Assembly of the Tacx Antares rollers is simple, and the compact and light telescopic design makes them easy to store. The height of the sky blue rollers and lack of steps makes starting a bit precarious but they’re not as slippery as metal rollers.
They spin up to speed and increase gyroscopic stability very quickly too, with a subtle bobbin profile keeping you centred. This can set up a bit of a tank-slapper sideways swing when you’re sprinting though, and it’s relatively easy to come off the ends.
This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine.