Tacx Antares Rollers Bike Trainer

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Tacx Antares Rollers Bike Trainer - was $309, now $289! Where a smart trainer may be fun to use and gain fitness, rollers will actually help you develop your style. You virtually cannot use rollers unless you have a reasonable level of co-ordination. It will certainly refine both technique and style. Also great for pre ride warm ups, or post ride cool down.

 

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Tacx Antares Rollers Bike Trainer

Where a smart trainer may be fun to use and gain fitness, rollers will actually help you develop your style. 

You virtually cannot use rollers unless you have a reasonable level of coordination. It will certainly refine both technique and style. Also great for pre-ride warm-ups, or post ride cooldown.

Rollers help develop smooth, even pedalling style, improve balance and general bike handling skills.

Dr Jamie Pringle, senior physiologist at the English Institute of Sport, sees this as a major benefit. “Pedalling style is a major component of fitness,” he says. “An efficient pedal stroke ensures that the delivery of force is economical. This, not engine size, is what differentiates a pro from an elite or first category rider. On a turbo you can get away with mindlessly mashing the pedals. On rollers, you can’t.”

The technique:

Set up the rollers near a wall or doorway. Position the bike up with the wheels centred on the rollers. Start off in a moderate gear and concentrate on looking ahead, not the rollers, just as you would on the road. It is similar to ridng on the road, slow speeds make balance more difficult.

Once you have your balance let go and just focus on a smooth style and keep looking ahead, increasing speed gradually. To stop just ease off gradually then reach for the support

It would be beneficial to combine indoor training on both rollers and a good fluid trainer, it would help you gain both strength and an efficient style.

NB If this is difficult to master, it indicates that you have more to gain by persisting.

TacX Antares Roller Trainer​

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