triban 3 views

gubber12345
gubber12345 Posts: 493
edited May 2013 in Road general
just wondered does anybody out there have one of these triban 3 from decathlon and what are ther thots on it.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-ro ... 39800.html
Lapierre Aircode 300
Merida

Comments

  • Sprool
    Sprool Posts: 1,022
    Triban 3 gets a lot of positive comments from here, previous and current owners. Great entry level bike well put together and a lot of bike for the money. Highly recommended and good after sales mechanics at decathlon to help and advise you spend more money on extras :)
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    I have one and its a match for my more expensive bike.
    I think its great, well built, rides lovely and the shifting is a dream.
    Living MY dream.
  • finlayson99
    finlayson99 Posts: 213
    I have one and love it.
    Fantastic bike even if it was twice the price.
    SC Heckler
    Chopper Mk2
    Grifter
    Merlin Malt-CR
    Revolution Courier 2
  • mmm cake
    mmm cake Posts: 3
    I've got one and think it's great, especially for the money - change the tyres asap though. If you can find any of the old stock around you'll get the carbon forks too.

    However, having said all that, I've only had it 4 months and I'm already thinking I'd quite like one with a better gruppo.
  • gubber12345
    gubber12345 Posts: 493
    good to know thanks.

    took the plunge there and hit the "buy" button so one is winging its way to cr4ppy weather northern ireland :lol::lol:

    just been looking for a decent cheapo to ride about on for when the weather is cr4p (which it usually is here) :x

    thanks
    Lapierre Aircode 300
    Merida
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    I'm sure that when you start to ride it you won't be thinking of it as only a cr4ppy bike but maybe even your best main bike. Seriously, it's a great bike and the price isn't reflective in this case.
    Living MY dream.
  • Another T3 owner here.

    A cracking bike for the small outlay. You'll love it when you get it.

    We even have our own forum for them!
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Another T3 owner here.

    A cracking bike for the small outlay. You'll love it when you get it.

    We even have our own forum for them!

    Is it more friendly than here ? :)
    Living MY dream.
  • Stewpot407
    Stewpot407 Posts: 97
    are there any left?
    An aging Trek 5500 OCLV
    Not so aging Pina Dogma (AK61)
  • VTech wrote:
    Another T3 owner here.

    A cracking bike for the small outlay. You'll love it when you get it.

    We even have our own forum for them!

    Is it more friendly than here ? :)

    YES!!!!!! :wink:
    B'TWIN Triban 5A
    Ridgeback MX6
  • tim_wand
    tim_wand Posts: 2,552
    VTech wrote:
    Another T3 owner here.

    A cracking bike for the small outlay. You'll love it when you get it.

    We even have our own forum for them!

    Is it more friendly than here ? :)


    Only if you can avoid that bloke from Stoke and the rest of the Mummsnet sleepers. Rule 7 Applies :evil:
  • gubber12345
    gubber12345 Posts: 493
    Stewpot407 wrote:
    are there any left?
    yeah stewpot,according to the site there is still ones available
    Lapierre Aircode 300
    Merida
  • IrishMac
    IrishMac Posts: 328
    Ye do realise that that's the new model with non-carbon fork, microshift shifters etc yeah?
    Member of Cuchulainn C.C. @badcyclist

    Raleigh SP Race
    Trek 1.2
  • RobK
    RobK Posts: 19
    I went to get one on thursday and my local store had sold out of the red ones :( ,I was doing a charity ride ride today and a guy had one and even though i was riding a £1100 bike i was gealous.
  • IrishMac
    IrishMac Posts: 328
    There won't be any new stock of the red ones, they've replace them with the white ones and you're now paying 150 quid more for the red bike's equivalent
    Member of Cuchulainn C.C. @badcyclist

    Raleigh SP Race
    Trek 1.2
  • chromedome
    chromedome Posts: 32
    I picked one of these up on Sunday from Warrington (in Red) plenty around.
    Also had a Twitter conversation with Decathlon asking about the Red & White,they said running Red alongside White till prob end of the yer.


    I knew I was going bald when it was taking longer and longer to wash my face...
  • germcevoy
    germcevoy Posts: 414
    Put 300 miles on mine in April. Hasn't put a foot wrong. If you are on a budget or just wanting to try a road bike then I see no other alternative. Pull the plug.