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    Training on uneven ground

    just wondering if training on uneven ground can have an adverse affect on my legs... For some reason i felt the ground under me was uneven, so i used a level and it was, not by very much, but it's definately not even.

    To make up for this i've been facing my rollers one way then another the next to make up for it.

    If i continued to use it on an incline would it eventually hurt my riding? im new to rollers and want them to be between walls, theres other spots in my apartment that are level where i could set them up once i become better at them.

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    I doubt your place is at that much of a slant, ignore it. If it’s troubling you just rotate the unit so you are riding uphill.

    Furthermore, roads are far from flat; they are sloped to increase water drainage. Heck you could put it the rollers sloping downwards to the right in order to simulate riding on the right side of the road.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    I doubt your place is at that much of a slant, ignore it. If it’s troubling you just rotate the unit so you are riding uphill.

    Furthermore, roads are far from flat; they are sloped to increase water drainage. Heck you could put it the rollers sloping downwards to the right in order to simulate riding on the right side of the road.....
    k, never occured to me about the roads being made to drain, so actually my rollers are set to train me for them

    i'de still rather have them on flat ground, i can still feel myself sliding down to the lower side

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    My roller setup has adjustable legs in six different locations, so you can level the roller setup as best as possible. I put mine in a door way, and I never checked for level.
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    well, you do want to train on rollers if they are dead even side to side. if they are at an angle
    you can get problems, as your muscles are always fighting the slant

    so I would say ...get them dead even side to side. it's fine if they tilt up or down, but not side to side

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    You could try pieces of cardboard or wood shims to even things out.

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