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Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:05 pm
by Bunged Knee
Comedian wrote:There is a $79 one today!


So was it stripped down of the $349 bike and you`d get the frame only. :!:

The $79 one should have gone to Aldi Specials thread.

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:18 pm
by Comedian
bychosis wrote:
Comedian wrote:There is a $79 one today!

and it's probably 22% the value of the $349 one!

If they fall over it takes two people to lift them. :shock:

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:46 pm
by tez001
Back on sale from the 8th September. Any good for a beginner mtb which will realistically be used probably a handful of times per year? Or look for a second hand one?

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:30 pm
by RoarFan22
Hi guys, new to the forum and looking to purchase first mtb. Just interested in people’s opinions on the frame size of this bike. I am only 165cm, but with a 175cm reach. I have sat on med frame 29er (Norco Storm 3) and found it a good fit, but looking at others comments, people seem to find this frame tall?

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:53 pm
by Mububban

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:27 am
by BarryK
Hi guys,
New on this forum. I considered that Aldi bike -- it is at the Mundaring store here in WA. However, decided on one from BigW instead, bought it today.

Diamondback Mason, 27.5 inch wheels, disc brakes front and back, alloy frame, alloy rims, dual suspension, $329.

The price also includes assembly, however I assembled it myself. Pretty straightforward, everything seems OK. One small thing, seems to be a slight scraping on front brake pad -- thanks for advice in this forum thread on how to fix that -- haven't tried it yet.

I adjusted the seat down to 86cm, so can put both feet flat on ground. It will go a little bit lower than that.

The rear suspension feels a little bit stiff. I will need to get out there and see how it feels. But, I might be asking if it is possible to fit a softer spring. I already tried adjusting the spring so it isn't tensioned at rest position.

Anyway, thought I would post this, for anyone shopping around for a mountain bike in this price range. It has one-up on the Aldi, with the rear suspension, at least that's a plus point for me. Um, the Diamondback URL:

http://diamondback.com.au/mason-27-5/

BigW:

https://www.bigw.com.au/product/diamond ... e/p/45182/

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:25 am
by gsxrboy
A lad popped into work yesty with the Aldi 29er. I gave it a quick look over and adjusted some stuff for him. New for $349 I don't think you can beat it, it's pretty good all things considered. It won't scare YT but for *his* intended usage, it's more than good enough. If it ends up being a gateway bike, even better.

Most importantly, it's got another person (hopefully) active and on a bike.

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:01 pm
by bychosis
BarryK wrote:Hi guys,
New on this forum. I considered that Aldi bike -- it is at the Mundaring store here in WA. However, decided on one from BigW
...
Anyway, thought I would post this, for anyone shopping around for a mountain bike in this price range. It has one-up on the Aldi, with the rear suspension, at least that's a plus point for me. Um, the Diamondback

The Aldi bike is a much better proposition, probably twice the value of the BigW bike for components alone. The rear suspension on a budget bike(being generous) is not up to MTB riding and isn’t necessary on the roads.

Still, I hope it serves you well enough.

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:34 pm
by Mububban
BarryK wrote:Hi guys,
New on this forum. I considered that Aldi bike -- it is at the Mundaring store here in WA. However, decided on one from BigW instead, bought it today.

Diamondback Mason, 27.5 inch wheels, disc brakes front and back, alloy frame, alloy rims, dual suspension, $329.

https://www.bigw.com.au/product/diamond ... e/p/45182/


Good luck, hope you like it. It does look pretty sweet. But read the customer review comments on the Big W link you shared, if you hit some proper off road trails it might not last you very long. If it's for general suburban riding though it should be perfectly fine :)

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:20 pm
by foo on patrol
gsxrboy wrote:A lad popped into work yesty with the Aldi 29er. I gave it a quick look over and adjusted some stuff for him. New for $349 I don't think you can beat it, it's pretty good all things considered. It won't scare YT but for *his* intended usage, it's more than good enough. If it ends up being a gateway bike, even better.

Most importantly, it's got another person (hopefully) active and on a bike.


I had one for 12mths and am more than happy with it. Only replaced the seat on it and tightened thsome spokes after a few rides and also readjusted the BB. :D

Oh I broke the chain on it coming out of a creek on the BVRT on Saturday and have ordered a KMC for it. :wink:

Foo

Re: $349 Aldi mountain bike

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:52 am
by tez001
Saw a couple of these for $249. Tempted to buy one at that price.