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Tilt 120 Folding Bike Grey
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Tilt 120 Folding Bike Grey

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Tilt 120 Folding Bike Grey

$350.00
26 reviews
24 of 26 people recommends this product
  • Tilt 120 Folding Bike Grey
  • Tilt 120 Folding Bike Grey
  • Tilt 120 Folding Bike Grey
Tilt 120 Folding Bike Grey

Store Availability

Want to enjoy the perks of intermodal transport? Bring your Tilt 120 along for the ride!

BENEFITS

Easy to transport

Only 30 seconds to unfold, carry, or store.

Versatility

Its 6 speeds open up a world of terrain to tackle.

Compact design

Folded L/H/W: 78 x 66 x 36 cm.
Unfolded L/W/H: 144 x 112 x 58 cm.

Lifetime warranty

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

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS

Frame

Hi-Ten steel frame. Its lateral folding system means the bikes takes up barely any space, you’ll forget it’s even there!

Its frame has a bike stand for better stability when folded.

Fork

Hi-Ten steel fork for better sturdiness.

Drivetrain

The Tilt 120’s 6-speed derailleur can handle most gradients. Changing gears is a cinch with its grip shifter.
52-tooth chainwheel, 6-speed Shimano TZ20 14/28 freewheel.
Metres of development: - smallest development: 2.96 m per pedal turn, 28 teeth - large development: 5.9 m per pedal turn, 14 teeth

Brakes

The steel V-brakes provide effective, progressive braking.

Handlebars/stem/steering

Steel 60 mm low-rise bars adjust to your riding position for easier handling.
Handlebar width: 560 mm. Folding, non-adjustable stem made from strong aluminum.
Distance from saddle to handlebar: 540 mm. Bottom bracket to saddle distance: min. 520 mm - max. 740 mm.

Saddle/Seatpost

Comfortable, seamless foam saddle and steel seatpost (diam: 31.6 mm).

Wheels

20-inch, single-walled rim. Steel hub.

A wheel-restraint system for easy transport and storage when folded.

Tires

20 x 1.75 gumwall city tires. Tires designed for the best performance-grip ratio.

Crankset

Its fold-up pedals reduce bulk for easy, folded storage.
Once its pedals and stem are folded, this compact bike (26 cm) can easily be stored against a wall. Steel crank: 170 mm. Double chainwheel guard to prevent the chain slippage and dirtiness.

Accessories/equipment

Front and rear battery-powered lights.
Compatible with the Tilt transport cover and the Btwin pannier bike rack for folding bikes.
The Tilt 120 is not compatible with a child’s seat.

User size and weight

Provides optimal comfort for cyclists between 4’ 9” (1.45 m) and 6’ 0” (1.85 m) tall.
This bike is ISO 4210-certified for cyclists weighing up to 220 Ibs (100 kg).

Reviews

4.3/5 26 reviews
24 of 26 people recommends this product
Value for money
Cindy Juliana (United Kingdom) Used for
I'm not an expert and this is my first bicycle as an adult...I must say it's very convenient, especially if I don't feel like cycling back from some place, I just take an Uber. The only things not positives are: even though the folding is easy, it is not as easy as a Brompton bike obviously, it requires some technique, otherwise I'll scratch my leg, or something like that, mine didn't come with the locking bits when the bicycle is folded, those cam broken, so I had to tell them and they sent me the replacement quite soon, I still have to figure out how to install it...I don't have the tools and they didn't send them for this piece, the bike comes with some tools, but not this type of key.

At first I really hurt myself cuz the breaks where really tight, I was going downhill and hit the break, I almost fell. Also, when I went to local bike shop to buy a helmet, they told me the alignment was not great, I went to a second shop because that one didn't have a helmet for me and they said the same, so apparently they assemble it so quickly that they don't align them well. I don't notice this, they just told me.

I guess I could go and get the bike aligned for free, but I don't live near the shop.

Overall I'm happy because of the whole size and I don't have movement restrictions, being it a folding bike.
Simply the best
Peter (United Kingdom) Used for
Tilt 120 appears to have the best reviews. So I got a red and grey for me and my girlfriend. It's good looking and excellent to ride. It can be easily folded and kept in the car, also doesn't occupy much space at home. We have been visiting many places since we got these. The gears are also smooth that helps on the hills. We're happy with the choice, just love these bikes
I think it's the best of the budget folding bikes
dave (United Kingdom) Used for
After looking into budget folding bikes for a while, I bought the Tilt 120 for my father in law last year, and he's ridden it loads over the months. I bought one for myself a couple of months ago as a backup to my Brompton (and road bikes!) N=1 I've enjoyed riding the bike and would like to mention a few things that will hopefully be useful for potential buyers, especially the mechanically minded and that haven't been covered in other reviews. Firstly, after looking at & riding several budget folders, this is undoubtably the best as far as design & finish is concerned. I'm 5'11" and need the seat post at it's highest- if you're taller beware, however a Brompton extended length seat post will fit perfectly, you'll need a new pentaclip/saddle clamp though.
The reach (distance from saddle) is quite short, but the handlebars can be rotated forwards (and down if desired) it looks a little strange but you feel less cramped. There's also a little extender that's available on a well known auction site that fits to the handlebar clamp and the bars then fit to it 2 inches further forward (or down) ...ideal for the taller rider of maybe 5'9" or more. The gearing is par for the course, with a derailleur and a 14-28 freewheel- this is good for up to about 18mph in top gear, any more and you're legs will be spinning. Ideally folders should have hub gears but we're talking a £200 bike here. After looking in to it, the cheapest way of highering the gearing is by replacing the 6 speed grip shifter with the BTwin 7 speed grip shifter (£8!) and then replacing the 6 speed freewheel with a 7 speed with a 13-28. This will cost about £20 all in (and half an hours work) and makes a real difference, I can now make use of mild descents and tailwinds. It's not the change to 7 speed, it's being able to use a freewheel with a 13 tooth sprocket that makes the difference. Sadly only one manufacturer makes a 6 speed 13-28 freewheel, but they're £60!
I'm having fun riding it and making subtle modifications to improve it. How does it compare to a Brompton? Apples and eggs..On the plus side it's more comfortable over bumps (bigger wheels and wider tyres), it's 1/5 of the price and most parts are standard and you can choose what parts to change/upgrade and what to. It rides more like a MTB or hybrid with wide tyres fitted, whereas the Brompton rides more like a road bike- stiffer, firmer, more agile (but more twitchy). The Brompton Upton folds better and smaller, and is lighter, nobody will argue otherwise. this could make the difference between confidently carrying it up/down escalators on the underground and not being able to. If you need a folder just to pop into the boot and drive to the country, keep in a camper or keep in a small flat I doubt it'll matter much. If you keep this bike maintained (clean/lube drivetrain regularly etc) you should be able to do thousands of miles without issue, and if you decide to change/upgrade parts, it's easy.
Great Bike at a good price
Paul (United Kingdom) Used for
I decided to sell my car and start commuting to work by bike and train, mainly to keep fit but it's also saved me money. I did a lot of research before settling on the tilt 120 and I believe it has paid off. I don't commute in London, where I live in Kent the roads aren't in a particulary good condition so the 20 inch wheels are good. The range of gears is excellent, having said thet, the more you ride, the fitter you get and you find you use the gears a bit less and more appropriately. Very comfortable to ride. I reserved it and collected from Lakeside store, The set up has been fine, I've been using it now for over a month and everything is still tight and working well.
Nice bike.
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Nice bike.
Tilt 120 - What a cracker !
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Lovely bicycle. I live in a flat so needed a bicycle for shortish, fun rides that wouldn't take up too much space. It's a comfortable ride, folds up neatly and won't cost you £1,000 plus with a posh name attached.
I'm 5'6" and so I sit upright like a comfort bike. Gear changing is easy with a clean click from the twist grip. I bought a panier rack as an extra which the very helpful staff put on for me at the same time of checking it over. Looking forward to trying it out on different terrains and longer distances. At the moment I feel that the tilt 120 will comfortably cope with both.
120 folding bike
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Excellent Bike The only thing is I wish it had a bag with it .or the option of buying one like the one I bought a few years back for myself which is still going strong can’t take it on the bus without a bag But still excellent buy
Poor Quality Folding Bike
John (United Kingdom) Used for
I read numerous reviews prior to purchasing and thought overall I'd "be fine". For the few days or so I was absolutely delighted with it except for the lowest gear never selected properly. I went for the red one which looks different to the photos but is a fun looking, actually quite a premium looking bike. Sadly after that initial issue I've been dogged with the same problems as so many other purchasers, namely:

1) The clip which holds the wheels together broke within a week and now the wheels swing freely making it hard to lift up.
2) The bike is super super heavy and cumbersome to put into a regular sized family hatchback.
3) The gears still don't work properly.
4) The seat post at max height is still way too low for someone 5ft 10 or above...
5) My seat post, like many others is starting to give way and is now bent so won't go cleanly through the hole in the frame so it's not essentially not foldable completely.. I am about 80Kg so not light but a good 20% below max weight..
6) The wheels are not quick release so would require a full on toolkit and clumsy wheel change in the event of a puncture..

I'm returning mine back to the Slough store as it's just not fit for purpose, such a shame as I really really wanted to love this bike and was even happy to purchase a 3rd party better seat post, quick release bolts etc etc but sadly they are such bespoke bikes nothing is available to fit... VERY disappointed
Response of the brand
Thank you very much for providing such qualitative and clear feedback regarding your Til 120 folding bike.
I have forwarded all of this on to the TILT team.
One comment regarding your final point, the reason they are not quick release wheels is because it is generally used in an urban environment and locked up outdoors when out an about. It is common for urban use bikes not be fitted with quick release hubs in case of theft.
Thankfully the seat post issue is now much improved as it was noted that during the painting process that a tiny bit seeped into the top of the seat tube which didn't help matters and prevented the post from gripping the seat tube. Store teams are now aware of this and can rectify the issue and it is also re-worked during the production process.
Should you require any compatible spare parts with your bike, here is the link to view them on our website: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/spare-parts-maintenance-repairs-tilt-120-folding-bike-red-8500542
Regards,
Peter, Cycling Manager, DECATHLON
Tilt 120
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Good for the price and excellent because I can easily take it inside when folded.
Exceeded all my expectations!
Katie (United Kingdom) Used for
I bought this little bike back in July, after my beloved hybrid was nicked. I wanted something relatively cheap, and I looked into folding bikes - they would have the advantage of fitting neatly into my flat rather than needing to be tied to a lamppost outside. The Tilt 120 had by far the best reviews for the low price, so I decided to go for it. I bought one from a friendly man at Decathlon, my boyfriend affectionately nicknamed the bike Megatron (it's a transformer, after all), and started commuting to work on it.

I fully expected the tiny wheels to increase the time of my commute relative to my previous bike, and was pleasantly surprised that they didn't. Though maybe that's a sign that I should have kept my old bike in better condition. It felt speedy and agile, and I got used to it quickly. The brakes were a bit squeaky at first, but that was my only complaint.

A keen weekend cyclist as well as commuter, I decided to take Megatron on some adventures. We did a couple of ~23 mile rides, through light off-road sections on the National Cycle Network. This awesome little bike stayed comfy the entire time, with the exception of hills. Goodness, the tiny wheels struggle with steep gradients. I reluctantly discovered what first gear feels like.

I have been using it at least 5 times a week for 10 km every day since July, and it's now November. The only maintenance it's needed has been inflating the tyres once (yes, once...), tightening the bolt that holds the folding mechanism in place, changing some light batteries and of course chucking some oil on the chain every couple of weeks. Naturally I don't know Megatron's ultimate road-life, but it's seeming pretty great so far.

I moved house in September, and part of my commute involves a short train journey. I fold the bike and carry it up the stairs and over the platform no problem, and it takes up little space on the carriage. Genuinely being able to fold and unfold the bike in 30 seconds is a big advantage with the train commute. I think it's worth noting here that the bike is reasonably heavy and carrying it might be difficult for people smaller than me. It's also not the sort that I can push along the floor easily when folded, so carrying is the best option.

I'm a 157cm tall, 56kg woman, in case that factors into your view of how well my bike has held up. My commute is mostly flat.

In summary, I adore it. Thanks, Decathlon :)