Decathlon Bikes

jellybellywmb
jellybellywmb Posts: 1,379
edited September 2007 in Road beginners
Being tempted by road bikes to try and keep my fitness levels up when I don't have time to drive to the trials on MTB.
Looked at the Decathlon Sport 2, can anyone tell me if these are reasonable for a first road bike.
One thing I did notice was it had 30 gears as apposed to what seems to be the usual 14ish,is this a benifit or hinderance.

Also any other suggestions sub £300
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  • peejay78
    peejay78 Posts: 3,378
    it's a very good bike for the money.

    re: the 30 gears - it has a triple, which is fine.
  • McBain_v1
    McBain_v1 Posts: 5,237
    JellyBelly, I think that you need to fix your sig :wink:

    What do I ride? Now that's an Enigma!
  • TRUE :oops: it was transfered from the wmb website and has gone screwy.
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  • TRUE :oops: it was transfered from the wmb website and has gone screwy.
    "BEER" Proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy
  • TRUE :oops: it was transfered from the wmb website and has gone screwy.
    "BEER" Proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy
  • True :oops: It was transferred from WMB and has gone a bit screwy
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  • :oops: :roll: :oops: and I don't have a clue why that posted 4 times
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,579
    Wowee, that is a lot of replies! :D

    My sig went screwy too - had to redo it as such: (First and last square [] brackets removed so it shows up)

    url=http://i4.pinkbike.com/photo/1481/pbpic1481517.jpg]Felt F70 05[/url

    Dan

    P.S You can delete your duplicate posts if you wish.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • Akuma
    Akuma Posts: 22
    Yes, it's a good bike for the price :)

    I've had mine for 8-9months now, all I've done to it in that time is add
    SPD pedals, move the STIs a little and change the brake pads to something
    that fits on the rim properly :)

    I have noticed my rear wheel doesn't spin too well though, it feels smooth,
    but there seems to be too much friction slowing it right down. It's a cartridge
    I think, so I guess I should just replace it with something decent.

    The bottom bracket caps are plastic too. I've only opened them a few times
    and they're showing a bit of wear already.

    Check the cranks for cracks/deformities too, my right crank had a
    crack/deformity in it, took them ages to contact the manufacturer to
    see if they'd pay for the replacement or something :/

    Don't let that put you off though, it's a great bike otherwise :)
  • richk
    richk Posts: 564
    Think I might take a trip to the Decathlon shop shortly & have a look at these as I'm in the market for an inexpensive road bike atm...
    There is no secret ingredient...
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,579
    I nearly bought a Sport 3 in June when I was in provence for a holiday, had a good look at one in the shop, but they didn't have my size, and even if they had, I wasn't convinced enough to bring one back in the car.

    I think it would have worked out as £370.
    Bagged my 2 year old Felt for £100 more though, so more than happy.

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • They are £259 at the moment, Also just found a Giant SCR 4.0 FOR £269.
    I have Giant MTB and love it , are the road bikes any good.

    Thanks for the advice on the decathlon bike.
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