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Trainer Or Rollers

Old 07-20-02, 05:14 PM
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Trainer Or Rollers

I am in the market for something I can use to train indoors with. I am somewhat familiar with trainers and totally in the dark about rollers. I would like to know what the consesus is regarding each, I know the difference between fluid, magnetic and wind trainers. if I get a trainer it will probably be Mag. How does one track speed and miles on a trainer if the front wheel is still and thats where the computer is.
Has any one used the 1up usa trainer? How about the Minoura rim drive trainers.
Whats the story on rollers I am in the dark about them. All help is appreciated. Thanks
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Don't want to sound harsh but this topic has been discussed
ad naseum do a search on trainers, or rollers and you'll get a
wealth of information. Personally, I like rollers for the spin,
and cadence, but they do little in the way of resistance.
A much higher learning curve.
If you need more info let me know.

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Sterling: I've tried both stationary trainers and rollers. I like rollers hands down. They simulate road riding, because you have to balance and steer. Stationary trainers are boring. I've been using a set of Kreitler's and Anytrainer 3d computer simulation software (only $80). It's a great combination - I highly recommend it.

Rollers take a bit of getting used to. The big fear is riding off the side, or falling on the spinning drums. Look straight ahead, relax, and remember that your rear wheel will follow your front as you steer. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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Move your sensor to the rear wheel.
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Go for the A frame type , it´s safer and usually adjusable for load via a lever fitted to the bars , smaller to transport , store and you can watch tv , read etc , ´cause indoor training is just so boooooooooooring .
But as your in a fixed position it will make your butt sore , your not rocking from side to side like you do on the road , remember .
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