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Quality of rollers(6 posts)

Quality of rollersmattcrout
Jan 10, 2004 9:38 PM
I'm actually a rower by trade, but want to bike as crosstraining. being that it's kinda cold, I live in a city, but anyhow ballance is also an important aspect of rowing, so i wanted to get some rollers instead of a trainer. That way i can work on ballance, spinning, as well as aerobics and my legs. so i was looking at the performance technique rollers because they are in my price range (on sale for $129). But then i saw the Tracel Trac Velodrome Parabolic Rollers. The drums get thicker on the sides to make it easier to stay in the middle. What are you thoughts on this. They are only $10 more. can i have some feed back anyhow on these rollers?
Also, If i don't have any resistance unit on it, just the rollers alone, how good of an aerobic workout (60-80% of HR) can you get? thanks

re: Quality of rollerswooden legs
Jan 11, 2004 1:45 AM
no resistance should give you an excelent aerobic workout. the parabolic ends seem like an ok idea for your first few sessions, but after 10 hours on the rollers it will be a mute point. something you might want to consider: i've heard pvc warps over time, while aluminum rollers wont.
that is, a "moot" point - nmcollinsc
Jan 11, 2004 7:14 AM
re: Quality of rollersThorman
Jan 11, 2004 4:47 AM
I had a set of Performance Technique rollers and they worked fine for me until last season when they fell apart. I got 3 winters out of them so for the money that's not too bad. This year I opted to spend the money on a good set of Kreitler Dynomyte rollers, which I expect to live up to their lifetime warranty.

i've always thought that parabolic would suck...Bonked
Jan 11, 2004 9:50 AM
i mean if your body is headed off to the right and suddenly your tire hits the edge and stops moving, you're going to fall off anyway...right? i would think this would be more difficult (maybe because of a false sense of security) than a normal roller...has anyone actually used these?
Here's a link to a thread on these a few weeks ago...innergel
Jan 12, 2004 7:39 AM
biknben "I got the new Parabolic rollers..." 1/7/04 6:29am