Tilt 500 Electric Assistance Folding Bike

    € 778.80

    Designed for combining cycling with other means of transport (lift, bus, car, caravan, etc.) and taking up as little space as possible

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    SKU: S145622 (2379507)
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    Product benefits
    1. Easy transport
      Takes just 15 seconds to unfold and switch from pedestrian to cyclist.
    2. Versatility
      With electrical assistance, there's no limit to your enjoyment.
    3. Compact design
      Compact design
      Folded dim.: L 80 cm, H 72 cm, W 43 cm. Unfolded: L: 150 cm, H: 103 cm, W: 45
    4. Cycling comfort
      Ergonomic grips and saddle, height-adjustable stem
    5. Lifetime warranty
      Lifetime warranty
      B'TWIN offers a lifetime warranty on the frame (excl. hinge), stem and handlebar
    • Weight
      18,4 kg
    • Cyclist height
      1.55 m - 1.90 m
    • Maximum load
      100 kg
    • Battery life
      35 km
    • Battery
      24 V / 7.8 V
    • Motor
      250W brushless motor
    Product feature
    1. Motor / battery
      Battery range: 35 km in economy mode / 25 km in normal mode / 20 km in sport mode (indicative information that may vary depending on the tyre pressure, the terrain, the conditions, and the weight of the rider). Battery life: 2 years (350 to 500 charge cycles).250W brushless motor, 24V battery built into the frame, 7.8 Ah electric assistance controlled by pedalling sensors and 3 pedal-assist settings. Motor torque: 26Nm.
    2. Frame
      Aluminium frame with built-in battery. The battery can be charged directly through the frame, or can be removed from its housing to be recharged at home or at work. Frame compatible with the B'TWIN TILT 20-inch pannier rack.
    3. Fork
      Steel fork.
    4. Drivetrain
      6 speeds with Shimano grip shifter. Shimano Tourney 6-speed rear derailleur. 52-tooth chainwheel.
    5. Brakes
      Aluminium V-brake callipers for powerful, progressive braking. Aluminium levers with rubber pads for added comfort. Braking cuts out the electric assistance. Remember: The brake pads on electrically-assisted bikes wear down more quickly than a classic bike due to the weight and power of the motor.
    6. Handlebar / stem / steering
      Fold-down, height-adjustable aluminium stem for added comfort. Quick release with automatic safety lever Semi-raised aluminium handlebars.
    7. Saddle / Seat post
      Seat post diameter: 31,6 mm.
    8. Tyres / wheels
      20-inch, double wall, aluminium. Motor built into the rear wheel for improved steering control.
    9. Accessories / Equipment
      Battery-powered LED lighting at the front and rear with handlebar controls.
    10. Care tips
      Tyres lose pressure over time. This is normal. On average you lose 1 bar per week. Remember to regularly pump up your tyres: Riding with under-inflated tyres noticeably reduces the capacity of your battery, requires more pedalling effort, and increases the risk of punctures. Before performing any work on your electric bike (cleaning, electrical or mechanical maintenance), you must turn off your electric bike and remove the battery
    11. Weight
      18,4 kg
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Frame (for bike) : 100.0% Aluminium
    2. Storage advice
      B’Twin recommends charging the battery after each ride. If it is flat, charge it as soon as possible. Irreparable damage may occur if the battery remains flat for too long.
    3. Product catchline
      Are you looking for an electric bike that's easy to take with you? The TILT 500 E can be stored in your car boot and is perfect for weekday commutes and weekend rides.
    Product reviews
    3 / 5
    4 reviews
    4 users recommend this product
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    • Great Ride, folded impractical - 2

      Mike (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Further to my initial review, Peter Lazarus of Decathlon asked if I had tried to push it along folded on the front wheel, which I had. He has since kindly sent me picture and a video of how to push it along. This involves a balancing manoeuvre, holding the extended seat post and placing the bike at 45 degrees whilst as he stated keeping a 'silver bolt (on one wheel) between the fork and mudguard stay '. Not easy to do, the bike feels heavy as well and so not practical and this method is clearly not intentionally designed in. The non ebike folders can be secured, placed on the two wheels that take the weight and wheeled easily. Looking at the non 'e' folding bike videos the person demonstrating it folds and wheels the bike but notably does not wheel it on the ebike video.
      I think it would be better if Decathlon simply stated that this bike is not designed for wheeling when folded. It is good for folding to a compact size for storage in a car boot, room or luggage area provided you can carry or wheel it unfolded to it. In that way it represents reasonable value for money.
    • Joy to ride

      Dan (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      Great bike, just a joy to ride. Would be nice if there were latches in place to lock the bike in its folded position. I know its more of a commuters bike but with no suspension, you feel every bump and crack in the road which gets really uncomfortable over the journey.
    • Great bike but with some flaws

      James (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      The new Tilt 500e is a great electric bike, it's got plenty of punch and the battery life seems to be considerably more than advertised (I recently did a 25 mile ride in Sport mode, and still had 2 out of 4 battery remaining when I returned). The build quality is really good, it's a very sturdy bike, but there's some issues that the buyer needs to know prior to committing which I list below:

      1. The battery is easily accessible when folded, which is great, but there's no way to lock the folding mechanism. As the batteries are worth about £150 (so I am told by the store staff), any thief could steal it by unfolding a locked bike. The easy answer is to take the battery with you, but this isn't always practical.

      2. The bike is a very harsh ride, reinforced small wheels and no suspension make for a seriously uncomfortable ride over rough tarmac. Suggest avoiding potholes if you love your pelvis!

      3. The battery doesn't appear to be sold by Decathlon UK anywhere. It has a two year life expectancy, but I can only find it on Decathlon France. This may present a problem going forward, but it's not something I am too concerned about now. I knew about this before buying, and when I asked the store staff how I get a replacement and how much they are, they shrugged and said "about £150" but couldn't tell me where from.

      4. There were lots of rattles coming from the hinge for the handlebars, which fitted snugly and securely. I noticed a silver metal clip at the side of the hook part that wasn't tightened - tightened this clip with an allen key and no more rattles - this is more of an FYI for any owners who dislike having a rattley bike.

      Other than that it's a great bike and full of pleasant surprises. The range in particular is amazing, and it's well worthy of 4 stars in spite of the above problems.

      For reference I am 70KG in weight - this may be part of the reason why I get such a good range, but I reckon it could easily manage 50km (30 miles) in Sport mode.

      I should add - this is my second one, the first one had a dead motor. Decathlon duly replaced it without quibble and were very apologetic. Absolutely the pinnacle of good customer service.
    • Not worth it.

      Giulia (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I am very disappointed as this bike is exactly the same as the hompton 500. I paid £150 more for what? Same features, same battery, same bike. So much that when I downloaded the manual for the tilt 500, the manual title is homton 500. The customer service told me it's a different bike as the name is different and it fold in 15 seconds instead of 30 and were incapable of giving me info about the specifics difeerences. Quite rude as well. This bike and the previous have the same folding mechanism and take the same time! The product is not to bad but scamming people this way is a horrible way of relating to your customers. Also no email receipt. Very disappointed in decathlon services.
      Response of the brand
      Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regarding this  bike. The difference in price between the two models is £50 as the older version is discounted to clear out the old stock. The new version has benefited from improvements in the stem and the electronic internal workings of the bike. This has increased the cost but the reliability is also much improved. I trust this helps explain the increase in selling price by £50 of the new model.
      Peter Lazarus, National Cycling Manager, DECATHLON