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New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby Brotality » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:32 pm

Hi guys,

Just saw this offer at Aldi https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys ... tain-bike/
and didn't think of anyone better to ask than you guys.

It certainly looks cool and cheap as hell. I'm guessing they are using the worst shifters available but is the frame worth anything?

I currently have a Giant Talon 2014 which cured my "upgrade-itis" for the time being, but I think I still have a mild case of "collection-itis"

I appreciate all opinions!
thanks guys!
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby mitzikatzi » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:58 pm

Brotality wrote:....snip...is the frame worth anything? ....snip


Yes. Ring up a scrap metal merchant and ask what about 4kg of aluminum alloy is worth.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby bychosis » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:11 pm

Ha ha ha... "Premium". Those Aldi guys, such kidders.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby RonK » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:20 pm

How long before Jennay is reselling them? :)
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Re: New Aldi

Postby systema83 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:25 pm

RonK wrote:How long before Jennay is reselling them? :)


Let me guess, "Premium Shinmano Black Fork Mountain Bike"?
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby lucky7 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:46 pm

I tried to find that thread the other day. Some dude is scooting around my suburb on one of Jennay's race machines. Seen him quite a number of times in the last week, so I can only assume it hasn't disintegrated on him yet, despite the flash burns it clearly suffered.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby Brotality » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:14 pm

haven't heard of that Jennay before.. Someone buys them, assemble them and resell them after a decent markup?
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby bychosis » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:15 am

More like an indecent markup after removing the brand stickers. Also uses silly wording to make them sound better and lots of lens flare in the pics.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby timbo » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:13 pm

And it weighs only 18kg, as well.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby Jondalar » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:34 pm

timbo wrote:And it weighs only 18kg, as well.


How could an alloy frame MTB end up weighing 18kg, mine is only just over 11kg :shock:
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:41 pm

Jondalar wrote:
timbo wrote:And it weighs only 18kg, as well.


How could an alloy frame MTB end up weighing 18kg, mine is only just over 11kg :shock:

Because everything else on that frame is made from crucible steel and barely reycled coke bottles.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby trailgumby » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:04 pm

I knew there was something my Scalpel 29r was missing. :(

A kickstand. You'd think after paying almost $(mumble mumble) they'd have at least given me that. I think I'm going to complain.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:42 pm

The Cruiser is better value, and lighter.

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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:00 pm

ironhanglider wrote:The Cruiser is better value, and lighter.

Cheers,

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+1, if I had the cash i'd be grabbing one of those with both hands.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:03 pm

trailgumby wrote:I knew there was something my Scalpel 29r was missing. :(

A kickstand.

I'm sure there's a couple hiding deep in one of the gloomier recesses of my shed or cellar, free if you post a pic :twisted:
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:01 pm

I am quite intrigued to see the hydroformed aluminium tubing - looks like crappy supermarket bikes are moving forward to emulate more recent downtube MTB styling - perhaps the Y frames are no longer selling. Perhaps the premium is because it is a 'premium 18kgs'.

Do does it mean that their $12.99 helmets are to be avoided? They are AUS?NZ compliant
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I think the repair stands have been discussed here before ($34.99)
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I am a fan of Aldi, their recent TV ad is fanastic. I guess the thing about Aldi is you pick and chose, if you want a decent bike that you will actually ride, don't buy from a supermarket.
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Re: New Aldi "Premium" Mountain Bike?

Postby m@ » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:33 am

The workstand is pretty good for the coin - I'll probably still get something lighter/better for the car but may keep the aldi one for home.

Helmets look fine; if I hadn't just bought a Kali I'd've probably grabbed one as a "crashable" mtb helmet.

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