Tilt 500 Support

Designed for commutes and regularly riding in town, particularly when in combination with various forms of public transport (bus, subway, escalator, etc.), all while taking up as little space as possible. This bike is lightweight (aluminum frame) and can get you anywhere you need to go thanks to its 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 transport.

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First use

What pressure should my tires be inflated to?



To minimize the risk of a tire puncture and to boost your bike's performance, inflate your tire to between 3.5 and 4.5 bar.

How should I assemble and adjust my bike?

How can I increase my safety and visibility while riding?



This bike has a hook on the front that is compatible with our VIOO Clip lights.


Also consider wearing some Hi-Vis clothing and accessories.

Common problems

The gears aren't 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 go 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 may have 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 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.

The stem hinge is loose

With use, sometimes a little looseness can appear in the hinged bracket (the catch) on the stem; this is not a safety hazard but can become annoying while steering the bike. You can fix by following the instructions in the video.

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.

The steering is loose

If steering headset is slightly loose. You can adjust this by following the instructions in our video. 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 attempting to perform the adjustment yourself. If there continues to be looseness in the steering after tightening, please bring your bike to your local Decathlon workshop to have it inspected by one of our technicians.