Aldi cycling event

tomhowells
tomhowells Posts: 171
edited May 2012 in Road beginners
Hi Chaps/Chapesses,

Just a quickie in case you didn't know, but Aldi are doing another cycling equipment event on Thursday 3rd May. I know their stuff is cheap & cheerful, not the best on the market, but they do a few good staples, spares & stuff.

Anyway, just thought I'd let you know. :D

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/of ... z_src=main
Boardman 8.9 SLR - Summer
Holdsworth La Quelda - Commuter
Moda Intro - Winter
Planet X Stealth - TT
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    I got one last month, does all the basics but my new wheels have flat spokes so the magnet will not fit on.

    Also did not like that I was constantly looking how fast (slow) I was going and how far so not interested in them now.

    You can have mine for the cost of postage if you want to give it a try
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • snoopsmydogg
    snoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
    Not sure about aldi but got a few items from the lidl event recently and no complaints so far. Am not doing long rides as yet but 1hr in the base layer shorts has made a massive difference to no shorts at all.

    will be checking out the compression tops and floor pump
  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,425
    Not sure about aldi but got a few items from the lidl event recently and no complaints so far. Am not doing long rides as yet but 1hr in the base layer shorts has made a massive difference to no shorts at all.

    will be checking out the compression tops and floor pump

    :D

    Bought a hydration pack in Aldi recently e9.99 - bargain, nice quality, net straps, clips for tube the works, impressed, even colour codes to the bike!
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • ricey155
    ricey155 Posts: 233
    shorts are ok, use them on the turbo and when cold 2 pairs for comfort :mrgreen:

    got 2 aldi winter jackets that i use for MTB and road both are really well made and both £14.99

    the saddle bags are really good i bought the lidl version with underseat clip works great and loads of space


    if you can get over the name branding snobbery both lidl and aldi are fine
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    oxoman wrote:
    Has anybody tried the bike computers in the past as i am after a cheep and cheerful one.

    Don't go near shops with electronic security barriers, you might find you've riddent at 153mph.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
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  • hodge68
    hodge68 Posts: 162
    Have to say thier £10 water/windproof jacket is a bargain, as good as my £45 montane except for the zip. Not bad looking in white either. Got 3 last year as didn't think zip would last, but its still going. Very much a summer stand by jacket.
    Ridley Boreas
    Spesh RockHopper pro
    Boardman cx comp
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Make sure you keep the receipts for anything you buy
  • ricey155
    ricey155 Posts: 233
    Rob21 ive got the yellow rain jacket very light weight and does the job

    only downside no very aero flaps about a bit but works fine :mrgreen:
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Make sure you keep the receipts for anything you buy
    Why :shock:
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    Ricey155 wrote:
    Rob21 ive got the yellow rain jacket very light weight and does the job

    only downside no very aero flaps about a bit but works fine :mrgreen:
    for the price guess it wont be great,but as you say it does the job :)
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    rob21 wrote:
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Make sure you keep the receipts for anything you buy
    Why :shock:

    I believe he is inferring that you will need to take the products back for a refund when they fail.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    smidsy wrote:
    rob21 wrote:
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Make sure you keep the receipts for anything you buy
    Why :shock:

    I believe he is inferring that you will need to take the products back for a refund when they fail.
    ive never had a prob with Aldi products :D
  • snoopsmydogg
    snoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
    well popped in this morning (took an early lunch so I didnt end up in an empty store) and came away with track pump, small pump and compression top. All for just under £16 so will see how they get on.

    Even though the store had only been open 2.5hrs (went in at 10:30) there were very few compression tops, rain jackets, tool kits and short sleeve tops left already :shock:
  • andyrr
    andyrr Posts: 1,822
    Anyone seen the rucksacks in the flesh ?
    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/sp ... _24405.htm

    I'd lke to replace the one I'm currently using - actually a Tesco hydration pack outer that I specifically bought a couple of years ago for the inner to use during a 100 mile TT. Issue with this is that it has non-mesh back so my back gets really sweaty. The positive with the Tesco one is that it is pretty compact and my commute stuff squeezes in pretty much ideally - don't want one that is too large and the mesh bacl one is 20 litres which mght be over-large for my needs.
    I can fit a couple of tubes, wallet, phone, chain tool etc and sarnies - I don't need to carry jackets and other bulkier stuff in it, they're roller up and stuck in my jersey pockey.
    Big rucksack isn't what I want TBH but a neat vented back one would be good.
  • Calpol
    Calpol Posts: 1,039
    I went in to my local store at 810am this morning. I picked up a soft shell top for £15. Looks pretty good and at £15 you can't really go wrong. The jerseys looked ok but the rain jackets looked pretty thin. Rucksacks looked ideal if you are a commuter - not too large. Socks and compression gear also looked good value but I don't really need any of it so opted not to purchase.
  • andyrr
    andyrr Posts: 1,822
    On consideration I reckoned that a 20 litre 'sack is excessive for my needs as the existing one is around 10 I think.
    In fact I've found a link to it and it is quoted as 6l and that's fine size-wise so anything over 10 is too much, all of the ones that size I've seen seem to be lacking the vented back so I'll put up with the sweatiness for now.
    Went Off Topic here but back On Topic, the track pump looks similar to one I've got (not sure if mine is Aldi or Lidl) and it did me well for bike and car tyres. Not the best or quickest but good for back of the car storage for emergency use and as a backup at races etc.
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    Anyone seen the rucksacks in the flesh ?
    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/sp ... _24405.htm
    i bought one good quality for the money i thought...
  • joshr96
    joshr96 Posts: 153
    Just went out today, got a cycling computer and medium sized black fingerless cycling gloves, great quality but unfortunately the cycling computer isn't wireless.
    Carrera TDF 2011 Limited Edition.
    Crossbow Hybrid
    Boardman AiR 9.8 one day..
  • tomhowells
    tomhowells Posts: 171
    Well I went in earlier on today, and blew a load of cash on spares/replacements.
    The soft shell jackets are very nice, as are the short sleeved tops. The shorts are way comfier than the ones I currently wear, well impressed.

    The compression stuff is also very nice, does what it says on the tin. I also got the sports rucksack for a small gym bag, very spacious & light.

    Most impressed with the Aldi!
    Boardman 8.9 SLR - Summer
    Holdsworth La Quelda - Commuter
    Moda Intro - Winter
    Planet X Stealth - TT
  • MarksMintness
    MarksMintness Posts: 484
    Well I'm off to my local store now - open until 8pm! It all looks good to me.
    Current bike: 2014 Kinesis Racelight T2 - built by my good self!
  • efunc
    efunc Posts: 42
    for anyone who knows: is this stuff available at this price all week until they run out of stock, or only on thursday?
  • ForumNewbie
    ForumNewbie Posts: 1,664
    I was in first thing this morning and bought a soft shell top, 2 short sleeve shirts for me, and one for my wife. Also another ultra light rain jacket as the one I got last year is very good and still going strong despite a little tear. I also bought a foot pump for the car, and a backpack that seems really good value for £15.

    All in I spent £69 but I don't mind as I'm still using other Aldi cycling gear I bought several years ago.
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    is this stuff available at this price all week until they run out of stock, or only on thursday?
    untill the stock runs out :D
  • MarksMintness
    MarksMintness Posts: 484
    I was in first thing this morning and bought a soft shell top, 2 short sleeve shirts for me, and one for my wife. Also another ultra light rain jacket as the one I got last year is very good and still going strong despite a little tear. I also bought a foot pump for the car, and a backpack that seems really good value for £15.

    All in I spent £69 but I don't mind as I'm still using other Aldi cycling gear I bought several years ago.
    Well I didn't get a soft shell jacket (boo) but I get the bike rucksack, some socks and gloves, a light rain jacket and a short sleeve compression base layer. I've gotta say, this stuff is good.
    Current bike: 2014 Kinesis Racelight T2 - built by my good self!
  • k1875
    k1875 Posts: 485
    andyrr wrote:
    On consideration I reckoned that a 20 litre 'sack is excessive for my needs as the existing one is around 10 I think.
    In fact I've found a link to it and it is quoted as 6l and that's fine size-wise so anything over 10 is too much, all of the ones that size I've seen seem to be lacking the vented back so I'll put up with the sweatiness for now.
    Went Off Topic here but back On Topic, the track pump looks similar to one I've got (not sure if mine is Aldi or Lidl) and it did me well for bike and car tyres. Not the best or quickest but good for back of the car storage for emergency use and as a backup at races etc.

    For what it's worth, I got what I thought was the larger of the two (the one with the mesh back). It's pretty neat and feels much smaller on the back than I expected. Very pleased with it nonetheless. Also got a softshell in white which looks and feels much more expensive than it was. Good work, massive German supermarket chain fellas.
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    Also got a softshell in white which looks and feels much more expensive than it was.
    me too in size extra large :lol:
  • calmx5
    calmx5 Posts: 230
    Yeah also picked up a softshell, and sleeveless baselayer [Which is actually quite thick]. Very pleased with the softshell, especially on a tight budget and for a great price
  • apreading
    apreading Posts: 4,535
    Sleeves way too short on the soft shell for me - shame because it looked great otherwise. Got a couple of the SS jerseys, pretty nice too. Rucksacks looked really great but I dont need yet another rucksack... Gloves dont have enough padding for me. Already have compression stuff from last time, and the track pump. Did get some shorts to try but am moving over to quality padded bibshorts so they will prob go back. Good stuff again, as usual, better than the Lidl stuff for quality. There was LOADS in mine at 8:55AM when I went in there!