Tacx Galaxia Rollers Bike Trainer

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Using conical rollers and the patented Galaxia system, it is much easier to use than the rollers of old, but still retains the benefits in technique that the rider develops with the use of rollers.

 

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TacX Galaxia Rollers Bike Trainer

Rollers used to be a real challenge to operate, but Tacx have developed their rollers to be much more "user-friendly"

Using conical rollers and the patented Galaxia system, it is much easier to use than the rollers of old, but still retains the benefits in technique that the rider develops with the use of rollers.

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

Dr Jamie Pringle, a 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 (front wheel should be about 20mm behind the front roller). Start off in a moderate gear and concentrate on looking ahead, not the rollers, just as you would on the road. Once you have your balance gradually let go and just focus on a smooth style and keep looking ahead, increasing speed gradually. To stop just ease off gradually the reach for the support. Don't be put off if you cannot let go in the first session, and it may be better not to attempt to use clip in pedals until you have achieved a level of confidence.

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