I bought these in July 2021, but didn't start seriously using the rollers until October 2021. As with most new riders on rollers the initial learning curve was steep. If I let me focus slip for even a second I was going down unless I could quickly grab something (the advice to start riding in a doorway is good). You will be frustrated. You will think you have made a mistake and you'll never get the hang of rollers. You may even think that you'll never try it again and now you need to sell this monstrosity. My advice: don't give up.
I was ready to throw in the towel after the first ride. My daughter said it looked like I was using a torture device. I stuck with it and then I actually started looking forward to the roller sessions. I still couldn't take my hands off the hoods without wildly swinging the front end and riding off the rollers. I'm at the point now where I can pull out a water bottle for a drink and stand for extended periods of time. I no longer need a wall to start and stop. I don't have to concentrate super hard to stay on the rollers - it's all more natural and that's after only maybe 3 months of serious use.
Rollers are great, in my opinion, but the Tacx Galaxia Rollers are not anywhere near perfect. First, they are LOUD. My wife complained from the other room that she couldn't hear the TV. I don't know if I just have a bad set, but I've read some of these reviews that state they aren't very loud and I'm flabbergasted.
Second, there is some strange whitish powder or rubbings at the end of each roller. My trainer mat has this powdery white residue at each spot where a roller sits. The first time I saw it I thought I'd gotten a hole in my tubeless setup, but it's definitely not that - it's coming from the rollers and I have no idea what it is. I've only put about 800 miles on these things so I'm not sure what the longevity will be.
Third, something broke off _inside_ one of the rollers. How does that even happen? I don't mistreat the rollers, I carefully store them when they're not in use. I can now hear a bit of plastic rattling around inside one of the rollers. Again, I don't know if this will affect the longevity.
Fourth, the only way to vary resistance is to decrease your tire pressure. Not a big deal, and you typically run at lower pressure with a tubeless setup, but if you are serious about using these in an indoor training regimen I think you'll be disappointed. If you run at 120psi you will max out and just be spinning at 150W. I guess if you want to use these for recovery rides they would be perfect in that respect, but for all around training they just won't suffice.
In conclusion, I think these are an OK set of rollers. I have no issues standing or sprinting so I guess that means the Swing System is working. I haven't used any other rollers so I don't have a good basis for comparison. These do help you to focus on riding shape and form - using these rollers I was able to get my form to the point where I've eliminated all hand numbness. I think that alone justifies the rollers for me. They really let you build core strength where a fixed trainer may not. For long term all around training I don't think you can beat a direct drive trainer, but for a quick recovery ride or if you don't feel like mounting the bike on a rainy day these get the job done.
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