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

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. 

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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mad_scot_rider [581 posts] 2 years ago
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I've bought from Aldi specials on similar occassions and the only endorsement I need to offer is that I'll be going out of my way to be there again this week

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Stim [11 posts] 2 years ago
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29 quid for bib tights? for piss sake,15 id have bought the bastards,whos got this sort of cash to squander in fucking Aldi?

I thought these buggers catered for the peasants,charging 30 quid for fucking tights? theyre taking the piss same as those twats with the 115 pound back fucking light only to be thrown over the bonnet of some c*nt on a mobile

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jamescycling1g [5 posts] 2 years ago
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Er, language please.

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Leodis [403 posts] 2 years ago
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Would rather give Wiggle the money on DHB stuff, same price range but better quality.

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jezzzer [329 posts] 2 years ago
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this 3d cut technology that they use - that's quite impressive. how do you cut a piece of fabric in 3d then?

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peterben [64 posts] 2 years ago
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I have a few bits of theirs but the fit is a problem for me. I am 5'7" and just over 10st and they don't ever do a small so nothing "fits" me particularly well. Certainly not like the illustration.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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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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themartincox [500 posts] 2 years ago
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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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bendertherobot [1073 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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William Black [193 posts] 2 years ago
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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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mtbtomo [202 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm still comuting in my Crane shoes from 2005(?)...

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Pauldmorgan [225 posts] 2 years ago
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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...

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Spatulala [120 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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Spooks [59 posts] 2 years ago
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Same boat as Jezzzer, they don't do small so nothing for me, looks interesting enough

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William Black [193 posts] 2 years ago
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They do a small I just think that it sells out almost instantly!

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Some Fella [890 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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parksey [343 posts] 2 years ago
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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...

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mad_scot_rider [581 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Roberj4 [218 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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duc888 [39 posts] 2 years ago
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William,
have a look at Purnasports.com (uk seller), they have 2 thicknesses and all sizes of base layers....

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Ham-planet [112 posts] 2 years ago
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Aldi/Lidl base layers are always good. Outerwear is hit-or-miss though.

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JonD [403 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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Auriane [5 posts] 2 years ago
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Yawn, nothing for women as usual. But of course we don't do proper exercise anyway, we prefer eating salad.

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PJ McNally [591 posts] 2 years ago
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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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joemmo [1164 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Mostyn [396 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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Mostyn [396 posts] 2 years ago
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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 ...

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James Warrener [1082 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Pauldmorgan [225 posts] 2 years ago
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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!

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parksey [343 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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