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Benefit of Trainer/Rollers over Stationary bike?(4 posts)

Benefit of Trainer/Rollers over Stationary bike?Kunfoochi
Dec 1, 2002 5:25 PM
What is the difference?

re: Benefit of Trainer/Rollers over Stationary bike?joekm
Dec 2, 2002 8:00 AM
Both allow you to use your actual bike/pedals/shoes, which is helpful if you are trying to improve your spin. Additionally, the rollers are very helpful in improving your confidence and control of the bike. 2 cents anyways....
Stationary bike problemsKerry
Dec 2, 2002 4:31 PM
The problem with many stationary bikes is the inability to put a proper saddle on them, inability to get proper fit (something around KOPS), inability to put the bar at the right height/reach, short cranks, poor feel (friction vs. flywheel effect), etc. Rollers are best for overall bike skills and aerobic training with your own bike. Trainers are needed if you have to do standing sprint training in the winter (why, I do not know). A very expensive stationary bike can be a good device, but few people are willing to pay that price. The fact that you ask the question this way suggests you should head toward using your own bike on rollers or a trainer.
Stationary bike problemsKunfoochi
Dec 2, 2002 4:38 PM
Thanks. I actually have rollers that I use with my bike, but my dad always uses his stationary, and I was trying to explain to him why the rollers are better, but couldn't describe it.