Tacx Antares rollers review£179.99

Easy to store

BikeRadar score3/5

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.

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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