Decathlon is slowly becoming the go-to destination for all sports enthusiasts in India (at least in the cities where we do have Decathlon stores). They also display, guide and sell their own bicycle brand called the Btwin Cycles.
As I started to write this blog post, I realized I visit the Decathlon store at least twice a month. Do keep in mind they also host a lot of events regularly. So I don’t visit the store just to buy the products but to participate/view the events as well.
The stores are fun to visit (Especially if you have kids). If you have yet not visited them yet, do plan your visit soon. This is not like your regular sports store. Decathlons (I can vouch for Banglore) are so big that you can actually try out their bicycle inside the store. 😀
The video below will help you visualize how an average Decathlon store looks like and how is the shopping experience of the customers.
As good as their store, collection, service and staff is, I equally dislike their website. It is not at all user-friendly. The menu options are too confusing (especially the cycling sub-section). Hence I decided to write a blog post to list down all bicycles that Decathlon offers and their prices in India.
As stated earlier, Decathlon sells bicycles under the brand name Btwin Cycles. I know a lot of people who write/pronounce the name as “Between Cycle” 😀
Btwin as a bicycle brand has quickly made its name in India for quality bikes at affordable cost. Their budget bicycles are very popular. However, people still prefer Treks & Cannondales over Btwin in the premium bicycle segment.
p.s. – I try to keep the prices updated. However, do use the link provided to check the latest price on the official site. Do let me know in the comments if you find any discripencies.
Btwin mountain bikes are called as the “RockRider”. There are multiple models available for the RockRider. The prices start from as low as Rs. 14,000 and go as high as Rs. 70,000.
Btwin Naming Convention:
Btwin follows a nice name convention. In most scenarios, a higher number will denote a better bicycle. E.g The RockRider 200 will be a better bicycle compared to the RockRider 100 and so on (And hence more expensive as well).
This is not only true for the RockRider series but for “most” other products as well. However, do note, there are exceptions to this rule and use it just as a rough guideline.
Check out the Entire Collection of RockRider Bikes – Decathlon India
The Btwin RockRider 340 is the entry level MTB that Decathlon sells. It is a hardtail bicycle (Comes with only front suspension) and is available in four different colours. (Use the link above to view all options)
RockRider 520 and 540 are two mid segment bikes. If you are looking to cycle explore off-road trails, both them options can do the job really well.
The table below will give you a brief understanding of all RockRider models that Btwin offers with an updated price list.
Have a look at the Rockrider 340 in action in the video below:
Btwin Hybrid Bike:
The hybrid bicycle range by Decathlon is called the Btwin Riverside. The cheapest city bike of them all is named as Btwin MyBike and is priced under Rs. 5000 in India. However, the mid-range bikes namely the Riverside 100, 120 & 500 are the most popular and best value for money.
View the Entire Range of Riverside Bicycles by Btwin – Decathlon India
The table below will provide you with highlights of all Hybrid Btwin bicycles on sale at Decathlon along with their price list. Use the link mentioned above to have a look at all of them.
The videos below should help you have a look at and compare the Riverside 120 and Riverside 500 bikes.
Btwin Road Bicycles:
Btwin road bicycle range is called as the Triban. Triban 100 is a really good entry level road bicycle. You can use it if you are just starting out or want to use to commute to work every day.
Decathlon also has a flat handlebar version of the Triban 100 which sells at the exact same price. This gives you an additional choice while buying one for yourself.
If you are just starting out and used to riding the road bikes, you can opt for the flat bar and then either upgrade your bike or just change the handle, once you are more comfortable.
However, if you are into professional racing or wish to prepare and take part in any of the upcoming cycling tournaments, you should look at buying the Triban 500 or 520.
Have a look at an advertisement for the Triban 100 below. It showcases the bike and some of its features:
Kids Bicycles by Decathlon:
Decathlon offers a wide range of bicycle for kids as well. Right from balance bicycles, which is a really good choice for toddlers to RockRider MTB bikes which can be used by kids above 8 years of age. Read more about tricycles for kids below the age of 2 in the link above.
If you are not sure of the right size for the bicycle for your kids – Read this guide for more details. I have listed down the various cycles for kids in different age group and height.
Btwin Cycles (Folding) by Decathlon:
Decathlon also has a couple of folding bikes that you can use to ride to work. It is especially good for people who travel by train, metro or bus and then have to walk to their destination. Folding bicycles solve a lot of problems for these people.
If you are interested in buying folding bicycles, you should read my article on the Best Folding Bicycles in India.
This brings me to an end of this blog post. Do let me know if there is anything specific that you would like to know about Btwin Cycles, I will be happy to add that information to this articles in future revisions.