Rated 5 out of 5 by copvek Good quality product
These rollers are good value and easy to adjust. Compact and quite light fold to carry easily. They do however tend to produce a massive amount of static.... Mostly dependant on clothing but be aware. I am looking for a way to earth myself at the moment. The other option apparently is to get a set with Aluminium rollers. Still a great product.
02 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Spin-tastic
Excellent fold-away rollers fit under the bed in the summer. I've had a set of Tacx Antares before, but prefer these due to the fold and the slightly lower rear wheel height. (?) They arrive needing an adjustable spanner to tighten the roller nuts, about five minutes, then away you go.
My 'indoor' bike is a Mezzo D9 folding bike with 16" wheels and smooth Kojak tyres. The bike sits on the rollers with no adjustment needed and away you wobble. You'll be fine after 30 mins, but set them up in a doorway or against a wall if it's your first time. A desk fan keeps you cool in the summer.
Rollers are good for folding bikes with 16" or 20" wheels like Bromptons or Dahons, as turbo trainers don't fit, and are fairly quiet. You need to concentrate while on them; they really sharpen up your balance.
Resistance changes are made by changing gear, I rarely spin along in top, using mainly the first three 'easy' cogs on the cassette.
I've used these with my road bike with a smooth tyre, and they really get you in trim over winter, even with a couple of 15 minute sessions per day.
Arrived in 48 hours from Chain Reaction and perfect for apartment dwellers, as they fold in half, after releasing the two retaining catches on the hinges.
(Clean your tyres first to avoid grime spinning up against your indoor walls.)
13 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent value
Bought these being unsure whether they would be a viable option for my MTB and was somewhat concerned when the instructions for use mentioned that they didn't recommend the use of the rollers with MTB tyres. Had never used rollers before but after 10-15 minutes of practice in a doorway ( a good idea since you can't fall over ! ) I soon found I was able to ride for a few minutes at a time. Within half an hour I had reached the point where I could ride for as long as I wanted without needing any additional support. I don't have room for an MTB and a fitness bike so using my MTB on rollers is an ideal way for me to keep in shape in all weathers. Obviously with knobblys the rollers make a lot of noise but I would imagine they would be nice and quiet with road tyres. A simple product which seems to be well made and should last a long time. I would recommend these to anybody. No problem using an MTB on them either, at least at lower speeds. I train with high cadence in lower gears, it is possible that MTB tyres are less stable than road tyres at higher speeds but for fitness training this need not be an issue. If these rollers ever break I would happily buy them again, I'm very pleased with this purchase.
05 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great rollers at a great price. Up and running in 5 mins.
These were my first ever rollers, I didn't even know roller trainers existed until I stumbled across a roller training video on YouTube. I bought these so I could keep doing daily milage whatever the weather.
The rollers arrived within 48hours and after quickly measuring my axle to axle distance and positioning the front roller in the right place I was good to go. An adjustable spanner is all that was needed. I am 100 kg and these rollers felt sturdy and solid to me. I was up and running within 5 minutes (don't be frightened to get some speed up -it's the gyroscopic effect of the spinning wheels that allows you to balance). To me the resistance at 20 mph as similar to regular outdoors riding and my very first training ride was 25 miles whilst listening to the radio in the kitchen without a single accidental dismount. Make sure your tires are pumped up to the recommended pressure, I was running brand new gatorskins 700x25 and they showed no wear whatsoever and the ride was very smooth like riding on a sheet of glass.
These are great, just buy them. Boardman Hybrid Team Large fits perfect.
03 August 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Training wonderful, but the quality is very poor, the rollers have an axial run-out, rubber for support on the frame flew off for a second workout. I am disappointed with the quality.
14 November 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Good Rollers
Good quality, I like the edges to the rollers, saves going off the edge a couple of times. My only complaint is that the rollers need about another 20mm of wheelbase. I am 1.9m tall and ride a 21" frame MTB, and bike only just fits on rollers. I find the rollers a great work-out, however you always need to be wide awake on them (as if you were on the road); if you want to read a book while riding then you'd be better off with one of the stands where only your back wheel is turning. I placed the rollers against a wall to make getting started and getting off easier. Great rollers that were at a great price when i bought them.
08 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Really very good
Smooth, very stable, well-built, quiet in use.
The rollers are quite a bit narrower then my previous set, whilst this is an advantage for space, it may be a bit disconcerting for some.
08 April 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Rectification
Je souhaiterai retirer ce que j'ai dit sur l'article. Effectivement les début sont parfois laborieux mais en persévérant un tout petit peu on tient très bien dessus. j'avais écrit le commentaire le jour ou je l'ai reçut dans le feu de l'échec ... Voila, maintenant je vous le conseille, et pour les début partez appuyé sur quelque chose ... et de quoi vous rattraper en cas de soucis ><
30 July 2009
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