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First Time on Rollers, and First in the Roller Race!

Old 11-13-08, 12:30 AM
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First Time on Rollers, and First in the Roller Race!

Hey everyone,

I just had my first experience with rollers at a local roller race, and holy cow they are fun! I was having a blast on these things, and to top it all off I've got my first victory ever! First out of three that is, third place was riding a sweet Bianchi fixie. Race was a 5 mile time trial, it was nuts, I needed some help on the last mile as my balance started to go by the way side, but what the hell I was doin 35mph!

I was trying to get my dad to send me (at grad school) his old stationary trainer, but screw that, I've got my next Christmas gift all picked out! Rollers are soo fun and a great way to not only train your cardiovascular system, but train your technique and form as well.

Can anyone reccommend a set or rollers?
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Old 11-13-08, 01:02 AM
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Performance has some house brand ones for 130ish bucks. They do what they're supposed to.
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Anything by Kreitler is good. I got the cheaper orange set with no resistance flywheel or killer headwind. Those setups will more closely mimic a roller race.
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I just got a cheap set of CycleOps aluminum rollers off EBay. Arrived today, and they're awesome. I just started today too, but they seem like fun. At least when I'm not falling off of them.
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Have a look at the Tacx Antares
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I've read good things about Tacx Eco-Track. I'm picking a pair up tonight from CL. They retail for $180. I'm paying $50. I'll let you know when I get them what I think.
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I've been using Cycleops rollers. Good and solid.

I've heard that the Performance ones are a bit flimsy, but that's just hearsay. Kreitlers are sort of the the gold standard, from what I hear, but I haven't used them.
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Originally Posted by brendon_ak
Can anyone recommend a set or rollers?
I'd recommend the Inside Ride e-Motion rollers, the details of which I discuss on this thread.


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