Elite E-Motion rollers review£749.99

Not great value

BikeRadar score3/5

By mounting a free-moving, bungee-anchored roller frame on another subframe, Elite’s E-Motion rollers can cope with jerky out-of-the-saddle and max power efforts that would send you flying off most rollers.

Add the parabolic rollers and guide wheels at the front to keep you on track and you can go pretty mental on these once you’re used to them. Three different magnetic resistance settings mean proper resistance too. You really should get at least remote control resistance change and some kind of power/speed feedback for £750, though. The big frame doesn’t fold either.

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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