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Anyone here own rollers?

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:56 pm
by Jeremy
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?

cheers,
Jeremy :)

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:20 pm
by scratchman
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 :)

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:27 pm
by Jeremy
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?

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:28 pm
by othy
Do you have a local velodrome? They would have some you could try.

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:41 am
by Jeremy
Good idea :)

the 'Adelaide Superdrome' is about 10 mins away......might look into that :)

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:58 pm
by mikesbytes
Assuming they have a collection of rollers, you will find that different rollers have a different feel and/or resistance.

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:55 am
by MountGower
Are they not adjustable?

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:47 am
by mikesbytes
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

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:19 pm
by Matt_Matt
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.