Kreitler Challenger Rollers

4.75/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $264.00

Product Description

When it comes to training indoors, rollers are without equal in improving your spin, balance and form. Kreitler's whisper quiet and silky smooth rollers are the choice of those in the know. Challenger rollers with 3.0" drums.

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 5 (12 Reviews Total) | Next 5

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by grayhair46 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2010

Strengths:    Reliable, smooth, quiet (except for the Headwind unit)

Weaknesses:    Headwind unit is loud. As with any trainer, keep children and pets away when you are riding on a trainer

Bottom Line:   
Bought these rollers in 1990. I am riding with 2 flywheels, and sometimes hook up the Headwind unit. These rollers are smooth, quiet, and much easier to bear than any standard trainer. Just replace the belts once every three years and repaint the rails once every 5 years, and they will last a lifetime.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   mtn road granby CT

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Minoura rollers (ugh), Kurt Kinetic, the original RacerMate

Bike Setup:   Rusty old Trek for the rollers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by civil820 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2009

Strengths:    Well designed, no nonsense. Basic frame and rollers - very well made.

Weaknesses:    None. No bells and whistles.

Bottom Line:   
Own a trainer and was looking for a way to breath life into my winter work outs. Shopped around and decided to spend a little more for the Kreitlers. Well worth the money - the drums are whisper quiet, well made. Stands up to my 200 pounds without a hint of a problem.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   North Shore

Price Paid:    $285.00

Purchased At:   On line

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Specialized

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by whynotvw a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2008

Strengths:    Smooth, reliable, easy to set up and store. Easy on your frame.

Weaknesses:    none so far.

Bottom Line:   
I've been using it for about 5 years now. Worth every penny, not one problem since new. I'm very pleased with this product. Very smooth, quiet, easy to set up,(5 seconds ) and easy to store.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   all

Purchased At:   internet

Bike Setup:   Merlin extralight, dura ace, ksyrium

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MJCBH a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2006

Strengths:    Quiet, smooth, forces you to stay attentive (or they'll throw you off!). Quick set up - just unfold 'em and throw your bike on and your off.

Weaknesses:    Feel's wobbly and "flimsy" when folded up during transport, etc. but that does not reflect on the performance of these at all.

Bottom Line:   
Rollers are amazing compared to a stationary trainer. After reading the reviews and asking around I decided to go with the Kreitler's and do not regret it one bit. I would say that I already have gotten my money out of them this winter. As mentioned in previous posts, it's nice to be able to jump on these for 20 miles after work (great for fitness and form). I was a little surprised at how "flimsy" they felt when folded up (and the apparent "lack of material" for the price but their performance has been perfect. I'm definetely glad that I spent the extra cash for the Kreitler's, as I have put over 300 miles on them and they are still smooth and quiet as new.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   Alpine Loop

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Minoura trainers

Bike Setup:   '04 Trek 5200 - mostly stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by utahfan a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2005

Strengths:    quiet
not as hard on frame as trainers

Weaknesses:    Killer Headwind a wee bit noisy

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic rollers! I crank out a quick 10-15 miles on these babies every morning rather than braving the icy winter streets. Unbeleivably quiet on their own; not so much once I added the aptly-named "Killer Headwind". My balance and form has improved amazingly since using these. A wee bit hard to get used to the first couple of rides so set them up in a doorway. (I quickly learned that 20 mph is pretty darn fast when you're suddenly doing it in your family room!)

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   Millcreek Canyon

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   various stationary trainers

Bike Setup:   trek 5200 USPS colors

Reviews 1 - 5 (12 Reviews Total) | Next 5

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating