CycleOps Aluminum Rollers

 
5.0 stars
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Feel the smooth precision of the lathe-turned-aluminum drums on CycleOps’ Aluminum Rollers. The durable steel frame stands up to years of hard training, indoors or out. Plus, the folding design allows convenient storage and transport. The rollers feature an adjustable belt for right and left dismounting, an easily adjusted wheelbase and a limited lifetime warranty.

Features & Info

The Aluminum Rollers fold flat for easy storage

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(43 reviews)

95% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0
Dec 10, 2014

excellent

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Made in the USA, sturdy, quite, folds up for storage, life time warranty, and is $100 dollars cheaper than its competitor. What are you waiting for "get on your bikes and ride". The balancing learning curve is about two or three sessions, then you should have no problems riding non stop(without putting your foot down or holding the wall).
by MJ in Texas from Texas, USA

 
5.0
Dec 09, 2014

Perfect training - no boredom!

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These are my first set of rollers. I've gone through one rubber band so far, but I really enjoy rollers as an alternative to the trainer. When riding, I work on my position, cadence, focus. When I do workouts on the rollers, I feel like I've done a bit more for my riding than just turning the pedals around. The CycleOps rollers are very good. They are are relatively quiet, easy to fold, and even on a trainer mat they stay where they should and don't slide around. The roller diameter is suitable for a wide range of cadences, and I feel like the rollers are very easy on my tires. While I have little to compare them to, these were a very good investment and I'm glad I own them.
by lemon from Chapel Hill, NC, USA

 
5.0
Dec 09, 2014

Indestructible and stable

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After years of use and abuse, my first set of rollers are still... rolling. The only thing that has worn out are the rubber feet on the base. These rollers are quiet and stable. The smother my pedal stroke the smoother the rollers feel. At the top end of my cadence the band starts to get a little noisy, but that isn't until 40-45 mph. That is not a pace I can hold for too long.
by T Urban from Wisconsin, USA

 
4.0
Dec 09, 2014

Great fun to ride

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I have been using this roller for a year and cannot complain about its performance. Solid and durable. The only maintenance I did was drum's nuts retightening as they became a bit loose and caused a little vibration. Did it once and drums rolls nice and smooth. Great fun to ride. You need to concentrate on your balance and pedal all the time. I regulate resistance using my bike gears. I also control speed, mileage and cadence using magnet sensors. It's relatively quite so I do my trainings in front of TV watching favourite program. Overall very nice and simple training gear and a great substitution for road ride when the weather or day time is not right to go on the road. I would recommend this roller to anyone.
by Driser from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 
5.0
Dec 09, 2014

Aluminum Rollers

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I Bought these Rollers six months ago, They're Great would recommend as living in England the weather is so unpredictable, Would say get the Resistance as It does make a difference on you getting a good work out, Felt a bit apprehensive but a lot easier to use and now get a great buzz using them, Much better than a Turbo Trainer as just more interesting to use.
by Stuart from Peterborough, United Kingdom

 
4.0
Dec 09, 2014

Excellent alternative, especially in lousy weather

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I had a trainer for years and I still occasionally use it, but the artificiality of it drives me nuts. The bike doesn't flex and move the way you expect it to. I bought these rollers to get back some of that real-road feel. Learning to ride rollers isn't easy, but well worth it. You can use the full range of your gears to create the resistance appropriate to your workout- low resistance recovery to high resistance intervals. The need to balance will help you become a more efficient rider too, and if you put mirrors on the wall you will be able to watch your form. As to these rollers, I've had them for 3 years. I have done nothing to maintain them and have had no problems. They are very stable and durable. They roll very smoothly and are well made. Additionally, they fold up easily and take up a negligible amount of space. Setting them up can sometimes be a little tricky because of the double knuckle joint between the two frame pieces, but this is to be expected.
by 700x23c from Sheboygan, WI, USA

 
5.0
Dec 09, 2014

Improve Your Form

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This is the third winter that I have had my rollers and I don't dread this time of year anymore. Not only do my rollers keep me from having to go out in the cold, wet, and/or windy weather; they also help me improve my balance, quicken my cadence, and smooth out my pedal stoke. Besides all that I can do high-intensity interval training (HITT) that a puddle under the bike and build strength in a fraction of the time a road workout would take. I still ride in the hallway (to feel a little more secure), but I'm hooked, for sure.
by Renegade Randall from Garden City, GA, USA

 
4.0
Dec 09, 2014

Sure helps when you can't go outside

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Bought the rollers without resistance about a month ago from my LBS. After about 15 minutes on the first ride I was pretty comfortable. It's pretty smooth but I develop a vibration at about 25 mph and up, not a problem but noticeable. I ride mostly on flat roads and I'd estimate that I'm 2-3 mph faster on the rollers at a similar effort level. Great for keeping in shape and they fold up very easily so they don't take up much space.
by Jim H from New Bern, NC, USA

 
4.0
Dec 08, 2014

CycleOps Rollers

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I don't enjoy riding indoors, but the rollers make it bearable. I have had three different "trainers" and through out all the variations I come back to the rollers. These are smooth, quiet, and the diameter of the drum gives a good realistic ride feel. I have the magnetic resistance unit attached and have progressed up the resistance a bit, but there is plenty of harder settings if I should ever need them.
by twrench1 from Minneapolis, MN, USA

 
5.0
Dec 08, 2014

Balance and Control, Confidence for Pack Riding

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I received my rollers last Christmas from my wife. I've used a trainer for years but it's been 20+ years since my last set of plastic drum rollers. I found the aluminum rollers to be very balanced and comfortable. For me rollers are the best way to ride smoothly and well-balance. They provide confidence for pack riding and racing unlike any other system.
by DanS1 from Danville, CA, USA

 
5.0
Dec 08, 2014

Great product

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I bought these to stay in shape over the winter, so much better than I thought it would be. You can not go wrong buying these.
by Bob1 from Cincinnati, OH, USA

 
5.0
Dec 08, 2014

Great Indoor Training Option

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I bought these a few years ago and they are still in great shape. I pull them out when outdoor riding becomes difficult. They roll well and are great training for smoothing out my pedal stroke. I like that I have to maintain my balance as well as being able to get in a good workout. I don't get bored on these like I can on a regular trainer. They fold up to a nice storable size when not in use.
by snispel from Nebraska, USA

 
5.0
Dec 08, 2014

Sturdy Construction + Great Workout

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I commute 5 days of the week and try to ride for as much of the year as I can. Being from the northeastern US, snowstorms can get in the way sometimes. I wanted something to keep me in shape and keep my body in sync with my own bicycle in the off season. I did a fair amount of research before finally deciding on rollers as opposed to other forms of indoor cycling. From what I can tell, these rollers provide the most effective workout and the most realistic ride. After 20-30 minutes on the rollers, I am sweatier than any other workout I can think of (except Bikram, obviously). I always set these up in a hallway to ride. It would be extremely difficult to get onto your bike and start riding without a wall or railing to hold yourself steady against. I think the best way to figure out how to use the rollers properly is to watch a few videos on youtube of other riders and then just hop on and give it a shot. My biggest complaint is the noise, but I realize that any bike trainer will be noisy from all the vibrations. I get a sort of squeaky rubber on metal sound from the tires whenever I ride, even if I clean the rollers off after each use. I wonder if anybody has had a similar experience and whether or not the PVC rollers have this issue. Just a weird side note--I used to work at a custom fabrication shop and out of general engineering curiosity, I put together a quote on how much it might cost us to fabricate a pair of rollers out of similar materials with the same form and function. The wholesale materials alone (bearings, tubing, aluminum rollers, etc) cost more than these rollers do. This doesn't do much for me except help me feel ever-so-slightly better about the price tag. Anyway, great product. I would highly recommend these to anybody who is serious about riding. A+
by Michael from Troy, NY, USA

 
5.0
Dec 08, 2014

Love my rollers!

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These are outstanding rollers. Considered others and researched the Cycleops. They are well built for cycleops and I've ridden them at least 2000 miles since I've gotten them. They are quiet, durable and very portable. After about 8 months, I swapped out the rear roller with a sportscrafters overdrive drum and now I have a very stout set of rollers. Great buy.
by DanG from Greenwood, IN, USA

 
5.0
Dec 08, 2014

Solid and relatively quiet

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I've been using these for 2 full years now and I can attest that they are pretty solid/durable for the price and also relatively quiet. Note that I've put these over top of one of those yoga mat (rubberized mat) on top of hardwood floor and this might actually help in dampening the noise. I don't have the resistance attachment but I might actually be getting one later next year.
by eloich from Montreal, QC, Canada

 
5.0
Nov 22, 2014

Keeps me rolling

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My wife bought these for me because I just couldn't get into a stationary trainer. These are much more mentally engaging and allow me get through an indoor workout when the weather is poor. The rollers seem to be high quality and they come pre-assembled in the box. The setup is quite simple and adjusting them to the right size for a bike is quick and easy. This is my first set of rollers but I am very pleased.
by FTCmedic from Fort Collins, CO, USA

 
5.0
Nov 15, 2014

Best overall training tool

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Rollers have helped me improve my triathlon times and maintain overall fitness year round. Do not be discouraged learning to use them - it feels like learning to ride a bike all over again. I could not let go of the wall for at least the first 5 tries - youtube videos helped. Be persistent - once you get it, you become a more technical cyclist, more aware of cadence, pedal stroke, feel and balance on the bike. I noticed a nice improvement in aerobic capacity, balance and confidence this past spring when I hit the roads again.
by xcskimom from Stratford, CT

 
5.0
Aug 27, 2014

Simply quality

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I use the rollers for training and when it is too cold to get out. I was worried about using rollers, I took the plunge and after 5 minutes my worries vanished. I felt like bambi on ice at the start, but relax, look forward, keep pedalling and it's great. Smooth, quiet and effective. Great build and quality as you would expect. Highly recommended. Good investment, set to last years.
by Dave from Stamford, uk

 
5.0
Feb 19, 2014

A great smooth ride

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I leave the rollers set up in my house year round. When it is not desirable or possible to ride outdoors, the rollers offer a unique training experience that is always available. Using the rollers is a totally different riding experience,and can be much more demanding than riding outdoors. Pedaling must be very smooth and consistent. There is no opportunity to coast while using the rollers, Balancing on the rollers is much more difficult than riding the bike on the road and there is a definite, but very satisfying learning curve to mastering this type of riding. For me,the optional resistance accessory was not necessary. Using the gears and varying the pace of pedaling offers an unlimited range of resistance. The unit comes fully assembled, runs very quietly and is easy to set up with no tools required. The only adjustment is to move the front roller to accommodate the size of the bike. Another nice feature of the rollers, as opposed to other devices that require the bike to be mechanically connected, is that, when outdoor riding is desired, the bike instantly lifts off the rollers with no disassembly and after the outdoor ride, the bike instantly goes back on the rollers with no assembly required.
by JJG from Chicago, Illinois

 
4.0
Jan 19, 2014

As advertised

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I'm a reborn cyclist trying to enter my 1st competitive race after a 25yr hiatus. I believe I've chosen the right roller (with resistance)trainer. After two practice sessions I am now full-out into my indoor training program. This unit is easy to set-up, easy to get my balance, and options to increase resistance will definitely be in my future plans.
by Jake from Cortland, NY