Amazing trainer rollers from Tacx so good they move with you!
These revolutionary Tacx rollers move with the rider. He can make sprints, stretch his legs and stand on the pedals without having to be afraid to fall. He can move more freely, because training on the Galaxia approaches the natural feeling of the road. 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.
The Galaxia ‘swing system’ might look a little unsteady at first sight, but it has the opposite effect: thanks to this novelty the rider can stay on the rollers more easily.
The rollers move with the rider.
Stable rollers allowing you to move freeely
Thanks to the kinetic energy that is created during acceleration, the trainer moves forward.
When slowing down, the trainer moves backward again.
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Have always had turbo trainers before but, after doing some research, thought I'd try some rollers. What a difference! A little hard to get used to initially - do set them up in a doorway as there is a distinct possibility you will fall off - but was comfortable after 30 minutes. Took 10 minutes to assemble with the supplied tools but note you'll need a tape measure to ensure the distance between rollers is right for your bike. Quiet (compared to a turbo trainer) and smooth and the unique "rocking motion" when you shift your weight or put the hammer down really does work and is much better than purely static units. Would have been five stars if there had been more anti-roll off protection (e.g. a bigger lip on the rollers as with some other models) to provide more confidence on initial start up otherwise excellent and recommended.
Solid rollers. Very easy set up, highly recommend, you won`t be sorry. First time ordering from Merlin, very prompt service and delivery to Ireland. Since ordered more items. Very pleased. Nuff said
Scary at first but 10mins on them theyare fab work up a sweat in mins. Built well. Easy to set up. Love this product full body workout. Better than the rest.
Super product and great for leg spinning high cadence sessions
Decided indoor rollers would be worth trying instead of garage fixed turbo in cold weather. Saw Galaxia video. The product is superb, does everything I hoped for. After just a few minutes I felt very comfortable on it, even cleated in. On the second use I was sprinting at 40mph! The rocker system works well. Easy to put together. Best used where you have a narrow area eg doorway or wall to help "bounce" you back, if needed.
Fast delivery. The rollers are easy to put together and set up. They take a bit of getting used to but over time you get a good work out from them
Very tricky to use at first and nearly gave up, but after a few false starts really pleased with it. Make sure you are in a doorway for the first few times you use it
Good rollers - I can get these up to 240 watts with 100 RPM... so that is about it. If you need more watt, you probably need rollers with resistance.
I saw my brother in-law at x max and discussed "rollers" with him after viewing them on youtube. He said he borrowed one and found it very hard to use as a lot of concentration was needed to stay balanced although, he found his cadence and hill claiming ability improved. I decided to invest in the Tacx Galaxia and took a little bit of effort getting use too. Better to use between door aperture, at very least by a wall. 3 x 15 min stints and extreme balance is needed at first, but found it helped as balance/confidence was greatly improved when riding on road and my cadence as gone up like crazy. The movement on the Galaxia additional rollers made it feel more "road" like. Wonderful bit of kit
I was happy with the very speedy delivery and price offered by Merlin Cycles. I had them within a few days of placing my order.
The rollers are easy enough to set up but I found that the supplied instructions could be more informative for people not used to rollers.
The rollers just fit my bike which is a Giant TCR Road bike with a medium frame. If you have a smaller bike with a shorter wheelbase you might just make sure they will work for you before buying them.
The one problem I have had with these rollers is that I sometimes come off the back of them especially if I am trying to ride out of the saddle. I am using these rollers on a tiled floor so maybe this is a bit slippery and allows the frame of the rollers to slide forward. I have tried using a mat underneath the rollers but this tends to bunch up with the motion of the rollers and rubs against the band which then makes a lot of noise. This did not happen with an Elite roller that I tried before purchasing the Tacx Galaxia.
These rollers are also trickier to stay in the centered on when riding with one hand on the bars to take a drink or whatever. I was able to do this on the Elite brand after a few sessions. After about 10 hours on the Galaxia I am unable to take a hand off the bars for more than a few seconds.
The rollers provide a decent workout and you can really feel it in your legs when you are trying to spin your highest gear for a long period of time. They are mostly suited for cardio work and high cadence riding in lower gears as they don't have any extra resistance. I found that if you really try and push yourself and get upto speeds of 60kph plus things become quite unstable and you will be almost spinning out of the gear and bouncing out of the saddle. I find that the workout requires a lot of
concentration and this keeps you interested as you are not just sitting there turning the pedals like on a turbo trainer.
Overall I would recommend these rollers and Merlin Cycles were priced keenly and less expensive than some of the other online suppliers. I think the Galaxia model offers more options once you have mastered riding on them. I am still riding with a wall on one side and countertop on the other side until I become more comfortable on them.
Decided on the Galaxia rollers after seeing the deal Merlin were offering online over the basic rollers and really pleased with them. So easy to assemble my 14yr old son built them and they fold nice and compact. They take a bit of getting used to but after 3 half hour sessions I felt comfortable with them ( they do feel alien at first! ) they ARE going to be a great winter training aid for me though. Well done Tacx and Merlin!.
These are my 1st set of rollers & I'm impressed. Easy to set up, did take some getting used to though as I hadn't used rollers before. Good build quality as well.
Ordered an item from your shop at price no one else could come close to. Placed the order on Friday, shipped free to the USA and arrived the next Monday. Unbelievable!
These are my first set of rollers and like a lot of other people I was able to get going fairly comfortably within 15 minutes. After three hours I can watch TV, grab my bidon and wipe my brow with a towel. I haven't been brave enough to get out of the saddle yet but I'll be able to do this soon with practice. The rocking motion works really well and at high cadence you still get plenty of feedback to improve your pedaling action. On the downside the frame is a lightweight plastic and doesn't feel very strong to stand on to mount the rollers without the aid of a step. It also doesn't extend far enough to accommodate my medium 29er mtb which I feel would help me practice mounting and getting out of the saddle. They're a great product that I highly recommend.