"You don't have to work out or practice yoga to mount this bike! Especially if you have attached a baby carrier to the back.
This is a city bike with a steel frame and low standover height to make your rides simpler and more practical. The design of this bike lets you ride it with a straight back. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
What about the sizing? S/M : 1.55 m - 1.75 m, 28-inch wheels; L/XL: 1.75 m - 1.95 m, 28-inch wheels;
Your Elops 520 bike has 6 speeds on an external derailleur for improved versatility on reasonable inclines. Going up hills and accelerating after a red light become child's play.
For efficient, safe braking, your bike is equipped with aluminum front and rear calliper V-brakes.
"The Elops 520 comes equipped with a steering spring in addition to steel handlebars with an ergonomic design and an aluminum damper stem (for lighter weight).
The result? You ride more comfortably, and the handlebars won’t swing to the side once you lean the bike on the stand."
A steel seat post and a comfortable seat:
"The steel seat post further absorbs vibrations and the screw-in seat clamp collar limits the risk of theft. And the seat? That’s is our favourite part: the wide saddle was chosen, after numerous tests, for the foam padding with a variable hardness that adapts to the pressure of your body.
Why this one? Because it’s by far the most comfortable!"
The Elops 520 has 28-inch wheels with a single-wall rim and raw aluminum spokes. To protect your spokes and avoid flat tires, inflate your tires to a pressure between 3.5 and 4.5 bars. The wheel is attached with a locknut hub to prevent the risk of theft.
"We chose very wide tires (45 mm) so that you can ride comfortably in town: a smooth rolling bike that can easily drive over small obstacles on the way. Not even cobblestones, sewer drains, potholes, or tramway rails can make you lose your balance.
Inner tubes are equipped with car valves: you can inflate your tires at a service station. To avoid flat tires, keep them at a constant pressure between 3.5 and 4.5 bars (depending on your weight).
Accessories and fittings to make your journey easier:
"We added a couple of details to make your urban rides easier:
The stand is on the rear wheel to stay out of the way while pedalling. The pannier rack can hold up to 27 kg (the standard for supporting a baby carrier) and the rack can hold up to 7 kg.
With the front and rear LED lighting (powered by bottle dynamo), you can say goodbye to batteries: light extends to 30 m in front of you, and 150 m behind you.
The bike also has mudguards and a chain guard so that you can arrive at work spotless."
"You can add VIOO Clip lights (sold separately) at the ends of your handlebars to be visible from every angle.
There is also space for a frame lock and a folding lock.
Your bike is compatible with the entire B'Twin range of travel bags so that you can ride hands-free.
Finally, we took special care to create a pannier rack that would meet all standards so that you can mount your baby carrier in good conscience."
A bike designed for everyday use in town.
"Obviously, we wanted to offer a beautiful bike. But also a comfortable, practical, and reliable one. For example:
A slightly curved fork for absorbing the vibrations of cobblestones.
Double elastic band in the basket for holding your lock.
A Z-type reflector on the pannier rack for you to stay visible in all situations.
Come discover this bike’s abundance of carefully designed details!"
We are proud to present...
"...a bike that we entirely redesigned ourselves. All through the help of a 4-person design team, many discussions with components engineers, mock-ups, prototypes, and huge numbers of tests over the course of 4 years.
In the end, we are thrilled to offer you a bike that is both elegant and simply comfortable to make all of your outings more joyful."
One final tip before getting on the road?
"Fanny, product engineer of the Elops 520, on how to best use your city bike:
"While travelling on a bike is part of a routine at first, it can quickly become an escape. And caring for your bike is similar to caring for a car: so take it to the shop! To fully take advantage of those moments of escape, regularly service your tires, brakes, and drivetrain."
The bike itself was fine but arrived without the correct nuts and bolts to screw on the front basket. I have tried emailing customer service many times but they have not got back to me to sort this out. Surely they could just post me the correct fixings!!!! So frustrating because the whole reason i bought the bike was to go shopping and use the basket.
Response of the brand
I'm sorry to hear you were missing the parts needed to attach your basket. I've contacted my colleague in the warehouse and these will be sent out to the address associated with your decathlon account.