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I can't stand up on my trainer, you?

Old 12-17-09, 01:09 PM
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I can't stand up on my trainer, you?

I can't sem to get enough resistance to be able to stand up and pedal in the same fashion I do when climbing on the road. I have a Cycle Ops Magneto trainer. The roller is not pressed very far into the wheel when engaged, but doesn't slip. Should I tighten it up more?

Do other (better) trainers provide more resistance?

If it helps for comparison, I warm up in a 50/19, drop down to the 17 or 16 for intervals. If I just want to get on and ride steady for a long time, I'd be in the 50/19. Even in the 12, I don't have enough resistance to stand properly. Thanks for any thoughts.
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I elevate the front wheel and have no problem. I only work on climbing on the trainer, no sprinting. Are you trying to sprint or climb?

The only other thing that I could suggest would be to get a Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer.
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i am not familiar with that trainer, but most trainers have the ability to increase resistance independent of the pressure applied by the roller against the tire. you could increase the reistance there, or push the roller slightly further into the tire. if you have a junk/trainer tire, this isn't a big problem.
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I do not believe there is any adjustment on the trainer. For normal riding (sitting), it seems to be about the perfect resistance, meaning that I am using mostly the same gears on the trainer that I am on the road.
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increasing the pressure on the tire should not increase resistance.
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Originally Posted by Jynx
increasing the pressure on the tire should not increase resistance.
why wouldn't it? aren't you are increasing the N force?

Frictional Force = Coefficient of Friction x Normal Force
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I can't stand up on your trainer either; I can, however, stand while riding on my 80mm rollers.
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No problem standing on a Kurt Kinetic trainer. You have to put out considerable wattage to be in the 12 gear and maintain a reasonable cadence. The 12 gear would mimic a pretty steep climb.
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I have the same trainer. Horrible picture, but the point is, to increase resistance turn the knob shown here on the side of the trainer.
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I can't stand up on your trainer either; I can, however, stand while riding on my 80mm rollers.
I wish I could do that. I can barely stay up on my rollers while seated!
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Standing to ride on your trainer is a slightly different experience than doing so with your bike on the road. You cannot naturally "role" the bike with your body as you would on the pavement. However, standing to ride on the trainer is a great exercise for building quadriceps strength. It focuses the workout virtually entirely to those muscles. I generally dump the remainder of my gears down the the largest (thus increasing resistance) before standing, then go back to my preferred seating gear when finished.

Stick with it, it's great strength training.
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No, I can not stand up on your trainer.
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Try using a crowbar. If that fails a brick through a window should work ok.
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I think the magnetic trainer doesn't have the same kind of resistance as the Fluid Trainer. The faster you pedal on the magnetic the easier the resistance which is your issue. This doesn't happen on the fluid. It is well documented if you research the differences between trainers.
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Stick a towel or 3 or 4 under the flywheel part of the trainer that connects to the rear wheel. This should solve your problem.
Make sure there are no aresol cans or dried out Christmas trees nearby.
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