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How much did your last soft shell jacket cost? How much? Well pop down to Aldi this Thursday and you can bring the average down considerably. They're doing a run of their bargain cycling gear this week, and you could net yourself a soft shell for the princely sum of £14.99.

That's the most expensive cycling product you'll find in the list, too: A pair of socks will set you back just £2.79 and you can have a computer for a fiver. Here's a full list of what's going to be on offer:

  • Soft shell jacket: £14.99
  • Mitts: £3.49
  • Helmet: £8.99
  • Ultra light jacket: £9.99
  • Compression vest: £9.99
  • Socks: £2.79
  • Jersey: £7.99
  • Shorts: £7.99
  • LED light set: £4.99
  • Cable lock: £1.99 (!)
  • Saddle cover: £3.99
  • Seatpack: £4.99
  • Computer: £4.99
  • Mini pump: £3.99
  • Track pump: £4.99
  • Cylinder foot pump: £4.79
  • 2x inner tubes: £3.99
  • Saddle: £9.99

Previous experience of the Aldi gear is that it's pretty good for the money; obviously you shouldn't expect miracles of a cable lock that costs £2 but the clothing, socks, computer, pumps and tubes are normally very serviceable. It's first come first served on Thursday and there's normally a bit of a queue and some friendly barging, so sharpen up those elbows, cheap cycling kit fans...

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OldRidgeback [2616 posts] 5 years ago
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How cheap are chips? Are we talking US potato chips or French fries? And how many?

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Cooks [490 posts] 5 years ago
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I own both the track pump and the seatpack. Both utter bargains! Also, the socks are pretty good.

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michophull [133 posts] 5 years ago
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I have a pair of the Crane track mitts which I bought 2 years ago and I'm still wearing them. They're about as good as any others I've used over the last 30 years.

On the same day, I bought a pair of sunglasses with 3 pairs of lenses for just £5. They've been great too.

My only disappointment has been a pair of arm warmers which won't stay up. Then again I've got the skinniest arms imaginable.

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BikerBob [116 posts] 5 years ago
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I've got one of the Soft Shell Jackets; highly recommend for the price though given the recent warm weather probably best tucked away in the wardrobe until the autumn!

Combined with a HH vest or similar it was excellent in the colder weather and at a 1/10th price of similar kit with more upmarket branding.

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divebabe31 [23 posts] 5 years ago
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But why oh why do they (and many other manufacturers) think that women want everything in flipping pink.....?

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Michael5 [121 posts] 5 years ago
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Perhaps they're not necessarily for girls? Some men think pink is very fetching...