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29er Mountain Bike $349, Kids Trailer $149, Stand $39.99, Hydration Backpack $29.99, Tool Kit $39.99, Bike Pump $12.99 @ ALDI

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29er Mountain Bike

  • Shimano 18 Speed Drive train.
  • Suntour XCM forks with hydraulic lock out.
  • Tektro disc brakes.
  • Internal cables.
  • Alloy handlebars,stem and seat post.
  • Available in medium or large frames.
  • Rack Mounts for Panniers

Kids Bike Trailer $149

  • 2 in 1 bike trailer and jogger.
  • 5 point safety harness.
  • rolling top,flyscreen and rain shield.
  • converts easily to a twin jogger pram.
  • Australian Standards Compliant.

Repair Bike Stand $39.99

  • Height 110-190cm.
  • 360° Rotation.
  • Magnetic tool tray.
  • Can be wall mounted.
  • Capacity 30kg.

Hydration Backpack $29.99

  • 2 Litre Bladder BPA free.
  • Padded straps for comfort.
  • Rain cover and helmet storage.

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    I hope that "16 kg" on the image is the gross weight including box!

    • +4 votes

      The bike itself is about 15kg (size medium), it's not a lightweight. There is very little weight in the box/accessories.

      That said it's about as cheap as you can get for a bike that can handle itself half decently off-road. I would definitely recommend it if you want to give mountain biking a go!

      Happy to answer other questions.

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        I am new to bikes, would you or anyone else be able to compare these with giant atx 2018 or boulder 2018 or moongose Montana comp 2018

        They are a 100 more than this I think

        • +10 votes

          For actual mountain biking on single-track trails, I'd say the ALDI offering would be the best of the bunch. Reasons:

          1. 29" wheels are a big help. Since the bike has very little in the way of suspension (you need to spend $1000-3000 to do much better) the big wheels with slightly fatter tyres will make the ride more pleasant. It will go over rough stuff a lot easier.
          2. It has a 2x drivetrain - that means only two gears on the front which keeps things easier to manage. 3x systems suck for trail riding.
          3. It has disc brakes - much more reliable than caliper brakes in the wet.
          4. It has probably the best geometry of the bunch for trail riding - the ATX looks pretty similar though. Geometry is the shape of the bike, width of handlebars, length of stem, seating position, etc.

          If you purely want to ride on rail trails or bike paths, the boulder looks a little better suited to that. In that scenario the brake type doesn't matter as much and the 3x drivetrain will give you a little more range. That said the ALDI bike will handle this type of riding just fine too, so it's a more versatile product.

          To compare them a bit:
          - ALDI bike is a (entry level) bike for mountain bike trail riding.
          - ATX is very similar to the ALDI, but I think the component choices are worse for this type of bike (3x drivetrain, 27.5 or 26" wheels).
          - boulder is suited for less serious off-road riding, rail trails and bike paths, etc.
          - the mongoose looks like a trail bike from 15 years ago. Avoid.

        • +2 votes

          I like Giant bikes, the ATX2 is $549 RRP on their website. They make quality bikes.

          But the Aldi one is good for the price, I believe the sellout right away. Shove those bike tight wearing guys out of the way.
          60 days return policy…. Try it if you can get it…

        • -1 vote

          @fredk1000: will it be available to buy online?

        • +1 vote

          @Alzori: thank you. This was very informative.

        • +1 vote

          @OsmanRasheed: Giant only sell in bike shops, ALDI only sell in store.

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          @Alzori:

          It has a 2x drivetrain - that means only two gears on the front which keeps things easier to manage. 3x systems suck for trail riding

          Many riders think the 2x system sucks for MTB riding. With 3x you can leave it in the middle for most undulating terrain. With 2x you need to shift the front more often, and the gaps between the 2 gears are bigger so you often need to adjust the rear more when switching.

          V-brakes can be better than cheap cable discs in the dry - however I'm not fmailiar with these cable disc brakes and they might be fine.

      •  

        I am new to mountain biking so have pretty much no idea but have recently moved near Lysterfield Park.

        If you are familiar with the area, would this bike suffice? If not familiar, what sort of extremes would this bike handle?

        Thanks in advance.

        • +2 votes

          Most of Lysterfield is not super hard, so you can get some value out of this bike there. The main ~18km loop around the lake is all blue (intermediate) trails which this bike would be decent for.

          This bike can handle rocky, techy trail riding pretty well. Where it struggles is with jumps/drops. I mean you can still do it but it's pretty jarring and not super confidence inspiring. This means I would be less keen to try the black level trails on this bike at Lysterfield, namely Aneurysm and Follow Me. The state MTB course is probably ok. But yeah all of that said there's nothing stopping you from giving those trails a go when you build up more confidence.

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    I was hoping they might do folding bikes again.

    • +24 votes

      It is folding, you just need some leverage, and never want a straight bike again

    •  

      Which one?

      •  

        I don't know about a specific one, but in the past I've seen they had Brompton-style folding bikes. I really don't know if they were any good or not, but if they were cheap enough I'd be tempted to get one to fit in the boot of our hatchback with the kids bikes & scooters.

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    I bought one of these last time. It was a decent bike, it got stolen :(

    • +3 votes

      Was it locked securely?
      It's a bit damning if thieves are targetting well-locked Crane bikes!

    • +1 vote

      Oh my stolen bicycle. I loved it dearly and still miss it, it has been more than 10 years.

      That bike was an extension of my body, no other bike I owned after I feel has filled that void….
      That perfect bike for me……

      Stolen from a locked (storage) house.

      Spate of early morning robberies in a rural area on many properties, going through peoples sheds etc.

      They only took my bike. I think they did not want to walk home, and then they dumped it.

      Why you MF. I hope you stacked it and died.

      •  

        Dude ,feeling for you, as a fellow victim of kidnap of a loved one.
        I duly went outside one morning, was taking my nipper to a kids birthday party…..and gone she was, the kids seat, the bike,they left the lock only ….

  • +10 votes

    Looks like this is the review the quote comes from https://flowmountainbike.com/tests/flows-first-bite-performa...

  • +12 votes

    Aldi had this Mountain Bike on sale the same time last year. These are made by Polygon.
    Flow Review From Last Year

    • +1 vote

      Thx for the link. Interesting read about the polygon factory.

      • +2 votes

        I’ve bought a Polygon 27.5 inch from Bicycles Online based out of the Northern Beaches about two years ago. It’s been good- very solid for the price, and was about $300-$400 cheaper than the equivalent Trek or Specialised I was comparing to.

        Wish I got the dual suspension now though- Manly dam is tough without a rear shock.

        • +1 vote

          Not a perfect solution but maybe invest in a better, more comfortable seat. From the looks of it it has a pretty basic looking saddle.

          I had an old still real good saddle off an old Shogun mtb I replaced the seat on my new bike. Crappy they put a racing saddle on an expensive Fuji mtb.

        • -7 votes

          Also dual suspension is overrated and serious riders don't use them.

        • +1 vote

          @Skinnerr:

          Whilst I ride a hard tail, bit rich suggesting “serious riders” don’t use dual suspension.

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          @Skinnerr:

          Are you serious?
          Have you ridden a proper MTB trail before?

    •  

      I am seeing some small frame changes from last years model (new internal cable management near stem and only single bottle mount for example) so it will be interesting if Flow note anything else different.
      That normally publish their reviews the same day the catalog and email are officially sent out by Aldi.

    •  

      Was it online or in store only last year?

      Thanks

  • +1 vote

    Need a new floor pump, thanks!

  • +12 votes

    I have one of these bikes from last years sale and can concur that they are pretty good for the money.

    Unfortunately mine didn't have a good start to it's life when after 2 weeks of owning it I was hit by a 4WD in a roundabout, I went over the bonnet and survived and fortunately other than a bent front wheel and scraped up bar ends/pedals/levers the bike also lived to ride another day.

    It's now been passed down to my GF as I am on a much more expensive (12x or so the RRP) cannondale dual suspension bike. Sure this bike is in another league but my GF was able to follow along the 30km length of the Oaks trail in the Blue Mountains a few weeks back including the singletrack/downhill sections.

    It's heavy and it creaks and groans a lot but for the price the running gear on it is decent.

    I also still use the bike repair stand and it's good value too.

    • +1 vote

      Sad to hear mate…

      Was police involved?

      • +3 votes

        Yeah it sucked especially seeing it all happen in slow motion, I'm glad the brakes on the bike are half decent as I think I pinched them just enough in time to not go straight under the wheels which would have been the end of me, I was pretty sore for a week after on the side I landed on but lucky considering.

        The driver pulled over and was very apologetic (as he should have been) giving the typical sorry mate didn't see you. I could have been a hard ass and got police involved and got more out of him but I ended up asking him for a couple of hundred bucks to fix the damage and moved on with it.

  • +1 vote

    The Bike Shed (right down the bottom of the catalogue link) for $179 isn't too bad either. Been contemplating one recently purely to temporarily store a motorbike and keep it out of the elements. Closest I've found for this exact shed is $195 on eBay.

  • +4 votes

    Here’s the Aldi catalogue from last year showing these items…
    https://www.catalogueau.com/aldi/aldi-special-buys-week-36-2...

  • +1 vote

    kids trailer is very nice gear for my family, I grabbed one from Melbourne CBD store years ago at 50 bucks, it is quite handy for one or two young kids who cannot ride bike in the family.

    Thule one is better, but it is much much costly(aroudn $1xxx) than this one

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      Doesn't have suspension right? Or UV protection? That would be my only concern

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        You'll find it hard to get a kid's trailer at anywhere near this price point. Even the ones that are several hundred dollars usually just rely on the tyres. The seats tend to be suspended fabric, so that has a bit of give. My kids used to love riding in them, even over rough bush tracks.

  •  

    I'm in the market for such a bike, worth a shot - hopefully can score a M size red one. Thanks for the head's up OP!

    • +1 vote

      Last year all the mediums I found were blue, all the large ones were red. I'd say buy the blue if you find it first, but doesn't hurt to keep looking for red since you can always return the blue!

      •  

        I had the same experience last year.
        At 2 stores all medium size were blue, and large was red.

      •  

        When I was buying the roadie they had a few years ago, the size and colour combo was random amongst stores. 3 of the stores I went to had medium reds and large blues but one store had it in reverse.

  •  

    Looks pretty much identical to my Boulder 29er.

  • +1 vote

    any idea on the which size for someone 175cm tall?

  •  

    Are these bikes hard to put together? Alternatively, anyone in Sydney metro area willing to put the bike together, for a fee of course :)

    • +3 votes

      It's not too hard if you have some basic skills. You'll need to put the pedals on (watch the direction of the threads) put front wheel on, setup handlebars and you'd be best adjusting your brakes and indexing the gears. But it certainly doesn't come in a million different pieces.

    • +1 vote

      I got one on the last deal. Have had zero previous experience with any bike maintenance or putting one together.

      It took me an hour or two, carefully reading and following the instructions. The instructions are quite clear and I didn't have any major difficulties. It would have been a lot easier with a bike stand .. but I managed without one.

      I was pretty tentative getting on it and trying it down the street the first time, worried something would fall apart, but it held up well without any problems.

  • +1 vote

    Wow, that looks seriously nice, especially the value for money. No chance you'd get something a fraction of that quality at rebel/bigw/target etc.

    Highly reccommend the toolbox, got it in the last Aldi sale. Has all the common allen keys and spanners, as well as a chain splitter, chain whip, freehub lockring tool as well as bottom bracket/crank removal and installation tools amongst others.

    Wasn't too keen on the stand, but I might be biased as one of the hex nuts on mine fell into the gutter which was entirely my fault. Irrespectively I found it a bit hard to use, as the bike would swing constantly.

    Going to give the hydration pack a go

    •  

      Is there torque wrench for the allen keys?

    • +1 vote

      There's a plastic brace to stop the bike from swinging. Many bike stands use a similar method as they generally clamp the bike at one point and without the brace they'll all swing. It's not obvious what it's purpose is for, so I don't blame you for not realising it. I never use it anyway and the swinging doesn't bother me. For the price, I think it's a great stand.

    •  

      I bought the tool kit several years ago, it was only $30 back then so it may have been upgraded.

      The chain whip was rubbish. Spent nearly a day trying to remove the lockring with it, the chain ended up snapping off. The lockring tool not much good either.

      Cone wrenches bend and warp easily too.

      Pedal wrench is bent too. I really leaned on it trying to remove a rusted on pedal.

      Having said that, Ive used it heaps. Its been worth it, and if you were to buy equivalent Park tools youd be looking at several hundred dollars at least.

  •  

    Has Shimano Acera, this is a good set that has lasted me a surprisingly long time on my current Fuji mountain bike (5 years and still going). Definitely worth holding out for a higher quality gear set as you use the bike for longer, rather than have to junk it due to a worn out cheap gear set.

  •  

    I bought one of these bikes last year for $200 when it was reduced (bikes not very popular in that store apparently).

    Rode it once or twice on the road and it was ok. Took it off road and after a few bumps the front wheel came loose, only noticed when I got off the bike, apparently the quick release mechanism wasnt on tight enough. Something to look out for I guess.

    I also found the gears the are a bit off and need adjusting as they dont seem to catch on very well. Might be worth getting a bike tech to make some adjustments to it. Otherwise fairly easy to setup.

  •  

    so, 18 speed I assume is 9x2?
    'cause 6x3 would be shit.

    •  

      Yep it's a 9 according to the linked reviews

      •  

        What's the difference between 2x9 and 3x6… something I'm not quite understanding.

        •  

          Gears at the front and gears at the back.

          So if you have 9 at the back and 2 at the front then 18 speed. 9 back and 3 front, 27 speed.

        • +1 vote

          @spillmill: yep, and they use 3x9, 2x10 etc because technically there may not actually be 27 separate gears in a 3x9 system as there are some duplicates. They also started using the 3x9,2x10 system because the number of gears on the front is different for different uses especially in mountain bikes.

          (Normally it is written front x back, not back x front).

  •  

    Pretty good price considering it has disk breaks.
    I'm not sure about the quality of the bike itself but I recently went looking for a hybird bike disk breaks basically only start on models $500 and above.

  •  

    I take mine pretty regularly to Lysterfield from one I purchased a few years ago. You won't find better value at this price.

  •  

    Anyone buy the tool kit last year? how is it?

    • +1 vote

      Excellent starter kit with lots of applicable tools. Metal is a bit soft for seriously stuck on stuff though. Gradually buy Park tools for anything that this can't deal with…

    •  

      So far so good, seems like excellent value for money. I think they're good quality and found them easy to use, however, a few OzB's seem to have the experience that they wear relatively fast.

    •  

      love mine, id get it just for the allen-key set - it has slightly rounded ends on one side, meaning you can get to tighten at an angle

  • +3 votes

    Bought last year's and love it. Have added hydraulic brakes and electrified it using a Bafang motor for city commuting. Solid bike, no problems whatsoever for me. Recommended.

    •  

      What bafang model and battery you got? Have you had to do any modification to install it? I'd like to do the same, but I was worried it might not fit
      Thanks

      •  

        Got the 250W (legal) motor, black battery, fits all perfectly, see here https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/pirezelectricbikes . Battery may need extra hole in frame or surface bottle cage hole, also available from the Melbourne ebay seller. I had to buy a new chain as original one was too short.

      •  

        I’d recommend luna-mate.
        Australian rep for Luna in the states.
        I’ve got the BBSHD 1000w version. Absolutely love it.
        Had driven my car so infrequently now that the battery died!
        Never had any issues with police etc, but I don’t ride it like a moron.
        Can get upwards of 60kph, not that I’d recommend that for prolonged life expectancy.

        I started off with next to no bicycle knowledge, and have recently fully rebuilt my bike from the bearings and wheel spokes up.

        If you don’t know much about bikes, expect a significant amount of time learning and swearing.
        One essential tip I’d recommend if I was going to do it again - get all the tools you need and don’t skimp on them. Only results in headache and lots of lost time in the future. Specifically - get the “good” bottom bracket tool (heavy cylinder one) - makes the install a breeze (otherwise the motor is loose no matter what you do). There’s some decent youtubes on the install process now. Some people say it only takes a few hours. I’d suggest it takes this long if you already have done it. Otherwise expect an entire weekend. Also get the spacer kit (think it’s now standard with luna kits), and don’t skimp on the battery.

  •  

    Wasn't impressed with the bike stand. Gripper arm twists when bike attached. The bike is good though, medium size was good for me, I'm 5'11.

    • +1 vote

      Wrap some old bike tube around the post going into the clamp, it will stop it spinning.

  • +1 vote

    How do these bikes compare to the Trail Flight 1 at Rebel Sport from thsi deal?
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/390708

    • +3 votes

      Rebel bike:
      +Hydraulic brakes
      -650b wheels
      +Higher level of gear (Alivio)
      —3x9 groupset

      Aldi Bike:
      -Cable disc brakes
      +29er wheels
      +2x9 groupset
      +internal cabling

      •  

        The flight trail 1 from rebel also has internal cabling

      • +1 vote

        You forgot the most important comparison, PRICES
        Edit: and 29er vs 27.5er isn't always a pro or con depends if you want quicker responses on turns and jumps or rolls faster and over obstacles.

        •  

          What would you recommend a 29er or 27.5er?

          I'm looking for a bike to take overseas to a developing country. Will be riding on trails and rough roads but also a lot of riding on good quality sealed roads.

          There will be a quite a number of steep hill climbs. Not many jumps or fast turns. :) Thanks

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          @tranter: Probably 29. Given the lack of serious suspension the bigger wheels will make for a smoother, faster ride.

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          @Alzori:

          Cool, thanks!

      •  

        The Flight Trail 1 is currently $400. For $50 more I would argue it's better value than the Aldi for $349.

        Probably not much stock in-store though and delivery charge is very high.

        The Aldi bike is still a good deal.

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          Hydraulic brakes should offer better braking performance, but may be harder to maintain in a remote area. HAving said that, they don't need a lot of maintenance.

  •  

    can anyone comment on their previous purchase what the minimum height range would suit the medium version of this bike?

    • +1 vote

      I'm between 5'6-5'7 and had no problems on the medium FYI I'm also now riding a medium frame in Cannondale.

      My GF who has taken over the bike is only 5' and we don't even have the seat post at the lowest setting. I puled out a couple of handlebar spacers to bring that down. At her height I'm sure the geometry of the bike isn't optimal but she really has no complaints with it (quite impressed by it actually)

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