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.
Bargain shorts for training and everyday road riding
Very comfy, but not overly padded, mitts that do their job without fuss
Impressive value and performance, with only minor reservations
Good all-round performance from BTwin's top road lid
Great value for money, solid performing lightweight jersey at a price that's hard to beat
Good value option for post-ride recovery, but not as vegetarian as it's supposed to be
Compact energy bar which scores well on taste and offers reasonable value
Warm padded gloves at an excellent price