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narrowed down to two rollers.

Old 07-07-05, 04:38 PM
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narrowed down to two rollers.

I've narrowed it down to two rollers that around the price i'm willling to spend. I'm hoping they are least decent, and get the job done well enough. too hot and humid in florida. so, any oppinions from people who have owned these? or maybe know something about them? or any other recommendations? they are: travel tra technique pro...(http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...egory_ID=4121#) and super go tr1.. which one will be more reliable? (http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?l...est&referpage= ) thank you.
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Old 07-07-05, 04:50 PM
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I'd like to know this too, also, can anyone comment on rollers vs. resistance trainers for indoor training? I can only afford one, but I'm not sure if rollers will be able to give me the workout I want. thanks
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They both look like they might be made by the same company, just different paint. Whatever you do, just don't get plastic rollers.
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Originally Posted by GiantRoadie
I'd like to know this too, also, can anyone comment on rollers vs. resistance trainers for indoor training? I can only afford one, but I'm not sure if rollers will be able to give me the workout I want. thanks

I haven't used rollers, but am planning to. My trainer KILLS my bike's rear tire - I wish I had known how quickly the trainer would wear down tires b/c I wouldn't have bought one in the first place. Oh well, live and learn. From what I understand, rollers will provide plenty of workout.
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Originally Posted by GiantRoadie
I'd like to know this too, also, can anyone comment on rollers vs. resistance trainers for indoor training? I can only afford one, but I'm not sure if rollers will be able to give me the workout I want. thanks
Opinions differ on this, but I'd recommend only getting rollers if you already have a trainer. Rollers are cool and retro, but most people find that they can only ride them for short periods of time. The act of riding rollers is a little more interesting because you have to concentrate on keeping the wheels on the drums the whole time, but that can get tiring.

If you really want to do long, hard workouts during the winter, buy a nice rear-wheel trainer and a cheap, heavy-duty rear tire. If the trainer gets boring, get rollers and do some 45-minute puke sessions.

And if you buy a trainer, I highly recommend the CompuTrainer. It's pricey, but it's silky smooth, quiet, and the ability to train by wattage is really nice.
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I have the performance rollers and they rock. Nice and solid and good pirce. They fold up too. The supergo's look good too and for 99 bucks!

I agree with formulaben, dont get plastic ones!

Rollers rock. You will see the benefits!
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Originally Posted by dcon
I haven't used rollers, but am planning to. My trainer KILLS my bike's rear tire - I wish I had known how quickly the trainer would wear down tires b/c I wouldn't have bought one in the first place. Oh well, live and learn. From what I understand, rollers will provide plenty of workout.
My suggestion is to crank down the resistance and make sure your tires are at the right pressure. My first time on my trainer (Fluid 2 by Cycle Ops), I shredded my rear tire. My wife has put about 100 miles or so on her bike on the trainer, and not discernable difference in the before and after of the tire...

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I have posted numerous times about the Travel Trac Technique PRO Alloy Rollers. To keep is short and simple, that is what I recommend.
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