Aldi 29er

Smiker

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Reading the amb review it’s sounds like the medium is on the small side.. Trying to justify one for the wife who is 158cm..
Probably fine for someone 158, just drop the stem below the spacers so the front doesn't drift around. Seat height will be no worries. If your wife wants to rip trails then it might be a little long. Maybe.
 

Kerplunk

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Probably fine for someone 158, just drop the stem below the spacers so the front doesn't drift around. Seat height will be no worries. If your wife wants to rip trails then it might be a little long. Maybe.
Cheers, the oldest boy is keen on it as well and he is just short of 170cm so someone will ride it.

From the pics can we tell whether it’s a straight steerer fork?
 

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
Square taper cranks would stop me recommending it to anyone. I lived through that era and never again.
That and the quick release wheels stopped me. But for its intended audience it would be great.

It’s on sale next Saturday btw.
 

Freediver

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i love square taper, never a squeaky bb in sight, bb lasts 30,000km;s
That's the old BB, good old fashioned bearings you could clean and relube. Seriously was a downgrade changing to the 300 new standards.
Square tapered cranks never gave me more than a year before they would start to chew out.
 

Haakon

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Picked up one this morning. In my numpty opinion, I'm pretty happy. The finish in mat black looks great, and the welds look better than the photos. I'll make this my street bike, and swap the tyres over to something more suitable.
Write up a review :)
 

RangaWal

Likes Bikes
Write up a review :)
I could, I'm just a newb to the MTB world!
As far as I can tell, it works fine after a 26km ride today on bitumen/concrete. I did notice a vibration type feel at high speeds in top gear (for me, ~35-40 km/h I'd say) in the crank, not sure if it's bearings, but when I slowed down the feeling disappeared.

The front suspension locks out well, and I didn't feel a great need to adjust it, so will leave it as is for now. The brakes might need adjusting, particularly the front. Nowhere near as touchy as my Giant Trance. Perhaps the Trance needs adjusting?

All in all, quite happy with it, and much more efficient riding a hardtail on the hard stuff the a dual suspension job. Just need to work out which tyres to swap to. Thinking of something in the Schwalbe Marathon range. I understand the 29er is the same as 700C, but need to work out what width I can use.
 
Has anyone modified the Aldi 29er in anyway? I’ve got one sitting in the shed and I’m keen to see what you’ve done!
 

tobbogonist

a registered member
Man I hope they have those little tool kits again, I learnt how bikes work with the last one. Turned me into the sharehouse bike mechanic until someone stole it.
 
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