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Old 08-10-18, 07:19 AM
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That B’Twin 540 looks awesome. It has everything I would want. It can fit 32-mm tires, it has 105, triple-butted frame, CF fork, it is light—and it apparently has threaded, external bottom bracket like the Hollowtech II. Good deal.

I weigh Considerably more than you and I use some pretty spindly wheels without issue. As far as the frame goes … you can see the welds. They look quite good. I wouldn't worry about the frame breaking.

I read a whole bunch of B’Twin reviews too. Even discounting for hype, the parts spec and the numbers are great.

Seems this brand is new to Europe and the UK, coming out of France and trying to make a name for itself with a low-price, high-spec entry level bike. I have never ridden one, but it looks like a super value. It beats out all the Fujis … even my own beautiful Sportif 1.0.
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