ELITE NERO INTERACTIVE ROLLERS
by Larisa Chinces
by Larisa Chinces
I could not believe it when the boxes arrived from Elite. On a scale of 1 to 10, it was definitely 11 and I was elated. Writing for Pedalnorth, we work with lots of brands, but I’m really pleased and excited about the project with Elite. I have the top of the range Elite Nero rollers, which are fully interactive, and the Direto XR interactive trainer too. Having not used the rollers much before, I am going to try the Nero rollers first – plus, they look awesome 🙂
Set up is quite easy, and you need to register with the Elite app “My E-Training” and configure the rollers to the app. Once it’s set up, you can go to the options on the “My E-Training. “ creating a map route is easy and you’re soon ready to ride. In terms of the quality of the Elite Nero rollers, they exceed my expectations in every way and in every detail. The materials and everything are simply very well engineered and it looks like a quality product.
In use, the Nero rollers are truly amazing and unique, and the movement compensates for the motion of the rider, making it a whole new experience. They are super smooth and easy. So far, I’ve been using them not interactively, as I get used to using them and the motion itself. The rollers have a step that Elite have designed in helps you to get on and off easily.
Using the Nero rollers, its easier if you lose your balance, because of the 4 platforms underneath on which the rollers move – yes move! If you lose your balance, the rollers get you back on track immediately by compensating for your movement, as the rollers adjusts on the platforms. These extra stability platforms really help beginners, as the compensating motion helps keep them pedalling and not falling, ensuring that it’s much more easier for them to get used to them without mishaps! Having previously used non parabolic rollers, the Elite Nero rollers also helps by using a parabolic roller design, keeping you in the middle and safe, so for a beginner… and for me 🙂 it is very useful. There’s so much thought gone into the design of the Nero and it shows in how easily it is and how addictive 🙂
*Click the Instragram video here and watch Larisa using the Elte Nero rollers 🙂
I really do enjoy this alternative type of training on rollers, because it’s more challenging for me than sitting on a static trainer and it improves my balance control on the bike. It’s also good for training the core stabilization muscles. I’ve ridden on the Elite Nero rollers lots of times since the kit arrived for testing, and enjoyed it every time. When I have to train, I just put it in the spot I want to train, set it up very easily and quickly, get on it and voila! It’s just as easy as it sounds to store due to its folding properties too. I’m also pleased because when race season begins again, I can also put it in the car and transport it to use it for warmup before a race.
I’ll be using the Nero rollers interactively now that I’m getting used to them, so stay tuned for the next article in which I’m gonna talk about how to use it and how to connect it to the app.
The Elite Nero Rollers fold up small and are easy to store and carry around. It’s simply a quick action to then set them up and connect the cable. Take a look at the Elite website by Clicking Here