New ultra-compact rollers launched by Elite

New rollers designed for increased safety and realism

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Elite’s new Quick-Motion rollers won a gold award at Eurobike this year. As well as folding away into a really compact package for storage, they have innovative features, which Elite says bring a new level of excitement and reality to indoor training.

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The Quick-Motion rollers come with three levels of magnetic resistance. These are designed to simulate flat rides and climbing. Resistance level is changed using an adjustment lever built into the top of the frame.

Rollers are designed to absorb inertia and increase stability

Rollers are designed to absorb inertia and increase stability
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There’s a single beam connector between the two halves of the rollers. Elite calls this its longitudinal oscillating system and it’s designed to absorb inertia generated by the rider’s movements. It says it also increases stability and ease of use and ensures maximum safety even when doing sprint intervals and at high speed.

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Elite’s rollers are 85mm in diameter and have a parabolic section with the ends increasing in diameter to 100mm, leading to self-centring of the bike’s wheels in the during use and assisting control.

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The antistatic plastic coated roller surface is also claimed to reduce noise in use and tyre wear. There are maintenance-free sealed bearings and the rollers are assembled using stainless steel screws, so corrosion from sweat should not be an issue.

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The distance between the Quick-Motion’s rollers can be adjusted through 11 positions, so Elite says they’re good for both road and mountain bikes with a wide range of geometries. There’s also compatibility with a range of training apps including TrainerRoad. List price of the Quick-Motion (opens in new tab) rollers from UK distributor Madison (opens in new tab) is £374.99.

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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.