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Aldi is selling a folding bike for £300 – but if you want one, you’d better act quickly!

Online orders are being accepted now for the German discounter's latest Special Buy ...

Aldi is selling a folding bike for what sounds like a bargain price of £299.99 under one of its Special Buy offers – and given the explosion in demand we’ve seen for bicycles in recent months, if you want to get your hands on one, you’d better act quickly.

Exclusively available online, the bike can be ordered now with dispatch due this Thursday 6 August.

Available in black or grey and with 20-inch tyres, the bike, which has an alloy frame, folds down to 86 x 75 x 46m.

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Features include mudguards, a suspension seatpost, 7-speed Shimano gears, front and rear lights, a rear rack, folding pedals, a kickstand, a pump, a bell and a carry bag. Aldi says that some assembly is required.

Here’s what the German discount chain says about the bike:

Up your fitness levels whilst doing your bit for the environment when you take a ride on this Classic Lightweight Folding Bike!

This clever bike features 7 speed Shimano gears, 20'' tyres, pump, battery lights at the front and rear for safety and a padded saddle for comfort and is fully equipped with mudguards to ensure dirt on your travels is not a problem.

Once you have arrived at your destination, simply fold it away easily and pack it into the included carry bag and place under your desk or next to you on the train for the ultimate convenience.

Say hello to the future of commuter transport!

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The bike is subject to a large item delivery charge which Aldi says starts from £6.95, adding: “Delivery will be within 2-7 working days from order date unless your order contains a pre-ordered item.

“Pre-orders will be delivered in 2-7 working days from the item’s estimated dispatch date.”

Head here to pre-order and good luck – we’d expect this offer to sell out very quickly.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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shoko | 3 years ago
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Basically the same as a Raleigh Evo 2 (that's 25 quid cheaper), pushed out of the factory by Denver Bike. It's "Italian" though so must be good  3 

N.B. The Morris Ital was also "Italian"

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Foldingfan replied to shoko | 1 year ago
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Hi, I'm just having a look around for info and reviews on this bike, though this is an oldish post now, if I may say it, I'm actually from, and in, Italy just near the Denver factory. I've spotted one of these bikes, heavily discounted too, on a clearance sale nearby so was looking into specs and stuff before getting it.

Well, Denver bikes are usually sold in supermarkets here, so no high-end, but known to do decently well what they say on the tin. As a keen cyclist (and not being condescending on Italian stuff - I had both my sportive bikes bought and shipped from the uk, plus a Dawes folder, just sayin'...) I woudnt usually break money on entry-levels. But - but - handling this in the store it looked really built with no savings on materials and details,

Sturdy and up-to-date clamps, ammo seatpost (greased too where it slips in, which if anything shows some care), and the 7 gears allow to easily flip an 11-30 and maybe even a 34 without messing with the chainline (which, as total beginner, i did on my Dawes fitting a 7-speed on its 6-speed stock wheel).

Just had a quick look but it does indeed show different features from the Raleigh Evo 2 (joints/clamps, down to even the rear rack - Aldi's looks tall enough to handle standard panniers bags without messing with the mech).

And from what wiki seems to say, the Morris Ital was not Italian at all, except borrowing the name. Not sure how sarcastic one may be on that, not that it "must" be good - it may or may not be, but these days "made" or even just assembled in Italy means it's done with extra costs. Hopefully, extra quality too. 

I've heard a couple owners reporting the bb ends up letting one crank loose, eventually leading to having to replace the bb (not a huge expense anyway though). Can't say if that was casual and limited to a few years ago, but I'll have mine checked if it is tightly screwed, and am willing to take the chances - still worth it.

Just sharing and comparing views, peace and a very good cycing time to you and everyone (and sorry for my rusty rusty english! And looooong story  1 )

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paul-ldn | 3 years ago
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Folds with the chain on the outside, always a no-no.

You get what you pay for in terms of design, safety and access to spare parts. If you want an object of beauty, the perfect fold and support community then look out for a second hand Brompton.

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Judge dreadful | 3 years ago
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Already sold out. Coming to *insert name of online auction / selling site at 3 times the purchase price* soon.

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Kendalred replied to Judge dreadful | 3 years ago
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Judge dreadful wrote:

Already sold out. Coming to *insert name of online auction / selling site at 3 times the purchase price* soon.

Adding to basket just worked for me - perhaps try again if you were after one.

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peted76 | 3 years ago
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Tempting indeed.. 

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Kendalred | 3 years ago
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Tempting, but I don't really need one. I don't think it's available in black OR grey, just black/grey - there's no option to choose a colour.

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Sriracha | 3 years ago
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I hate it when the spiel says "lightweight" and then fails to give the weight. Does anybody have a figure in kg?

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Secret_squirrel replied to Sriracha | 3 years ago
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1 metric fuckton.

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