American Classic Rollers Trainer

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $269.95

Product Description

  • Bearings: 6001 Double sealed cartridge
  • Wheelbase: 37" to 41.5" adjustable
  • Warranty: Drums: 10 years, Belts: Lifetime
  • 4-Drum Roller available for $329.95

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by doug

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

    Strengths:    great for balancing leg spin and smoothness.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Have an American Classic rollers trainer with the double roller front (four rollers) for sale in perfect condition. I moved to Ca. years ago so the roller trainer has just been sitting. The first $99.00 takes it and this includes a brand new drive belt!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ddfisch a Racer from Ecublens, Vaud Switzerland

    Date Reviewed: November 7, 2009

    Strengths:    resistance matches bike ride feel, great for balance, feels like you're really riding

    Weaknesses:    Noise

    Bottom Line:   
    Great feel. Took about 5 minutes to get used to the sensation of pedaling on ice! I was pleasantly surprised at the level of resistance it provided, yet the ride feels smooth and solid. I did snap one of the connecting bands that turn the front rollers, but considering the age of the unit, I'm not too concerned. For now it's working well with just one band and I'm super motivated to either repair or replace the 2nd one!

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    Favorite Trail:   la Venoge

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Gift

    Similar Products Used:   Elite Fluid trainer

    Bike Setup:   Douglas Fusion, Ultegra

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by scott summers a Racer from goldsboro nc wayne

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 2008

    Strengths:    I've been riding and training on my American Classics since 1993 and after all these years I still Love them. When I ride them I do so for an hour at a time. I have the classics with the 2 small rollers in the front. I think they have the closest road like feel an indoor trainer can provide. The rollers I have are getting kind of raggid now and plan to purchase another set real soon. I recommend them to anyone that wants to better there fitness, spin and overall bike handling skills.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    by far the best ever

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $269.00

    Purchased At:   alaska

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   road

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Victoria, BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 28, 2004

    Strengths:    I bought this unit (American Hybrid Classic Bike Rollers- the type with 2 small rollers for the front wheel) on eBay recently and have only spent a few minutes using them.

    Just wanted to mention that American Classic no longer makes these units ("stopped making them years ago and no longer honor warranty"- according to email from company rep).

    Also, the smaller front rollers do provide more resistance than the usual larger roller, which may suit some folks.

    I have used rollers before (sold 'em when I moved) and generally found that everything is more manageable if the bike wheels are spinning fairly rapidly. Thus I prefer hard tires and low roller resistance.

    There is a well-designed 'bike support' which locks the front of the bike via handlebar clamps and fork positioning bars which turns the rollers into the equivalent of a stationary trainer- good for one leg pedalling and such things.

    Main rollers seem well built, but time will tell. I'm waiting for the weather to turn nasty before I pedal indoors!

    Weaknesses:    No warranty- company no longer supports this product. Generic belts will fit.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good quality; high-resistance with double front rollers; no warranty or company support.
    Should last forever with generic belts and if you ever trash the bearings(unlikely) they are standard industrial units.
    Kreitlers would probably be a better bet if you could get them at a reasonable price.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Used rollers for a couple of winters 10 yrs ago-forget the brand.

    Bike Setup:   Basic old-school road bike with Campy.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Rick a Racer from Atlanta, GA USA

    Date Reviewed: December 19, 2001

    Bottom Line:   
    The American Classic 4-drum rollers are superior to any trainer I've tried and have put countless hours on mine. The drum bearings seem as smooth as when I first assembled the rollers and the bands are just now showing signs of wear (after 8 years). Also, the inherent resistance works great.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

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    Making rollers quieter

    I'm in a 2nd floor flat. The rollers are pretty load and I'm trying to keep the peace with the neighbour downstairs. Has anyone had success limiting the noise/vibration caused by rollers? I got some 1" foam but it didn't really do much.Read More »

    Berms and rollers in front yard

    I don't have room for complete pump track, but am interested in building a few berms and double rollers in the front yard, then landscaping around them. My question: Since I tend to do things twice to get them right, I'm looking for someone with experience building pump tracks to help out with ... Read More »

    PANARACER Driver Pro -- any switched from Racing Ralph (or other fast rollers)?

    I've been reading some good things about the Driver Pro 29 x 2.25 Pana tires. Has anyone actually switched from their RaRa's (or any other fast tires) to these Panaracers? They seem fast like RaRa but with more cornering and better wear. Curious how they set up in a 29er tubeless.Read More »

    alterntive fr high rollers 2

    When I rode on the trail today my high rollers 2 had a nice laceration on the sidewalls, ive been using this tire for only 3 weeks. Can you please recommend a better alternative for high rollers 2 that has better side wall protections.Read More »

    How old to use rollers?

    Hey guys just wondering if anyone knows if there is an appropriate age for kids to start training on rollers? I know majority of it probably depends on skill level. Just seeing if anyone has kids or themselves that started at young age. Asking for a friend who's 10yr old son is getting into track ri ... Read More »

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