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
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install and use (23)
  • Stable (22)
  • Adjustable (13)
  • Durable (13)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (19)
  • Mountain bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (21), Casual/ recreational (6), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

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5.0

Great training tool

By Kevster

from Washington State

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Easy to Install and Use
  • Forces You To Balance
  • Stable

Cons

  • Requires Full Attention

Best Uses

  • Improving Technique
  • Road Bikes

Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

These are great. Increase your resistance by just up shifting. It forces you to learn to be smooth and keep your upper body quiet. The parabolic edges help keep you on the drums, but if you are sloppy you will still have trouble. I put it next to a work table to help me get started. Great bang for the buck. I use some spin videos from YouTube to help me do interval workouts indoors until it warms up a little more.

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5.0

Newbie to Rollers

By SoleSoulSearch

from Kansas City

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install and Use
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes

    Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

    A great product and at a great price. I shopped a lot for this purchase and it took me a long time to decide. I opened it, set it up and started using in just a matter of minutes. Now it is my go too piece of indoor equipment.

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    5.0

    Sweatfest 2015!

    By Vegan Greenwood

    from Evansville, IN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install and Use
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes

      Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

      These are awesome! They're my first rollers and it only took me 10 minutes to get used to them, I still use the wall when getting on the bike so I can clip in but as soon as I start pedaling I let go. It's very comfortable to ride on, I have them sitting on a board of plywood in my bedroom. They don't seem to be very loud either. I think they're perfect!! I love using them before work to get my lymph pumped and sweat out :). I'm using a size 54 2015 Specialized Allez on them and have had no problems at all.

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      5.0

      Great

      By S-Works

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

        Great piece of equipment. Setup took five minutes. Used 5 or 6 times and an awesome workout. Parabolic rollers are great (and much safer) for beginners.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Good for Bad Weather Riding

        By Kona Zing

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Easy to Install and Use
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Chatters

        Best Uses

        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

        These rollers are a great way to keep on the bike when weather doesn't permit. I have been using them daily all winter and have enjoyed the workout. The only issue I have with them is they have a chatter that comes and goes when riding at the center of the rollers. I don't know if there is a balance issue, an out of round issue, or a natural frequency issue, but the rollers will cause a chatter that lasts for 30 seconds or so then goes away then returns, on and on. Riding close to the edge or the roller reduces the chatter but also limits the useable area of the rollers. Other than that, I have no complaints, and I would have rated them higher otherwise.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Nashbar Parabolic Rollers

        By DKL

        from LA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Bikes
          • Road Bikes

          Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

          This is my first foray into rollers. The parabolic shape seems to help keep my on course. They are smooth and quiet and I enjoy using them much more than my indoor trainer.

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          • No

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          5.0

          hard to beat for the dollar value

          By obed

          from houston, tx

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Bikes

            Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

            I have two sets of rollers at home that cost quite a bit more, the wife and I use them.
            I wanted a set of rollers to keep at the office and saw this one, figured for office use it would do just fine...
            it is much better quality than I was expecting....unpack, unfold, set the front roller to your bikes length, hook up the band to the front roller and ride... quick and easy...you will not do better for money

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            3.0

            Not Ideal for Mtn Bike

            By Giant Cliff

            from NH

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Set Up
            • Good Workout
            • Seems Durable

            Cons

            • Doesn't Work With My Bike

            Best Uses

            • Road Bikes

            Comments about Nashbar Parabolic Rollers:

            Take this as a whine or constructive criticism. . . I am a mountain biker and ride 2-3 times a week usually 8-10 miles a ride. I am not used to spinning at high speed for any duration of time as the trails I ride are more technical. I thought the rollers would improve my pedal speed and balance over the winter. However, although my FS 29" mountain bike "fits" on the rollers they are maxed out. It is a bit unwieldy even with slicks. Definitely not ideal, but I thought I would get away with it. The FS creates some bob as expected even when locked out which throws off your balance. However, my biggest complaint is that there is no warm up time on these things. You have to maintain a decent pace to stay upright out of the gate. I feel like I am in sprint mode the entire time. I hate stationary bikes, but at least you can ease into your workout. With that said, it is a heck of a workout. You will break a sweat.

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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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