The second set of rollers offering variable resistance, these have a more traditional and austere appearance. At 390mm width, the aluminium rollers allow plenty of scope for wobbles when learning the ropes, but with a flat profile and no retaining lip, could cause more anxiety.
The aluminium drums do deliver a silky smooth ride, though, and the low-slung frame is rock solid. There are five levels of magnetic resistance available and, especially when you crank it up to levels four and five, you certainly feel like you’re climbing (it does get noisy though).
The load isn’t anywhere near what a turbo can elicit, but unless you’re training specifically for the hills or developing top-end power, it’s plenty. They fold up into a neat car-boot friendly package but weigh in at 8.6kg.