Triban RC500

Triban RC500

  • Frame Material: New Triban Evo frame in 6061 T6 aluminium, giving a strong and versatile build.
  • Brakes: Traditional Tektro caliper brakes ensure effective and progressive control in all conditions with adjustable reach for smaller hands. Option of going for a disc based model also
  • Drivetrain: Equipped with a Shimano Sora R3000 groupset for reliable and precise gear shifts.
  • Comfort: Features like 28mm tyres and a new ErgoFit saddle boost comfort for longer rides.
  • Versatility: Ready for any adventure with pannier rack and mudguard compatibility and a geometry suited for both city cycling and off-road trails.

Our Verdict: The Triban RC500 is an exceptional all-rounder road bike that expertly balances performance, comfort, and versatility, making it the go to choice for a wide range of cycling adventures.

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Btwin Triban 500 Range

Whether you're looking to start racing in local club events, challenge yourself on sportives, or want a super fast commuter then the Btwin Triban 500 range have got a bike for you. With Btwin's eyes set on revolutionizing the experience for intermediate riders, the different bikes within the Btwin Triban 500 range blend top-notch technology and practical design, setting a new standard in the affordable road bike niche.

Here we'll go into detail on the base Triban RC500 model, but you can also read more on the Triban RC500 Microshift and the Triban RC500 Flat Bar variant too.

The Triban RC500 isn't just about its good looks; it's really been designed from the ground up with the rider's comfort and performance in mind. Starting with the 6061 T6 aluminium frameset, the Triban Evo geometry focuses on rider comfort without sacrificing the thrill of speed. And if you want it to be an all rounder - its versatile design is geared up for the addition of mudguards and pannier racks, making it a true Swiss army knife on two wheels.

Going hard on innovation, the bike sports the new Triban Evo fork, combining carbon blades with an aluminium steerer tube. This ingenious blend ensures lateral rigidity for precise control while effectively dampening vibrations to keep you comfortable on those long rides.

Handlebars and stem reinforce the bike’s ergonomic design mantra, ensuring every touchpoint with the bike enhances your ride. The aluminium Triban handlebars provide a reliable grip and are complemented by foam bar tape for extra comfort.

The drivetrain is taken care of courtesy of the Shimano Sora R3000 groupset offering a smooth pedalling experience with crisp gear changes, allowing you to focus on the ride and not the mechanics. Meanwhile, the braking system incorporates tried and tested Tektro caliper brakes for consistent stopping power.

Rolling on BTWIN 700c Aero wheels fitted with BTWIN puncture resistant 28mm tyres, the RC500 invites you to hammer the smooth tarmac. The wheels not only provide lateral rigidity but also feature sealed bearings for longevity.

Gravel and Challenging Terrain

One of the most exciting aspects of the Triban RC500 is its adaptability. You'll find it equally at home on sunny weekend rides along paved paths as it is on light gravel trails. The 28mm tyres offer a sweet spot between rolling efficiency and comfort, enabling you to tackle imperfect roads with ease.

The versatility of tyre compatibility means you can switch to tubeless setups for a puncture-resistant ride or opt for wider tyres if your adventures take you off the beaten path. And with the bike's geometry, every climb feels less daunting, and every descent is a breeze, making it perfect for riders looking to push their boundaries without compromising on comfort.

The RC500's thoughtful design ensures that no matter the weather, you're equipped to face it head-on. The bike's ability to maintain braking performance in wet conditions, thanks to its mechanical disc brakes, means that a bit of rain won't dampen your spirits or your rides.

  • Pavement: Its reliable geometry and comfort features make long stretches of tarmac feel like a Sunday stroll.
  • Light Gravel: Don't shy away from those enticing dirt paths. The RC500's versatile tyre compatibility encourages a bit of detour into the wild.
  • Weather: Come rain or shine, the bike's disc brakes ensure you're in control, offering peace of mind on wet days.

Triban RC500 Tech Specs

Frame New Triban Evo, 6061 T6 aluminium, comfort geometry, 1780g size M, max tyre clearance 700x36 or 650x40
Fork New Triban Evo, carbon blades/aluminium 1"1/8 Aheadset steerer, 680g, max load on fork: 9kg
Handlebars Ergonomic aluminium Triban, width: XS/S: 400mm, M/L: 420mm, XL: 440mm
Stem New Triban, XS/S: 80mm, M: 100mm, L: 110mm, XL: 120mm
Drivetrain Shimano Sora R3000, shifters, front + rear derailleur, total weight: 905g
Crankset/Cassette Shimano Sora R3000 compact 50/34, Crank length: XS, S, M: 170mm, L, XL: 175mm. Microshift CS-H092 9V 11/32 cassette
Brakes Promax DSK-300R
Wheels BTWIN Aero aluminium, ETRTO 622x19 C, 25mm height, Sealed bearings, Weight: 2300 g/pair without cassette and QR
Btwin 700x28 anti puncture skin wall
Saddle/Seat post New Triban ErgoFit saddle, Hammock design, Aluminium Triban seat post, Diameter: 27.2mm, Length: M/L/XL: 350mm, S: 300mm, XS: 250mm
Pedals Platform pedals included
Weight 10.6 kg in size M, without pedals
Max Load 110 kg
Number of Speeds 18 speeds
Handlebar Type Drop bar
Number of Chainrings Double chainring
Wheel Size 700 mm
Fork Type Carbon-aluminum fork
Brake Type Mechanical Disc
Frame Weight 1780 g
Wheel Material Aluminium
Wheel Set Weight 2300 g
Maximum Tyre Clearance 32 mm


It's clear that the Triban RC500 is a cut above the rest for the intermediate rider looking to step up their cycling game. Its blend of comfort-oriented design, reliable Shimano components, and adaptability across various settings, make it a standout choice at this price point

Feedback from riders mirrors this sentiment, celebrating the bike for its comfortable rides over long distances, its dependable gear changes, and the confidence-inspiring control provided by the wheels and tyres. Whether it's the daily commute, weekend adventure, or the occasional foray into club events, the RC500 comes highly recommended. "After months of riding, the RC500 has become more than just a bike to me; it's a reliable companion on every road," shares one tester. Another, "It's the kind of bike that makes you want to ride further and explore more – absolutely love it."

For those on the lookout for a bike that marries performance with pleasure, the Triban RC500 presents an unmistakable opportunity to get into cycle sport without breaking the bank or compromising on quality. You can see why it won so many bike industry awards when it first came out in 2019.