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Rollers? Trainer? Good Idea? Which?(7 posts)

Rollers? Trainer? Good Idea? Which?AFrizzledFry
Jan 29, 2003 3:43 PM
i'm having trouble staying in lower HRM zones as a result of the 20 mph winds we've been getting as of late, and have been considering purchasing rollers/a trainer to help with my training. i'm shooting up out of my target zones too easily, and its leaving me with that "half-baked" feeling you get when all your rides are hard ones. any input would be greatly appreciated. i'm leaning towards rollers, because i've read repeatedly that they help you with your bike handling skills.
Rollers, particularly for your needs as you describe them. nmbill
Jan 29, 2003 4:11 PM
I'm looking at the Minoura Action Mag RollersAFrizzledFry
Jan 29, 2003 4:42 PM
they are $180 from performance. seems like a good price, and the reviews are pretty good. any comments?
I'm looking at the Minoura Action Mag RollersSintesi
Jan 29, 2003 6:38 PM
They're good. Been using them for few months and they've pretty much solved my noise problems. I like them.
Performance BikesAFrizzledFry
Jan 29, 2003 6:48 PM
i'm thinking of ordering them from performance. good idea? never bought equipment online before.
..lower HR zones= easier gears. (?) nmSpunout
Jan 30, 2003 4:03 AM
..lower HR zones= easier gears. (?) nmJames OCLV
Jan 30, 2003 8:26 AM
With a head wind that strong (20mph +), even in an easy gear it is hard to do a light spin. A head wind of that magnitude offers similar resistance to climbing, and no matter the gearing you are still using more force than you probably should in the early base building periods if this is something that you have to combat on every ride.