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

CycleOps Aluminum Roller with Resistance


Ride: Riding the CycleOps rollers feels almost identical to the Kreitler. Firmly planted, the metal rollers challenge your balance and vibrate more than the Tacx.

Resistance: The magnetic resistance unit can be used to increase the rider’s max power output. They make enough of a difference to do an intense interval session, assuming you can keep yourself upright while going anaerobic.

Usability: Moving the front drum on the CycleOps can be done by hand; the other two require tools—a benefit if you want to alternate bikes. It opens like the Kreitler but has a more complicated hinge.

Video: Stay Upright On Your Rollers

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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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