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Tilt 500 Folding Bike

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Tilt 500 Folding Bike : Designed for travelling around town regularly on different modes of transport (lift, bus, underground, etc.) while taking up minimal space.

Lightweight thanks to the Shimano 7-speeds, and versatile thanks to the aluminium frame, mudguard and stand. Our side-folding mechanism makes the bike very easy to fold, store, and transport.

Easy transport

Takes just 15 seconds to unfold and switch from pedestrian to cyclist.

Versatility

Discover new horizons with the 7 speeds.

Compact design

Folded L/H/W: 78 x 66 x 44cm.Unfolded L/H/W: 148 x 110 x 58cm

Lifetime warranty

Lifetime warranty on the frame, stem (excl. hinge), rigid fork and handlebar.

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Tilt 500 Folding Bike
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Folding Bike Tilt 500 - Blue B'TWIN Review

Excellent for city cycling. It's just a bit heavier than other folding bikes, but nonetheless, it's really good for its price and has a good quality.

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Great bike

Lovely folding bike. The only issue I had was the brake cable started to fray quickly. Definitely tighten the seat clamp, buy a gel mat and upgrade the lights.

Extremely happy with my new bike! (

Purchased this bike a month ago. I wanted to switch from using public transport but was afraid to r ide besides car traffic. The previous standard bike also bought in Decathlon was stolen last summer, although I had some time to understand, that the standard bike is too big and heavy for me, not easy to control. This time the decision to buy a folding one was driven by the necessity to keep it at home because once you chain your bike anywhere outside in London, you must be ready to say goodbye to your bike. So I chose the folding one just for security matter, but soon I've noticed how comfortable it is, how fast and easy is the folding and unfolding process, and how confident I started feeling myself riding a street. Sometimes people approach me to ask how much have I bought my bike, as mostly folding bikes are over 1000. I proudly tell about Decathlon, its perfect quality, and such an affordable price. Really, I can't figure out, why other brands' offers are so pricey, and why people buy folding bikes 4 times expensive. This bike is just amazing, one month of use made me absolutely happy. Thank you so much!

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Brilliant Bike

Excellent build quality and works out of the box.

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Folding bike

Fabulous,

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No bike or notification arrived.

Love it, but

Got this bike in June and overall I love it but it has had some annoying faults! Firstly the seat post clamp is rubbish, riding along you quickly start to slide down and have to reset every now and again. Then after a week the grubber screw fell out which meant it also started to twist as well as slip. Took to shop but they had no pets so only solution is to tighten seat clamp so much you can’t easily undo it to lower seat. Always have to have Allen key to undo to lower seat. Second annoying fault is the magnet! I have just lost my second magnet off the rear wheel. Without it the wheels do not stay locked together which makes it impossible to carry folded. I did buy one to replace the first one that got lost but postage cost more than the part and it came with no instructions. Somebody else has mentioned that the handle bar does not align with the front wheel! I thought it was just me but it’s true! Overall I like this bike and I know it is a fraction of the price of alternatives but it is still £300 and for that you don’t expect things to just fall off.

Smooth ride, enjoying it with one big flaw

I love my 500 with one big exception: I have an annoying issue with the rear brake! I read that I should tighten my rear brake in a position where I still have room for one finger in between the handlebar and the brake lever when depressed... If I do that, when I fold the bike the rear wheel is immobilised... Did you experience this? I can’t seem to find a solution.

Perfect for the cash,

I bought this bike second hand essentially unused. The bike had been locked outside exposed to the elements for a year or so by the time I bought it. Despite this, no signs of rust, and in a good state. Pros: relatively cheap given the alternatives, light and small enough to take with me on trains, and convenient enough to unfold/fold for storage. Plenty of gears for city commuting as well as some light dirtpath leisure riding. With the tires pumped to a good pressure, riding is pretty effortless. The mudguards have kept me mud-free, and dry. Rainwater, I can dry off no-problem, but road water will stain. The back light is handy, but I would suggest buying an additional front headlight for night riding for sure. Cons: still relatively bulky when folded, and as I'm relatively short (5'9), it does feel like a burden if the carriage is busy. The magnets do not always hold the bike together in its folded state, and I feel like there should be better alternatives, perhaps a clasp/clamp of sorts. I also feel that given the 13Kg heft with relatively bulky body, the handlebars should align better with the wheels so that wheeling the bike around is easier when it's folded. One final minor annoyance, can we put some indents on the seat pole/bar to have an idea of how far to bring the seat back up from its folded position? I use a sharpie to make it quicker currently. I have also used a strap to hold the bike together better. Overall: would recommend based on its features, upgradeable parts, and ease of use. It's light and small enough as a folding bike, and I would expect this level based on its cost. It has its quirks,

Dangerous

I borrowed one of these bikes from a friend. It was brand new. As I was travelling at some speed the back mudguard concertina'd, buckling in with the back wheel causing the bike to abruptly stop. This is a serious design flaw. I shattered my arm and seriously damaged tendons in the other. I have had to have several operations. This could have been far worse. The accident happened on a quiet(ish) road. Had this happened on a busier road the consequences could have been far graver. The back mudguard should not come into contact with the back wheel at all, and when in motion this resulted in me being in a serious accident.

Good Folding Bike But Does Have a Few Flaws

I've had this bike just over two weeks now and it is a good bike. However, the seat slips a couple of positions during a normal ride through the city i.e. from position 25 to position 23 over a 8 mile ride. This has led to the seat stem being worn already and the paintwork coming off the stem despite only riding a few times a week since getting the bike, which is disappointing and annoying. I took the bike to my local Decathlon so their technician could fix it. He discarded the o ring saying it was too big for the bike and reinstalled the seat without o ring. I tested it in the store and the seat was significantly slipping. The technician has temporary tightened the clamp as tight as it can go and effectively locked the seat into place, whilst a new clamp is on order. This is fine as a temporary measure but the whole point of a folding bike is so it can be kept nice and compact when folded and not in use (because the bike seat was locked into place at my riding height, it couldn't fit in the boot of my car without me having to fold the car seats down.) I keenly await the new clamp being delivered and really hope it fixes the issue as without this issue, this truly is a 5 star bike. Throughout customer service have been amazing and have sent out carbon fibber gripper paste which will add some bite. It doesn't detach from the fact there is a flaw though and does not solve the problem at source. Another annoying niggle is that sometimes when the bike is folded, the magnet on the front wheel gets trapped behind the magnet of the rear wheel. In order to free and unfold the bike, one needs to turn the handle to force the magnet out, which has resulted in a scratch on the fork. Not ideal for a nearly brand new bike to get a scratch albeit, this is only a niggle. I so want this bike to be 5 star and want to give it a 5 star rating but sadly, the seat issue is too significant and disappointing for me to do so.

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Absolutely awful service

I've been really happy with my purchases at Decathlon, but it turns out it is because I hadn't had to deal with their customer services. Within a month of buying this the tyre went flat. This is my first bike in almost 20 years so I don't know the difference between an inner tube and tyre. Contacted customer services and they tell me to buy one of these inner tubes. Turns out I have to get the wheel out, which needs specific tools to do, which of course customer services do not say anything about. And of course the product page doesn't tell you anything - the piece of paper that came with the bike doesn't tell you a thing, nor does any of the "user manual" nor videos. Phoning customer services gets me to go on YouTube - no Decathlon videos there. Not to mention how it says "your call is important to us" then proceeds to hang up on you, so you have to call several times in hopes of getting an answer. If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person and aren't a regular "I need my bike to get me from A to B" kind of person like me get one of these but if you aren't a bike expert you are better off going somewhere that actually gives you after sales service

Trusty little bike

This is the first bike I’ve ever owned as an adult, and it’s been great fun. I’ve been gaining confidence in this bike over the last two months and riding about 50km a week on it. I like that it’s small and manageable. I haven’t been folding it much, but like the option if/when I get back to working in an office. However, it’s probably a tad too big and heavy if you intend to lug it up and down the train/stairs everyday. Others on this comment page have been disappointed with it, and I’ve been concerned enough to check that all the various clasps and joints on my bike look like they are put together well. The folding bag that hangs on the front (purchased separately) works really well with this bike. I also got a large front basket fron Decathlon that works less well with this bike. My complaint would be the fact that the bike doesn’t stand up properly when propped on the bar that hold it up. It falls over especially when the front handle bar is holding some weight in the bag or basket. Also, while they work well, the brakes do creak. I’d have them checked and/or replaced at some point.

Good value bike

This is my first folding bike and have been riding it for nearly a month. It folds very quickly and is comfortable ride. I almost gave this review 3 stars when the back wheel stopped working but the workshop team in Decathlon Ealing store (where I bought the bike) fixed the brakes within 5mins. The only downside of the bike is lack of suspension, so going over a bump or small pothole and you can feel it but overall this is a great entry level folding bike for the price. I researched for a long time to spend more (on a Brompton) or less (BTwin 120) but I believe this model and price point is the sweet spot.

you get what you pay for

This bike is not overpriced but neither a bargain. The best component is the frame: lightweight, resistant, comfy the low step and a very good the lock system to fold and unfold. The worst are the brakes, tyres (got punctured even if they claim are puncture protection), wheels, chain and saddle (painful after 20 - 25 minutes). During the time I changed all of the components just mentioned apart from the wheels. The best characteristic is that it is lightweight and fast for being a folding bike. The 7 speeds for use in a city are pretty fine.

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Composition

Frame

  • 100% Aluminium 6061

Frame

6061 T6 aluminium frame—lightweight, dynamic and sturdy.The simple side-folding system using the lever means it takes up little space at home, at the office, in the boot of a car or in a camper... you'll forget your bike is even there.There is a mechanism to quickly lock the frame and stem so that you can keep the bike folded and transport it easily.In order to improve your bike's stability once folded, the frame is equipped with a bike stand under its base.

Fork

Hi-ten steel fork for greater durability.

Drivetrain

Thanks to the Shimano 7-speed derailleur, the TILT 500 can easily cope with any gradient and lets you adapt your effort throughout your ride (pushing off at traffic lights or accelerating in a straight line, for example)The Shimano Revo-Shift shifter is ergonomic and precise.Metres of development:- smallest development: 2.96m per turn of the pedals, 28 teeth- largest development: 5.9m per turn of the pedals, 14 teeth

Brakes

Steel V-brake and callipers guarantee effective and progressive braking.

Handlebar / stem / steering

Semi-raised aluminium handlebars with a 60mm rise for adjusting the steering position to suit your body shape and improve handling.Handlebar width: 560mm.Fixed aluminium stem with quick-release lock for greater stiffness compared to a height-adjustable stem.Distance from saddle to handlebar: 540mm. Bottom bracket to saddle distance: 480mm to 780mm

Saddle / seat post

Comfortable, seamless foam saddle to stop water getting in.Anti-theft, anti-rotation aluminium seat post 31.6mm in diameter.

Wheels

20", single rims, and anodised black walls.

Tyres

Tyres with anti-puncture reinforcement.Size 20 x 1.75.We've developed these tyres using Skinwall technology for lower weight and higher performance.

Crankset

The fold-up pedals reduce bulk when the bike is folded.Once the pedals are folded up and the stem folded down, the bike can be stored against a wall and takes up very little space (26 cm wide).Steel cranks: 170mm.

Accessories / equipment

Mudguard with stays, double chainguard to stop the chain jumping and protect from dirt.Front and rear battery-powered lights.Rear light screwed on to avoid the risk of theft.This bike is compatible with the TILT transport cover and the B'Twin pannier rack for foldable bikes.The Tilt 500 is not compatible with a child seat.

Weight

12.9kg

User size and weight

The geometry of this bike offers optimal comfort for cyclists measuring between 1.45m and 1.85m.This bike meets the requirements of the ISO 4210 standard for a cyclist weighing 100kg.

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