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Featured User Review: Inside Ride eMotion Roller System
by off-camber

Price: $650.00 at ebay
Overall Rating: 5 of 5
Value Rating: 5 of 5

Summary:
I’ve had very little experience on rollers prior to getting the e-motions. I did my homework and looked at a number of different options for winter training. Because of the resistance, these won over several other fantastic rollers.

I did not expect that I would be doing intervals, sprint work and climbing on these rollers… but with my power tap, it is now the only thing I need to train through the winter. The e-motion rollers saved my winter training – bottom line. I have hammered on these things for 2 years, and they are still quiet, smooth and I look forward to riding them, whereas my trainer was looking more like some cruel torture device after 1 month.


I was asked if I rode a regular set of rollers, would the skills be transferable from the floating rollers – yep. I mount fixed rollers with a little more than one pedal stroke – I’m more attentive, but that is it. An added benefit that I noticed is that my core strength on the bike is improved in the spring. Definitely worth the extra cash if you want what I think is the best off-season training tool out there.

Strengths:

  • Variable resistance
  • Smooth bearings
  • Well designed and excellent machining
  • Seemingly bombproof
  • Able to crank out wattage which almost matches wattage put out on the road.
  • Quiet
  • Best thing to match road feel while riding inside

Weaknesses:
These are a wish list rather than weaknesses: If it could be engineered; wattage and remote resistance variation would make this thing absolutely complete.

Similar Products Used:
TrueTrainer, Tacx rollers, other various rollers.
Computrainer, Tacx trainers, other trainers.

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About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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