Turbo Trainer @ Aldi from 24th September for £49.99
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Turbo Trainer @ Aldi from 24th September for £49.99

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Found 17th Sep 2015
Turbo trainer from aldi released 24th September. Great timing for the winter months. seems to be a lot of other bike equipment that's decent. Have purchased some bike apparel from them before, and found everything top drawer. Obviously not one for the bike snobs, but if your not on the tour de France next year a good buy.
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how noisy could it be?
rodman

how noisy could it be?



Touch noisier than...

http://www.hahahamster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Amazing-Hamster-Wheel.gif
Looks OK but the roller looks like you'll have to unscrew to take tension off the wheel when you're done which is a faff compared to the foot pedal more expensive ones have. Additionally known brands are likely to be on trainerroad with known resistance levels for online power training plans. Halfords will probably do Elite Mag trainers for £75-100 again with the front wheel riser, rubber mat, etc.

Don't think bike snobbery comes into it, if you're going to subject yourself to a sufferfest on a turbo you might as well use a known decent one.
some of the other kit looks good value, lights,etc,but,some of the clothing is no better than some branded sale stuff I've just bought on tinternet from various deals posted on here.

Equivalent trainer in Decathlon is £69 so this post looks v good value if you are in market at this price bracket.
I had one of these 20+ years ago. used it once....... After about 30 minutes of peddling the bedroom wall was covered in black rubber bits from the rear tyre. guess I didn't read the instructions.
u664541

I had one of these 20+ years ago. used it once....... After about 30 … I had one of these 20+ years ago. used it once....... After about 30 minutes of peddling the bedroom wall was covered in black rubber bits from the rear tyre. guess I didn't read the instructions.



made me smile
u664541

I had one of these 20+ years ago. used it once....... After about 30 … I had one of these 20+ years ago. used it once....... After about 30 minutes of peddling the bedroom wall was covered in black rubber bits from the rear tyre. guess I didn't read the instructions.



​Yep, think you forgot to install the trainer specific tyre. If you use a standard road tyre it just falls to bits from the heat generated by the roller. Mind you, if you like rubber walls, could be a quick way of decorating.
Good deal. I tried my rollers the other day for the first time. Boredom is not an issue. Staying on the damn thing is.
Great price. Have some heat
similar ones on Amazon for £40
Looks like the cheap ones you can pick up from Amazon for around the same price, some a bit cheaper, like this
amazon.co.uk/Ped…ner
I've got an elite turbo trainer (sky) run it with a slick tyre and its not noisy at all. The aldi one looks a crock of sh*t, pay the extra and get a decent one. I got mine from Wiggle.
spend the £50 on their winter gear and just cycle outside!!
stowelly

spend the £50 on their winter gear and just cycle outside!!



I agree with the sentiment! However, unless night cycling is your thing, im not too keen, the a turbo is a must for winter.

I spent £400 on a bkool one. Putting the dreadful name aside, it combats the bordom as its a vr type turbo. I love it, I couldn't manage beyond 20mins on a normal turbo, yet I'm doing 30 miles on this thing. Of course, its nout on actually cycling!! Just a way of keeping fit.

I went totally off tangent from this deal. Back on track... Personally, given the mechanical nature of a turbo I would get something a bit better. Still hot deal for what it is.
Edited by: "pukenukem" 17th Sep 2015
Probably a dumb question but what's the best way of keeping track of distance and calories burned on one of these, cycle computer?
stowelly

spend the £50 on their winter gear and just cycle outside!!


Totally agree but some ppl don't have that option who have to babysit etc.
Indoor is Great for the crap weather. At least you can still use it then.
Off-topic but the Premium bike lights they're selling for £8.99 each look identical to the Moon Comet ones selling for more than double at various bike shops. Whether the listed outputs (front 50, rear 25 lumen) are true, as opposed to the Moon (front 100, rear 30/35) ones, is anyone's guess until side-by-side.
Wahoo tickr x hrm? Works standalone and uploads with your phone no need for extra equipment not sure if it calculates distance though, think so.
Otherwise head unit e.g. Garmin edge, wheel + cadence sensor. Or pay lots for a smart turbo I have a kickr won it in a comp its brilliant
todd3utler

Probably a dumb question but what's the best way of keeping track of … Probably a dumb question but what's the best way of keeping track of distance and calories burned on one of these, cycle computer?



^^^
I'd recommend getting aluminium rollers for about £100 with the option of adding resistance later. The effort just to stay on and pedal continuously brings the heart rate right up and time passes a whole lot quicker than plodding away on a turbo.
stevetheman

Totally agree but some ppl don't have that option who have to babysit etc.



Also with one of these you can rest the pizza box on the handle bars while you eat it and watch the TV, with the added benefit you're getting fit
stevetheman

Totally agree but some ppl don't have that option who have to babysit etc.



Which is why they are called "chubbies"
Not a bad deal but getting something with a known resistance makes it possible to link up to Trainer Road or Zwift or anything else to fend the boredom off. My Clycleops Mag+ with accessories was £50 used. Well I say used, from the completely unmarked roller it was clear that the thing had never seen a tyre!

Anyway, not a bad deal if you must buy new but I'd go for something used from one of the big brands.
kramer2088

I'd recommend getting aluminium rollers for about £100 with the option of … I'd recommend getting aluminium rollers for about £100 with the option of adding resistance later. The effort just to stay on and pedal continuously brings the heart rate right up and time passes a whole lot quicker than plodding away on a turbo.


I've seen these things, they look terrifying. Is it not possible to come off and cycle into the wall? And if it's not possible, I'm sure I would find a way.
Hope its better than their track pump, which buckled on its third use, or chain tool that ended up splitting itself rather than the chain. They do some decent stuff but their bike gear is total shizen.
pukenukem

I've seen these things, they look terrifying. Is it not possible to come … I've seen these things, they look terrifying. Is it not possible to come off and cycle into the wall? And if it's not possible, I'm sure I would find a way.


Indeed it is. Some years ago I was pedalling like hell, then suddenly found myself pitched over the handlebars and in a pile in front of my wardrobe. Turns out the reason was my bedspread had got sucked into my back wheel and locked it up.
skelto99

Indeed it is. Some years ago I was pedalling like hell, then suddenly … Indeed it is. Some years ago I was pedalling like hell, then suddenly found myself pitched over the handlebars and in a pile in front of my wardrobe. Turns out the reason was my bedspread had got sucked into my back wheel and locked it up.



Not good. At least a crash on the open road has a certain degree of macho about it. Ending up injured because of an indoor, bedspread related bike crash just doesn't sell as well.
More than anything else the thought of getting my bike up and back down the staircase puts me off getting one. A indoor trainer is my preferred solution.
stowelly

spend the £50 on their winter gear and just cycle outside!!


Surely going outside is always the best option if you could. However in winter I have to think about the short daylight, icy road with salt, patches of surface water etc. Don't mention to wash the salt off your bike after ride.
Is this one magnetic?
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