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phantomx0_1



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Rollers Reply with quote

Who uses Rollers. With the kids and a busy job I struggle to get out on rides. I had a turbo but that's broken. How are Rollers to use and can u recommend a set that aren't too loud!
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Steve Kish



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ridden some for a couple of months about a year ago (on loan) and found them to be more fulfilling than a turbo trainer. They take a bit of getting used to in terms of confidence but when you've cracked it, much better.

The trick is to never look at your front wheel whilst you're learning but rather to keep looking ahead.

They'll help improve your 'coup de pedale' as you have to keep the pressure on and you'll automatically develop a smoother road line. FWIW, I found that riding with no hands was slightly easier than with one hand.

Set them up initially with something that you can grab with either hand as you will need this when you first start and be prepared to endure initial frustration but after about half an hour you'l get the hang of it.

Urban myth - if you come off them at full chat there will be a smell of burning rubber as you drag-race through the garage wall - not true; the wheels will just stop.

... and good luck - keep at it, you'll be fine and discover the benefits over turbo trainers. Cool

My borrowed ones were Tacx Antares, quite smooth and quiet.

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Ashleydwsmith



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rollers are great fun amd great for improving bike handling. Still incredibly sweaty though.

I also use the tacx antares - used the sufferfest videos, however the only issue with those is that they work on resistance which is difficult on the low end rollers.
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Richard A Thackeray



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copy Eddys cadence.................


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAA4rnPEpAs

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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