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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-25-13, 11:04 PM   #26
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Just remember that those $850 E-Motion rollers aren't quite the same as your garden variety rollers...
That's true, but the point is that the first video posted by WonderMonkey was of a poor guy that didn't have a clue and I presume had bad roller form. It wasn't a fair representation of the use of roller. My rollers didn't cost a lot like the e-motion rollers, but I am quite proficient at riding them. I never had a session like the guy in the first video. Ever.

Just to validate that it's the rider, not roller cost that matters, here's my friend Katherine...

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Old 09-26-13, 06:29 AM   #27
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I've had my rollers for just over a week now and have been on them 4-5 times for 45-60 min each time. I've come off once (on the second ride) when I realized that I wasn't confident enough to wipe sweat from my face yet. And when I did come off, I simply put my foot down, then got back up and continued riding. I don't know what's wrong with the guy in the first video, but that was just crazy. Sure it takes some getting used to, I started the first time in a door frame, and after that first ride moved to up against a half wall in my basement just to help get started. I find the fact that you need to concentrate while riding much more appealing than having a fixed front wheel and not needing to balance. Everything I read says pretty much to use both types as they allow you to do different things. Given that I got my rollers used for $60 (CDN) with a resistance unit, and I've seen several people trying to unload their standard trainer for cheap, I'll likely pick up the other as well.

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Just remember that those $850 E-Motion rollers aren't quite the same as your garden variety rollers...
As for the E-Motion rollers, the same effect can easily be had for < $150. I used bianchi10's video as a reference and spent about $50 on hardware and $60 on the rollers(I had some materials already that would make up for the other $40):


My design is a little different, but the same basic idea (I made some mods). They're also referenced here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ht=free+motion

Yes they aren't right for everyone, but I find them more enjoyable to ride, and I feel that they're doing wonders for my balance, pedal stroke, and will help with being able to hold my line when in a pack when I start racing next season.
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Old 09-26-13, 09:27 AM   #28
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As for the E-Motion rollers, the same effect can easily be had for < $150. I used bianchi10's video as a reference and spent about $50 on hardware and $60 on the rollers(I had some materials already that would make up for the other $40):
Believe me, I understand that. My point was: if you have regular rollers and you try to stand and sprint like the guy in 2 wheeler's video... you're asking for trouble. As you found: just wiping sweat from your face can be a challenge!
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