Aldi Bike Offers now

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Aldi Bike Offers now

Postby mercalia » 26 Sep 2016, 6:21pm

Just got an email about Aldi Bike offers - incl
Garmin Edge 810 £180 is that a good buy?

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Re: Aldi Bike Offers now

Postby landsurfer » 26 Sep 2016, 6:43pm

Mine is an edge tour, and cost a lot more.
Seems to be a bargain. Never ride without mine.
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Re: Aldi Bike Offers now

Postby RickH » 26 Sep 2016, 9:37pm

£180 seems to be a good price. The cheapest otherwise seems to be around £216. Don't forget this doesn't include any maps (apart from the near useless "basemap"), but OSM based maps can be downloaded free (how to instructions here).

Here's a link to the rest of the goodies at Aldi on Thursday.

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Re: Aldi Bike Offers now

Postby PH » 26 Sep 2016, 9:50pm

It's a good deal if you need the sporting things, if it's for routes and recording, the Edge Touring which is the same unit without some of the functions and with maps already loaded can be had for around £140 or the Touring Plus which has a couple of extra features £165
http://www.handtec.co.uk/garmin-edge-touring.html
http://www.handtec.co.uk/garmin-edge-to ... 65-00.html

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Re: Aldi Bike Offers now

Postby freeflow » 26 Sep 2016, 11:10pm

Or just use your smartphone and spend £50 on a decent top tube bsg and external battery pack if you plan on doing longer (duration) rides.

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Postby TrevA » 27 Sep 2016, 1:06pm

I paid £300 for my 810 about 18 months ago, though it was with the Performance bundle with maps, hrm, cadence and wheel sensor. It's an excellent bit of kit and I'd thoroughly recommend getting one. Great for just recording your ride data, uploads to Garmin Connect and Strava via Bluetooth and it's also good for following a pre-planned route if you are riding an audax or on tour.

I suspect that they are selling them off cheap as it's been replaced by the 820.
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Re: Aldi Bike Offers now

Postby bobbyg » 28 Sep 2016, 8:52am

Are the "waterproof" socks that they have advertised any good at all?
https://www.aldi.co.uk/over-the-ankle-w ... 7097356601
or are Sealskinz still the way to go for dry feet?

When commuting in winter I use my hybrid with mudguards, neoprene shoe covers, but still get water in through the gap at the cleats on the sole (even though I tried to duck tape the inside of the shoe under the insole to minimise the water ingress). Would these help me keep feet dry or do you still get that squelchy, horrible feel ?

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Postby Tangled Metal » 28 Sep 2016, 10:26am

Waterproof socks all leak after some use. I get 1.5 to 2years out of sealskinz. There's loads of fake sealskinz around BTW.

These ALDI ones are basically the same design. They'll last possibly as long. At less.than half the price you could consider them disposable after an Autumn, winter and early spring usage. They're as good enough.

Rocky Gore tex socks are better by all accounts but USA only these days. Plus they're or pricey.

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Re: Aldi Bike Offers now

Postby Si » 28 Sep 2016, 10:28am

I've used the waterproof socks for a year and they seem OK still.

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Re: Aldi Bike Offers now

Postby Annoying Twit » 29 Sep 2016, 9:54am

I picked up the strip LED light set, and a pair of gloves, for my son.

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Postby Tangled Metal » 29 Sep 2016, 10:47am

Annoying Twit - your kind are really annoying. Bet you were there with a load of others who have retired or work nice hours such.that they can clear out all the best bargains before I can get there. Then you post about the bargains you've bought that'll probably run out this evening. :wink: :D

It's a relief that I'm still using last year's stuff so am not too bothered. Although I'll recant that statement if the aluminum premium COB lights have sold out.

AT - what are the clothing bargains like? Any look worth getting? Which look good to you?

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Postby Annoying Twit » 29 Sep 2016, 11:58am

Tangled Metal wrote:Annoying Twit - your kind are really annoying. Bet you were there with a load of others who have retired or work nice hours such.that they can clear out all the best bargains before I can get there. Then you post about the bargains you've bought that'll probably run out this evening. :wink: :D

It's a relief that I'm still using last year's stuff so am not too bothered. Although I'll recant that statement if the aluminum premium COB lights have sold out.

AT - what are the clothing bargains like? Any look worth getting? Which look good to you?


The gloves look quite nice, but who knows how long they will last. I've had gloves from them that lasted years until I lost them. I've had gloves from them that lasted a month then split.

For Aldi cycling clothing, I've always bought it when it's marked down to half price at the end of the offer. It seems to last.

The lights I bought are these: https://www.aldi.co.uk/front-and-rear-l ... 9062109500 not the alumninum ones.

BTW: My local Aldi opens at 8am. I'm at work now. As it was early hours, I didn't have time to look at the clothing. I don't wear much cycling clothing apart from a high vis jacket - I wear my normal clothing otherwise. Though, given how much that flaps in the wind, slowing me down with wind friction, perhaps I should.

If I didn't cycle, there is no way I'd be able to get to Aldi, shop, return home, and then cycle to work.

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Postby mjr » 29 Sep 2016, 12:13pm

Annoying Twit wrote:The lights I bought are these: https://www.aldi.co.uk/front-and-rear-l ... 9062109500 not the alumninum ones.

You should have gone to Lidl. Their lights were the same price and K-marked so legally-sufficient.
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Postby Annoying Twit » 29 Sep 2016, 1:05pm

mjr wrote:
Annoying Twit wrote:The lights I bought are these: https://www.aldi.co.uk/front-and-rear-l ... 9062109500 not the alumninum ones.

You should have gone to Lidl. Their lights were the same price and K-marked so legally-sufficient.


My family collectively loses and breaks lights. I'm sure I'll have the 'opportunity' to buy some new lights sometime. Are the Lidl lights available all the time, or only on special offers.

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Postby mjr » 29 Sep 2016, 1:07pm

Annoying Twit wrote:Are the Lidl lights available all the time, or only on special offers.

Only specials and then not all sets are K-marked. They might still have some from a few weeks ago, though.
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