$349 Aldi mountain bike

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$349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Mububban » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:08 pm

24 September for this MTB special. Alloy frame, 29" wheels, 27 speed Shimano, internal cable routing, Suntour fork, disc brakes

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/265723

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Comedian » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:35 pm

I wonder what sizes?

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby bboti » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:05 pm

I am always skeptic about these cheap bikes. I just do not trust they will be functional in a few years.
However, if they do, it sounds to be a good deal.

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Calvin27 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:55 pm

bboti wrote:I am always skeptic about these cheap bikes. I just do not trust they will be functional in a few years.
However, if they do, it sounds to be a good deal.


These area apparently polygon bikes - so not too bad. I mean the thing has internal cable routing! Most $600 hardtails still won't have that!
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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby li2099 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:24 am

Is it correct calling it 27 speed where it would normally be called 9 speed?

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Velt » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:40 am

li2099 wrote:Is it correct calling it 27 speed where it would normally be called 9 speed?


To non cyclists - more speeds = better

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Duck! » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:17 pm

li2099 wrote:Is it correct calling it 27 speed where it would normally be called 9 speed?

Simply calling it 9-speed implies a single chainring. While mathematically correct, 27-sp. isn't exactly correct either, as it doesn't account for gear duplication through the range. Modern parlance would label it 3x9.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby daazzaa » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:16 pm

Since buying my son a MTB, I have sorta got the bug and wish to go riding with him. I'm thinking of getting one of these, specs seem good for the price. Probably double the price nearly for a "name Brand"?

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Mububban » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:58 pm

daazzaa wrote:Since buying my son a MTB, I have sorta got the bug and wish to go riding with him. I'm thinking of getting one of these, specs seem good for the price. Probably double the price nearly for a "name Brand"?


For this price, it's a very cheap experiment :)
Entry level bike shop MTB will be $500+ for an adult bike
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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby daazzaa » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:18 pm

Mububban wrote:
daazzaa wrote:Since buying my son a MTB, I have sorta got the bug and wish to go riding with him. I'm thinking of getting one of these, specs seem good for the price. Probably double the price nearly for a "name Brand"?


For this price, it's a very cheap experiment :)
Entry level bike shop MTB will be $500+ for an adult bike



That's what IM thinking, 350 clams might be worth a go. Would this be classified as entry level when compared to a bike shop?

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Mububban » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:33 pm

Probably on par with their entry level name brand bikes but $150 or more cheaper. Aldi just would have thrown their huge buying power into this to come up with the low price
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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby tcdev » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:35 pm

Comedian wrote:I wonder what sizes?

Medium & Large
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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Comedian » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:23 pm

tcdev wrote:
Comedian wrote:I wonder what sizes?

Medium & Large

So, my son is 145 and is 10. :o

Does anyone have any experience with what Aldi deem to be Medium? How far off is he potentially?

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Arbuckle23 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:02 pm

Medium on their road bike was perfect for me and I am 176 cm.
That may or may not relate though?

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby warthog1 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:39 pm

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Apologies for the hastily taken mobile phone pics. Photobucket is so painfully slow that will have to do :x
The mighty Aldi, which will have to live at work for a while.
It's better to ask for forgiveness than to seek permission :wink:
Anyway should be ok for some light trail work to develop a new largely off road commute route.
Will need some spd shoes and pedals.
Some tyres for a mixture of road and rocky trail eventually. I'll just put some goop in these for now.
Which tyres are the go for that use?
Are we slamming stems on mtbs too? :? :oops:

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Willstar44 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:28 pm

I also brought it :P :lol:
I'm a novice and was suggest from here to buy it :)
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I am going to take it to a bike shop to make sure it built correctly.

For me, this saddle sucks compared to the bike I have been testing riding over the last month. Also going to get quoted for some hydraulic brake.

The plan was to try cycling and if I still enjoy it in 6 months upgrade to a $2,000 dual suspension bike and gift the bike for my brother birthday :twisted: :roll:


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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Willstar44 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:48 pm

Comedian wrote:
tcdev wrote:
Comedian wrote:I wonder what sizes?

Medium & Large

So, my son is 145 and is 10. :o

Does anyone have any experience with what Aldi deem to be Medium? How far off is he potentially?


I got large - and it huge.

I am 181cm . Standing flat, the top tube has about 3 cm from my groin and with the seat post all the way down I can just managed to put my foot flat

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby warthog1 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:51 pm

Better photos :oops: :lol:

I wouldn't worry about the hydraulic brakes. You are over capitalizing imo.
Just ride it.
As far as taking it to a bike shop just google threadless headsets there will be a youtube on how to tighten them up.
Apart from that I just ran a set of allen keys over everything else. All good :)

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby warthog1 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:52 pm

I'm 184cm Large seems to be correct for me.
Seat needs to go up a touch from where it is in this photo;

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Willstar44 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:56 pm

http://flowmountainbike.com/tests/flows ... ance-29er/

I kinda think the White look better then the red :(

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby warthog1 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:00 pm

Red is faster 8)

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Willstar44 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:02 pm

warthog1 wrote:Better photos :oops: :lol:

I wouldn't worry about the hydraulic brakes. You are over capitalizing imo.
Just ride it.
As far as taking it to a bike shop just google threadless headsets there will be a youtube on how to tighten them up.
Apart from that I just ran a set of allen keys over everything else. All good :)



as a novice thought it better to let them check if over,
I have seen some link when Cell and Reid / Kmart bike were not greased properly and not all bolts tighten .
I am also going to get a correctly fitting helmet and some riding shorts/shirts
( the $14 Aldi one didn't fit and look crap)

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Willstar44 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:07 pm

Can you please tell me - Is the stem meant to tilting up a little bit , on my bike the stem in leaning down http://i.imgur.com/sbrF4J3.jpg

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby Ross » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:07 pm

It's just a matter of which position is more comfortable. Pull the stem off and turn it upside down if you want it to face up.

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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Postby warthog1 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:29 pm

Yeah it's just a way to adjust handlebar height. The way you have it for lower and the alternative way for a higher bar height.

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