General Cycling Discussion - Roller advise
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04-08-03, 08:16 PM
Can I get some input on rollers? I'm looking at the Cycleops Aluminum 3.5 in rollers. I've used the Minora Mag rollers with the 4.5 in drums. Will I get similar resistance using a smaller drum and no mag or fluid resistance? Will the 3.5 have different 'feel' than the larger drum? Thanks in advance.
04-09-03, 08:40 AM
Thanks for the input!
You need to be patient my good man (or woman),
these things take time! :lol:
anyhow, back to your question.
My experience is that the smaller diameter will
give more "resistance" without the mag/fluid unit.
Yes the feel will be similiar, but my experience is that
you will ramp up the speed quicker without the resistance
I believe that Kreitler explains it better on their
web site (haven't been there for a while).
it is Kreitler Rollers (http://www.Kreitler.com)
hope this helps,
04-09-03, 09:07 AM
I'm sorry I can't answer your specific question, but have you tried using the search facility with 'trainer', etc.
I started a thread asking about trainers, and it was suggested to me that I check back using the search facility as there are a number of threads dealing with similiar issues.
By the way, what kind of bike do you ride. Only asking since I'm probably going to get a trainer before this winter and was wondering if they are suitable for a mtb.
04-09-03, 09:13 PM
By the way, what kind of bike do you ride.
I ride a Trek 2300 road. I borrowed a set of Mag rollers from the shop where I work and really enjoy using them over my stationary. However the drums are not a true as expected. They are AL drums but not very smooth.
As with a stationary I would get slicks if plan on using rollers.
04-09-03, 09:18 PM
You need to be patient my good man (or woman)
Yes, I know. I tend to be impatient at times. You should see me in traffic.
I can get a decent deal on Cycleops rollers w/AL drums, but they don't come with a resistance device, and it appears one cannot be added. They are 3.5 in diameter and from what I read the smaller drum will provide more resistance.
I'm asking because I have never used smaller drums and want to know if they would compensate with respect to resistance.
I have an older set of Minoura rollers
4 (or 4.5) inch drums.
I rode the Cyclops rollers and there is a good
deal of difference (at least in my opinion).
Warped rollers? thats very unusual for aluminium,
tend to hear that about PVC rollers.
FWIW Xavier who runs a shop, recommended PVC for
the simple reason that if you drop something on Alu
rollers they dent.
Did you check out the Kreitler web site?
lots of good info there.
04-11-03, 03:50 PM
If you are looking for a trainer (not rollers) try 1up. They make one awsome piece of equipment. I have one that I used this winter and it has been great!
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