The new rollers by Tacx. Collapsible with conical rollers. The design of the rollers makes it virtually impossible to ride off the rollers. You can ride freely on these rollers and therefore you can improve your coordination and technique. When you ride without the brace you will need to concentrate. This is vital to track racing.
Tacx Antares rollers distinguish themselves through the heavy conical rollers that create the momentum of mass inertia. When collapsed the rollers measure only 80 cm and are therefore easily transportable.
Buy Tacx T1000 Antares Roller Trainer from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicycle store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Broooce Good set of rollers for beginners
This is my first set of rollers to escape the fading light of winter.
I am a beginner and found it easy enough to set up and start using. Far better, in my opinion, than a turbo trainer: far more involvement in the cycle, you don't get to switch off your brain, you must stay focused or suffer the consequences!
There are options available for buying a clamp to lock your front wheel in if you fancy a more turbo trainer work out.
If I was buying again I would consider the slightly dearer version that allowed for more forward/back motion...allowing you to stand up cycling on rollers.
Also, invest in a rear tyre fit for purpose...road tyres heat up too much and deflate tubes quickly.
25 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stedi Хорошее подспорье в межсезонье
Заполнив пустоты роллеров монтажной пеной значительно увеличивается нагрузка при педалировании.
30 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Cool stuff
Almost everything is already said. Its rather small and handy to store and at the same time it takes 5 seconds to start using it.
I am not a pro, so the resistance interval of my road bike gears is okay for me. I would recommend this for indoor training.
24 February 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Bearing failure after 1 year
The concept of these rollers is great, and if you want a basic set of rollers that will improve your technique they will do the job. However, if you want to have a hard session and perhaps spin at a cadence of +95 rpm for long periods then perhaps you should look at the alluminium rollers? I bought these rollers last year and have had 2 bearings fail on me. So for that reason have upgraded to alluminium rollers which by the way also gives a more realistic feel to road resistance.
27 December 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Bad Design
Over the years I have owned and ridden a number of Tacx products and in general not been disappointed. So when it came to buying a set of rollers a couple of years back, I opted for TACX again, and chose the Antares, being relatively cheap, light and easily stored.
Now, looking back on it, and reading other reviews around the web, I think it was a mistake.
The problems I have found are -
1.) the "sliding" design of the frame, using two plastic "clips" to hold the frame in-place through friction, means that as you ride the frame slides together shortening the wheelbase of the rollers - this changes the response of teh bike on teh rollers and is less than ideal. (This can be fixed by drilling the frame of the rollers and slotting in a peg (I used a screw) to hold the frame in the required position - not pretty but it does the job)
2.) Within a few months of use, the rollers develop a loud vibrational noise. I assumed this was due to frame or roller warp as if I rode the rollers, keeping my bike on one side or the other, this noise could be almost eliminated... I spent a very long time trying to wedge the rollers flat using wood, or folded cardboard, and also tried laying the rollers on foam and carpet to dampen the noise, all with minmal success. Then I discovered (via Google) that this noise is a known issue with the TACX Antares and caused by another design flaw. The roller bearings are a push fit in to the ends of eack plastic roller on both sides. With the friction/power from the wheels the housing starts to wear and the bearings no longer sit nicely in their plastic housing. With just the tiniest amount of movement, between bearing and roller, a vibrational noise occurs. This noise can get very very loud and annoying to the point that the rollers are almost unuseable (especially if anyone else is around!) The solution is either replace the roller (too expensive!)... or take out each bearing and "glue" it back in to place and hope the glue holds up... I have used Loctite (as advised on other cycle forums) with a varying degree of success. It does work, but is not a bullet proof solution. It seems to hold temporarily... may be for a few weeks at a time.
Because, over the years, I have ridden quite a number of sets of rollers and this is the first I have had any real on-going problem(s) with... I would not recommend them.
When they work, without the noise, the TACX Antares are smooth and excellent for spinning... but I do believe there are better designed, better made sets of rollers out there.
28 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Кто сомневается, надо покупать!
Вещь! Глаз радует, тренероваться одно удовольствие, тихий.
17 October 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous GREAT FUN !
This is my first set of rollers. Easy to assemble. Started riding next to cupboard, took 5 minutes to feel safe letting go of cupboard. Secret is to relax arms and shoulders and let your bum control the bike's sideways movements . Stiff arms only causes more sideways movement ! Excellent for smooth pedalling technique, balance, core strength and concentration. Big hint ... forget trying to take one hand off to drink from bottle ... can lead to interesting sideways movements !
25 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous great item tacx roller
Best price at Chainreaction.fast delivery.It was easy to put together.Its nice how it slides smaller to pack away.you get what you see.It feels solid and light enough.Rolls nicely.Having concaved rollers helps you to feel that the wheel is moving off line to the outside and when you are up and running keeps the wheel in the centre.I like the rollers much better than Turbos(had both)feels a better ride on the rollers for me as you have alittle movement like on the road when you pedal.It took me 5 mins on my 1st time on a roller(this is my 1st set of roolers) and i was in full flow and staying on for a 10 min ride,so if you have good balance you should have no trouble on them,just dont look down untill you get used to them.Tip-stand over bike as normal(not on rollers)then step sideways over rollers and move bike onto rollers,then step onto bike,easyer than putting bike onto rollers that are high off the floor and then trying to step onto bike.
28 March 2012
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