Btwin is a French brand of the Decathlon group, it is specialized in the design and manufacture of accessories, parts and complete bicycles of all ranges. Btwin offers mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, road bikes, BMXs and electric bikes.
History of the Btwin brand:
At the end of the 90s, Decathlon cycle was the business unit specialized in the design and manufacture of bicycles for the group Decathlon sports equipment. At this time Decathlon cycle developed a versatile bike intended for the ride on the path or on the road, this model named btwin 5, it was equipped with 21 speeds, a straight handlebar, mudguards, its frame was made of steel and its shape was suitable for both women and men, it has an adjustable stem and a comfortable saddle. Only three sizes were available: S (20 inches) for children, M (26 inches) and L (28 inches) for adults. This model was very successful, it was sold for many years and many upgrades were available.
The term btwin having become very popular, Decathlon has chosen to rename all its ranges of btwin bikes, thus rockrider which corresponded to the mountain bike or riverside ranges for city bike disappear in favor of Btwin.
The btwin brand is used for children's and adult bikes for occasional cyclists as well as for regular riders or competitors.
For high-end road bikes, the btwin brand has been replaced by the Van Rysel brand.
Btwin is the world's second largest bicycle brand in terms of volume behind the Taiwanese brand Giant.
Innovations from the btwin brand :
Since 2010, the design and development of btwin bicycles and components has been located in France, in Lille near the head office of the parent company, the Decathlon group. Before marketed each model, it is tested according to a test template and test equipment representative of the lifespan of the bicycle. These controls allow Btwin to control the correct quality of its products.
Btwin has also been a supplier to major professional cycling teams such as AG2R la mondial or the FDJ. The use of Btwin equipment by the highest level cyclist offers a good showcase and allows Btwin to obtain very good feedback.
Production of components for the btwin brand:
Btwin brand parts and accessories are made in Taiwan and China, then the bicycles are assembled in Eastern countries. Recently, the assembly of bicycles has been partially relocated to France, at the Lille site.
Btwin components and parts sold on the SL Sport equipments website:
We offer a large number of Btwin parts and accessories in second hand or new condition. Used components are cleaned and rigorously inspected before they are put on sale, their condition is rated from 0 (for parts) to 10 (new in its packaging). New components come from stock clearance, they are offered in limited quantities, at the best price.