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Gear up for the winter with these Aldi cycling bargains including clothing and an indoor trainer

The Aldi Specialbuys cycling sales have become popular with cost-conscious cyclists over the years and there's another chance to grab a bargain on 28th September in stores and online. To give you an idea of what you can expect in this latest sale, here’s an overview.

With the evenings drawing in now is a good time to consider moving some of your cycle training to the safety of indoors, and with six levels of resistance adjustment and a secure but foldable base, this looks a good option for anyone making the first steps into the world of indoor suffering. Aldi will be offering a reasonably priced Indoor Bike Trainer (£49.99).

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Front & Rear LED Bike Lights 03.jpg

If you hate the idea of indoor cycling and are determined to keep pedalling outside, then you might want to check out the Front & Rear LED Bike Lights (£14.99) or High-Performance Bike Lights (£12.99) that will be available.  Lights have improved hugely over the years with advances in LED and battery technology, and while you can spend a fortune on the very best lights, there are also some bargains to be had.

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Camera and Bike Light.jpg

If you want to record your ride, whether for recording close passes (hopefully you’ll have none of those) or just showing your friends and family the highlights of your ride, the Camera and Bike Light (£39.99) does all that as well as combining an integrated rear light. There’s 8GB of memory which should be sufficient for recording most of the action.

Let’s move onto cycle clothing. Now, here at road.cc, we’ve tested a lot of Aldi clothing in the past couple of years and been consistently impressed, not just at the low prices, but also the level of performance on offer and the startlingly good value for money, which must consider how well something performs its primary function.

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Men's Ladies Winter Cycling Jacket 03.jpg

For the upcoming colder months Aldi has some new jackets, tights, gloves, overshoes and more.

The Cycling Rain Jacket (£19.99) and Winter Cycling Jacket (£16.99) are available in a range of sizes for men and women. The Cycling Tights (£13.99) are made from a wind blocking fabric on the front-facing panels, with visibility boosted by the addition of reflective details in key areas. Combine with Heavy Duty Overshoes (£14.99) to (hopefully) keep your lower body dry and warm on the cold and wet days that will be a more regular occurrence in the coming months.

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Men's Ladies Cycling Rain Jacket.jpg

Keeping your hands dry in the rain is a tricky business, and neoprene is a useful defendant against the moisture. The Neoprene Cycling Gloves cost £9.99. Accessorise your cycling wardrobe with Sports Leg/Arm Warmers (£8.99) which are really good for extending your summer clothing into the colder autumn months. There are Ergonomic Cycling Socks (£2.99) for rounding out your new outfit. An ideal option for short commutes or hopping on a rental bike with normal clothes, the Waterproof Over-Trousers (£14.99) should keep the road spray and rain at bay.

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Men's Ladies Winter Cycling Jacket 02.jpg

Complete the look with the breathable Neoprene Cycling Gloves (£9.99), Sports Leg/Arm Warmers (£8.99) and Ergonomic Cycling Socks (£2.99) – they’re just the thing for those facing a cold commute.

Over the last ten or so years Merino wool has gained huge popularity with cyclists, it’s soft, insulating and never pongs, but it can often be quite pricey. Not so with the new Merino range from Aldi. The Cycling Wind Jersey with Merino (£19.99) and Merino Sports Base Layer (£16.99) plus hats and arm and neck warmers (£5.99) are made from high-quality Merino wool for a bit of luxurious comfort this winter.

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Bike Cover 02.jpg

Once you’ve done a ride, it’s important to give your bike a bit of TLC. Muc-Off (£3.49) cleaner and Bike Maintenance Spray (£1.99) are better cleaning products than washing liquid and will clean and protect your bike.

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Floor Bike Stand 01.jpg

For storing your bike check out the Floor Bike Stand (£14.99) and compact Mini Bike Stand (£14.99), ideal for those short on space. Finally, tuck your bike up at night with the Bike Cover (£9.99).

Like the sound of all that? Make sure to set a reminder on your calendar for 28th September and either head online to your nearest Aldi store to grab a Specialbuys bargain before they undoubtedly sell out. More at www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys

You can read all our Aldi clothing reviews here. 

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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CygnusX1 [632 posts] 3 months ago
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Hope Aldi are ready for the design infringement lawsuits from Lezyne and Cycliq.

I'm tempted by the Fly6 rip-off though.angel 

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Yorkshire wallet [1573 posts] 3 months ago
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Their LED usb lights are really good and really bright. Been using on for over a year now and it was £5 well spent. Their jackets are always boil in the bag in my experience though, even the thinner ones . Neoprene gloves sound good and hopefully I'll actually get there in time to be able to buy merino base layer this time.

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Luv2ride [97 posts] 3 months ago
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Some really good looking stuff there.  Might have raised their game even further this time.

I'll pick up some of those mini floorstands (v. Expensive everywhere else), and that rear light/camera does look interesting.  Anyone know what the image quality/resolution is being listed as?  Wouldn't it be worthless if you can't make out a car number plate from the footage?

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hawkinspeter [1131 posts] 3 months ago
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Luv2ride wrote:

Some really good looking stuff there.  Might have raised their game even further this time.

I'll pick up some of those mini floorstands (v. Expensive everywhere else), and that rear light/camera does look interesting.  Anyone know what the image quality/resolution is being listed as?  Wouldn't it be worthless if you can't make out a car number plate from the footage?

That looks to be a Cycliq Fly6 rip-off, so I reckon it'll be exactly the same spec - 720p.

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Jharrison5 [141 posts] 3 months ago
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Gotten? I thought Road.cc were in Bath?

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drosco [416 posts] 3 months ago
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My Aldi winter jacket was the best cycling jacket I ever owned until I fell off and destroyed it. Their USB lights are excellent also for the price.

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greenphotos [1 post] 3 months ago
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CygnusX1 wrote:

Hope Aldi are ready for the design infringement lawsuits from Lezyne and Cycliq.

I'm tempted by the Fly6 rip-off though.angel 

 

Having just bought a cycliq light it'd be annoying if this is the same thing but cheaper... that said, looks like the same design, but perhaps a cheaper copy...  2

I love my Cycliq one though, great quality of video.

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BikeBud [256 posts] 3 months ago
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"Lights have gotten really good in recent years..."

Gotten?  Hot dang!  I was thinkin' we was livin' in Englandland!  

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KendalRed [107 posts] 3 months ago
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Wonder how much of it will be left once I get there after work on thursday week. Slim pickings usually!

Quite like the idea of the floor bike stand, as I'm having a Asgard metal bike shed delivered next week, and it'll be ideal to keep the bikes upright and not leaning on each other.

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alansmurphy [1236 posts] 3 months ago
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How early do they normally come online - at the cycle show that Sunday  2

 

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gabriel959 [15 posts] 3 months ago
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Is there anything on their website yet? I can't see it.

Tempted to buy one of the those lights/cameras and possibly the mini-bike stand, but I can't see any photos.

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Goldfever4 [388 posts] 3 months ago
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Jeez that is such a blatant rip off of the cycliq light.

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mrchrispy [495 posts] 3 months ago
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total Fly6 rip off (great product btw) - i'd expect it to die after the first cold wet month of riding.

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CygnusX1 [632 posts] 3 months ago
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Goldfever4 wrote:

Jeez that is such a blatant rip off of the cycliq light.

As is the twin CREE front light to the Lezyne MicroDrive, and the light sets in the previous specialbuy were carbon copies of Lezyne Zectos (I got two sets and upgraded the lights on my kids' bikes with them).

 

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maviczap [105 posts] 3 months ago
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KendalRed wrote:

Wonder how much of it will be left once I get there after work on thursday week. Slim pickings usually!

Quite like the idea of the floor bike stand, as I'm having a Asgard metal bike shed delivered next week, and it'll be ideal to keep the bikes upright and not leaning on each other.

 

You can order most of these offers online now, saves the usual fight in the Aldi shops. You're usually restricted to the number of the same item.

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hennie [23 posts] 3 months ago
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I was just about to buy the Cycliq until I saw this.

Does anyone know if the Aldi one has the overwriting feature of the Cycliq one, so that you don't have to keep deleting files?

If not, I'd rather pay more.

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ClubSmed [492 posts] 3 months ago
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alansmurphy wrote:

How early do they normally come online - at the cycle show that Sunday  2

 

The 28th is a Thursday I believe...

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waldner71 [57 posts] 3 months ago
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None of the above is online yet. I'd expect it to be 28th...their thermal cycling leggings are good although last years xl was tighter than 2015 L so be careful with the sizing. Lights are good

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gabriel959 [15 posts] 3 months ago
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maviczap wrote:
KendalRed wrote:

Wonder how much of it will be left once I get there after work on thursday week. Slim pickings usually!

Quite like the idea of the floor bike stand, as I'm having a Asgard metal bike shed delivered next week, and it'll be ideal to keep the bikes upright and not leaning on each other.

 

You can order most of these offers online now, saves the usual fight in the Aldi shops. You're usually restricted to the number of the same item.

 

Can you? I can't find them on the website. Can you post a link?

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bendertherobot [1481 posts] 3 months ago
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Last year's Aldi moon clones were so close I suspect they were at least made in the same place. Mine are still going strong.

I wonder if they've tapped up Cycliq for a cheaper copy?

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alansmurphy [1236 posts] 3 months ago
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Cheers clubs - should really have worked that out.

 

Mr Chrisp - back in the day Aldi was very much buy cheap buy twice but as bender above states, the moon rip offs were awesome - £10 a pop and lumen, build quality et al was certainly as good as the moons...

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armb [128 posts] 3 months ago
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gabriel959 wrote:
maviczap wrote:
KendalRed wrote:

Wonder how much of it will be left once I get there after work on thursday week. Slim pickings usually!

You can order most of these offers online now, saves the usual fight in the Aldi shops. You're usually restricted to the number of the same item.

Can you? I can't find them on the website. Can you post a link?

I think he means "these days Aldi generally have offers online as well as in the store", not "these specific offers are already online". 

It'll probably be https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/dates/2017-09-28, but there's nothing there yet.

Watch https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/specialbuysdates. If it follows the usual pattern, expect the 28th's offers to go up on the 21st.

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armb [128 posts] 3 months ago
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https://www.aldi.co.uk/specialbuys/about-our-specialbuys/cycling has "Look out for our next Cycling Events" but no details yet. https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/sports-and-leisure/cycling doesn't list the new stuff.

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gabriel959 [15 posts] 3 months ago
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Thanks  1

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THQ Rider [2 posts] 3 months ago
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CygnusX1 wrote:
Goldfever4 wrote:

Jeez that is such a blatant rip off of the cycliq light.

As is the twin CREE front light to the Lezyne MicroDrive, and the light sets in the previous specialbuy were carbon copies of Lezyne Zectos (I got two sets and upgraded the lights on my kids' bikes with them).

I bought some lights at the begining of year and they were exactly the same as some Moon lights whcih are being sold from many online bike shops.  £6 from Aldi version, or £25 from CRC for the Moon version.

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maviczap [105 posts] 3 months ago
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armb wrote:
gabriel959 wrote:
maviczap wrote:
KendalRed wrote:

Wonder how much of it will be left once I get there after work on thursday week. Slim pickings usually!

You can order most of these offers online now, saves the usual fight in the Aldi shops. You're usually restricted to the number of the same item.

Can you? I can't find them on the website. Can you post a link?

I think he means "these days Aldi generally have offers online as well as in the store", not "these specific offers are already online". 

It'll probably be https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/dates/2017-09-28, but there's nothing there yet.

Watch https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/specialbuysdates. If it follows the usual pattern, expect the 28th's offers to go up on the 21st.

Ft

 

Sorry I'm an old hand at Aldi online.

Yes, the cycling stuff will be put on their site later this week, usually the week before it's available in store.

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maviczap [105 posts] 3 months ago
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Lots of comments about copies, rip off designs

I would have thought that Aldi have gone to the same people who manufacture the lights for Leyzene and Cyclic and said we'd like a gazillion of these and a gazillion of those for our next cycling promotion.

Said suppliers said thanks very much, they'll be ready for September.

I don't think a big organisation like Aldi is going to be in the business of selling copy protected stuff.

Their buying power keeps the prices low and as you'd expect most of this stuff is made in the Far East.

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Rose on a Rose [16 posts] 3 months ago
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In past, I've had both the original Moon lozenge shaped lights and bought Aldi equivalents for the kids. The only detectable difference was that the Aldi versions appeared to be made of a more brittle plastic. However, they've outlasted the Moons in use.

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ashliejay [72 posts] 3 months ago
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good timing, as i was about to build a bike rack, as i keep falling over the bikes in my shed.

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drosco [416 posts] 3 months ago
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The base layers I have worn and worn. Cannot recommend those highly enough by the way.

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