Cycling Rollers Buying Guide
Cycling rollers are ideal for conventional cycling and indoor cycling enthusiasts. It will allow you to train in any season from the comfort of your home. By simply placing the smart roller on your bike, you will make it become the perfect ally to practice the most intense indoor cycling sessions.
In addition, depending on the model and its features you can simulate being outdoors, perfect for those days when the weather or the orography does not allow you to carry out this sport as you would like.
Which bike trainer to buy
If you have come this far and you are sure that buying a support to convert your normal bike into an exercise or indoor bike is the best option for exercising at home, there are several aspects to take into account:
- Compatibility: normally these rollers adapt to any type of bike but if your bike has some special feature or you think it might not fit the roller, check it and if you need it contact us to make sure you can use it. It is important to know the wheel size of your bike.
- Connectivity: depending on the model of trainer it has compatibility with certain software or apps. If you are thinking of using a specific one, make sure you can do it.
- Individual characteristics: power, connection, measurements, sensations, stability, etc.
- Noise: depending on the inertia disk it will be more or less silent.
- Extras: although their operation is similar, each model has some extra that can help you make the final decision.
Types of cycling rollers
When it comes to cycling rollers, there are two main types that can be differentiated; smart rollers and roller rollers.
Smart rollers there are two ways to install them: Hook them onto the front and back of your bike wheel without removing it. Other rollers involve removing your rear wheel and installing the smart roller. On the other hand, the rollers, or basic training devices, allow you to pedal with total freedom so you can perfect your coordination and technique, or simply to enjoy a good training session. The best known brands of rollers are Tacx cycling rollers and Zycle cycling rollers, both with a long history that guarantees their quality and that is why they are leaders in the market of smart rollers.
Fixed roller vs roller: which one to choose?
Choosing one type of roller or the other, or opting for cycling rollers, will depend on what you're looking to achieve. If you want a quiet, precise, powerful and high-performance bike workout from home, the roller is the best option. You'll get the same feeling as if you're training on the street or mountain. On the other hand, if you want to perfect the technique you have on the street and want to avoid having to install a roller, simply place your bike on the roller mechanism and you can train. You have full control at all times and the advanced rollers are able to absorb forward and reverse accelerations so you can pedal hard while staying in place. As for the space they occupy, both have an increasingly reduced size, however the roller roller is a flatter structure that is easily stored horizontally. On the other hand, the smart rollers are usually a little taller but their size is not excessive. Both devices guarantee total safety during training and with both wheels attached, you will be able to train steadily without falling. Both devices guarantee total safety during training and with both wheels attached, you will be able to train steadily without falling. Finally, the most differentiating factor between both types of devices is their connectivity, most of our rollers are smart and compatible with well-known training Apps, however, there are also movement platforms that do not have connectivity, as well as rollers or fixed rollers that do not have integrated bluetooth. Think about the pros and cons of each type of roller and get the one that best fits what you are looking for. If you still have any doubts you can contact us and we will be happy to advise you.