Riverside 500 Hybrid Bike - Grey/Red

    € 298.80

    Designed for hybrid bike rides from 30 to 50 km on roads and forest paths or dirt paths.

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    SKU: S300777 (2391850)
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    Product benefits
    1. Versatility
      Aluminium unisex frame, versatile 700x38 (28") tyres for roads and trails
    2. Ease of use
      Ease of use
      Single chainwheel drive train with 9-speed trigger shifter. Quick-release wheels
    3. Sitting comfort
      Sitting comfort
      Ergonomic saddle and suspension fork with adjustable stiffness
    4. Braking power
      Mechanical disc brakes
    5. Lightweight
      Aluminium double-walled rims and frame.
    • Size
      S / M / L
    • Weight
      13.2 kg in size M
    Product feature
    1. Frame
      Comfortable hybrid aluminium 6061 frame for men and women Low design for easy mounting.Removable rear derailleur dropout
    2. Fork
      Kogee Odessa OS suspension fork with preload adjuster (1-1/8" steel pivot). 63mm of travel.
    3. Drivetrain
      9 indexed speeds, BTWIN SL759 trigger shifters Microshift H092 9-speed cassette Single chainwheel: 36 teeth Cogs: 11/ 36 KMC X9 chain with quick-release system Rear derailleur: B'Twin RD M46-L Anti-derailment ring
    4. Brakes
      Aluminium brake levers Tektro TKD68 front + rear disc brakes
    5. Handlebars / stem / steering
      Semi-raised aluminium handlebar (620mm). 2 aluminium 5mm adjustment spacers 1-1/8" aluminium stem, 75mm long Aheadset semi-integrated 1-1/8" headset 2 aluminium 5mm adjustment spacers Ergonomic B'Twin handles
    6. Saddle / Seat post
      B'Twin Sport 500 Ergofit ergonomic saddle. Aluminium seat post with graduations for easy adjustment. Collar clamp diameter = 32mm; seat post diameter = 27.2mm. Tool-free height-adjustment of the saddle (quick-release saddle).
    7. Wheels
      Black, double-walled, anodised aluminium rims for more durability Wheel diameter = 28 inches (21-622) Aluminium front and rear hub with quick release on the front and rear wheels to make them easier to remove 28-spoke front and rear wheels
    8. Tyres
      B'Twin "Hybrid" versatile road and trail tyres Dimensions: 700 x 38 (38-622)
    9. Crankset / Pedals
      Hybrid one-piece plastic pedals with a large surface 170mm-long aluminium cranks 36-tooth chainring Plastic chainguard
    10. Accessories / Equipment
      Front and rear battery-powered lights. Rear derailleur guard.
    11. Dimensions
      Size S 1.50m to 1.65m Size M 1.66m to 1.82m Size L 1.83m to 1.95m
    12. Weight
      13.2 kg in size S 13.4 kg in size M 13.6 kg in size L
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Frame : 100.0% Aluminium 6061
    2. Storage advice
      Store in a dry place
    3. Product restrictions
      Not suitable for mountain biking or BMX
    4. Product catchline
      Looking for a lightweight, comfortable hybrid bike? The design of its aluminium frame noticeably improves comfort. The Riverside 500 has been especially designed for touring.
    Product reviews
    4.7 / 5
    3 reviews
    3 users recommend this product
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    • Great Commuter

      Joseph (United Kingdom)
      Used for 7 to 12 months
      After loss of license, had too commute using a bike. I bought this bike, and it has so far been excellent. I’ve had it for a year now and no problems with it. It’s extremely comfortable and gets me home quicker than my road bike. Strongly recommend for commuting medium distances because of its comfort. Nothing flashy just does the job. Recommend buying a gel seat with this product and a lightweight pannier.
    • A practical and fun bike

      ROBERT (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I needed space and didn't need the separate mountain bike and road bike I had. In truth I needed something more 'sensible' dare I say it and something I could just hop on and go for a ride, ride with the family or, later on, do a bit of touring with lycra not required.
      I like Decathlon, have been card holder for years and have noticed over some period that the B'Twin bikes had good reviews from the bike press as well as on the website.
      Initially, based on reviews and Youtube videos I had set my heart on a Triban 100. I had always wanted a cross-type bike (or Gravel or Adventure to use the current parlance) and was happy with drops as I had taken my Boardman Road Comp off-road a little bit (bridleways and unmade roads) and it's more fun with drops!
      So, after it took an age to sell both my existing bikes I went to the Chelmsford store (small but staff are v.good) to try a bike or two. I tried a Triban 100 and was impressed.
      The power transfer seemed good and the handling and it was pretty light (a bit heavier than my Boardman).
      However, the brake levers are miles away from the drops and the gear change is nowhere near the brakes!
      Having doubts I tried a couple of the Rockrider MTBs and liked them but I don't need a MTB.
      I then tried the Riverside 500, which had already caught my eye online.
      Straight away I noticed that the handling via the straight bars and disc brakes was easy, comfortable and reassuring.
      Whereas dodging customers and their kids, inflatable canoes and whatnot in a small store on the Triban 100 was a blast, on the Riverside 500 my weaving and accelerating and decelerating was more assured.
      I liked the overall feel, the riding position and the sheer ease of use.
      It was tough, really tough giving up the idea of the Triban 100 and I did like it. But, and this is where I have to be sensible, the Riverside 500 was just more practical and versatile as it is set up now. If you could put brakes on the top of the Triban drops like some cross bikes have (I believe) by the gears then I might have wavered even more.
      To the gears: The Triban had 7 the Riverside 9.
      I expected from reviews that the Triban would win here as the gear change was lauded. It was solid but also clunky sounding - no stealth changes here.
      The Riverside was quiet and gave less cause for concern when changing.

      So to the acid test/s.
      I have taken it out on a couple of quick local 6-7 mile rides - no more than a quick blast to explore the vicinity and the bike.
      Pros: quick, safe, fun, comfortable :)
      Cons: a bit of noise from the wheels - expect is solvable, tyres on an unmade road gave cause for concern when braking cause sideways jittering. Others have rated the tyres badly but I can change them later.
      Overall: really pleased and look forward to going on the bike when I can.
      Advice: try it, buy it.
      Advice to Decathlon: all I got was a receipt! Where's the bike guide? The maintenance guide for those new to disc brakes etc. C'mon guys!
    • A very good initial impression.

      Roger (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      I needed to replace my ageing Trek mountain bike. As I'm also ageing I looked for something in the trail bike range, and this caught my eye.
      First inpressions are that it is an excellent bike for the money. It's light comfortable to ride and nimble, but still copes well with stoney ground, rutted tracks, and large tree roots.
      The 9 gears are designed to give a good transmission spread although I think power peddlers may find the lowest gear not powerful enough but I'm not a power peddler so that is not a problem. maitenence will be much easier.
      Advertised as a touring bike it ticks a lot of boxes for not a lot of money.