Headquartered in Lille, France, Decathlon is a worldwide chain of sporting goods stores with 17 UK outlets.
Some 30 percent of Decathlon UK's turnover comes from bikes and related goods and like many such operations, Decathlon focusses on value for money with its own-brand products.
Decathlon offers two bike ranges: B'Twin for road and hybrid bikes and accessories, these include the B’Twin Ultra 920, BTwin Triban 500 SE road bike and the B’Twin Alur 700. They also do Rockrider mountain bikes. Its Orao eyewear range, Aptonia nutrition, Quechua outdoors sports and Geonaute electronics also include items that are useful for cycling.
Comfortable, good value specs for day riding in most conditions
Another pair of low priced and yet high quality sunglasses from Orao
Small, solid feeling mini-pump but very hard to get a decent pressure
Cheap, dependable and easy to set up computer that still offers enough basic data fields to be useful
Supportive and stiff shoes with bling French styling, belying the low price tag; fit is on the generous side
Good value, but too sweet and too thick to be easily consumable
Surprisingly good lube at a bargain price
Good value, tough bar tape which looks pretty good and should last well - what's not to like?
Stylish, innovative jersey for racing or pretty much any summer road riding
Performance road shorts with a very modest price tag but pad seems less versatile than their 500 siblings