Imagine you're outside.
Rollers are the next best thing to riding your bike on the road or trails, so when Mother Nature or your busy schedule decide that an outdoor ride isn't possible, don't despair. Instead, set your bike up on Elite's Arion Mag Parabolic Folding Rollers and get a realistic, challenging ride in anyway. Your body will thank you for not heading out in the middle of a snowstorm, and when you are able to get outside again, you'll find your legs haven't missed a beat.
Elite uses neodymium magnets integrated into smooth, anti-static plastic rollers to provide three levels of resistance during your ride. You'll be able to warm up at an easy pace and then use a slider on the rollers to easily up the pain level for a tempo ride or hard intervals.
Rollers are notorious for requiring more of a learning curve than a traditional trainer — the tradeoff for how realistic they feel — but Elite sought to make adapting to the Arion Mag as easy as possible by using a parabolic drum design to help you keep your balance as you ride. The design continuously guides the wheel towards the middle of the roller while the platform construction simplifies mounting and dismounting. The plastic rollers are quiet enough to play music or watch cycling highlights on TV while you ride, and the entire setup is foldable, so you can travel with the Arion Mag or store it with ease.
- Q & A
Worth the money
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Decent product for the price. Rolls get a bit of vibration at about 25mph on bike. One negative is that the roll mounting bolts would start to come loose after a session of riding, so either always check them to make sure they are tight, or do what I did ank use non-permanent Lok-Tight thread locker on the screws. Haven't hade one back out yet. Overall though, I get a good hour session in and or 10-20 miles on the roller and it does its job. Like riding on glass.
Will these rollers accommodate a MTB bike that has a wheel base of 116cm. I bought the Tacx Galaxia but they do not expand enough for this wheel base. I know the Kinetic go up to 116cm.