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    Riding on rollers and braking

    If you brake on rollers will you be thrown off?

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    No... because there is no forward momentum.
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    But if you lock up your brakes and your wheels aren't moving wouldn't the actual rollers still be moving

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    You fall over sideways. I've ridden zillions of miles on rollers and can verify that even at 60 mph, you just fall over sideways if your bike goes off the rollers.

    My racing team used to ride rollers in a local mall for charity events and a rider would sprint to 60 mph for a $1.00. It's not very hard to spin that high for a couple of seconds. Anyway, every now and then as the day wore on and every one was getting tired, someone would invariably fall off in the middle of a sprint. The bike would go about 3 inches. It does burn the carpet, though.
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    60mph? Damn. I need to get rollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyLS
    But if you lock up your brakes and your wheels aren't moving wouldn't the actual rollers still be moving

    I guess the thing to do is try it, and see what happens. I am certain the results would leave no doubts. Any "Guinea Pigs" out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhowat
    60mph? Damn. I need to get rollers.
    No wind resistance on rollers. The limiting factors are your gearing, leg speed, and resistance of the rollers themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyLS
    But if you lock up your brakes and your wheels aren't moving wouldn't the actual rollers still be moving
    Those small diameter rollers will stop immediately as they don't carry much spin momentum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhowat
    60mph? Damn. I need to get rollers.
    Don't let Mr. 53-11 on this....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrmyorick
    No wind resistance on rollers. The limiting factors are your gearing, leg speed, and resistance of the rollers themselves.

    Doesn't the fan unit help to increase resistance so that you get that extra hard workout?

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    My rollers don't have a fan, I use them to work on smooth and spin. I use a mag unit for resistance, the clamped rear wheel is safer for sprinting.
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