CycleOps Aluminium Rollers review£260.00

Smooth training kit

BikeRadar score4/5

The CycleOps rollers are pre-installed so they're ready to go from the box, and the frame stands up when folded which is handy for storage.

There’s no shaping or bumpers to stop you falling off the sides but, while the alloy rollers feel noticeably more ‘icy’ than PVC ones, they're fast to get rolling and give a really smooth ride when the pace picks up. 

Mid-sized drums mean enough resistance for a decent big-ring workout, although they can slow down quite quickly if you’re sprinting.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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