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    Workout on rollers?

    Im considering buying a set of rollers to train on when its too hot out or I get home from work too late to get on the road. I know that rollers will do a lot to increase my riding skill, but how good of a workout can I get on them? It seems that without a way to increase the resistance, I wouldnt be able to do much in terms of getting a serious workout in on them.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Anyone? I have a 20% off coupon at SuperGo that expires tomorrow, so Id like to order soon if Im going to

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailor
    Anyone? I have a 20% off coupon at SuperGo that expires tomorrow, so Id like to order soon if Im going to
    Are you dead set on rollers or for trainier would you consider a trainer? I know that the rollers give you a difficulty boost due to balancing, and front rear wheel resistance, but I like trainers.

    http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=25702 this one is 69 bones.

    I've got a Cycle-Ops Magneto and I like it a lot. I'd defintely get a riser block if you go the wind/magnet/fluid trainer route.

    Otherwise the rollers from Supergo look to be a lot cheaper then a trainer.

    g'luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailor
    but how good of a workout can I get on them? It seems that without a way to increase the resistance, I wouldnt be able to do much in terms of getting a serious workout in on them.
    Sure you can increase the resistance .. pedal faster. At first I thought like you, and started using rollers just to help with my balance etc .. which works a treat. But I've started doing workouts .. in fact, I prefer doing workouts on the rollers to the road (except for hills that is). It's just a matter of pedaling faster or harder .. certainly well up over 45 km/hour in my case. Which has had the additional advantage that I'm much more comfortable now at higher speeds while descending etc.

    Hope that helps/helped, but as always YMMV.

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    after doing tempo work on my rollers im beat, and my balance and spin are awsome now. Buy a spinervals video or sumthin, you will get a hell of a workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medicinhed
    Are you dead set on rollers or for trainier would you consider a trainer? I know that the rollers give you a difficulty boost due to balancing, and front rear wheel resistance, but I like trainers.

    http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=25702 this one is 69 bones.

    I've got a Cycle-Ops Magneto and I like it a lot. I'd defintely get a riser block if you go the wind/magnet/fluid trainer route.

    Is there a big difference between the trainers that use magnets and trainers that use fluid? For $69, that trainer looks tempting.

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    Well, I ordered them, and they came today. I spent about 30 minutes trying to get the hang of them, and managed to get a 15 minute streak of no dabbing or crashing at the end. That was a good feeling.

    I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get a good workout on them. Maybe not sprinting, but definitely some tempo workouts. Besides, my weakest thing is always my base, and this will help with that.

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