General Cycling Discussion - I'm New... and not very smart... help.. lol
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05-25-05, 09:47 PM
So ive seen things that hold up your back wheel on your bike and allow you to ride in place.....
but I dont know what they are called.... :)
05-25-05, 09:58 PM
Welcome to Bike Forums. Maybe you're referring to a bicycle trainer?
05-25-05, 10:31 PM
Indeed.... what makes a good one? and where is a good place to get a cheap one? im trying to think about winter.
Trainers and cheap really are not words that go together. Performance bike sell and house brand and they have a $20 off $100 purchase coupon out. Also nashbar sell a house brand . These might be your best bet for price.
Along this topic, has anyone seen a trainer that is just two large rollers, with no adjustable fricton wheel, no stand, per say, just a low profile platform with two rollers? I swear I saw the riders using one before the time trials in the Tour De France last year.
05-26-05, 01:40 PM
Along this topic, has anyone seen a trainer that is just two large rollers, with no adjustable fricton wheel, no stand, per say, just a low profile platform with two rollers? I swear I saw the riders using one before the time trials in the Tour De France last year.I have one. They're called "rollers" (surprise!). They're very good for developing your handling skills. You can hook up a resistance unit to the rollers to build your strength as well.
Personally, I no longer use my rollers because it's too challenging to be constantly vigilant about staying within the edges, especially during hard interval workouts. I slipped off my rollers a couple of times and I don't want that to happen again.
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