Aldi Performance Cycle clothing sale this Thursday

Head on down to your nearest Aldi this Thursday for bargains galore

by David Arthur   November 19, 2013  

We like to keep you updated on the latest Special Buys from Aldi, which frequently feature discounted cycle clothing, and the latest offer takes place this Thursday. This time they’re offering a range of Performance cycle clothing including winter jackets, bib tights, base layers and socks.

For the first time Aldi have produced this video showcasing some of the new garments and their features. It's rather slick and, well quite impressive really. 

The Performance Cycling Jacket costs £29.99 and looks to be brimfull  of features to keep you keep you cool, warm and dry where you need to be. Aldi don’t go into a huge amount of detail on their website, but we can tell you it’s made from a PerEffect material with what appears from the photo a slim cut. The panels are 3D cut with key moisture zones - okay, okay, mesh panels - to improve ventilation, a tall collar, OptiFit waist and cuffs and a full-length YKK zipper. It’s available in black/grey or black/blue in sizes m-xl.

Pair the jacket with these Performance Cycling Bib Pants for £29.99 for the complete winter cycling outfit. Constructed from a softshell fabric and featuring a Coolmax anti-bacterial silver finished insert and a short YKK front zipper. There are flat seams throughout for improved comfort and foot loop. There are lots of reflective details and “glow in the dark” piping to help you stand out in the dark.

Socks are an important part of any cycling outfit, and these Performance Cycling Wool Socks for just £3.99 look really good. Along with an ergonomic fit, they have toe and heel pads for added protection, a “movability pad” at the top of the foot and ankle padding. They’re available in various colours and sizes from 4 to 11.

We’ll end with the Performance Base Layer, available in a long sleeve top and pants. They’re both made from a compression PerEffect fabric with what Aldi call a 3D cut and moisture zones and what we'd call 'mesh panels' to aid breathability where you need it most.

Check out all those offers and more at www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/thursday-21st-november/

We sent Caroline along to the last Aldi sale to check out the offers and you can read her impressions in this article. The best bit of advice it seems is to get there early and they only have limited stock and when it’s gone, it’s gone. If you do go along and grab a couple of items, let us know what you think of it. 

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Can't be doing with the unseemly scrum of gruff roadies at my local Aldi (to be fair, it's in 'leafy' Didsbury) when they do their cycling offers.

The socks look good though. Might give it a try regardless.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
19th November 2013 - 18:39

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I'm wearing an Aldi merino winter jersey today - it's grand under a jacket/waterproof and even has a reflective rear pocket

not too shabby £10.50

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posted by themartincox [370 posts]
19th November 2013 - 18:43

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Leodis wrote:
Would rather give Wiggle the money on DHB stuff, same price range but better quality.

How do you know? This is a new range from aldi.

posted by bendertherobot [326 posts]
19th November 2013 - 19:05

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Some of my old crane stuff has out lasted RH+ (Most specifically the fact RH+ seem to use Prit-Stick to keep their logos on).

The only downside is whenever I get around to getting to a supermarket they only seem to have size XXXL thermal base layers left.

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posted by William Black [196 posts]
19th November 2013 - 19:22

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I'm still comuting in my Crane shoes from 2005(?)...

posted by mtbtomo [93 posts]
19th November 2013 - 20:00

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What's the sizing of Aldi stuff like? I don't fancy stripping off to check the fit of the tights and jersey in Tottenham Aldi.

I'm a medium in most, a large in castelli. 183 tall, slim-ish. GSOH...

posted by Pauldmorgan [184 posts]
19th November 2013 - 20:26

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I'm a large in most and an XL in Castelli, will be going for large on Thursday as long as they're long enough in the leg.

posted by Spatulala [46 posts]
19th November 2013 - 20:41

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Same boat as Jezzzer, they don't do small so nothing for me, looks interesting enough

posted by Spooks [61 posts]
19th November 2013 - 21:22

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They do a small I just think that it sells out almost instantly!

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posted by William Black [196 posts]
19th November 2013 - 21:42

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Can't be doing with the unseemly scrum of gruff roadies at my local Aldi (to be fair, it's in 'leafy' Didsbury) when they do their cycling offers.

The socks look good though. Might give it a try regardless.

Although it means mixing with the lower orders i find the scrum in not so leafy Burnage to be much more jolly.
I can recommend the socks.

posted by Some Fella [796 posts]
20th November 2013 - 0:06

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Coincidentally enough I was thumbing through the latest Aldi SpecialBuys catalogue last night, and spotted this gear, looks reasonable for the price. I'm in need of some winter(ish)-proof trousers for the daily commute and can't imagine you'd go too far wrong with these. Just a case of whether they've got any left before I can get up there at the weekend...

posted by parksey [268 posts]
20th November 2013 - 8:44

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parksey wrote:
Just a case of whether they've got any left before I can get up there at the weekend...

Pfff - they open at 8am Thursday - by 9am pretty much everything worthwhile will be gone

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posted by mad_scot_rider [555 posts]
20th November 2013 - 9:29

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Last months Aldi 'Winter Jacket' £15.99 is doing very well for my commute to work. My previous jacket is a £130 Endura Stealth which was getting a fair hammering every day but now saved for the weekends.

posted by Roberj4 [197 posts]
20th November 2013 - 11:30

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William,
have a look at Purnasports.com (uk seller), they have 2 thicknesses and all sizes of base layers....

posted by duc888 [38 posts]
20th November 2013 - 13:15

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Aldi/Lidl base layers are always good. Outerwear is hit-or-miss though.

posted by Ham-planet [100 posts]
20th November 2013 - 13:47

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Roberj4 wrote:
Last months Aldi 'Winter Jacket' £15.99 is doing very well for my commute to work. My previous jacket is a £130 Endura Stealth which was getting a fair hammering every day but now saved for the weekends.

I guess the winter jacket's what I tried on a few nights ago - quite tempted 'cept I've loads of other gear. Wonder if it's still there...

Re sizing - tends to be large. Their smallest arm/leg warmers are *just* small enough for me, likewise the jacket I tried was a small, and it was a good fit (arguably the lower sleeves could have been closer, but had an adjustable fastening.) I'm about 5'9-10, 39" chest, so lower half is Casteli medium, upper half Castelli large, or medium in gore bikewear, both top and bottom. HTH.

Oh, and they're doing a decent little (cree) led torch for 12quid, if they've still got stock..

Socks are a mixed bag - some types have worn well, other less so.

posted by JonD [193 posts]
20th November 2013 - 14:00

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Yawn, nothing for women as usual. But of course we don't do proper exercise anyway, we prefer eating salad.

posted by Auriane [5 posts]
20th November 2013 - 16:04

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The previous batch of Aldi kit included a women's merino baselayer which is excellent! (and fits me, unlike all the men's stuff).

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posted by PJ McNally [591 posts]
21st November 2013 - 8:45

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dropped into aldi on the way to work, picked up a pair of gloves and had a look at the bibs but they look a bit odd with a strange mix of fabrics. The pad was pretty flimsy as well so I gave them a miss.

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posted by joemmo [861 posts]
21st November 2013 - 9:29

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Bought a jacket and a base layer top; to wear under the jacket.

The new Pro-Range at Aldi is a lot better quality than their usual cycling gear. This new range is worth the money.

Aldi looking up on the cycling gear.

posted by Mostyn [407 posts]
21st November 2013 - 9:54

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Pauldmorgan wrote:
What's the sizing of Aldi stuff like? I don't fancy stripping off to check the fit of the tights and jersey in Tottenham Aldi.

I'm a medium in most, a large in castelli. 183 tall, slim-ish. GSOH...

I'm a 5ft.10in, skinny guy (normally take a small size) bought a Jacket and a base layer in the new Pro Range this-morning needed a medium in both! I'm 37/38, chest.
BTW, I tried them on in the store ...

posted by Mostyn [407 posts]
21st November 2013 - 10:03

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I have had stuff that has been perfectly acceptable for road cycling.

This stigma towards cheap cycling kit strikes me as a bit odd to be honest.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1279 posts]
21st November 2013 - 11:03

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Pauldmorgan wrote:
What's the sizing of Aldi stuff like? I don't fancy stripping off to check the fit of the tights and jersey in Tottenham Aldi.

I'm a medium in most, a large in castelli. 183 tall, slim-ish. GSOH...

Update: Medium is bang on for me for the jerseys: not quite race fit but snug enough.

Not that impressed with the shorts, tights etc or the base-layer but the "performance" jersey with windproof front panels seems great: definitely worth a punt at £17.99.

Managed to get a couple of the "standard" winter jerseys (presumably left over from last week) for only £4.59 each and some arm and leg warmers for £2.59 each - bargain!

posted by Pauldmorgan [184 posts]
21st November 2013 - 11:36

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Managed to get hold of a pair of the "performance" trousers. Haven't tried them out yet but the quality seems good for the price (£20), and I'm sure they'll do a reasonable job of keeping the elements out on my 10-minute commute to work.

posted by parksey [268 posts]
21st November 2013 - 13:42

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I went to the Kingsbury Aldi at 10:00 today. There was still lots of cycling stuff left. The only people there were fighting over woolie boots. I bought a jersey, jacket, socks and bibs. All the sizing is quite relaxed, would recommend going a size down from what it says on the packaging. All of it seems like really good quality for the price. The bibs are strange, they have a windproof front but arent that stretchy and chamois is quite thin. The jersey and jacket are both very good, the jersey has some nice details like a storm flap and windproof front and the jacket is a typical softshell but looks like it will last. All of it would be good for commuting, not sure about Sunday rides though. If you are still looking for some I reckon there will still be plenty left in stock in Kingsbury, not really a cycling area.

posted by JRP in the Chilterns [2 posts]
21st November 2013 - 14:45

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Just bought the Aldi Performance jacket for £29 from the Aldi at Finchley. This is a good jacket. Really good styling and fit (just tried it on at home) and the jacket has clearly been made to a high standard of quality assurance. I'm a 39 inch chest and the Medium is a really good fit for me. The shop still had a lot of the performance kit in stock including small sizes. If you are local I'd recommend a trip there.

Doughty

posted by doughty2002 [3 posts]
21st November 2013 - 16:18

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Really pleased with jacket, very good. Agree with the size down comments. Taking the bib tights back, chamois poor as is the non-stretch windproof panel on front. Socks seem good value.

Might pick up another jacket when take tights back tomorrow (if any left?)

posted by darranmoore [34 posts]
21st November 2013 - 17:29

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Gave the performance trousers a go on the short commute to work this morning. First time in lycra for me too.

Quite impressed, especially for £20. I agree with the other comments that the fitting is on the generous side, so if you prefer a tighter look then I'd suggest going a size down. For me it was fine, and spared my work colleagues' blushes when I arrived this morning!

They otherwise kept me warm and the wind out, but it wasn't raining so I can't comment on the water-repellence. The seat pad is perhaps a little thin, I probably won't be doing 4 hour rides in them, but for commuting they're fine.

I'm inclined to go back tomorrow and see what else is still available.

posted by parksey [268 posts]
22nd November 2013 - 8:59

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Got the bib in large and I'm pleased with it. I'm 6' 4" and quite, ahem, chunky and it seems to fit well in all the right places. It is my first bib (well, since I was about 4) so I've nothing to compare it to, but at £30 I can't complain.

Still plenty of stock in Trowbridge Aldi, if you're unfortunate enough to live around that way.

posted by thelimopit [119 posts]
24th November 2013 - 19:17

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Got the bib tights tonight. Very weird when on. Too baggy around the thighs and groin area. I have quite skinny legs though. They look odd too.
Pad very thin. Would need some more padding for a ride of more than a few hours definately. Fit is a bit off too for me. I am 6'2, 32"leg and 34 waist. I got the large size. Ok on calfs, too loose on thighs/groin but also felt a bit on the short size legs wise. Gonna take them back and try to get a jacket following the good reports here!
As an aside when I checked the receipt there was a egyptian cotton duvet cover for £7.99 which I definately didn't buy!!
It pays to check your receipts every time.
Got some socks too. They are very nice. Well worth £3.99.
Got a refund for bibs no problem.
Addendum: got the jacket when i took the bib tights back. However had to return that too as it was too short for me by a good couple of inches back and front. Shame as it seemed a very nice jacket. I have a long body & short legs. (Relatively speaking!) Refund no problem.

posted by Hensteeth [43 posts]
24th November 2013 - 21:00

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