Anyone here own rollers?

Anyone here own rollers?

Postby Jeremy » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:56 pm

I've been intrigued by these things for a while now, and i'm looking at buying a new trainer anyway.....

Due to the expense involved, does anyone here have a set that I could have a try on??

Alternatively, has anyone tried them before, and could let me know their impressions of them?

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Jeremy :)
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by BNA » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:20 pm

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Postby scratchman » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:20 pm

I have a set, but they need a new belt.
Tricky things to ride, you certainly won't get bored, have to concentrate :shock:
More realistic than some other trainers, almost like being out on the ashphalt, apart from the wind in the face :)
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Postby Jeremy » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:27 pm

hehe, yeah, they appear quite unstable.....although that could've just been the person i saw riding them :)

Have you priced up a new belt by any chance?
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Postby othy » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:28 pm

Do you have a local velodrome? They would have some you could try.
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Postby Jeremy » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:41 am

Good idea :)

the 'Adelaide Superdrome' is about 10 mins away......might look into that :)
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:58 pm

Assuming they have a collection of rollers, you will find that different rollers have a different feel and/or resistance.
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Postby MountGower » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:55 am

Are they not adjustable?
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:47 am

MountGower wrote:Are they not adjustable?


You mean like the resistance on a mag trainer? No

You vary resistance by selecting the appropriate gear and/or changing the cadience
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Postby Matt_Matt » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:19 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
MountGower wrote:Are they not adjustable?


You mean like the resistance on a mag trainer? No

You vary resistance by selecting the appropriate gear and/or changing the cadience


I use these when I'm house bound. I have the mag unit but rarely use it as you can't change it on the fly.

I started out using them in a doorway, which provided convenient support for shoulders or even hands when things got a little untidy.

As soon as you appreciate the need for a smooth pedal stoke it doesn't take long to master them.
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