Aldi Cycling Event Sunday 4th May.

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  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,017
    FFS I've just ordered two base layers and some arm warmers from wiggle...
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  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,017
    My thoughts exactly.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • VO2min
    VO2min Posts: 28
    Are all their customers really fat, or is there another reason why their mens stuff is all size M-XL? (does anyone know what size their M actually is)
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Are all their customers really fat

    They are in my local Aldi :lol:


    Also noticed that the local Waitrose is full of stick thin people, maybe coz food there costs 5 times more than Aldi :?
  • paulbnix
    paulbnix Posts: 631
    The M size seems to be different if the item is called "pro".
    I have a pro winter top and its a nice tight fit whereas the cheaper M was baggy.
  • lakesluddite
    lakesluddite Posts: 1,337
    VO2min wrote:
    Are all their customers really fat, or is there another reason why their mens stuff is all size M-XL? (does anyone know what size their M actually is)

    Don't get me started V, they've given up on size small for men in most products (although not all, interestingly enough). That compression baselayer has no size smaller than Large!

    I have about 5 compression baselayers from previous offers (cycling, running etc), all in small, and i wear them all the time in rotation - great product. Now they don't do small sizes in these, so I'll have to make them last! :evil:
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    When I read the title I thought Aldi had arranged a sportive!
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  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    VO2min wrote:
    That compression baselayer has no size smaller than Large!


    they do have other sizes, just some shops sell out or don't stock all the sizes.

    having said that, i find their sizes vary product to product and even event to event for the same product.
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  • wishitwasallflat
    wishitwasallflat Posts: 2,927
    What are calf guards:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/s ... cessories/

    Are they partial leg warmers (crus warmers for the anatomist amongst you) for below the knee only ??
  • rodgers73
    rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Base layers are usually good stuff if you need a lightweight one but don't rely on them when it gets really cold!

    Might have a look at the panniers.
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    What are calf guards:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/s ... cessories/

    Are they partial leg warmers (crus warmers for the anatomist amongst you) for below the knee only ??

    I think they are compression sleeves for the calf, meant to stop cramp and muscle soreness i think
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  • apreading
    apreading Posts: 4,535
    Chris Bass wrote:
    What are calf guards:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/s ... cessories/

    Are they partial leg warmers (crus warmers for the anatomist amongst you) for below the knee only ??

    I think they are compression sleeves for the calf, meant to stop cramp and muscle soreness i think

    Alternatively, I guess they could guard against cutting your calves open on the pins on MTB pedals? :roll:
  • mazule
    mazule Posts: 54
    Just got back from my Aldi experience. I actually had someone take a gilet out of my hand with the words "I saw it first". I can think of so many retorts now but at that moment I was having a hard time getting my jaw off the floor.
  • bikes`n`guns
    bikes`n`guns Posts: 959
    mazule wrote:
    Just got back from my Aldi experience. I actually had someone take a gilet out of my hand with the words "I saw it first". I can think of so many retorts now but at that moment I was having a hard time getting my jaw off the floor.

    :D Seriously ?? You`re joking !??
    Trek,,,, too cool for school ,, apparently
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Just got back from my Aldi experience. I actually had someone take a gilet out of my hand with the words "I saw it first". I can think of so many retorts now but at that moment I was having a hard time getting my jaw off the floor.

    :evil: :lol:

    Should of held on had a gilet tug of war tussle?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    They did you a favour. Just get a DHB one for £13 on wiggle :wink:
  • dilatory
    dilatory Posts: 565
    Popped into my local Aldi. You'd think they'd hidden money in the piles the way people were behaving. Mitts flying about, people shoving their way in etc. Didn't even bother looking!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I really wanted to go this morning. Its a bit like Dawn of the Dead only faster :lol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSdb_NUg4xo
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    edited May 2014
    I have that song on the the OST CD. :oops:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_th ... ntal_Music
  • tuktuk
    tuktuk Posts: 179
    I went thismorning as i was out and about. Will never be doing it again, i dont even think half the people even cycle they just cant resist a bargain.

    Grabbed some glasses and headed for the tills. Wish i hadnt bothered tbh.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I think I might go (dressed in cycle gear) at store opening and be the first one there next time.
    When the doors open I am going to run to the cycle stuff and see if everyone else does too.
  • Samdy Gray
    Samdy Gray Posts: 5
    Turned up to our local Aldi at 10.05am this morning and the car park was pretty much full.

    Mass bundle around the cycling gear and people were filling baskets and even trolleys.

    Grabbed what I needed and left.

    Madness.
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    tuktuk wrote:
    i dont even think half the people even cycle they just cant resist a bargain.

    its free listings this weekend on ebay!
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  • Druidor
    Druidor Posts: 230
    Got myself a jacket and new top...

    They do their job and last longer than the chinese ebay stuff.
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  • dilatory
    dilatory Posts: 565
    Your eBay stuff lasted half a day?
  • tangled_metal
    tangled_metal Posts: 4,021
    Are their cycling kit really any good? Are they worth it? I've not got much in the way of specialist cycle clothing just tend to wear stuff from other outdoors activities. Do cheap cycle clothing like aldi or lidl stuff make a good start for my cycling wardrobe? I'm getting more into it and plan to start touring so think proper cycle clothes might make it more comfortable.
    What you think?
  • luv2ride
    luv2ride Posts: 2,367
    If there is anything left, and it fits it's normally pretty ok. Lots of people on here, including me, initially got kitted out at Aldi/Lidl and then gradually 'upgraded' as the cycling bug took hold. I've gradually sold all my Aldi stuff on (apart from some winter gloves which I really like), not because it was rubbish, more that I lost weight through cycling and gradually got to prefer tighter fit clothing. Trouble is, it sounds from the posts on here that the Aldi Cycling Events have become a victim of their own success. saw it advertised on TV last night, so new it would be popular.

    Now I'm mostly wearing Castelli :oops:
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  • dilatory
    dilatory Posts: 565
    I found Tenn Outdoors to be my gateway to cycle clothing. Followed by DHB as I lost weight.

    To be honest the DHB stuff is awesome, so will probably stick with it a while, maybe splash out on a few jerseys soon but their bibs seem pretty awesome.
  • durhamwasp
    durhamwasp Posts: 1,247
    Cant beat their stuff for value, you really can't.

    Usual scene at my local one - 30 or 40 people queuing outside and a mass scrum for the good stuff. Still, managed to get what I wanted (gilet, 2x gloves, saddle bag and a softshell with detachable arms). Sorted.
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