Roll With It: Three Roller Sets Reviewed

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jan 9, 2013
  • Updated Dec 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Work your fitness and handling skills with one of these three roller sets.

Tacx Galaxia


Ride: The easiest set to balance on also provided the most realistic ride feel. Hourglass-shaped drums provide a subtle stability boost while still forcing the cyclist to control the bike.

Resistance: Large drums create less resistance than smaller ones, and Galaxia’s are the biggest of the bunch. As a result, getting past VO2max effort can be a struggle for stronger riders.

Usability: Compressing the rollers for storage is easy—the front portion of the rails slide into the rear—and they expand quickly when you’re ready to train. Plastic drums might wear quicker than metal.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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