Nashbar Parabolic Rollers

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Nashbar Parabolic Rollers

Have you ever been envious of a rider's silky smooth cadence? We'd wager big bucks it came from riding rollers. And with the Nashbar Parabolic Rollers you'll have the perfect means to sharpen fitness, improve bike handling skills, as well as eliminate any roughness from your pedal stroke. As an added bonus, especially for those totally new to roller riding, the parabolic-shaped drums with ramped edges are the ideal introduction as their design makes it quite easy to stay in the center of the rollers while riding. Sealed bearings ensure super smooth operation while still being quiet enough to enjoy your favorite tunes or videos without cranking the volume. But don't think of using rollers just for indoor training, take them to a race and find out how awesome they are for getting warmed up!

Riding rollers is a perfect way to keep your mind occupied and engaged throughout a workout - balance and riding in a straight line are key - while the fitness and buttery pedal stroke will pay dividends when you hit the roads or trails outdoors.

  • Parabolic shape of the roller drums makes it easier to stay in the center of the rollers
  • Sealed bearings guarantee a smooth, efficient pedaling action that more closely simulates riding on the road than other rollers do
  • Lightweight design folds up easily for storage and transport
  • Fits wheelbases from 37" to 43"

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Nashbar Parabolic Rollers
  • MATERIAL PVC drums
  • TYPE Rollers
  • ADJUSTMENTS Wheelbase
  • FOLDING Yes
  • SKEWER INCLUDED N/A
  • WHEEL SIZES Fits wheelbases from 37-43"
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Parabolic Rollers
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install and use (16)
  • Stable (15)
  • Adjustable (9)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road bikes (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (15), Casual/ recreational (4), Competitive cyclist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great value - quality product

    By Bobby_Mo

    from NYC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Easy to Install and Use
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Your Wife Will Be Mad

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes

    Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

    Great bargain for the price, especially if you can get it on sale. Very evident that the product is quality made. Very easy to set up; you only need an adjustible wrench and a tape measure (to measure your wheelbase). Sets up in five minutes and then you are ready to roll.

    Like all rollers, it takes practice to get the extra balance needed, but don't be disuaded. The parabolic roller 'edges' are great, and help you to stay centered, especially if you are a novice. Yes, your wife will be mad because now you will spend more time on the bike; and set it up in the living room. At least you will improve your cardio so the incessent nagging won't kill you. Can't say that much about the durability yet; but the unit is definitely solidly built. Strongly suggest you buy it, if you are thinking about it.

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    5.0

    So far so good

    By Jason

    from Miami Beach, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Install and Use
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

        It took me about 20 minutes to get the hang of it, but then it became second nature. It folds up for storage. Very stable. Smooth ride.

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        2.0

        Plastic hinges break

        By DrSmile

        from New York, NY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Large Rollers

        Cons

        • Plastic Hinges
        • Rust Prone Nuts And Bolts

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

          After 2 years of frequent use, the plastic hinges broke. If you don't ride or sweat on these a lot I'm sure they'd last a lot longer. I put a few thousand miles on them for sure. If the hinges were metal and the nuts and bolts were stainless this would be a bargain. Nashbar did say they would give me a gift card for the purchase price if I sent them back, but I chose to make my own frame from wood instead.

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          5.0

          Fantastic!

          By KW

          from St Louis, MO

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Durable
          • Easy to Install and Use
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

              Day 1 was a little hard to use...had to build some confidence. Day 2...much better, rode for about 15 minutes. I've now had these rollers almost a month and ride them pretty much an hour to an hour and a half every day. I'll be in much better shape in March when I can get outside!

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              4.0

              Great stuff high quality product

              By Pedalin Dave

              from Lancaster, Pa

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install and Use
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Bikes

                Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

                I use this in my basement when the weather outside is not good for riding. Far more engaging and entertaining that a stationary trainer. The parabolic shape has saved me from more than a few possible spills, great product easy to learn on

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                5.0

                Easy....

                By Bruno

                from CT

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Easy to Install and Use
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Bikes

                  Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

                  I was skeptical at first...I bought my first road bike spring of 2013 and was only able to log about 125 miles on the road (I do hit the trails as well on the mountain bike and was pressured to buy a road bike) but getting on these was literally a 2 minute learning curve. I set it up in the basement in a door way and rode the first few miles with just regular shoes...now I ride clipped in and I even set up an old tube tv about 6 feet in front of me to help pass the time. Setup was quick...had to move the front roller foward, feels durable, rides smooth...keep the tires above 100psi. When you get close to the edge of the rollers you'll hear it as its a smooth finish and the rubber from the tire will squeel/squelch. Over all I'm happy and hope to benefit from them over the winter season.

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                  4.0

                  Great Product!

                  By MattK

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install and Use
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

                      Very easy to set up. Since this is my first experience with a trainer, there's a bit of a learning curve to riding on it. I've found the flanges on the rollers help me stay on. Adjusting the size is easy, but do take note of the maximum wheelbase.

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                      4.0

                      Great buy

                      By pennytone

                      from flushing toilet NY

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Easy to Install and Use
                      • No assembly required
                      • Quiet
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

                          This is my first time ever using rollers so I don't have anything to compare it to. I have no complaints about this item, they are quiet which is important to me because I live in an apartment building. They also come fully assembled, the spacing was perfect for my bike, I ride a 52 but the rollers are adjustable for a very wide range of sizes.

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                          5.0

                          Great value for money

                          By Russ dar

                          from St louis

                          About Me Avid Cyclist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Easy to Install and Use
                          • Stable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Mountain Bikes
                            • Road Bikes

                            Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

                            Great product reasonably priced was easy to set up , rollers take a little getting used to but after a couple of hours not bad at all , these are good rollers for a beginner who would rather be outside but can now ride inside

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                            5.0

                            Great Rollers

                            By Jim E

                            from Grottoes Va

                            About Me Competitive Cyclist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Smooth Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Bikes

                              Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

                              These rollers are perfect! I get a great workout AND improve form without traffic and hill hassles. Any instability or lacking in form are the part of the rider... Not these rollers. Take the time to learn to use them. I'm glad I did!

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