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Bike rollers
#1
My turbo trainer has seen better days. I was going to replace it, but before I do I've seen some rollers. Any advice, tips or hints will be readily received.  

Anyone got any/used rollers and if so can you get out of the saddle when using them?

Thanks in advance
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#2
I gave some a go once, not for me...
When you get used to them, they're supposed to be good but my balance just isn't good enough, and it seemed a bit pointless when the turbo was so much easier, and safer!
I imagine you could get out of the saddle, but I think it would take an awful lot of practice
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#3
They take a bit of time to get used to. You can get out of the saddle but it's a weird technique with the emotion ones is easier have a look on you tube as there are loads of vids of people using them.

This is a good one


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#4
I have a turbo & rollers - both are great but used for different things.  TT for hills, rollers for constant effort, my rollers have resistance, they are great, riding on them takes no time to master.
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#5
&quot;leadbasher&quot; Wrote:They take a bit of time to get used to. You can get out of the saddle but it's a weird technique with the emotion ones is easier have a look on you tube as there are loads of vids of people using them.

This is a good one


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Big Grin
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#6
There are some free public ones in bexhill although rear wheel only

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#7
i've got rollers, they're fine and fairly fun, I watch tv whilst using them. They are only tricky for the first 10 minutes or so, after that you'll have no probs. Getting out of the saddle isn't really what they're designed for, mine are friction-less (fairly) and will happily spin as fast as you want them to, they're better for a long spinny cardio thing rather than hard cranking like you can do on a turbo.

I'd recommend a turbo as it's more versatile, unless you find them very boring, as I do.
Keep it foolish...
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#8
Parabolic rollers better than non?
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#9
mine are parabolic, but I don't think it makes a mega difference, you'll not be riding no handed, and it's easy to get used to rollers. 10 mins balanced in a doorway, no exaggeration. But enough about my sexlife.
Keep it foolish...
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#10
&quot;alkali&quot; Wrote:10 mins balanced in a doorway, no exaggeration. But enough about my sexlife.

Big Grin

(noted for next weekend  Undecided )
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