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Old 10-26-20, 11:18 AM
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Quick motion Elite rollers

Any Clydesdales got a set of Quick motion Elite rollers? Claim max weight is 115 kg including bike, around 250lbs. I weigh that and a bit more plus my bike. Dont want to break them
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My guess is the weight rating is due to the plastic construction, so I’d avoid as a heavyweight. Any particular reason you’re looking at them? Rollers have a very narrow workout usability and the ~400 watts of resistance isn’t much. A trainer would be a far better investment if you don’t have one already. If you do, just get a set of more sturdy rollers without the resistance unit and play with tyre pressure. You can get a whole lot of resistance from low pressure tyres on rollers.

FWIW I have a set of the Cycleops rollers. Basic AF but they do the job. They only get used for track racing warmups and cool downs. The trainer gets used for everything else
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Settled on a set of Tacx Galaxia rollers, I can add an aftermarket resistance unit if I need it.
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Old 11-01-20, 08:19 PM
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Trainer is useless for core, thats what I need, had rollerscyears ago and they were perfect cfor refining riding style, core, everything. Static trainers, any I have had are boeing, not interested in video game style apps. Core strength, riding style, thats what Im looking for. The Galaxia are very rugged. Got an aftermarket resistance ubnit coming. Faling that I have a 12 volts mag unit that will fit
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Originally Posted by brawlo View Post
My guess is the weight rating is due to the plastic construction, so Iíd avoid as a heavyweight. Any particular reason youíre looking at them? Rollers have a very narrow workout usability and the ~400 watts of resistance isnít much. A trainer would be a far better investment if you donít have one already. If you do, just get a set of more sturdy rollers without the resistance unit and play with tyre pressure. You can get a whole lot of resistance from low pressure tyres on rollers.

FWIW I have a set of the Cycleops rollers. Basic AF but they do the job. They only get used for track racing warmups and cool downs. The trainer gets used for everything else
Smart power rollers have come a long since the days of Elite.

You are correct about the Elite being limited in power and construction, but the new rollers on the market are not that way at all.

There are only two smart power rollers on the market that are worth purchasing in my opinion...and Elite is not one of them. None of them have plastic parts and all of them produce enough power and replicate enough elevation.

1. Tru-Trainer with smart load option
2. InsideRide e-Motion rollers....I have these myself and can tell you that they are incredible

The Tru-Trainers do not have fore and aft capability that the e-Motions do.
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Originally Posted by banjaboy View Post
Trainer is useless for core, thats what I need, had rollerscyears ago and they were perfect cfor refining riding style, core, everything. Static trainers, any I have had are boeing, not interested in video game style apps. Core strength, riding style, thats what Im looking for. The Galaxia are very rugged. Got an aftermarket resistance ubnit coming. Faling that I have a 12 volts mag unit that will fit
See my answer above.... you won't be sorry if you get either of those.
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Trainer is useless for core
Our training needs are all different, but I definitely wouldn't say that. For balance, yes the rollers have it, but my trainer workouts are 100% track focused and they are definitely a solid core workout. The biggest shortfall of rollers is the inability for out of the saddle work. Some talented individuals can do it and hats off to them, but most can't and that is a big part of my training.
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Not true, brawlo, read up on Tacx Galaxia, they have a floating chassis, you can hammer out of the saddle and the whole assembly will move fore and aft a couple of inches. My old Cyclops rollers were a death trap out ouf the saddle, getting great workouts, took 2 minutes to get the feel because its just like the road. My resistance unit goes on today, variable unit, not that I need it just yet. Nothing beats rollers for core, for balance, ride techniqiue, just glad I got these rockers. I do have a trainer but I think its going on Craigslist.
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So the rockers pretty much solve the standing issue? I might have to give them a try, they’re relatively easy to ghetto up
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So the rockers pretty much solve the standing issue? I might have to give them a try, theyíre relatively easy to ghetto up
Actually do a search on YouTube for "DIY e-motion rollers". There are some very ingenious people who have made their own fore and aft motion system for their standard rollers. Not sure about "rockers".

But to answer your question, the fore and aft movement allows the bike to naturally move underneath you when getting out of the saddle (making it a lot more natural and as a result easier), or if you are just getting punchy in the saddle. Once you have done it a while and feel comfortable you will be able to weight the front end of your bike while getting out of the saddle, just like you do on the road. When learning to get out of the saddle on rollers, you have to keep your weight over your saddle until you learn not to overcorrect the front end and end up riding off or falling.
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It really is a unique experience Brawlo!!! I feel like im on the road. I bought an aftermarket resistance unit and its a dream now, perfect!!!!! BTW, heading to your wonderful country after Covid. I have dreamed of doing it, now its going to happen. Number Oene on my list Alicew Springs, I know, call me crazy, then Uluru, Ayers Rock!!!! Gonna spend at least 2 months there......Just a bit scared of the spiders, I know, Im a Canadian wimp, we just have grizzly bears here lol!!!
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Beautiful part of our country out there. I was through there back in 2015. Just remember to take a lot of water! I was going to be travelling by 4x4 across the top part of Australia this year.....but Covid
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