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new Kreitler rollers and videos(6 posts)

new Kreitler rollers and videosfredfal
Dec 12, 2001 4:09 AM
Just got my new Dyno-Lyte rollers yesterday. Man, these are cool! My first rollers and just in time for the cold/wet to descend upon North Carolina. I've ridden them twice in the doorway and I'm starting to get the hang of it - pretty fun so far.

Here's the question: does anyone have those "Spinervals" videos on How are they. Are they worth the $30 each?
re: new Kreitler rollers and videosride24-7
Dec 12, 2001 4:52 AM
Hey Fred,
Yes, I have to agree with you about the Kreitler rollers, Ive had my set for over 10 years and I just put an hour and a half on them last night, but about your question on the videos, all of those videos require standing up out of the saddle and if you havent tried that yet on rollers, its not the easiest thing. But, what you can do is save a few more pennies and get the optional for stand from kreitler, that way you can do full out sprints and intervals without the worry of crashing, and then on days where you just want a nice steady paced ride, take the fork stand off. I ride all my steady and easy days without the fork stand and it really helps smooth out your pedal stroke. Hope that helps.

P.S. What part of NC do you live in? I live in Goldsboro, just south of Raleigh.
fork stand -- o.k. with carbon fork?the_gormandizer
Dec 12, 2001 8:10 AM
I'm thinking about buying a set of rollers and wondering about the fork stand. The Branford bike catalog entry for Sportcrafters rollers says they do not recommend using a fork stand with with CF or Al fork. How seriously should one take this advice?
fork stand -- o.k. with carbon fork?ride24-7
Dec 12, 2001 10:18 AM
Hmmm. good point. Might want to look into that. The bike I was useing with my fork stand had a steel fork and frame, but now that you mentioned it, my new bike has a carbon fork and seat stays. Maybe I better look into that alittle more too before I start my interval season.
fork stand -- o.k. with carbon fork?DAN BB
Dec 12, 2001 10:58 AM
Because the Spinerval video's are so intense, I do not have the experience (yet) to train on rollers only. I use the fork stand with my Dyno-Lytes. The bike is a C'dale Y2K R1000 with a CF fork (Time, I think). By default, even in the most intense sessions, the front fork stays very straight. I have about 1000 miles on this setup with no ill effects. A few times a weeks, I use the bike without the rollers and without the video's.
re: new Kreitler rollers and videosfredfal
Dec 12, 2001 6:42 PM
Thanks for the info. I hadn't thought of that. Live in Fayetteville.