REF: 8405468



Item # 8405468

Our design team has created this high-end Dutch bike so you can do your everyday journeys without major constraints.

A high-end, aluminium Dutch bike that's extremely comfortable and really well equipped so you can use it to get around town every day of the week.

Caring for your town bike

Once a month: inflate your tyres

If you ride your city bike daily, remember to check the condition of your tyres every week and re-inflate them every month.

The recommended tyre pressure is between 3.5 bars (comfort) and 4 bars (performance).

If you have a foot pump with a pressure gauge, you can check the pressure accurately. If you don't have one, check the tyre pressure by squeezing it between two fingers. It should be firm while still yielding a bit when pressed. The harder the tyre, the faster the wheels turn, but the more you'll feel the bumps in the road. If the tyre is too soft, however, there's a risk of it puncturing and of the wheels getting damaged.

WARNING: Inflating your tyres to at least 3.5 bars ensures better puncture-resistance and a good balance between comfort and performance.

Every 3 months: check the brakes

Brake pads don't last forever. Depending on how you ride, where you ride, and how much you weigh, your brakes will wear down slowly or quickly. This is why it's important to check them regularly and change them if necessary. 

Also, are your brakes tight? If you have any questions, we highly recommend visiting a Decathlon workshop, where a bike technician can adjust your town bike's brakes to ensure they are in tip-top shape.

Once a month: grease your chain and bike lock

If you store your town bike outside at night, the chain and bike lock will rust more quickly. This is why it's important to clean and grease them regularly.

How to lubricate your chain Use the pedals to turn the chain and give it a "squirt" all the way along as you work through the gears. 

How to lubricate your lock Hold it straight and "spray" into the lock. Then insert the key and turn it a few times. Wipe off any excess grease with a paper towel. 


An "all-in-one" product is perfect for this!  

Every 2 months: wash your town bike

Riding in town — except when it rains — won't get your bike as dirty as mountain biking through the woods, so you won't need to clean it as frequently.

Every two months, give your bike a big cleaning. Using bike shampoo and a bucket of hot water, wipe down the frame, handlebar, mudguard, etc. It's best to avoid hosing it down as this could damage some of the components. When done, dry your town bike with a dry cloth to prevent any rust. Use the opportunity to check that all the screws and bolts are nice and tight. Sometimes, when riding on uneven or cobbled streets, your Elops will experience small jolts, and this can cause the bolts to loosen little by little.

As for greasing your chain, do this at the end after you've finished washing your bike. 

Have a problem?

The lights don't work

If your lights aren't working, there may be several different reasons:

1- Check that the dynamo is correctly positioned against the tyre.

2- Check that the dynamo is properly connected.

3- Check the electrical connections (bearing in mind that if one light doesn't work, both will be short circuited)


Check the images below to learn how to perform these checks.

If that doesn't work, don't hesitate to ask the technicians at your local Decathlon Workshop for advice, or contact us below for help.


The wheel makes noise

If the front wheel is making a noise, it could be that:

1- The brake pads are touching the wheel rim. See the section "Your braking is not powerful enough" for how to properly adjust your brake pads.

2- The mudguard is touching the tyre.

If the noise is coming from the back wheel, it could be that:

1- The brake pads are touching the wheel rim. See the section "Your braking is not powerful enough" for how to properly adjust your brake pads.

NOTE: Before making the adjustment, make sure that the wheel is properly aligned. To do this, use a #15 spanner to loosen the bolt holding the back wheel and re-centre the wheel within the frame.

2- The mudguard is touching the tyre

If the noise persists, please visit a Decathlon store near you for an in-depth diagnosis.

Your braking is not powerful enough

Braking quality is impacted by a number of factors.

Poor-quality braking may manifest itself as a noise when braking, or the brake levers feeling slack or soft when squeezed.

To remedy this problem, follow the steps below:

1- Check the orientation of the brake pads. They should follow the shape of the rim without touching the tyre and should ideally be 1 mm away from the wheel with an additional 0.5 mm offset at the back of the pad (this is to ensure that the pads are not exactly parallel to the wheel, which would generate noise).

2- Adjust your brakes

3- Replace the brake pads if they are worn down. Depending on how often you use your bike, you may need to replace your brake pads more or less frequently. They have ridges that allow them to effectively get rid of water. If the ridges are no longer there, or have visibly worn down, it's time to change your brake pads!! To do this, go to the "repairing/maintaining your bike" section and follow the "how to change your brake pads" tutorial. 

One of your tyres is flat

Inside the tyre there is an inner tube which holds the air. When your tyre is flat, it's generally because the inner tube has a puncture. It's fairly easy to repair; check out our video tutorial.

If needed, visit your local Decathlon workshop for assistance. 

Flat tyre: How to change the wheel and inner tube on your bike.

Your gears are not shifting properly

If your gears aren't shifting properly, this may be due to several factors:

1- Have you taken your bike in for its first free check-up? When you purchase a bike at Decathlon, you get a free check-up during the first 6 months after your purchase. One of the checks included is whether the gears shift properly. Don't forget to use it!

2- Your gear cable and/or housing is worn out or old You'll need to change the cable and/or the housing if it's damaged.

3- The derailleur itself needs adjusting. Use the upper (L) and lower (H) stop screws to adjust the shifting, especially if your chain tends to skip the cogs in the back.

If these adjustments don't resolve the issue, please visit your local Decathlon Workshop for a more in-depth diagnostics.

Elops 900 aluminium black instructions

Bike user guide - PDF version

Spare parts

You can find spare parts for your ELOPS 900 HIGH FRAME at our Decathlon workshops and on our website.


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