Lidl Cycle In Style from Monday March 16th instore
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Lidl Cycle In Style from Monday March 16th instore

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Found 11th Mar 2015
Lidl have a selection of cycling kit instore from March 16th - various jackets, lights, saddles, etc.

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WARNING - WARNING - WARNING - WARNING - WARNING !!!

I am not so sure this is such a hotukdeal any more.

I thought the LED lights were cheaper last year and so did some googling.

They were £6.99 in August 2014 and £5.99 in March 2014 as opposed to £9.99 now.

offerscheck.co.uk/cri…993

smartpound.com/sto…idl

I haven't checked the previous prices of the other items but, hey, DEFLATION Lidl, prices are supposed to be getting cheaper.... especially as the Euro is weaker compared to Sterling and much of this cycling gear is by a German firm called CRIVIT.

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CRIVIT Adults' Softshell Jackets £11.99

CRIVIT Adults's Cycling Gloves £3.49

CRIVIT Bike Computer £4.99

CRIVIT Cycle Helmet with Rear Light £9.99

Heart Rate BELT £14.99

CRIVIT Floor Pump £4.99

3 Types of WITTKOP Bike Gel Saddle £7.99 each

Powerfix Bike Workstand £24.99

CRIVIT Folding Bike Lock £11.99

CRIVIT Bike Tool Kit £4.99

CRIVIT LED Bike Set £9.99

77 Comments

Original Poster

I would welcome any thoughts on the quality of the LED lights and the gel saddles - I am in the market for both and wonder whether anyone knows how either of these rate re quality, price, etc.

If you want some good cheap lights go to eBay and type Cree xml, I have one of the larger ones (9 bulb I think) and its brighter than the main beam on cars, in fact when a car comes head on I feel I have to turn it down

This is the same as I have, probs not the same seller I bought from but it was over a year ago when I bought mine. pages.ebay.com/lin…899

The work stand is superb for anybody considering it! I bought it last year and use it every week without fail. Brilliant for the money

I purchased a gel saddle for around £3-4 about a year ago. I only use it for spin classes and I'd say the quality is very good. It stays in position and has lasted for quite some time considering the price. Hope this helps.

Original Poster

jellybelly31

I purchased a gel saddle for around £3-4 about a year ago. I only use it … I purchased a gel saddle for around £3-4 about a year ago. I only use it for spin classes and I'd say the quality is very good. It stays in position and has lasted for quite some time considering the price. Hope this helps.




Thanks for that. I recall them being about a fiver last year so did think that £8 seemed a tad expensive.

Does the jacket have an elongated back?

Original Poster

rev6

Does the jacket have an elongated back?




No mention of one and you can't tell from the photos. Will have to have a look at them instore. I am pretty sure that they do not - unlike the waterproof ones they sometimes sell - but, as I said, you would have to check for yourself in-store.

tawse57

No mention of one and you can't tell from the photos. Will have to have a … No mention of one and you can't tell from the photos. Will have to have a look at them instore. I am pretty sure that they do not - unlike the waterproof ones they sometimes sell - but, as I said, you would have to check for yourself in-store.



I will pop in on the day for a red jacket and workstand :-)

bigpoppa

If you want some good cheap lights go to eBay and type Cree xml, I have … If you want some good cheap lights go to eBay and type Cree xml, I have one of the larger ones (9 bulb I think) and its brighter than the main beam on cars, in fact when a car comes head on I feel I have to turn it down


Yeah they are ridiculous for road use, better off getting 1 cree version and fitting a filter that converts the beam in to a wide (but not tall) beam of more directed useful light that doesn't cause discomfort to anyone unlucky enough to be facing it. This, but it only works for a single emitter light: amazon.co.uk/SEE…GMU and a single emitter is fine for road use in the countryside doing 20mph.

Edited by: "androo" 11th Mar 2015

the work stand is great. get it.

Gloves are awful, stitching tore first time using them.

Work stand is great though

tawse57

I would welcome any thoughts on the quality of the LED lights and the gel … I would welcome any thoughts on the quality of the LED lights and the gel saddles - I am in the market for both and wonder whether anyone knows how either of these rate re quality, price, etc.


Never use a gel saddle unless you want to be laughed out of the cycling community.

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MAdam98

Never use a gel saddle unless you want to be laughed out of the cycling … Never use a gel saddle unless you want to be laughed out of the cycling community.




Why? I mean, the cycling community walks around in garish lycra often with shorts that look obscenely too tight in the groin and nether regions. How can a gel saddle make things worse?

work stand is unbeatable for the price and the clothing range ent to shabby cheap enough and good enough quality to use everyday

tawse57

Why? I mean, the cycling community walks around in garish lycra often … Why? I mean, the cycling community walks around in garish lycra often with shorts that look obscenely too tight in the groin and nether regions. How can a gel saddle make things worse?



If you wore tight latex instead you may get get laughed at too.

bigpoppa

If you want some good cheap lights go to eBay and type Cree xml, I have … If you want some good cheap lights go to eBay and type Cree xml, I have one of the larger ones (9 bulb I think) and its brighter than the main beam on cars, in fact when a car comes head on I feel I have to turn it down



This kind of lights are spreading the light all around, blinding everybody in front of them, including the car drivers, making in this way more damage than help.
It's funny that the lights you can have on a car or motorcycle are regulated, but in the same time on a bicycle you can fit the craziest lights you can find.

The lidl one is focusing the light in a proper beam. It's not crazy powerful, but is giving a decent amount of light. It's working with 4 accumulators (AA if I remember well) which could be charged in the lights with the provided charger or out of the lights with a normal AA charger. Because it's using standard batteries it can give you a great autonomy.

Original Poster

Here is a bike forum thread discussing the LED lights.

forum.ctc.org.uk/vie…257

Original Poster

Hmm, I thought the lights were cheaper last year. They were £6.99 in August 2014 and £5.99 in March 2014 as opposed to £9.99 now.

http://www.offerscheck.co.uk/crivit-sports-led-bike-light-set/lidl/2014/kw-35/158993

http://www.smartpound.com/story.php?title=crivit-sports-led-bike-light-set-%C2%A35-99-lidl

Deflation Lidl - things are supposed to be getting cheaper.
Edited by: "tawse57" 12th Mar 2015

tawse57

Hmm, I thought the lights were cheaper last year. They were £6.99 in … Hmm, I thought the lights were cheaper last year. They were £6.99 in August 2014 and £5.99 in March 2014 as opposed to £9.99 now.http://www.offerscheck.co.uk/crivit-sports-led-bike-light-set/lidl/2014/kw-35/158993http://www.smartpound.com/story.php?title=crivit-sports-led-bike-light-set-%C2%A35-99-lidlDeflation Lidl - things are supposed to be getting cheaper.



Their £1 mince deal they have once or twice a year went up to £1.17 too. Lidl are taking advantage of us

I wonder if the jacket has rear pockets. Nothing is mentioned in the description.

tawse57

Why? I mean, the cycling community walks around in garish lycra often … Why? I mean, the cycling community walks around in garish lycra often with shorts that look obscenely too tight in the groin and nether regions. How can a gel saddle make things worse?



**** come in different sizes. if your saddle is uncomfortable gel will not fix that. solution is set up saddle correctly with help by going bike shop (may have to pay) and also get them to check width of your sit bones (sit on corrugated cardboard gadget) to make sure saddle width is suitable. if too narrow / wide - buy more suitable saddle and get them to fit and set up for you.

the quality is rubbish and the charge doesnt last..i bought two sets last year which put me back 20£ only lasted for one month..on one set the front light top side fell off while cycling making the thing uselss again poor quality and on both sets the batteries hardly last over 5days for a 30 minutes use everyday...stay away from them people..they dont worth it...

****= a+r+s+e+s! HUKD autocorrected......

Prefer the Smart Lunar Lights from Planet X.
Several winters using them and still going well.

planetx.co.uk/i/q…set

Original Poster

RogerN

**** come in different sizes. if your saddle is uncomfortable gel will … **** come in different sizes. if your saddle is uncomfortable gel will not fix that. solution is set up saddle correctly with help by going bike shop (may have to pay) and also get them to check width of your sit bones (sit on corrugated cardboard gadget) to make sure saddle width is suitable. if too narrow / wide - buy more suitable saddle and get them to fit and set up for you.




Well, I have learnt something. Never knew that you could be measured for a saddle.

rev6

If you wore tight latex instead you may get get laughed at too.



= mamil....

...middle aged man in lycra....lol

sparklehedgehog

The work stand is superb for anybody considering it! I bought it last … The work stand is superb for anybody considering it! I bought it last year and use it every week without fail. Brilliant for the money



Totally agree and I paid £30 last year.

work stand deal
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lidl-bike-work-stand-24-99-plus-other-from-16-03-2161557

bluetooth heart monitor deal
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bluetooth-fitness-heart-rate-monitor-also-5-3khz-indoor-gym-equipment-compatible-2161616

Sports & Cycling Glasses
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sports-cycling-glasses-with-3-interchangeable-shatterproof-polycarbonate-sets-lenses-2161716

WITTKOP Saddle Assortment
hotukdeals.com/dea…888

I thought the LED lights were cheaper last year and so did some googling.

They were £6.99 in August 2014 and £5.99 in March 2014 as opposed to £9.99 now

tawse57

Hmm, I thought the lights were cheaper last year. They were £6.99 in … Hmm, I thought the lights were cheaper last year. They were £6.99 in August 2014 and £5.99 in March 2014 as opposed to £9.99 now.http://www.offerscheck.co.uk/crivit-sports-led-bike-light-set/lidl/2014/kw-35/158993http://www.smartpound.com/story.php?title=crivit-sports-led-bike-light-set-%C2%A35-99-lidlDeflation Lidl - things are supposed to be getting cheaper.


These are being advertised in my local lidl as lights with batteries and a charger, if these do come with rechargeables then I reckon this is a really good deal

yep it comes with rechargeable batteries and charger

I got the Crivit bike computer on a previous sale but the buttons eventually stopped working so became useless as you then can't reset it after each journey without taking the batteries out and laboriously resetting the entire thing. Similar thing happened to a digital clock I had from Lidl , the button stopped responding. Cheap but wouldn't buy again or recommend.

These lights only lasted a year or so and then stopped working - possibly moisture ingress.

Bought a pump last year. It seemed to be a good purchase but the handle broke after couple of month.

Anyone recommend the helmets ,i need one but there is only one colour in the pic

good price for entry level stuff as you progress you will upgrade and buy better equipment. Horses for courses anyone serious wouldn't look twice at these. The heart rate band does look almost identical to my garmin one.
Edited by: "Boisterous" 16th Mar 2015

Boisterous

good price for entry level stuff as you progress you will upgrade and buy … good price for entry level stuff as you progress you will upgrade and buy better equipment. Horses for courses anyone serious wouldn't look twice at these. The heart rate band does look almost identical to my garmin one.



What a load of rubbish. Just because someone pays £150 for a pair of cycling glasses doesn't mean a pair of £10 one's are crap.

Just a heads up for anyone going for a heart rate belt who has a LG G3.. Don't.
I've taken one back already and this one has the same issue, it refuses to pair with the belt..

Regardless of what phone you're planning to pair it to, give it a try sat in your car prior to leaving the car park to save another trip of it doesn't work!

rev6

What a load of rubbish. Just because someone pays £150 for a pair of … What a load of rubbish. Just because someone pays £150 for a pair of cycling glasses doesn't mean a pair of £10 one's are crap.

I never said anything about glasses but with track pump, jackets and light it's all true. I bought a cheap track pump and it fell apart after 6 months. it was good enough to start with, I have now went on to purchase a better quality one that will last. That's the point I was making.

Boisterous

I never said anything about glasses but with track pump, jackets and … I never said anything about glasses but with track pump, jackets and light it's all true. I bought a cheap track pump and it fell apart after 6 months. it was good enough to start with, I have now went on to purchase a better quality one that will last. That's the point I was making.



Yeah, you didn't really specify any product in-particular. There are some cheap things I won't buy like carbon stems and seatposts from China as they could be a matter of life and death. My track pump cost just over £10 and handles 120 PSI and beyond, had it for years. Not sure about this crivit one though
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