BTwin + Decathlon Stopped Doing Road Bikes ?

sfichele
sfichele Posts: 605
edited April 2011 in Road buying advice
Was just looking at the Decathlon and BTwin websites and they are only showing one drop handle bar road bike. The only other "road" bikes on the websites are a cyclo-cross, a kids racer, and flat-bar hybrids.

Are these guys no longer doing the sport series, or are they just restocking?

Comments

  • riggsy81
    riggsy81 Posts: 281
    I think its because of the new models being released
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    NO EXCUSES
    JUST RIDE!!!
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    Wouldn't surprise me.

    It would be the latest stupid decision - since they decided to move the Merry Hill store - onto one of the busiest motorways in europe M6.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    And how they had NO stock of winter gloves at the Notts branch in the Winter, madness!
  • weeve
    weeve Posts: 393
    http://www.decathlon.fr/velos-route-com ... route.html

    this is what they have in france...plenty of them...expect will get to you in uk some time....

    or just go to calais :)

    full sram red and r-sys wheels for 3000 euros .... not too shaby
  • danbrum
    danbrum Posts: 45
    I was in decathalon yesterday, there were several road bikes there. Are they any good then?
  • sfichele
    sfichele Posts: 605
    The higher end ones, like the sport-3 are well spoken of and are generally recommended by others on this forum. For entry level people decathlon isn't a bad choice.

    However, I've got a sport-1 for commuting but wouldn't overly recommend that purely due to the cheap shimano gears. And imo, anything shimano below the tiagra range is junk and doesn't stand up to continually use. But for £270 its a cheap commuter that does the job
  • bilsea159
    bilsea159 Posts: 256
    Decathlon Lakeside had all the new range in yesterday. Not sure about the colours on some of the road bikes but the basic model £279 now has carbon forks and mudguard eyelets so would make a decent winter bike....
  • Wappygixer
    Wappygixer Posts: 1,396
    Decathlon currently has a problem with the website und uploading all the new models and data.
    New bikes are about now, from the £299 Triban 3 (the old sport 1 but with carbon forks) upto the Facet 5 (full carbon with SRAM Rival for £1099) the one which I think is a steel is the Facet 3, full carbon with 105 groupset and Shimano RS10 wheelset, its only £899.

    Hopefully we will have the website fixed soon, I know our tech guys in France are trying to fix the problem.
  • Wappygixer
    Wappygixer Posts: 1,396
    kingrollo wrote:
    Wouldn't surprise me.

    It would be the latest stupid decision - since they decided to move the Merry Hill store - onto one of the busiest motorways in europe M6.

    Have you been to the new store at Wednesbury?Personally I think its much nicer than Merry hill.The layout being 2 tier was not the best and didn't fit in with the Decathlon concept.It was also quite an expensive store to rent, Wednesbury we have bought and offers so much more potential.There is still another 1800 square metres which has been boarded off for when the store gets busier.
    Its never good closing a store but sometimes it can be for the best, you cant please everybody though
  • DF33
    DF33 Posts: 732
    The Decathlon heirarchy need to realise UK is not France.

    They run the web operation the french way, ie each store has it's stock, you can only order from your nearest store to your postal address, if out of stock but all other stores have stock, tough. No sending stock between stores either.

    They are losing loads of business through this. It took me two days to order a pair of walking trousers from the only store with stock and the staff were tearing their hair out as they continually spend hours trying to please customers against a 'computer says no' regime of ordering.
    Peter
  • jimmythecuckoo
    jimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,712
    I have nothing but praise for Decathlon. But your Flickr link goes only to the homepage of the site and not your page... :wink:
  • DF33
    DF33 Posts: 732
    I have nothing but praise for Decathlon.

    Me too if your in the store or mail ordering from your local store with stock of the item you want.

    But how do you order from a store 200 miles away from your address when the computer ie website won't allow it, they can't transfer the stock to your local store so you can order it from there or collect it, you cannot order over the phone and pay by card?

    even the staff can't get round it to help out.

    The site is often taken off line as not working and the french IT dept running it seems to be continually trying to sort it out.

    I'm writing this from France by the way. It all works well out here.
    Peter
  • jimmythecuckoo
    jimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,712
    If they could get it sorted they would take over the world in sports retail.

    My only worry is that I look like a member of staff as I have fleeces, coats, cyling kit, tent, picnic table, energy drinks... etc etc

    :lol:
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    Wappygixer wrote:
    kingrollo wrote:
    Wouldn't surprise me.

    It would be the latest stupid decision - since they decided to move the Merry Hill store - onto one of the busiest motorways in europe M6.

    Have you been to the new store at Wednesbury?Personally I think its much nicer than Merry hill.The layout being 2 tier was not the best and didn't fit in with the Decathlon concept.It was also quite an expensive store to rent, Wednesbury we have bought and offers so much more potential.There is still another 1800 square metres which has been boarded off for when the store gets busier.
    Its never good closing a store but sometimes it can be for the best, you cant please everybody though

    I am a cyclist - I despise traffic - therefore relocating the store on one of the busiest motorways in europe makes it a no go for me.
    I have been once - to buy a mountain bike for my son. Clothing is great value IMO. but I won't go unless I have to. Its now a last resort rather than my first choice.
    Wouldn't be surprised to see that store close altogether TBH - there are already rumours about Solihull.