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Need Roller Advice(4 posts)

Need Roller Advice6was9
Dec 5, 2003 4:20 AM
I have a Kurt Trainer and also a Computrainer but I've recently got interested in the rollers. For those times(which is most of times) when I can't ride during the daylight I like to be on one of the trainers.

The different rollers sizes and materials are confusing. I am also looking at a Sportcrafters model. Is it as good as Kreitler?
re: Need Roller Advicerussw19
Dec 5, 2003 8:08 AM
Kreitler has set the standard by which all other rollers are judged for the past 15 years. There are other companies out there that make good rollers, but there's still only one Kreitler. Others are good... Kreitlers are the best.

It's kinda like King headsets... there are other companies that are probably just as good, but when it comes down to it, you can get probably just as good, or you can get a King (Kreitlers in this case.)

re: Need Roller Advicebw77
Dec 5, 2003 8:46 AM
I bought my first set of rollers 7 weeks ago. I too was
confused about the different sizes and resistance units.
There is a lot of good information on this topic on the
Sportcrafters website (click on the link at the bottom of
their home page to enter, the top one is broken).
I got their 3.25" aluminum rollers, and so far I am totally
happy with them. Price was lots less than K's, and they
have a lifetime warranty. I find the resistance just right
for me. They discuss rider weight and roller size on their
Polycarbonate or Alloy endcaps?6was9
Dec 5, 2003 12:56 PM
Also there are solid alum rollers and poly filled alum rollers. How are they different? BTW thanks.