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Old 11-18-11, 05:00 PM   #1
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On Rollers in Aero?

Has anyone ever ridden in aero on rollers? For that matter has anyone ever ridden there TT bike on rollers. I am already spending a lot of time on my trainer and am wondering if rollers would be more interesting since (I assume here) you would need to concentrate on staying upright. Plus is it seems like it would be a little bit better work out in the sense of working all of the stabilizing muscles in the core.
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Depends what you want to achieve? Rollers are great for cadence work, balance and stability. But as most units do not have built in resistance, the trainer is the better option when doing intervals.

So I use the rollers for recovery rides and I use the trainer for intervals and for warming up at races; as I don't want to worry about staying upright.
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I only have rollers but I do like them quite a bit...As Dalai said, they're not very good for intervals unless you get a resistance unit. For a max effort the only thing stopping me is cadence...letting some air out of the tires adds resistance but noise goes up with it and I can still hit 130rpm in 53/12 (and I'm sure 53/11 if I switch cassettes).

I've only ridden my TT bike on them once but I had never gone down on the aero bars. It's something I'm going to be looking into doing in a month or so when I get my front derailleur fixed.

I don't see there being any issue with it. It could help you a lot for triathlon as rollers cause you to develop a more efficient and smoother pedal stroke to stay balanced. If you mash and throw your weight around on rollers your bike moves around too.

I don't own a trainer but if I can't find a good resistance unit for my rollers I'll be getting one for later in the winter when I start to train for speed/strength.

Bottom line...even if I get a trainer for hard workouts it's not going to replace my rollers. I'd just be doing what Dalai does
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I have had a set of Kreitlers with 2.25" drums since 2006. I do all of my indoor riding on them. (Which is a LOT since I have to deal with Midwest Winters and don't typically get outside during the week - even in the Summer.)

I ride both my tri & road bikes on them. As a triathlete, I don't do all-out sprints. But, I have no problem getting 350W+ at 90rpm in the 53/12 with 2.25" drums. The smaller the drum, the more resistance.

I can ride aero, standing, no-hands, whatever. No issue. You do have to pay attention and relax, though.
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