Aldi panniers

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Elybazza61, 1 Jul 2016.

  1. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    Looking at getting some reasonably priced panniers as I'm re-building the old Trek as a 'shopper' bike.

    See Aldi do some online and wondered if anyone has these or have had them;good,rubbish any alternative?

    ta in advance.
  2. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    I've got some on my shopper bike. They're ok and for the cost, great value for money
  3. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    I bought a pair about 4 years ago, they didn't last 4 weeks before the clip broke, I didn't even have that much in it. They may have improved it since then or I had a duff one. But check the clips when you buy!
  4. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    I have a pair, heavily used for about 18 months.
    Well, only one of the pair is left now, as the other one burst at the bottom: my fault for overloading.
    I would buy them again.
  5. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Last time i saw them they didn't look up to much.

    Sorry pat, that sounds like bad value to me.

    I am something of a meanie/suspicious of product marketing hype but i think panniers are something it is worth paying serious money for.

    My ortlieb bikepackers look good as new after over 15 years. Paid for themselves easily by carrying a load of budget shopping/market produce.
  6. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    For me panniers are like handbags, like to have loads different ones.
    Yes, the Ortliebs are great but a bit to big for my daily use, stuff keeps getting lost in their depths.
    summerdays likes this.
  7. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Well yes, i also have a smaller rear pair - alturas, can never remember name, so good they discontinued them. But i have no cheap panniers.

    I would still advise against aldi (or lidl) panniers. Not being snobby - much aldi stuff is very good and on many a ride I am virtually "man at aldi". But panniers or shoes - no.
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