Evo frame in 6061 T6 aluminium, comfort-oriented geometry with adapted slopingWeight: 1780g in size MStrong, versatile frame: can be fitted with a mudguard and pannier rackCompatible with tyres up to 700x36mm or 650x40mm
New Triban Evo fork with carbon blades and aluminium 1"1/8 Aheadset steerer tube. This fork combines comfort, low weight (680g), and precision.The carbon has been machined to provide good lateral rigidity and good filtering of frontal vibrations.Inserts on the blades for mounting a front pannier rackMax weight to be carried on the fork: 9kg,Holes on the wheel axle for attaching a mudguardCompatible with tyres up to 700x36 or 650x40
Ergonomic aluminium Triban handlebars for a better grip and excellent comfort.Handlebar width end to end:XS / S: 400 mm.M / L: 420 mm.XL: 440 mm.New Triban stem:XS / S: 80 mm.M: 100mm.L: 110 mm.XL: 120 mm.
Shimano Sora R3000 shiftersShimano Sora R3000 front derailleurShimano Sora R3000 9-speed rear derailleur with long screedTotal weight: 905 g
Microshift CS-H092 9V 11/32 cassette(11/13/15/17/19/21/24/28/32).Shimano Sora R3000 compact crankset in 50/34.Crank length varies according to size of bike:XS, S, M: 170 mm.L, XL: 175 mm.
Promax DSK-300R disc brakes.160mm disc brakes at front and rearJAGWIRE anti-compression hosing to ensure braking precision and efficiencySemi-metal pad, after-sales service ref. 8562868
Triban Tubeless ready* wheels6063T6 aluminiumETRTO dimensions: 622 x 17 C24mm high for greater lateral rigidityCrossed steel spokes for improved rigidity (28 front and 28 rear)Sealed bearingsWeight per pair (without cassette and QR): 2200 g* To switch to Tubeless, you'll need a pair of Tubeless Ready tyres and a conversion kit including 2 tubeless valves + 2 rim strips + bottle of anti-puncture liquid.
Triban Resist+ tyres410gSkinwall stiff bead1 mm nylon anti-puncture protectionDurable carcass: 55 TPI.Dimensions: 28c-622 / 700 x 28c for greater comfortMax pressure: 8 bar / 116 psi.These tyres are NOT Tubeless Ready
New Triban ErgoFit saddle. Hammock design for greater comfort. Aluminium Triban seat post. Easy saddle adjustmentDiameter: 27.2 mm.Length: 350mm in M / L / XL, 300mm in S, 250mm in XS
Platform pedals are included with the bikeThe weight of the bike is given without the pedals.
This bike is compatible with the following mudguards in our range:- B'TWIN FLASH ROAD BIKE SADDLE MUDGUARD (item 8327786)- RACEBLADE PRO XL SKS ROAD BIKE MUDGUARD SET (item 8515529)- BLUEMELS MATT 35 SKS ROAD BIKE MUDGUARD Set (item 8385659)Enter the product code into the search bar on the DECATHLON website to learn more about those products.
Yes, this bike was designed for bicycle touring on roads, including bikepacking. That means you can install light bags, for example on the saddle, on the frame, and on the handlebars. Thanks to its comfort, the RC500 is the perfect companion for long journeys in the saddle.This bike is not however a bike for travelling. We do not recommend overloading it with larger travel bags on the pannier rack, for example.
Our Triban bikes have already gone on many adventures! Discover our Triban stories on https://triban.exposure.co/
10.6 kg in size M, without pedals
Cycle Touring Road Bike RC500 (Disc Brake)
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