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29" Mountain Bike $399, Bike Storage Rack $49.99, Hydration Backpack $29.99 @ ALDI

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29" Mountain Bike

  • Shimano Deore 1x10 Drive train.
  • Clutch Derailleur.
  • Suntour XCM forks with lock out.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Internal cables.
  • Alloy handlebars,stem and seat post.
  • Available in medium or large frames.
  • Rack Mounts for Panniers and Carriers.

Hydration Backpack $29.99

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

2 Bike Storage Rack

  • Mounting bolt included for wall attachment
  • Weight load capacity: 25kg per bike (total 50kg)
  • Dimensions: 53(D) x 75(W) x 200(H)cm

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  • +7 votes

    Oh no, I may have to buy another bike….

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      Just a heads up to everyone. I bought one, and assembled it.
      Took it to a servo and inflated the tyres.

      …yeah, the back tyre doesn't fill. It's not visible, but its leaking from somewhere.
      Anyone have similar experience?

      PS: Don't bother getting any of the bike accessories, they don't fit tightly on the bike either. It's loosey goosey. And there's no Kickstand.

  • +3 votes

    Perfect timing! I've been thinking of picking up a Giant Roam 4 Disc bike which retails for $599. At least I've got 11 days to decide.

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      We're in the same boat!

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        Yep, I was looking at a Roam 3 to commute to work after my last bike was stolen earlier in the year. My only concern is the warranty on this is one year, and Giant's warranty is up to 10 years for the frame, and lower numbers for other parts.

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          I have owned my Roam 3 since 2015 and it is best bike I have ever owned. So reliable and my weekend warrior since new. :)

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          Is a mountain bike suitable for commuting in city?

          • +1 vote

            @amirkh: Yes - but you might want to change the tyres to something more road-friendly if you are not intending to go off-road.

          • +4 votes

            @amirkh: trust me when I say this… mountain bikes are not good for commuting unless you have legs like Lance Armstrong.
            the bigger/thicker the tires, the harder to get going. (rolling resistance)
            the softer the suspension, the more energy you lose with each push.
            For commuting, you want the thinnest hardest tires and no suspension. I ride a 10kg road bike with 23mm wide tires pumped up to 120psi and no suspension which lets me crack 60kmh on downhill runs.

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              @hackseed: A wider tyres is not necessarily any slower. In fact, they can be faster.
              MTBs are good for commuting if you have the right tread, although a cheapy one like this will be very heavy, so that will make it harder up hills

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              @hackseed: Cheap slicks for commuting is a good idea. How much is a good price?

            • +1 vote

              @hackseed: You’re right that thinner harder tires are faster than MTB tires but you might want to read up on recent trends regarding road bike tire width and pressure. Long story short, it depends on the exact setup and conditions, but overall 25mm tires are marginally faster than 23 while being more comfortable and offering more grip, and 28mm tires are about as fast on fairly smooth roads and faster on slightly rough roads. Hard skinny tires are fastest only on very smooth surfaces like international standard indoor velodromes.

              23 used to be the default road tire and pros would often use 21, but there’s a reason nearly every pro has switched to 25 for smooth road stages and 28 for stages with a bit of cobble.

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                @Franckel: Come on, we're talking a couple mm here. The point being made was that road bike tyres (approx 25mm wide) are faster than mountain bike tyres (approx 50mm wide).

                • +2 votes

                  @brotherfranciz: Actually the original point made was that for commuting you want the thinnest and hardest tyres, which is simply not correct. For commuting you actually want a balance between speed, comfort, grip, safety and reliability (i.e. few punctures as possible) in a variety of road and weather conditions. That cannot be had with the thinnest and hardest tyres.

                  Regarding mountain bikes its not so much the tyres that are the issue as they can be substituted quite easily and cheaply to something more suitable. It's more so the suspension which is very inefficient for commuting purposes.

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                  @brotherfranciz: I acknowledged and agreed with that point, did you read the first line? However, that commenter's main point that thinner = faster is simply incorrect beyond a certain point. He endorsed 23 mm tires, which are basically worse than 25mm tires in every way. I know a couple of mm doesn't sound like much but pretty much anyone who's ridden both will probably tell you the improvement in comfort is very clear.

                  For commuting, factors other than speed come in to play. In my opinion the low 30s is a sweet spot, depending on the rider and conditions.

    • +2 votes

      reidcycles.com.au have a similar mountain bike on sale for $360 with free delivery

      • +1 vote

        They have horrible service though, and good luck getting anything replaced under warranty. Never buying from Reid again.

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          Thats not my experience.
          I even called Reid once for general advice and the chick that answered really took the time to explain and help correct my issue.
          They even let you take bikes out of the shop for a test ride.

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            @hackseed: Did you buy a bike from them, or just talk to them? I'm sure they're very helpful if you're likely to buy something, but after sales service was awful for me. Forest Lodge store in particular.

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              @Meconium: I bought a second hand osprey. No chance of any sale. not to discount your experience but the one occasion I had to deal with them was above and beyond

  • +4 votes

    I always forget about these special in the intervening time….

    • +2 votes

      You know you can set a reminder with the setting under the main listing area ? No more misses then. :)

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    Any helmets in the bike catalogue?

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone know about frame sizing? My current bike is a Merida 27.5" wheel with a XL frame, wondering if the Large ALDI bike would be big enough for me… Any help appreciated!

  • +3 votes

    Not a bad mountain bike! The forks may have a few issues after going up and down Mt Stromlo many times, especially if jumped but you could always take it back to Aldi at that point. Also it would make a great commuter if you had a few trails or offroad sections on the way to work.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, will be getting one

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    1x10 drive train. isn't that limiting?

    • +7 votes

      Not really. Lots of mtb folks I ride with (on expensive rigs with multiple bikes) have settled with 10 or 11 speed. 10 speed goes to 400%+ range which is a lot and you don't really need the tight gear spacing for MTB.

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        Agree with Calvin27 on this, I have last years model with the 2x9 setup and would be very happy to switch out for the 1x10 this has for just about all my riding except when I am insane enough to go chase road bikes.

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      Agreed - seems to be the future across all MTB's and even some roads are heading that way!

    • +1 vote

      I have 10 speed and is awesome, you can install an aftermarket seat dropper on the lhs instead

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    How would one of these do as a hybrid with semi-slicks? Or is the 1x10 gearing not really not suited for road use…

    • +3 votes

      It'll do fine up hills but my guess from the gear ratio is that you probably can't reach very high speeds on this.

    • +4 votes

      With slicks it'll probably roll really well. Top speed wont be that high due to gearing, but you'll still keep a decent pace (probably 20-25km/h). Fork on this is likely a Suntour XCT or similar, which means it'll be a bit of a pogo stick, but it'll do the job.

      For the price, you could do a lot worse and this looks to make a decent base to start from. Check out the Schwalbe G-Ones. I had a set of what they called the big ones setup tubeless. They rolled better than my skinny road bike tyres and were super comfy.

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        The forks are Suntour XCM with a lock out so you can avoid the "pogo stick" effect for uphill pedaling.
        If the rims havent been changed they will also take a 700c 28 tyre quite well for on road riding.

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          yep they probably do have a lockout, but the pogo stick effect isn't just for riding uphill… They don't have a lot of control so if you're riding offroad - or with the fork unlocked i.e. downhill, its more just a warning they arne't great in controlling their rebound. I rode one on and offroad for years. The move to a mid-range air fork made me feel like i could actually ride rather than the re-bound throwing things out.

          And as for tyres, yep 700c rim means plenty of tyre options. I'd personally still aim for at least a 35-38mm tyre. More comfort and little to no loss in rolling resistance with the correct tyre choice. As i said the G-ones are an excellent choice and roll fantastic in a 2-2.35 inch profile.

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      How big is the chainring?
      I expect you'd want to change to a bigger one for road cycling.

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    Looks pretty good for the price. Deore rear derailleur is quite good quality, and single front sprocket is all most people need. Hydraulic brakes a better than mechanical, but also trickier to maintain.

    Couldn't find the review they refer to - anyone got a link?

  • +2 votes

    Last two iterations of the ALDI mountain bike were re badged Polygon.
    Does anyone know if this one is also from the Polygon factory?

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    You don't have the rest of the catalog mate? Hoping they have cycle clothing too.

  • +3 votes

    Excellent upgrades from last year! The fork still sucks but it will be fine as an XC bike.

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    What would be a good cheap set of rigid forks for this?

  • +5 votes

    Oh good. Comes with pedals so jv will be happy.

  • +1 vote

    What's the ideal height for this 29" mountain bike? I'm 6'1 (184cm) will this be too small?

  • +2 votes

    I've been waiting for the road bike version to hit again, but it's just been mountain bikes for the last couple of years… :(

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      Same, I have a feeling we are not going to see it again especially as it's not showing up in the overseas (UK for example gets more cycling gear than us) special buys either.

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    kinda meh on the bike but everything else seems to be well priced. Might pick up a bike rack

  • +1 vote

    I've used mine once since they went onsale last year. That said used the misses Reid hybrid much more for commuting.

    Will grab the wall mounted rack as well for both to go in the garage

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    Are these any good for short rides on the road from home to the local shops, and for social riding (10-15km) on tarred roads, as opposed to getting a road bike?

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