Elite Arion Folding Rollers with Mag Resistance Review: 5 Reasons To Buy / Not Buy
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If you’re looking for a set of rollers that will allow you to complete a wide variety of sessions then you’ll not go far wrong with the Elite Arion.
With three resistance settings available, you can perfectly match resistance to sessions – this is especially useful when you want to crank out the watts.
In this Elite Arion Folding Rollers with Mag Resistance review we put the rollers through their paces and see if they’re a solid choice for indoor bike training.
We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what we found:
5 reasons to buy
- Really easy to set up
- Smooth pedaling
- Three resistance settings make it possible to
- Works well with TrainerRoad
- Great value for money
2 reasons not to buy
- Some users have complained that as the rollers aren’t round, they caused bike vibration.
- A few cases of cracks appearing in the front roller after use
Elite Arion Folding Rollers with Mag Resistance Review
One of the major downsides to riding rollers is that if you want to start interval training on them it can be difficult as even in the biggest gear, your legs will soon be spinning out due to a lack of resistance to push against.
The Elite Arion Folding Rollers come with 3 different resistance levels for you to choose from, making them an ideal choice if you plan on riding them for interval sessions.
Once you’re done with your session, the Elite Arion Folding Rollers fold away nicely making them really easy to store.
Are they any good? Let’s find out!
Given how simple rollers are as a piece of engineering they are by their very nature pretty simple to setup.
The Elite Arion Folding Rollers are no different.
Simply take them out the box, unfold them, set the front wheel to the correct position for your wheel base (10 different positions are available) and away you go.
The parabolic rollers have an 85mm diameter in the center and 100mm at the sides which makes the Elite Arion relatively easy to ride in a central position.
Resistance is adjusted by using a sliding leaver on the side of the unit. What this does mean however is that it’s not possible to adjust the resistance while your riding the rollers.
We found the Elite Arion Folding Rollers to be quiet when in use and while some reviewers have commented on bike vibration, we didn’t find this to be the case in fact these were one of the best bike rollers when it comes to noise.
That said, if you’re riding the Elite Arion on a 29er without slicks then you’ll probably hear it more!
At 9.7kg, the Elite Arion Folding Rollers feels robust meaning you’ll be using these as part of your bike training for years to come.
The parabolic rollers are solid, bearings smooth and the frame feels well made.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking looking for a bike roller that’s going to let you complete a number of different settings without spinning your legs out then the Elite Arion could be for you.
While our Elite Arion review didn’t include this, Elite have brought out a number of additional items that can help turn this into a smart trainer – perfect for adding additional interaction and training feedback.