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Decathlon bike brakes

  • 21-07-2021 5:30pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,005 ✭✭✭ yellow hen

    Just bought my son a new bike in decathlon and noticed that the rear brake is on the right rather than left. Is that wrong?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,642 ✭✭✭ cletus

    Often French and American bikes (and possibly others) have this configuration

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring

    I've 2 cubes, both like that too

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,183 ✭✭✭ mgbgt1978

    As above. Had 2 Treks .Both had the Rear Brake on the right. I swapped mine over as I'm just too long in the tooth to learn new tricks.......

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,005 ✭✭✭ yellow hen

    Thanks for that. I've no idea how to swap them so we'll have to suck it up.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    ring decathlon and ask them to change it maybe? it can be dangerous if you're not used to that configuration.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade

    Yeah if you aren't confident to do it yourself get the shop to do it, last bike I bought in a shop here did it for me and even pointed it out to me before I bought it. It is dangerous, I borrowed a french housemates bike years ago when mine was in Joe Daly's for a service and nearly did myself in not 50 meters from the house.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,064 ✭✭✭ GoHardOrGoHome

    Decathlon bikes come from France. They'll change it over for you. Ring them in advance though. You'll have to bring it to the workshop in Ballymun.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,669 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash

    I had a few squeaky bum moments over the years locking up the rear wheel on technical descents on hired bikes.