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    Question about replacment roller belt

    I have to get a new belt for my rollers.
    I am wondering if there is any difference between the Krietler belt that is around $20 vs the
    generic $10 one?.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trener1
    I have to get a new belt for my rollers.
    I am wondering if there is any difference between the Krietler belt that is around $20 vs the
    generic $10 one?.

    Thanks.
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    Yes there are differences.
    I replace my old Tacx roller belt with a Problem Solvers one. It worked fine. The belt groove on the drums are much smaller than the Krietler drums.
    The Problem Solvers belt did vibrate a good bit.

    I have since purchased some Krietlers and the belt groove is much wider and the belt is much thicker. I would imagine that the generic belt would vibrate even more than on the Tacx.

    Not saying it would not work but I would go with the Krietler belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trener1
    I have to get a new belt for my rollers.
    I am wondering if there is any difference between the Krietler belt that is around $20 vs the
    generic $10 one?.

    Thanks.
    On one hand, a belt is a belt. As long as it is the correct length and width, it ought to work.

    On the other hand. Kreitlers are some pretty expensive rollers...I recall paying north of 300 for mine. When I think about paying that much for top quality stuff, why snivel about 10 extra bucks for the OEM belt?

    Guess that is not much help, but my choice would be to buy the Kreitler belt.

    Now, I got a question for you...why are you replacing the belt? I have never had one wear out (and I use mine quite a bit).

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    It might maybe depend on the vintage of the rollers. Kreitler has changed the groove size on their rollers so they have two diffeent belts.
    So depending on your rollers the generic may or may not fit. I don't remember the groove sizes but found this out when ordering a new belt for mine.
    I got mine through Licktons

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    The reason that I need a new one belt, is that I recently picked up a used set, but it didn't have a belt, the seller didn't tell me how he broke it.

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