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Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow
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Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow

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Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow

$480.00
33 reviews
20 of 33 people recommends this product
  • Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow
  • Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow
  • Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow
  • Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow
  • Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow
Tilt 500 Folding Bike - Yellow
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Store Availability

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of intermodal transport? Bring your Tilt 500 with you in the car, train, bus, RV, etc.

BENEFITS

Easy to transport

Unfolds in just 15 seconds.

Versatility

Discover new horizons with 7 speeds.

Compact design

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

Lifetime warranty

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

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS

Frame:

6061 T6 aluminum frame—lightweight, dynamic, and sturdy.
The easy lateral-fold system means the bike takes up little space wherever you store it... you'll forget your bike is even there.
Easily lock the frame and stem with the locking mechanism to easily carry it with you. The frame is equipped with a bike stand under its base for better stability when folded.

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 so you can adapt your effort throughout your ride.
The Shimano Revo-Shift shifter is ergonomic and precise. Metres of development: - smallest development: 2.96 m per turn of the pedal, 28 teeth - large development: 5.9 m per turn of the pedal, 14 teeth

Brakes

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

Handlebar/stem/steering

Semi-raised aluminum handlebars with a 60 mm rise for adjusting the steering position for better handling.
Handlebar width: 560 mm. Fixed aluminum stem with quick-release lock for greater rigidity.
Distance from saddle to handlebar: 540 mm.
Bottom bracket to saddle distance: 480 mm to 780 mm

Saddle/Seat post

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

Wheels

20", single rim, and anodized black walls.

Tires

Tires with anti-puncture reinforcement.
Size 20 x 1.75.
Tires designed with Skinwall technology for lower weight and higher performance.

Crankset

The fold-up pedals reduce bulk for easy storage. 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 crank: 170 mm.

Accessories/equipment

Equipped with a stand, a mudguard with stays, and a double chainguard to prevent chain slipping and protect from dirt.
Front and rear battery-powered lights. Rear light screws on to prevent theft.
Compatible with the Tilt transport cover and the Btwin pannier rack for folding bike.
The Tilt 500 cannot be fitted with a child seat.

User size and weight

Provides optimum comfort for cyclists measuring between 1.45 m and 1.85 m.
This bike meets the requirements of the ISO 4210 standard for a cyclist weighing 100 kg.

Reviews

3.4/5 33 reviews
20 of 33 people recommends this product
Perfect for the cash,
Wayne (United Kingdom) Used for More than 1 year
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
Ricki (United Kingdom) Used for
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
Raj (United Kingdom) Used for Verified purchase What is a review "Verified purchase" ?

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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.
Absolutely awful service
Callum (United Kingdom) Used for
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
S (United Kingdom) Used for
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
David (United Kingdom) Used for
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
Sal (United Kingdom) Used for More than 1 year
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.
Excitement quickly turned to disappointment
herpreet (United Kingdom) Used for
I got this bike this week and was very excited as it fits into my small flat and i thought it would be so handy to have one to get around on. I received a red rectangle light and two batteries and have no clue how they fit together. I contacted customer service on chat and they were absolutely useless and then just disappeared. On my first ride the reflector fell off the wheel and as i got on and rode it a bit I almost fell off because the clasp that stops it unfolding came loose and was not tight and did not click into place. Why is it such a flimsy, plastic clasp? Surely that is the main part of the bike that you would ensure was totally safe because you would not want it to fold in the middle of a road while you're in traffic? Rubbish, as for the rest of the ride i had to keep looking down to make sure it didn't come loose while also trying to navigate myself on roads. I again tried to contact customer service on chat (as on the phone it rings through to an automated message then goes dead), about this and they are absent without leave apparently. What a rubbish experience overall, have to say. Usually have enjoyed Decathlon products and the customer service, but this takes the biscuit.
Brilliant for price
Laura (United Kingdom) Used for
I got this bike as I don’t have a lot of extra space in my house so the fold up option is brilliant. It’s light enough to carry onto transport and into the house. The ride is comfortable and the big is much sturdier than I expected. Very impressed for the price. So far, so good.
Incredible foldable bike
Francisco (United Kingdom) Used for Verified purchase What is a review "Verified purchase" ?

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Just what i need, cheap, good quality.