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Ok, I'm gonna buy some rollers....(13 posts)

Ok, I'm gonna buy some rollers....Allen az
Dec 27, 2001 8:17 PM
But I only got about $160. Iv'e never had rollers before, so I don't really know the good brands. I want the best I can get for $160.

So Far Iv'e found these, do they seem OK? Or does anyone have other suggestions?

Tacx Rollertrack $129 + shipping @ cbike.com....
re: Ok, I'm gonna buy some rollers....CT1
Dec 27, 2001 8:40 PM
You might also check out the Minoura rollers.

I've had mine for twenty some odd years and they gots lots-lots of hours on em. Still work perfect.

JohnG
re: Ok, I'm gonna buy some rollers....DrD
Dec 27, 2001 8:42 PM
I would be concerned about there only being four contact points for the rollers - most have 6 or 8 (an extra set or two in the middle of the frame) - it might not be as stable. Also - with pvc drums, you have to really be careful about heat causing distortion of the roller drums.

Performance has the minoura rollers (aluminum drums with plastic end caps) on sale for a little more than your limit ($179) Nashbar also has a set of aluminum drum/plastic endcap rollers for $179 (these are made by Sportscrafters - you can also get them at Col. cyclist for $179 with a red frame instead of a black one) The sportscrafters rollers are pretty nice - the guy that makes them occasionally puts them on Ebay (I got a set from him this summer for $100 - lifetime warranty from him and everything) - might be worth contacting him directly to see what sort of price he would offer (the ones he puts on ebay are basically rollers which he sells to other companies, but whom have changed their order quantity, or wanted a different color - the ones I got from him had a red frame and Nashbar markings on them - evidently, Nashbar wanted a black frame (and now CC uses the red one - go figure))

If you can swing the extra $20, I would go with the aluminum drums, if possible.
re: Ok, I'm gonna buy some rollers....Woof the dog
Dec 27, 2001 9:49 PM
got some performance rollers for 130 bucks last year. You should get al. drums as the plastic ones are hardly ever round so u will sound light a freight train rollin'. Beware beware beware.

Sincerely

Woof the grade-A-honey producing bee
re: Ok, I'm gonna buy some rollers....szybki
Dec 27, 2001 9:52 PM
Hey, I have those rollers pictured in your post. The PVC Tacx with the larger drums. I like them, had them for a few months and can ride them fairly well now. Wasn't sure about rollers so went cheap, LaBicleta has the Tacz rollers for $99, can't beat that deal. I have since ridden on some Kreitler (sp?) and they do seem smoother, but they cost over $300! Good luck!
re: Ok, I'm gonna buy some rollers....firstrax
Dec 27, 2001 10:14 PM
I have a set of those. Dont worry about the plastic drums, I've got 7500 theoretical miles on mine and no problems.
re: Ok, I'm gonna buy some rollers....collinsc
Dec 27, 2001 11:11 PM
i just got the folding ones (1050) and i think theyre pretty good. folding as such, they have 8 contact points, if youre worried about that anyway.

id reccomend em, especially if you dont have 300 bucks to blow
if you buy on ebay check both "rollers" and "roller" nmC-mond
Dec 28, 2001 6:17 AM
Where can I find replacement rollers?MisJG
Dec 28, 2001 7:59 AM
I have a folding set of rollers from Performance that are about 10 years old and I want to replace the plastic rollers with aluminum. As someone else on this thread said, I sound like a freight train and it drives me nuts 'cause it's only on one side of the drum! If I ride to the right of the drum it's quiet, to the left it's noisy. Anyway, can I replace the drums or will it cost just as much as a whole new set? And where can I get just the rollers?
Tacx folding rollers for $116! Read on...nigel
Dec 28, 2001 9:54 AM
Gearlink.com has the folding ones for $116 on sale!

(A SUPER buy for the price):

http://www.gearlink.com/Shop/enter.html?target=TrainersTacx.html

The Sportrack rollers have smaller drums which offer some resistance (large-diameter drums like you've pictured offer no real resistance at all. I'd go with these over the large-diameter drums you've pictured for us. Years back, I rode large-diameter rollers (Kreitlers), and it's like riding down a hill: there's no real resistance at all; shifting through your gears still allows you to push huge gears much easier than you would on the road. Good for your spin, but not nearly as much of a workout--one needs some resistance to get stronger.

Best of luck, and enjoy them--they're a blast.

Nige
".... no real resitance at all." ????CT1
Dec 28, 2001 10:25 AM
Ahemmm..... I gotta disagree with you on that one.

Put your bike in 53X12 and I'd like to see how long you last at 100 RPM.

Anything more than 1/2 hour at that pace and you da man!

JohnG
Thanks everyone!!!, I think I'm gonna get....Allen az
Dec 28, 2001 10:38 AM
The Minoura Action Mag Rollers for $179.99 @ Performance. I think I could swing the extra $20 in a few days.
good choice! enjoy and ride ON.... nmCT1
Dec 28, 2001 4:30 PM