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Kreitler rollers(6 posts)

Kreitler rollersbw77
Oct 2, 2003 7:48 AM
Could someone compare the Kreitler 4.5" rollers with
headwind attachment to their 3" rollers? Why would
anyone want to spend the extra cash on the larger rollers
with headwind when the 3" rollers have plenty of
resistance by themselves? Do the 4.5" rollers without
headwind offer much resistance?
Another Roller Questionlotterypick
Oct 2, 2003 7:58 AM
Do the elastic bands wear out on rollers and is there a treatment I can put on the band (if neccessary) to care for it.

I've got a set of Weyless rollers that are some 15 years old.

I'm wondering if the band will break (ouch) and where I can go to find a replacement.
Another Roller Questiongtx
Oct 2, 2003 1:54 PM
the band on my Kreitlers broke while I was riding and it didn't hurt at all. I think I got the replacement directly through Kreitler. I doubt there is anything you can do to make them last longer.
re: Kreitler rollersgtx
Oct 2, 2003 1:52 PM
I think the 4.5s are supposed to be smoother (I'm guessing that's what I have cause I have the original PVC ones). They provide enough resistance for smaller riders. Big powerful riders may need more resistance. Also depends what you are using them for...
Maybe, but I find the poly-lytes (3") very smooth. (nm)djg
Oct 2, 2003 4:05 PM
re: Kreitler rollersKeeping up with Junior
Oct 2, 2003 2:53 PM
I used to ride a set of 4.5" Minoura rollers and could never get enough resistance. Switched to Kreitler 3" (midsize) rollers a couple of years ago and they are just right. Only find myself about one cog different from being on the road. I would say go with the 3" Dynolite(?) and skip the headwind unit. Part of the mystic of rollers is their simplicity.