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Roller Tacx Galaxia 2016
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- Thanks to the kinetic energy that is created during accelerating, the trainer moves forward. When slowing down, the trainer moves backward again. This invention is so unique that is has been patented by Tacx
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|Item Dimensions||2.95 x 4.92 x 14.17 inches|
|Item Weight||0.01 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||22.3 pounds|
it tracx galaxy is the closest thing to train on the road from your own home. thanks to its revolutionary oscillating part, although at first sight it may seem otherwise tracx galaxy provides incredible stability on the bike. this swing makes roll move harmonically with the cyclist and his pedaling, allowing great freedom of movement without danger this fall. the kinetic energy generated during acceleration make roll moves forward, and when speed decreases the roller leans back automatically. stability is the obsession of tacx on its rolls, and with the galaxy have reached high levels in this regard. its patented system of rolling and its resistant base allows roll very stably. furthermore, tacx galaxy roller can be folded up to the 80 cm so it is easy to transport. features: -oscillating system for greater stability on rollers. -balancing system to look more like training in road. -forward motion during acceleration and back when the speed decreases. -harmonic motion of the roller and the cyclist. -great freedom of movement. -resistant base. -folding to 80 cm, easy to carry.
Top customer reviews
That being said, I still love these rollers. I've tried stationary ones before and can say the fore-and-aft movement makes a difference in stability while riding. There is still a learning curve, but it's a lower curve because of the movement. And more about that movement, you can adjust the tension on the "spring" rocker in case you think it's too strong or too soft. I never had to do this, it seemed just right for me.
As mentioned earlier, the missing parts! Yes, probably a big deal. Each arm has a lever adjustment which serves as a friction tension to hold the arm in place while adjusting their length. This friction is not enough to hold them securely in place on their own. Since the spring loaded adjustment pegs were missing the arms would not stay the same length (I did not realize this at first). What I found was as I was riding, they came ever so slightly out of adjustment. When that happens the rear wheel would start tracking slightly off kilter. After a lot of head scratching I figured out the problem and was able to concoct a solution. Yes, the internal spring loaded "peg balls" were missing!! What I did was stick some improvised metal pegs (I used a couple old IKEA hex wrenches with duct tape!) into the holes in each arm so their length would remain static. That solved the problem for me .. and hopefully would serve as a word of caution if you want to buy them. If this had not been an issue, I would have given the rollers 5 stars.
One other thing about proper arm length which they don't stress enough in my opinion - make certain the front roller is pulled out enough such that the axel of your bike's front wheel is between the front and rear rollers. If the axel is perpendicular or worse, outside of the front roller, it will effect the stability of riding them.
In conclusion, with proper slight modification, these rollers are fantastic. They are a little more costly then many static rollers but worth the price, especially when compared with the expensive e-motion rollers.
Now for the bad, the rollers on both the Galaxia and the Antares are easy to scratch, the light weight of the rollers means they slow down really fast making maintaining power through the pedal stroke incredibly important. Also the rollers are on the large side meaning your that much farther off the ground.