tilt 500 folding bike

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TILT 500 2018


Designed for commutes and regularly riding in town, particularly when in combination with various forms of public transport (bus, subway, escalator, etc.) while taking up as little space as possible. This bike is lightweight (aluminium frame), and can get you anywhere you need to go thanks to a Shimano 7-speed drivetrain, mudguard, and bike stand. It has a side folding mechanism with a catch that makes it very easy to fold, store and/or transport this bike.

First use

What pressure should my tyres be inflated to?

To minimise the risk of a tyre puncture, as well as to boost your bike's performance, inflate your tyre to between 3.5 and 4.5 bar. 

Tilt 500 2018
How to assemble and adjust your bike
How to increase your visibility and safety while riding

This bike has a hook on the front that is compatible with our Vioo Clip lights, available at all Decathlon stores. 

Check bellow all our offer for HI-VIS CYCLING.

Tilt 500 2018

Have a problem?

Your gears are not shifting properly

There could be several reasons why your gears are not shifting smoothly or properly. 

1- Check that the derailleur hanger is not bent.   A bent hanger causes the derailleur to be out of alignment and therefore unable to function correctly. Stand behind your bike and examine the alignment of the derailleur. If the hanger is bent, please visit your local Decathlon workshop where they can assist you in straightening your derailleur hanger.  


2- Check the position of the cable housing end caps (tips). Incorrectly positioned housing end caps can hinder the pulling action on the derailleur cable and consequently cause the shifting of the gears to be off. At the rear derailleur, there are two places where you should check the position of the cable end caps. - If either cable end cap is incorrectly positioned, put it back in its place.  


3- The cable and/or housing may have seized up. If, in particular, you have a hard time shifting gears to the smallest cogs (the highest speed, since gears are numbered from largest to smallest), or the derailleur does not move even after pressing the gear shifter, then the cable and/or housing have almost certainly seized up. In this case, the cable and housing should be replaced. Your local Decathlon workshop can assist you with this, or you may choose to replace them yourself. If you regularly ride your folding bike in wet or muddy conditions, or if you regularly wash your Hoptown 320 bike with lots of water, then your cables and housing need to be replaced more frequently.  


4- The derailleur may need to be adjusted. For all of the reasons described above, your drivetrain may need to be adjusted. 

You may also want to visit your local Decathlon workshop, where our technicians can do this for you.

Tilt 500 2018
There is play in the stem lever

With use, sometimes a little play can appear in the stem's level (catch); this is not a safety hazard but can become annoying while steering the bike. You can get rid of this play by following the instructions in the video below. IMPORTANT: If you are unsure of how to perform this repair, please bring your bike to your local Decathlon workshop rather than attempt to repair it yourself.

There is play in the steering

It could be that the steering headset is slightly loose. You can adjust this by following the instructions in the video below. IMPORTANT: This adjustment requires special tools. If you are unsure of what tool to use or how to use it, please bring your bike to your local Decathlon workshop rather than attempt to perform the adjustment yourself. . If there continues to be play in the steering after tightening, please bring your bike to your local Decathlon workshop to have it inspected by one of our technicians.

User guide and software app

Tilt 500 2018

Haven't been able to fix your problem or find what you need?

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