Aldi Cycling gear - heads up - 2nd May
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Aldi Cycling gear - heads up - 2nd May

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Found 20th Apr 2013
Heads up time.

Aldi cycling gear from 2nd May.

Let the debate begin on the merit of Aldi/Crane sport versus Assos/Rapha!

Personally I love the winter jackets, great for the commute to work, very warm.

The shorts are reasonable for shortish, under 2 hour rides.

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Bought plenty of this gear and never had a problem with it, although I did lose a glove once (but shan't blame them for that). Only thing I wouldn't trust would be the shoes. Having said that I've never tried them and they might be fine.

Had the winter jackets, shirts and pants from them last autumn all been great.

MrFizzy

Bought plenty of this gear and never had a problem with it, although I … Bought plenty of this gear and never had a problem with it, although I did lose a glove once (but shan't blame them for that). Only thing I wouldn't trust would be the shoes. Having said that I've never tried them and they might be fine.



Shoes are fine, had mine for 2 years now, really comfortable.

jerseys, socks, gilets, base layers, all superb quality and wash endlessly well. good quality ykk zips too.

Cool, cheers for the heads up. Need to get some padded pants got a road bike that's merciless on your nuts.

1500 miles of training and a 4day London to Paris on lidl shoes wearing aldi jackets and tops and gloves, money well spent. equal quality to some much pricier gear. Wouldn't buy the shorts but that's personal taste.

loppydog70

Shoes are fine, had mine for 2 years now, really comfortable.



I've been waiting on this coming up again as I want a pair of the shoes. Recently bought Shimano M324 pedals (spd's one side flat the other) so looking for cheap shoes to see if I want to go clipless or flats without spending too much. Plus I could do with more base layers, which have been excellent for cycling and running.

Cheers

good to know about this - thanks OP

Any prices?

Can't see how people can possibly vote hot otherwise...

I know it's a little different but I bought some Crane Hiking boots from them last week and tested them in the peaks at the weekend. Great buy, along with all the other useful stuff I've purchased from Aldi over the years.

I'm after some shorts and maybe a jacket, hope their prices are keen. Thanks OP.

Bought the winter gloves they are good, not water proof but comfy and warm. The socks are excellent, with padding in all the right places, the last buy was long cycling trousers for winter, whilst they look and feel good quality the padding is in all wrong places and I would avoid. I have the tool kit too, its good value, quality isnt brilliant but does the job for few £££s.

binned-it

I've been waiting on this coming up again as I want a pair of the shoes. … I've been waiting on this coming up again as I want a pair of the shoes. Recently bought Shimano M324 pedals (spd's one side flat the other) so looking for cheap shoes to see if I want to go clipless or flats without spending too much. Plus I could do with more base layers, which have been excellent for cycling and running.



Are you using these pedals for road biking, or mountain biking? I used M324's with a pair of Shimano MT22's for mountain biking. Perfect combo in my opinion...the SPD's meant I could fly down the rough stuff without flying off the pedals; and the flexible soles of the MT22's allowed me to scramble up the impassable places.
In short, make sure you pick up the right type of SPD shoe for the type of riding you are doing --- if you do that, you'll never go back to standard shoes!

Don't forget there is a £5 off a £40 spend voucher in the Daily Mirror and Daily Record this Thursday. It's valid til May 4th. Thanks to foxymiester for posting that deal earlier on in the week

thanks op and for the reminder about the £5 off. will pay a visit as hear great things about aldi products. bit of advice though don't buy their chain locks. they are OK but sadly weren't up to the job of keeping my bike out of the hands of some thieving scrote last month. if they do a D lock I might check that out but avoid the chain lock as they just aren't up to the standards of keeping your bike safe especially if the bike is worth a fair bit.

If you are getting into biking and clip-in SPD pedals, the best reversible pedals I know are Wellgo WPD-M17C (350g pair, not 533g for Shimano M324). They are £30 on ebay, but rebadged in Decathlon for £28, decathlon.co.uk/mul…tml

decathlon also sell the cheapest good quality road bike I could find (for my wife). Carbon forks at £299 for the triban 3, its a lovely bike for the money. decathlon.co.uk/mul…tml

quezi

Any prices?Can't see how people can possibly vote hot otherwise...



My cyclingshoes were about £20-5 a couple of years ago. Would imagine they're the same price this time round. I think people are voting hot because they know the general price range from last time round.

I've heated the deal as although my left Crane shoe has fallen apart somewhat, they are very comfy and very good value (plus I've used the shoes practically everyday for two years!).

Bought a great crane lightweight jacket but has a rip in and the zip is very hard to use now. Not waterproof and only wind proof and it was quite expensive.

quezi

Any prices?Can't see how people can possibly vote hot otherwise...



I'm the same. The price is a crucial part of the actual deal.

binned-it

I've been waiting on this coming up again as I want a pair of the shoes. … I've been waiting on this coming up again as I want a pair of the shoes. Recently bought Shimano M324 pedals (spd's one side flat the other) so looking for cheap shoes to see if I want to go clipless or flats without spending too much. Plus I could do with more base layers, which have been excellent for cycling and running.



watch the shoes as theyre not waterproof,i gave mine a good spraying with some scotchguard and theyre fine now

CardboardCutout

I'm the same. The price is a crucial part of the actual deal.



heres a link to the prices from last time they had the bike stuff on offer,should give people a general idea of how much the stuff will cost,click on the item list on the left to bring up the rest of the items,hope this helps
aldi.co.uk/uk/…htm

binned-it

I've been waiting on this coming up again as I want a pair of the shoes. … I've been waiting on this coming up again as I want a pair of the shoes. Recently bought Shimano M324 pedals (spd's one side flat the other) so looking for cheap shoes to see if I want to go clipless or flats without spending too much. Plus I could do with more base layers, which have been excellent for cycling and running.


I took the plunge with these pedals and they are magic. Bought Specialized spd shoes and have the tension slack enough to clip in and out fairly easy - start with low tension!! I did nearly have the classic del boy style fall when I hadn't unclipped at traffic lights. You'll not look back.!

I will be buying 3 pairs of shorts, wish I'd bought more last year (just got 1 pair to try them out). Can't remember how much they were though!

zerospin

Are you using these pedals for road biking, or mountain biking? I used … Are you using these pedals for road biking, or mountain biking? I used M324's with a pair of Shimano MT22's for mountain biking. Perfect combo in my opinion...the SPD's meant I could fly down the rough stuff without flying off the pedals; and the flexible soles of the MT22's allowed me to scramble up the impassable places.In short, make sure you pick up the right type of SPD shoe for the type of riding you are doing --- if you do that, you'll never go back to standard shoes!



Mtb'ing - I do a mixture of road and off road (only way to get to places most of the time) so wanting to have a first test/play with spd's to see if I can get on with them without spending too much. If I like then I will invest more later. I just remember they did mtb spd compatible shoes last time fairly cheap so hoping they do them again.

stapsell

If you are getting into biking and clip-in SPD pedals, the best … If you are getting into biking and clip-in SPD pedals, the best reversible pedals I know are Wellgo WPD-M17C (350g pair, not 533g for Shimano M324). They are £30 on ebay, but rebadged in Decathlon for £28, http://www.decathlon.co.uk/multifonction-pedals-mountain-bikes-and-leasure-bike-pedals-id_8173126.htmldecathlon also sell the cheapest good quality road bike I could find (for my wife). Carbon forks at £299 for the triban 3, its a lovely bike for the money. http://www.decathlon.co.uk/multifonction-pedals-mountain-bikes-and-leasure-bike-pedals-id_8173126.html



Thanks but I already have the M324's fitted ;-)

themachman

watch the shoes as theyre not waterproof,i gave mine a good spraying with … watch the shoes as theyre not waterproof,i gave mine a good spraying with some scotchguard and theyre fine now



Thanks for the tip - I don't expect them to be waterproof to be honest, I just want a cheapish shoe to experiment with spd's ;-)

Doncampbell70

I took the plunge with these pedals and they are magic. Bought … I took the plunge with these pedals and they are magic. Bought Specialized spd shoes and have the tension slack enough to clip in and out fairly easy - start with low tension!! I did nearly have the classic del boy style fall when I hadn't unclipped at traffic lights. You'll not look back.!



Don't worry I'll be starting with them as slack as they can go lol

mcdebooks

I will be buying 3 pairs of shorts, wish I'd bought more last year (just … I will be buying 3 pairs of shorts, wish I'd bought more last year (just got 1 pair to try them out). Can't remember how much they were though!



Do you mean the padded undershorts? I only picked up one pair last year and defo want more as they are great.

binned-it

Do you mean the padded undershorts? I only picked up one pair last year … Do you mean the padded undershorts? I only picked up one pair last year and defo want more as they are great.



No just the normal cycling shorts - it was my first venture into proper cycling shorts, previously I'd been buying undershorts and wearing something over them. Getting over what I looked like was best thing I did in cycling, sooooo much more comfortable. Since then I bought more but they were around £30.

I might be wrong, but £7.99 rings a bell for the Aldi shorts, and they are more comfortable than DHB's I bought for £30.
Edited by: "mcdebooks" 24th Apr 2013

the list of items thats on the link you give, will that be ALL thats available on the day?
i really wanted the shirts, jackets, gloves etc

stapsell

If you are getting into biking and clip-in SPD pedals, the best … If you are getting into biking and clip-in SPD pedals, the best reversible pedals I know are Wellgo WPD-M17C (350g pair, not 533g for Shimano M324). They are £30 on ebay, but rebadged in Decathlon for £28, http://www.decathlon.co.uk/multifonction-pedals-mountain-bikes-and-leasure-bike-pedals-id_8173126.htmldecathlon also sell the cheapest good quality road bike I could find (for my wife). Carbon forks at £299 for the triban 3, its a lovely bike for the money. http://www.decathlon.co.uk/multifonction-pedals-mountain-bikes-and-leasure-bike-pedals-id_8173126.html



waiting for the t3 to come back in stock in size 57. heard nothing but great things about it and cant wait to get my hands on it. thanks for the recommendations on the pedals. think i will buy both when i hopefully get the t3 soon. Decathlon said it should be in stock in 2 weeks time.

CardboardCutout

I'm the same. The price is a crucial part of the actual deal.



Because it's a 'HEADS UP' you plonker.

M1LFHunter

Because it's a 'HEADS UP' you plonker.



Most of the Lidl deals posted here are heads up, but they still include prices.

CardboardCutout

Most of the Lidl deals posted here are heads up, but they still include … Most of the Lidl deals posted here are heads up, but they still include prices.



I'm sure next week sometime they will update the website to show what's in the offer.

mcdebooks

No just the normal cycling shorts - it was my first venture into proper … No just the normal cycling shorts - it was my first venture into proper cycling shorts, previously I'd been buying undershorts and wearing something over them. Getting over what I looked like was best thing I did in cycling, sooooo much more comfortable. Since then I bought more but they were around £30.I might be wrong, but £7.99 rings a bell for the Aldi shorts, and they are more comfortable than DHB's I bought for £30.



Ah I see. I prefer to wear undershorts/compression shorts then baggies over them (same with running).

binned-it

Ah I see. I prefer to wear undershorts/compression shorts then baggies … Ah I see. I prefer to wear undershorts/compression shorts then baggies over them (same with running).



I occasionally wear them under other things, as the padding is better than undershorts - much easier on the butt-ocks lol

kylewalker

waiting for the t3 to come back in stock in size 57. heard nothing but … waiting for the t3 to come back in stock in size 57. heard nothing but great things about it and cant wait to get my hands on it. thanks for the recommendations on the pedals. think i will buy both when i hopefully get the t3 soon. Decathlon said it should be in stock in 2 weeks time.



Bought one early this year (as all sold out last summer) and I love it. Excellent for the money. If you can get to a store, give them a call and they will hold one for you as soon as they get them in...at least they did for me at Southampton.

just got the aldi catalogue,i'll list a few things
helmets are £9.99
2 types of shoes £19.99
fingerless gloves £3.49
glasses £2.99
shorts £7.99
cycling soft cell jacket £14.99
rucksacks £14.99

loads more bits too

xdavemarshallx

Bought one early this year (as all sold out last summer) and I love it. … Bought one early this year (as all sold out last summer) and I love it. Excellent for the money. If you can get to a store, give them a call and they will hold one for you as soon as they get them in...at least they did for me at Southampton.

signed up so that once the bike is back in stock I get an email. Done plenty of searching into budget road bikes and the T3 does get great reviews so it is definitely my 1st choice to replace my stolen one. Just got to get this one insured and a decent lock to keep it out of the hands of the scum in society. Will definitely call me local branch to keep hold of the bike once they get it in. Thanks
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