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Bundling up vs e-motion rollers

Old 10-26-11, 10:08 PM
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Bundling up vs e-motion rollers

I just got back from working for a few weeks and came back to a cold Ohio. I just started riding this summer and only have cycling shorts and short sleeve jerseys. I went to Amazon and started picking out all the pieces I'd need to continue riding through the winter. Long story short, I stumbled upon E-motion roller Youtube videos and now I'm torn on where to place my money at. I've never used any type of rollers and I've never endured a winter of riding. Any advice?
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I love my E-motion rollers, they're alot of fun to ride. They are very expensive, but I ride 4+ months a year indoors and they'll last so long that the price per year isn't too bad.
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Ride outside. Group rides are way more fun that rollers, and you learn to HTFU.
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the emotions are great. I find I can put many more hours on those than I could a standard trainer or rollers.

Life isn't a one or the other prospect. There are days where it's practical to get outside and those where it's not.
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If your budget is tight - compromise on both sides.

Don't get Gortex everything - just enough to get you thru the fall and early winter. As for rollers, you don't need Emotions to have fun on them. I got the Cycleops PVC rollers for dirt cheap and they're a blast to use.

If you search hard enough, you can get a decent set for under $100 used.
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Originally Posted by simonaway427

If you search hard enough, you can get a decent set for under $100 used.
I bought one off CL last winter for $40. Spent another $40 on skate wheels and aluminum to make my own set of e-motion rollers.
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Originally Posted by mooska
Any advice?
Well, everyone's motivations for riding are different, but fwiw the main reason I ride a bike is because I enjoy actually riding a bike...not sitting on a bike in a room going nowhere, but actually propelling myself through space outdoors, transporting myself physically from one geographic location to another. So for me there's no question: Bundle up.
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same here, I like riding a bike, not working out on a machine. I ride for exercise, but also for transportation and fun. You can get exercise on a trainer, but the transportation and fun part are severely lacking.
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I agree with buying some layers and cold weather gear for winter riding.

And cough up 100 bucks for a cheap set of rollers when the streets are not safe.
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