I was looking at the W'TWIN Triban 540 Flat Bar road bike in my local store, they do not have it on line. I am planning to undertake Lands End to John O'Groats this year with a friend of mine. I am currently training on an old mounting bike with road tyres on but I like the very low gears for hills. Will this bike be ok for this trip? Will it be able to carry lugguage ok? Should I get a granny gear added to the back sprocket (not sure of the technical term)? I am 5' 8" tall the frame size by the chart says either a small or medium fram, I tried a medium fram in the shop but also tried out a large frame which I found more comfortable any thoughts or ideas on these questions would be greatley appreciated.
Sorry for the delay in responding.
The Triban 540 Flat Bar would be fine for doing Lands End to John O'Groats.
I own the drop bar version of this bike and have done thousands of miles on her only having 2 services a year. The frame is comfortable on long trips and the shimano Tiagra groupset is pretty solid. Adding a pannier to this bike would not be an issue and I have seen people who have added a trailer so they can tow their camping equipmet.
Hope this helps.