Aldi panniers

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

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  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

    Location:
    Kent
    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

    Location:
    Bristol
    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

    Location:
    Glasgow
    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 ^

    Location:
    London
    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

    Location:
    Glasgow
    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.
     
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  7. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    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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