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It's 25$ and comes from the least likely place to buy a bike stand. It's heavy, sturdy, takes of a lot of room, and stable. Max weight listed is 66lbs. It's pretty nice for $25. It does lack a lot of the convenience features of a $200 stand, but for occasional use, it's perfect. I've been wanting to buy a stand but couldn't stomach paying over $100 for a decent one. It's a weekly deal so get yours now before they're gone until next spring.
 
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Picked one up last year...It definitely struggles holding my road bike at 45 degrees, and don't think it would hold my mt bikes like that either, but it's very handy and worth it.
 

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I got one a year ago too. I saw it in the store for weeks at $40 (IIRC) and got one when it dropped to $20. I use it as a bike stand in the garage and to check and air up tires, lube the chain and other light pre-ride tasks. It's certainly worth $20 IMO, but not really sturdy or stable enough for more demanding work. I have much sturdier stands for those purposes.
 

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I've worked on my bikes without a stand for as long as I can remember. Anything with heavy duty wrenching will be off stand. I haven't come across a task on any of my bikes that actually NEEDED a stand to be done. But having the convenience of a stand when brake bleeding or removing the fork or derailleur tuning is great! Can't believe I've wrenched on my own bikes without a stand for so long(mainly because a decent bike stand is over $100, highway robbery I tell you). Makes simple and light tasks a lot easier!
 

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These are really good for the money and to be honest are as good as a stand as most home mechanics will ever need. Yeah, they do flex a bit but they won't break. I've seen a down-hill bike on one.
 

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Yeah, 2 years ago while a bunch of us were on duty at various stations, my wife called and said she seen bike stands at Aldi's. I said yeah right. Well, she went to like 4 different Aldi's and bought as many bike stands as she could find for us. She got 8 for us, and said they were $25 at the time , but they just wanted them gone, so she got them for $19 a piece. We all use them routinely and they are going strong, no issues. We keep a few at some fire stations, at home, and always take at least one or two on our out of state bike trips. deal of the ****ing century. she also got us a bunch of their bike multi tools they had for like $5 a piece, because they were well, $5 . She got us of em. Not bad for an extra multi tool. Aldi's is is badass.
 

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^^^yeah. Last year it seemed they couldn't get rid of them (in the US at least) so I'm a bit surprised they brought them back again. Maybe they have a warehouse full of them somewhere.
 

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Yeah. Aldi is relatively new in the US. A few years ago they had a relatively small selection of cycling stuff show up in spring. It ramped up more recently. Last year was the first year for bike stands in the Aldi stores I knew. It certainly could be different elsewhere in the US. Can they be making money at $20 ea?
 

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Yeah. Aldi is relatively new in the US. A few years ago they had a relatively small selection of cycling stuff show up in spring. It ramped up more recently. Last year was the first year for bike stands in the Aldi stores I knew. It certainly could be different elsewhere in the US. Can they be making money at $20 ea?
Aldi came to the US in 1976, so not sure how you got the impression they're new here. They've definitely changed their selection of goods over the years and upped their prices to the point I don't bother going anymore unless I need something specific. I looked at this stand a few years back when I was in there and it looked OK for the price. Didn't buy one.
 

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They've definitely changed their selection of goods over the years and upped their prices to the point I don't bother going anymore unless I need something specific.
I imagine their range is different in the US but I get most of the weekly shop in ALDI. Most of their food products are fine and are cheaper than other shops. Their specials are a hit and a miss. The bike stand is good but you can buy similar ones on eBay for the same sort of price. A lot of thespecals are substandard or flawed in some way. I bought a battery powered shed alarm that eat a 9v battery every day, a mini bike pump that was hopeless and a set of T-bar allan keys some of which were bent or missized. You're not really getting high quality at low prices, you're getting what you pay for.
 

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Can they be making money at $20 ea?
I'm pretty sure they are making money, as I doubt production costs for whole stand are more then 1$. So you can only imagine how much profit "proper" bike tools companies make with their 200+$ stands ;)
But before someone jumps, I'm having this one (except in Europe they have blue instead of red plastic parts) for some 10 years and still going good. Not perfect but very well worth those 15eur I paid for.
 

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I've never seen any of the Aldi stores around me carry anything other than food and toiletries. If I saw that at Aldi for $25, I'd pick one up.

I'm in MD... If anyone knows of one around me.. here, DE or SE PA, let me know.
 

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I've never seen any of the Aldi stores around me carry anything other than food and toiletries. If I saw that at Aldi for $25, I'd pick one up.

I'm in MD... If anyone knows of one around me.. here, DE or SE PA, let me know.
When I was looking for one in the UK as my local store had sold out, I emailed Aldi with the product code (it was 56558 then) and my postcode and they emailed me a list of stores that still had it in stock.
 
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