/ Bike stuff at Aldi - any good? (From 27/09/12)
I could do with - reflective waterproof jacket, maybe shoes (I have mtb 'boots', but been doing a fair bit of road stuff for getting about with calorie burn) and maybe the tool kit for the bike-specific stuff.
Is it worth it, or should I be on ebay etc?
Also considering 'compression' stuff, but it seems the jury's still out on that being useful or not.
Can't comment on the shoes, but I've been impressed with Aldi kit. I bought a short sleeved and a long sleeved 'compression' type tops for running in cold weather. Really good at wicking, doesn't get you too hot but seems to keep you warm. I liked the look of the cycling jackets last time they were in, but by the time I can get to the store there'll only be one XS and one XXXL top left, both covered in sticky finger marks where the chav kiddies have been poking them.
It's ok. Take price into account and it's fukin amazing. I have gloves, loads of tops and shorts.
I also have better kit, but it cost significantly more.
Not tried the shoes, same rules as climbing shoes really, if they fit get them, if they don't, don't.
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